For some people, traveling from Johor Bahru to Singapore, and back from Singapore to Johor Bahru is a normal routine. With Johor Bahru being just a causeway away from Singapore, it is possible to travel from one place to another in a matter of few minutes. Singapore is one of the most beautiful city of the world with its lush green gardens, exquisite islands, fantastic beaches, and some of the best places to dine in. Altogether, you can have a perfect weekend or a short vacation and capture memories that will be enough to last a lifetime.
Usually businessmen keep traveling to Johor Bahru on a daily basis or every alternate day. Although Johor Bahru has been just a causeway away from Singapore and may appear to close to each other, the journey in itself can be time consuming and hectic if you fall prey to traffic.
There are numerous ways for tourists and locals to travel from Singapore to Johor Bahru for short durations. If you are currently visiting or residing in Johor Bahru and wish to travel to Singapore to unravel the beauty of this city, you can choose from amongst various forms of transport.
Johor Bahru to Singapore
Whether you wish to travel by means of a taxi, train, car or a bus, it is entirely up to you to choose the medium of commuting that will be of most convenience. We have discussed some of the common ways local & tourist usually travel from Johor Bahru to Singapore.
Bus from Johor Bahru to Singapore
If your budget is tight, but you wish to travel to Singapore from Johor Bahru, then by all means a bus is the most suitable means of travelling. There are numerous bus services that go between Johor Bahru and Singapore. It is cost efficient and the most preferable means of transportation, chosen by both locals and tourists. There are certain steps you need to follow in order to catch the bus from Johor Bahru to Singapore.
If you are travelling from Larkin Bus Station in Johor Bahru, you can take the Causeway Link Express bus that will escort you either to the Kranji MRT station or Queen Street in Singapore. The CW1 bus service will take you to Kranji MRT Station, and the CW2 bus service, to Queens Street. To get to Singapore you need to visit the Custom and Immigration Quarantine Complex (CIQ) in Johor Bahru with your passport for clearance. After the clearance you follow the instructions that will lead you to the bus for Woodlands Station, with Queen Street being your final destination.
A one way journey will cost you RM 8 and get you to Singapore in a good 45 minutes if you are lucky enough to escape the traffic. Tickets for the bus can be purchased from the arrival halls & you can also book your bus ticket online.
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Taxi from Johor Bahru to Singapore
The taxi service is available 24/7 and can be easily accessed from almost any part of the city. These cabs are mostly confined within the cities and the prices they charge vary with respect to the kind of taxi you are travelling in. If you catch a taxi from Johor Bahru you can get to Singapore in about RM 15 to RM 60. Taxis are most convenient for small families or a couple, and the best thing is that you do not have to worry about the luggage.
During peak hours and public holidays the taxis are capable of charging a bit higher so it is best to deal with the driver beforehand. The only restriction is that your taxi needs to be licensed in order to cross the border. Furthermore, you may only take the Malaysian taxi from the Kotarayu terminal in Johar Bahru, which will eventually take you to Queen Street terminal in Singapore. So if you hail a cab from Kotarayu terminal and wish to go elsewhere in Singapore, you need to pay RM 70 and take a Singaporean taxi.
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Shuttle Tebrau Service (Shuttle Train
The KTM Shuttle Train has been operational since July 2015, and will take you from the Johor Bahru Sentral Station to Woodland Station Singapore in a fairly reduced time. Whether you want to go to Singapore by taking the bus or by train is entirely your decision, although a train will help you reach earlier. There are seven trains that leave from each destination, i.e. the KTM shuttle train makes 14 trips throughout the day between Johor Bahru and Singapore. The first train from JB Sentral leaves at 5:30 am and the last at 10:00 pm.
The KTM Shuttle Train is highly beneficial and chiefly for people travelling to and from Singapore for work purposes, and it has helped reduce the time for your trip to the causeway to 5 minutes only. A one way ticket will cost RM5 per person, both for adults and kids.
Car from Johor Bahru to Singapore
You can easily set off to Singapore in a car, however you might face some difficulty at the Singaporean entrance if you travel in a foreign registered rental car. The charges are two fold when you are travelling to Singapore and payment can only be made in the form of CashCard or an AutoPass towards the Singaporean side. Travelling by road can be quite complex during the evening hours as the causeway is highly congested. A 45 minutes’ drive can turn into 3 hours long, so traveling during peak hours should be avoided.
These are the various ways to commute from Johor Bahru to Singapore. You must not forget to carry your visa in order to enter Singapore. If you have any question or want to share your experience traveling from Johor Bahru to Singapore then please add comments below.