SMRT Bus Service 950

SMRT Bus Service 950 is a cross-border service plying between Woodlands Temporary Interchange and looping at JB Sentral Terminal in Johor Bahru, passing through Marsiling, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Checkpoint and Sultan Iskandar CIQ. It is currently the only cross-border service operated by SMRT Buses.


Bus Service 950: Woodlands ↺ JB Sentral
From Woodlands Looping at JB Sentral
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int NS9
  • Woodlands Ave 3
    – Blk 347
    – Blk 320
    – Opp Marsiling Stn NS8
  • Woodlands Centre Rd
    – Opp Blk 144
    – Woodlands Town Gdn
  • Woodlands Crossing
    – Woodlands Checkpoint
  • Causeway (Express)
  • Johor Bahru
    – Johor Bahru Checkpoint
  • Jln Lingkaran Dalam (Express)
  • Jln Tanjung Puteri (Express)
  • Jln Jim Quee
    – JB Sentral Bus Ter
  • Jln Tanjung Puteri (Express)
  • Jln Lingkaran Dalam (Express)
  • Johor Bahru
    – Johor Bahru Checkpoint
  • Causeway (Express)
  • Woodlands Crossing
    – Woodlands Checkpoint
  • Woodlands Ctr Rd
    – Woodlands Train Checkpt
    – Opp Blk 1A
    – Opp Woodlands Town Gdn
    – Marsiling Pr Sch
  • Woodlands Ave 3
    – Marsiling Stn NS8
    – Blk 173
    – Opp Blk 347
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int NS9


Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange JB Sentral Terminal (Loop)
Passes Through Marsiling, Woodlands Ctr, Woodlands CIQ, Sultan Iskandar CIQ
Route Length 24.4 km
Travelling Time 50 mins+ in either direction
(Subject to traffic conditions)
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
(SPAD Registered)
Departure Times from Woodlands
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from JB Sentral
0618hrs – 0007hrs (Weekdays)
0603hrs – 2357hrs (Saturdays)
0601hrs – 2356hrs (Sundays / Public Holidays)

Departure Times from Johor Bahru Checkpoint (towards Woodlands)
0515hrs – 0018hrs (Weekdays)
0515hrs – 0012hrs (Saturdays)
0550hrs – 0011hrs (Sundays / Public Holidays)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 11 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 11 – 13 mins
After 1900: 11 – 12 mins

Service 950 is a cross-border route connecting Woodlands Regional Centre, Marsiling MRT and Woodlands Town Centre with the border town of Johor Bahru in Malaysia. The route experiences high demand throughout the day and is SMRT’s only cross-border service.

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

Despite being a wheelchair-accessible service, wheelchairs are not allowed beyond Woodlands Checkpoint. Hence, wheelchair-bound passengers are currently unable to use this service to cross the border.

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 Johor Bahru Checkpoint in either direction, commuters may re-board Bus Service 950 to resume their ride.

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.

Fare: Only Singapore currency is accepted. Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on here.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Checkpoint)  Woodlands Temp Int
    Weekdays & Saturdays: 0515hrs onwards
    Sundays & PHs: 0550hrs onwards
Route Limitations

Only SPAD-registered single-deck buses are allowed on cross border routes. Currently, only some MAN NL323Fs are SPAD-registered. In accordance with Malaysian regulations, buses must carry relevant documents, fitted with a third brake light at the rear, and attached with Malaysian stickers dictating legal speed limit. Previously, some Mercedes-Benz O405s and OC500LEs were SPAD-registered as well.


Operator History
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

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

  • 2004 (19 Sep): Introduced as a cross-border service plying between Woodlands Regional Interchange in Singapore and Kotaraya II Terminal in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  • 2008 (16 Dec): Calls at JB Sentral along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak as an alighting-only stop
  • 2012 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (01 Nov): Amended to loop at JB Sentral along 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 along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak.
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int

Past Routings:


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6 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 950

  • 14 June 2018 at 4:03 PM

    This is the worst, most inefficient bus service ever – probably reflects SMRT standards overall. Why don’t they get out of putting on such a substandard bus service when they can’t even run their core train business properly. Learn from the SBS Transit service 170 and 170x.

  • 3 May 2018 at 11:05 AM

    why isit that 950 is always the slowest among all the buses in singapore custom? if the company know that theres a issue about this regarding custom jams and all then should do some actions and not leave it

  • 7 February 2018 at 12:25 AM

    Malaysian ringgit is accepted when boarding the bus in Johor Bahru.

  • 6 August 2017 at 12:04 PM

    can you carry luggage to the bus ?

  • 1 November 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Why does this serve Woodlands ave 3?Cant it serve Woodlands Ave 5,2,1?

    • 6 May 2017 at 4:11 AM

      Well, to be honest, after the loop, driver and passengers are already tired (especially the standing ones). So SMRT is trying its best to shorten the route as much as possible without affecting demand.

      The route you suggested incurs an additional 10 minutes or so. Therefore it is not a very feasible idea.


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