Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station, or JB Sentral Railway Station (though everyone calls it JB Sentral or JBS), is a multi-storey integrated transport hub located at Bukit Chagar between Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and Jalan Jim Quee in the centre of Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It is conveniently located just opposite Johor Bahru City Square and Komtar JBCC as part of the Southern Integrated Gateway, connected to the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex.
In future, JB Sentral is planned to be the main hub for rail and bus transportation in Johor Bahru, with at least ETS services to KL Sentral and beyond once the Gemas-Johor Baru Electrified Double-Track Project (EDTP) is completed, and will also likely be connected to the future Bukit Chagar RTS Station and JB Sentral BRT Station.
Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station Details
Address: Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Owner: Property and Land Management Division of the Prime Minister’s Department (Bahagian Pengurusan Hartanah, Jabatan Perdana Menteri)
Operator: Advanced Maintenance Precision Management Sdn Bhd
Platform Level: Ground
Platform Layout: Multiple Island Platforms
Opened: 21 October 2010
Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station Train Services
3F: Staff only
2F: Concourse, Ticket Counter, Shops, Boarding Gates
1F: Immigration, Waiting Room, Platform Transfers
GF: Train Platforms, JB Sentral Bus Terminal, Taxi Stands, Pick Up Points
Platform 1: Passenger platform usually not in use, loading platform for Parcel Van available on the car park side
Platform 2: Passenger platform usually used for northbound arrivals and departures
Platform 3: Passenger platform usually used for northbound arrivals and departures
Platform 4: Passenger platform usually used for southbound arrivals and departures
Platform 5: Passenger platform usually not in use
Platform 6: Passenger platform usually not in use
Ticket counters are available, split into Shuttle Tebrau train counters and all other KTM Intercity and ETS train counters.
JB Sentral operates with separate boarding gates.
Gate A: Shuttle Tebrau departures
Gate B: All other train departures, all train arrivals
Key Station Amenities
Plenty of food options are available including but not limited to KFC, Rotiboy, Starbucks Coffee, and many other local food options.
Some shopping options are available selling small items, luggage, and souvenirs. These are found at shop lots and carts. Plenty of shopping options can be found across the road at Johor Bahru City Square, Komtar JBCC, and Galleria@Kotaraya.
Many convenience stores including local and international chains are available, selling usual convenience store items.
Mobile Phone Retailers
Many mobile retailers are available selling local SIM cards and top-ups. Phone accessories are also available but are not so popular among users of the station.
Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) CIQ Complex Exit: Pedestrian-only towards Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) CIQ Complex to continue your journey by bus to Singapore
JB Sentral Bus Terminal Exit: Jalan Jim Quee, Taxi Coupon counter, JB Sentral Bus Terminal
R&F Mall Linkbridge Exit: Linkbridge to Jln Ismail Sultan, GBW Hotel, R&F Mall, R&F Princess Cove, Permaisuri Zarith Sofiah Opera House
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak Exit: Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Grab pick-up point, Caltex, Merlin Tower, old Johor Bahru Railway Station
City Square Linkbridge Exit: Johor Bahru City Square, Komtar JBCC; onwards to Galleria@Kotaraya, The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru, Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Bazaar Karat, Jalan Trus, Jalan Meldrum, Merlin Tower
Public Transport Connections
The JB Sentral Bus Terminal is directly connected with JB Sentral Railway Station. Take the first escalator down after the zebra crossing and before the linkbridge towards Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) CIQ Complex.
Taxi stands are located near station exits. A taxi coupon counter is available at the taxi stand behind JB Sentral Bus Terminal should you not wish to haggle with the taxi driver to use the meter.
Do note that regular taxis at JB Sentral CANNOT be used to cross into Singapore. You must take a licensed cross-border taxi from the taxi stand outside the old Johor Bahru Railway Station or at Larkin Sentral instead.
Grab is available in Johor Bahru.
The Grab pick-up point is only available at the Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, and gets crowded at any time of the day and night. You may have to walk along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and/or Caltex due to the traffic jam.
Alternatively, use the JB City Square Levi’s® Grab pick-up point for a less-crowded experience.
Grab drop-offs can be done at any entrance.
Alternative Train Travel Options
There are local public bus services linking some railway stations on the JB Sentral – Pulau Sebang (Tampin) sector. You can avoid using the infrequent train schedule by taking a bus instead. In some instances, this will be cheaper and faster.
KTM Southern Line Stations
- 🡼 To KTM Central Line
- 🡽 To KTM East Coast Line
- Gemas Railway Station
- Batu Anam Railway Station
- Buloh Kasap Railway Station (defunct)
- Segamat Railway Station
- Genuang Railway Station
- Tenang Railway Station
- Labis Railway Station
- Lenek Railway Station (defunct)
- Bekok Railway Station
- Jagoh Railway Halt (defunct)
- Beradin Railway Halt (defunct)
- Paloh Railway Station
- Batang Ridan Railway Halt (defunct)
- Chamek Railway Station (defunct)
- Niyor Railway Halt (defunct)
- Kluang Railway Station
- Mengkibol Railway Station (defunct)
- Renggam Railway Station
- Layang-Layang Railway Station
- Sedenak Railway Station (defunct)
- Kulai Railway Station
- Saleng Railway Halt (defunct)
- Senai Railway Halt (defunct)
- 🡼 To KTM PTP Line
- Kempas Railway Station (defunct)
- Kempas Baru Railway Station
- 🡾 To KTM Pasir Gudang Line
- Tampoi Railway Halt (defunct)
- Holiday Plaza Railway Halt (defunct)
- Danga City Mall Railway Halt (defunct)
- Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station (JB Sentral)
- Johor Bahru Railway Station (defunct)
- Woodlands Train Checkpoint (Woodlands CIQ)
- Bukit Timah Railway Station (defunct)
- Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (defunct)
The line names described here is only to classify stations into lists on RailTravel Station due to the fluidity of line names in official timetables. They are in no way meant to represent the actual line name which may or may not be used by KTM Berhad, Ministry of Transport (Malaysia), Ministry of Finance Malaysia, Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) or any other relevant companies and/or agencies. The line names described on RailTravel Station should not be taken as an official name, and the official name provided by KTM Berhad, Ministry of Transport (Malaysia), Ministry of Finance Malaysia, Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) or any other relevant companies and/or agencies should always take precedence.