You will have to take the Gemas to JB Sentral Shuttle Train service for all stations south, as currently, the new Dual Electrified Railway Tracks that can carry the new fast ETS Trains is still under construction between Gemas and Johor Bahru.
New Gemas to JB train timetable valid from the 1st of January 2021:
|Train No||ERT 27||ES 41||ES 43||ES 45|
|Pulau Sebang / Tampin||-||-||-||-|
|Johor Bahru JB Sentral||12:06||06:31||13:29||20:02|
If you want to continue your journey from JB to Singapore by train, you also have to take a Shuttle Train service.
These trains take just five minutes to cross the Causeway to Woodlands Railway Station and cost 5 RM per ticket to Singapore.
These Shuttle trains to Singapore are always full in the early morning as they are used by workers to commute to Singapore, so you will have to book a seat well in advance if you want to use them.
Train tickets to JB Sentral from Gemas cost:
Shuttle Train (ES numbered trains) have only Superior Class seats with tickets costing: Adults = 21 RM / Children = 15 RM.
Train 27 is the Intercity Express from Tumpat to Johor Bahru and has both Superior Class and Premier Class seats.
Tickets for Premier Class cost: Adults = 38 RM / Children = 23 RM.
Like all trains in Malaysia, it is best to book your seats as far in advance as possible.
You can do that at any KTMB ticket counter at any station or you can simply book online.
Tickets are available to purchase in advance, but time periods vary from a few weeks to a few months (depending on when KTM release the tickets and if they are planning a new timetable).