SBS Transit Bus Service 160

SBS Transit Bus Service 160 is a cross-border service plying between Jurong East Bus Interchange and JB Sentral Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, via the Causeway. The route passes through Bukit Batok Road, Phoenix LRT Station, Woodlands Road, Kranji MRT Station, Woodlands CIQ and Sultan Iskandar CIQ.

The route is one of three cross-border services operated by SBS Transit, alongside Service 170 and 170X.

Due to the Malaysia Movement Control Order, Service 160 will be diverted and turnaround at Bus Stop 46509 – Marsiling Pk, Woodlands Ctr Rd before heading back towards Jurong East. It will not serve Johor Bahru until the order is lifted.

Supplementary Bus Service 160M will be launched on Sunday, 26 July 2020.

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160
Jurong East Temp Int ↺ Johor Bahru (Loop)
28009 Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
28441 Seventh-Day Advent Ch Jurong East Ctrl
28071 Blk 105 Boon Lay Way
28081 Blk 112 Boon Lay Way
28281 Opp Blk 227 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28291 Blk 303 Jurong Town Hall Rd
43459 Aft PIE Bt Batok Rd
43761 Opp Dulwich Coll Bt Batok Rd
43751 Opp Blk 443D Bt Batok Rd
43781 Opp Blk 437A Bt Batok Rd
43771 Opp Blk 433B Bt Batok Rd
43671 Opp Dunearn Sec Sch Bt Batok Rd
44171 Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5 Bt Batok Rd
44161 Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5 Bt Batok Rd
44151 Opp Bt Batok Fire Stn Bt Batok Rd
44131 Blk 26 BP4 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44141 Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44041 Junction 10 Woodlands Rd
44051 Opp Blk 632 CP Woodlands Rd
43991 OPP BLK 635A Woodlands Rd
44061 Bef Yew Tee Flyover Woodlands Rd
45011 Aft Yew Tee Flyover Woodlands Rd
45021 Heavy Veh Pk Woodlands Rd
45031 Yew Tee Ind Est Woodlands Rd
45041 Thong Huat Bros Pte Ltd Woodlands Rd
45051 Da Di Glass Woodlands Rd
45061 Opp Mandai Est Woodlands Rd
45071 Bef Mandai Rd Woodlands Rd
45091 Opp Jln Bumbong Woodlands Rd
45101 Aft LP 234 Woodlands Rd
45111 Opp Kranji War Memorial Woodlands Rd
45121 Opp S'pore Turf Club Woodlands Rd
45131 Opp Kranji Stn NS7 Woodlands Rd
46389 Aft W'Lands Ind Pk D St 1 Woodlands Ave 3
46499 Opp Blk 402 Woodlands Ave 3
46519 Opp Blk 144 Woodlands Ctr Rd
46509 Marsiling Pk Woodlands Ctr Rd
46101 W'Lands Checkpt Woodlands Crossing
46101 W'Lands Checkpt Woodlands Crossing
46211 Johor Bahru Checkpt Johor Bahru
46211 Johor Bahru Checkpt Johor Bahru
47711 JB Sentral Bus Ter Jln Jim Quee
46219 Johor Bahru Checkpt Johor Bahru
46219 Johor Bahru Checkpt Johor Bahru
46109 W'Lands Checkpt Woodlands Crossing
46109 W'Lands Checkpt Woodlands Crossing
46059 Globalfoundries/Aft Bke Woodlands Rd
46049 Globalfoundries Woodlands Rd
46039 Opp Kranji Lodge 1 Woodlands Rd
46029 Aft W'Lands Ind Pk D St 2 Woodlands Rd
45139 Kranji Stn NS7 Woodlands Rd
45129 S'pore Turf Club Woodlands Rd
45119 Kranji War Memorial Woodlands Rd
45109 Bef Jln Bumbong Woodlands Rd
45099 Aft Jln Bumbong Woodlands Rd
45079 Aft Mandai Rd Woodlands Rd
45069 Aft Mandai Est Woodlands Rd
45059 Opp Da Di Glass Woodlands Rd
45049 Opp Yew Tee Ind Est Blk 1 Woodlands Rd
45039 Opp Yew Tee Ind Est Woodlands Rd
45029 Opp Heavy Veh Pk Woodlands Rd
44999 Bef Yew Tee Flyover Woodlands Rd
45019 Aft Yew Tee Flyover Woodlands Rd
44069 Aft KJE Slip Rd Woodlands Rd
44059 Blk 632 CP Woodlands Rd
44049 Opp Junction 10 Woodlands Rd
44149 Opp Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44139 Opp Blk 26 BP4 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44159 Bt Batok Fire Stn Bt Batok Rd
44169 Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5 Bt Batok Rd
44179 Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5 Bt Batok Rd
43679 Blk 402 Bt Batok Rd
43779 Blk 433C Bt Batok Rd
43789 Blk 436A Bt Batok Rd
43759 Blk 443D Bt Batok Rd
43769 Dulwich Coll/Blk 445 Bt Batok Rd
43453 BEF PIE Bt Batok Rd
28299 Blk 253 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28289 Blk 228 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28089 Bef Yuhua CC Boon Lay Way
28079 Blk 210 Boon Lay Way
28449 Bef Seventh-Day Advent Ch Jurong East Ctrl
28009 Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd

