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.

Due to the Malaysia Movement Control Order (MCO), Transtar Cross-Border Bus Services will be suspended for the duration of the MCO period, starting 18 March 2020.


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
Natl Youth Council
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 Blvd
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

Technical Information
Marina Square ↔ Johor Bahru CIQ
Passes Through Bayfront, Downtown, River Valley, Orchard, Woodlands CIQ, Sultan Iskandar CIQ
Traveling Time 130 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Transtar Travel & Tours Pte Ltd
Current Fleet Private Buses
Departure Times from Marina Square
Weekdays: 0800hrs & 1800hrs
Saturdays: 0900hrs & 1800hrs
Sundays / Public Holidays: 1400hrs & 1800hrs
Departure Times from JB CIQ
Weekdays: 0545hrs & 0730hrs
Saturdays: 0630hrs & 1545hrs
Sundays / Public Holidays: 0830hrs & 1645hrs

TS3 Poster
TS3 Poster (Old)

Transtar Cross-Border Bus Service TS3 is a cross-border route connecting Marina Square to Johor Bahru City Centre, via intermediate stops within the Singapore City areas. The route operated by private bus operator Transtar Travel & Tours Pte Ltd.

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 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 both bounds.

Departure Timings:

  • From Promenade Stn/Pan Pacific towards JB CIQ:
    Weekdays – 0800 & 1800
    Saturdays – 0900 & 1800
    Sundays / Public Holidays – 1400 & 1800
  • From JB CIQ towards Promenade Stn/Pan Pacific:
    Weekdays – 0545 & 0730
    Saturdays – 0630 & 1545
    Sundays / Public Holidays – 0830 & 1645

For estimated arrival timings at individual stops, please refer to the official Transtar TS3 online brochure here (Updated 24 Oct 2018)

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

Fare: Charges Section Fare as detailed below:



  • 2018 (Jan 22): Route Launched
  • 2018 (Jan 27): Reduction in scheduled trips
  • 2018 (Oct 24): Reduction in scheduled trips, route amendment to River Valley with Woodlands Civic Ctr stop skipped

External Links & References:

Back to Bus Services In Johor Bahru
Back to Cross Border Services
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One thought on “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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