Johor Bahru Transportation

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    Taxi

    by billbing Written Oct 23, 2006

    From Singapore, we took taxi for S$8 per person and you will be in the comfort of your seat. No need to get off the taxi when you pass by the immigration. Just give your payment to the driver and your passport plus the immigration form and there you go. Luggage will be inspected on a case to case basis. We opted to travel by taxi because of the immigration convenience and it is faster. The drop off point will be at the terminal in Johor. You can take the taxi in Singapore at Queen's St.

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    No waiting time

    by Hewer Written May 26, 2006

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    Unlike in Singapore, where you have to give up your first-born to get a taxi a lot of the time, transport is readily availiable in Johor Bahru. They cruise around the city or you'll see them queued up at shopping centers. This makes a nice change from seeing lines of people and no taxis.

    Getting around by taxi is fairly cheap too - no more than 5 to 10 ringgit for a journey within the city.

    Taxi stand near Plaza Kotaraya, JB

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    Getting there from Singapore

    by Hewer Written May 25, 2006

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    Getting to JB from Singapore is quite easy. Buses run from the main bus terminal near Bugis MRT station every 15 minutes from 6:30am until 11:45pm. The journey (one-way) costs only S$2.40 and takes just over an hour. It's easy enough just to go for the day if you want.

    When you buy your ticket, make sure you keep the stub. When you go through Malaysian immigration, you need to show the stub to reboard the bus. Depending on how long you take at immigration, you'll probably be on a different bus. It's possible to walk across into JB from the immigration checkpoint also if you are not carrying too much luggage.

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    Johor Bahru Train Station

    by imstress Written Apr 19, 2006

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    There are few options to cross the immigration from Singapore to Johor Bahru.

    One of the option is to take the train operated by KTM.

    You could avoid the long hours of queue and traffic jams.

    You can purchase your train ticket from the train station or online.
    Do check out the train schedule from their website.

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    Coaches

    by imstress Written Apr 18, 2006

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    Just across from the causeway, you could find a row of shops selling tickets for coaches to various destinations in Malaysia.

    We enquired about the price to Kuala Lumpur (KL) and it cost RM28 w/day and RM35 w/end on their double decker bus to Puduraya in KL.

    Konsortium - 07-2233159, 07-2227699, 07-2243419

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    Woodlands Checkpoint

    by imstress Written Apr 18, 2006

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    The Woodlands Checkpoint is one of the gateway from Singapore to Malaysia.

    You could either take a bus, walk across the causeway, drive, take a train.
    Remember to complete your white card (immigration card) and receive the stamps from the immigration staff from both Woodlands and Johor Bahru checkpoints.

    During peak periods, the queue could be as long as 2 hr 30 mins. On a normal weekend there may not even be a queue.

    Woodlands Checkpoint (car) Woodland Train Checkpoint Woodland Train Checkpoint Woodlands Checkpoint (walk) Woodland Train Checkpoint
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    Bus to Checkpoint

    by imstress Written Apr 18, 2006

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    Bus 160, 170, 950 goes to Woodland Checkpoint and bring you across to Johor Bahru.

    CW1and CW2 are yellow buses with a smiley face which will bring you across the causeway.

    You may board the buses from Kranji MRT, Marsiling MRT.

    Buses running from 0530 to 2400 for RM0.80 to cross over to JB customs.

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  • City Buses in JB

    by canttaketheskyfromme Updated Mar 22, 2006

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    JB is one of the least pedestrian friendly cities on the planet (except perhaps for KL). The city centre is a tight grid of small roads with two of the nations main traffic arteries running north to south through them, leading to the causeway. As such, getting far on foot just isn't going to happen if you have any sort of shopping or luggage.

