Advance Coach AC7 is a cross-border service plying between Yishun Bus Interchange and Sultan Iskandar CIQ (JB CIQ). It is operated by Singapore-based private bus operator Advance Coach, with their distinctive purple Yutong high-floor city buses.
Due to the Malaysia Movement Control Order (MCO), Service AC7 will be suspended for the duration of the MCO period, starting 18 March 2020.
||Yishun Bus Interchange ↔ JB CIQ|
|Passes Through||Sembawang MRT, Woodlands Ave 9, Marsiling Road|
|Route Length||~14.0km (D1) | 15.0km (D2)|
|Travelling Time||80 – 85 mins
Timings subject to traffic conditions, especially affected at Checkpoints
|Current Operator||Advance Coach Pte Ltd|
|Current Fleet||Yutong ZK6118HGA|
|Departure Times from Yishun
||0540 – 2330 (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600 – 2330 (Sundays / Public Holidays)
|Departure Times from JB CIQ||0520 – 2330 (Weekdays)
0540 – 2330 (Saturdays, Sundays / Public Holidays)
|Frequency||For Both Directions|
|0630-0830: 25 mins
0831-1659: 30 mins
1700-1900: 25 mins
After 1900: 30 mins
|NOTE: Service AC7’s are observed to be less frequent than the frequencies above. Please plan for additional travel time and possible alternative routes if the bus does not show up.|
Advance Coach AC7 is a cross-border route connecting 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, the service was part of 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.
Due to varying traffic conditions at the Causeway, travel times and frequencies may increase significantly when jams occur. At each checkpoint, rides will be suspended and 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).
Fare: S$2.20 (ez-link) or S$2.50 (Cash) from Singapore, RM $3.00 from Malaysia.
Fleet: AC7′s fleet comprises a full fleet of Yutong ZK6118HGA buses.
- 2010 – Present: Advance Coach
- 2010 (15 Dec): Introduced between Yishun Int and Kotaraya II Terminal
- 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): Temporarily suspended due to Malaysia Movement Control Order.