Johor Bahru travel guide

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You're Going to Love Johor Bahru

With a population of 802.489, Johor Bahru is the largest city in Johor, Malaysia by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Johor Bahru has to offer.

When to visit Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru in June
Estimated hotel price
$36
1 night at 3-star hotel
Johor Bahru in June
Estimated hotel price
$36
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Johor Bahru in April, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 33 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 22 °C, with an average temperature of 26 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 245 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Johor Bahru, with an average rainfall of 140 mm.

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How to Get to Johor Bahru

Plane

When flying to Johor Bahru, you’ll arrive at Johor Bahru Sultan Ismail Intl (JHB), which is located 22 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Johor Bahru from Australia departs from Melbourne and takes around 15h 05m.

Train

The train station in Johor Bahru is called Johor Bahru Jb Sentral Railway Station, and is located 0.8 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Johor Bahru is to pick up a car hire from Kuala Lumpur, which is about 296 km from Johor Bahru. You’ll find branches of Galaxy Asia Car Rental and Paradise, among others, in Kuala Lumpur.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Johor Bahru Ksl Hotel, located 2.4 km from the city centre of Johor Bahru. Johor Bahru Taman Ungku Tun Aminah is also a commonly used station, and is 12 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Johor Bahru, you’ll arrive at Johor Bahru Sultan Ismail Intl (JHB), which is located 22 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Johor Bahru from Australia departs from Melbourne and takes around 15h 05m.

Train

The train station in Johor Bahru is called Johor Bahru Jb Sentral Railway Station, and is located 0.8 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Johor Bahru is to pick up a car hire from Kuala Lumpur, which is about 296 km from Johor Bahru. You’ll find branches of Galaxy Asia Car Rental and Paradise, among others, in Kuala Lumpur.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Johor Bahru Ksl Hotel, located 2.4 km from the city centre of Johor Bahru. Johor Bahru Taman Ungku Tun Aminah is also a commonly used station, and is 12 km from the city centre.

Airports near Johor Bahru

Airlines serving Johor Bahru

Turkish Airlines
Good (2,235 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,113 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (932 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (955 reviews)
China Airlines
Excellent (619 reviews)
Philippine Airlines
Good (670 reviews)
Garuda Indonesia
Excellent (47 reviews)
Batik Air
Good (52 reviews)
AirAsia
Good (156 reviews)
Thai AirAsia
Good (151 reviews)
Oman Air
Excellent (66 reviews)
Royal Brunei Airlines
Okay (7 reviews)
Firefly
Good (23 reviews)
MAI
Good (4 reviews)
Indonesia AirAsia
Good (44 reviews)
TransNusa
Excellent (1 reviews)
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Where to stay in Johor Bahru

From 5-star hotels such as the Amari Johor Bahru to great affordable options like the St Giles Southkey, Johor Bahru offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $69 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $70 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Oak Valley Boutique and Grand Hallmark Hotel - Johor Bahru.

Where to stay in popular areas of Johor Bahru

Most booked hotels in Johor Bahru

DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$123+
Amari Johor Bahru
5 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$121+
Ksl Hotel & Resort
4 stars
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
$54+
Thistle Johor Bahru
4 stars
Good (6.8, Good reviews)
$66+

Hiring a car in Johor Bahru

Hiring a car in Johor Bahru costs $64 per day, on average, or $191 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

Expect to pay $0.65 per litre in Johor Bahru (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $7.78 and $10.38. The most frequently booked car type in Johor Bahru is Full-size (Perodua Bezza or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Perodua Axia or similar) is, on average, 64% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Johor Bahru costs $64 per day, on average, or $191 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

Expect to pay $0.65 per litre in Johor Bahru (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $7.78 and $10.38. The most frequently booked car type in Johor Bahru is Full-size (Perodua Bezza or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Perodua Axia or similar) is, on average, 64% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.