Causeway Link CW2 is a cross-border service operated by Malaysian bus operator Handal Indah (Causeway Link), plying between Queen Street Bus Terminal and Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Crossing the border via the Causeway, the popular route shares similar terminating points with the local Service 170 and the Singapore-Johore Express, incorporating a long express sector between Queen Street and Woodlands CIQ Complex.
|Route||Larkin Bus Terminal ↔ Queen Street Bus Terminal|
|Passes Through||JB CIQ, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Woodlands CIQ,|
|Fare||Section fare payment, ManjaLink Card accepted.
RM3.40 (Max) from JB, S$3.30 (Max) from Singapore
|Current Operator||Handal Indah Sdn Bhd (Causeway Link)|
|Common Fleet||MAN 18.310
Mercedes-Benz OH1632 / 1636
|Departure Times from JB CIQ
||Daily: 0415hrs – 2300hrs|
|Departure Times from Queen Street
||Daily: 0600hrs – 2345hrs|
|15 – 30 mins|
Service CW2 is a cross-border route connecting Queen Street Bus Terminal to Johor Bahru City Centre and Larkin Bus Terminal, via the Causeway. The route is one of three regular cross-border bus services operating out of Queen Street, along with Service 170 and the Singapore-Johore Express.
The route duplicates the Singapore-Johore Express (SJE) entirely, with the exception that CW2 serves en-route stops in Johor Bahru while SJE does not. Service 170 on the other hand, plies a local route between Queen Street and Woodlands CIQ Complex via Bukit Timah and Upper Bukit Timah, and as a result, has a significantly longer journey time. Crossing the border, Causeway Link offers greater flexibility with passengers able to board any Causeway Link bus across the causeway after clearing immigration (Causeway Link operates a total of 3 routes).
Causeway-plying CW services, inclusive of CW2, 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 Queen Street. Due to varying traffic conditions at the Causeway, travel times and waiting times may increase significantly when traffic congestion occurs.
JB CIQ – Larkin Link
Although officially terminating at Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal, CW2 operates between JB CIQ and Queen Street 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.
From Woodlands CIQ towards Singapore, CW2 ticket holders are entitled to ride CW5 to Newton Circus as the fare is the same. ManjaLink card users will have their card value deducted by the same amount.
- Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Checkpoint) → Queen Street Ter
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 → Queen St||RM3.10||RM3.40||RM1.70|
|Larkin / JB CIQ → Woodlands CIQ||RM1.70||RM1.90||RM1.00|
|Queen St → Larkin / JB CIQ||S$3.00||S$3.30||S$1.50|
|Woodlands CIQ → Larkin||S$1.40||S$1.50||S$0.70|
|Woodlands CIQ → JB CIQ||S$0.90||S$1.00||S$0.50|
|JB CIQ ↔ Larkin||RM1.30||RM1.50||RM0.80|
- Fare between JB CIQ and Larkin is RM1.50 in either direction
- ‘JB’ refers to both Larkin Terminal and JB CIQ
- Intermediate stage fares between Woodlands CIQ and Larkin follows CW1 fares.
- Payment by Ez-Link card and change for larger denominations is available when boarding from Queen Street Bus Terminal only.
More detailed fare information for Manjalink users and concession fares are attached in a separate section below.
|Direction 1||Direction 2|
|Note: Green denotes roads in Singapore, Blue denotes roads in Johor Bahru, Malaysia|
Miscellaneous Fare Information for Manjalink users
The fare for Manjalink uses is deducted in stages. For example, when boarding CW2 at JB CIQ towards Singapore, passengers will be charged RM1.30 for the inter-checkpoint sector (similar to the CW1 fare). When re-boarding the bus at Woodlands Checkpoint, tapping the ManjaLink card on the reader will further deduct RM1.80, therefore charging a total fare of RM3.10 to Queen Street.
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 CW2 is S$3.30, and as such when ManjaLink is used, 3.30×3.08= 10.16, thereby deducting RM10.20 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