# Malaysia–Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Bus Services

The Malaysia–Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane–Land (or VTL-Land) Bus Services are cross-border bus routes commencing on 29 November 2021, as part of the Malaysia – Singapore Land Vaccinated Travel Lane.

These services would ply via the Causeway, connecting Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru with Queen Street Bus Terminal and Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange in Singapore. Only 64 daily bus trips are operated, and tickets must be purchased online at least three days prior to the date of departure. More information is enclosed in the following sections.

##### Prerequisites

Travellers intending to use the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) must fulfill these basic prerequisites:

1. Be a permanent resident or long-term pass holders of the country they are entering, or a Malaysia / Singapore Citizen
2. Fully vaccinated with WHO Emergency Use Authorization vaccines. Unvaccinated children below 12 years old MUST be accompanied by vaccinated adults.
3. Hold an Accepted Proof of Vaccination
4. Remain either in Malaysia or Singapore for the last 14 days prior to travel
5. Have bus tickets for the journey

##### VTL-Land from Singapore to Malaysia

From 29 November 2021, land VTL travel from Singapore to Malaysia is open to fully-vaccinated Malaysian citizens, permanent residents or long-term pass holders. Singapore citizens are also allowed from 20 December 2021.

Before their journey, travellers must:

1. Prepare digital Singapore Vaccination HealthCerts issued via the Notarise portal with a QR code, or Proof of vaccination on the TraceTogether or HealthHub app.
2. Register their travel at www.mysafetravel.gov.my
3. Purchase a bus ticket from either Handal Indah or Transtar Travel
5. Test negative in a valid pre-departure COVID-19 antigen rapid test (ART) or polymerase chain reaction (PCR), within two calendar days before departure for Singapore.
[tests must be taken at a laboratory or centre that is accredited or recognised by the Malaysia Ministry of Health]

On arrival at Larkin Bus Terminal, passengers will take an on-arrival test.

Travellers can also visit the ICA website for how to obtain pre-departure tests in Singapore.

More details are included in the Full Guide by Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia:

##### VTL-Land from Malaysia to Singapore

[Updated as of 22 Dec 2021 – All new ticket sales for VTL flights and buses for travel into Singapore from 23 December 2021 to 20 January 2022, both dates inclusive, are frozen] [From 1 Jan 2022 – All passengers to exchange their online tickets for boarding pass at Counter 1 – 4, Larkin Sentral]

From 29 November 2021, land VTL travel from Malaysia to Singapore is open to fully-vaccinated Singapore citizens, permanent residents or long-term pass holders. Malaysia citizens are also allowed from 20 December 2021.

Before their journey, travellers must:

1. Test negative in a valid pre-departure COVID-19 antigen rapid test (ART) or polymerase chain reaction (PCR), within two calendar days before departure for Singapore.
[tests must be taken at a laboratory or centre that is accredited or recognised by the Malaysia Ministry of Health] Children aged two years and below in the calendar year are not required to undergo these tests.
2. Travellers also must be fully vaccinated, and unvaccinated children aged 12 years and below must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.
3. All travellers are required to submit the SG Arrival Card with Electronic Health Declaration via the ICA website or through the SG Arrival Card mobile application (Google Play Store / Apple App Store).
4. Long-term pass holders must also apply for a vaccinated travel pass on the SafeTravel website.

More details can be found on the ICA website, including a long list of frequently asked questions.

On arrival at Queen Street Bus Terminal / Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange, passengers will take an on-arrival test. This additional requirement was announced on 28 Nov 2021 by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

A total of 64 daily bus trips are offered under the first phase of the VTL-Land scheme.

##### VTL-Land: Causeway Link Bus Route

Causeway Link deploys low-entry Yutong city buses on its VTL route between Larkin and Queen Street.

For VTL1, Causeway Link deploys two buses per departure timing. Each bus carries either 22 or 23 passengers, as indicated by a piece of paper on the front windscreen, for a total of 45 passengers per indicated departure time.

The lower seating capacity allows for more space for luggage and safe distancing onboard these buses.

 VTL1 – Route Overview Route Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal ↔ Queen Street Bus Terminal Operator Handal Indah Sdn Bhd (Causeway Link) Operating Hours Departure Times from Larkin Sentral Daily See below for full departure timings Departure Times from Queen Street Daily See below for full departure timings Operating Frequency From Larkin Sentral See below for full departure timings From Queen Street See below for full departure timings Fare Information Fare Tickets must be purchased online at least three days prior to the date of departure. From Malaysia (Larkin Sentral): Adult – RM20 / Child – RM10 From Singapore (Queen Street): Adult – \$15 / Child – \$8
###### Departure Timings

Passengers are to check in at least 1 hour earlier than the scheduled departure time at Queen Street / Larkin Sentral.

