Senai Airport Shuttle AA1 (Causeway Link)

The Senai Airport Shuttle, also referred to by its route designation AA1, is a non-stop express service connecting JB Sentral and Senai Airport.

It is operated by Johor Bahru-based bus operator Handal Indah (Causeway Link). Buses depart roughly once an hour, with a fare of RM 8. The journey takes roughly 45-50 minutes.

Route Overview
Route¬† JB Sentral Bus Terminal ‚ÜĒ¬†Senai Airport
Passes Through
Operator Information
Current Operator Handal Indah Sdn Bhd (Causeway Link)
Operating Hours
Departure Times from JB Sentral
Daily
09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 & 20:30
Departure Times from Senai Airport
Daily
09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 & 20:30
Fare Information
Fare RM 8.00
(Tickets must be purchased at least 30 mins before boarding time)

 

The Senai Airport Shuttle connects the Johor Bahru City Centre (JB Sentral) with Senai Airport, a small airport located north of Johor Bahru, serving mostly domestic flights and some international flights to nearby destinations. The route is express with a journey time of 50 minutes and calls at no en-route stops.

Tickets must be bought from the designated Causeway Link counter prior to boarding. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased online at the Causeway Link website which guarantees a reserved seat.

First introduced as the CWA Free AirAsia Sky Shuttle in late 2012, the service was a joint between Causeway Link and AirAsia, plying between JB CIQ and Senai Airport (via JB Sentral). Free rides were offered to AirAsia passengers with valid e-tickets flying in and out of Senai Airport, and members of the public had to pay for tickets (RM6.00 / S$2.80). The Sky Shuttle was discontinued effective 30 June 2015, but Causeway Link continued to operate the service between JB Sentral Ter and Senai Airport in its present form while improving the frequency from 2 hours to 1 hour per bus throughout most of the day and charging an RM8.00 fare.

Buying a ticket

Infographics published by Causeway Link
Infographics published by Causeway Link

Tickets must be bought from the designated Causeway Link counter prior to boarding. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased online at the Causeway Link website. The current fare is RM 8.00.

Boarding Points:

Passengers boarding from JB Sentral Bus Terminal can simply wait for the bus at the Causeway Link berth, at the far end of the bus platform. From Senai Airport, turn left after exiting at the Main Entrance and walk towards the bus pick-up point at the far end of the shelter.

Timetable:

As of 15 Oct 2022:

  • JB Sentral to Senai Airport
    09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 & 20:30
  • Senai Airport to JB Sentral
    09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 & 20:30
Route Information:
Direction 1
  • JB Sentral Terminal
    Jalan Jim Quee
    Jalan Tanjung Puteri
    Jalan Lingkaran Dalam
    Eastern Dispersal Link
    North-South Highway
    Lebuhraya Senai
    Jalan Lapangan Terbang
  • Senai Airport
  • Senai Airport
    Jalan Lapangan Terbang
    Lebuhraya Senai
    North-South Highway
    Eastern Dispersal Link
    Jalan Lingkaran Dalam
    Jalan Tanjung Puteri
    Jalan Jim Quee
  • JB Sentral Terminal

 


Gallery:

^ Causeway Link¬†SKSbus SA12-300 –¬†CWA Airport Shuttle Service

The old CWA Sky Shuttle plied between JB CIQ, JB Sentral and Senai Airport with high-floor coaches

Causeway Link travel directions

History:
  • 2012: Introduced as the Sky Shuttle between JB CIQ and Senai Airport for AirAsia passengers only. Airline passengers could book Causeway Link e-tickets after confirming their AirAsia flights, which allow free travel on the Sky Shuttle and connecting cross-border Causeway Link services across the Causeway (CW1, CW2 or CW5).
    Departure timings from JB CIQ: 0600 0800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 2330
    Departure timings from Senai: 0700 0900 1100 1300 1500 1700 1900 2100 0030*
    * = last bus will ferry guests all the way through JB/Woodlands Customs and terminate at Kranji MRT Station, mirroring CW1’s route.
  • 2014 (10 Jul): Additional departure from Kranji MRT to Senai Airport at 4:00 am daily
  • (intermediate frequency changes not tracked. Bus service frequency as of 2015:
    From JB CIQ: 0930 1130 1330 1530 1730
    From Senai Airport: 0830 1030 1230 1430 1630
  • 2015 (30 Jun): AirAsia Sky Shuttle arrangement discontinued. The service was renamed Senai Airport Shuttle Service (CWA) and amended to start from JB Sentral, charging a fare of RM8.
  • (intermediate frequency changes not tracked. Bus service frequency as of 2018:
    From JB Sentral: 0530, then every hour from 0600-2200
    From Senai Airport: 0610, then every hour from 0700-2100, 2215, 2330)
  • 2020 (24 March): Suspended amid the COVID-19 pandemic and Movement Control Order
  • 2022 (1 Jan): Resumed service with boarding point in Johor Bahru relocated to Larkin Sentral. One bus every 2 hours; 1000hrs-1800hrs from Larkin; 1100hrs-1900hrs from Senai Airport.
  • 2022 (1 May): Boarding point in Johor Bahru relocated back to JB Sentral with the resumption of cross-border bus services. No change in departure timings.
  • 2022 (15 Oct): Revised schedule: Bus departs every hour from 0900hrs-1900hrs + 2030hrs from both termini

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