Larkin Bus Terminal

Larkin Bus Terminal is the main intercity bus terminal in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, serving both intercity coach services and local bus routes.

  • Passengers boarding intercity buses to other parts of Malaysia must pay an RM2 facilities charge
  • Passengers boarding buses to Singapore must pay an RM1 facilities charge聽separate from the bus fare
Details
Name Larkin Bus Terminal 聽| 聽鎷変竵宸村+缁堢珯
Address BT 5, Jalan Garuda, Larkin Jaya, 80350 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Operators SBS Transit + Other Malaysian and Singapore聽Bus聽Operators
Bus聽Routes Cross Border: 1聽(SBST), 1 (Causeway Link), 1 (SJE)
+ Local bus and Intercity coach services
Berths End-on alighting and boarding berths
Transport Connections Taxi Stand

The Terminal:

Larkin Bus Terminal is the largest bus terminal in Johor Bahru, and the main terminating point for intercity coaches connecting Johor Bahru to the rest of Malaysia. Smaller numbers of local bus routes and cross-border routes also operate out of the terminal. The terminal building covers two to three floors, and contains ticketing counters, air-conditioned waiting areas, bus operator offices, a wet market, fast food outlets, money changers and many other sundry shops.

Larkin Terminal is connected to the JB city centre via bus routes P101, T10 and T13. For cross-border commuters heading to Singapore, three cross-border routes are offered (170, CWL and SJE).

JB local/stage buses

Local buses (also called stage buses) depart from end-on berths at the east side of the terminal.

Bus Service Destination via Operator
2 Ayer Hitam Tampoi, Skudai, Senai, Kulai,聽Bukit Batu, Simpang Renggam Transit Link
39* Masai JB Sentral, Pandan City, Tebrau City, Plentong
* = not regularly operated, likely withdrawn
Transit Link
41* Kota Tinggi JB Sentral, Pandan City, Tebrau City, Desa Cemerlang, Ulu Tiram, Taman Sri Saujana
* = not regularly operated, likely withdrawn
Transit Link
96 Pontian Tampoi, Skudai, Taman Johor, Kangkar Pulai, Pekan Nanas Maju
T10
Kota Tinggi Jalan Tampoi 路 Jalan Pandan 路 Ulu Tiram Causeway Link
JB Sentral Jalan Ayer Molek
T13 JB Sentral Taman Dato Onn 路 Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 路 Jalan Yahya Awal Causeway Link
T22 Lotus Kota Masai Kebun Teh 路 Bayu Puteri 路 Taman Megah Ria 路 Taman Rinting 路 Masai Causeway Link
T40 GP Sentral Tampoi, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Lima Kedai, Gelang Patah Causeway Link
T44 Puteri Harbour Ferry Ter Lotus鈥檚 /AEON Bukit Indah, Mall of Medini / Hotel Ramada Causeway Link
T50 Pontian Tampoi, Skudai,聽Taman Johor, Kangkar Pulai, Pekan Nanas Causeway Link
P101 JB Sentral (Loop) Jalan Kolam Ayer, Hospital Sultanah Aminah, UTC Johor,
MBJB, JB Sentral Bus Terminal, Jln Lingkaran Dalam, Jalan Yahya Awal
Causeway Link
P103 PPR Sri Stulang Larkin Perdana, Kg. Melayu Majidee, Giant Southern City, Taman Sentosa,聽Taman Bayu Puteri Causeway Link
P104 Taman Johor Bandar Baru Uda, Plaza Angsana, Taman Kemas,聽Taman Cempaka, Taman Kenanga聽路 Taman Dahlia,聽Kipmart Tampoi Causeway Link
P112 Johor Jaya Kampung Aman,聽Kampung Ubi,聽Pandan City,聽Taman Redang,聽Taman Molek Causeway Link
P113 Desa Mutiara Taman Sri Bahagia, Jalan Kempas Baru, Setia Tropika Causeway Link
P211 Taman Universiti Tampoi, Skudai,聽AEON Taman Universiti Causeway Link
P411 Kulai Tampoi, Skudai, Senai Causeway Link
HSA Hospital Sultanah Aminah Plaza Larkin 路 HSA 路 Klinik Kesihatan Mahmoodiah
Cross-Border Services to Singapore

Cross-border buses to Singapore depart from the air-conditioned Gate 1-2 waiting area. Waiting areas are air-conditioned with seats and a departure timing screen.

Passengers boarding buses here must pay a RM1 facilities charge on top of the bus fare.

Bus Service Destination Fares (as of Feb 2023)
170 Queen Street Distance-Based Fares (DBF) by Card or Cash
Cash fare can be paid in MYR when boarding in Malaysia, which can be cheaper than paying by contactless card
S$1.56 (Card) / RM2.30 (Cash) to Woodlands CIQ
S$1.68 (Card) / RM2.50 (Cash) to Kranji MRT
S$2.19 (Card) / RM2.80 (Cash) to Queen Street
CWL Singapore via JB CIQ Transfer at JB CIQ for CW1/CW2/CW5
RM2.60 to Kranji MRT (CW1)
RM4.80 to Queen Street (CW2)
RM4.60 to Newton Circus (CW5)
SJE Queen Street RM4.80聽

CWL serves between Larkin & JB CIQ, where passengers may transfer to other Causeway Link services towards Kranji, Queen Street or Newton at JB CIQ. The full fare to Singapore should be paid on the CWL bus, and the ticket retained as proof of payment when re-boarding the bus at JB CIQ and Woodlands Checkpoint. It also accepts Causeway Link CW1/CW2 tickets for a free transfer towards Larkin.

Intercity coaches / ticketing

A Centralized Ticketing System (CTS) is in place for intercity coach tickets at Larkin since 15 December 2017. There are now several methods of purchasing express bus tickets:

  1. Purchase at self-service ticket kiosk
  2. Purchase online via Larkin Sentral website or other ticketing websites
  3. Purchase over-the-counter from manned ticket counters 1 鈥 8

For passengers buying online tickets from online websites (such redbus, busonlineticket, easybook, etc.), one must proceed to counter number 9 鈥 14 to exchange for a boarding pass, which grants entry into the departure hall.

Larkin Bus Terminal has collected an extra RM2 facilities fee from intercity bus passengers since 1 January 2022.


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2 thoughts on “Larkin Bus Terminal

  • 4 December 2023 at 8:21 PM
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    The RM1 boarding charge is only for those long-distance buses, and those buses going directly to JB Checkpoint (essentially, just 170). Cuz, the waiting area is in air-conditioned comfort.

    Every bus around 40 passengers, every half hour collect RM40 in total, every hour RM80, every day around 12 hours can collect up to RM960.

    This is probably to maintain the air-conditioning and the cleanliness of the air-conditioned bus waiting area.

    The shops at Larkin Bus Terminal pay rental mainly for this purpose (to maintain the place).

    Nonetheless, the method of payment used to be cash. With effect from 1st December 2023, they have went cashless, and only allow touch n go.

    To those who no RM1 readily available, can go to the non-aircon area, that has no boarding charge, to take the local Causeway Link T13 bus routes to go back to JB Sentral. The only condition is, must have the Manjalink card, or RM3 in cash available.

    Larkin Bus Terminal has many shops, that makes it comparable to JB City Square, even better than JB Komtar, and even better than the shops at JB Sentral. Even if not able to pay the RM1 boarding charge, can always take the local Causeway Link bus back to JB Sentral, or take the more obvious transport option: ride hire.

    You are welcome.

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