JB Sentral Bus Terminal is a bus terminal in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Located beside the JB Sentral Railway Station, the terminal serves the Johor Bahru Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex, City Square and Komtar JBCC shopping malls.
The terminal is one of two bus termini served by Singapore public bus operators, the other being Larkin Bus Terminal.
Name: JB Sentral Bus Terminal | Terminal Bas JB Sentral
Service area: Johor Bahru City Centre
Address: Jalan Jim Quee, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Bus operators: JB local bus operators (Causeway Link, Maju, S&S, Citybus, Kembara City), SBS Transit, SMRT
Rail Connections: KTM JB Sentral Railway Station
Berths: 11 end-on
Bus services: 2 (SBST), 1 (SMRT), JB local bus services
JB Sentral Bus Terminal is a relatively new bus terminal built in the late 2000s as part of the new JB Sentral Railway Station and accompanying JB Customs Complex. Located as part of the JB Sentral Railway Station building, the terminal serves a number of local bus services to the outer regions of Johor Bahru.
This terminal initially started operations as a bus terminal for Zon Barat (West Zone) public bus services in Johor Bahru, referring to neighbourhoods and towns located at the west side of Johor Bahru City. As a general principle, West Zone bus services ply destinations that are located along Route No. 3 (Tebrau Highway) or west of Route No. 1 (Skudai Highway). When the JB Sentral terminal started operations, it helped to ease congestion along Jalan Wong Ah Fook (referred to ‘Bandaraya’ or ‘City Square’ by most JB commuters), which used to be the starting and terminating point for all buses in downtown JB.
Following the closure of Jalan Wong Ah Fook to all bus services, from 18th May 2015, all East Zone and West Zone public bus services are amended to start and terminate at JB Sentral terminal, which led to severe congestion and overcrowding at the terminal. While West Zone buses used to layover at the 11 bus berths before their next departure, bus operators such as Causeway Link and Maju now no longer layover their buses at the terminal. Buses will disembark passengers at the entrance ramp to the terminal, then proceed to layover on the side of the road along Jalan Jim Quee. Buses will only enter the berth a few minutes before their next departure.
The CWA Airport Shuttle Service provides direct connection to Senai Airport.
Following the closure of Kotaraya II Bus Terminal on 01 Nov 2014, local bus services 160, 170X and 950 were made to loop at Jln Tun Abdul Razak before their relocation to JB Sentral Bus Terminal. This marked the first time that cross-border bus services were made to serve the terminal.
Owing to the shortage of berths, Service 160, 170X and 950 do not have designated berths at the terminal. They park for short periods at parking lots away from the passenger concourse, and timekeepers keep track of arriving and departing buses. See Gallery for the bus boarding area.
Due to the proximity of the bus terminal with the JB CIQ complex, few passengers would opt to take the bus between JB CIQ and JB Sentral Bus Terminal.
Takeover of Jln Wong Ah Fook services
As of 18th May 2015, all bus services previously calling at Jln Wong Ah Fook (except JB1) were relocated to JB Sentral Bus Terminal. The huge increase in bus and passenger traffic at the terminal has led to frequent jams along Jalan Jim Quee leading to the terminal.
The arrangement is likely to last for months to years as canal upgrading works are taking place at Jln Wong Ah Fook.
