MyBas Johor Bahru

MyBas Johor Bahru is a scheme to enhance local bus services in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, under the Stage Bus Service Transformation (SBST) programme implemented by the Federal Government.

The scheme, which was implemented on 31 March 2022, progressively replaced existing bus services with new MyBas routes, using buses with the standard white-themed myBAS livery. Improvements included published bus schedules, cashless payment (via the Manjalink card), a mobile app with live bus timings (LUGO app), and a monthly pass for unlimited rides priced at RM50.

Main article: Bus Transport in Johor Bahru | Land Transport Guru

Route schedules: Route & Schedule | myBAS Johor Bahru (causewaylink.com.my)

2018 Pre-launch:

The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) held a contract signing ceremony on 11 April 2018 with Handal Indah Sdn Bhd (Handal Indah), signalling the pre-launch of the myBAS Johor Bahru service under the Stage Bus Service Transformation (SBST) programme.

The Federal Government introduced the SBST programme through SPAD in 2015 in capital cities beginning Kangar, Seremban, Ipoh and recently Kuala Terengganu, as part of the Government鈥檚 efforts to enhance public transport and improve the rakyat鈥檚 mobility and access in areas where stage buses remain the backbone of land public transportation.

Under this model, SPAD as the planning authority will be responsible for the network, the operating cost and will receive the fare box revenue. In return, operators will be paid according to Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) per kilometre rate and are required to deliver on the agreed service level performance to ensure commuters enjoy better connectivity and reliability.

In January 2017, the Government approved the implementation of the SBST programme for all state capitals in Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak. myBAS Johor Bahru will be the latest implementation of this programme.

The SBST programme aims to create long-term value for stage bus services plying social routes which previously lacked coverage by developing safe, relevant and reliable bus services. The myBAS service has reached a cumulative ridership of 10.6 million people in Kangar, Seremban, and Ipoh as of February 2018. Overall, there are a total of 56 bus routes with a combined distance of 1,723km in Kangar, Seremban, Ipoh and Kuala Terengganu.

Planned Implementation (Defunct):

These details were announced in 2018 but did not materialise:

2018 MyBas Johor Bahru Rollout Plan (Defunct)

The scheme will introduce 27 trunk and feeder routes in Johor Bahru covering a total trip distance of 16.8 million kilometres per year, with improved frequencies of 20 minutes as compared to 30 minutes at present. This will enable commuters in Johor Bahru and adjacent areas to enjoy wider connectivity with reliable and integrated bus services.

A total of 249 buses, consisting of 222 diesel buses and 27 electric buses, will be put into service in phases commencing from the Third Quarter of 2018 until the Second Quarter of 2019. The deployment of the myBAS service will focus on high-ridership routes, with the last phase ushering the implementation of electric buses. Handal Indah will operate the routes in the contract as network operator supported by other local operators.

MyBas Johor Bahru will procure four types of buses. Large buses will have a capacity of 65 passengers, midi-buses with a capacity of 50 passengers, and minibuses with a capacity of 30 passengers. Electric buses will also have a capacity of 65 passengers.

In the initial plan, Phase 1 of the MyBas Johor Bahru scheme will commence services as early as the Third Quarter of 2018, with 68 buses operating on 6 bus routes to Setia Indah, Kempas, Ulu Tiram, Gelang Patah and Senai International Airport.

Phase 2 of the scheme will commence three months later, with an additional 7 bus routes to聽Permas Jaya, Selesa Jaya, Taman Universiti, Pulai Indah, Larkin, Taman Tan Sri Yaakob and Pasir Gudang.

Phase 3 of the scheme will contain 8 main routes and 6 intermediate-length routes covering bus routes from Johor Bahru to Masai Terminal, Pasir Gudang Terminal, Bukit Indah, Flora Heights, Bakar Batu, Seri Alam and Johor Premium Outlets.

2022 Soft launch:

At the soft launch held on 27 February 2022, updated details on the myBAS network were announced. The scheme would be launched in stages starting from the following month, with an eventual 128 buses catering to 19 routes in five corridors in Johor namely Kota Tinggi, Masai, Kulai, Gelang Patah and Pontian. It is expected to benefit 6.4 million people a year

The route network of this bus service is 1,052 km long and intervals are set between 20 to 30 minutes during peak hours, and 30 to 60 minutes off-peak. Meanwhile, 8 electric buses were also to be introduced to operate around the city centre area.

