If you want to avoid getting caught in traffic jams, you can also opt to take the cross-border bus services provided by public bus operators.
It’s pocket-friendly and will also give you an opportunity to meet other like-minded people.
Cross-border bus services between Singapore and Malaysia resumed on May 1, about two years after operations were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the reinstatement of the services, you can travel to JB via SBS Transit bus services 160, 170 and 170X, as well as SMRT bus service 950.
Singapore bus operator Transtar Travel has also resumed the operation of its TS1, TS3, TS6 and TS8 services.
The bus services 160, 170, 170X and 950 operate between 5.20am and 12.30am.
SBS bus service 160 plies the route between Jurong East bus interchange and JB Sentral bus interchange via the Causeway.
Service 170 travels between Queen Street Terminal and Larkin Terminal in Johor Bahru, while 170X travels between Kranji MRT station and JB Sentral.
SMRT bus service 950 travels between Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange and JB Sentral Terminal.
Bus Services 160, 170 and 950 operate at a frequency of up to 20 minutes during peak hours, and up to 25 minutes during off-peak hours.
Service 170X operates at intervals of up to nine minutes during peak hours and up to 17 minutes during off-peak hours.
You can also check LTA’s MyTransport.SG app or operators’ websites for more information on bus operating hours and arrival timings.
If you have bulky luggage and are looking for a little more comfort, then a taxi might be a viable option.
Ever since cross-border taxi services resumed between Singapore and Malaysia on May 1, you can hop over to JB by either boarding a taxi at the Queen Street taxi terminal or by booking a ride through taxi companies with licensed cross-border taxi drivers.
While this option won’t help you avoid the traffic jam during peak hours, you won’t have to do the driving yourself and can take a little snooze during the journey.
According to TaxiSingapore, you can expect to pay about S$48 to book a taxi for a single trip from Ban San Street Terminal to Larkin Taxi & Bus Terminal.
This works out to about S$12 per person if you have four people in the taxi.
Source: Channel News Asia