Kranji Countryside Express: Shuttle Bus From Kranji MRT Station to Kranji & Lim Chu Kang Farms (Defunct)

The Kranji Countryside Express shuttle bus was a daily paid shuttle bus around Sungei Buloh and the Kranji Countryside which includes farms around Kranji and Lim Chu Kang, connecting non-drivers to the Kranji Countryside via Kranji MRT Station for convenient access via the North South MRT Line.

The Kranji Countryside Express shuttle bus served Kranji Village, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Nyee Phoe (Gardenasia), Kranji Marshes, Bollywood Veggies, Thong Hup Gardens, Hay Dairies Goat Farm, and Jurong Frog Farm.

While the bus service is known as the Kranji Countryside Express, do take the “express” part with a pinch of salt as it serves many destinations within a small area, so the speed isn’t that fast, and the geographical route is slightly overlapping.

The Kranji Countryside Express Bus has ceased operations since 1 January 2021.

The new NParks Pilot Loop Shuttle Bus Service serves Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Wetland Centre, and Kranji Marshes from Kranji MRT Station. Click here for more details.


Alternative Public Buses to the Kranji Countryside

Click here for SMRT Bus Service 925M service information from Kranji MRT Station to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Former KTM Kranji Gate Railway Crossing (for Rail Corridor trek)

Direct: SMRT Bus Service 925 (Weekdays and Saturdays only) & SMRT Bus Service 925M (Sundays and Public Holidays only)

Kranji Village

Direct: SMRT Bus Service 925 (Weekdays and Saturdays only) & SMRT Bus Service 925M (Sundays and Public Holidays only)

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Direct: SMRT Bus Service 925 (Weekdays and Saturdays only) & SMRT Bus Service 925M (Sundays and Public Holidays only)

Nyee Phoe (Gardenasia)

Weekdays and Saturdays (walk): Take SMRT Bus Service 925, alight at Bus Stop 49199 Kranji Reservoir Pk B, and walk 1.6km (20 min) along Kranji Way, Neo Tiew Road, and Neo Tiew Crescent to Nyee Phoe (Gardenasia).
Sundays and Public Holidays (direct): SMRT Bus Service 925M

Kranji Marshes (Kranji Gate)

Take SMRT Bus Service 975, alight at Bus Stop 33021 Opp Neo Tiew Rd, and walk 2.6km (35 min) along Neo Tiew Road and Neo Tiew Lane 2 to Kranji Marshes Kranji Gate.

Gallop Kranji Farm Resort

Take SMRT Bus Service 975, alight at Bus Stop 33021 Opp Neo Tiew Rd, and walk 2.4km (30 min) along Neo Tiew Road and Neo Tiew Lane 2 to Gallop Kranji Farm Resort.

Bollywood Veggies

Take SMRT Bus Service 975, alight at Bus Stop 33021 Opp Neo Tiew Rd, and walk 2km (25 min) along Neo Tiew Road to Bollywood Veggies.

Thong Hup Gardens

Take SMRT Bus Service 975, alight at Bus Stop 33031 Aft Jln Bahtera, and walk 1.6km (20 min) to Thong Hup Gardens.

Hay Dairies Goat Farm

Direct: SMRT Bus Service 975

Jurong Frog Farm

Take SMRT Bus Service 975, alight at Bus Stop 34021 Opp Lim Chu Kang Lane 5, and walk 1.2km (15 min) along Lim Chu Kang Lane 6 to Jurong Frog Farm.


Kranji Countryside Express Bus Schedule & Fares

The Kranji Countryside Express shuttle bus departs from Kranji MRT Station from 8.30am to 5.45pm approximately every 1.5 hours, but refer to this full schedule for exact departure times.


Click on the image to enlarge. © 2020 Kranji Countryside Association Singapore

The Kranji Countryside Express Bus has ceased operations since 1 January 2021.

The Kranji Countryside Express bus schedule, fares, and route departing from Kranji MRT Station are also posted on a pillar by the pick-up point at Kranji MRT Station.

