Singapore to JB cross border FAQ

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Singapore to Johor Bahru (JB) cross border FAQ ? What is cross border travel ? How do I go from Singapore to JB or any other parts of Malaysia ? Is there a direct train service that goes across the border ? Are there certain immigration restrictions ? What other cross border options are available ? Can a local traveler afford the costs of the transfers ? What do you need to take note when you cross the border ?

We have created a list of the top questions about cross border enquiries in Singapore and Johor Bahru (JB). Whether you are going for a vacation or business trip across the border to Malaysia via land transfer, it’s worth having a read over this article for some helpful hints and tips.

What problems do people usually encounter when travelling to Johor Bahru ?

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We know you have a lot on your mind, and there are a lot of FAQs that people like to ask about cross border transfer between Singapore and Johor Bahru, so we’ve put together a list. You see, we just don’t have enough time to answer all these questions. Let’s go ahead and take a quick look at the commonly asked questions by our customers or readers.

Can I take taxi from Singapore to Malaysia ?


There are a wide variety of transport options to get you conveniently & safely from Singapore to Malaysia across the land borders on an affordable budget.

You may choose to travel in the below methods
1. Travel by bus from Singapore to Johor Bahru, Malaysia
2. Travel by KTM shuttle (train) from Singapore to Johor Bahru, Malaysia
3. Self-drive to Johor Bahru, Malaysia
4. Travel by private taxi from Singapore to Johor Bahru, Malaysia

What are the travel requirements for entry into Malaysia from Singapore (by land) ?


1. A passport with minimum 6 months validity
2. A valid visa (exempted if you are Singaporean). Get more information on the list of visa exempted countries to enter Malaysia.
3. Proof of vaccination (if you are not fully vaccinated, pre-departure ART and quarantine for 5 days will be applicable)
4. Download of MySejahtera application.

What are the bus services from Singapore into Johor Bahru (JB) ?

Kranji MRT station
1. Bus service 160
2. Bus service 170
3. Bus service 170X
4. Bus service CW1

Woodlands MRT station
1. Bus service 950

Jurong East MRT station
1. Bus service 160
2. Bus service CW3
3. Bus service CW4
4. Bus service CW6

Newton Circus MRT station
1. Bus service 170 ** travel by foot to the bus stop beside Newton Circus (along Newton flyover)
2. Bus service CW5

Queen Street bus terminal (nearest to Bugis MRT station)
1. Bus service 170
2. Bus service CW2

Changi airport
1. Bus service TS1

Resort World Sentosa
1. Bus service TS8

For more information on the bus services between Singapore and Malaysia

Can I take a train service from Singapore to Johor Bahru ?


The KTM shuttle train service that’s operating between Singapore and Johor Bahru during pre-covid period is currently suspended, and will resume service in the near future.
KTM Shuttle Tebrau service will resume on 19th June 2022, after being suspended from 24th March 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Please refer to our KTM Shuttle Tebrau online reservation guide for more information.

What do I need to drive from Singapore into Malaysia ?


With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions between Singapore and Malaysia, more Singaporeans can
look forward to their weekend staycation or shopping trip. There are many things you can do in Malaysia that are cheaper than Singapore.

1. If you are renting a vehicle, check with your rental company if it’s approved for travel into Malaysia. Additional submission of documents and/or additional surcharge may be levied for travelling overseas in the rental vehicle. You may also have to purchase additional vehicle insurance coverage for this.

2. Check that you have your VEP ready. It is mandatory for all foreign registered vehicles to apply for a VEP before entering Malaysia, and you can submit your application at the Road Transport Department of Malaysia.

3. Get overseas vehicle insurance coverage, as it is mandatory for all vehicles entering Malaysia.

4. Prepare your Touch N’ Go (TnG) card, by ensuring there is sufficient credit in the card.

5. Last but not least, make sure your vehicle’s fuel tank is at least 3/4 full before exiting Singapore. A fine may be imposed who those who violate this.

Which are the recommended destinations in Malaysia to self-drive ?


1. Johor Bahru
2. Desaru (self driving instructions available)
3. Mersing (self driving instructions available)
4. Melaka
5. Port Dickson
6. Kuala Lumpur
7. Ipoh

Is it safe to drive from Singapore to Malaysia ?


Johor Bahru is a wonderful place for a weekend getaway for many Singaporeans, whom may also have relatives staying in Malaysia. The food in Malaysia is great, and it’s a short drive if you are going to the southern most city of Malaysia (Johor Bahru). Even when you are out on a vacation, pampering yourself, be mindful of your personal safety just like you would when you are overseas to any foreign country. It doesn’t take much to exercise the basic precautionary measures.

1. Keep to the safety traffic rules
2. Drive in safe areas
3. Avoid travelling alone late at night
4. Don’t draw attention to yourself by driving a new or flashy car
5. Invest in a GPS navigation system
6. Get a data enabled prepaid sim card to keep in touch with your family & friends
7. Give way to reckless drivers, safety is of utmost importance. Keep a cool head in times like this.
8. Always keep an eye on your vehicle. If it’s not possible to do so, remember to keep it parked at a brightly lit spot or with frequent human traffic flow.
9. Don’t leave your bag unattended or exposed in the vehicle. Keep it within the car luggage boot.

Do I have to alight for immigration clearance if I take the private taxi service ?


