SBS Transit Bus Service 186

SBS Transit Bus Service 186 is a trunk route running from Shenton Way Terminal to St. Michael’s Terminal, passing through Telok Ayer, Ganges Avenue, Queenstown MRT, Farrer, Whitley, Balestier and St. Michael’s Estate.


Route:

Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 186: Shenton Way ↔ Saint Michael’s
Direction 1
Towards Saint Michael’s
186  [White Plate]
Direction 2
Towards Shenton Way
  186  [Red Plate]
  • Palmer Rd
    – Shenton Way Terminal
    – Bef Shenton Way
  • Anson Rd
    – Intl Plaza  EW15 
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
  • Cross St
    – Opp PWC Bldg  DT18 
  • Upp Cross St
    – Opp Hong Lim Cplx  NE4  DT19 
    – Opp State Ct
  • Havelock Rd
    – Blk 2
    – Hotel Miramar
    – Holiday Inn Atrium
  • Ganges Ave
    – Ganges Ctr
    – Blk 51 CP
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Gan Eng Seng Sec Sch
    – Delta Sports Hall
    – Opp Tanglin View
    – SIS Bldg
    – Aft SM Motors Ctr
  • Commonwealth Ave
    – Queens Condo
    – Queenstown Stn  EW19 
    – Blk 42
  • Queensway
    – Opp Queensway Sec Sch
    – Blk 97
    – Viz Holland
  • Farrer Rd
    – Tulip Gdn
    – Farrer Rd Mkt
    – Farrer Rd Stn  CC20 
    – St. Margaret’s Sec Sch
    – Lutheran Twrs
  • Dunearn Rd
    – Opp Botanic Gdns Stn  CC19  DT9 
    – Aft Kheam Hock Rd
    – Aft Dunkirk Ave
  • Whitley Rd
    – Raffles Town Club
  • Pan-Island Expressway
    – Opp Catholic JC
    – Old Police Academy
  • Thomson Rd
    – Thomson Flyover
  • Balestier Rd
    – Balestier Ctr
    – Zhongshan Mall
    – Bef Balestier Plaza
    – Shaw Plaza
    – Opp Balestier Pt
  • Whampoa Dr
    – Blk 82
  • Jln Bahagia
    – Blk 29
    – Bet Blks 33/34
  • Kim Keat Rd (Express)
  • Whampoa Rd
    – St. Michael’s Ter

 

  • Whampoa Rd
    – St. Michael’s Ter

    – Blk 114
  • Jln Bahagia
    – Blk 29
    – Bet Blks 33/34
  • Kim Keat Rd
    – Opp NKF
    – Opp Jumbo Ind Bldg
  • Balestier Rd
    – Aft Pegu Rd
    – HMI Balestier Hosp
    – Opp Public Man
    – Opp Zhongshan Mall
    – Aft Irrawaddy Rd
  • Whitley Rd
    – Opp Old Police Academy
    – Catholic JC
  • PIE (Express)
  • Whitley Rd
    – St. Joseph’s Inst
    – Aft Tanglin CC
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Bef Lewis Rd
    – NUS Bt Timah Campus
    – Botanic Gdns Stn  CC19  DT9 
  • Farrer Rd
    – Opp Lutheran Twrs
    – Opp St. Margaret’s Sec Sch
    – Opp Farrer Rd Stn  CC20 
    – Spanish Village
    – Opp Tulip Gdn
  • Queensway
    – Opp Holland Hill Lodge
    – Opp Blk 95
    – Queensway Sec Sch
  • Commonwealth Ave
    – Aft Ch of Our Saviour
    – Queenstown Stn  EW19 
    – Blk 53A CP
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Opp SM Motors Ctr
    – Opp SIS Bldg
    – Tanglin View
    – Opp Delta Sports Hall
    – Opp Gan Eng Seng Sec Sch
  • Ganges Ave
    – Blk 79
    – Opp Harvest Mans
  • Havelock Rd
    – Opp Holiday Inn Atrium
    – River View Hotel
    – River Pl Condo
    – Ctrl Sq
  • Upp Pickering St
    – Hong Lim Pk
  • Church St
    – OCBC Ctr  EW14  NS26
  • Cecil St (Express)
  • Finlayson Green (Express)
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp MAS Bldg
  • Palmer Rd
    – Aft Shenton Way
    – Shenton Way Terminal

Note:

  • No boarding or alighting at Shenton Way Terminal
  • Commuters at Jln Bahagia should check the service destination before boarding Service 186 as both service directions will call at the same stop.
  • Shenton Way bound buses will display a red Service 186 plate while Saint Michael’s bound buses will display a white Service 186 plate.
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Shenton Way Bus Terminal ↔ Saint Michael’s Bus Terminal 
Passes Through Telok Ayer, Ganges Ave, Queenstown, Farrer, Whitley, Balestier, St. Michael’s Estate
Route Length 18.2km (D1) | 17.6km (D2)
Travelling Time 75 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
– Volvo B10TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus
– 
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– 
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Shenton Way
0600 – 0000 (Daily)
Departure Times from Saint Michael’s
0600 – 2345 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 14 – 17 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 19 mins
1700-1900: 11 – 14 mins
After 1900: 11 – 17 mins
0630-0830: 07 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 18 mins
1700-1900: 14 – 19 mins
After 1900: 15 – 19 mins

Route History

Service 186 connects St. Michael’s Estate, Balestier, Farrer and Queenstown with the City areas of Havelock, Telok Ayer and Shenton Way. Demand is moderate to low during offpeak hours, but heavy during the peak hours as residents commute to and from the City.

From St. Michael’s, Service 131 offers a faster route to Shenton Way by not going via Queenstown. No boarding and alighting is allowed at Shenton Way Terminal.

Service 186 serves the same bus stops along Jalan Bahagia in both directions. Commuters should check the bus destination signage before boarding the bus. Shenton Way bound buses will display a red Service 186 plate while Saint Michael’s bound buses will display a white Service 186 plate.

Special Departures:

  • Whitley Road (Aft Tanglin CC)  Shenton Way Ter
    Weekdays: 0555hrs, 0608hrs
    Sat/Sun/PHs: 0555hrs

MRT Stations Served:

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

Fleet: See Above.


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1992 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bishan – Toa Payoh Route Package.

History:

  • 1992 (03 May): Introduced as a Shenton Way – Farrer Road service when 185 shortened to loop at Jln Anak Bt from Shenton Way.
  • 1993 (05 Dec): Extended to St. Michael’s Terminal
  • 2012 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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