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JB Trip Hack: You Can Actually Book a Grab Bus to JB from $3 Per Person


Last Updated on 2023-07-11 , 9:30 am

Are you looking to take a trip to JB? Here’s a helpful hack to save you time and money.

You can book a Grab Bus to JB from prices as low as $3 per person.

Travel to JB for as Little as $3 By Booking a Grab Bus  

Once you discover this hack, you won’t be camping the KTM website to book tickets anymore.

According to TikTok user @slowberries, you can book a bus to JB on Grab.

Yes, you read that right. With just a few taps on your phone, you’ll be on your way to JB. You can even book the Grab bus while chilling in the office.

A seat on these iconic yellow buses operated by Transtar costs between $3 to $11, depending on your pickup location.

And unless you’re boliao enough to book KTM tickets months in advance to guarantee a seat, the Grab bus is the option for you. According to @slowberries, booking a seat on the bus is almost guaranteed.

What’s not to love?

How to Find the Grab Bus Option on Grab

Let’s get down to brass tacks—here’s how to find the Grab bus option on the Grab app.

First, you must select “More” on Grab’s home page.


Ah… It’s hidden in the tab that almost no one uses. No wonder Singaporeans don’t know about this hack even though it’s been around for ages.

Next, select “Bus & Ferry”. Duh. 

Now, key in your pickup and drop-off points.

At this point, @slowberries has a hack for you.

While most of us usually input our pickup point first, things are different when booking the Grab bus. You should select your drop-off point as “JB CIQ Checkpoint” first so that Grab can filter the available pickup points for you.

Multiple pickup points are available, from Woodlands to even Changi Airport.

We’re almost done. Last, confirm the date and time of pickup, buy the ticket, and your travel arrangements to JB are settled!

It’s as easy as that. You know what to do the next time you’re craving some lok lok.

Do note that once the bus reaches the checkpoints, you’ll still have to alight to clear immigration. The bus will wait for 15 to 20 minutes as you clear the checkpoint.

Don’t forget to bring your passport hor.


Transtar isn’t the only bus company offering bus services to JB on Grab—you can also find several other bus companies offering ride bookings on Grab.

If you’d like to book a Grab bus to other destinations in Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur and Malacca, the Grab buses also have your back.

The only thing to do now is to apply for leave.

Alternative Methods of Booking Affordable Bus Trips to JB

If you can’t find the option on Grab, fret not. You can get the same affordable bus deals on other platforms as well.

For one, Shopee partnered with Transtar to offer the same $3 bus service to all you JB enthusiasts.

Hop on the Shopee app, click “Lifestyle & Travel”, and book your bus trip to JB!


You can also hop on the Transtar or Easybook websites to book the bus rides directly from them.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and head down to JB this week!

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