Changi Airport to Johor BahruJohor – Transport
Taxi From Changi Airport to Johor Bahru
Guide on travelling from Changi Airport to Johor Bahru. Travel option by Private Taxi, Bus and combination MRT/Bus are explained.
Singapore Changi Airport was declared the world’s best airport by Skytrax 7 times; 4 years consecutively from 2013 to 2016. Starting from 2012, at least 50 million passenger movements were recorded progressively each year making it the busiest airport in the world.
About an hour away, Johor Bahru is the capital city of Johor State of Malaysia. Changi Airport normally serves as transit airport for people from Johor Bahru and for those who wish to go to Johor Bahru as there are only few international flights from Johor Senai Airport.
A) Getting from Singapore Changi Airport to Johor Bahru by TAXI
Getting to Johor Bahru from Changi Airport is an effortless journey if you take Taxi. However do note that majority of the Taxis on Singapore roads are not permitted to ferry customers to Malaysia. Only limited few taxis (with permits) ply the Singapore-Malaysia route and these Taxis only pick up customers from Ban San Street, Singapore which is about 30 minutes drives away from Changi Airport.
For customers who wish for direct pick up from Changi Airport and travel the hassle free way to JB (without the need to alight at customs), the best option is by Private TAXI.
Travel by taxi is more convenient and energy saving especially when you don’t anticipate the long waits for coach and distaste the transitions between train stations. This privilege however, comes with higher cost compared when you travel by bus or MRT train.
Johor Transport offers private 7 Seater, 8 Seater and 11 Seater MPV TAXIs with pick up from Changi Airport. MPV Taxi is very popular because as compare to buses, the passengers do NOT have to alight at customs. The drivers will drive through the customs and immigration booth.
Cost of Travel
The rate starts from SGD110 for 7-Seater MPV. Depend on your group size, customer may opt for larger 8 Seater and 11 Seater MPV TAXIs.
Travel time varies depending on the congestion at the custom. The journey may take somewhere between 1.5 hours up to 2 hours.
B) Getting from Singapore Changi Airport to Johor Bahru by BUS
Start your travel adventure by boarding the transit coach by Transtar Travel. The Transtar Cross Border Service (TS1) will brings you to Johor Bahru CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex) at only S$10 for adults and S$5 for children. The fares for adults and kids from Johor Bahru CIQ to Changi Airport cost RM10 and RM5 respectively.
The coach pick-up points at Changi Airport are at Terminal 1 (Bay 7), Terminal 2 (Bay 9/10), and Terminal 3 (Bay 1). When you arrive at the arrival hall, just follow the “Coach” sign along the way to find the Transtar pick-up points. Please be advised to check the coach timing and boarding bay as sometimes changes may occur. You may also call Transtar hotline number at (65)6297 9009 available from 10AM till 7PM.
The coaches schedules from Changi Airport to Johor Bahru and vice versa are as followings:
|Changi Airport||Johor Bahru CIQ|
|First Bus||8.15 AM||5.15 AM|
|Last Bus||11.15 PM||9.15PM|
Approximately, the coach frequency is one to two hours and the travel time takes an hour and half or longer during rush hour. The Transtar coach starts from Terminal 2 then later stops at the two other terminals (Terminal 3 and Terminal 1) before continuing the journey through five other bus stops before reaching Johor Bahru CIQ. Keep in mind to retain the bus ticket at all times because you will need it to board the bus again after passing the Woodlands immigration point.
Pro of bus mode is cheaper transport cost. However it is crucial to note that passengers need to alight at customs with their luggage. This mode of transport (BUS) is more suited to travelers with light luggage or no luggage and have time to spare.
C) Getting from Changi Airport to Johor Bahru by MRT TRAIN & TRANSIT BUS
This kind of mix mode transport suits backpackers or those with tight budget because this is the cheapest way. The Changi Airport MRT station (CG2) is located at the basement level of Terminal 2 which is accessible from Arrival and Departure Halls through escalators and lifts. From Changi Airport, board the train to Tanah Merah (EW4). Moving on, take the train bound for Joo Koon and alight at Jurong East station (NS1/EW24). At this interchange, embark for the North South Line (Red line) to Kranji Station (NS7).
The total MRT travel fare ranges from S$3 to S$6. At Kranji Station, there are 2 buses to Johor Bahru. You may hop on the bus on the opposite road of Kranji Station. TransitLink bus no. 170X will take you to the JB CIQ/Johor Bahru Terminal while Causeway Link bus no. CW1 to Larkin Terminal. The fares and schedules of both busses are as given below:
|Destination||JB CIQ/JB Sentral|
|Daily Schedule||First Bus – 5.36am||Last Bus – 11.30pm|
|Bus Frequency||15-30 minutes|
Causeway Link CW1
|Daily Schedule||First Bus – 4.30am||Last Bus – 11.30pm|
|Bus Frequency||15-30 minutes|