Buses to Johor Bahru, Malaysia, Singapore

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    Causeway to Malaysia

    by machomikemd Updated May 1, 2011

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    Although you can go from, Singapore to Johore Bahru via Rail and Ferry, this is the most historic ride to go to Johore. In this 1056 Meter long causeway, All vehicles have the option to enter the customs complex either through the Bukit Timah Expressway or Woodlands Centre Road and tolls from singapore is 0.90 Singapore Dollars for Buses and 1.20 Sing Dollars for Cars. Always Remember to Bring Passports as you are leaving for another country. Tolls going Back from Malaysia is 2.10 Malysian Ringgit for Buses and 2.90 Malaysian Ringgit for Cars. There is another Line besides the causeway to and from Singapore but is used by the Trains going to and from Singapore to malaysia

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  • Express Bus to / from Malaysia

    by qiqi4ever Updated Apr 14, 2011

    There are many buses from Singapore; causewaylink, Singapore Johor Express, Bus 170; from SBS to Johor Bahru's Main bus terminal in Larkin. It costs roughly $2-3 to cross the border. It is a short 40 minute journey from Kranji MRT (including crossing the immigrations). Due to the special permit required for express buses from Singapore to Malaysia, there are actually more buses departing to more locations in Malaysia.

    There are also many more timings available (for example, buses to KL depart every half an hour). Especially if you live in housing estates on the red line of Singapore, it is much faster to go straight to Larkin in Malaysia to buy your tickets to destinations like Melaka, Kuala Lumpur. You also save about half the transport costs too! For example, a trip from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur is 31 ringgit, but cost from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is SGD51. That is about double the price! The five minute walk from Kranji MRT for the bus station to Larkin is also significantly shorter than the fifteen minute walk from the MRT (Nicoll Highway MRT / Bugis MRT).

    Another reason why I take bus from Larkin, Johor Bahru is because I can use the toilet at the Malaysia Custom & Immigration Checkpoint without the coach driver (from Singapore) hurrying you and threatening to leave without you with all the other passengers waiting up for you.
    I have also found an express bus website (roadhop.com) that has many of the bus / train information of the buses leaving Singapore and to the different states of Malaysia. It seems quite useful and they’ve information on most of the major states like Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Ipoh, Butterworth, Alor Setar, Penang, Kota Bharu etc. The only drawback that they do not have information on ferries yet. (If I want to go Langkawi, the site does not have information on it.)

    I think going by bus to nearer locations like KL, Melaka is actually more convenient because you don’t have to check in your luggage 2 hours before. There are also cities like Batu Pahat, Muar, Segamat, Melaka, Seremban that does not have direct flights from Singapore Changi Airport or the budget terminal. It is also much faster for people who live in the West like I do to take bus. Moreover, I can hook up on Broadband on mobile and check my emails / surf the net as I travel. So it is definitely a more enjoyable experience!

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  • Express Bus to / from Malaysia

    by qiqi4ever Written Apr 14, 2011

    There are many buses from Singapore; causewaylink, Singapore Johor Express, Bus 170; from SBS to Johor Bahru's Main bus terminal in Larkin. It costs roughly $2-3 to cross the border. It is a short 40 minute journey from Kranji MRT (including crossing the immigrations). Due to the special permit required for express buses from Singapore to Malaysia, there are actually more buses departing to more locations in Malaysia.

    There are also many more timings available (for example, buses to KL depart every half an hour). Especially if you live in housing estates on the red line of Singapore, it is much faster to go straight to Larkin in Malaysia to buy your tickets to destinations like Melaka, Kuala Lumpur. You also save about half the transport costs too! For example, a trip from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur is 31 ringgit, but cost from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is SGD51. That is about double the price! The five minute walk from Kranji MRT for the bus station to Larkin is also significantly shorter than the fifteen minute walk from the MRT (Nicoll Highway MRT / Bugis MRT).

    Another reason why I take bus from Larkin, Johor Bahru is because I can use the toilet at the Malaysia Custom & Immigration Checkpoint without the coach driver (from Singapore) hurrying you and threatening to leave without you with all the other passengers waiting up for you.
    I have also found an express bus website that has many of the bus / train information of the buses leaving Singapore and to the different states of Malaysia. It seems quite useful and they’ve information on most of the major states like Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Ipoh, Butterworth, Alor Setar, Penang, Kota Bharu etc. The only drawback that they do not have information on ferries yet. (If I want to go Langkawi, the site does not have information on it.)

    I think going by bus to nearer locations like KL, Melaka is actually more convenient because you don’t have to check in your luggage 2 hours before. There are also cities like Batu Pahat, Muar, Segamat, Melaka, Seremban that does not have direct flights from Singapore Changi Airport or the budget terminal. It is also much faster for people who live in the West like I do to take bus. Moreover, I can hook up on Broadband on mobile and check my emails / surf the net as I travel. So it is definitely a more enjoyable experience!

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    Border Crossing Malaysia to Singapore

    by cochinjew Written Jul 26, 2008

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    This is the normal process for crossing the Malaysia Singapore land border.
    you clear yourself at the Johor Bahru malaysian immigration, it is usually a breeze.. then you get back on the bus and cross over to the singapore immigraion and where you clear the immigration. If you have a visa, there should be no problem.
    If you have a visa stamped on your passport it will be fine please check whether you need a visa to enter singapore for a few days.
    the process is reversed on the return journey. if you need a visa to enter malaysia, make sure it is a multiple entry or you could also get a transit visa as long as you are in Malaysia less than three days. because the crossings are so crowded most of the time and especiallyduring weekends, it is better to make sure that you have proper visas on your passports.
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    Taxis to Johor Bahru

    by nezz Written Mar 31, 2008

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    Twice now we've used the special Singapore taxis that are licensed to travel across the Singapore bridge into Johor Bahru Malaysia. It is more convenient as we were a family of 4 ( two children) & had luggage that we did not want to carry on & off buses. These taxis leave a stand in Rochor Rd . They also carry the correct papers for you to fill out for customs. In 2 return trips they only searched our luggage in the boot once and it was the only time we had 2 cans of beer in our back pack.
    I've just found this website below that has a load of info on about transport between Singapore & JB
    http://www.mymalaysiabooks.com/singapore/Singapore%20to%20Malaysia.htm

