Cross Border Bus Service AC7

Cross Border Bus Service AC7 plies between Yishun Bus Interchange and Sultan Iskandar CIQ (JB CIQ) via Chong Pang, Sembawang Rd/MRT, Woodlands Ave 9, and Marsiling Rd.  It is operated by Singapore-based private bus operator Ridewell Travel since 19 May 2022, having been formerly operated by Advance Coach.

AC7 resumed limited services on 19 May 2022. As services are ramping up, services will be operating at a lower frequency and listed first/last bus departure timings in this article may not be strictly adhered to.

AC7
59009 Yishun Int B8 NS13 Yishun Ave 2
59141 Blk 741 Yishun Ave 5
59111 Blk 701 Yishun Ave 5
57111 Opp Blk 101 Sembawang Rd
57121 Opp Blk 115B Sembawang Rd
57131 Opp Jln Kemuning Sembawang Rd
58011 Opp Sembawang Shop Ctr Sembawang Rd
58021 Opp The Nautical Sembawang Rd
58101 Blk 311 Canberra Rd
58151 Bef Sembawang Stn NS11 Canberra Rd
58211 Sembawang Stn NS11 Sembawang Way
58221 Blk 339 CP Sembawang Way
58389 Opp Blk 469B Sembawang Way
47629 Seagate Woodlands Ave 7
46749 Opp Seagate Gambas Ave
46739 Blk 782 Gambas Ave
46489 Aft Gambas Ave Woodlands Ave 9
46479 Blk 774 Woodlands Ave 9
46469 Blk 759 Woodlands Ave 9
46459 Blk 872 Woodlands Ave 9
46261 Blk 808 Woodlands Ave 9
46301 Progen Bldg Riverside Rd
46139 Aft Riverside Rd Admiralty Rd
46129 Marsiling Lane Mkt/Fc Admiralty Rd
46101 W'Lands Checkpt Woodlands Crossing
46211 Johor Bahru Checkpt Johor Bahru
46219 Johor Bahru Checkpt Johor Bahru
46109 W'Lands Checkpt Woodlands Crossing
46121 Opp Marsiling Lane Mkt/Fc Admiralty Rd
46131 Aft Marsiling Lane Admiralty Rd
46309 Opp Progen Bldg Riverside Rd
46269 Republic Poly Woodlands Ave 9
46451 Opp Blk 872 Woodlands Ave 9
46461 Opp Blk 757A CP Woodlands Ave 9
46471 Opp Blk 773 Woodlands Ave 9
46481 Aft Woodlands Ind Pk E6 Woodlands Ave 9
46731 Yew Huat Scaffolding Work Gambas Ave
46741 Seagate Gambas Ave
47621 Aft Gambas Ave Woodlands Ave 7
58381 Blk 469B Sembawang Way
58229 Blk 358A CP Sembawang Way
58219 Opp Sembawang Stn NS11 Sembawang Way
58159 Aft Admiral Hill Canberra Rd
58109 Opp Blk 311 Canberra Rd
58029 The Nautical Sembawang Rd
58019 Aft Sembawang Shop Ctr Sembawang Rd
57139 Aft Jln Kemuning Sembawang Rd
57129 Blk 114 Sembawang Rd
57119 Blk 101 Sembawang Rd
59119 Opp Blk 701A Yishun Ave 5
59149 Blk 145 Yishun Ave 5
59072 Yishun Stn Exit E NS13 Yishun Ave 2
59073 Opp Yishun Stn NS13 Yishun Ave 2
59009 Yishun Int NS13 Yishun Ave 2
Route Overview
Route Yishun Bus Interchange ↔ JB CIQ Complex
Passes Through Yishun Ave 5, Sembawang Rd, Sembawang Way, Woodlands Ave 9, Admiralty Rd
Operator Information
Current Operator Ridewell Travel Pte Ltd
Current Fleet
Yutong ZK6126HGA
Operating Hours
Departure Timings from Yishun Int
Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:40 – 23:30 06:00 – 23:30
Note: The listed departure timings may not accurately reflect actual departure timings as the service is progressively ramped up by the operator.
Departure Timings from JB CIQ
Weekdays Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays
05:20 – 23:30 05:40 – 23:30
Frequency
From Yishun Int / JB CIQ
Not available as the service is progressively ramped up by the operator.
Fare Information
Fare EZ-Link Card: SGD $2.50 (towards JB) / SGD $2.00 (towards Yishun)
Cash: SGD $3.00 (towards JB) / RM 6.00 (only when boarding at JB CIQ towards Singapore)

