(Suspended) Transtar Cross-Border Bus TS3

Transtar Cross-Border Bus Service TS3 is a cross-border service plying between Marina Square and Johor Bahru CIQ Complex in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The route passes through Bayfront, Downtown, River Valley and Woodlands CIQ Complex. This route was launched on Monday, 22 January 2018.

This service has been suspended since March 2023 and is currently not in operation.


Promenade Stn/Pan Pacific
Raffles Blvd
Bayfront Stn Exit A
Bayfront Ave
Downtown Stn
Central Blvd
Telok Ayer Stn Exit A
Cross St
Opp Hong Lim Cplx
Upp Cross St
Opp Hong Lim Pk
Eu Tong Sen St
Bef Fort Canning Stn
River Valley Rd
Opp Haw Par Glass Twr
Clemenceau Ave
Somerset Youth Pk
Grange Rd
Woodlands Checkpoint
Woodlands Crossing
Johor Bahru CIQ
Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru CIQ
Johor Bahru
Woodlands Checkpoint
Woodlands Crossing
Bef Met YMCA
Stevens Rd
Aft Orchard Stn Exit 12
Paterson Rd
St. Thomas Wk
River Valley Rd
Fort Canning Stn Exit B
River Valley Rd
Opp Clarke Quay Stn
New Bridge Rd
Opp One Upp Pickering
Upp Pickering St
Church St
The Sail
Marina Blvd
Aft Bayfront Stn Exit E
Bayfront Ave
Promenade Stn Exit B
Temasek Ave
Opp Suntec Convention Ctr
Temasek Ave
Promenade Stn/Pan Pacific
Raffles Blvd

Route Overview
Route Marina Square ↔ Johor Bahru CIQ
Passes Through Bayfront, Downtown, River Valley, Orchard, Woodlands CIQ, Sultan Iskandar CIQ
Operator Information
Current Operator Transtar Travel & Tours Pte Ltd
Current Fleet Private Buses
Operating Hours
Departure Timings from Marina Square
Weekdays Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays
17:00 – 18:00 18:00
Departure Timings from JB CIQ
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:45 – 07:30 06:30 08:30
From Marina Square
60 mins
105 mins
Fare Information
Fare Section fare payment, EZ-Link Card Accepted
S$6.00 (Max) towards JB;
RM10.00 / S$3.20 (Max) towards Singapore / Marina Square


TS3 Poster
TS3 Poster (Old)

Transtar Cross-Border Bus Service TS3 is a cross-border route connecting Marina Square to JB CIQ, via intermediate stops within the Singapore City areas. The route is operated by private bus operator Transtar Travel & Tours Pte Ltd, and was the operator’s third cross-border service, after TS1 to Changi Airport and TS8 to Resorts World Sentosa.

The route was launched on 22 Jan 2018, having been initially announced for 18 Dec 2017 but was

The route is the third cross-border bus service to be introduced by Transtar, after TS1 to Changi Airport and TS8 to Resorts World Sentosa.


Originally planned to terminate at Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal, the final route was shortened to JB CIQ when launched. Its intended launch date was on Monday, 17 December 2017, but was delayed.

Effective 24 October 2018, the number of trips was reduced significantly with a route amendment to serve River Valley on both bounds.

This service is currently not in operation. Transtar’s website reflects this service as being ‘suspended’.

Departure Timings:

Departure times are effective from 1 May 2022.

  • From Marina Square (Bus Stop 02089 Promenade Stn/Pan Pacific, Raffles Blvd)
    Weekdays: 17:00 & 18:00
    Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays: 18:00
  • From Johor Bahru:
    Weekdays: 05:45 & 07:30
    Saturdays: 06:30
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 08:30

Boarding Points:

  • Marina Square: Bus Stop along Raffles Blvd (Promenade Stn/Pan Pacific)
  • JB CIQ: End-on bus bays next to Singapore-Johore Express and SMRT Service 950
  • Woodlands CIQ: End-on bus bay nearest to escalators descending from immigration concourse

Towards Singapore:

  • Johor Bahru Checkpoint → Singapore (all destinations): S$3.20 (EZ-Link) / RM10.00 (Cash)

Towards Johor Bahru:

  • Singapore (all destinations) → Johor Bahru Checkpoint: S$6.00

Child fares are half of the abovementioned adult fares.


  • 2018 (Jan 22): Route Launched
  • 2018 (Jan 27): Reduction in scheduled trips. On weekdays, 4 trips from Singapore, and 5 trips from JB. On Weekends & PHs, 5 trips from Singapore, and 6 trips from JB.
  • 2018 (Oct 24): Reduction in scheduled trips, route amendment to River Valley with Woodlands Civic Ctr stop skipped
  • 2020 (18 Mar) – 2022 (30 Apr): Service suspended amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2023 (Mar): Service suspended again
Old Timetable:
Period Timetable
22 Jan 2018 – 26 Jan 2018 Weekdays:
0545, 0645, 0715, then every hour between 0745–2145 from JB CIQ / Every hour between 0800–0000 from Marina Square
Weekends & PHs:
Every hour between 0645–2145 from JB CIQ / Every hour between 0900–0000 from Marina Square
27 Jan 2018 – 23 Oct 2018 Weekdays:
0545 0630 0730 1545 from JB CIQ / 0800 0900 1700 1800 1900 from Marina Square
Weekends & PHs:
0630 0730 0830 1445 1545 1645 from JB CIQ / 0900 1300 1400 1700 1800 1900 from Marina Square
24 Oct 2018 – 17 Mar 2020 Weekdays: 0545 0730 from JB CIQ / 0800 1800 from Marina Square
Saturdays: 0630 1545 from JB CIQ / 0900 1800 from Marina Square
Sundays & PHs: 0830 1645 from JB CIQ / 1400 1800 from Marina Square
1 May 2022 – Mar 2023 Weekdays: 0545 0730 from JB CIQ / 1700 1800 from Marina Square
Saturdays: 0630 from JB CIQ / 1800 from Marina Square
Sundays & PHs: 0830 from JB CIQ / 1800 from Marina Square


External Links & References:

Back to Bus Services In Johor Bahru
Back to Cross Border Services
Back to Bus Services

One thought on “(Suspended) Transtar Cross-Border Bus TS3

  • 20 November 2019 at 12:14 PM

    Dear Sir/Madam

    It is to my deepest inconvenience to inform you that my experience with the service TS3 has not been smooth. Today, on the 20th of November, on a Wednesday, my mother, my grandma, and myself went to the Pan Pacific Hotel bus stop to board the bus service TS3 to Johor Bahru. However, when I arrived at 11:02pm, the bus was not there, contrary to the information stated on the website. After waiting for one hour, there was also no sign of the bus TS3. We were shocked as this was contrary to the information provided on the website, where a bus would arrive at every hour. In the future, I hope that you would state on your website that bus service ‘TS3’ will not be stopping at the Pan Pacific hotel bus stop to prevent misleading information. Thank you for your time to read this.

    Best wishes


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