From 23:00 daily, buses leaving Jurong East Temp Int will terminate at Jln Jim Quee – JB Sentral Bus Ter.

Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Jurong East Bus Interchange  JB Sentral Bus Terminal (Loop)
Passes Through Bukit Batok Rd, Phoenix, Woodlands Rd, Kranji MRT, Woodlands CIQ, Sultan Iskandar CIQ
Route Length 48.7 km
Traveling Time 200 mins (Full Loop, Subject to traffic conditions)
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Scania K230UB
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Jurong East
Daily
05:30 – 00:00
Buses leaving Jurong East Temp Int after 23:00 terminates at JB Sentral Bus Ter
Departure Times from JB Sentral
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
06:42 – 00:09 06:36 – 00:09 06:41 – 00:13
*Subject to Traffic Conditions
Operating Frequency
Loop Service 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 15 – 20 mins 13 – 20 mins 14 – 17 mins 17 – 18 mins
Saturdays 12 – 16 mins 12 – 16 mins 16 mins 15 – 19 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 14 mins 12 – 15 mins 18 – 20 mins 14 – 18 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Bus Service 160 is a cross-border route connecting Jurong East, Bukit Panjang and Kranji MRT to JB Sentral via the Causeway. The route plies long stretches of Bukit Batok Road and Woodlands Road, providing fast connections between the residential towns of Jurong East, Bukit Panjang and Woodlands Centre.

Due to varying traffic conditions at the Causeway, travel times and waiting times may increase significantly when jams occur.

From 23:00 onwards, buses leaving Jurong East Interchange will terminate at JB Sentral Bus Terminal along Jln Jim Quee.

SBS Transit Cross Border Services
SBS Transit Cross Border Services
Cross-Border Procedures

At each checkpoint, passengers have to alight and clear customs before boarding the bus again. When crossing the causeway between Woodlands Checkpoint and Johore Bahru Checkpoint in either direction, commuters may board any SBS Transit bus (either 160, 170 or 170X). However, when leaving from a checkpoint, commuters must re-board Service 160 after clearing customs if they wish to continue their journey and not constitute a transfer.

Tapping out from the bus at a checkpoint will suspend a journey and allow the resumption of a journey afterwards. Cash paying passengers should retain their ticket as proof or payment, and produce it when re-boarding buses at checkpoints.

Approximate Operating Hours at Woodlands Checkpoint
46101 – Woodlands Checkpoint (Towards JB Sentral)
Weekday Saturday Sunday / Public Holidays
First Bus 0617hrs 0611hrs 0614hrs
Last Bus 0046hrs 0046hrs 0044hrs
46109 – Woodlands Checkpoint (Towards Jurong East)
Weekday Saturday Sunday / Public Holidays
First Bus 0604hrs 0611hrs 0609hrs
Last Bus 0047hrs 0042hrs 0047hrs
Route Limitations

Buses deployed on cross-border routes must be registered with the Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD), also known as the Land Public Transport Commission (Malaysia).