Handal Indah would be the main bus operator supporting the operation of myBAS in Johor Bahru.

Actual Implementation:

The actual implementation of myBAS Johor Bahru started on 31 March 2022, with the introduction of routes T11, T33, T40 and F100. All 19 routes were introduced in stages, with the final route T30 launched on 1 December 2022.

Trunk routes are prefixed with “T” and feeder routes are prefixed with “F”.

Bus Service List: Bus Transport in Johor Bahru

Bus Services

Bus Service Route
F100 JB Sentral 路 KSL City (Loop)
F200 Terminal Bas Masai 路 Jalan Tasek 路 UNIKL 路 UITM Johor 路 Todays Market (Loop)
F201 Terminal Bas Masai 路 Todays Market 路 Taman Rinting 路 Taman Megah Ria (Loop)
T10 JB Sentral 路 Jalan Ayer Molek 路 Larkin Ter 路 Jalan Tampoi 路 Jalan Pandan 路 Ulu Tiram 路 Kota Tinggi
T11 JB Sentral 路 Tebrau Highway 路 Kangkar Tebrau 路 Taman Daya 路 Taman Setia Indah
T12 AEON Tebrau 路 Taman Desa Tebrau 路 Taman Pelangi Indah 路 Taman Puteri Wangsa 路 Ulu Tiram
T13 Larkin Sentral 路 Kebun Teh 路 Taman Perbadanan Islam 路 Tebrau Highway 路 JB Sentral
T20 JB Sentral 路 Tebrau Highway 路 Jalan Masai Baru 路 Jalan Masai Lama 路 Terminal Bas Masai 路 Taman Bukit Dahlia 路 Terminal Bas Pasir Gudang 路 Taman Cerdana 路 Kota Masai
T21 JB Sentral 路 Stulang 路 Taman Pelangi 路 Mid Valley Southkey 路 Bayu Puteri 路 Permas Jaya
T22 Larkin Sentral 路 Kebun Teh 路 Holiday Plaza 路 Pelangi Leisure Mall 路 Bayu Puteri 路 Taman Megah Ria 路 Taman Rinting 路 Terminal Bas Masai
T30 JB Sentral 路 Danga Bay 路 Tampoi 路 Skudai 路 Senai 路 Kulai 路 Taman Putri Kulai
T31 JB Sentral 路 Danga Bay 路 Tampoi 路 Skudai 路 Taman Universiti 路 Taman Sri Pulai / Taman Teratai 路 Kangkar Pulai 路 Pulai Indah
T32 JB Sentral 路 Danga Bay 路 Tampoi 路 Skudai 路 Taman Ungku Tun Aminah 路 Bandar Selesa Jaya
T33 JB Sentral 路 Danga Bay 路 Tampoi 路 Taman Perling 路 Taman Nusa Bestari / Bukit Indah 路 Taman Tan Sri Yaakob 路 PPR Uda Utama
T40 Larkin Sentral 路 Tampoi 路 Skudai 路 Taman Ungku Tun Aminah 路 Mutiara Rini 路 Lima Kedai 路 Gelang Patah 路 GP Sentral
T41 Larkin Sentral 路 Jalan Ismail Sultan 路 Educity 路 Anjung Medini 路 Mall of Medini 路 Puteri Harbour Ferry Terminal
T42 Gelang Patah 路 Kampung Tiram 路 Hostel PTP 路 Kampung Pok 路 Pendas
T43 AEON Bukit Indah 路 Educity 路 Mall of Medini 路 Sunway Iskandar 路 Puteri Harbour
T50 Larkin 路 Tampoi 路 Skudai 路 Kangkar Pulai 路 Pekan Nanas 路 Pontian

MyBas services complement the existing Bas Muafakat Johor (BMJ) bus service network.

Riding the bus:

Bus fares can be paid via Cash or Manjalink card. Bus information and estimated arrival times are also available on the Causeway Link website and LUGO mobile app.

In April 2023, the myBAS50 Transit Pass was launched for Malaysian citizens. This grants unlimited rides on myBAS Johor Bahru services and costs RM50 for 30 days.


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