SMRT Bus Service 950

SMRT Bus Service 950 is a cross-border service plying between Woodlands Regional Interchange and looping at JB Sentral Terminal in Johor Bahru, passing through Marsiling, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands CIQ and Sultan Iskandar CIQ. It is currently the only cross-border service operated by SMRT Buses.

SMRT MAN NL323F (SMB261Z) - Service 950 (JB-Registered)

SMRT MAN NL323F (SMB261Z) – Service 950 (JB-Registered)

Route Information
Route Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange JB Sentral Terminal (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Marsiling, Woodlands Ctr, Woodlands CIQ, Sultan Iskandar CIQ
Route Length 24.4km
Travelling Time 40mins+ in either direction (Subject to traffic conditions)
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– SPAD-registered 
Departure Times from Woodlands Int
0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 10 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 12 mins
After 1930: 08 – 14 mins

Route History

Service 950 is a cross-border route connecting Woodlands Regional Centre, Marsiling MRT and Woodlands Town Centre with the border town of Johor Bahru in Malaysia. The route experiences high demand throughout the day and is the only SMRT cross-border service.

Due to varying traffic conditions at the Causeway, travel times and frequencies may increase significantly when traffic congestions occur. At each checkpoint on the Malaysia/Singapore side, passengers are required to alight and clear customs before boarding the bus again. Passengers need not re-board the same bus, but any bus of the same service.

Despite being a wheelchair-accessible service, wheelchairs are not allowed beyond Woodlands Checkpoint. Hence, wheelchair-bound passengers are currently unable to use this service to cross the border.

Operating Hours from Woodlands Checkpoint → Woodlands Int

  • Weekdays & Saturdays: 0549hrs – 0012hrs
  • Sundays & Public Holidays: 0604hrs – 0012hrs

Special Departures:

  • Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Checkpoint)  Woodlands Int
    0515 (Weekdays, Saturdays)

Fare: Only Singapore currency is accepted. See Fare Table.

Fleet: Service 950′s fleet comprises a full fleet of JB-registered MAN A22 buses.

Route limitations: Only SPAD-registered single-deck buses are allowed on cross border routes. Currently, only some MAN NL323Fs are SPAD-registered. In accordance with Malaysian regulations, buses must carry relevant documents, fitted with a third brake light at the rear, and attached with Malaysian stickers dictating legal speed limit. Previously, some Mercedes-Benz O405s and OC500LEs were SPAD-registered as well.

Route Information:

Loop Service (via JB Sentral)
  • Woodlands Regional Interchange
  • Woodlands Ave 3
    – Blk 347
    – Blk 320
    – Opp Marsiling Stn
  • Woodlands Centre Rd
    – Opp Blk 144
    – Woodlands Town Gdn
  • Woodlands Crossing [Woodlands Checkpt]
  • Johor Bahru [Johor Bahru Checkpt]
  • Jln Lingkaran Dalam
  • Jln Tanjung Puteri
  • Jln Jim Quee (JB Sentral Bus Ter)
  • Jln Tanjung Puteri
  • Jln Lingkaran Dalam
  • Johor Bahru [Johor Bahru Checkpt]
  • Johor Bahru [Johor Bahru Checkpt]
  • Woodlands Crossing [Woodlands Checkpt]
  • Woodlands Ctr Rd
    – Woodlands Train Checkpt
    – Opp Blk 1A
    – Opp Woodlands Town Gdn
    – Marsiling Pr Sch
  • Woodlands Ave 3
    – Marsiling Stn
    – Blk 173
    – Opp Blk 347
  • Woodlands Regional Interchange
Service 950 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Service 950 before 1 Nov 2014 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Operator History:

  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.



  • 2004 (19 Sep): Introduced as a cross-border service plying between Woodlands Regional Interchange in Singapore and Kotaraya II Terminal in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  • 2008 (16 Dec): Calls at JB Sentral along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak as an alighting-only stop
  • 2012 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (01 Nov): Amended to loop at JB Sentral along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak due to the permanent closure of Kotaraya II Terminal
  • 2015 (01 Mar): Amended to loop at JB Sentral Terminal, skipping bus stop along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak.

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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5 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 950

  1. Waited for service 950 for 50 mins and finally boarded one at 6 pm headed for JB what lousy service! The frequency of this service was at to a maximum of not more than 20 mins add stated. What happened?!?!

    • Hi Mr Sim,

      Due to a massive traffic jam at the Causeway, all cross border bus services are delayed. The frequency of these services are highly dependant on traffic condition. We suggest riding 911 / 856 to Woodlands Train Checkpoint and walk to Woodlands Checkpoint for a much faster journey.

      PTSG@WP Admin Team

  2. 950 is having all those unfriendly & rude driver..the person that monitor the “q” is also very rude no manners at all. Shouting and yelling at passengers. This is the group of people that carry Singapore image is correctly recruit??? The way they talk to the customer is like gangster…Very disappointed with how the recruitment is done.

  3. Indeed this 950 service cannot make it! While waiting, I saw many people cross over to 170 with swearing at least 5 to 6 SVC170 came within 75mins. Regretted did not follow them. When 950 finally arrived, more angry when 2 buses came together. There was no jam at causeway at all. So imo, if SMRT cannot even manage such a simple bus service, they better don’t bid to become the 4th Telco.


  4. today 2 may 2016.all the bus no jam,but i wait950 40min,what happen?can u seriously settle ur worker problem,many times alrdy

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