SBS Transit Bus Service 161

SBS Transit Bus Service 161 is a trunk service plying between Hougang Central Interchange and Woodlands Interchange, passing through Hougang Avenue 10/6/8/4, Buangkok, Sengkang, Punggol Road, TPE, SLE and Woodlands Avenue 2. A large portion of the route plies along the TPE/SLE corridor.

Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3602U) – Service 161
Route Information
Route Hougang Central Bus Interchange  Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Hougang Ave 10, 6, 8 and 4, Buangkok, Sengkang, Punggol Road, TPE, SLE, Woodlands Ave 2
Route Length 23.7km (D1) | 23.6km (D2)
Travelling Time 65mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Hougang 0545 – 2330 (Weekdays, Saturday)
0600 – 2330  (Sunday/PHs)
Departure Times from Woodlands 0545 – 2330 (Weekdays)
0600 – 2330  (Saturdays, Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 05 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 06 – 10 mins
After 1930: 09 – 13 mins
0630-0830: 05 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 06 – 10 mins
After 1930: 11 – 12 mins

Route History

Service 161 is a residential inter-town route connecting Hougang and Sengkang with Woodlands. It incorporates a long express sector (~16km) between Punggol Road and Woodlands Avenue 2 along Tampines Expressway and Seletar Expressway, one of the longest unbroken express sectors for any trunk route in Singapore.

The route benefits from good demand throughout the day, with significantly higher demand during weekday peak hours from educational institutions at Woodlands, notably Innova Junior College and Republic Polytechnic (RP). The service operates on a Special Weekday schedule during RP vacations, with substantially smaller split-shift fleet.

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

Fleet: Service 161′s fleet comprises a full fleet of Volvo B9TL Wrights.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Hougang Central Int
  • Hougang Ctrl
  • Hougang Ave 10 (Blk 522)
  • Hougang Ave 6 (Punggol CC)
  • Hougang Ave 8 (Blk 532)
  • Hougang Ave 8 (Montfort Sch)
  • Hougang Ave 8 (Blk 502)
  • Hougang Ave 4 (Blk 670)
  • Hougang Ave 4 (Blk 919)
  • Hougang Ave 4 (Blk 913)
  • Buangkok Green (opp Blk 579)
  • Buangkok Green (opp Blk 565)
  • Sengkang East Rd (aft Buangkok Dr)
  • Sengkang East Rd (bef Sengkang East Ave)
  • Sengkang East Rd (Blk 301D)
  • Sengkang East Rd (Blk 323B)
  • Sengkang East Way (opp Sengkang Stn)
  • Sengkang East Way (Blk 250A)
  • Punggol Rd (Blk 298A)
  • Tampines Expressway (TPE)
  • Seletar Expressway (SLE)
  • Woodlands Ave 2 (opp Innova JC)
  • Woodlands Ave 2 (Blk 370)
  • Woodlands Ave 2 (opp Blk 892C CP)
  • Woodlands Sq (Woodlands Temp Int)
  • Woodlands Temp Int
  • Woodlands Ave 2 (Blk 892C CP)
  • Woodlands Ave 2 (Blk 511)
  • Woodlands Ave 2 (Innova JC)
  • Seletar Expressway (SLE)
  • Tampines Expressway (TPE)
  • Punggol Rd (Blk 190C)
  • Punggol Rd (St. Anne’s Ch)
  • Sengkang East Way (Blk 235)
  • Sengkang East Way (Sengkang Stn)
  • Sengkang East Rd (opp Blk 323B)
  • Sengkang East Rd (Blk 201 CP)
  • Sengkang East Rd (aft Sengkang East Ave)
  • Sengkang East Rd (bef Buangkok Dr)
  • Buangkok Green (Blk 565)
  • Buangkok Green (Blk 579)
  • Hougang Ave 4 (opp Blk 913)
  • Hougang Ave 4 (Blk 687)
  • Hougang Ave 4 (Blk 681)
  • Hougang Ave 8 (Blk 681)
  • Hougang Ave 8 (opp Montfort Sch)
  • Hougang Ave 8 (Blk 535)
  • Hougang Ave 6 (opp Punggol CC)
  • Hougang Ave 10 (opp Blk 521)
  • Hougang Ctrl
  • Hougang Central Int
Service 161 at a glance
Service 161 at a glance

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Operator History:

  • 2002 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

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Gallery:

SBST Volvo Olympian 3-axle (SBS9233L) – Service 161

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History:

  • 2002 (02 Jun): Introduced by SBS Transit between Hougang Ctrl Int & Woodlands Regional Int
  • 2014 (23 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int

Past Routings:

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