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A Family-Friendly Guide on Getting to Johor from Singapore


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With Johor just a few hours’ away from Singapore, driving into the state by yourself is the best option. But don’t panic yet if you can’t because we’ve compiled a list of second-best options for getting to Johor from Singapore.

1. Train

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With Malaysia’s KTM Train, JB Sentral is a mere 5 mins ride away from Woodlands and the whole process cannot be simpler.  

Step one, book your tickets. You can book them online up to one month in advance for a maximum of six people. You can also purchase your tickets on that day itself, although we would not recommend doing so as the tickets may be sold out.

A train ticket from Woodlands Train Checkpoint to JB Sentral will only cost you SGD 5 and RM 5 from JB Sentral to Woodlands Train Checkpoint. As a bonus, little ones below 4 years old ride for free!

Step two, arrive early with enough time to clear customs and immigrations. It’s not a long process but it’s better to be safe than sorry when you miss your ride.

Step three, get comfy in your seats and wait for the train to whiz you pass the coast.

Singapore (Woodlands Train Checkpoint) to Johor (JB Sentral)

8.30 am | 9.45 am | 11.00 am | 12.30 pm | 1.45 pm | 3.00 pm | 4.15 pm | 5.30 pm | 6.45 pm | 8.00 pm | 9.15 pm | 10.30 pm | 11.45 pm 

Johor (JB Sentral) to Singapore (Woodlands Train Checkpoint)

5.00 am | 5.30 am | 6.00 am | 6.30 am | 7.00 am | 7.30 am | 8.45 am | 10.00 am | 11.30 am | 12.45 pm | 2.00 pm | 3.15 pm | 4.30 pm | 5.45 pm | 7.00 pm | 8.15 pm | 9.30 pm | 10.45 pm 

Book your tickets online here.

2. Transtar Shuttle Bus

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The shuttle bus is a great way to travel if you’re with a big group or have a specific location in mind, like Legoland and Puteri Harbour and Transtar shuttle bus conveniently has several pick-up locations, from Changi Airport, Woodlands Checkpoint and Tuas Checkpoint to Kent Ridge Station, Raffles Town Club and opposite Great World City, depending on where you’re headed.

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Transtar TS1:

 

  • Changi Airport T2 – JB Checkpoint Coach Bay
    Schedule: Every hour between 8.15 am and 11.15 pm
    Ticket: SGD 10

  • JB Checkpoint Coach Bay – Changi Airport T2
    Schedule: Every hour between 5.00 am and 7.15 pm
    Ticket: SGD 5

 

Transtar TS8:

  • Opp Outram Park Stn – JB Checkpoint
    Schedule: Every hour between 8.15 am and 11.15 pm
    Ticket: SGD 6

  • JB Checkpoint – Outram Park Stn
    Schedule: Every hour between 5.30 pm – 10.00 pm
    Ticket: RM 7

  • Opp Great World City – JB Checkpoint
    Schedule: Every hour between 8.20 am – 11.20 pm
    Ticket: SGD 6

  • JB Checkpoint – Opp Great World City
    Schedule: Every hour between 5.30 pm – 10.00 pm
    Ticket: RM 7

Check the latest bus timings and book your seats here.

3. Causeway Link Bus

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A ride on the Causeway Link Bus will bring you across the Singapore border to Johor in about an hour or maybe more depending on traffic conditions. It is the cheapest option in this list, although not as convenient compared to the others, especially if you’re travelling with a toddler in tow. 

CW1:

  • Kranji MRT Station – Larkin Bus Terminal
    Schedule: Every 15 – 30 mins bet. 6.30 am – 11.30 pm
    Ticket: SGD 1.50

  • Larkin Bus Terminal – Kanji MRT Station
    Schedule: Every 15 – 30 mins bet. 4.10 am – 10.40 pm
    Ticket: RM 1.90

CW2:

  • Queen Street – Larkin Bus Terminal
    Schedule: Every 15 – 30 mins bet. 6.30 am – 11.45 pm
    Ticket: SGD 3.50

  • Larkin Bus Terminal – Queen Street
    Schedule: Every 15 – 30 mins bet. 4 am – 11 pm
    Ticket: RM 3.40

CW5:

  • Newton Circus – JB Customs
    Schedule: Every 20 – 30 mins bet. 6.30 am – 11.30 pm
    Ticket: SGD 3.50

  • JB Customs – Newton Circus
    Schedule: Every 20 – 30 mins bet. 5.00 am – 10.30 pm
    Ticket: RM 3.40

4. Private Car Hires

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If you’re looking for a comfortable and fuss-free way to travel and don’t mind paying for it, private car hires are the best way to go. The biggest plus is that you can clear customs without stepping out of the car which makes it ideal if you’re travelling with little ones or elderly. And there are several private car service providers you can choose from, like SGMYTAXI and SG2JB, depending on your trip.

You may also wish to check out the options available from Klook here

 

Please note that there may be changes since publishing this article. We urge you to check with the respective merchants well beforehand.

 

 


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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day




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