Transnasional: Johor Bahru Larkin to Kuala Lumpur TBS by Bus (GoPro Trial)

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Transnasional is probably the most reliable company for overnight departures from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur. As such, I booked my ticket early on Easybook to secure my seat on the 1am departure, transferring from the last Shuttle Tebrau of the day arriving in JB Sentral at 11.50pm.

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Heading to the ticket counter to exchange my Easybook printout for the Larkin boarding pass. It is a must to print out the booking from Easybook or any online purchase for that matter at Larkin, booked directly or otherwise with the bus company.

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Retrieving my boarding pass from the ticket counter.

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My boarding pass for the Transnasional bus from Johor Bahru Larkin to Kuala Lumpur TBS. Seems distorted with the GoPro.

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Looks a little bit more natural when zoomed in, though more blurry.

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Heading to the departure hall.

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The departure hall for express buses.

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Scanning my boarding pass at the gate to the departure hall to enter the transit area.

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The departure hall for express buses.

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Bus information can be retrieved from the screens inside the departure hall. As you can see, there are tonnes of buses delayed or cancelled, but not my 1am Transnasional.

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Heading to Platform C4 about 10 minutes to departure. No boarding calls are made.

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Pretty easy to spot my bus as it is already there.

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The bus was parked at Platform C2 instead though. Seems a bit distorted with the GoPro too.

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Yeah, the zoom doesn’t work well, and the dark lighting made it worse.

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The interior of the Transnasional Business Club 30-seater bus in a 2+1 configuration.

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My window seat for this journey.

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The legroom on the Transnasional Business Club 30-seater bus.

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USB charging ports are available between the seats, but the top one was broken and the bottom one was not working.

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The view of the Transnasional Business Club bus from my seat.

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The bus departed sharp at 1am, even with 2 missing passengers after the driver checked the manifest. Don’t be late for Transnasional.

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Heading on to KL.

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Disembarking from the Transnasional bus at TBS.

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The journey from Johor Bahru Larkin to Kuala Lumpur TBS took 4 hours and 10 minutes with no rest stops in between, not even for diesel.

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Heading up the escalator out of the arrival platforms.

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Heading into the terminal building.

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Some test shots with the GoPro.

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Making TBS look a lot bigger than it already is.

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Here, I headed out to the LRT to catch the first train after whiling away some time in the terminal.

Overall, another fuss-free and on-time journey with Transnasional as always.

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