Causeway Link CW1

Causeway Link CW1 is a cross-border bus service operated by Malaysian bus operator Handal Indah (Causeway Link), plying between Kranji MRT Station and JB CIQ Complex in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It is one of three Causeway Link routes across the Causeway, alongside CW2 and CW5. Commuters can start and end their journeys at Larkin Bus Terminal for the same fare.

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

Route Information
Route Larkin Bus Terminal / JB CIQ Complex ↔ Woodlands Road (Kranji MRT Station)
Passes Through Causeway, Woodlands CIQ
Fare Section fare payment, ManjaLink Card accepted.
RM1.90 (Max) towards Kranji MRT, S$1.50 (Max) towards JB / Larkin
Operator Information
Current Operator Handal Indah Sdn Bhd (Causeway Link)
Departure Times from JB CIQ
Daily: 0415hrs – 2300hrs
Departure Times from Kranji MRT
Daily: 0430hrs – 2330hrs
15 – 30mins

Service CW1 is a cross-border route connecting Kranji MRT to Johor Bahru City Centre and Larkin Bus Terminal via the Causeway. Sharing the Kranji – JB CIQ sector with local Services 160, 170 and 170X, the route is one of multiple cross-border routes shuttling large numbers of commuters between Singapore and Malaysia daily.

Causeway-plying CW services, inclusive of CW1, operate as a local bus while operating within Johor, hence serving at all en route bus stops. They do not stop at any bus stops in Singapore except the designated boarding point at Kranji MRT Station. Due to varying traffic conditions at the Causeway, travel times and waiting times may increase significantly when traffic congestion occurs.

To and from Larkin Terminal

Although officially terminating at Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal, CW1 operates between JB CIQ and Kranji MRT in practice, turning back at JB CIQ instead of running the full route to Larkin. The lower-demand sector between JB CIQ and Larkin Sentral is operated by another linking service known as CWL, which accepts valid tickets purchased by connecting passengers from CW1. From Larkin to JB CIQ, the route also sells CW1/CW2/CW5 tickets to Singapore-bound passengers.

Passengers at JB CIQ heading towards Larkin Sentral can board Service CWL (or CW1 / CW2) to Larkin Sentral after clearing immigration. Between Larkin Sentral and JB CIQ, CWL, CW1, and CW2 (which also officially terminates at Larkin Sentral) operate as a public bus, stopping at all en route stops along Jalan Lingkaran Dalam (JB Inner Ring Road) and Jalan Kolam Ayer.

Fares & Inter-Checkpoint Transfer:

Causeway Link buses accept fare payment in cash and the use of the ManjaLink contactless card. A printed ticket will be issued upon cash fare payment.

At each checkpoint on the Singapore and Malaysian side of the border, passengers will have to alight and clear customs before boarding the bus again. When travelling between Woodlands CIQ Complex and Johor Bahru CIQ Complex in either direction, commuters may board any Causeway Link bus (Service CW1, CW2 or CW5) with a valid ticket. Commuters using the ManjaLink Card should tap their card upon entry.

Special Departures:

  • Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Checkpoint)  Kranji MRT Station
    Daily from 0415hrs onwards


Charges section fares last revised on 06 October 2014. Only Singapore currency is accepted when boarding the bus in Singapore, and Malaysian currency is accepted when boarding from Malaysia. Passengers using ManjaLink will be charged a lower fare compared to cash-paying passengers.

Destination Manjalink Card Adult Fare (Cash) Concesssion Fare (Cash)
Larkin / JB CIQ → Singapore RM1.70 RM1.90 RM1.00
Singapore → JB CIQ S$0.90 S$1.00 S$0.50
Singapore → Larkin S$1.40 S$1.50 S$0.70
JB CIQ ↔ Larkin RM1.30 RM1.50 RM0.80
  • Fare between JB CIQ and Larkin is RM1.50 in either direction
  • ‘Singapore’ refers to both Woodlands CIQ and Kranji MRT
  • Similar fares charged for CW2 between Woodlands CIQ and Larkin

More detailed fare information for Manjalink users and concession fares are attached in a separate section below.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Larkin Terminal
    Jalan Kenlayang
  • Jalan Kolam Ayer
    – Pejabat Daerah Tanah Johor Bahru
  • Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
    – Theng Chuan Tan Clan Association Johor
    – before Danga City Mall
    Jalan Lingkaran Dalam
  • Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Woodlands CIQ Complex
    Woodlands Rd
  • Woodlands Rd (Kranji MRT Station)
  • Woodlands Rd (Kranji MRT Stn)
    Woodlands Rd
  • Woodlands CIQ Complex
  • Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
    Jalan Lingkaran Dalam
  • Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
    – Amaha Resources Sdn Bhd
    – before Jalan Yahya Awal
  • Jalan Kolam Ayer
    Jalan Kenyalang
  • Larkin Terminal
Note: Green denotes roads in Singapore, Blue denotes roads in Johor Bahru, Malaysia



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Past Routings:

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Miscellaneous Fare Information for Manjalink users

The fare for Manjalink uses is deducted in stages. For example, when boarding CW1 at JB CIQ towards Singapore, passengers will be charged RM1.30 for the inter-checkpoint sector. When re-boarding the bus at Woodlands Checkpoint, tapping the ManjaLink card on the reader will not further deduct any fare, as the fare from Malaysia to Singapore (Woodlands Checkpoint or Kranji MRT) is the same.

As the ManjaLink card is loaded with values in Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), passengers boarding from Singapore and paying fares in Singapore Dollars (SGD) will be charged based on the prevailing exchange rate determined by ManjaLink. For example, the published ManjaLink fare for JB-bound CW1 is S$0.90, and as such when ManjaLink is used, 4.00×3.08= 2.77, thereby deducting RM2.80 from the card, as the Manjalink system rounds up the fare to the nearest 10 cents.

The prevailing exchange rate for ManjaLink is regularly updated and can be found on their website.

Miscellaneous Information for Concession Fares

From Johor Bahru, concession fares are applicable to:

  • Children between 7 and 12 years old
  • Students in primary and secondary school uniform
  • Senior Citizen aged 60 and above
  • Persons with disabilities holding the OKU Card

From Singapore, concession fares are applicable to:

  • Children below 12 years old
  • Students in Primary school, secondary school, and pre-university education institutes (including Institute of Education (ITE)) wearing uniform

External Links & References:

Back to Bus Transport in Johor Bahru
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2 thoughts on “Causeway Link CW1

  • 6 May 2021 at 10:51 PM

    When will CW1 resume operations?

  • 24 January 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Would it be crowded early morning in this cny period?


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