Public buses and taxi services between Singapore and Johor Bahru will resume from May 1


SINGAPORE – Public bus and taxi services between Singapore and Johor Bahru will resume from May 1, the Ministry of Health announced on Friday (April 22).

These include the 160, 170 and 170X services operated by SBS Transit, the 950 service operated by SMRT Buses and the TS1, TS3, TS6 and TS8 services operated by Transtar Travel.

As for taxis, commuters heading to Johor can either board a taxi at the Queen Street Taxi Terminal or book one from taxi companies with licensed cross border taxi drivers.

In a separate statement, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that since early April bus operators have been recruiting, redeploying and training their drivers, as well as route familiarization after a two-year hiatus. These services have not been running since March 2020.

The opening hours of services 160, 170, 170X and 950 will be the same as before the pandemic, between 5:20 a.m. and 12:30 a.m.

The frequency of bus services will also be similar: the 160, 170 and 950 services will operate at intervals of up to 20 minutes during peak hours and up to 25 minutes during off-peak hours, while the 170X service will operate at intervals of up to nine minutes during peak hours and up to 17 minutes during off-peak hours.

Commuters can also check LTA’s MyTransport.SG app or operator websites for bus operating hours and arrival times.

With the resumption of cross-border bus services, existing vaccinated travel bus services operated by Transtar Travel and Handal Indah will cease on May 1.

All travelers are reminded to comply with Singapore and Malaysian travel requirements to ensure smooth customs clearance, LTA said.

Since April 1, fully vaccinated travelers have been allowed to cross the land border between Singapore and Malaysia without the need for quarantine or testing, including pre-departure and on-arrival testing.

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