Trains from Gemas to Johor Bahru

If you plan to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by train you need to first take a train to Gemas, then change trains for the journey from Gemas to Johor Bahru Sentral Station, from where you can then get a train to Woodlands just over the border in Singapore.

Train Times from Gemas to Johor Bahru

There are 4 direct train services a day from Gemas to Johor Bahru. Please Note: JB Sentral Station is currently closed for a building upgrade and trains are temporarily terminating at Kempas Baru, which is the next closest station to Johor Bharu.

TrainGemasKempas BaruService
4102:0006:07Southern Shuttle
2707:3412:08Ekspress Rakyat Timuran
4315:2019:27Southern Shuttle
4517:0521:45Southern Shuttle

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Gemas Railway Station

Trains to Johor Bahru depart from Gemas Railway Station.

Google Map of Gemas Railway Station

Johor Bahru Sentral Station

Trains from Gemas terminate at Johor Bahru Sentral Station.

Google Map of JB Sentral Station

Connections to Singapore

There are three ways you can travel from Johor Bahru to Singapore: bus, taxi and train. Train is the best option because you avoid the queues on the Causeway which links mainland Malaysia to Singapore.

From Johor Bharu you can take a day trip to Raffles Hotel in Singapore
From Johor Bahru you can take a day trip to Raffles Hotel in Singapore

There are 14 departures a day from Johor Bahru Sentral Station to Woodlands Railway Station in Singapore from 05.30 to 22.15 every day of the year. The journey takes only 5 minutes and tickets cost 5 MYR one-way. Ticket gates open 30 minutes before each departure and close 10 minutes before the train departs. The big advantage of using the train to travel from Johor Bahru to Singapore is that there is an immigration office after you go through the ticket barrier and you get to avoid the lengthy queues at the immigration office on the Causeway linking Johor Bahru to Singapore. The disadvantage of travelling by train as opposed to taxi or bus is that Woodlands Railway Station is 1.6 km from the nearest station on Singapore’s metro system, Marsiling Undeground Station.

Next read about Train travel from Kuala Lumpur to Gemas

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