SBS Transit Bus Service 13

SBS Transit Bus Service 13 is a trunk service plying between Yio Chu Kang and Upper East Coast, passing through Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Boon Keng, Geylang and Marine Parade.

SBST Volvo Olympian 3-axle (SBS9530D) – Service 13
Route Information
Route Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange  Upper East Coast Bus Terminal  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Boon Keng, Geylang, Marine Parade, Upper East Coast
Route Length 24.9km (D1) | 24.6km (D2)
Travelling Time 105mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo Olympian
Scania K230UB

Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0535 – 2330 (Weekdays)
0545 – 2330 (Weekends)
Departure Times from T2 0530 – 2315 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 13 mins
After 1930: 12 – 17 mins
0630-0830: 11 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 08 – 13 mins
After 1930: 12 – 17 mins

Route History

Service 13 is a inter-town route running between Yio Chu Kang and Upper East Coast. The route winds through the residential estates of Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Boon Keng, followed by suburban areas of Geylang and Eunos, finally reaching the Marine Parade housing estate and Upper East Coast. Serving a variety of inter-town connections, the route encounters heavy residential demand Yio Chu Kang and Bishan MRT, as well as between Eunos MRT and Marina Parade.

As a whole, Service 13 is similar to Service 45 in serving between Yio Chu Kang and Upper East Coast, but takes a longer route. It is notable for providing essential connections from Boon Keng to both Geylang and Bishan.

Service 13 is a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB) since 03 Dec 2009. It received additional buses under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) progressively from 2013 onwards.

Special Departures:

  • Changi Road (Aft GE Life Ctr) → Yio Chu Kang Interchange
    Weekdays: 0545hrs

Shortworking Trips

  • Service 13A: Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 (Aft Blk 304) → Bishan Road (Bishan Stn)
    Weekdays AM Peak hours

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 13′s fleet comprises of a majority of Scania K230UBs, with a minority of other bus models. Additional Volvo B9TLs and Mercedes-Benz Citaros were added under the BSEP scheme.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Yio Chu Kang Ter
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
  • Marymount Rd
  • Bishan St 22
  • Bishan Rd
  • Braddell Rd
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
  • Bendemeer Rd
  • Lavender St
  • Kallang Rd
  • Sims Ave
  • Still Rd
  • Still Rd South
  • Marine Parade Rd
  • Marine Cres
  • Marine Parade Rd
  • Siglap Rd
  • Upp East Coast Rd
  • Upp East Coast Ter
  • Upp East Coast Ter
  • Upp East Coast Rd
  • East Coast Rd
  • Siglap Rd
  • Marine Parade Rd
  • Marine Terr
  • Marine Cres
  • Still Rd South
  • Still Rd
  • Changi Rd
  • Geylang Rd
  • Kallang Rd
  • Lavender St
  • Serangoon Rd
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
  • Braddell Rd
  • Bishan Rd
  • Bishan St 22
  • Marymount Rd
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
  • Yio Chu Kang Ter
Service 13 at a glance
Service 13 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1970s – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016. 

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History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Bedok Road/Upper Changi Road and Commonwealth Avenue/North Buona Vista Rd as part of the 1971 Bus Reorganization, operated by Associated Bus Services.
  • 1974: Extended to Upp Changi Rd (Anglican High Sch) Amended to Orchard Blvd and Grange Rd that same year, with the conversion of Orchard Rd to one-way traffic flow
  • 1975: Amended to serve Chai Chee via New Upp Changi Rd
  • 1977: Terminus relocated from C’wealth Ave to Ghim Moh Ter
  • 1985: Terminus relocated to Bedok Int
  • 1987: Further shortened to start from Eunos Ter
  • 1989: Amended to terminate at Yio Chu Kang with the withdrawal of service 20, deleting western portions of route. Terminus relocated to Eunos Int
  • 1990: Amended to ply Bishan St 22 instead of Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  • 1998: Extended to Marine Parade Ter via Marine Cres & Marine Terr
  • 2001 (16 Sep): Looped at Siglap Link with the closure of Marine Parade Ter
  • 2001 (9 Dec): Extended to terminate at Upp East Coast Terminal. No boarding and alighting until 4th Aug 2002.
  • 2012 (09 Apr): Introduction of shortworking trip 13A from AMK Ave 6 to Bishan Stn during AM Peak hours

Past Routings:

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