Oct 28, 2011

Crossing over to Johor Bahru..Cheap Alternative




To cut the airfare cost of our trip we decided to fly from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur instead of Singapore. Buses run almost every hour from convenient locations around Singapore. From Queenstreet, we took a Causeway Link bus to Johor Bahru. The journey time takes 1 hour and the fare is around SGD 2.40.
 
Now that you are on the bus, take a nap and your vehicle will get you to the Woodlands Checkpoint. At the checkpoint, bring your stuff with you and get your passport stamped/checked. Hold on to your ticket, and queue up where your bus will stop. So for SBS’s head to the long line, Causeway Link is on the far right and SJE is where not many people are queuing. Show your ticket to the conductor and off you go.
 
Bus service Route Operating.Hours Fares
SBS Transit 160 Jurong East Interchange to Kotaraya II Terminal via Bukit Batok Road, Choa Chu Kang Road (BP5 Phoenix LRT), Woodlands Road (BP14 Ten Mile Junction LRT & NS7 Kranji MRT) & Woodlands Checkpoint. From Jurong East: Daily: 05:30 – 00:00
From Kotaraya:
Mon-Fri: 06:19 – 00:32
Sat, Sun & PH: 06:15 – 00:25
Normal distance-based trunk fares.
SBS Transit 170 (Red plate) Queen Street Terminal to Larkin Terminal via Bukit Timah Road/Duneard Road (NE7 Little India MRT & NS21 Newton MRT), Upper Bukit Timah Road, Woodlands Road (BP14 Ten Mile Junction LRT & NS7 Kranji MRT) & Woodlands Checkpoint. From Queen Street: Daily: 05:20 – 00:10
From Larkin:
Mon-Fri: 05:20 – 00:30
Sat, Sun & PH: 05:30 – 00:30
Normal distance-based trunk fares.
SBS Transit 170 (Blue plate) NS7 Kranji MRT to Kotaraya II Terminal via Woodlands Checkpoint. From NS7 Kranji MRT: Mon-Fri: 05:36 – 23:30
Sat: 05:40 – 00:00
Sun & PH: 05:40 – 23:30
From Kotaraya:
Daily: 05:15 – 00:00
Normal distance-based trunk fares.
SMRT Buses 950 Woodlands Regional Interchange to Kotaraya II Terminal via Woodlands Avenue 3 (NS8 Marsiling MRT), Woodlands Centre Road & Woodlands Checkpoint. From Woodlands: Daily: 05:30 – 23:30
From Kotaraya:
Mon-Sat: 05:30 – 00:00
Sun & PH: 05:50 – 00:00
Normal distance-based trunk fares.
Advance Coach AC7 Yishun Interchange to Kotaraya II Terminal via Yishun Avenue 7, Sembawang Road, Sembawang Way (NS11 Sembawang MRT), Woodlands Avenue 9 & Woodlands Checkpoint. From Yishun: Mon-Sat: 05:45 – 23:30
Sun & PH: 06:00 – 23:30
From Kotaraya:
Mon-Sat: 05:00 – 23:50
Sun & PH: 05:40 – 23:50
Flat fare: S$2 (for cash payment in Singapore and all ez-link card payments),
RM2 (for cash payment in JB only).
Singapore-Johore Express Queen Street Terminal to Larkin Terminal non-stop via PIE, BKE & Woodlands Checkpoint. From Queen Street: Daily: 06:30 – 23:30
From Larkin:
Daily: 06:30 – 23:30
Flat fare: S$2.40 (in Singapore),
RM2.40 (in JB).
Only cash is accepted.
Handal Indah Causeway Link CW1 NS7 Kranji MRT to Larkin Terminal via Woodlands Checkpoint & Kotaraya II Terminal. From NS7 Kranji MRT: Daily: 05:30 – 23:30
From Larkin:
Daily: 04:30 – 22:45
To be advised. Only cash is accepted.
Handal Indah Causeway Link CW2 Queen Street Terminal to Larkin Terminal non-stop via Bukit Timah Road, PIE, BKE & Woodlands Checkpoint. From Queen Street: Daily: 04:30 – 23:00
From Larkin:
Daily: 06:00 – 23:30
To be advised.
Handal Indah Causeway Link CW3 Jurong East Interchange to Perling Mall Terminal via AYE, Tuas Checkpoint & Taman Bukit Indah (Jusco, Tesco & Giant). From Jurong East: Daily: 07:30 – 23:45
