Singapore To City Square JB Transport Guide

City Square JB has something to offer everyone of us!

Located at Johor Bahru City which is connected to customs and CIQ complex, City Square JB has successfully attracted many Singaporeans to do shopping.

Besides, the shopping mall is merely few minutes walking distance from JB Sentral.

With more than 300 retail outlets, this one-stop shopping mall perfectly blends all kinds of fashion in one.

Apart from shopping opportunities, entertainment facilities like cinema, games arcade and karaoke centre are offered too.

If you wonder how to go to City Square JB from Singapore, we’ve also included the transportations that bring you there.

Let’s move on!

1. Private Taxi From Singapore To City Square JB
2. Bus From Singapore To City Square JB
3. Train From Singapore To City Square JB

1. Transport From Singapore To City Square JB

Below are the 3 types of transport that bring you from Singapore to City Square JB. Each comes with different pros and cons but if you are looking for the most convenient way, it would definitely be taking private taxi. Let me tell you why.

Johor Bahru City Square Mall


1.1 Private Taxi From Singapore To City Square JB

From Singapore, hiring a private taxi to City Square JB is highly recommended because all your transportation problems will be settled by the drivers. You only need to sit back in the car and relax all the way. This is best for those who travel with elderly and toddlers.

Besides, for those who wish to arrive at City Square JB in the shortest possible time, you can also consider taking private taxi because you will be transferred directly to the City Square JB. Since there is no stop or changing vehicles in between, it saves a lot of time too.

SGMYTAXI: Private Taxi/Car From Singapore to Desaru Coast Water Park

If you wonder where to get a private taxi service, SGMYTAXI will always open their door for you. SGMYTAXI is the leading private car company in Singapore which has been receiving many return customers.

Why Choose SGMYTAXI Private Taxi:

  • Flexible pick-up time and place. They can even pick you up at doorstep.
  • At immigration checkpoint, you don’t need to alight with all belongings and queue up long. Clearing customs process can take place right in the private taxi.
  • Well-maintained and luxury fleets with comfortable seats are offered. It can accommodate up to 10 passengers.
  • The drivers are very professional and friendly.
  • Online booking procedure is extremely simple.


1.2 Bus From Singapore To City Square JB

Taking public bus can also bring you from Singapore to City Square JB. It is very cheap and there are many buses available too.

First, you can take a cross-border bus from Singapore to JB Sentral. This bus trip is around 40 minutes to 2 hours depends on the traffic condition. Then, just take a 5-minute walk and you will arrive at City Square JB.

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JB Sentral

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However, it is not so recommended to take bus as it comes with several disadvantages:

  • You need to change bus along the journey as there is no direct bus operating from Singapore to City Square JB.
  • You need to do research on the bus numbers and bus routes that bring you to JB Sentral.
  • Time consuming because you need to queue up long to wait for the authorities at the border to check your travel documents.
  • The bus is always crowded and it is quite hot during the day. Sometimes it makes you feel tired and disgruntled.

If you still consider taking bus, below are some of the buses offering cross-border services in Singapore:


1.2.1 SBS Transit Bus

SBS Transit Bus from Singapore to Johor Bahru

Bus No.: 170X (Blue Plate)
Departure Point: Kranji MRT Singapore
Arrival Point: JB Sentral Bus Terminal
Bus Fare: SGD$1.39
Bus Schedule: Daily from 5:36am to 11:30pm, frequency every 5-13 minutes

Bus No.: 160 (Blue Plate)
Departure Point: Jurong East Interchange
Arrival Point: JB Sentral Bus Terminal
Bus Fare: SGD$1.81
Bus Schedule: Daily from 5:30am to 12:00am, frequency every 8-17 minutes

There are many more public buses that plying between Singapore and Johor that could take you to City Square JB. Kindly refer to here: Singapore to JB Sentral to discover more about it.


1.3 Train From Singapore To City Square JB

To avoid traffic jam on the road, you can always take a train from Singapore to City Square JB. This train service that plying between Woodlands CIQ and JB Sentral is known as Shuttle Tebrau train service. This train to JB ticket costs SGD$5 and it can be bought online.

The train journey took about 5 minutes from Singapore Woodlands Train Checkpoint to JB Sentral and City Square JB is merely 5 minutes’ walk from JB Sentral.

Shuttle Tebrau from Singapore Woodlands Checkpoint to Johor Bahru Immigration Checkpoint

A little drawback is, the frequency of the train is relatively low compared to public bus. If you miss the train, you need to wait for an hour and more for the arrival of next train.

Click here to check the train schedule.


2. Attraction Near City Square JB

2.1 Jalan Wong Ah Fook

Located at the heart of the city, Jalan Wong Ah Fook is like a food street which boasts endless local delicacies. If you are looking for good food, this place is best for food hunting!

jln wong ah fookFor instance, you can enjoy one of the most famous curry fish head in town at Kam Long Restaurant which serves upon you within 10 minutes. For vegans, there is an Indian vegetarian restaurant – Restoran Annalakshmi that offers finger-licking dishes for you.

jln wong ah fook curry fish headIf you are a fan of Hainanese Chicken chop, IT Roo Café offers the best of it in town. There are also bakery lining the street. Anyway, a day isn’t enough to savour all the delicious food at Jalan Wong Ah Fook!

2.2 Angry Bird Park JBCC

Experience a fun filled day in this air-conditioned indoor playground – Angry Bird Park JBCC! If you are a fan of this mobile game, this place is specially designed for you as you can meet you favourite Angry Birds characters in real life.

Angry Birds Activity Park JB

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With 5 distinctive zones, wide range of games are offered to youths, kids and even toddlers. For braver ones, there is a Danger Zone where you can find adrenaline pumping activities like Lazer Bird Scoot and Space Drop Air Bag. Or, evaluate your driving skills at Angry Birds Go! Kart Track.

Angry Birds Activity Park Malaysia

Multiple entry is allowed on the day of purchase. You can also buy your favourite characters at their souvenir shop.

Location: Level 3, Komtar JBCC, Johor Bahru City Centre, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-300 5090 / +607-300 5091
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Ticket Price:
Malaysian: RM60
Non-Malaysian: RM75


2.3 Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

Flanked by many modern skyscrapers, Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple is a place of worship that unites 5 different Chinese Dialect Group including Cantonese, Hainan, Hakka, Hokkien and Teochew.

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

Though this is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Johor, the façade looks quite new and there are many finely preserved items inside. Rich in cultural and historical roots, the temple even boasts a mini culture centre that houses various temple antiques.

Chingay Parade At JB Old Chinese Temple

Every day, you will see endless tourists and devotees flocking inside the temple. But the busiest time is during the Chingay Parade – a kind of Chinese New Year festival.

Location: Lot 653, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-277 7858
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free


2.4 Komtar JBCC

While little ones are enjoying themselves at the Angry Birds Activity Park which situated on the third floor of Komtar JBCC, parents can do some shopping at other stores inside this leisure mall!

Komtar JBCC is a 3-storey shopping mall that has its second floor entirely dedicated to fashion retailers. It features various high street brands like Padini, Pandora, Victoria Secret and many more.

Komtar JBCC

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There is a giant department store – Metrojaya that offers affordable goods. Hence, Komtar JBCC is truly a great place to hunt for bargain items, souvenirs and snacks that can only be found in Johor.

Location: Komtar JBCC, City Centre, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607-267 9000
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 10:00pm