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Bus Guide: Get Around Johor Bahru with NEW myBAS Public Bus Services

Updated: Oct 31

Public bus services has always been the cheapest way to get around Johor Bahru, but most Singaporeans would rather use taxis or Grab transports (requires mobile data) to get from point to point instead of using public buses. Apart from confusions regarding bus timings, bus fares and overlapping service routes from various bus companies, most of the buses are also rather rundown.

The myBAS public bus services is a new project, initiated by the Federal Government of Malaysia, to serve 5 corridors in Johor. Operated by Causeway Link, myBAS aims to "provide sustainable public transportation and more reliable services with proper bus schedules, cashless payment, etc". Bus routes and relevant information are also made available online via Causeway Link's website.

If you are a regular day-tripper to Johor Bahru — or weekend-day-tripper like me — and do not always have mobile data roaming to use Grab services, knowing how to get around Johor Bahru, or even Johor, using public transportation is essential knowledge. Furthermore, ManjaLink card can be used on all myBAS services, allowing travelling on these buses to be more convenient.

As of 15th September 2022, myBAS is in the progress of operating and replacing most of the existing bus services with 10 new services from JB Sentral Bus Terminal.

If you are planning to go to shopping malls in nearby Johor Bahru, check the list below for available bus services from JB Sentral. Tap the service number to see respective bus routes at Causeway Link's website.

🛍️ JB City Square Shopping Mall / KOMTAR JBCC

These two shopping malls are just opposite JB Sentral. Exit JB Sentral and cross the overhead bridge.

Find: Eats & Cafes @ Tan Hiok Nee Heritage Walk

🛍️ R&F Mall

R&F Mall is located 600 metres from JB CIQ and is accessible via a covered overhead linkway from JB Sentral. Just walk there.

To go by public bus, take myBAS F100 / myBAS T10 / myBAS T11 / myBAS T13 / myBAS T20 / myBAS T21 and alight at the first stop. Minimum bus fare applies.

🛍️ KSL City Mall

Take myBAS F100 directly to KSL City Mall. The fare is RM1.50.

Find: Eats & Cafes @ KSL City Mall

🛍️ Plaza Pelangi

Plaza Pelangi is easily reachable by several bus services. The fare is RM1.30 for all services from JB Sentral.

* Note: The service route of myBAS T10 is between Larkin Sentral and Kota Tinggi. It stops at JB Sentral, both ways.

🛍️ Plaza Sentosa / Taman Sri Tebrau (Dai Mah Garden)

Plaza Sentosa is accessible by several bus services. The fare is RM1.30 for all services from JB Sentral.

Find: Eats @ Taman Sri Tebrau

🛍️ Mid Valley Southkey Mall

Take myBAS T21 towards Permas Jaya and alight at the mall.

🛍️ AEON Permas Jaya Shopping Centre

Take myBAS T21 to Permas Jaya and alight at AEON Mall about 3 stops after crossing Sungai Tebrau (Tebrau River).

🛍️ AEON Mall Tebrau City / IKEA Tebrau

Take myBAS T10 / Maju 227 towards Kota Tinggi and alight at the bus stop near to AEON Mall Tebrau City. The fare is RM2.40.

🛍️ Paradigm Mall

Take the following bus services and alight opposite Paradigm Mall along the Skudai Highway:

🛍️ AEON Mall Bukit Indah

Take myBAS T33 towards Taman Tan Sri Yaacob and alight at the mall.

🛍️ Perling Mall

Take myBAS T33 towards Taman Tan Sri Yaacob and alight at the mall.

🛍️ Eco Galleria @ Eco Botanic

There is no direct bus service from JB Sentral to Eco Botanic. You can take myBAS T33 towards Taman Tan Sri Yaacob, alight at AEON Mall Bukit Indah and change to myBAS T43 towards Puteri Harbour. Alight opposite Eco Botanic.

Alternatively, go via Tuas 2nd Link using Causeway Link CW3 / CW3L / CW3S and alight at Anjung Medini, cross the road and take myBAS T43 towards AEON Mall Bukit Indah. Alight at Eco Botanic.

🚌 Larkin Sentral

Getting from JB Sentral to Larkin Sentral now has a new service, myBAS T13, that traverses via Kebun Teh. The maximum fare is RM1.80.

Alternatively, take myBAS T10 / Maju 227 that are bounded for Larkin Sentral via different routes. This two services traverse between Larkin Sentral and Kota Tinggi and stops at JB Sentral along the way. The fare should be RM2 between JB Sentral and Larkin Sentral.

If you are crossing the border via JB checkpoint, it is faster to take SBS Transit 170 (continue on EZLink card or pay RM2.10) or Causeway Link CWL (RM2.60) direct to Larkin Sentral from the bus bays below JB CIQ.

✈️ Senai Airport

Take Airport Shuttle Bus AA1. The fare is RM8.00 for adult, RM6.00 for child.



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