Passengers will be allowed to remain in the vehicle for immigration clearance for the following vehicle types.
1. 7-seater mpv
2. 7-seater luxury mpv
3. 10-seater mpv

For passengers using the 13-seater and 16-seater mini-coach, passengers will need to alight together with the luggage for immigration clearances at Singapore and Malaysia checkpoints.

How much is the taxi fare from Singapore to Mersing ?


We understand affordability is a concern for everyone, so BOOKMYTAXI.MY has a very competitive package for all traveler groups looking for a trip to Mersing.

1. Seven (7) seater mpv, starting from as low as SGD250 (view seating arrangements)
2. Seven (7) seater luxury mpv, starting from as low as SGD280 (view seating arrangements)
3. Ten (10) seater mpv, starting from as low as SGD290 (view seating arrangements)
4. Thirteen (13) seater minicoach, price available on request (view seating arrangements)
5. Sixteen (16) seater minicoach, price available on request (view seating arrangements)

You can contact us via email, or WhatsApp to make a reservation or for further enquiries.

How much is the taxi fare from Singapore to Malacca ?


We understand affordability is a concern for everyone, so BOOKMYTAXI.MY has a very competitive package for all traveler groups looking for a vacation in the heritage city of Malacca.

1. Seven (7) seater mpv, starting from as low as SGD280 (view seating arrangements)
2. Seven (7) seater luxury mpv, starting from as low as SGD300 (view seating arrangements)
3. Ten (10) seater mpv, starting from as low as SGD320 (view seating arrangements)
4. Thirteen (13) seater minicoach, price available on request (view seating arrangements)
5. Sixteen (16) seater minicoach, price available on request (view seating arrangements)

You can contact us via email, or WhatsApp to make a reservation or for further enquiries.

How much is the taxi fare from Singapore to Port Dickson ?


We understand affordability is a concern for everyone, so BOOKMYTAXI.MY has a very competitive package for all traveler groups to the seaside town of Port Dickson.

1. Seven (7) seater mpv, starting from as low as SGD320 (view seating arrangements)
2. Seven (7) seater luxury mpv, starting from as low as SGD350 (view seating arrangements)
3. Ten (10) seater mpv, starting from as low as SGD370 (view seating arrangements)
4. Thirteen (13) seater minicoach, price available on request (view seating arrangements)
5. Sixteen (16) seater minicoach, price available on request (view seating arrangements)

You can contact us via email, or WhatsApp to make a reservation or for further enquiries.

How much is the taxi fare from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) ?


We understand affordability is a concern for everyone, so BOOKMYTAXI.MY has a very competitive package for all traveler groups to the capital of Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur.

1. Seven (7) seater mpv, starting from as low as SGD350 (view seating arrangements)
2. Seven (7) seater luxury mpv, starting from as low as SGD380 (view seating arrangements)
3. Ten (10) seater mpv, starting from as low as SGD400 (view seating arrangements)
4. Thirteen (13) seater minicoach, price available on request (view seating arrangements)
5. Sixteen (16) seater minicoach, price available on request (view seating arrangements)

You can contact us via email, or WhatsApp to make a reservation or for further enquiries.

How much is the taxi fare for a one day reservation in Johor Bahru city ?


Our local Malaysian 5-seater taxi service starts from as low as SGD80 for a one day service of 8 hours, to fulfill your travelling needs anywhere within Johor Bahru city. Whether you are looking to visit the attractions in Johor Bahru, or shopping, massage & seafood;

Do not worry, we have it all covered for you in the day trip.

How much is the taxi fare from Singapore to Johor Bahru ?


Our private taxi fare (7-seater mpv) starts from as low as SGD40 !

Although not the most affordable option, as compared to taking the public bus transport or even self-drive but we have compiled a list of reasons why it is better to hire a private taxi service when traveling from Singapore to Malaysia.

For the reader’s convenience, BOOKMYTAXI.MY has also provided the private taxi price fare (nett) for the journey between Singapore and Johor Bahru. If there are any other places in Malaysia you would like to visit by using our private taxi services, feel free to WhatsApp our customer service or email us to get more information.

Destination Singapore Johor Bahru Bukit Indah Skudai Mt Austin Nusajaya Legoland Malaysia JPO Senai Kulai Desaru
Singapore   SGD95 SGD95 SGD95 SGD95 SGD95 SGD95 SGD105 SGD95 SGD105 SGD180
Johor Bahru SGD95   SGD40 SGD40 SGD40 SGD40 SGD40 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD90
Bukit Indah SGD95 SGD40   SGD40 SGD40 SGD40 SGD40 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD90
Skudai SGD95 SGD40 SGD40   SGD40 SGD40 SGD40 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD90
Mt Austin SGD95 SGD40 SGD40 SGD40   SGD40 SGD40 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD90
Nusajaya SGD95 SGD40 SGD40 SGD40 SGD40   SGD40 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD90
Legoland Malaysia SGD95 SGD40 SGD40 SGD40 SGD40 SGD40   SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD90
JPO SGD105 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50   SGD50 SGD50 SGD90
Senai SGD95 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50   SGD50 SGD90
Kulai SGD105 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50 SGD50   SGD90
Desaru SGD180 SGD90 SGD90 SGD90 SGD90 SGD90 SGD90 SGD90 SGD90 SGD90  

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