There are many ways to get to Woodlands Train Station from Singapore to catch the train to Kuala Lumpur or other area of Malaysia. Ofcourse, you can pay for the expensive taxi ride, but the easiest and fastest public transportation is to use the following buses noted below. Note that all bus heading to Johor Bahru will have to go through Woodlands checkpoint, so you can pretty much take any bus going into Johor Bahru and get off at Woodlands to take the train.
From Central Singapore:
- Take the Singapore-Johor Express (SGD $4) or the Causeway Link Express (SGD $2.50) from the Queen Street Bus Terminal. CASH ONLY. Both buses leave every 5-15 minutes, daily 4:30AM – 11:30PM. This is a direct bus and it makes no other stops. The trip takes 30-45 minutes to get from Queen Street Bus Terminal to Woodlands, depending on traffic conditions. As noted above, the bus will drop at Woodlands checkpoint, which you will get off and walk across a skybridge to get to Woodlands Train Station.
- You can also take MRT to either Kranji or Marsiling station and catch a bus from there, but why bother when you can take a direct bus from central Singapore. If you do this route, catch bus 170 from Kranji or bus 950 from Marsling. Both buses will drop you at Woodlands checkpoint.
From Changi Airport:
- Take Transtar Express TS1 (SGD $7) from the coach stands at Terminal 1, 2, 3, or budget terminal . Every 60 minutes, daily 8:15am – 11:15pm. The trip takes 80 mins to get to Woodland Check Point, as it has a few stops along its route. You can pay with CASH or EZLINK. Check their website for exact schedules as fare at http://transtar.travel/crossborder/
From Resorts World Sentosa:
- Take Transtar Express TS8 (SGD $5). Double Decker bus, every 30-60 minutes, daily 8:00am – 1am. The trip takes about 60 mins as it has a few stops along its route. You can pay with CASH or EZLINK. Check their website for exact schedules as fare at http://transtar.travel/crossborder/
Note that there are also many other buses leaving from different area of Singapore, including Jurong East, Marina Bay Sands, and Sentosa Island. However, the 2 above is the most used route.
Note that when you get to Woodlands checkpoint, it is not completely easy to find the Woodlands Train Station and there are very little or no signs. About 20 meters from the immigration desk to clear custom, take a right turn and walk through the cross bridge (which cross over a highway) and a couple of hall ways that will get you over to the Woodlands Train Station. DO NOT, clear Singapore custom as you would have already passed the aforementioned right turn. Ask the many police officers around there if in doubt.