    As such the buses are essential. The main bus companies in JB are Transit Link (Not to be confused with Transit Link in SIngapore, they are not the same and passes are NOT interchangeable), Maju Bus, GML, and Causeway Link, as well as a few smaller companies. SBS and SMRT buses from Singapore can also be seen running around town, but they don't offer local services, just cross border. Virtually all buses are air con (with varying degrees of efficiency) and except at rush hour are comparativly quiet. Fares on all services are distance metered (the further you go, the more you pay).

    Some fares: (If unsure, ask when you board)
    Larkin Terminal to city centre RM1.00 (stop at Jln WAF)
    Holiday Plaza to city centre RM1.00 (stop at Jln TAR)
    Stulang Laut to city centre RM1.20
    Senai Airport to Larkin RM 3.20

    Most buses have a fare safe system and drivers can't give change. A few can though.

    There is no city centre bus station in JB. Most buses run through the two main stops on Jln Wong Ah Fook and Jln Tun Abdul Razak (opposite City Square and the KTM station respectivly). There is no monthly or weekly pass system available, simply "pay as you go".

    There is no bus information hotline I know of, however at Jln Wong Ah Fook stop there is often a TransitLink official present to ensure buses drive suitably recklessly, and he or she can usually tell you which bus goes where. All buses have destinations in English/Malay with route number on the front and by the entrance door. Most have it in Chinese as well.

    NOTE: Causeway Link buses mainly operate Singapore-JB shuttle buses but also handle some airport route as well as a route to Bandar Nusajaya.

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  • JB Train Services (KTM)

    by canttaketheskyfromme Written Mar 2, 2006

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    Below are details of all KTM train services FROM JB to other cities. The KTM station is located on Jln. Tun Abdul Razak, in the city centre next to the checkpoint. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ktmb.com.my or in the station. There is no difference in the fares for booking online or in advance.

    Trains to Singapore
    Depart at: 06:00, 06:29, 09:22, 11:27, 14:00, 16:20, 19:45
    Journey time: 50min

    Trains to Kuala Lumpur
    Depart at: 09:23, 13:54, 18:55, 23:34*
    Jounrey time: 5 1/2 to 6 hours (longer for night trains, timed to arrive early morning)

    Trains to Tumpat (Kota Bahru)
    Depart at: 21:59*
    Journey time: 12 hours

    Trains to Gemas
    09:23, 11:25, 13:54, 18:55, 21:59*, 23:34*
    Journey time: 2 1/2 hours (Express train) 3 1/2 hours (Normal train - the 11:25)

    Trains to Gua Musang
    Depart at: 11:25, 21:59*

    * Sleeper services

    About the trains:
    KTM trains are slower than intercity services in Japan or Europe, but are very comfortable. Trains have three classes, Economy (only avaiable on some services), 2nd and 1st class. I usually travel 2nd class or Economy if it's available, and take a 2nd class sleeper for night travel. All West Coast and Express trains are air conditioned, as are most Mel trains (a very few older ones are still not a/c but these are being phased out). Trains have either a trolly drinks/snack service of buffet car. Second class has generous legroom and reclining seat (equivilent to business class on a plane) and TV. Economy has airline style seating and no TV. Frist class (I'm told) has 2+1 seating that adjusts to face whichever direction you wish and fully reclines. First class costs a lot more, and I've never travelled in it.

    Trains are slower than intercity buses in Malaysia but it can be good if you travel overnight and arrive next morning, in effect loosing you no time since you travel whilst sleeping, the way to get a loung journey out of the way!

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  • Singapore > JB

    by canttaketheskyfromme Written Mar 2, 2006

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    You have MANY options...
    * CIQs (checkpoints) At CIQ on all bus services, you must get off with all your belongings, pass through immigration and reboard the same service (not neccessarily same vehicle) If visitng JB city centre, do not reboard hte bus after passing through JB CIQ, as the complex is right in the centre of town.

    * S'pore buses (SBS and SMRT) stop at all stops in Singapore, but in JB *ONLY* at the CIQ and terminal, NO OTHER STOPS. Same is true vice versa for M'sian services.

