Getting to Johor

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Here is how you can get to Johor. To get around Johor, look here.

By Air

The fastest way to go to Johor is by air transportation. The airport in Johor is known as Senai International Airport. It is located in the town of Senai, within the district of Kulai. It is 30 minutes ride to Johor Bahru. It serves as the main airport for southern part of Malaysia peninsular. The nearest airport to Johor besides Senai International Airport is Changi International Airport, which is located in Singapore. Johor and Singapore are near to each other.

By land

Johor is located at the southern part of Malaysia Peninsular. The state is very well connected by land. If the travelers drive a car as a main transportation or take the bus, there are highways connecting Johor from the north called PLUS highway. Connecting from the east coast is quite challenging because there’s still no highway connecting the southern part of Malaysia Peninsular to the east coast side of the peninsular. However, the old road is properly maintained and safe to be used.

As for the train service, KTM Berhad offers a train service called ETS coming from the north that stop at several paces in Johor like Gemas, Segamat, Kluang and Johor Bahru.

By Water

Johor are surrounded by the sea from the west and east side. In order to reach Johor, the travelers have to cross the sea from either the Mallaca Strait or South China Sea. There are ferry services available for that purpose. There are five ferry terminals operating in Johor. Each of the terminal connects Johor to the neighboring countries around the state. The terminals are Puteri Harbour International Ferry Terminal, Johor Bahru International Ferry Terminal, Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Terminal, Pasir Gudang Ferry Terminal and Kukup Ferry Terminal.