Singapore-Johore Express (SJE)

The Singapore-Johore Express (SJE) is a cross-border bus operator running a single bus route, plying between Queen Street Bus Terminal and Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The popular route shares similar terminating points with the local Service 170 and Causeway Link CW2, incorporating a long express sector between Queen Street and Woodlands CIQ Complex, as well as between JB CIQ Complex and Larkin Terminal.

SJE resumes service from 1 May 2022.

Route Overview
Route Queen Street Bus Terminal ↔ Larkin Bus Terminal
Passes Through Woodlands Checkpoint, JB CIQ
Operator Information
Current Operator The Singapore-Johore Express (Private) Limited
Common Fleet MAN SU283F (A91)
MAN RR8
Operating Hours
Departure Timings from Queen Street
Daily
06:30 – 00:00
Departure Timings from Larkin
Daily
06:30 – 23:30
Frequency
  ~30 mins
Fare Information
Fare SGD $3.30 from Queen Street
RM 3.40 from Larkin

 

The Singapore-Johore Express (SJE) is a cross-border route connecting Queen Street Bus Terminal to Johor Bahru City Centre and Larkin Bus Terminal, via Woodlands Checkpoint crossing. The route is one of three regular cross-border bus services operating out of Queen Street, along with Service 170 and Causeway Link CW2.

The route duplicates the Causeway Link CW2 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).

Due to varying traffic conditions at the Causeway, travel times and waiting times may increase significantly when jams occur. The route does not call at en-route bus stops in Singapore and Malaysia, providing fast connections daily between its four stops at Queen Street, Larkin, and both land checkpoints.

Fares & Inter-Checkpoint Transfer:

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 can re-board any Singapore-Johore Express bus with a valid ticket.

Fares:

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 Concession Fare (Cash)
Queen Street → JB CIQ / Larkin S$3.30 S$2.50
Larkin / JB CIQ → Queen Street RM3.40 RM2.60
  • Children under 7 years of age travel free
  • Children aged between 7 and 12 years old, Persons with Disabilities (OKU cardholders) and Seniors aged 60 and above qualify for Concession fares, which are 75% the price of adult fares

Payment by Ez-Link card and change for larger denominations is available when boarding from Queen Street Bus Terminal only.


Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Larkin Terminal
    Jalan Kenlayang
    Jalan Kolam Ayer

    Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
    Jalan Lingkaran Dalam
  • Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Woodlands CIQ Complex
    Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE)
    Pan-Island Expressway (PIE)
    Whitley Rd
    Dunearn Rd
    Bt Timah Rd
    Sungei Rd
    Ophir Rd
    Rochor Canal Rd
  • Ban San St (Alighting point)
  • Queen St Ter
  • Queen St Ter
    Queen St
    Rochor Rd
    Rochor Canal Rd
    Bt Timah Rd
    Whitley Rd
    Pan-Island Expressway (PIE)
    Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE)
  • Woodlands CIQ Complex
  • Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
    Jalan Lingkaran Dalam
    Jalan Tun Abdul Razak

    Jalan Kolam Ayer
    Jalan Kenyalang
  • Larkin Terminal
Note: Green denotes roads in Singapore, Blue denotes roads in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Causeway Link CW2 at a glance
Causeway Link CW2 at a glance. SJE plies the exact same route.

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18 thoughts on “Singapore-Johore Express (SJE)

  • 25 June 2022 at 3:32 PM
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    First time take this bus, bad experience with it, the bus neve wait for customer even i pass through custom within 5mins, but the price same as causeway $4.80 from queen street, I think they are cheating consumer

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  • 7 December 2021 at 8:24 PM
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    Hi do you provide the service that Singaporeans want to back Singapore from Malaysia by bus for non-VTL?

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    • 30 April 2022 at 1:03 AM
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      Seems like this service will still take time to recover even after 1st May.

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  • 14 December 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    How you complain ? I met the bus driver with less of safety awareness..i almost step out from bus when arrive MY custom on 14dec 11am..door is opening but bus is continue moving on when we want step out from bus..i feel nearly to die…

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  • 12 October 2019 at 11:33 PM
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    After many years of driving, I had the unforgiving unforgettable experience of trying to get a bus to Johor from Queen street. I couldn’t believe the place is still disorganized and to put it plainly, still in shambles. We have upgraded so many bus stations and I wonder why these place has not gone thru any such upgrading. I felt so ashamed for a little while as foreigners trying to figure out how to buy a ticket or where to line up for the bus? The same old rude old grumpy men whom find it a hard to give a straightforward answer. They don’t seem to have the patience to explain or be polite to customers. I wonder and wonder?? Even me as a Singaporean had a hard time to find out which Q is for which bus type or when I ask where to buy the ticket the answer I got was ”The bus is full”!!!!! I didn’t even get an answer for my question….. Passengers were treated like herds of cows lining up to be slaughtered.
    Such disappointing experience & in the end I took an illegal JB private car to reach JB. Surprise that they even openly shouting ”Going JB Going JB $20!!

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    • 25 October 2019 at 10:13 AM
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      As a foreigner myself, I didn’t find using Queen St. Terminal especially difficult. Indeed not as nice as other bus terminals and the ticket counter tents don’t really fit into SG’s cityscape, taking bus is pretty straightforward, you just need to watch the route number.

      A bit interesting practice though, that the tickets cost more from SG to JB than JB to SG, I still couldn’t figure out why departing from SG is more expensive, since the bus virtually takes the same route on each direction.

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