Singapore to johor bahru taxiJohor Transport
Getting from Singapore to Johor bahru taxi
Causeway and Tuas Check Points
Singapore is connected to Johor state of Malaysia by two border crossings – Woodlands Causeway and Tuas Second Link. Both Causeway and Second Link open 24 hours a day and operate all year round. Due to strong historical and economic ties, hundreds of thousands of peoples travel across the borders daily.
More than 50 thousands vehicles and 300 thousand people each day travel across the causeway, majority of whom are Malaysian working in Singapore although there are growing number of Singaporean living in Johor to take advantage of lower cost of living.
On daily basis, the traffic is generally heavy in the morning peak hour (7am-9am) entering Singapore and in the evening (after 6pm) towards Johor Bahru city. The traffic flow is reverse on weekend as Singaporeans head north to Johor Bahru for shopping and short vacation trips.
During festive periods (Chinese New year, Hari Raya, Christmas and Deepevali) and long weekends, do expect huge amount of traffic that leads to massive jams on both the Causeway and the Second Link. It is advisable to check the traffic situation at the borders before you get on the road.
Causeway is situated at the north end of Singapore and linked Woodlands (Singapore) to the southernmost Malaysian city of Johor Bahru or simply JB. Causeway was constructed in 1924 across the Selat Tebrau (Strait of Johor) and is more congested as it is connected to JB town which is more densely polulated. Besides Causeway carries a 3-lane road, a railway and pipes through which Singapore imports its fresh water. With the majority of vehicles using Causeway, the ensuring traffic, noise and smog affects mostly downtown Johor Bahru and Woodlands Central
TUAS SECOND LINK
The second and newer border crossing of Second Link opened in December 2008 is a 1.9 km long bridge located at the western tip of Singapore and connects Tuas to Gelang Patah of Johor. Second Link is much less used and traffic is generally smoother in both directions primarily because of it’s location away from JB City and secondly the higher, more prohibitive tolls. However higher toll charges is no longer true after the Causeway toll hike in October 2014. Second Link sees busy queues on Sunday evenings entering Singapore as waves of Singaporean returns home from visit to Malaysia.