Updated: Apr 6
KSL City Mall is one of the shopping centres in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, that is closest to Singapore and is thus a popular shopping destination for day-trippers from Singapore. It also has a Tesco supermarket where Singapore residents go for cheap buys.
If you are going to KSL City Mall from Singapore via Woodlands Causeway, after exiting Johor Bahru Customs, Immigration & Quarantine Complex (JB CIQ), walk to the bus terminal below JB Sentral — go down the escalator situated between JB CIQ and JB Sentral. Walk right towards the end of the bus terminal for Bus Bay (Hentian Bas) 1 or 2.
There are 2 bus services to KSL City Mall:
The dedicated S1 shuttle service by Causeway Link (or The Smiling Bus).
IM17 public bus service.
Both services will have "KSL City" written in front of the buses for easy recognition.
Taking Causeway Link S1 Service
S1 traversed directly between JB Sentral and KSL City Mall, with an additional stop at Holiday Plaza. It will stop at the main entrance of KSL City (as shown in the photo below). The shuttle service starts as early as 8:30am and the bus fare is RM1.50 one way.
To return to JB Sentral, board at the same place where you drop off. The last service is at 10pm.
Do note that, on every Monday nights, there will be a night market (or pasar malam) along the road in front of KSL City Mall, near the main entrance. The road will be closed to vehicles. If you are there on a Monday night and taking S1 shuttle to JB Sentral, board the bus at the basement exit instead of at the main entrance. There will be no signpost to identify where to queue for the shuttle bus, so look or ask around for the queue or start a new one (only) if there are none.
Taking Bus IM17
Bus IM17 will pass by KSL City to drop passengers near the shopping mall and then continue its service route to other places. However, it does not use a fixed route so it can drop passengers either near the main entrance or near the basement exit. The bus fare is also RM1.50 to KSL City, but if you pay more, the bus driver will assume you are going somewhere else, so tell him you are going to KSL City or simply pass him RM1.50.
Coming back? No, there is no bus-stop for Bus IM17 near KSL City! Take S1 shuttle to come back instead.
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