Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur

Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur

Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur Schedule

Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Top Liner Express 07:30 - 11:57MYR 38.50
Billion Stars Express VIP 09:00 - 13:27MYR 38.50
Top Liner Express 10:30 - 14:57MYR 38.50
Billion Stars Express VIP 13:30 - 17:57MYR 49.50
KKKL Express Express 14:00 - 18:27MYR 39.60
AirAsia Economy #AK604516:30 - 17:25MYR 146.38
LA Holidays Express 18:00 - 02:35MYR 38.50
AirAsia Economy #AK604521:20 - 22:15MYR 159.97
LA Holidays Express 22:00 - 06:35MYR 38.50

Transportation from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur

Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur Destination Reviews

Great! Thanks.
Bus Express, Yellow Star Express, Aug 31, 2022
Bus was Fine. Everything worked well. What I really didn’t like was that the driver constantly drives to fast and because of this there was a loud warning sound nearly during the hole trip.
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Feb 18, 2020
Very good service
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Jan 26, 2020
The bus very old & stop so many times
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Jan 6, 2020
Comfortable. They were kind enough to wait for us being a bit late. But no toilet on board so 4 star
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Jul 21, 2019
Though it stated express from JB to KL, it actually detoured or stopped at too many stops, namely Skudai Jaya, Tangkak,Seremban and Nilai (to drop off passengers KLIA bound). By the time it reached KL TBS, it’s 10.10pm instead of the originally scheduled time of 9pm.
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Jul 13, 2019
Comfortable seats, helpful staff, and a reliable journey time. The roads were well paved so no difficulties there. It was a bit confusing at first knowing how to check in or whether it was necessary but using my own intuition I found a counter and got the tickets printed.
Bus VIP, Transnasional, Jan 7, 2019
The bus was ok... just feel a little bit strange when we arrive at the bus. Our number already been seated. The driver told us we can seat everywhere we want. But finnally we found out we are taking the wrong bus. It’s the officer at the boarding gate told us to get in that bus. I’ll already ask twice. When we arrive at Putrajaya, we just know that it’s the wrong bus. But the driver help ud to get in the next bus to our destination for free. Bus is recommended for clean smells good and AC is cold
Bus VIP, Transnasional, Dec 29, 2018
Really nice ride! Smooth, comfortable, cheap, pretty quick. Remember to have cash on the bus stop (no atm nor card terminal)!
Bus VIP, Transnasional, Dec 4, 2018
31 customer reviews

How to get from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur

When you want to get from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 33.09. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 7.21.

How far is Johor Bahru from Kuala Lumpur?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur. Your trip will be a total of 204 miles (327 km). The flying distance is 157 miles (252 km).

How long does it take to get from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur?

The travel time from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 9 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur?

The cost of the trip from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Mayang Sari: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 7.21 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 33.09.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur:

  • Bus tickets - USD 7.21 to USD 9.61;
  • Plane tickets - USD 22.06 to USD 32.98;

How many trips per day are there between Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 06:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 120 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur depart during the day - there are approximately 5 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 22.06.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur
AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines


Taking a bus from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 94% decided to go for a bus.
  • 6% users took a plane.