    * SJE and CW2 are express services, doesn't stop en route except CIQ, uses the CTE and BKE.

    * If you pay cash, KEEP THE TICKET! You will need it to reboard.

    SJE: Queen St to Larkin
    Cost RM2.40 from JB, $2.40 from S'pore, one way, no return tickets. Runs every 10 mins or so, up until around 10.30pm, from around 6.00am. Journey takes around 45min. No standing allowed. To return purchase a ticket from the SJE ticket office in the base of Merlin Tower, opposite the KTM station and CIQ.

    SBS #170 Queen St to Larkin
    Journey is around 60 to 75min. You can use EZlink card. Non EZlink card holders pay cash fare, in RM travelling FROM JB, s$ travelling TO JB. Service runs 5:30am to midnight, every 7 to 14 mins.
    NOTE: Buses with a BLUE destination plate eun only between Larkin and Kranji MRT. Buses with a RED plate eun to Queen St. When reboarding (S'pore bound) at Woodlands CIQ, make sure you on right bus.

    SBS #160 Jurong East - Kota Raya II Terminal (via Woodlands)
    Runs every 8 to 15 mins 5:30am to midnight (6:15am from JB). EZlink accepted, cash as for SBS #170. Runs via casueway so passes through JB city centre (can alight at JB CIQ)

    SMRT bus #950 Woodlands I'charge - Kotaraya II
    Runs every 8-12min 5:30 to midnight (11:30pm from Woodlands). EZlink accepted, cash as for SBS.

    Causeway Link services:
    Johor bus service, cash ONLY on all services. s$ form S'pore, RM from JB.
    CW1: Kranji MRT - Larkin
    CW2: Queen St - Larkin
    CW3: Jurong East I'change- Kotaraya II via 2nd Link and Bandar Nusajaya (Every 45min)

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    Take Cab in Johor Bahru

    by stanleykuan Written Feb 20, 2006

    To travel by taxi in Johor Bahru (JB), you MUST ask the price before get in to the car. Negotiate and negotiate again. Normal price to Pelangi Plaza or Holiday Plaza is about RM6-7.

    Don't take taxi just outside JB custom, the rate is highier. Walk to the nearest shopping centre and take from there, it will be cheaper.

    If taxi driver agree to charge by meter, grab it! Charging by meter is always the cheapest.

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    Cabs

    by signedbytheo Written Jan 18, 2006

    The taxis in Johor Bahru have the tend to cheat their customers by not using the meter. Result is that you pay twice or tripple the normal price. You can ask the taxi driver to use the taxi meter when you get into the car. All cabs have a taxi meter installed as required by law. If he does not want to do so, then take another taxi. Don't use cabs with a fixed price because the most times it's by taxi meter much cheaper.

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    escape from singapore

    by cochinjew Written Jan 5, 2006

    Even if you have only a few hours, leave behind the artificiality of singapore and head for johor.. it is incredible just a causeway away,and the people are genuine and friendly and actually do talk to you.. i stopped at the police station to ask for directions to the tourist board, the chief constable accompanied me a block and took me to a travel agency which turned out to be very good

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    Taxi

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 17, 2005

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    Taxi is one of the few means of transportation available for tourists within Johor Bahru. It is very inexpensive if you can get the driver to run the meter. However, if he does not run the meter, you will get "taken for a ride" both literally and figuratively. Do NOT take a taxi if the driver refuses to run the meter!

    You might be able to negotiate a reasonable price prior to the ride, but you are taking a risk.

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  • Getting to Singapore

    by ProEngineer Written Jun 17, 2005

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    Take the SBS Number 160 bus from Kotaraya II behind the Pan Pacific Hotel and new convention center. It will take you across the causeway to Kranji Station where you can catch a Singapore taxi or the subway. Singapore taxis are also available here that can drop you off anywhere in Singapore.

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