From the 1st of July 2015, the Intercity trains from Singapore to Johor Bahru have been replaced by a new KTMB Shuttle service that operates many trains a day between Singapore and Malaysia.
From this date, all long distance KTMB Intercity Trains will now no longer be travelling to Woodlands Railway Station in Singapore.
All long distance Malaysian trains will now terminate / originate from JB Sentral Railway Station in Johor Bahru.
So if you now want to travel by train from Singapore to Malaysia, you will have to catch one of the new shuttle trains (Shuttle Tebrau) over to JB Sentral.
Once you arrive at JB Sentral Train Station, you can then continue your journey by KTMB Intercity Train from there.
Latest Timetable for 2019:
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There are 13 services a day with the first train from Singapore to JB leaving at 8:30 am in the morning, the last train leaves at 11:45 pm at night.
If you want to continue your journey by train once you arrive at Johor Bahru Sentral Station, please use the links below for the latest timetables for travel up the west coast.
As the dual electrified railway line has yet to be completed between JB and Gemas, you will first have to take another Shuttle Train service from JB to Gemas or Tampin.
Once you arrive in Gemas, you then have to change trains for the newer and much faster Electric Train Services (ETS).
You can also connect to KTM Komuter Trains if you take the Shuttle all the way to Tampin.
The commuter services can take you very cheaply from Tampin to KL Sentral and beyond.
These new fast trains can take you quickly to places like Seremban, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Butterworth (for George Town and Penang Island), Alor Setar / Arau (for the ferry to Langkawi Island) and on to the Malaysia / Thailand border at Padang Besar, where all KTMB trains now terminate and taken over by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) with Shuttle services to the nearby Hat Yai or long distance services all the way up to Bangkok
If you want to travel from JB on the Jungle Line up to the northeast of Malaysia:
One way fares from Singapore to Johor Bahru are 5 SGD (Singapore Dollars).
If you are travelling the other way from JB, the fare is 5 MYR (Malaysian Ringgit).
When leaving Singapore, allow yourself some time to go through the immigration process.
You will be both stamped out of Singapore and stamped into Malaysia at Woodlands Station before boarding your train.
The big advantage of taking the train from Singapore to Malaysia is that the immigration process at Woodlands Train Checkpoint is much quicker here than at all the other border crossings (which are well known for their congestion problems), making it the best way to travel from Singapore to Malaysia (in our opinion).
To get to Woodlands Railway Station which is located in the north of Singapore island, you can either take a taxi or if you want to travel as cheap as possible, we recommend you take a combination of the MRT (which covers most of the city so there should be a station close to where you are staying), then a bus.
The nearest MRT station to Woodlands Train Checkpoint is at Marsiling MRT Station. From here you can continue the short trip (about 1.7 km) to Woodlands by bus or you could walk if you have the time and energy.
Another option is to take an MRT to Woodlands MRT Station, then a bus from there.
To plan your route to Woodlands, we recommend you visit the following website where they have a handy "Journey Planner" which will tell you the best route to take from where ever you are in the city.
If you are staying in Singapore, you can make an advance booking for Shuttle / Intercity Trains leaving Johor Bahru by using the KTMB online booking site or through an online ticket agent.
We recommend you buy your tickets before travelling to JB Sentral as many services can be fully booked (depending on the season, public holidays, religious festivals etc).
You can book your train tickets from JB and print them out yourselves, catch a Shuttle Train or bus over to JB, then catch your Intercity Train.
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