Singapore to Johor Bahru by Train in 5 minutes

Updated July 2022


Johor Bahru is a favourite destination to feast and shop among Singaporeans. While there are many ways of getting across, clearing Singapore and Malaysia custom can be dreadful. The best and fastest way to get to Johor Bahru is by the KTM train shuttle between Woodlands and JB Sentral. Here’s how you can get to JB in 5 minutes with 5 simple steps.

Step 1 – Book your tickets online

The KTM Shuttle Tebrau runs 31 trips daily between Singapore and Johor Bahru. From June 2022, KTM Shuttle Tebrau Train tickets can be purchased online (Limit to 6 tickets per transaction) at KTMB Official website or over the counter at KTM Train station. Each passenger is required to submit their passport number to purchase a ticket. If you’re planning for a weekend trip, book your train tickets 1 month in advance to avoid disappointment.

e-Ticket no longer required to be validated at the KTM Counter

Ticket Price

Singapore to JBSGD 5.00
JB to SingaporeRM 5.00

Departing Schedule from Woodlands to JB Sentral


Departing Schedule from JB Sentral to Woodlands

5.00am, 5.30am6.00am, 6.30am7.00am, 7.30am8.45am
Schedule as of 1 July 2012.

Step 2 – Present your passport at the Boarding Gate

KTMB e-Ticket Sample

At Woodlands Train Checkpoint

From June 2022, passengers no longer required to validate their ticket over the counter or produce an e-ticket to the officer. Just present your passport to scan for verification at the entrance of Woodlands Train Station (Level 2) during boarding.

JB Sentral Train Station
Automatic Controller Gate (ACG) at JB Sentral

At JB Sentral Station

From June 2022, passengers are required to go through the Automatic Controller Gate (ACG) by scanning their passport for verification purposes.

Step 3 – Proceed to the Train Station

  • KTM Tebrau Shuttle

The entrance to the train station will open 30 minutes prior to departure. The train shuttle adopts free seating policy. If you arrived late during the peak period, you will end up standing on the train.

Step 4 – Clear Singapore and Malaysia Immigration

At Woodlands Train Checkpoint

Seamless procedure with both Singapore and Malaysia custom clearance at Woodlands Train Checkpoint. Shorter queue, quick clearance!

At JB Sentral Train Station

All passengers will clear Malaysia Custom at JB Sentral Train Station and clearance for Singapore Custom will be done at Woodlands Train Checkpoint.

Step 5 – Board the Train


The train will depart on time. Sit back, relax and you are on your way to Johor Bahru in just 5 minutes!

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10 Thoughts

  1. Hello! I’m trying this for the first time on a Sat in June! Hope I don’t get squashed! Useful post for me so thank you!

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