Currently, only some Scania K230UBs are SPAD-registered. In accordance with Malaysian regulations, buses must carry relevant documents, be fitted with a third brake light at the rear, and attached with Malaysian stickers dictating the legal speed limit.

Buses operating on Service 160A, 160M or the Service 160 special departure from Bukit Batok Road to Jurong East do not need to be SPAD-Registered as they do not cross the border into Malaysia.


MRT/LRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Jurong East Temp Int → JB Sentral Bus Terminal
    Weekdays: 23:05, 23:20, 23:40 & 00:00
    Saturdays: 23:06, 23:22, 23:41 & 00:00
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 23:00, 23:14, 23:28, 23:44 & 00:00
  • Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Checkpoint)  Jurong East Temp Int
    Weekdays: 05:35, 05:50, 06:05, 06:20, 06:35 & 06:50
    Saturdays: 05:50, 06:03, 06:16, 06:29 & 06:42
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:50, 06:04, 06:18, 06:32 & 06:46
  • W’lands Crossing (W’lands Checkpt) Jurong East Temp Int
    Weekdays: 06:10
    Saturdays: 06:15
  • Woodlands Rd (Kranji Stn) → Jurong East Temp Int
    Weekdays: 07:38, 07:45, 07:55, 19:00, 20:00 & 20:20
    Saturdays: 18:32, 18:58, 19:36, 19:52, 21:47, 22:16 & 22:45
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 17:33, 17:59, 18:33, 19:00, 19:34 & 19:50
  • Bukit Batok Rd (Blk 402) → Jurong East Temp Int
    Weekdays: 06:25, 06:37, 06:53, 07:08, 07:22, 07:36, 07:51, 08:06, 08:21, 08:36, 08:51, 09:06, 09:21, 09:36, 09:51, 10:05, 10:20, 10:38, 10:50, 16:15, 16:27, 16:46, 17:00, 17:15, 17:30, 17:45, 18:02, 18:14, 1830, 1845, 1900, 1915, 1930, 1945, 2000, 2015, 20:30 & 2043
    Saturdays: 06:25
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 06:25
Short Trip Service
  • Service 160A: Jurong East Temp Int → Bukit Batok Rd (Opp Dunearn Sec Sch)
    Weekdays (except Public Holidays)
Route Variant
  • Service 160M: Jurong East Temp Int ↺ Bukit Batok Rd
    Daily

 


Gallery (Buses):
Posters:

Operator History:
  • 2004 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Bukit Merah Bus Package.

History:
  • 2004 (05 Sep): Introduced as a cross-border service by SBS Transit between Jurong East and Kotaraya II terminal.
  • 2008 (16 Dec): Serves additional bus stop (47701) along Jln Tun Abdul Razak towards Kotaraya II Ter
  • 2009 (05 Jul): Amended to ply Boon Lay Way with the closure of Jurong East St 12 to facilitate the Jurong East Modification Project (JEMP)
  • 2011 (17 Dec): Amended to Jurong East Temp Int
  • 2014 (01 Nov): Amended to loop at Jalan Tun Abdul Razak due to the permanent closure of Kotaraya II Terminal
  • 2015 (01 Mar): Amended to loop at JB Sentral Terminal, skipping bus stop (47701) along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak.
  • 2016 (11 Dec): Serves new (43991) along Woodlands Road
  • 2017 (23 Apr): Serves relocated bus stop (43453) along Bukit Batok Road
  • 2017 (28 May): Skips abolished bus stop (45081) along Mandai Road
  • 2017 (21 Aug): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (25 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Ave 3 and Woodlands Centre Road towards JB Sentral
  • 2018 (10 Jun): Serves new bus stop (44999) along Woodlands Road
  • 2018 (18 Nov): Start of operations under Bukit Merah Bus Package (Tendered Contract)

Past Routings


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2 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 160

  • 13 November 2019 at 4:15 PM
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    Can Mercedes-Benz buses be SPAD-registered?

    Reply
    • 12 December 2019 at 2:08 PM
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      Service 170 have Mercedes Benz. Problem is that these cross border services (160,170,950) need to deploy double deckers to cater extremely high demand during Friday,sat,sun and public holidays

      Reply

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