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.


 

Route:

Bus Service 13: Yio Chu Kang ↔ Upper East Coast
Direction 1
From Yio Chu Kang
Direction 2
From Upp East Coast
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Yio Chu Kang Int
    NS15
    – Anderson JC
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Lib
    – Courts Ang Mo Kio
    – Bef Al-Muttaqin Mque
    – Aft Blk 304
  • Marymount Rd
    – Blk 254
  • Bishan St 22
    – Blk 245
    – Opp Bishan Nth Shop Mall
    – Blk 202
  • Bishan Rd
    – Bishan Stn NS17CC15
    – Opp Raffles Inst
  • Braddell Rd
    – Opp Blk 1004
    – Opp Blk 998
    – Blk 147
    – BCA Acad
    – Aft Lynwood Gr
    – Opp PUB Recreation Club
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
    – Aft Bartley Rd
    – Woodleigh Stn Exit A NE11
    – Opp Woodleigh Pk
    – Opp Blk 101
    – Potong Pasir Stn Exit B NE10
    – Sant Ritz
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – MOM Svcs Ctr
    – Blk 54
    – Blk 44
    – Opp Boon Keng Stn NE9
    – Bef Lavender St
  • Lavender St
    – Opp Eminent Plaza
    – Aft Kallang Bahru
    – Bef Kallang Rd
  • Kallang Rd
    – Aft Kg Bugis
  • Sims Ave
    – Kallang Stn EW10
    – Aft Lor 1 Geylang
    – Yi Xiu Fty Bldg
    – Bef Lor 23 Geylang
    – Aft Aljunied Stn EW9
    – Blk 134
    – Sims Ville
    – Aft Tg Katong Cplx EW8CC9
    – Blk 416
    – Eunos Stn/Int EW7
  • Still Rd
    – Aft Lor G Telok Kurau
    – Aft Lor J Telok Kurau
    – Aft Still Lane
  • Still Rd Sth
    – D’Ecosia
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – CHIJ Katong Convent (Pr)
  • Marine Cres
    – Blk 45
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Opp Blk 57
    – St. Patrick’s Sch
    – Opp Neptune Ct
    – Opp Mandarin Gdns
  • Siglap Rd
    – Opp Sekolah Indonesia
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Crescendo Bldg
    – Opp Chiang Ct
    – Opp Siglap Sth CC
    – Evergreen Gdn
    – Bef Sennett Rd
    – The Summit
    – Aft Parbury Ave
    – Opp Temasek Sec Sch
    – Kew Green Condo
    – Upp East Coast Ter
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Upp East Coast Ter
    – Opp Kew Green Condo
    – Temasek Sec Sch
    – Aft Bedok Sth Ave 3
    – Calvary Ably of God Ch
    – Opp The Summit
    – Aft Sennett Rd
    – Opp Evergreen Ave
    – Siglap Sth CC
    – Opp Goodwill Ct
  • East Coast Rd
    – Opp Springvale
  • Siglap Rd
    – Bef Sekolah Indonesia
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Mandarin Gdns
    – Neptune Ct
    – CHIJ Katong Convent
  • Marine Terr
    – CHIJ Katong Convent (Sec)
    – Blk 19
  • Marine Cres
    – Blk 34
  • Still Rd Sth
    – Opp D’Ecosia
  • Still Rd
    – Aft East Coast Rd
    – Aft Lor Nangka
    – Aft Joo Chiat Pl
  • Changi Rd
    – Aft Lor 106 Changi EW7
    – Joo Chiat Cplx
  • Geylang Rd
    – Blk 14 Mkt/FC
    – City Plaza
    – Opp Lor 39 Geylang
    – Aft Lor 34 Geylang
    – Aft Lor 28 Geylang
    – Bef Lor 18 Geylang
    – Opp Mohd Salleh Mque
    – Aft Sims Way
    – Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10
  • Kallang Rd
    – Bef Kg Bugis
  • Lavender St
    – Aft Kallang Rd
    – Bef Kallang Bahru
    – Eminent Plaza
  • Serangoon Rd
    – Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp
    – Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102 NE9
    – Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
    – St. Michael’s Pl
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
    – 18 Woodsville
    – Potong Pasir Stn Exit C NE10
    – Blk 103
    – Aft Woodleigh Pk
    – Woodleigh Stn Exit B NE11
    – Bef Braddell Rd
  • Braddell Rd
    – S’pore Power Trg Inst
    – PUB Recreation Club
    – Bef Braddell Flyover
    – ComfortDelGro Corp Ltd
    – Blk 219
    – Aft Muhajirin Mque
  • Bishan Rd
    – Raffles Inst
    – Opp Bishan Stn NS17CC15
  • Bishan St 22
    – Opp Blk 203
    – Bishan Nth Shop Mall
    – Blk 257
  • Marymount Rd
    – Opp Blk 254
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Blk 207
    – Opp Al-Muttaqin Mque
    – Opp Courts Ang Mo Kio
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – Opp Anderson JC
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Yio Chu Kang Int NS15

 

Technical Information
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Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange  Upper East Coast Bus Terminal
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Bishan St 22, Bishan Rd, Upp Serangoon Rd, Serangoon Rd, Sims Ave, Geylang Rd, Marine Terrace
Route Length 24.9 km (D1) | 24.7 km (D2)
Traveling Time 105 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bedok Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang
0535hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays)
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Upp East Coast
0530hrs – 2315hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 14 mins
After 1900: 13 – 17 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 11 mins
After 1900: 11 – 19 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.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (Aft Blk 304) → Upp East Coast Ter
    Weekdays: 1008hrs
  • Changi Road (Aft Lor 106 Changi) → Yio Chu Kang Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs, 0629hrs

Shortworking Trips

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

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


 

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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 2023 under the Bedok Bus Package.

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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