From Perling Mall:
Mon-Fri: 04:35 – 21:35
Sat, Sun & PH: 04:55 – 21:35
S$4 (in Singapore). Only cash is accepted.
Handal Indah Causeway Link CW3S Jurong East Interchange to Sutera Mall Terminal via AYE, Tuas Checkpoint & Taman Bukit Indah. From Jurong East: Mon-Sat: 11:15, 15:00, 18:00, 19:20, 21:20, 23:15.
Sun & PH: 11:15, 15:00, 19:20, 23:15.
From Sutera Mall:
Mon-Sat: 05:30, 09:10, 13:30, 17:20, 19:40, 21:15.
Sun & PH: 09:10, 13:30, 17:20, 21:15.
S$4 (in Singapore). Only cash is accepted.
Handal Indah Causeway Link CW4 Jurong East Interchange to Pontian Terminal via AYE, Tuas Checkpoint & Gelang Patah Terminal. From Jurong East: Daily: 18:30, 19:20.
From Pontian:
Daily: 05:30, 06:00, 15:00, 16:30.
S$4 (in Singapore). Only cash is accepted.
Handal Indah Causeway Link CW4S Jurong East Interchange to Sutera Mall Terminal via AYE, Tuas Checkpoint & Gelang Patah Terminal. From Jurong East: Mon-Sat: 08:05 – 21:00
Sun & PH: 07:30 – 21:20
From Sutera Mall:
Mon-Sat: 04:35 – 16:50
Sun & PH: 04:35 – 20:20
S$4 (in Singapore). Only cash is accepted.
Handal Indah Causeway Link CW5 Newton Circus to Johor Bahru Customs Checkpoint via PIE/BKE & Woodlands Checkpoint. From Newton Circus: Daily: 06:00 – 23:30
From JB Customs:
Daily: 05:00 – 22:30
S$4 (in Singapore). Only cash is accepted.
Handal Indah Causeway Link CW6 EW27 Boon Lay MRT (bus stop along Boon Lay Way) to Bukit Indah via AYE & Tuas Checkpoint. From NS27 Boon Lay MRT: Mon-Sat: 07:30 – 22:40
Sun & PH: 09:00 – 22:40
From Bukit Indah:
Mon-Fri: 05:00 – 21:30
Sat: 06:00 – 21:30
Sun & PH: 08:00 – 21:40
S$4 (in Singapore). Only cash is accepted.
Transtar Express TS1 Changi Airport to Kotaraya II Terminal limited-stop via TPE, Sengkang/Punggol (SE1 Compassvale LRT), Jalan Kayu, Sembawang Road, Woodlands Avenue 5 (NS9 Woodlands MRT), Woodlands Avenue 3 (NS8 Marsiling MRT) & Woodlands Checkpoint. From Changi Airport: Daily: 06:50 – 23:50
From Kotaraya:
Daily: 05:00 – 22:00
S$3 – S$7 (in Singapore), RM7 (in JB).
Only cash is accepted.
Refer to website.
Transtar Express TS8 Resorts World Sentosa to Kotaraya II Terminal limited-stop via Outram Road (EW16/NE3 Outram Park MRT), Zion Road/Kim Seng Road, Scotts Road/Paterson Road (NS22 Orchard MRT), Whitley Road, PIE, BKE & Woodlands Checkpoint. From Resorts World Sentosa: Mon-Sat: 08:00 – 00:00
Sun & PH: 09:00 – 00:00
From Kotaraya:
Mon-Sat: 05:45 – 21:45
Sun & PH: 06:45 – 21:45
S$3 – S$5 (in Singapore), RM5 (in JB).
Only cash is accepted.
Refer to website.
Compass Coaches Marina Bay Sands to Tune Hotel Danga Bay non-stop via Woodlands Checkpoint. From Marina Bay Sands: Daily: 09:00, 12:00, 20:00, 23:00.
From Tune Hotel Danga Bay:
Daily: 07:30, 10:30, 13:30, 21:30.
Refer to website.

 Johor International Airport
 

Tuklasera tips
 
• From Larkin bus terminal, there is one bus (Bus No. 333) going to Senai Airport. The fare is around RM 3.5.
Larkin bus terminal is a crowded terminal full of touts and money exchangers. Just be extra careful when dealing with money exchangers.
Senai Airport is not a sleeping airport, seats are not that comfy but the departure area is well designed. Banks and Money exchangers inside Senai will open as early as 4:30 am.and closes around 6:30 pm.
• KFC fastfood inside Senai Airport is open 24/7.

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