Singapore to Johor Bahru by Train in 5 minutes

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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

 

Logo KTMB

The KTM Shuttle Tebrau runs 31 trips daily between Singapore and Johor Bahru. From October 2019, KTM Shuttle Tebrau Train tickets can only be purchased through online (Limit to 6 tickets per transaction) at KTMB Official website or over the counter at KTM Train station (Not recommended). Each passengers are 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.

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

Ticket Price

Singapore to JB SGD 5.00
JB to Singapore RM 5.00

Departing Schedule from Woodlands to JB Sentral

8.30am 9.45am 11.00am 12.30pm
1.45pm 3.00pm 4.15pm 5.30pm
6.45pm 8.00pm 9.15pm 10.30pm
11.45pm

Departing Schedule from JB Sentral to Woodlands

5.00am, 5.30am 6.00am, 6.30am 7.00am, 7.30am 8.45am
10.00am 11.30am 12.45pm 2.00pm
3.15pm 4.30pm 5.45pm 7.00pm
8.15pm 9.30pm 10.45pm
Schedule as of 15 December 2019.

Step 2 – Print out or present e-Ticket at the Boarding Gate

SAMPLE eTicket
KTMB e-Ticket Sample

At Woodlands Train Checkpoint

From October 2019, passengers no longer required to validate their ticket over the counter at KTM office. Just present the print out or e-Ticket from your mobile phone together with your passport 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 October 2019, passengers are required to go through the Automatic Controller Gate (ACG) by scanning their passport for verification purpose.


Step 3 – Proceed to the Train Station

KTM Tebrau Shuttle

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

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

Singapore | lonelytravelog.com
Updated Dec 2019

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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