Causeway Link CW2

Causeway Link CW2 is a cross-border service operated by Johor Bahru-based bus operator Handal Indah, plying between Queen Street Bus Terminal and Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The popular route shares similar terminating points with the local Service 170 and the Singapore-Johore Express, incorporating a long express sector between Queen Street and Woodlands CIQ Complex.

Causeway Link Sksbus SA12-300 (JPV7562) – Service CW2
Route Information
Route Larkin Bus Terminal ↔ Queen Street Bus Terminal
Passes Through JB CIQ, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Woodlands CIQ,
Fare Section fare payment, ManjaLink Card accepted.
RM3.40 (Max) from JB, S$3.30 (Max) from Singapore
Operator Information
Current Operator Handal Indah Sdn Bhd (Causeway Link)
Common Fleet MAN 18.310
Mercedes-Benz OH1632 / 1636
Scania K250IB
SKSbus SA12-300
Departure Times from
JB CIQ
Daily: 0415hrs – 2300hrs
Departure Times from
Queen Street
Daily: 0600hrs – 2345hrs
Frequency
Published frequency of 15-30mins.

Route History

Service CW2 is a cross-border route connecting Queen Street Bus Terminal to Johor Barhu City Centre and Larkin Bus Terminal, via Woodlands Checkpoint crossing. The route is one of three regular cross-border bus services operating out of Queen Street, along with Service 170 and the Singapore-Johore Express.

The route duplicates the Singapore-Johore Express (SJE) entirely, but usually operates at higher frequencies and is a more popular travel option overall as compared to SJE. Service 170 on the other hand, plies a local route between Queen Street and Woodlands CIQ Complex via Bukit Timah and Upper Bukit Timah, and as a result has a significantly longer journey time.

Due to varying traffic conditions at the Causeway, travel times and waiting times may increase significantly when jams occur. The route does not call at en-route bus stops in Singapore, providing fast connections daily between Singapore and Malaysia.

JB CIQ – Larkin Link

Although officially terminating at Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal, CW2 operates between JB CIQ and Queen Street in practice, i.e. most buses turn back at JB CIQ instead of running the full route to Larkin. The significantly lower-demand sector between JB CIQ and Larkin Sentral is operated by another linking service known as CWL, which accepts valid tickets purchased by connecting passengers from CW1 and CW2 (and also sells its own CW1/CW2/CW5 tickets to Singapore-bound passengers).

Passengers at JB CIQ heading towards Larkin Sentral can board Service CWL, CW1 or CW2 to Larkin Sentral after clearing immigration. Between Larkin Sentral and JB CIQ, CWL, CW1 (which also officially terminates at Larkin Sentral), and CW2 operate as a public bus, stopping at all en route stops along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak (Skudai Highway) and Jalan Lingkaran Dalam (JB Inner Ring Road).

Boarding Points:

– Terminating Points:

  • Larkin Terminal: Causeway Link berths A32-A33, operating as CWL
  • Queen Street: Terminal alighting and boarding points similarly used by Service 170 and Singapore-Johore Express.

– Towards Singapore:

  • JB CIQ (Departure): Bus Bays 22, 23 and 24 at Platform B
  • Woodlands (Arrival): 3 separate queues for CW1/CW2/CW5 at the Public Bus berths after immigration clearance.

– Towards Johor Bahru:

  • Woodlands (Departure): Single queue at the Public Bus berth after immigration clearance.
  • JB CIQ (Arrival): Platform B. After immigration clearance, a CW staff/timekeeper will direct passengers to the next bus departing for Larkin Sentral.

Fares & Inter-Checkpoint Transfer:

At each checkpoint on the Singapore and Malaysian side of the border, passengers will have to alight and clear customs before boarding the bus again. When travelling between Woodlands CIQ Complex and Johor Bahru CIQ Complex in either direction, commuters may board any Causeway Link bus (Service CW1, CW2 or CW5) with a valid ticket. Commuters using the ManjaLink Card should tap their card upon entry.

