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.
New Short Trip Bus Service 160A from Jurong East Temp Int to Bukit Batok Rd (Opp Dunearn Sec Sch) starts service from 19 November 2018.
From 2300hrs onwards, buses leaving Jurong East Temp Int will terminate at Jln Jim Quee – JB Sentral Bus Ter.
||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|
|Travelling Time||200 mins (Full Loop, Subject to traffic conditions)|
|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 Buses:
– Scania K230UB
|Departure Times from Jurong East
||0510 – 2259 (Daily | Full Loop)
2300 – 0000 (Daily | Terminating at JB Sentral)
|Departure Times from JB Sentral
||0642 – 0009 (Weekdays)
0636 – 0009 (Saturdays)
0641 – 0013 (Sundays / Public Holidays)
** Subject to Traffic Conditions
|0630-0830: 12 – 16 mins
0831-1659: 12 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 19 – 19 mins
After 1900: 15 – 20 mins
** Subject to Traffic Conditions
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. This bus service occasionally diverts via Woodlands Ave 3 / Woodlands Centre Road towards Johor Bahru when Woodlands Road is severely congested.
From 2300hrs onwards, buses leaving Jurong East Interchange will terminate at JB Sentral Bus Terminal along Jln Jim Quee.
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.
MRT/LRT Stations Served
Short Trip Service
- Service 160A: Jurong East Temp Int → Bukit Batok Rd (Opp Dunearn Sec Sch)
Weekdays: 0605hrs – 1030hrs & 1555hrs – 2025hrs | 13 – 15 mins frequency
- Jurong East Temp Int → JB Sentral Bus Terminal
Weekdays: 2305hrs, 2320hrs, 2340hrs, 0000hrs
Saturdays: 2306hrs, 2322hrs, 2341hrs, 0000hrs
Sundays / Public Holidays: 2300hrs, 2314hrs, 2328hrs, 2344hrs, 0000hrs
- Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Checkpoint) → Jurong East Temp Int
Weekdays: 0535hrs, 0550hrs, 0605hrs, 0620hrs, 0635hrs, 0650hrs
Saturdays: 0550hrs, 0603hrs, 0616hrs, 0629hrs, 0642hrs
Sundays / Public Holidays: 0550hrs, 0604hrs, 0618hrs, 0632hrs, 0646hrs
- W’lands Crossing (W’lands Checkpt) → Jurong East Temp Int
- Woodlands Rd (Kranji Stn) → Jurong East Temp Int
Weekdays: 0738hrs, 0745hrs, 0755hrs, 1900hrs, 2000hrs, 2020hrs
Saturdays: 1832hrs, 1858hrs, 1936hrs, 1952hrs, 2147hrs, 2216hrs, 2245hrs
Sundays / Public Holidays: 1733hrs, 1759hrs, 1833hrs, 1900hrs, 1934hrs, 1950hrs
- Bukit Batok Rd (Blk 402) → Jurong East Temp Int
Weekdays: 0625hrs, 0637hrs, 0653hrs, 0708hrs, 0722hrs, 0736hrs, 0751hrs, 0806hrs, 0821hrs, 0836hrs, 0851hrs, 0906hrs, 0921hrs, 0936hrs, 0951hrs, 1005hrs, 1020hrs, 1038hrs, 1050hrs, 1615hrs, 1627hrs, 1646hrs, 1700hrs, 1715hrs, 1730hrs, 1745hrs, 1802hrs, 1814hrs, 1830hrs, 1845hrs, 1900hrs, 1915hrs, 1930hrs, 1945hrs, 2000hrs, 2015hrs, 2030hrs & 2043hrs
Sundays / Public Holidays: 0625hrs
Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.
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 & 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.