From 1 Jan 2022, all passengers boarding from Larkin Sentral are to exchange their online ticket for a boarding pass at Counter 1 – 4 before heading to the check in gate.

 From Larkin Sentral 27 Dec 2021 – 2 Jan 2022 07:30, 08:00, 08:40, 09:00, 09:20, 10:00, 10:20, 10:40, 11:15, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 12:45, 13:15, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 14:45, 15:15, 16:00, 16:45, 17:15, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30 & 19:00 3 Jan 2022 – 9 Jan 2022 07:30, 08:00, 08:40, 09:00, 09:20, 10:00, 10:20, 10:40, 11:15, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 12:45, 13:15, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 14:45, 15:15, 16:00, 16:45, 17:15, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30 & 19:00 10 Jan 2022 – 31 Jan 2022 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:20, 09:40, 10:00, 10:20, 10:40, 11:00, 11:20, 11:40, 12:00, 12:20, 12:40, 13:00, 13:20, 13:40, 14:00, 14:20, 14:40, 15:00, 15:20, 15:40, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00 & 18:30 From Queen Street 27 Dec 2021 – 2 Jan 2022 09:00, 09:30, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50, 11:30, 11:50, 12:10, 12:45, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:15, 14:45, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:15, 16:45, 17:30, 18:15, 18:45, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 & 20:30 3 Jan 2022 – 9 Jan 2022 08:50, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 10:40, 11:20, 11:50, 12:00, 12:35, 13:00, 13:20, 14:00, 14:05, 14:35, 15:00, 15:20, 16:00, 16:05, 16:35, 17:20, 18:05, 18:35, 19:00, 19:20, 20:00 & 20:30 10 Jan 2022 – 31 Jan 2022 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 10:50, 11:10, 11:30, 11:50, 12:10, 12:30, 12:50, 13:10, 13:30, 13:50, 14:10, 14:30, 14:50, 15:10, 15:30, 15:50, 16:10, 16:30, 16:50, 17:10, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30 & 20:00

##### VTL-Land: Transtar Travel Bus Route

Transtar deploys high-floor coaches on the route between Larkin and Woodlands, which allows up to 45 passengers per trip.

 Route Overview Route Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal ↔ Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange Operator Transtar Travel & Tours Pte Ltd (Transtar) Operating Hours Departure Times from Larkin Sentral Daily 09:30 – 19:30 Departure Times from Woodlands Temporary Bus Int Daily 08:00 – 18:00 Operating Frequency From Larkin Sentral See below for full departure timings From Woodlands Temp Int See below for full departure timings Fare Information Fare Tickets must be purchased online at least three days prior to the date of departure. From Singapore: Adult – \$15 / Child – \$8 From Malaysia: Adult – RM20 / Child – RM10
###### Departure Timings

Schedule effective from 20 Dec 2021:

• From Larkin Sentral:
09:30, 09:50, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50, 11:10, 11:30, 11:50, 12:10, 12:30, 12:50, 13:10, 13:30, 14:10, 14:50, 15:10, 15:30, 15:50, 16:10, 16:50, 17:30, 18:10, 18:50 & 19:30
• From Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange:
08:00, 08:20, 08:40, 09:00, 09:20, 09:40, 10:00, 10:20, 10:40, 11:00, 11:20, 11:40, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 13:40, 14:00, 14:20, 14:40, 15:20, 16:00, 16:40, 17:20 & 18:00

Passengers are to check in at least 1 hour earlier than the scheduled departure time at Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange / Larkin Sentral.

From 1 Jan 2022, all passengers boarding from Larkin Sentral are to exchange their online ticket for a boarding pass at Counter 1 – 4 before heading to the check in gate.

###### Tickets

Ticket sales for the VTL-Land Bus Services will be conducted online.

VTL-Land Bus Ticket Booking Sites:

##### Information history

A dry run was conducted on 23 November 2021, which featured buses deployed from Causeway Link as well as Transtar Travel, displaying the VTL signage at Queen Street Bus Terminal & Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange respectively.

Additional photo gallery on Page 2.

### 10 thoughts on “Malaysia–Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Bus Services”

• 27 November 2021 at 2:39 PM

Who knows this may be the end of life for 160, 170 n 950 to JB. SBST and SMRT buses may never enter jb again.

• 27 November 2021 at 12:23 AM

First route : Singapore g Johor Express also must be included too.
Second route: Extend 950 to Larkin will do.

• 25 November 2021 at 4:33 PM

“Tickets must be purchased online at least three days prior to the date of departure.”
for this condition , that is something not really policy to those who was buy the one way ticket , it is because we can not promise that whether can be go back singapore again for those are long term pass holder . that is should be can buy round trip way .

• 25 November 2021 at 9:55 AM

How the bus ticket open. As today will open the from 29/11 to 30/12 ?

When will open for Jan ticket