SBS Transit Bus Service 196

SBS Transit Bus Service 196 is a trunk route running between Bedok Int and Clementi Int, passing through Marine Parade/Cres, Mountbatten, Shenton Way, Bukit Merah, Commonwealth, Dover Road and AYE. It shares the Bedok-Clementi route termini with Services 7 and 14.


Route:

Bus Service 196: Bedok ↔ Clementi
Direction 1
From Bedok
Direction 2
From Clementi
  • Bedok North Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5
  • Bedok Sth Rd
    – Panasonic
    – Fujitec S’pore Ltd
  • Bedok Sth Ave 1
    – Casafina
    – Opp Eastern Lagoon II
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Lagoon View
    – Laguna Pk
    – Victoria Sch
    – Mandarin Gdns
    – Neptune Ct
    – CHIJ Katong Convent
  • Marine Terr
    – CHIJ Katong Convent (Sec)
    – Blk 19
  • Marine Cres
    – Blk 34
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Tao Nan Sch
    – Bet Blks 72/74
    – Parkway Parade
  • Amber Rd
    – Amber Gdn
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – One Amber
    – Aft Tg Katong Rd
    – Bef Walton Rd
    – Katong Pk Twrs
    – Bef Fort Rd
    – Bef Kg Kayu Rd
    – Opp Mountbatten Stn CC7
    – Opp S.A. Deaf CC7
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Natl Stadium
    – Nicoll Highway Stn CC5
    – Suntec City
    – Opp War Memorial Pk CC3
  • Collyer Quay
    – OUE Bayfront EW14NS26
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp MAS Bldg EW15
  • Cantonment Link
    – Blk 16
  • Cantonment Rd
    – Maritime Hse
  • Neil Rd
    – Blk 3
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Aft Blair Rd
  • Jln Bt Merah
    – Blk 149
    – Blk 140
    – Blk 111
    – Blk 104
    – Opp Blk 120
    – Bt Merah Town Ctr
    – SPRING S’pore Bldg
    – Opp Blk 28
    – Opp Blk 2
  • Queensway
    – Aft Queenstown NPC HQ
    – Opp Queen’s Cl
    – Aft C’wealth Dr
    – Opp Queenstown Polyclinic
  • C’wealth Ave
    – C’wealth Stn Exit A/D EW20
    – Opp Blk 7B
    – Opp Blk 43 EW21CC22
  • Nth Buona Vista Rd
    – Buona Vista Stn Exit D EW21CC22
    – Opp Anglo-Chinese JC
  • Dover Rd
    – Opp Fairfield Meth Pr Sch
    – ACS Independent
    – Bef Dover Ct Prep Sch
    – Opp Ayer Rajah Telecoms
    – University Town
  • Clementi Rd
    – Aft Dover Rd
  • AYE
    – Blk 610
    – Clementi Flyover
    – Clementi Stadium
  • Clementi Ave 6
    – Regent Pk
  • C’wealth Ave West
    – Blk 317
  • Clementi Ave 3
    – Clementi Int EW23
  • Clementi Ave 3
    – Clementi Int EW23
  • C’wealth Ave West
    – Opp Blk 317
  • Clementi Ave 6
    – Opp Regent Pk
  • AYE
    – Blk 431
    – Blk 426
    – Aft Clementi Swim Cplx
  • Clementi Rd
    – NUS High Sch
  • Dover Rd
    – New Town Sec Sch
    – Ayer Rajah Telecoms
    – Opp ACS Independent
    – Opp ACS Boarding Sch
    – Fairfield Meth Pr Sch
  • Nth Buona Vista Rd
    – Aft Anglo-Chinese JC
    – Buona Vista Stn Exit C EW21CC22
  • C’wealth Ave
    – Blk 43 EW21CC22
    – Blk 8
    – C’wealth Stn Exit B/C EW20
  • Queensway
    – Queenstown Polyclinic
    – Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch
    – Blk 19
    – Blk 166
  • Jln Bt Merah
    – Opp OG Fty
    – Blk 1
    – Opp Pacific Tech Ctr
    – Opp SPRING S’pore Bldg
    – Opp Bt Merah Town Ctr
    – Blk 119
    – Blk 201
    – Opp Blk 140
    – Opp Blk 149
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Aft Jln Bt Merah
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3
  • Cantonment Rd
    – Opp Maritime Hse
    – Opp Southpoint
  • Anson Rd
    – Hub Synergy Pt
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr EW15
    – Opp The Ogilvy Ctr
    – Raffles Pl Stn Exit F EW14NS26
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq EW14NS26
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge CC3
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Opp Suntec City
    – Opp Nicoll Highway Stn CC5
    – Opp Natl Stadium
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – S.A. Deaf CC7
    – Mountbatten Stn Exit B CC7
    – Bef Wilkinson Rd
    – EtonHouse Pre-Sch
    – Opp Santa Fe Mans
    – Bet Hse No. 767/767A
    – Bef Tg Katong Rd
  • Amber Rd
    – Opp Amber Gdn
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Opp Parkway Parade
    – Opp Blk 72
    – CHIJ Katong Convent (Pr)
  • Marine Cres
    – Blk 45
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Opp Blk 57
    – St. Patrick’s Sch
    – Opp Neptune Ct
    – Opp Mandarin Gdns
    – Opp Laguna Pk
    – Hua Xin Ct
  • Bedok Sth Ave 1
    – Eastern Lagoon II
    – Opp Casafina/ Temasek JC
  • Bedok Sth Rd
    – Aft Bedok Sth Ave 1
    – Opp Panasonic
  • Bedok Nth Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok Bus Interchange  Clementi Bus Interchange
Passes Through Marine Parade, Marine Cres/Terr, Mountbatten, Shenton Way, Bukit Merah, Commonwealth, Dover Road, AYE
Route Length 31.5 km (D1) | 31.1 km (D2)
Travelling Time 125 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bedok Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Bukit Batok Bus Depot
 (BBDEP)
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 Bedok
0530hrs – 2315hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Clementi
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 07 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 11 mins
After 1900: 09 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 11 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 13 mins
After 1900: 11 – 13 mins

