JB Sentral – Kempas Baru Public Transport Guide • Alternative Travel During Temporary Suspension of KTM Train Services by Bus & e-Hailing

Temporary Suspension of KTM Train Services between JB Sentral and Kempas Baru

This JB Sentral – Kempas Baru Public Transport Guide provides public transport travel alternatives for KTM Intercity train passengers for Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station (JB Sentral) by bus and e-Hailing.

From 23 November 2021, the KTM Ekspres Selatan and KTM Ekspres Rakyat Timuran will be truncated to Kempas Baru Railway Station to facilitate Gemas-Johor Bahru Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP) works between Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station (JB Sentral) and Kempas Baru Railway Station.

There will be no train services between Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station (JB Sentral) and Kempas Baru Railway Station from 23 November 2021.


Public Transport from JB Sentral to Kempas Baru

🇲🇾 Malaysian Passengers

Malaysian passengers are able to use the Bas Muafakat Johor network of free bus services in Johor. Malaysian passengers must register for the Kad Muafakat Johor here before using the Bas Muafakat Johor. The free Bas Muafakat Johor services are only available for Malaysian citizens who have a Kad Muafakat Johor.

From 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2021, Perbadanan Pengangkutan Awam Johor (PAJ) is giving free ride bus for Malaysian passengers without having to register for Kad Muafakat Johor. Malaysian passengers may tap the MyKad or an existing Kad Muafakat Johor to the bus card reader to enjoy free Bus Muafakat Johor rides.

Non-Malaysians are not allowed to use the Bas Muafakat Johor.

Step 1: Bas Muafakat Johor P-101

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From JB Sentral, take Bas Muafakat Johor P-101 to Larkin Sentral. More information below.

Step 1a: Maju Bus Service 208, 224, 227, LARKIN or City Bus Service 39

From JB Sentral, take Maju Bus Service 208, 224, 227, LARKIN or City Bus Service 39 to Larkin Sentral. This is a paid bus service costing RM1.70. More details here.

Step 2: Bas Muafakat Johor P-113

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From Larkin Sentral, take Bas Muafakat Johor P-113 to Petronas Taman Kempas Baru. Do note the limited departures a day for Bas Muafakat Johor P-113. More information below.

Do note that all buses will not connect well with all trains due to estimated departure times and walking padding times.

Step 3: Walk

From Petronas Taman Kempas Baru, walk for about 900 meters (12 minutes) via Jalan Kempas Baru, Jalan Permatang 8, and Jalan Permatang Utama to Kempas Baru Railway Station.

🇺🇳 Non-Malaysian Passengers

Option 1

Step 1: Maju Bus Service 208, 224, 227, LARKIN or City Bus Service 39

From JB Sentral, take Maju Bus Service 208, 224, 227, LARKIN or City Bus Service 39 to Larkin Sentral. This is a paid bus service costing RM1.70. More details here.

Step 2: Grab or taxi from Larkin Sentral to Kempas Baru Railway Station

Unfortunately there are no paid bus services to Kempas Baru, so e-Hailing or taxi is your only option if you do not have your own private transport.

Option 2

Step 1: Grab or taxi from JB Sentral to Kempas Baru Railway Station

Unfortunately there are no paid bus services to Kempas Baru, so an e-Hailing or taxi is your only option if you do not have your own private transport. You may want to consider catching an e-Hailing or taxi directly from JB Sentral to save the hassle of a bus transfer first followed by an e-Hailing or taxi ride later on anyway.


Public Transport from Kempas Baru to JB Sentral

🇲🇾 Malaysian Passengers

Malaysian passengers are able to use the Bas Muafakat Johor network of free bus services in Johor. Malaysian passengers must register for the Kad Muafakat Johor here before using the Bas Muafakat Johor. The free Bas Muafakat Johor services are only available for Malaysian citizens who have a Kad Muafakat Johor.

From 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2021, Perbadanan Pengangkutan Awam Johor (PAJ) is giving free ride bus for Malaysian passengers without having to register for Kad Muafakat Johor. Malaysian passengers may tap the MyKad or an existing Kad Muafakat Johor to the bus card reader to enjoy free Bus Muafakat Johor rides.

Non-Malaysians are not allowed to use the Bas Muafakat Johor.

Step 1: Walk

From Kempas Baru Railway Station, walk for about 900 meters (12 minutes) via Jalan Permatang Utama, Jalan Permatang 8, and Jalan Kempas Baru to Kawasan Kempas Permatang bus stop.

Step 2: Bas Muafakat Johor P-113

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From Kawasan Kempas Permatang bus stop, take Bas Muafakat Johor P-113 to Larkin Sentral. Do note the limited departures a day for Bas Muafakat Johor P-113. More information below.

Do note that all buses will not connect well with all trains due to estimated departure times and walking padding times.

Step 3a: Bas Muafakat Johor P-101

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From Larkin Sentral, take Bas Muafakat Johor P-101 to JB Sentral. More information below.

Step 3b: Maju Bus Service 208, 224, 227, JB CITY SQUARE or City Bus Service 39

From Larkin Sentral, take Maju Bus Service 208, 224, 227, JB CITY SQUARE or City Bus Service 39 to JB Sentral. This is a paid bus service costing RM1.70. More details here.

🇺🇳 Non-Malaysian Passengers

Option 1

Step 1: Grab or taxi from Kempas Baru Railway Station to Larkin Sentral

Unfortunately there are no paid bus services from Kempas Baru, so e-Hailing or taxi is your only option if you do not have your own private transport.

Step 2: Maju Bus Service 208, 224, 227, JB CITY SQUARE or City Bus Service 39

From Larkin Sentral, take Maju Bus Service 208, 224, 227, JB CITY SQUARE or City Bus Service 39 to JB Sentral. This is a paid bus service costing RM1.70. More details here.

Option 2

Step 1: Grab or taxi from Kempas Baru Railway Station to JB Sentral

Unfortunately there are no paid bus services from Kempas Baru, so e-Hailing or taxi is your only option if you do not have your own private transport. You may want to consider catching an e-Hailing or taxi directly from JB Sentral to save the hassle of a bus transfer first followed by an e-Hailing or taxi later on anyway.


Bas Muafakat Johor P-101 Bus Service Information
Larkin Sentral – JB Sentral – Larkin Sentral

Image from Perbadanan Pengangkutan Awam Johor BMJ Route & Schedules

Bas Muafakat Johor P-113 Bus Service Information
Desa Mutiara – Kempas Baru – Larkin Sentral – Kempas Baru – Desa Mutiara

Image from Perbadanan Pengangkutan Awam Johor BMJ Route & Schedules

KTM Komuter Melaka-Johor Missing Link

You may also use my KTM Komuter Melaka-Johor Missing Link guide to access selected stations by bus from Larkin Sentral.

Click here for the KTM Komuter Melaka-Johor Missing Link Guide.

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