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Travelling to Johor Bahru? Here’s a Travel Guide to skip the jam into JB!

Travelling to Johor Bahru? Here’s a Travel Guide to skip the jam into JB!
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Planning a trip to Johor Bahru (JB) from Singapore can be an exciting adventure, but did you know there is more than just taking the public bus and car? 

Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a newbie looking to explore JB for the first time, we’ve got you covered with these travel tips and hacks.


Source: SGBuses.com (Left), causewaylink.com (Right)

For the Noobs: Regular Public Bus/ Cross Border Shuttle Bus 🚌

If you’re travelling to JB for the first time, hopping on the public bus is the most straightforward option for everyone. Simply head down after the Singapore Checkpoint and wait at the bus stop for the designated bus (160/170/170x/950).

There is no difference in any of these bus numbers as it directly transports you down to JB Immigration Checkpoint. Overall, it is a budget-friendly choice. However, do note that the waiting time can be hectic during peak hours.

Alternatively, Cross Border Shuttle Buses like the Causeway Link Bus (CW Bus) is a popular choice for most. You can take CW2 Bus from Queens St Terminal (Closest to Bugis MRT).

The total cost would be around $4.80 which may seem expensive, but it goes directly to Woodlands Checkpoint AND JB Checkpoint. You can make payment on the spot so there are no worries about buying them online.

For Novices: By Car 🚗

For those who prioritise freedom, privacy and convenience, travelling into JB by car would be an excellent choice for you! 

Be mindful of the prices when entering JB. You’ll need to make payment at the Singapore Woodlands Checkpoint which will cost SGD 0.80 and SGD 2.10 at the Tuas Checkpoint. 

Upon reaching the JB Checkpoint, you would need to pay RM 20 to enter. Do note that you would need to use their Touch n Go card (TNG Card).

Tip: If you do not have a TNG card, you can purchase it on Carousell or at their local convenience store! So before entering, try to ensure that you have at least RM 50 in your card before entering!

Source: Malaysiabus.com.my

For Pros: Travelling using Malaysia’s Blue Bus

Other than the SBS Bus and Causeway Link buses, another alternative is the Malaysia Blue bus which will only provide front and back services through Singapore and JB Custom. 

For the price of only RM 3, it is a favourite among seasoned travellers. However, the bus will only leave when they have filled the entire cabin which might take some time so bear in mind!

Source: KTM Shuttle Tebrau

For the God Tier: By Train 🚉

Travelling by train is the fastest way to travel into JB. Tickets cost only Approx SGD$5.00 (RM17.75) and the travel time is less than 5 minutes! However, securing tickets would be the hardest as it is always sold out. Fret not, we have a solution for you!

For the ultimate convenience and flexibility, consider booking your tickets through Carousell sellers or the Telegram ticket bot

Not only can you score tickets for as low as 8 SGD, but you’ll also have the flexibility to make last-minute bookings. Just be sure to provide your passport details to the bot for a smooth transaction.

For example, Telegram Bots like https://t.me/TticketHelper_bot help you to book tickets automatically! Just key in your passport details and it will book instantly upon payment.

Pro Tip: Use the referral code 11383ND5HQ when booking through the Telegram ticket bot to receive a discount on your next booking. Plus, both you and your friend will enjoy a discount – it’s a win-win!

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