You can take the taxi at Kota Raya Bus/Taxi Terminal to S'pore for a comfortable journey because there’s no need for you to get out and queue at the immigration counter.
If you charter the M'sian Taxi (yellow cab) you have to pay about RM40.00 and it will take you straight to Queen Street only.
If you chartered the S'pore cab it will take you to any destination in S'pore but the price will be in S'pore Dollars.
Taxi to Yisun will cost around SGD35.00 and to Tampines around SGD45.00.
This is the picture of Kotaraya Bus/Taxi Terminal in J.B.
Daily buses from S’pore like 170, 160, Causeway Link etc. will stop here before proceed to Larkin Bus Terminal.
Taxis to S’pore are also available here.
You can go for sightseeing or shopping at the nearby location from here and if you are hungry there are also small 'Warung' nearby.
Senai Airport City lounge is also located at this place...Just around the corner!
It is much cheaper and faster to go to J.B by bus…Some people just walk across the causeway to J.B especially when there are heavy traffic jam.
Larkin Bus Terminal is well known as the jumping off point to most part of Malaysia.
There are restaurants, shops, money changers and farmacy here for your last minute shopping before you shoot off to your destination. Taxis also available here to take you around J.B. If you want to hire a cab driver that used the 'Meter' you can contact Noli H.P: 0197440009
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One of the best way to get to Johor Bahru, whether from Penang, Ipoh, KL or Melaka, is to take the express bus.
There are different grades of buses with varying prices. You can different leg room and even your own personal video movie console. So check to have a look at the photo of the bus type, the number of seater, whether individual movie console and also where the bus will stop at.
Some smaller companies will stop at different towns to drop off passengers or even wait to pick up passengers. So go for direct buses from larger bus companies.
Note that there are two major bus stations. Larkin is for long distance destinations. Kotaraya is for local destinations. There is bus stop to get to Larkin in front of the Indian Temple side at Jalan Wong Ah Fook, opposite City Square.
Have flown several times in JB using the Senai International airport. Airport code: JHB
There are two airlines, MAS (Malaysian Airlines) and budget airlines Air Asia.
The distance of the airport to downtown JB is about 30km. There is a regular bus shuttle from downtown JB to the airport.
If flying on MAS, you can buy another prepaid coach ticket at booking that will take from Senai to downtown Singapore without having to go to JB downtown.
Commuting between JB and Singapore daily is common. I do that when I am back home :-). Sometimes I feel like staying in the comfort with my parents, so I will take the bus to go home and commute to work in Singapore in the morning.
To get from JB to Singapore by road, you can either go via the causeway or the second link. Commuting via the causeway by public transport is more convenient and faster. There are a number of bus services to choose from - 160, 170, 950, CW1. Another mode is the train which will stop at Tanjong Pagar train station via the causeway.
How to get to Singapore from JB depends on which area are you staying in JB. Whether it is near the checkpoint or near Larkin? If you are staying near the checkpoint, go to the checkpoint to get the bus as it is faster. Pay in Ringgit at JB checkpoint. If you are staying near or beyond Larkin, go to Larkin to get your tickets as you pay in Ringgit (cheaper). The public buses to Singapore start running at 5.30am and end at midnight.
If you stay near Larkin, I would suggest you to go to Larkin, get a ticket and go on the Singapore-JB express coach. The coach go to Bugis on the Expressway with stops only at the checkpoints. When you arrive at the immigration, do remember to hurry through, cos if you miss the coach, you will have to wait quite long for it. The frequency is low at the very early hours of the morning or off-peak, perhaps half an hour one bus. During the peak hours, about 10 minutes for one bus, depending on the traffic condition too. When you reach Queen Street (the final destination in Singapore).
You can a train from Singapore into JB and northwards to Kuala Lumpur, Butterworth (Penang) and take another connecting train to Bangkok (Thailand).
Unfortunately, many sections of the railways are still single track and so train travel can be very slow - doubling the time taken by buses. Also due to reduced popularity, the train schedule is few and far apart.
But if you are a train enthusiast, why not.
If you are going to take the flight to other parts of Malaysia from JB on Malaysian Airlines, there's a coach provided by MAS that will bring you straight to Senai airport from Singapore via the second link. It is more pleasant to use the second link as it is less crowded. The coach will depart from Copthorne Orchid Singapore hotel, and you will need a valid onward flight ticket to be able to use this service. It cost SGD12 per journey per adult.
