Yesterday, I made a trip to Johor Bahru, Malaysia with my eldest sister and her daughter. There are many ways to go up to Johor Bahru. We can either drive up there, take the express bus, coach or public bus. There are two links from Singapore to Malaysia and vice versa. The first link is at Woodlands while the second link is at Tuas. I normally go up to Malaysia via the second link. Been a long time since I use the first link to enter Malaysia.
Yesterday, we decided to take the Causeway Link Express Bus at Queens Street Bus Terminal and enter Johor Bahru via the first link at Woodlands. As my sister stay on the east side of Singapore, it is nearer for her to go to Queens Street rather than to Kranji MRT Station to take the express bus to Johor Bahru. I stay nearer to the central so either way it is convenient for me.
The bus terminal at Queens Street is about 5 to 10 mins walk from Bugis MRT Station. It cost us only S$2.40 from Queens Street to Johor Custom. You can use your EZ Link Card or cash to pay for the fare.
The express bus did not stop anywhere in Singapore, it is a direct bus all the way from Queens Street to the custom at Singapore and Malaysia. It takes only 30 minutes from Queens Street to Johor Bahru with no traffic jam. Expect some jams during peak hours, weekends or public holidays.
Sometimes traffic jams can be so bad that it lasted two to three hours.
Yesterday, being a weekday and non peak hours, we enter Johor smoothly with no traffic jams at all. Peak hours are morning jam from Johor to Singapore (cause a lot of malayisans work in Singapore) and in the evening from Singapore to Johor when the malaysian go back after finishing work.
If you take the bus from Kranji MRT Station, it is about 15 minutes bus ride to Malaysia.
Causeway Link Bus Terminal at Queens Street.
The express bus that we took.
Beside taking the express bus from Queens Street, one can take the non express or public bus or taxi. Depending on the location you are in, you can take the buses from other bus terminals too.
You can get more information from wikitravel on how to go to Johor Bahru from Singapore on the different bus services and also how to get back to Singapore from Johor Bahru.
Please note the bus fares is correct at time of printing, but best to check with the people in charge at the bus terminal or the bus driver himself for the latest bus fare.
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