Bus Services

Information on Singapore Bus Services run by Public Transport Operators (SBS Transit, SMRT, Tower Transit, Go-Ahead,) and City Direct, Premium and Free Shuttle Buses run by Private Bus Companies.

Bus Services:


Basic Bus Services
Trunk and Feeder bus services operated by Public Transport Operators.
Basic bus services are the main form of bus services being offered in Singapore, providing daily bus connections across the island with a vast network of bus routes. There are over 300 trunk routes in Singapore, with more under planning under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Currently, basic bus services are offered by public transport operators (PTOs) SBS Transit, SMRT Buses, Tower Transit as well as Go-Ahead, each with their own areas of responsibility. They usually operate between 5:00am to 1:00am the next day, with selected routes having extended operating hours during eves of Public Holidays.

There are two main forms of basic bus services: Trunk services and Feeder services. Trunk services are spread all across the island, usually connecting between different towns. Feeder services provide localized bus connections within a single residential town.

Furthermore, Short-Trip services are scheduled departures that perform only a part of their parent service.

Trunk Services 2 - 100:

Trunk Services 101 - 405:

101 102 103 105 106 107/M 109
111 112 113 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 (M) 124 125 127 128 129 130
131 (M) 132 133 134 135 136 138 139 (M) 140
141 142 143 (M) 145   147 150
151 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160
161 162/M 163 (M) 165 166 167 168 169 170 (A) / (X)
171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180
181 (M) 182/M 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190
191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200
201
246 249 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258
400 401 402 403 405      

Trunk Services 700 - 990:

700/A       825          
851 852 853/# 854 855 856 857 858 859 859A/B
860 882 883            
925/# 926 927 950
96x 960 961/# 962 963 964 965 966 969
97x 970 972 973 975 979 (M)      
98x 980 981 983 985        
99x 990              

Feeder Bus Services:

Apart from normal Feeder Bus Services, several are branded as Townlink (for SBS Transit) and Intra-town (for SMRT Buses). These two-part routes serve the Town Centre twice in a single trip, allowing commuters to connect between different parts of a residential town without having to change buses.

Series Interchange Services
22x Bedok 222 225G/W 228 229      
23x Toa Payoh 231 232 235 238      
24x Boon Lay 240 (M) 241 242 243G/W      
26x Ang Mo Kio
*Ang Mo Kio Depot
261 262 265* 268* 269    
27x Bukit Merah 272 273          
28x Clementi 282 284 285        
29x Tampines 291 292 293        
30x Choa Chu Kang 300 301 302 307/E 308    
31x Serangoon 315 317          
32x Hougang Central 324 325          
33x Jurong East 333 334 335        
35x Pasir Ris 354 358 359        
37x Sengkang 371 372          
Compassvale 374            
38x Punggol 381 382G/W 386        
41x Bishan 410G/W            
80x Yishun 800 803 804 805 806    
81x 811/E 812/E          
90x Woodlands Regional 900/A 901 902 903 (M) 904    
91x 911/E 912/E (M) 913/E        
92x Bukit Panjang 920 922          
94x Bukit Batok 941 945 947        
Route Variants

Closely associated with their parent services, Route Variants serve similar catchment areas and are operated either within or outside of their parent service’s operating hours. They differ from Short Trip Services in that they are operated similar to independent trunk routes.

A few types of route variants exist. Some are supplementary routes introduced to ply crowded stretches of their parent trunk routes, operating alongside them either full-day or only during the weekday peak hours. Others operate outside of their parent service’s operating hours (e.g. weekday nights and weekends), plying slightly different routes. Other unique examples are also operated.

17A 35M 43M 53M 63M 70M 92M 98M 107M 123M 131M 139M
143M 162M 163M 170A 170X 181M 182M 240M 700A 859A 859B 900A
903M 912M 979M                  
Short Trips

Main article: Short-Trip services

Short-Trip services are short-haul trips that operate only along a segment of their parent route and incorporate the suffix A, B, C and even W (with exceptions such as 17A or 700A which are Route Variants). Some of them (like 170A and 179A) operate like Route Variants, further blurring the two types.

A full list of Short-Trip services can be found at the main article linked above. They are also described in their parent service’s individual articles.


Cross Border Services
Bus services operating between Singapore and Malaysia.
A subset of trunk routes, Cross-Border Bus Services ply between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia, via two land crossings at Woodlands and Tuas.

Local Public Transport Operators
160 170 170X 950            
JB Public Transport Operators
CW1 CW2 CW3 CW4 CW4S CW5 CW6      
Private Bus Operators
AC7 TS1 TS8              
JB Local Bus Services

Check out Bus Transport in Johor Bahru for more information on Bus services operating within Johor Bahru.


