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There are 11 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru by bus, train, taxi, car, plane or subway

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Transnasional  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Larkin Terminal

$8 - $9

Cheapest option

Train KTM Malaysia Railway  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Pulau Sebang Batu Caves
  2. Take the train from Pulau Sebang/Tampin to Johor Bahru Sentral KTM Intercity

$7 - $15

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Bus S&S International (M) Express  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Terminal Bas Kluang
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Bas Kluang to JB Larkin Terminal

$8 - $12

Train Eastern and Oriental Express  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Woodlands Train Checkpoint

Taxi  •  3h 26m

  1. Take a taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru 206.2 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru 206.2 miles

$15 - $23

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Senai  •  3h 46m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Senai (JHB) SZB - JHB

$20 - $95

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Singapore Changi, subway  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Singapore Changi (SIN) KUL - SIN
  3. Take the subway from Khatib to Marsiling

$31 - $162

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Senai  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Senai (JHB) KUL - JHB

$20 - $74

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Singapore Seletar Apt  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Singapore Seletar Apt (XSP) SZB - XSP

$123 - $228

Fly Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Singapore Changi, subway  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Singapore Changi (SIN) SZB - SIN
  2. Take the subway from Khatib to Marsiling

$43 - $228

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru is to bus which costs RM 34 - RM 36 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru is to taxi which costs RM 550 - RM 650 and takes 3h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and arriving at Larkin Terminal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kuala Lumpur and arriving at Woodlands Train Checkpoint. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 30m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru is 295 km. The road distance is 330 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru without a car is to bus which takes 4h 20m and costs RM 34 - RM 36.

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The bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Larkin Terminal takes 4h 20m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru bus services, operated by Transnasional, depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan station.

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Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru train services, operated by KTM Komuter, depart from KL Sentral station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru is to bus which takes 4h 20m and costs RM 34 - RM 36. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RM 30 - RM 65 and takes 8h 30m, you could also fly, which costs RM 80 - RM 400 and takes 3h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru.
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  • Distance: 184.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Johor Bahru, Malaysia?

Transnasional operates a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru hourly. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru via Pulau Sebang/Tampin in around 8h 30m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Senai
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $130
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Senai
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $130
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Singapore Seletar Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Singapore Changi via Penang
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Senai
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $130
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Senai
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $130
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Singapore Seletar Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $600
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $600
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $180
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Senai
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $80
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah to Senai
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $110
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Senai
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$14 - $110
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Air Mauritius
Website
airmauritius.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Senai
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $130
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,500
Uzbekistan
Website
uzairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,200
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from KL Sentral to Pulau Sebang
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from KL Sentral to Pulau Sebang
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$4 - $5
Gold
$5 - $6
Platinum
$6 - $8
KTM Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Pulau Sebang/Tampin to Johor Bahru Sentral
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Economy
$3 - $4
Superior
$4 - $7
Superior Night
$6 - $9
Premier
$10 - $11
Premier Night
$14 - $17
Eastern and Oriental Express
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Woodlands Train Checkpoint
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
belmond.com
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
SMRT
Bus operators
Transnasional
Causeway Link
Website
causewaylink.com.my
Bus from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
causewaylink.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
KKKL Express
Phone
012-784 9999
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.my
Website
kkklexpress.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to JB Larkin Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
kkklexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Terminal Bas Kluang
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
kkklexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Bas Kluang to JB Larkin Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kkklexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
S&S International (M) Express
Website
ssinternational.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Terminal Bas Kluang
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
ssinternational.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bas Kluang to JB Larkin Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ssinternational.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Sunlight Taxi
Website
sunlighttaxi.com
Public Cab
Phone
+603 6259 2020
Website
publiccab.com
Comfort Taxi
Phone
+603 8024 0507
Website
comforttaxi.com.my
Blue Cab
Phone
+6012 212 1718
Website
bluecab.my

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The quickest flight from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Senai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru bus services, operated by Transnasional, arrive at Larkin Terminal station.

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Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru train services, operated by KTM Malaysia Railway, arrive at Johor Bahru Sentral station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru is 330 km. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru.

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Malindo Airways and Firefly offer flights from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Senai Airport.

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There are 1757+ hotels available in Johor Bahru. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is to train which takes 30m and costs RM 3 - RM 11.

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