"City Buses in JB" Johor Bahru Transportation Tip by canttaketheskyfromme

Johor Bahru Transportation: 77 reviews and 78 photos

JB is one of the least pedestrian friendly cities on the planet (except perhaps for KL). The city centre is a tight grid of small roads with two of the nations main traffic arteries running north to south through them, leading to the causeway. As such, getting far on foot just isn't going to happen if you have any sort of shopping or luggage.

As such the buses are essential. The main bus companies in JB are Transit Link (Not to be confused with Transit Link in SIngapore, they are not the same and passes are NOT interchangeable), Maju Bus, GML, and Causeway Link, as well as a few smaller companies. SBS and SMRT buses from Singapore can also be seen running around town, but they don't offer local services, just cross border. Virtually all buses are air con (with varying degrees of efficiency) and except at rush hour are comparativly quiet. Fares on all services are distance metered (the further you go, the more you pay).

Some fares: (If unsure, ask when you board)
Larkin Terminal to city centre RM1.00 (stop at Jln WAF)
Holiday Plaza to city centre RM1.00 (stop at Jln TAR)
Stulang Laut to city centre RM1.20
Senai Airport to Larkin RM 3.20

Most buses have a fare safe system and drivers can't give change. A few can though.

There is no city centre bus station in JB. Most buses run through the two main stops on Jln Wong Ah Fook and Jln Tun Abdul Razak (opposite City Square and the KTM station respectivly). There is no monthly or weekly pass system available, simply "pay as you go".

There is no bus information hotline I know of, however at Jln Wong Ah Fook stop there is often a TransitLink official present to ensure buses drive suitably recklessly, and he or she can usually tell you which bus goes where. All buses have destinations in English/Malay with route number on the front and by the entrance door. Most have it in Chinese as well.

NOTE: Causeway Link buses mainly operate Singapore-JB shuttle buses but also handle some airport route as well as a route to Bandar Nusajaya.

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Type: Bus

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  • Updated Mar 22, 2006
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