SBS Transit Bus Service 160

SBS Transit Bus Service 160 is a cross-border service plying between Jurong Town Hall 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. JB Sentral is only served on Mondays – Thursdays (after 8am) & on Fridays (after 8am to before 5pm), except public holidays.

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

160
Jurong Town Hall Int
↺ Johor Bahru (Loop)
29009 Jurong Town Hall Int NEW EW24NS1 Venture Dr
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
28211 Bef Jurong East Stn EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
29009 Jurong Town Hall Int NEW EW24NS1 Venture Dr
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Jurong Town Hall Bus Interchange JB Sentral Bus Terminal (Loop)
Passes Through Bukit Batok Rd, Phoenix, Woodlands Rd, Kranji MRT, Woodlands CIQ, Sultan Iskandar CIQ
Route Length 50.0 km
Travelling 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 Single-deck buses
APAD Registered for Cross Border Bus Services
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Jurong Town Hall
Daily
05:25 – 00:00
Buses departing Jurong Town Hall Int after 23:00 terminates at JB Sentral Bus Ter
Departure Times from JB Sentral
Mondays – Thursdays
Fridays Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays
08:26 – 00:03 08:33 – 16:57 No Service
Departure Times from JB CIQ → Jurong Town Hall Int
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:00 – 00:32 05:50 – 00:24 05:50 – 00:31
Operating Frequency
Loop Service 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 15 – 20 mins 12 – 20 mins 14 – 15 mins 15 – 20 mins
Saturdays 11 mins 11 – 12 mins 11 – 12 mins 11 – 18 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 12 – 14 mins 8 – 12 mins 11 mins 10 – 15 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.

After 23:00 to 00:00 daily, Service 160 buses departing Jurong Town Hall Interchange will terminate at:

  • JB Sentral Bus Terminal along Jln Jim Quee on Weekdays (Mon – Thu)
  • Johor Bahru Checkpoint on all other days, including public holidays.
Omission of JB Sentral

Bus Service 160 will loop at Johor Bahru Checkpoint and omit JB Sentral Bus Terminal during these periods:

  • Weekdays (Mon – Fri) before 8am
  • Fridays after 5pm
  • Saturdays
  • Sundays / Singapore Public Holidays
Cross-Border Procedures

 

At each checkpoint, passengers have to alight and clear immigration before boarding the bus again. When different bus services are used when arriving at/departing from a checkpoint, this will constitute a transfer for card paying passengers. If the same bus service is used, the journey is resumed. Cash-paying passengers should retain their tickets as proof of payment, and produce them when re-boarding buses at checkpoints.

At Woodlands Checkpoint towards Johor Bahru, a single queue is formed for Bus Services 160/170/170X/950. Passengers will be directed to board whichever bus comes first. This arrangement has been in place since 20 May 2022.

At JB CIQ (Johor Bahru Checkpoint) towards Singapore, a single queue is formed for Bus Services 160/170/170X. Passengers will be directed to board whichever bus comes first.

 

Approximate Operating Hours at Woodlands Checkpoint
46101 – Woodlands Checkpoint (Towards JB Sentral)
Weekday Saturday Sunday / Public Holidays
First Bus 06:15 06:12 06:11
Last Bus 00:48 00:48 00:46
46109 – Woodlands Checkpoint (Towards Jurong Town Hall)
Weekday Saturday Sunday / Public Holidays
First Bus 05:17 06:11 06:09
Last Bus 00:49 00:43 00:49
Route Limitations

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

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.

Currently, several SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz Citaro & MAN A22 buses are registered for cross-border operations.

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


MRT/LRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Jurong Town Hall Int → Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Checkpoint)
    Fridays: 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
  • Jurong Town Hall Int → JB Sentral Bus Terminal
    Weekdays (Mon – Thu): 23:05, 23:20, 23:40 & 00:00
  • Jurong Town Hall Int → Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Checkpoint) → Jurong Town Hall Int
    Omits JB Sentral during Weekdays (Mon – Fri) before 8am, Fridays after 5pm, Saturdays & Sundays / Singapore Public Holidays
  • Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Checkpoint)  Jurong Town Hall Int
    Weekdays (Mon – Thu): 05:00, 05:10, 05:21, 05:31, 05:42, 05:52 & 06:06
    Fridays: 05:00, 05:10, 05:19, 05:29, 05:38, 05:57, 05:59 & 06:11
    Saturdays: 05:50, 06:02 & 06:14
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:50 & 06:05
  • Woodlands Rd (Kranji Stn) → Jurong Town Hall Int
    Weekdays (Mon – Thu): 07:39, 07:48, 07:51, 19:00, 20:03 & 20:20
    Fridays: 07:39, 07:45, 07:50, 19:00, 20:03 & 20:41
    Saturdays: 05:50, 06:02 & 06:14
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:50 & 06:05
  • Bukit Batok Rd (Blk 402) → Jurong Town Hall Int
    Weekdays: Morning & Evening Peak Hours
    Saturdays: 06:25
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 06:25
Short Trip Service
  • Service 160A: Jurong Town Hall Int → Bukit Batok Rd (Opp Dunearn Sec Sch)
    Weekdays (except Public Holidays): 06:24 10:24 & 13:35 20:08

Gallery (Buses):
Posters:

Operator History:
  • 2004 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2029 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)
  • 2020 (06 Dec): Amended to relocated Jurong East Int
  • 2023 (26 Nov): Extended to Jurong Town Hall Int; First bus timing daily brought forward from 05:30 to 05:25
  • 2024 (Mar): Official schedule update to omit JB Sentral on Weekdays before 8am, Fridays after 5pm and Full day on Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays

Past Routings


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12 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 160

  • 3 May 2022 at 9:19 PM
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    Honestly, I wished that Tower Transit could operate this bus service instead

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    • 20 May 2022 at 5:47 PM
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      Can but will take a long time to transfer over like 1+ years. From the bus models to the SPAD/APAD sticker and communication between tts, malaysia ministry, lta & sbs. Honestly even with the fleet switching to MAN A22 Euro V & VI, i highly doubt another operator will snatch this up just like smrt 950 as well

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  • 4 April 2022 at 6:08 PM
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    160/170/170X fleet will be majority Citaro and minority Euro 5 B3 A22 & Euro 6 A22.

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    • 7 April 2022 at 12:06 PM
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      Tbh Only 950 should use the MAN A22 E5 while 160 & 170 can use MAN A22 E6 & Citaros, this is a good way to use all those storage buses rotting away. If some were pulled from other services, can use the E4 & E5 KUBS that are from 160 & 170 that werent retired. I am pretty sure the reason why Euro V KUBS werent use is probably due to the fact they were procured 1-2 years after the E4s, their lifespan expiry aint far off

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  • 11 February 2022 at 10:29 AM
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    As Majority of Ulu Pandan’s E4 KUBS are being retired, services 160/170 are not spared as most from these were retired and laid up. Serveal SG Plated Citaros are being deployed without the SPAD registration. Wonder what bus model will be the replacement when cross border resumes.

    Candidates:

    Mercedes Benz 0530 Citaro(Has to be Batch 3 as they are still younger than B1 & B2)
    MAN A22 E5
    MAN A22 E6(Most prefered as they are the youngest diesel SD Bus and 2 Wheelchair bays like Scania K230UB E4)

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  • 14 December 2020 at 5:51 PM
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    Mercedes Benz are now deployed regularly.

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

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    • 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

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      • 7 February 2022 at 4:27 PM
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        SBS can deploy these buses ONLY IN SINGAPORE.

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