Route History

Service 196 is a inter-town route connecting residents of Clementi, Dover, Bukit Merah, Mountbatten and Marine Parade to the City areas of Outram Park, Shenton Way and Nicoll Highway. The route experiences high demand throughout the day owing to inter-town connections, and is highest during the peak hours as a heavily-used route between Shenton Way and Marine Parade.

During peak hours, the fast-forward variant 196e operates between Shenton Way and Marine Parade, skipping stops along Mountbatten Road, while running identical to Service 196.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View) → Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 0627hrs, 0757hrs, 0820hrs
  • Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)  Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0540hrs, 0550hrs, 0600hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0544hrs, 0558hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0540hrs, 0556hrs
  • Queensway (Blk 19) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0605hrs, 0720hrs
  • Anson Road (Hub Synergy Pt)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 1822hrs
  • Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0838hrs

Shortworking Trips:

  • Service 196A: Bedok Int → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
    Weekdays AM Peak only

A majority of SWT 196A trips depart from Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View). A small minority depart from Bedok Int or Marine Parade Rd (Bet Blks 72/74).

Route Variants:

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


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1970s – 1973: United Bus Company 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 Gagak Selari Barat (now Jln Bukit Merah) and Shipyard Rd, operated by United Bus Company
  • 1974 (03 Feb): Extended to Prince Edward Rd
  • 1978 (01 Jun): Amended from Shipyard Rd to Jurong Int
  • 1984 (16 Sep): Merged with Service 15 and extended to Marine Parade
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Interchange with the closure of Jurong Interchange.
  • 1992 (28 Jun): Shortened to start from Buona Vista.
  • 1992 (15 Nov): Amended to start from Clementi (via Clementi Ave 6, AYE).
  • 2001 (16 Sep): Extended to Bedok with the closure of Marine Parade Terminal
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
  • 2011 (26 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to Clementi air-conditioned Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (10 Aug): Calls at new bus stop along Mountbatten Rd (opp Blk 2)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok air-conditioned Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Calls at B/S 10018 Aft Hosp Dr, Eu Tong Sen St instead of B/S 10039 Bef Hosp Dr, Kg Bahru Rd due to B/S Removal

Past Routings:

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