Located in the southern part of Malaysia, Johor Bahru; or more commonly known as JB, is the state capital of Johor. Therefore, many commuters travel from other parts of Malaysia to Johor Bahru.
Train to Johor Bahru is also popular because of its proximity to Singapore. There are daily KTM shuttle trains to Singapore that departs frequently from JB Sentral. There is no direct train from Malaysia to Singapore so for those who wish to travel to Singapore by train need to take train to JB first.
Please note that the ETS train services do not reach JB. Instead, the ETS train services stop in Gemas, Negeri Sembilan. Therefore, if you are far from the northern part of Malaysia, you will first have to take the ETS train to Gemas and then change to KTM Intercity train to JB.
ETS train services stop in Gemas, Negeri Sembilan. Once you reach Gemas train station, you will have to take the KTM Intercity train service from Gemas to JB. Below is the popular ETS train service to Gemas and the popular KTM Intercity train service to JB:
|KL Sentral to Gemas||2h 20m||RM31|
|Butterworth to Gemas||6h 40m||RM83|
|Padang Besar to Gemas||7h 50m||RM99|
|Seremban to Gemas||1h||RM22|
|Gemas to JB||4h 10m||RM21|
|Kluang to JB||2h||RM14|
|Layang-Layang to JB||1h 20m||RM12|
|Jerantut to JB||8h 50m||RM36|
* Duration might not be accurate and is only for your reference. Changes to fares are at the discretion of the KTM/ETS operators
There are two types of ETS train to Gemas before you take KTM Intercity train to JB:
Meanwhile, there are two types of KTM Intercity train from Gemas to JB:
To reach JB from the northern part of Malaysia, you will have to take the ETS train to Gemas. Then, change train to KTM Intercity train service to JB. Below are the ETS train schedule from Butterworth/Padang Besar to Gemas and the KTM Intercity train schedule from Gemas to JB.
Click here to see ETS train schedule from Padang Besar to Gemas, valid from 1st August 2017.
The final drop-off point for train to Johor Bahru is at JB Sentral. JB Sentral is one the important transportation hub especially for train services in JB. It is located in the city of Johor Bahru, near to the bridge that linked Johor Bahru and Singapore. The distance from JB Sentral and Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal is around 30 minutes driving distance away.
JB Sentral also serves as the immigration and custom checkpoint for those who want to travel to Singapore. For a more detailed information, check out our travel guide of taking the KTM Shuttle train service from JB Sentral to Singapore Woodland CIQ. The ticket for this shuttle service is also available online at BusOnlineTicket.com.
The train is comfortable and suitable to facilitate senior citizens and OKU or the disabled.
Passengers can find F&B bar in coach C to get some food or drinks with reasonable price.
Toilets are in coach B & E. Handicap toilet is in coach D.
Muslims can also find a prayer room in coach C right beside the F&B bar.
There are two types of KTM Intercity train; Superior Class and Superior Night Class. Both train types are quite similar except that Superior Night Class have sleeper compartment for the passengers.
There are toilets on-board and you can also buy food from their canteen or buffet coach.
For Muslims, there is also a prayer room or surau in the train.
Travelling by train to JB can be quiet troublesome especially if you are far from the northern part of Malaysia. This is because you will have to transfer to another train service along the journey (i.e. ETS to KTM Intercity). Still, the ETS train service provides convenience and better comfort compared to bus, hence taking the train is still a popular way to travel to JB.
Alternatively, you can travel by bus directly to JB, or even directly to Singapore. You can check bus ticket availability at BusOnlineTicket.com. Popular bus route include bus from KL to JB, Ipoh to JB, Malacca to JB and many more. So, plan your trips wisely and book your bus or train tickets online with BusOnlineTicket.com!