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.


Route
Bus Service 161: Hougang Central ↔ Woodlands
Direction 1
From Hougang Central
Direction 2
From Woodlands
  • Hougang Ctrl
    – Hougang Ctrl Int NE14
  • Hougang Ave 10
    – Blk 522 NE14
  • Hougang Ave 6
    – Punggol CC
  • Hougang Ave 8
    – Blk 532
    – Montfort Sch
    – Blk 502
  • Hougang Ave 4
    – Blk 670
    – Blk 919
    – Blk 913
  • Buangkok Green
    – Opp Blk 579
    – Opp Blk 565
  • Sengkang East Rd
    – Aft Buangkok Dr
    – Bef Sengkang East Ave
    – Blk 301D
    – Blk 323B NE16STC
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Opp Sengkang Stn/Blk 260A NE16STC
    – Blk 250A
  • Punggol Rd
    – Blk 298A
  • TPE (Express)
  • SLE (Express)
  • Woodlands Ave 2
    – Opp Innova JC
    – Blk 370
    – Opp Blk 892C CP
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int NS9
  • Woodlands Sq
    – Woodlands Temp Int NS9
  • Woodlands Ave 2
    – Blk 892C CP
    – Blk 511
    – Innova JC
  • SLE (Express)
  • TPE (Express)
  • Punggol Rd
    – Blk 190C
    – St. Anne’s Ch
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Blk 235
    – Sengkang Stn NE16STC
  • Sengkang East Rd
    – Sengkang Community Hub NE16STC
    – Blk 201 CP
    – Aft Sengkang East Ave
    – Bef Buangkok Dr
  • Buangkok Green
    – Blk 565
    – Blk 579
  • Hougang Ave 4
    – Opp Blk 913
    – Blk 687
    – Blk 681
  • Hougang Ave 8
    – Bef Blk 683
    – Opp Montfort Sch
    – Blk 535
  • Hougang Ave 6
    – Opp Punggol CC
  • Hougang Ave 10
    – Opp Blk 521 NE14
  • Hougang Ctrl
    – Hougang Ctrl Int NE14

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Hougang Central Bus Interchange  Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Hougang Ave 10, 6, 8 and 4, Buangkok, Sengkang, Punggol Road, TPE, SLE, Woodlands Ave 2
Route Length 23.6 km (D1) | 23.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 70 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Buses:
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Hougang
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Woodlands
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1
Direction 2
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 05 – 08 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 06 – 12 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 07 – 09 mins
After 1900hrs: 08 – 12 mins
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 06 – 10 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 06 – 12 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 06 – 08 mins
After 1900hrs: 08 – 12 mins

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).

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

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Buangkok Green (Opp Blk 565) → Woodlands Temp Int
    Weekdays: 0555hrs

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Operator History
  • 2002 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package.

 

History
  • 2002 (02 Jun): Introduced by SBS Transit between Hougang Ctrl Int & Woodlands Regional Int
  • 2007 (24 Jun): Calls at a new pair of bus stops outside and opposite Innova JC along Woodlands Ave 2
  • 2014 (23 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
Past Routings

 

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 161

  • 16 January 2018 at 4:11 PM
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    Why Does Bus Service 161 Also Served By Single Deck Bus?I Thought The Bus Is Only Served By Double Deck Bus.These Bus Service With A Double Deck Bus Only Cannot Be Deployed On The Single Deck Bus.

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  • 26 September 2017 at 7:10 PM
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    I have the intention to get a Adult Monthly Travel (AMT) fare card at $120. Everyday I took bus 161 from Hougang interchange to Woodland interchange. Is bus 161 considered a Express Bus or Basic Bus? AMT card only can used on basic.

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