Direct buses between Johor Bahru and many cities and towns in West Malaysia as well as Hat Yai in Thailand depart from and arrive at Larkin Bus & Taxi Terminal , located some 5 km northwest of the north tip of the Causeway. Go to  and  for schedules and fares. This L-shaped terminal has 3 levels and about 50 bus bays. Level 1 contains coach and bus ticket booths, shops, about a dozen food and beverage outlets (including Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald's, Pizza Hut - all open 24 hrs, Dunkin Donuts, etc.), a fish/meat/fruit/vegetable market, 6 ATM machines, a left luggage office (2 RM per bag per day, 7AM-10PM), a travel agency that sells airline tickets, a pharmacy, a police post, an information counter, toilets(30 sen per entry)/showers(1 RM per entry), etc. Level 2 contains a giant shopping bazaar; Level 3 contains a food court and a mosque. There are a total of 7 bureaux de change and 6 hairdresser shops (haircut price - 10 RM for male adults) on Level 1 and Level 2. There is a big, open-air car park in front of the bus terminal - enter from Jalan Garuda. Several dozen bus companies run direct bus services between Larkin and various destinations in West Malaysia with services to Kuala Lumpur typically starting from just after sunrise and ending at slightly past midnight. Except during public holidays (when you should buy the ticket in advance), you can usually purchase your ticket on the day of departure or even less than an hour before the scheduled departure time. Note that you may have to pay a hefty surcharge on top of the normal ticket price for departures on public holidays. You can also buy the bus tickets for some destinations for some of the bus companies from the local travel agencies (there are about half a dozen of them) located on the ground floor of Merlin Tower facing Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and even arrange for a shuttle van (RM4 per person) to send you to Larkin terminal. You can also buy Causeway Link and Plusliner intercity coach tickets from the ticketing counters in City Lounge on the north edge of Kotaraya bus terminal. Some of the intercity bus companies that serve Larkin terminal are: 707 Travel Group, Causeway Link, Cepat Ekspres, Cepat Sedia, Delima, Jebat, KKKL, Konsortium, Maju, Mara Liner, Mayang Sari, Plusliner, S & S International, Selat Keris, Shamisha, Sri Maju, Super Nice and Transnasional.
Duty free allowances for alcohol are 1L each of wine, beer and spirits, and the 1L of spirits may be substituted with 1L of wine or beer, unless you are entering from Malaysia. Travellers entering from Malaysia are not entitled to any duty free allowance. Alcohol may not be brought in by persons under the age of 18. There is no duty free allowance for cigarettes : all cigarettes legally sold in Singapore are stamped "SDPC", and smokers caught with unmarked cigarettes may be fined $500 per pack. (In practice, though, bringing in one opened pack is usually tolerated.) If you declare your cigarettes or excess booze at customs, you can opt to pay the tax or let the customs officers keep the cigarettes until your departure. The import of chewing gum for resale is technically illegal, and in practice customs officers would not bother with a reasonable quantity brought in for personal consumption.