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 by transferring to Causeway Link CWL at JB CIQ.

Johor Bahru Checkpt
Johor Bahru
W’Lands Checkpt
Woodlands Crossing
Kranji Stn
Woodlands Rd
Kranji Stn
Woodlands Rd
W’Lands Checkpt
Woodlands Crossing
Johor Bahru Checkpt
Johor Bahru

Route Overview
Route JB CIQ ↔ Woodlands Road (Kranji MRT Station)
Passes Through Causeway, Woodlands CIQ
Operator Information
Current Operator Handal Indah Sdn Bhd (Causeway Link)
Operating Hours
Departure Timings from JB CIQ
Departure Timings from Kranji MRT
From JB CIQ / Kranji MRT
15–20 mins
Fare Information
Fare Section fare payment, ManjaLink/Visa Card accepted.
EZ-Link / NETS Flashpay accepted from Singapore only
RM2.60 (Max) towards Kranji MRT, S$2.60 (Max) towards JB / Larkin

Service CW1 is a cross-border route connecting Kranji MRT to Johor Bahru CIQ via the Causeway. It is one of several cross-border bus services operating this Kranji—JB CIQ route alongside Singapore local bus Services 160, 170 and 170X.

Causeway-plying CW services do not stop at any bus stops in Singapore except the designated boarding point (at Kranji MRT Station for CW1). 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

Causeway Link operates the Causeway Link CWL bus service between JB CIQ and Larkin Sentral. It 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. Kindly inform the CWL driver of your intended final destination in Singapore (Kranji / Queen Street / Newton Circus) to be charged the correct fare from Larkin towards JB CIQ.

Passengers at JB CIQ heading towards Larkin Sentral can board Service CWL to Larkin Sentral after clearing immigration. Between Larkin Sentral and JB CIQ, CWL also serves additional stops along Skudai Highway (Kedai Motor Susuh & Opp Bomba Larkin towards Larkin and Opp Kedai Motor Susuh towards JB CIQ.

Fares & Inter-Checkpoint Transfer:

Causeway Link buses accept fare payment in cash and 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 contactless card options should tap their card upon entry.


Charges section fares. Only Singapore currency is accepted when boarding the bus in Singapore, and Malaysian currency is accepted when boarding from Malaysia.

Destination Adult Fare
Adult Fare
Concession Fare
Larkin / JB CIQ → Singapore RM2.60 RM2.60 RM1.30
Kranji / Woodlands Checkpoint → JB CIQ / Larkin S$2.60 S$2.60 S$1.30
Woodlands Checkpoint → Kranji S$2.60 S$2.60 S$1.30
  • Cashless payment by EZ-Link / NETS Flashpay only from Singapore

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



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 RM2.60 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 Citizens 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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Back to Bus Articles

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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