Cross Border Bus Service AC7 connects Yishun, Sembawang Rd, Sembawang MRT, Woodlands Ave 9 and Marsiling to Sultan Iskandar CIQ, the customs checkpoint in Johor Bahru. Introduced on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 and operated by Advance Coach, the service was part of a bilateral Singapore & Malaysia agreement to improve transit links between both countries. Formerly terminating at Kotaraya II Terminal, it was shortened to JB CIQ following the closure of the terminal in November 2014.

Starting from Yishun Bus Interchange, AC7 duplicates the route of Bus Service 858 up to Woodlands Ave 9, serving Chong Pang, Sembawang Rd (Sembawang Shopping Centre), Sembawang MRT, Woodlands Ave 7 & Gambas Ave (near Seagate and Woodlands Loop). It then continues west along Woodlands Ave 9/Riverside Rd/Admiralty Rd, serving Republic Polytechnic and housing/industrial estates around Marsiling before crossing the border to Johor Bahru.

Advance Coach operated the service with high-floor Yutong ZK6118HGA city buses in a purple livery. From 18 March 2020, the service was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying Malaysia Movement Control Order. While most public bus services resumed on 1 May 2022, Bus Service AC7 only resumed operations on 19 May 2022, this time operated by Ridewell Travel using low-floor Yutong ZK6126HGA city buses.

Cross-Border Procedures

Due to varying traffic conditions at the Causeway, journey times and frequencies may increase significantly when jams occur. At each checkpoint, passengers have to alight and clear customs before boarding the bus again. Upon reboarding, passengers will be required to show proof of payment (issued receipt).

Section Fare
Sector EZ-Link Card Fare Cash Fare
From Yishun Int – Admiralty Rd → JB CIQ SGD $2.50 SGD $3.00
Woodlands Checkpoint → JB CIQ SGD $2.00 SGD $2.00
JB CIQ →  Yishun Int SGD $2.00 RM 6.00
MRT Stations Served

Gallery: (2022-)

Ridewell Travel presently operates a fleet of Yutong ZK6126HGA buses on AC7. These buses were previously owned/operated by Woodlands Transport.

Gallery: (Pre-2020)

Advance Coach formerly deployed a fleet of Yutong ZK6118HGA buses for AC7, in a purple livery.


Operator History:
  • 15 Dec 2010 – 17 Mar 2020: Advance Coach Pte Ltd
  • 19 May 2022 – Present: Ridewell Travel Pte Ltd
History:
  • 2010 (15 Dec): Introduced between Yishun Int and Kotaraya II Terminal and operated by Advance Coach Pte Ltd
  • 2014 (01 Nov): Shortened to terminate at JB CIQ with the closure of Kotaraya II Ter
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
  • 2019 (08 Sep): Amended to Yishun Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2020 (18 Mar) – 2022 (18 May): Temporarily suspended due to Malaysia Movement Control Order
  • 2022 (19 May): Service resumed; operated by Ridewell Travel Pte Ltd

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50 thoughts on “Cross Border Bus Service AC7

  • 4 November 2023 at 9:44 PM
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    Plz give this service to smrt buses and renumber it to maybe service 952. Enough of this lousy AC7 this service will be better managed by smrt buses.

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