Bus Services From Singapore to Johor Bahru (via Woodlands) - Bus Interchange

Bus Services From Singapore to Johor Bahru (via Woodlands)

Intending to travel to Johor Bahru by public transport via Woodlands Causeway? Below are the tips on how to get there!

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From Singapore

From Woodlands Interchange

Routes: SMRT 856, 856A, 903, 911, 912, 912B, 913, 950

  • Board SMRT 950 at berth 9 for direct service to Woodlands Checkpoint.
  • Board SMRT 856, 856A, 903, 911, 912, 912B, 913 to Woodlands Train Checkpoint, and walk to Woodlands Checkpoint thereafter. This option is useful when the causeway or checkpoint is heavily jammed, as you are able to reduce some journey time by walking.
  • The fastest alternative from Woodlands to Woodlands Train Checkpoint is 856, 911 and 913.
  • Bus services 903, 912 & 912B would take a longer route to Woodlands Train Checkpoint.

Be mindful of which bus service you are boarding, as Intra-town bus services 911 and 913 has two different routes. For trips terminating at Woodlands Interchange, 911E or 913E will be displayed. Boarding the bus with "E" does not charge express fares or have any difference in routing, except that "E" terminates its journey upon arriving at Woodlands Interchange.

From 10 September 2017, variant routes for SMRT bus 912 was introduced. SMRT 912A will ply towards Admiralty MRT, while SMRT 912B will ply towards Woodlands Train Checkpoint. One easy way to remember is: A for Admiralty, B for border. 

Please also note that if you intend to alight at Woodlands Train Checkpoint, your journey will not be suspended like 950 at Woodlands Checkpoint. Boarding any SBS Transit or SMRT bus at Woodlands Checkpoint will become a transfer or New Ride* to those bus services at checkpoint.

*New Ride is only applicable if your transfer allowance time has expired.

Refer to the easy diagram below for illustration.

Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange Layout (Updated on 10 September 2017).

 

Easy Diagram for bus services between Woodlands and Woodlands Checkpoint.

Card Fares

All Singapore public buses accepts CEPAS Ez-Link Card and deducts distance fare as approved by the Singapore's Public Transport Council.

Cash Fares

To Woodlands Train Checkpoint: S$1.40 (for SMRT 903, 911, 912, 912B & 913), S$1.60 (for SMRT 856 & 856A).
To Johor Bahru Checkpoint: S$1.60 by SMRT 950

Please note that cash payment trips are not transferable. 


From Kranji MRT Station

Routes: SBS Transit 160, 170, 170A, 170X, SMRT 178 & Causeway Link CW1 

  • Board SBS Transit 160, 170, 170X and Causeway Link CW1 for direct service to Woodlands Checkpoint.
  • Board SBS Transit 170, 170A and SMRT 178 to Woodlands Train Checkpoint, and walk to Woodlands Checkpoint thereafter. This option is useful when the causeway or checkpoint is heavily congested, as you are able to cut some journey time by walking. 

Please also note that if you intend to alight at Woodlands Train Checkpoint, your journey will not be suspended like 160, 170 at Woodlands Checkpoint. Boarding any SBS Transit or SMRT bus at Woodlands Checkpoint will become a transfer or New Ride* to those bus services at checkpoint.

*New Ride is only applicable if your transfer allowance time has expired.

In the event of a congestion, 160, 170, 170A, 170X, 178 & CW1 may be diverted to use Woodlands Avenue 3 and Woodlands Centre Road.

Please refer to the easy diagram below for illustration.

Boarding bus stops at Kranji MRT Station.

Card Fares

All Singapore public buses accepts CEPAS Ez-Link Card and deducts distance fare as approved by the Singapore's Public Transport Council.

Causeway Link CW1 accepts ManjaLink Card.

Cash Fares

To Woodlands Train Checkpoint: S$1.40 by SBST 170A & SMRT 178.
To Johor Bahru Checkpoint: S$1.50 by Causeway Link CW1, S$1.60 by SBST 160, 170 or 170X.
To Larkin Terminal: S$1.50 by Causeway Link CW1 or S$2.20 by SBST 170.

Please note that cash payment trips are not transferable. 



From Bugis MRT Station / Queen Street Bus Terminal

Routes: SBS Transit 170, 170A, Causeway Link CW2 and Singapore-Johore Express (SJE)
Boarding is at Queen Street Terminal.

All of these buses except SBS Transit 170A goes directly to Woodlands Checkpoint. 

It is recommended to take CW2 or SJE from Queen Street, as these services will head straight to Woodlands Checkpoint via the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) and Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE).

SBS Transit 170 will have to stop at all bus stops along Bukit Timah Road, Upper Bukit Timah Road and Woodlands Road before heading to the checkpoint. Should there be no CW2 or SJE for a long duration, 170 will become a useful bus service to get away from the crowd.

Please note that SBS Transit 170A terminates at Woodlands Train Checkpoint and does not go into Woodlands Checkpoint at all.

Board 170, CW2 or SJE at Queen Street Terminal.

Card Fares

All Singapore public buses accepts CEPAS Ez-Link Card and deducts distance fare as approved by the Singapore's Public Transport Council.

Causeway Link CW2: S$3.00 by ManjaLink Card, or S$3.30 by Ez-Link Card.

Cash Fares

To Johor Bahru Checkpoint / Larkin Terminal: S$2.50 by SBST 170, or S$3.30 by Causeway Link CW2 or SJE.

Please note that cash payment trips are not transferable. 


From Other Locations In Singapore

  • Changi Airport, Changi Business Park (refer to TS1)
  • Yishun, Sembawang (refer to AC7)
  • Newton Circus (refer to CW5)
  • Resorts World Sentosa, Orchard (Opposite Far East Plaza), Great World City (refer to TS8)

Please refer to the dropdown menu below for the list of bus services available from Singapore to Johor Bahru via Woodlands. For information on bus services to Johor Bahru via Second Link, please read Bus Services From Singapore to Johor Bahru (via Second Link).


Crossing The Causeway

From Woodlands Checkpoint, passengers may choose to switch to other bus routes, or in the event of heavy congestion, passengers can walk to Johor Bahru Checkpoint.

Passengers do not have to board back the same bus service as they have alighted from. Ez-Link Card users can continue their journey with SBS Transit bus 160, 170, 170X & SMRT 950. Manjalink users or Causeway Link ticket holders can continue their journey with any of the Causeway Link buses.

For AC7, SJE, TS1 & TS8, passengers can only board back the same bus, as the ticket is not interchangeable with other bus services. 

Passengers walked in from Woodlands Train Checkpoint are allowed to board any of the bus services, except Singapore-Johore Express (SJE), which only allows SJE ticket holders to board only.

Walking from Woodlands Checkpoint to Johor Bahru Checkpoint generally takes about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your walking speed.


At CIQ Johor Bahru

Passengers may choose to:

  • Walk out to JB Sentral.
  • Continue their journey by bus:
    • 170, CW1, CW2, CWL, SJE to Larkin Terminal
    • 160, 170X, 950 to JB Sentral Terminal (Not recommended as JB Sentral is within walking distance)

Available Full Route Bus Service Information

The menu below only lists the bus routes plying CIQ Johor Bahru. For all other local bus services, please refer to Bus Routes in Johor Bahru.


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