Singapore to Desaru

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Transport From Singapore To Desaru

Transport options from Singapore to Desaru in the form of Ferry, Bus, Taxi and Tour van are shared below.  Each option has its pro and cons depending on whether you are travelling individually or with family.

Desaru is a place to be if you are desiring a great escapade during your weekend or on school holiday. It offers many attractions from beautiful beaches, local farms, pleasant place to stay and not to forget the great food that comes with magnificent scenery.  It’s a bummer that there is no direct public transportation to Desaru from Singapore but fortunately, there is another direct alternative from Johor Bahru. So, this segment reveals useful tips on public transportation you should take to get there. If you decide to depart from Singapore, the only transport means is by ferry, private Taxi and Tour van. While the travel selections from Johor Bahru are by of bus or local public taxi. These travel options are shared below.

1) Singapore to Desaru By Limo Taxi and Tour Van

 Singapore TO DESARUTravelling by car is by far the best transport mode to Desaru because it is most convenient and hassle free. The new Senai-Desaru Highway has shaved about 1 hour from usual travel time from Johor Bahru. Plump for limo taxi/tour van service from Johor Transport Pte Ltd to travel in modern, clean and superbly maintained cars with instant confirmation and to be fetched from any location in Singapore.

The fare starts from SGD220 for 1 way transfer via 7 Seater MPV for your entire family. Serving wide range of customers with many positive feedbacks, Johor Transport is an option for consideration.

If your group size is more than 10 pax, Tour Van is an attractive option. The down side for tour van is that just like buses, passengers need to alight at customs with luggages.

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2) Singapore to Desaru By Ferry

SINGAPORE TO DESARU FerryFrom Singapore, take a ferry from Changi Ferry Terminal which will take you to Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Terminal in Kota Tinggi. The schedules of the ferry are as following:

  Tg. Belungkor – Singapore

(Departure – Arrival time)

Singapore – Tg. Belungkor

(Departure – Arrival time)

Weekday 0830 – 0900

1600 – 1630

1030 – 1100

1800 – 1830

Weekend & Public Holiday 0830 – 0900

1100 – 1130

1530 – 1600

1830 – 1900

0930 – 1000

1230 – 1300

1700 – 1730

2200 – 2230


The fare for one-way ticket is S$25 (Singapore Dollar) while two-way ticket costs you S$35. To ensure the ease of your journey, purchase your ticket online beforehand at Limbongan Maju website. During peak season, it is recommended to buy the ticket 2 weeks earlier.

Upon reaching Tg. Belungkor, you can grab a taxi to Desaru. The 40 minutes drive will cost around RM40-60 per trip.

3) Singapore to Desaru By Public Bus

how to go to lotus desaruHaving trouble travelling by sea?  Opt for this alternative of travelling by bus. From Singapore, you have to travel to Johor Bahru by bus and later catch an express bus to Bandar Penawar, Desaru.

There are few buses available from Singapore to Larkin Terminal.


Bus Departure Travel Schedule Frequency (Approx.) Fare (Max.)
First Bus Last Bus
SBS Transit 170 Queen Street 0520 0010 10-17 mins N/A
Causeway Link CW 1 Kranji MRT 0430 2300 15-30 mins S$ 1.50
Causeway Link CW 2 Queen Street 0600 2345 15-30 mins S$ 3.30
Causeway Link CW 3 Jurong East 0710 2345 20-35 mins S$ 4.00
Causeway Link CW 6 Boon Lay 0730 2245 15-20 mins S$ 4.00
Singapore-Johore Express Queen Street 0630 0000 7-30 mins N/A

Once reached Larkin Terminal, take a bus to Bandar Penawar. One of the bus services available is Maraliner. The fare is approximately RM8.20 per trip per passenger.From Bandar Penawar, you can either take a local cab (teksi), or wait for a minibus that will take you directly to Desaru

Alternatively, you can take a bus service (41 or 227) from Larkin to Kota Tinggi. Then take another bus from Kota Tinggi to Bandar Penawar (max. 1hour). From Bandar Penawar, hitch a cab (teksi), or wait the minibus that will take you directly to Desaru.

If you are travelling alone, Bus and Ferry are more economical options. For family travel, the above are not advisable due to number of bus hopping. Besides it is time consuming.

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