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    Cheaper to get outgoing bus tickets in JB

    by SLLiew Updated Oct 15, 2006

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    Many Malaysians do not buy their bus tickets at Golden Mile bus agencies in Singapore because it is cheaper to get tickets in Johor Bahru (JB) in Malaysia. One can take a shared taxi, bus or MRT bus combination acroos the causeway to JB, then another to Larkin Bus station and purchase bus tickets in cheaper in Malaysian ringgit to Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Penang or Bangkok, Thailand. But you will have to go through the hassle of transfering between buses if you have lots of luggage.

    Alternatively, you can get your more expensive ticket and start your journey from Golden Mile area in Singapore. Your luggage will stay in the same bus all the way, cross using the faster 2nd link bridge and you do not have to wait to buy another bus ticket and connecting time at Larkin Bus station. A preferred option if you do not mind spend a little more for a little less hassle.

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    Konsortium Bus to Johor Bharu

    by CloudieFish Written Dec 14, 2005

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    I took a bus from KL puduraya to Johor Bharu and stay there a night at friend's place then only take another bus from Larkin station to Singapore. Bus from Kl to JB is RM20, took around 4 hrs. Bus from Larkin staion to Singapore is RM0.60 but from Singapore to Larkin staion is SGD0.60.

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    To malaysia from singapore

    by prozgen Updated Oct 6, 2005

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    There r several tour agents at the ground floor of Golden Mile Tower located at Beach Road.(nearest MRT station is City Hall). You can book a 24 seater VIP coach to anywhere in malaysia. they even have one that goes to Hadyai (south thailand). The thing to note is that you will be paying in Singapore Dollars. You could travel cheaper if you get it from Johor Bahru (bordertown , Malaysia). Pls refer to the tip below.

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    To Malaysia from Larkin (Johor Bahru, Malaysia)

    by prozgen Updated Oct 6, 2005

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    Larkin bus terminal is located at Johor Bahru, Malaysia. its a 15 mins bus ride from Woodlands immigration checkpoint. Once u get your passport stamped , u could take bus 170. the bus will take u across the Bridge into Malaysia immigration checkpoint. retain your bus ticket so that u can take the same bus after the Customs clearance. from there on, its abt 10 mins to larkin. the bus will terminate at Larkin Bus terminal.

    There r buses to various parts of malaysia. the prices are abt half of what u pay in singapore.

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    Pulau Tioman / Malaysia to Singapore

    by alvis Written Sep 14, 2005
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    When leaving the islands i.e. Pulau Tioman etc. the cheapest way is to go back though Mersing. We had hoped to get the boat to Singapore from Pulau Tioman but found that this boat no longer existed. The flights were also booked up so we found ourselves making our way to Singapore by bus via Mersing. We were able though to wake up in Tioman, do the half day Coral Island trip and get i think the 15.00 boat from Tioman to Mersing. When we arrived in Mersing we found we had just enough time to run to the cash machine, pay for our tickets and get on a bus to Singapore.

    Getting to Singapore was quite tedious though was also quite an adventure. We started by getting the bus to Johor Bahru ( the gateway to Singapore ), from here we got another bus toward Singapore again which dropped us off at the border to go through customs and get our VISAs stamped for leaving Malaysia. Once through customs jump on another bus (any)which will take you to the Singapore customs where you will have to go through customs again and get your VISA stamped for Singapore. Once through here you jump on another bus which will take you to the Metro. From here you decide where to go, in our case we went to a hotel51 which is a network of cheap hotels in Singapore. Taxis are metered and all speak good English so there will be no problem getting to wherever you are going.

    We arrived in oue hotel at around 00.00 after leaving Pulau Tioman at 15.00 which worked well and the prices were very reasonable.

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    Plane, trains and automobile

    by kphstar Written Sep 1, 2005

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    Malaysian Airline offers a coach service from Johor Baru into Singapore. That means you catch your flight from wherever, into JB and the coach will take you south of the border for an additional 13RM. However, if you miss the bus (like us), then you'll have to make your own on the over crowded public bus, through the crowded immigration, back on the bus which will drop you of at a MRT. There you can pay the $2.70S into the city where cabs will be waiting..... FUN!!

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    Causeway bus

    by Umea6 Written May 10, 2005

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    Buses that go from Singapore to Johor Bahru, Malaysia are the best option and the quickes, although the buses are overcrowded.
    The bus will stop at the border where you have to go to the customs and fill up an imigration papers, If you intend to stay in Johor Bahru, this is the place your journey with the bus stops. Don't forget to take all your bags from the bus.

    However this is not the last stop, the final stop is Larkin Bus terminal. So hurry back to the bus. If you miss the bus, you can wait for another one, but keep your traveling ticket.

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    Bus from Johor Bahru to Singapore

    by diageva Updated Nov 28, 2003

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    from KL we took a airplane to Johor Bahru Airport, and from there we took a bus to Singapore. You will save money, but ... of course is a great diference of time, because we had a lot of traffic, so we spend a lot of time at the Bus BUT... the bus travel from Johor airport to Singapore is beaufiful... I think is a good idea to take this bus... BUT ... the left us very far from every place... so we had to take a taxi to the center ( and at the moment we didn't had S$. Bus fare RM 16.

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