SMRT Express Service 188R

SMRT Express Bus Service 188R is a weekend express route between Choa Chu Kang Interchange and Resorts World Sentosa, passing through Choa Chu Kang Way, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Batok, Toh Guan, AYE, Telok Blangah and HarbourFront. Its parent route is 188 and a weekday express variant 188E is also operated.


Route
Bus Service 188R: Choa Chu Kang ↔ Resorts World Sentosa
Direction 1
From Choa Chu Kang
Direction 2
From Resorts World Sentosa
  • Choa Chu Kang Loop
    – Choa Chu Kang Int NS4BP1
  • Choa Chu Kang Way
    – Blk 352
    – Blk 224 BP2
    – Blk 239 BP3
    – Blk 113
  • Bt Batok Rd (Express)
  • Bt Batok West Ave 5 (Express)
  • Bt Batok West Ave 7
    – Opp HomeTeamNS
    – Blk 334
  • Bt Batok West Ave 4
    – Blk 331
  • Bt Batok West Ave 2
    – Blk 315
    – Blk 306
    – Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
  • Bt Batok West Ave 3
    – Bt Batok Polyclinic
  • Bt Batok West Ave 6
    – Opp Blk 144
    – Blk 109
  • Bt Batok Ave 1
    – Blk 298
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    – Blk 266
  • Toh Guan Rd
    – Opp Blk 288D
    – Blk 284
    – Opp IMM Bldg
  • Jurong East St 11 (Express)
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd (Express)
  • AYE (Express)
  • Alexandra Rd (Express)
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – Opp Telok Blangah Stn CC28
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit A NE1CC29
  • Sentosa Gateway
    – Resorts World Sentosa
  • Sentosa Gateway
    – Resorts World Sentosa
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit B NE1CC29
    – Telok Blangah Stn CC28
  • Alexandra Rd (Express)
  • AYE (Express)
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd (Express)
  • Jurong East St 11 (Express)
  • Toh Guan Rd
    – IMM Bldg
    – Blk 286A
    – Blk 288E
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    – Blk 241
  • Bt Batok Ave 1
    – Blk 190
  • Bt Batok West Ave 6
    – Blk 185
    – Blk 146
  • Bt Batok West Ave 3
    – Opp Blk 127
  • Bt Batok West Ave 2
    – Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Opp Blk 305
    – Opp Blk 315
  • Bt Batok West Ave 4
    – Blk 419
  • Bt Batok West Ave 7
    – Opp Blk 336
    – HomeTeamNS
  • Bt Batok West Ave 5 (Express)
  • Bt Batok Rd (Express)
  • Choa Chu Kang Way
    – Opp Blk 113
    – Opp Blks 237/239 BP3
    – Blk 277 BP2
    – Blk 414
  • Choa Chu Kang Loop
    – Choa Chu Kang Int NS4BP1

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange  Resorts World Sentosa
Passes Through Choa Chu Kang Way, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Batok, Toh Guan, AYE, Telok Blangah, HarbourFront
Route Length 23.4 km (D1) | 23.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 65 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Departure Times from Choa Chu Kang
0700hrs – 2200hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Resorts World Sentosa
0830hrs – 2330hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 35 mins
0831 – 1659: 30 – 35 mins
1700 – 1900: 30 – 33 mins
After 1900: 27 – 31 mins
0630 – 0830: NA
0831 – 1659: 30 – 33 mins
1700 – 1900: 28 – 33 mins
After 1900: 30 – 33 mins

 

 

Service 188R is an express bus service which operates on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays. Duplicating sectors of Service 188, the service connects the residential estates of Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Batok and Jurong East with Telok Blangah, HarbourFront and Resorts World Sentosa.

The route plies a long express sector along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) in both directions, skipping stops along AYE, Clementi Road and Pasir Panjang altogether, making it a very fast connection from the housing estates in the West to the central areas of HarbourFront and Sentosa island.

The route was introduced in May 2010, to compliment the opening of Resorts World Sentosa earlier that year. High capacity articulated / double-deck buses are not deployed due to insufficient demand. Along with Service 963R and NightRider services, passengers are spared from Sentosa admission charges, and they provide an alternative to Service RWS8 for an inbound journey from HarbourFront. Passengers can board from Bus Stop 14129 – Telok Blangah Rd (HarbourFront Stn Exit A).

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

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Route Variants

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Operator History
  • 2010 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package.

History
  • 2010 (01 May): Introduced on 1st May 2010, this express service provides a faster link from Choa Chu Kang to Resorts World Sentosa. It operates from 7.00am to 10.00pm from Choa Chu Kang Int and 8.30am to 11.30pm from Resorts World Sentosa and charges express fares.
  • 2015 (22 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

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