Singapore - Johor
The cheapest way to Johor Bahru would be to take Bus No. 170 from either Queen
Street Bus Station or the bus-stop along Rochor Canal Road (just after Sim Lim
The bus fare is S$1.60. The service runs from 5.20 a.m. to 12.10 a.m. everyday.
The bus will stop at the Singapore checkpoint. The bus will not wait for you
whilst you clear immigration, so take all your belongings with you. Keep your
bus ticket and hop on the next Bus No. 170 which comes along. You don't have to
The bus will stop again at the Malaysian checkpoint, which is at the other end
of the Causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia. You will have to get off to
clear immigration. Once more, the bus will not stop for you to clear
immigration, so keep your bus ticket if you intend to catch the next bus.
After clearing immigration, you have the option of either walking straight into
Johor Bahru or to hop on the next Bus No. 170. The bus will take you to the
bus-stop outside Komtar Shopping Centre (along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak) first,
before stopping at Larkin Bus Terminal (at Jalan Datin Halimah in the outskirts
of Johor Bahru).
Larkin bus terminal in Johor Bahru
The old Johor Causeway (1924) is a 1,056-meter
causeway that that links the city of Johor Bahru in Malaysia across the
Straits of Johor to the town of Woodlands in Singapore. It serves as a
road, rail, and pedestrian link, as well as piping water into Singapore.
The causeway connects to the Skudai Highway on the Malaysian side and
the Bukit Timah Expressway on the Singaporean side. It carries 60,000
vehicles on a typical day, with particularly bad traffic congestion on
the eve of public holidays.
Malaysian government has proposed replacing the old causeway with
a new bridge. Singapore however has been reluctant to go ahead with the
project. This has resulted a political rift between the two countries
since the early 2000s.
Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing (Secondlink)
When travelling between Singapore and Malaysia, there is no more convenient way to go than the easily accessible Second Link. Broad expressways provide a fast, smooth crossing, while the various facilities offer all the convenience and comfort you require on your journey. Second Link is the obvious choice for both people and goods crossing between Singapore and Malaysia.
Whether you call it the ‘Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing’, just the ‘Second Crossing’ or even ‘Linkedua’, the Second Link refers to the bridge that spans the stretch between Singapore and Malaysia. It extends a total of 44 km from Tanjong Kupang to Senai in Johor, Malaysia and a twin deck bridge supporting a dual three-lane carriageway linking Tanjung Kupang in Johor and Tuas In Singapore.
The Second Link was first opened to traffic on 2 January 1998. It was officially opened on 18 April the same year by the then Prime Ministers of both countries, namely Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia and Mr Goh Chok
Tong of Singapore. The Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing heralded a new era in
bilateral relations, and brought with it the promise of improved economic and
Today the Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing, also known as the
Second Link, provides speedy clearance and a hassle-free journey to commuters.
This alternative route to the now infamous Causeway is certainly much faster,
easier and safer. The Second Link is already being regarded as the obvious
choice for the transportation of people and goods between Malaysia and
2nd Link Bridge