From Woodlands CIQ towards Singapore, CW2 ticket holders are entitled to ride CW5 to Newton Circus as the fare is similar. ManjaLink card users will have their card value deducted by the same amount..

Special Departures:

  • Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Checkpoint)  Queen Street Ter
    Daily from 0415hrs onwards

Fares:

Charges section fares last revised on 06 October 2014. Only Singapore currency is accepted when boarding the bus in Singapore, and Malaysian currency is accepted when boarding from Malaysia. Passengers using ManjaLink will be charged a lower fare compared to cash-paying passengers.

Destination Manjalink Card Adult Fare (Cash) Concesssion Fare (Cash)
Larkin / JB CIQ → Queen Street RM3.10 RM3.40 RM1.70
Queen Street → Larkin / JB CIQ S$3.00 S$3.30 S$1.50
  • Fare between JB CIQ and Larkin is RM1.50 in either direction
  • Intermediate stage fares between Woodlands CIQ and Larkin will follow CW1 fares.

More detailed fare information for Manjalink users and concession fares are attached in a separate section below.

Fleet: See above

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Larkin Terminal
    Jalan Kenlayang
  • Jalan Kolam Ayer
    – Pejabat Daerah Tanah Johor Bahru
  • Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
    – Theng Chuan Tan Clan Association Johor
    – before Danga City Mall
    Jalan Lingkaran Dalam
  • Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Woodlands CIQ Complex
    Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE)
    Pan-Island Expressway (PIE)
    Whitley Rd
    Dunearn Rd
    Bt Timah Rd
    Sungei Rd
    Ophir Rd
    Rochor Canal Rd
  • Ban San St (Alighting point)
  • Queen St Ter
  • Queen St Ter
    Queen St
    Rochor Rd
    Rochor Canal Rd
    Bt Timah Rd
    Whitley Rd
    Pan-Island Expressway (PIE)
    Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE)
  • Woodlands CIQ Complex
  • Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
    Jalan Lingkaran Dalam
  • Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
    – Amaha Resources Sdn Bhd
    – before Jalan Yahya Awal
  • Jalan Kolam Ayer
    Jalan Kenyalang
  • Larkin Terminal
Note: Green denotes roads in Singapore, Blue denotes roads in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Causeway Link CW2 at a glance
Causeway Link CW2 at a glance

————————————————————————————————————————————

Gallery:


Scania K250IB (JQC5699) – CW2

MAN 18.310 (JHA1371) – CWL

————————————————————————————————————————————

History:

  • NA

Past Routings:

  • NA

————————————————————————————————————————————

Miscellaneous Fare Information for Manjalink users

Manjalink fares will be deducted in stages, e.g. when boarding CW2 at JB CIQ towards Singapore, passengers will be charged RM1.30 for the inter-checkpoint sector (similar to the CW1 fare). When a passenger re-boards the bus at Woodlands Checkpoint, he/she will be required to tap the ManjaLink card on the reader, of which an additional RM1.80 will be deducted for CW2, therefore charging a total fare of RM3.10 to Queen Street.

As the ManjaLink card is loaded with values in MYR, for SGD fares passengers will be charged based on the prevailing exchange rate determined by Causeway Link. For example, the published ManjaLink fare for JB-bound CW1 is $0.90, and as such when ManjaLink is used, 0.90×2.98= 2.682, thereby deducting RM2.70 from the card taking into consideration the Malaysian system of rounding cents.

The fare of CWL is RM1.50 in either direction. For passengers commuting on CW2 between Woodlands CIQ and Larkin Sentral, CW1 fares will be charged instead.

Miscellaneous Information for Concession Fares

From Johor Bahru, concession fares are applicable to:

  • Children between 7 and 12 years old
  • Students in primary and secondary school uniform
  • Senior Citizen aged 60 and above
  • Persons with disabilities holding the OKU Card

From Singapore, concession fares are applicable to:

  • Children below 12 years old
  • Students in Primary school, secondary school, and pre-university education institutes (including Institute of Education (ITE)) wearing uniform

————————————————————————————————————————————

External Links & References:

Back to Bus Services
Back to Bus Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *