How To Enter Johor Bahru (JB) in 5 Minutes: A Comprehensive Guide to KTM
Forget about queuing at Malaysia’s customs for 2 hours just to get your passport stamped!
A few months back the Seedly Team went over to Johor Bahru (JB) for a Seedly bonding session, we travelled down to JB via the KTM and the whole journey took us less than an hour!
Our train departed Woodlands Checkpoint at 09:45 am and we reached JB at 10:00 am.
How Much Does a KTM Train Ticket Cost?
- Singapore to JB Sentral: RM 16 (SGD 5.68)
- JB Sentral to Singapore: RM 5 (SGD 1.77)
- Insurance: SGD 1 + SGD 2 admin fee (Optional)
- Total Price: SGD 7.45 (without insurance) / SGD 10.45 (with ERGO TravelProtect Travel Insurance)
A few things you need to take note:
- You need to book a few weeks in advance to get a trip on Saturdays.
- You are only able to book 1 month in advance.
In that case, if you would like a trip to JB on a Saturday, camping for your ticket once it is available to the public would honestly be your only bet.
A step by step guide on how to book your KTM train tickets to JB
Refer to the screenshots below, they are labelled according to the steps below. ☺️
Step 1: Go to https://www.easybook.com to book your train tickets
Step 2: Click ‘Train Ticket’ and fill in the necessary details:
- From: Singapore
- To: JB Sentral, Johor (where Johor Bahru City Square is)
- Departure Date
- Return Date
- No. of pax.
Step 3: Click “Search for Train”
Step 4: Select the timeslots you wish you board the train.
Step 5: Choose your coach.
- It usually shows the first coach and most times, it would be almost full. However, you are able to choose other coaches.
Step 6: Select your seat(s).
- Despite selecting your seats, it is free seating.
When I was booking the train tickets for Seedly team bonding day, I really thought I had booked all our seats together, to our horror, it is first-come-first-serve to any available seats. Thankfully, none of us had to stand for the whole trip!
Step 7: Click “Go to Returning Trips” to do the same for your return trip. Or “Continue” if it is a one-way trip.
KTM Train Tickets Payment
Step 8: Fill in your details
Step 9: Choose your mode of payment
- VISA/ Mastercard
- NETS/ Bank Transfer (1% surcharge)
- AXS (within 12 hours)
Step 10: Agree on the Terms and Conditions
Step 11: Word Verification
Step 12: Press ‘Pay Now‘ once you have confirmed every detail is accurate.
Step 13: Receive your Order Summary via email
& you’re all ready to enter JB in 5 mins!
Travelling To Woodlands Train Checkpoint
Woodlands Train Checkpoint is located right next to Woodlands Checkpoint.
Nearest MRT: Marsiling station (Red Line / North-South Line)
Available Buses: 170, 178, 856, 903, 911, 912, 913, 950.
Alight at Woodlands Train Checkpoint.
Final Step: Immigration and entering into JB
Before boarding the train station, you have to present your tickets to the counter by either:
- Printing your ticket you received in your email
- Showing your e-ticket on your phone
You will clear both Singapore and Malaysia immigration on the same side before you board the train. Though the queue may sometimes seem long, but trust me, it is nothing compared to taking a bus into JB.
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This is the EASIEST way to enter JB without the all the jam – human jam, traffic jam. I am convinced to only enter JB via the KTM train. Enjoy your trip to JB!
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