A closer look at the Kranji Countryside Express bus schedule, fares, and route.

Kranji Countryside Express Bus Route Map

Kranji Countryside Express Bus Kranji MRT Pick-Up Point At Berth 3

Head out the eerily-quiet Kranji MRT Station with lots of shops no longer operating with the absence of cross-border bus services.

The Kranji Countryside Express bus departs from Kranji MRT Bus Stop Berth 3.

This is the same bus berth as Causeway Link CW1.

The Kranji Countryside Express bus is operated by a single minibus. This minibus has 23 seats.

Boarding the Kranji Countryside Express bus.

Fares are paid in cash and exact fare only into the fare box. For adults, a day ticket costs S$3. For children 12 and below and seniors 60 and above, a concession day ticket costs S$1.

My regular S$3 adult ticket for the Kranji Countryside Express bus. This ticket is valid for rides on the Kranji Countryside Express bus throughout the day, so don’t lose it or else you will need to buy a new ticket when you reboard.

The interior of the 23-seater Kranji Countryside Express bus.

Passing by the former Kranji Gate railway crossing looking south towards Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Passing by the cluster of shops and food stalls at the junction of Kranji Road and Kranji Loop, touted by Kranji Countryside Association as Kranji Village.

Kranji Village

The stop for Kranji Village is Bus Stop 49189 Aft Kranji Rd.

Passing by Kranji Reservoir Park A.

Crossing over Kranji Way on Kranji Dam.

A different Causeway with a view of Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

The view of Kranji Reservior.

Entering Kranji Countryside.

Turning into Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre

The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a wetland nature reserve along the Johor Strait and a stop-over point for migratory birds.

Making a brief stop at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre near Kranji Way.

Alternative Route: You can take SMRT Bus Service 925/925M from and to Kranji MRT Station from the public bus stop outside Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre.

Heading up a forested road to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Wetland Centre.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Wetland Centre

Making a brief stop at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Wetland Centre near Neo Tiew Crescent. This stop is a lot closer to the bird observation points.

Alternative Route: You can take SMRT Bus Service 925M from and to Kranji MRT Station from the public bus stop outside Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Wetland Centre on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Nyee Phoe (Gardenasia)

Gardenasia is a “HortiTainment park” which includes a bistro, products by The Local Farm, GAkids programmes, eco-ambassadors Titoy and Morchoo, and farmers’ market events.

Making a brief stop at Nyee Phoe (Gardenasia).

Alternative Route: You can take SMRT Bus Service 925M from and to Kranji MRT Station from the public bus stop outside Nyee Phoe (Gardenasia) on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Heading along the last few remaining rural roads in Singapore.

Kranji Marshes

Kranji Marshes is a 56.8-hectare freshwater marshland home to a rich array of flora and fauna, including more than 170 species of birds, 54 species of butterflies and 33 species of dragonflies.

The Kranji Countryside Express shuttle bus is the only public transport mode to get to Kranji Marshes.

Bollywood Veggies

Bollywood Veggies is a sanctuary which includes a vegetable farm, Poison Ivy Bistro, and Food Museum. This is also the most popular stop on the Kranji Countryside Express shuttle bus in both bounds.

Thong Hup Gardens

Thong Hup Gardens sells plenty of plants for landscaping. This might be nice for photos, but if you’re planning on buying their plants, the Kranji Countryside Express bus might not be a good idea.

The pick-up point is inside the gardens itself from the main shed.

Heading out to Lim Chu Kang Road. The Kranji Countryside Express bus connects the missing link at northwestern Singapore between buses 925/925M and 975.

Hay Dairies Goat Farm – Bus Stop 34011 Opp Lim Chu Kang Lane 4

Another popular stop is Hay Dairies, Singapore’s only goat farm since 1988. And because it’s so popular, there’s massive jam of cars along Lim Chu Kang Lane 4 by everyone trying to get here. As such, the Kranji Countryside Express bus stops at Bus Stop 34011 Opp Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, and passengers for Hay Dairies walk in around 300 meters to Hay Dairies.

