Causeway Link JB Sentral–Desaru Coast Bus Service

Causeway Link JDX is an express bus service connecting Johor Bahru and Desaru Coast, operated by Handal Indah (Causeway Link).


Route Overview
Route JB Sentral Bus Terminal ↔ Desaru Coast Riverside
Passing by
Larkin Sentral
Traveling Time ~90 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Causeway Link (Handal Indah Sdn. Bhd.)
Operating Hours
Departure Times from JB Sentral
Departure Times from Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast
Fare Information
Fare RM15.00 per passenger


Launched on 1 January 2020, Causeway Link JDX offers direct connectivity between Johor Bahru and Desaru Coast in one and a half hours. This service benefits travellers coming from Woodlands Checkpoint, with convenient bus timings that facilitate a day trip to Desaru Coast. From 27 August 2020, the route was amended to serve Larkin Sentral for additional connections.

Booking & Payment

The bus ride can be booked online at Causeway Link’s website, or purchased on the spot. Manjalink and Travel Bus Pass cards issued by Causeway Link are also accepted.

Booking & Payment details (Click to expand)
1. Online

To secure a seat on the preferred traveling time, passengers are advised to book their bus ticket online.  E-ticket will be embedded with a QR code that can be scanned on board to get free drinks vouchers from the bus ticketing machine.

2. JB Sentral Counter (Causeway Link)

Passengers can also pay their bus ticket on the spot provided that the bus is not full. This option does not guarantee a seat for passengers based on their preferred traveling date and time. Upon paying the bus fare on board, a ticket with a free drinks vouchers will come out from the ticketing machine.

3. ManjaLink Card

Another option to pay the bus fare is through the tapping of the ManjaLink Card. It is cashless card used to pay bus fare for Causeway Link cross-border buses and some selected shopping and leisure routes in Johor Bahru. Every cardholder will enjoy a 3% percent discount off from the RM15.00 bus fare for this bus ride.

4. Travel Bus Pass Card

This card provides a free ride to every cardholder every time the passengers board the bus. They can also be used for a free ride to other Causeway Link cross-border and shopping and leisure routes in Johor Bahru based on the 2 or 3 days pass.

Travel Bus Pass can be purchased online and can be redeemed based on the passenger’s preferred Causeway Link and ManjaLink counter redemption points.

ManjaLink and Travel Bus Pass cardholders will also receive a free drinks voucher from the bus ticketing machine after tapping their card on the card reader machine.

Travel Perks & Social Distancing Measures

Complimentary free drinks are offered to commuters travelling on this bus service.

Social Distancing Measures are applied to this bus service, with every alternate seat blocked off to minimise the possible spread of COVID-19. Passengers are also required to wear a face mask.

Pick-Up / Drop-Off Points
  • JB Sentral
    – Platform 1 or 2
  • Larkin Sentral
    – Platform B6, B7 or B8
  • Desaru Coast
    – Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast

Passengers boarding from Larkin Bus Terminal do not need to exchange their e-ticket to a physical boarding pass. Instead, passengers can directly proceed to the bus platform at the Gate 1-2 area for Causeway Link JDX Bus Service and present their bus ticket to the bus captain before boarding the bus.



  • 2020 (01 Jan): Introduced between JB Sentral and Desaru Coast
  • 2020 (01 Feb): Adjustment in trip departure timings
  • 2020 (Mar – Aug): Suspended during the Malaysia Movement Control Order
  • 2020 (27 Aug): Resumption of service, amended to serve Larkin Sentral

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