Express & City Direct Services
Includes Express, Fast-Forward and City Direct bus services.

Express bus services incorporate express sectors along their route and charge distance-based Express fares, which are more expensive than basic fares. 

Three main types of Express services exist. Full Day express services offer connections from housing estates to the City, or between housing estates. Limited-stop express services closely mirror their parent route but call at fewer bus stops along the way. SBS Transit brands their limited-stop express routes as Fast-Forward routes. Finally, CBD express services are the most numerous, connecting housing estates to the Central Business District (CBD) and operating only during the peak hours.

City Direct Services introduced as part of the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) also fall the CBD Express category. Operated by Private Bus Operators, several services are slowly being handed over to Public Transport Operator (PTO) control.

Full Day Express Services 502506518
Limited-stop Express Services
(including Fast-Forward)
10e, 14e, 30e, 74e, 89e, 97e151e, 174e196e 
188E854E963E (188R, 963R)
CBD Express Services
(including City Direct)
502A518A850E868951E971E, 982E
651652653654655656657658659, 660661, 662, 663, 664, 665, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672

Special Bus Services

Premium Services
including Central Business District, Changi Business Park services.
Main Article: Premium Services, Changi Business Park Premium Services
Operated by private bus operators, Premium Bus Services (PBS) offers a fully air-conditioned ride and a guaranteed seat on board. These services charge at least 1.5 times the fare of their basic bus/rail equivalents, and cater to a niche market of commuters. Most of these services ply between the Central Business District and outlying housing estates.

Bus-Pooling Subscription-Based Services such as GrabShuttle requires commuters to pay & book a seat in advance before riding.

Please follow this link for a complete list of Private Bus Services.

Service Estate Area
522 Flora Rd Nicoll Highway
523 Bedok Reservoir View Nicoll Highway
524 Bukit Batok East Ave 6 Temasek Blvd
526 Hougang Ave 1 Cecil Street
530 River Valley Road Shenton Way
531 Simei Road Shenton Way
532 Clementi Ave 4 Temasek Boulevard
533 Teban Gardens Rd Beach Road
534 Yio Chu Kang Fullerton Road
538 Pasir Ris Dr 3 Fullerton Road
539 Pasir Ris Dr 4 Temasek Boulevard
541 Bayshore Road Shenton Way
542 Yung Ho Rd Nicoll Highway
543 Jurong East Ave 1 Nicoll Highway
547 Meyer Road / Bayshore Road Shenton Way
548 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 Fullerton Road
549 Ang Mo Kio St 61 Temasek Boulevard
550 Sengkang East Ave Fullerton Road
554 Tampines Ave 4 Fullerton Road
557 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 Temasek Boulevard
559 Yishun Ave 11 Temasek Boulevard
560 Pandan Valley Temasek Boulevard
562 Upp Thomson Rd Shenton Way
564 Farrer Rd Fullerton Road
565 Ah Hood Rd Fullerton Road
566 Meyer Rd Marina Boulevard
568 Serangoon North Ave 1 Anson Road
569 Punggol Drive Nicoll Highway
571 Upp Serangoon Rd Alexandra Road
573 Yishun Ave 2 Alexandra Road
574 Upp Serangoon Rd Anson Road
575 Sengkang East Rd Upp Cross St
576 Seletar Rd / Mimosa Road Upp Cross St
577 Woodlands Ctr Rd Sungei Kadut Drive
580 Woodlands Ctr Rd – Yishun Ave 2  
581 Yishun Ave 2/7 Airport Road
583 Sengkang East Way Nanyang Avenue (NTU)
586 Canberra Dr Upp Cross St / Bras Basah Road
588 Sin Ming Ave Shenton Way
591 Punggol Rd Anson Road
592 Sengkang West Ave Anson Road
593 Punggol Way Changi Business Park
596 Bishan St 21 ↺ Tagore Dr  
599 Hougang St 51 Shenton Way
722 Senja Rd Anson Road
723 Buangkok Green Shenton Way
724 Bedok North Ave 1 Changi Business Park
725 Choa Chu Kang Ave 5 Shenton Way
726 Bukit Batok West Ave 6 Fullerton Road
728 Sengkang West Ave Changi Business Park
729 Punggol Field Pasir Panjang road
730 Upp Bt Timah Rd Shenton Way
731 Punggol East Shenton Way
733 Lentor Ave Changi Business Park
734 Sembawang Way Changi Business Park
735 Woodlands Ave 3 → Hoe Chiang Rd  
736 Tampines Ave 9 Temasek Blvd
737 Pasir Ris Dr 1 Changi Business Park
740 Sembawang Dr Changi Business Park
741 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 Changi Business Park
742 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Changi Business Park
743 Tampines St 71 Changi Business Park
744 Punggol / Sengkang Changi Business Park
745 Tampines Ave 7 Changi Business Park
748 Marine Parade Rd Changi Business Park
749 Yishun Ave 2 Clementi Rd (SIM University)
750 Woodlands Ave 9 Temasek Blvd
751 Rosewood Dr → Woodlands Ave 5  
753 Flora Rd Shenton Way
754 Hume Ave ↺ Bt Batok Ctrl (Bukit Batok MRT)  
759 Mandai Lake Rd ↺ Yishun Ave 2 (Khatib MRT)  
761 Ang Mo Kio Ave 2 Temasek Blvd
762 Teban Gardens → Church St  
763 Bayshore Rd → Depot Rd  
764 Clementi Rd → Tampines Ave 4  
765 Woodlands Ave 3 → Pasir Panjang Rd  
766 Punggol Field Clementi Road, SIM University
767 Jln Loyang Besar → New Bridge Rd  
768 Woodlands Ave 3 Changi Business Park
769 Pasir Ris Dr 1 → Jln Bukit Merah  
770 Sengkang West Changi Business Park
771 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 Changi Business Park
772 Japanese Assn of Singapore  
773 Tampines Ang Mo Kio Ind Park II
775 Changi Business Park Punggol
776 Canberra / Yishun Changi Business Park

