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Causeway Link CW3 is a cross-border service operated by Johor Bahru-based bus operator Handal Indah, plying between Jurong East Interchange and Perling Mall in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The route plies the Tuas Second Link, and serves the Bukit Indah area within Johor Bahru.
Selected CW3 departures operate between Gelang Patah (Taman Nusa Perintis) and CIQ Second Link. Additionally, a branch route between CIQ Second Link and Larkin Terminal is operated.
|Route||Perling Mall or Gelang Patah ↔ Jurong East Bus Interchange|
|Passes Through||Tuas Checkpoint, CIQ 2nd Link|
|Fare||Section fare payment, ManjaLink Card accepted.
RM5.20 (Max) towards Jurong East, S$4.00 (Max) towards destinations in JB
|Current Operator||Handal Indah Sdn Bhd|
|Common Fleet||Mercedes-Benz IBC 1632/1636
Mercedes-Benz CBC 1725
(See published schedule for details)
|Weekdays||Saturdays||Sundays & PHs|
|First Bus||Last Bus||First Bus||Last Bus||First Bus||Last Bus|
|From Perling Mall||0435||2150||0455||2130||0500||2140|
|From Jurong East||0710||2345||0730||2345||0730||2345|
|Frequency||5 – 30 minutes||10 – 40 minutes||20 – 30 minutes|
Service CW3 is a cross-border route connecting the Taman Perling, Bukit Indah and Gelang Patah areas (within Johor) with Jurong East Bus Interchange in Singapore, via the Tuas Second Link crossing. The route is one of four regular cross-border bus services operating via the Tuas Second Link, along with Service CW4, CW4S and CW6.
Within Johor, CW3 operates as a split routes with separate trips from Jurong East terminating at Gelang Patah (Persiaran Nusa Perintis), and Perling Mall (via Bukit Indah) separately. An additional Larkin branch route operates between CIQ Second Link and Larkin Terminal.
Second Link-plying CW services, inclusive of CW3, operate as a local bus while operating within Johor Bahru, hence serving at all en route bus stops. They do not stop at any bus stops in Singapore except the designated boarding point at Jurong East and Boon Lay. Due to varying traffic conditions at the Tuas Second Link, travel times and waiting times may increase significantly when traffic congestion occur.
- Perling Mall: Car park outside shopping centre
- Gelang Patah: Pair of bus stops along Jalan Gelang Patah, between Persiaran Nusa Perintis and Jalan Nusa Perintis
- Tuas CIQ & CIQ 2nd Link (Arrival / Departure): Designated bus boarding point
- Jurong East: Berth 1 at Jurong East Bus Interchange
Fares & Inter-Checkpoint Transfer:
At each checkpoint on the Singapore and Malaysian side of the border, passengers will have to alight and clear customs before boarding the bus again. When travelling between Tuas CIQ Complex and Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ Complex (“CIQ 2nd Link”) in either direction, commuters may board any Causeway Link bus (Service CW3, CW4, CW4S, CW6) with a valid ticket. Commuters using the ManjaLink Card should tap their card upon entry.
With a valid ticket at Tuas Second Link, passengers travelling towards Jurong East can similarly board CW4 and CW4S, or board CW6 for Boon Lay at Tuas Second Link. Alternatively, passengers heading towards other destinations in JB can transfer to other bus services at CIQ Second Link, such as the CW3 Larkin branch to Larkin Terminal.
Transfer to Bus 666:
Passengers arriving from Singapore may travel for free on Causeway Link’s Service 666 from Gelang Patah to Larkin. The ticket or ManjaLink card must be produced on request. The transfer point is the pair of bus stops along Jalan Gelang Patah, between Persiaran Nusa Perintis and Jalan Nusa Perintis.
Additionally, passengers using ManjaLink may tap their card upon boarding any Gelang Patah-bound 666. A maximum fare of RM7.00 will be charged, whereby the passenger will then be allowed to transfer to any Singapore-bound CW buses for free at the Gelang Patah transfer point, by tapping their ManjaLink card on the reader when changing buses.
- Causeway Link CW3L: Perling Mall and Gelang Patah (Taman Nusa Perintis) ↔ CIQ Second Link
Supplementary trips from Perling Mall and Gelang Patah that terminate at CIQ Second Link which do not continue to Singapore. These trips sometimes operate with the route number CW3; the “L” is redundant as all passengers must alight at the checkpoint. Passengers will transfer to another bus across the border. Departure timings are unknown.
- Causeway Link CW3 (Larkin Branch): Larkin Bus Terminal ↔ CIQ Second Link
Special departures departing each end at hourly intervals, travelling via Bukit Indah
Operating daily between 0430hrs – 2130hrs from Larkin, and 0530hrs – 2230hrs from CIQ Second Link
Charges section fares. ManjaLink Card payment is accepted on this bus service. Only Singapore currency is accepted when boarding the bus in Singapore, and Malaysian currency is accepted when boarding from Malaysia.
|Cash / ManjaLink Fares towards Singapore||Cash / ManjaLink Fares towards Johor Bahru|
|Perling Mall – Jurong East: RM5.20
Bukit Indah – Jurong East: RM5.00
Gelang Patah – Jurong East: RM4.00
|Jurong East – All JB destinations: S$4.00
Fares for travelling between towns along JB sector are usually around RM1.50 – RM3.00. More detailed fare information for Manjalink users are attached in a separate section below.
Service CW3 commonly utilizes Mercedes-Benz IBC 1632/1636, Mercedes-Benz CBC 1725, Scania K310IB and SKSbus SA12-300 buses that are registered for cross-border operations.
View detailed timetable here. CW3 will operate at a frequency of 05-15mins during peak periods and 15-30mins during off-peak periods. The timetable is published as a general guide to service levels provided and is subject to inaccuracies.
|Direction 1||Direction 2|
|Note: Green denotes roads in Singapore, Blue denotes roads in Johor Bahru, Malaysia|
|Mercedes-Benz CBC 1725 (JMP5989)||Sksbus SA12-300 (JNG8025)|
|Scania K310IB (JNH735) – CW3L||Sksbus SA12-300 (JNE290) – CW3L|
- 2015 (19 Apr): Additional special departures between Larkin Ter and CIQ Second Link introduced
Miscellaneous Fare Information for Manjalink users
Manjalink users will be required to tap their card upon entering the bus, which includes re-boarding the bus at the various checkpoints.
As the ManjaLink card is loaded with values in MYR, for SGD fares passengers will be charged based on the prevailing exchange rate determined by Causeway Link. For example, the published ManjaLink fare for JB-bound CW3 is $4.00, and as such when ManjaLink is used, 4.00×2.98= 11.92, thereby deducting RM12.00 from the card, taking into consideration the Malaysian system of rounding cents.
External Links & References:
- Service CW3 – Causeway Link
- Additional timing from Larkin – Jurong East – Causeway Link
- Special Thanks to Ng Eu Gene