Taking the train to JB from Singapore is a good choice for those wishing to travel from Singapore to Malaysia, as the border at Woodlands Checkpoint is far quicker to get through than then main crossing over the Causeway.
The trip over to Johor Bahru train station (JB Sentral) takes just 5 minutes and from here you can continue your journey by KTM train to places like Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Penang (Butterworth), or all the way to the Thai border at Padang Besar.
This is the latest KTM timetable as published on the new timetable for 2020.
Train Number ST 72 departs Woodlands at 08:30 - Arrives JB Sentral at 08:35.
Train Number ST 74 departs Woodlands at 09:45 - Arrives JB Sentral at 09:50.
Train Number ST 76 departs Woodlands at 11:00 - Arrives JB Sentral at 11:05.
Train Number ST 78 departs Woodlands at 12:30 - Arrives JB Sentral at 12:35.
Train Number ST 80 departs Woodlands at 13:45 - Arrives JB Sentral at 13:50.
Train Number ST 82 departs Woodlands at 15:00 - Arrives JB Sentral at 15:05.
Train Number ST 84 departs Woodlands at 16:15 - Arrives JB Sentral at 16:20.
Train Number ST 86 departs Woodlands at 17:30 - Arrives JB Sentral at 17:35.
Train Number ST 88 departs Woodlands at 18:45 - Arrives JB Sentral at 18:50.
Train Number ST 90 departs Woodlands at 20:00 - Arrives JB Sentral at 20:05.
Train Number ST 92 departs Woodlands at 21:15 - Arrives JB Sentral at 21:20
Train Number ST 94 departs Woodlands at 22:30 - Arrives JB Sentral at 22:35.
Train Number ST 96 departs Woodlands at 23:45 - Arrives JB Sentral at 23:50.
There is a fixed fare of 5 SGD for every passenger on all these services - no discount is available for children or seniors.
With these services being very popular with both commuters and day trippers, it is always best to book your tickets in advance rather than waiting until you arrive at Woodlands Railway Station. This is especially true if you have a connecting train you want to catch from JB Sentral
Trains are usually not as full as they are in the other direction from JB to SG, where seats are often sold out weeks in advance for most of the early morning services.
If you do want to book online we recommend you book direct from the KTM website (tickets cost the same as they do from the station counter):
Tickets are usually available to purchase 30 days in advance.