Alternative Route: You can take SMRT Bus Service 975 from Bukit Panjang MRT Station or Choa Chu Kang MRT Station to this bus stop for Hay Dairies Goat Farm.

Jurong Frog Farm

Jurong Frog Farm is the only licensed Frog Farm in Singapore and the looping point of the Kranji Countryside Express bus.

The Kranji Countryside Express bus makes a three-point turn here picking up passengers before heading on the return route to Kranji MRT Station.

Hay Dairies Goat Farm – Bus Stop 34019 Aft Lim Chu Kang Lane 4

Passing by Lim Chu Kang Lane 4 where Hay Dairies Goat Farm is.

The Kranji Countryside Express bus picks up from Bus Stop 34019 Aft Lim Chu Kang Lane 4 for passengers from Hay Dairies Goat Farm to Kranji MRT Station.

Alternative Route: You can take SMRT Bus Service 975 to Choa Chu Kang MRT Station to Bukit Panjang MRT Station from this bus stop for Hay Dairies Goat Farm.

Thong Hup Gardens

Heading into Thong Hup Gardens.

Looping around Thong Hup Gardens to pick up some passengers.

Bollywood Veggies

Picking up lots of passengers from Bollywood Veggies heading to Kranji MRT Station.

The bus gets very full here with standing passengers.

Kranji Marshes

With the full bus with no one alighting, passengers get left behind at Kranji Marshes.

Passing by Gallop Kranji Farm Resort. While old timetables indicate a stop here, the Kranji Countryside Express no longer stops inside the resort. Passengers can stop at Kranji Marshes and walk to Gallop Kranji Farm Resort.

Nyee Phoe (Gardenasia)

Heading into Nyee Phoe (Gardenasia).

Everyone gets left behind at Nyee Phoe (Gardenasia) too with no one alighting.

Alternative Route: You can take SMRT Bus Service 925M from and to Kranji MRT Station from the public bus stop outside Nyee Phoe (Gardenasia) on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Wetland Centre

Yup, no one can board here too.

Alternative Route: You can take SMRT Bus Service 925M from and to Kranji MRT Station from the public bus stop outside Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Wetland Centre on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre

More people getting left behind at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre with the full bus.

Alternative Route: You can take SMRT Bus Service 925/925M from and to Kranji MRT Station from the public bus stop outside Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre.

Crossing a different kind of Causeway over Kranji Dam with a view of downtown Johor Bahru.

Kranji Village

The Kranji Countryside Express bus serves Bus Stop 49181 Dapolite Ind opposite the cluster of food outlets and shops touted as Kranji Village.

Passing by the former Kranji Gate railway crossing looking south towards Woodlands Train Checkpoint.

U-turning to Kranji MRT Station.

Kranji MRT Station

A familiar sight when coming back from Johor Bahru.

The Kranji Countryside Express bus arrives back at Kranji MRT Station Bus Stop Berth 3.

Overall, a good bus link through Kranji Countryside with the Kranji Countryside Express shuttle bus.

Unfortunately, the average frequency of 90 minutes currently is left more to be desired with a lot more people venturing around Singapore out of boredom to rediscover what Singapore has to offer, and on top of having a super full bus with standing room only, many passengers are left stranded for the next 90 minutes at bus stops after Bollywood Veggies, which isn’t very pleasant to be literally left out in the wilderness.

Kranji Countryside Association needs to seriously consider getting a bigger bus if possible, or to increase the frequency of minibuses plying the route at least on weekends to better cater to the crowds on their SingapoRediscovers adventure. Perhaps a shortworking trip for bus stops after Bollywood Veggies and Kranji MRT Station can help in clearing the stranded crowds too.

The new NParks Pilot Loop Shuttle Bus Service serves Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Wetland Centre, and Kranji Marshes from Kranji MRT Station. Click here for more details.

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