Bus services to Singapore:
|160||Jurong East||Cross-border service|
|170X||Kranji MRT Station||Cross-border service|
JB Local Bus Services:
A. Larkin & East Zone Services (Zon Timur)
|Bus Service||Destination||via||Bus Operator|
|1B||Bandar Selesa Jaya||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Skudai · Taman Ungku Tun Aminah||Causeway Link|
|5B||Taman Universiti||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Skudai||Causeway Link|
|7||Kulai||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Skudai · Senai||S&S International|
|7B||Kulai||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Skudai · Senai||Causeway Link|
|10B||Taman Setia Indah||JB Sentral · Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Kangkar Tebrau · Taman Daya||Causeway Link|
|123||Permas Jaya||Jln Ibrahim Sultan · Taman Iskandar · The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey||City Bus|
|221||Taman Tan Sri Ya’akob||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Taman Perling · Taman Nusa Bestari / Bukit Indah||Maju|
|229||Kulai||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Skudai · Senai||Maju|
|331||Taman Universiti||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Skudai · Desa Skudai||City Bus|
|502||Bandar Selesa Jaya||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Skudai · Taman Ungku Tun Aminah||Causeway Link|
|505||Pulai Indah||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Skudai · Sri Pulai · Kangkar Pulai||Causeway Link|
|606||Pulai Indah||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Skudai · Sri Pulai · Kangkar Pulai||Kembara City|
|777B||Taman Puteri Kulai||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Skudai · Senai · Kulaijaya||Causeway Link|
|A1||Senai Airport||Larkin · Tampoi · Skudai · Senai · Taman Bintang||JB Central Line|
|AA1||Senai Airport||Express Service||Causeway Link|
|LM1||Gelang Patah||Larkin · PHFTP · Legoland||Causeway Link|
|JPO1||Johor Premium Outlets||Tampoi · Skudai · Senai · Saleng||Causeway Link|
|MV2||The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey||Jln Ibrahim Sultan||Causeway Link|
|BET1||Kulai||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Skudai · Senai||Causeway Link|
|BET3||Taman Universiti||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Skudai||Causeway Link|
|P101||Larkin||Jln Lingkaran Dalam · Jalan Yahya Awal||Causeway Link|
|—||Senai Airport||Danga Bay · Tampoi · Skudai · Senai · Taman Bintang||S&S International|
B. West Zone Services (Zon Barat)
|Bus Service||Destination||via||Bus Operator|
|2||Permas Jaya||Stulang · Taman Pelangi · Bakar Batu||S&S International|
|3||Kota Masai||Masai||JB Central Line|
|6B||Kota Tinggi||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Tebrau City · Desa Cemerlang · Ulu Tiram · Taman Sri Saujana||Causeway Link|
|9B||Kota Masai||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Tebrau City · Plentong · Masai||Causeway Link|
|23||Permas Jaya||Stulang Laut · Taman Pelangi · Sri Stulang||Causeway Link|
|39||Masai||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Tebrau City · Plentong||City Bus|
|41||Kota Tinggi||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Tebrau City · Desa Cemerlang · Ulu Tiram · Taman Sri Saujana||City Bus|
|123||Permas Jaya||Stulang Laut · Taman Pelangi · Sri Stulang||City Bus|
|133||Kota Masai||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Tebrau City · Plentong · Masai||City Bus|
|188||Ulu Tiram||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Tebrau City||City Bus|
|205||Ulu Tiram||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Tebrau City||Maju|
|208||Masai||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Taman Molek · Taman Saujana · Plentong · Seri Alam||Maju|
|224||Pasir Gudang||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Taman Molek · Taman Saujana · Taman Air Biru||Maju|
|225||Taman Johor Jaya||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Jalan Ros Merah||Maju|
|227||Kota Tinggi||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Tebrau City · Desa Cemerlang · Ulu Tiram · Taman Sri Saujana||Maju|
|717||Ulu Tiram||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Tebrau City||JB Central Line|
||Larkin||Jln Lingkaran Dalam · Jalan Yahya Awal||Causeway Link|
|RAPID Pengerang||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Tebrau City · Desa Cemerlang · Bandar Penawar|
|CT1||Bayu Puteri||Bukit Cagar · Stulang Laut · Taman Pelangi · Bakar Batu||Causeway Link|
|S1||KSL City||Plaza Pelangi, Danga City Mall||Causeway Link|
|IM-17||KSL City||Taman Pelangi||Maju|
|BET2||Ulu Tiram||Tebrau Highway · Majidee · Pandan City · Tebrau City · Taman Gaya · Puteri Wangsa||Maju|
|P102||PPR Sri Stulang / MBJB||Stulang Laut · Pasir Pelangi · Taman Iskandar||Causeway Link|
|P311||Pasir Gudang||EDL · Bayu Puteri · Taman Megah Ria · Taman Rinting||Maju|
|S&S 1||Ulu Tiram||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Tebrau City||S&S International|
|—||Kota Tinggi||Tebrau Highway · Pandan City · Tebrau City · Ulu Tiram||S&S International|
More local bus services are available at bus boarding points along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and Jalan Wong Ah Fook.
Lots intended for Singapore buses
Route to JB Sentral Ter:
Buses from JB CIQ will follow the only exit out to the Inner Ring Road (Jalan Lingkaran Dalam), making a U-turn at the multi-tier flyover junction with Tebrau Highway (Lebuhraya Tebrau), right turn into Jalan Tanjung Puteri, another right turn into Jalan Jim Quee and entering JB Sentral Terminal on the left.
Buses from JB Sentral Terminal will exit to Jalan Jim Quee and head back to JB CIQ via Jalan Tanjung Puteri and Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, making a U-turn at the multi-tier flyover junction with Lebuhraya Tebrau. This is because public buses can only enter the checkpoint complex from Jalan Lingkaran Dalam (eastbound).
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