Conditions for using Coach service
- Coach is used in conjunction with MAS Designated flight out of Senai, or into Senai
- Passenger must have a confirmed ticket on the designated flight departing from Senai Airport (Johore), or arriving into Senai Airport (Johore)
- Passenger requiring special handling or medical case or unaccompanied minors cannot be accepted due no special facilities available on coach
There are taxis/cabs everywhere in Johor Bahru. However, beware that before the taxi driver drives off to your destination, make sure the meter is being used. There are case when meter is not used and passengers pay a higher price for the ride. It is cheap and convenient and it is useful to take a taxi to a hrad-to-reach place.
There are many bus shuttles between Singapore and JB.
Some coming from Singapore prefer to use a common taxi, you wait until there are 4 customers per taxi or you can charter your own taxi to cross to JB. Reason is that you do not have to get out of the taxi with your luggage in the taxi booth for inspection instead of standing in the long queue for all passengers for immigration and customs that travel by buses and have to handcarry their luggage from the buses at border checkpoint.
It is also possible to just walk along the causeway between Singapore and JB. You can see some people walking when there is a heavy jam on the causeway.
You can board a bus from Singapore (the bus terminal is near Bugis MRT) to Johor Bahru. It costs only SGD2++. If you do not want to join the crowds, you can board the taxi from the terminal to Johor Bahru too... If I can still remember, it costs ard SGD10 per person for the taxi? You can purchase the bus ticket back to Singapore from Johor Bahru. From there, you only pay RM2++ which is almost half the price of what you paid to get to Johor Bahru! :)
The main bus stations is in Larkin, beside the main JB wet market. You can buy coach tickets from here to KL, Penang, etc. You will have to board the bus to Singapore from here. Many buses go to the city center and other destinations in Johor from here. I do not know the exact buses to get around since I always drive. But I do know, most bus services around JB will end in Larkin station.
There are several ways to get to JB from Singapore.
Take a SBS bus 170 from Queen Street, or along Bukit Timah Road. Alternatively, take the MRT to Kranji station and change to the 170 bus. Beware that the queue for the bus can be very very long during peak hours such as in the evening, and weekends, especially Friday evening and Saturday whole day. But most of the times, the bus service is very frequent, at least 1 bus every 5 minutes. The bus 170 will bring you to the Singapore immigration and you will have to get down through the immigration. Do remember to keep your ticket. You can board the bus again at the immigration then to the immigration and custom at Malaysia side. Still keep your ticket if you are going to Larkin, as you can board the bus after the custom check.
If you want to get to the main tourists sites or shopping sites, get a taxi. Beware of being charged more than usual. JB city center is just near the customs.
Get a Singapore-JB express from Queen Street. This bus will take the expressway non-stop to arrive at the Singapore immigration. Then you will have to get down to walk through the immigration. After that, go down the escalators and board the bus again to get to immigration and custom at the Malaysia side. Do remember to keep your ticket throughout the journey. You can board the bus again to get to Larkin. Take a taxi to wherever you wanna go if you are not going to Larkin.
Catch the MRT to Kranji station, then cross the overhead bridge to the bus stop opposite. From here you can catch a bus operated by Causeway Link, CW1 to Larkin bus station in JB.
You can get to JB from Singapore on the train. The train station that you can board is at Tanjung Pagar. To get to the train station, take an MRT to Tanjung Pagar, then walk from there.
You can also catch the train to Kuala Lumpur or other places in Malaysia from Tanjung Pagar.
At the train station, you will have to go through the Malaysian immigration and custom at Tanjung Pagar. Then, the train will proceed to the immigration at Woodlands (Singapore side). Then to JB train station. You might find it confusing or weird, but that's the system.
I will not suggest taking the train to JB cos it is faster by the public bus. I tried once, but never again.
To check out the prices and schedule, go to KTMB's website below.
There are many coaches that depart from Puduraya coach station in central of KL. It is a crowded place but there are numerous coach service daily to JB, about one every half hour throughout the day. You can go to the station and get your tickets on the spot, but not during the school holidays. All these coaches will take the North South Highway to zoom you to JB in 4 hours. There are super VIP, VIP, normal coach to choose from. Usually for the comfort, I will choose the super VIP coaches. The coaches will end at Larkin - JB main bus station. And also JB's central market.
Another option is to take PLUSLiner from the central train station in KL. For this, you should make prior reservation. This coach company also has coaches direct from KL to Singapore via the second link.