Shuttle Bus Services
Regular Free Shuttle Bus Routes to hospitals, shopping centres, universities, and other places of interest.
Including Sentosa Bus Services.
Usually operated by Private Bus Operators, Shuttle Bus Services are free bus services which either operate on a regular basis or on a ad-hoc basis. A full list of Shuttle Bus Services is under construction.

Regular Shuttle Bus Service networks include:

Campus Shuttle Buses:

Shopping Centre Shuttle Services:

Tourist Attraction Shuttle Bus Services:


Night Buses
Night services operating till 2:00am on Fridays, Saturdays and Eves of Public Holidays

Private Bus Services

This section concerns Bus Services operated by Private Bus Operators which charge a fare.

1. Scheme B Bus Services

Also known as Supplementary Public Transport Services, they are operated by private bus operators since their introduction in 1974 to supplement existing SBS bus routes. These services operate on weekdays, running forward trips during the morning peak hours, and return trips during the evening peak hours.

621 623 625 640            

2. Resorts World Sentosa Bus Services

Bus services serving the Resorts World Sentosa Integrated Resort. These include RWS8 and TS8.

3. Jurong Island Bus Services

Bus services serving industries at Jurong Island, operated by Woodlands Transport.

715 (A) 716 718              

Rail Replacement Services

Rail replacement services operate when there are service disruptions to the rail network during MRT/LRT operating hours to bridge commuters to unaffected stations for them to continue their journey.

  • Free Bridging Buses
  • LRT A (For BPLRT Disruptions)
  • LRT B (For BPLRT Disruptions)

With the early closure of MRT Stations for rail renewal works, Bus Parallel Services operate to shuttle commuters between affected MRT Stations. These bus services charges regular distance fare based on the distance between MRT Stations by rail.

 


Withdrawn Bus Services
275 405M 408 536 546 555 556 558 561 563
598 589  CT28              

Withdrawn Peak Period Short Service (PPSS) Routes:

222P 240P 265P 268P 285P 291P 293P 307P 358P 359P
811P 812P 903P 912P            

Non-revenue bus operations:

6 thoughts on “Bus Services

  • 5 March 2017 at 2:21 PM
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    Maybe add more defunct bus services to this article

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  • 16 February 2017 at 10:55 AM
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    Hello, Kindly help me with any Premium bus that is available from Robinson Road to Flora Road in the evening.

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  • 4 October 2016 at 5:25 PM
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    Hello,
    Thank you very much for the useful information. I was wondering how many public transportation buses all together in Singapore.

    Thanks in advance

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    • 18 April 2017 at 4:58 PM
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      As of Dec 2016, my logbook records more than 350 services (inclusive of short-trip services i.e. 36A, and premium services i.e. 541)

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  • 13 April 2016 at 9:46 AM
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    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Thankyou for this very informating website.

    However i stay in Alexandra Road and my workplace is at Yio Chu Kang.

    Is there any premium/private bus service that i can take from Alexandra Road to Ang Mo Kio / Yio Chu Kang in the morning and reverse in the evening?

    Kindly advise.

    Thanks and best rgds,
    MK

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