Senai International Airport (IATA code “JHB”; ICAO code “WMKJ”) is located approximately 30 km from Johor Bahru city center. Senai is a transit and electronics manufacturing town while Johor Bahru is the capital city of Johor state. The airport is operated by Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd and stands out as the only airport in Malaysia not operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd.
How to travel between Senai International Airport and Johor Bahru
There are a handful of bus companies servicing this route. SkyBus Bus no. 1 serves the route of Airport – Tune Hotel – KSL Resort – Grand Paragon – Airport; it departs from the airport at 8.30 am, 11.45 am, and 3.00 pm. SkyBus Bus no. 2 serves Airport – Tune Hotel – Puteri Pacific Hotel – Bluewave/Sentral Hotel – Airport, and leaves the airport at 9.45 am, 1.45 pm, and 4.45 pm. A one-way ticket costs RM8 and passengers can purchase the ticket in the bus itself. Alternatively, passengers can board the Causeway Link white bus to JB Sentral train station, or bus no. 333 to Larkin Bus Terminal.
There are both coupon taxi and metered taxi at the airport, with counters located at ground floor of Aeromall. Coupon taxi at Senai International Airport is known as Airport Limo (White Taxi). Passengers are required to purchase coupon at the counter and pass it to the taxi driver for a ride. Metered taxi here is known as Executive Taxi (Blue Taxi).
By rental car:
Car rental companies at the airport include Dialta, Hertz, and Orix. There are variety of car models available, from the basic like Proton Saga (costs around RM200 per day) to the high-end like Mercedez Benz (costs around RM990 per day).
Airlines served by Senai International Airport:
Passengers can find direct flights from Senai to selected domestic destinations including Kuala Lumpur, Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Penang, Sibu, Subang, and Tawau. Direct international flights are mostly to Indonesia. However, transit at Kuala Lumpur International Airport to other international destinations are aplenty. Airlines operating at the airport includes:
- Indonesia AirAsia
- Malaysia Airlines
- Malindo Air