SBS Transit Bus Service 197

SBS Transit Bus Service 197 is a trunk route running between Bedok and Jurong East, passing through Marine Parade, Guillemard, Bugis, Chinatown, Bukit Merah and AYE.


Route:

Bus Service 197: Bedok ↔ Jurong East
Direction 1
From Bedok
Direction 2
From Jurong East
  • Bedok Nth 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
    – Blk 57
    – Tao Nan Sch
    – Bet Blks 72/74
    – Parkway Parade
  • Amber Rd
    – Amber Gdn
  • Tg Katong Rd
    – Aft Katong PO
    – Opp Tg Katong Girls’ Sch
    – Aft Dunman Rd
    – Aft Queen of Peace Ch
  • Guillemard Rd
    – Opp City Plaza
    – Versailles Condo
    – Kong Hwa Sch
    – Blk 56
    – Aft Chen Li Presby Ch
  • Sims Way
    – Bef Geylang Rd
  • Geylang Rd
    – Aft Sims Way
    – Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10
  • Kallang Rd
    – Bef Kg Bugis
  • Crawford St
    – Bef Crawford Bridge
  • Nth Bridge Rd
    – Blk 8
    – Bef Sultan Mque
    – Parkview Sq EW12DT14
    – Bugis Cube
    – Cosmic Insurance Bldg
    – City Hall Stn Exit B EW13NS25
    – Opp The Treasury
  • Sth Bridge Rd
    – Boat Quay
    – Opp Hong Lim Cplx
    – Opp Sri Mariamman Tp
  • Neil Rd
    – Aft Kreta Ayer Rd
    – Bef The Pinnacle @ Duxton
    – Blk 3
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Bef Kampong Bahru Ter
  • Jln Bt Merah
    – Blk 149
    – Blk 140
    – Blk 111
    – Blk 104
    – Opp Blk 120
    – Bt Merah Town Ctr
    – Opp Bt Merah Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 28
    – Opp Blk 2
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Opp Queensway Shop Ctr
  • AYE
    – Normanton Pk
    – Science Pk
  • Buona Vista Flyover
    – PSB Science Pk Bldg
    – NUH
  • AYE
    – Opp SIT Dover
    – Blk 610
    – Clementi Flyover
    – Clementi Stadium
    – Blk 506
    – NEWest
    – The Infiniti
    – Cycle & Carriage
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Opp German Ctr
    – Opp Intl Business Pk
    – Jurong Town Hall
    – Opp Jurong East Lib EW24NS1
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    – Blk 124
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1

 

  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1
    – Blk 131
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    – Blk 134
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Jurong East Lib EW24NS1
    – Opp Jurong Town Hall
    – German Ctr
  • AYE
    – Opp Cycle & Carriage
    – Opp The Infiniti
    – Opp NEWest
    – Blk 431
    – Blk 426
    – Aft Clementi Swim Cplx
    – Aft NUS High Sch
    – SIT Dover
  • Buona Vista Flyover
    – Opp NUH
    – Opp PSB Science Pk Bldg
  • AYE
    – Opp Normanton Pk
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Alexandra Hosp
  • Jln Bt Merah
    – Opp OG Fty
    – Blk 1
    – Opp Pacific Tech Ctr
    – Bt Merah Sec Sch
    – Opp Bt Merah Town Ctr
    – Blk 119
    – Blk 201
    – Opp Blk 140
    – Opp Blk 149
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Opp Kampong Bahru Ter
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3
    – Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH EW16NE3
    – People’s Pk Cplx NE4DT19
    – Opp Hong Lim Pk
    – Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5
  • Hill St
    – Armenian Ch
  • Victoria St
    – Cath of The Good Shepherd CC2
    – St. Joseph’s Ch
    – Opp Bugis Junction EW12DT14
    – Stamford Pr Sch
    – Opp Blk 461
  • Kallang Rd
    – Lavender Stn Exit B EW11
    – Aft Padang Jeringau
  • Sims Ave
    – Kallang Stn EW10
    – Aft Lor 1 Geylang
  • Sims Way
    – Aft Geylang Rd
  • Guillemard Rd
    – Aft Lor 14 Geylang
    – Opp Blk 56
    – Opp Kong Hwa Sch
    – The Sunny Spring Condo
    – Grandlink Sq
  • Paya Lebar Rd (Express)
  • Tg Katong Rd
    – Tg Katong Cplx
    – CDAC Bldg
    – Aft Ipoh Lane
    – Tg Katong Girls’ Sch
    – Bef Katong PO
  • Amber Rd
    – Opp Amber Gdn
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Opp Parkway Parade
    – Opp Blk 72
    – CHIJ Katong Convent (Pr)
    – 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 Jurong East Bus Interchange
Passes Through Marine Parade, Guillemard, Bugis, Chinatown, Bukit Merah, AYE
Route Length 32.2 km (D1) | 32.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 130 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Soon Lee Bus Park 
(SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Bedok
0530hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Jurong East
0545hrs – 0000hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 18 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 16 mins
After 1900: 11 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 07 – 16 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 18 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 15 mins
After 1900: 13 – 15 mins

 

Route History

Service 197 is an inter-town route spanning East and West, connecting residents of Jurong East, Bukit Merah, Guillemard, Tanjong Katong and Marine Parade while passing through the City areas of Chinatown, Clarke Quay and Bugis. The route receives moderate to high demand all-day round.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Geylang Road (Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter)  Jurong East Int
    Weekdays (Normal): 0525hrs, 0535hrs, 0545hrs, 0554hrs, 0623hrs
    Weekdays (Sch Hols)/Sat/Sun/PHs: 0525hrs, 0538hrs, 0551hrs
  • Neil Road (Aft Kreta Ayer Rd)  Jurong East Int
    Daily: 0525hrs

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


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1978 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2025 under the Clementi Bus Package.

History:

  • 1978 (01 Jun): Introduced between Lor 1 Geylang and Jurong Int
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Interchange with the closure of Jurong Interchange.
  • 1991 (07 Apr): Merged with service 41 and extended to Bedok.
  • 1992 (28 Jun): Shortened to Jurong East. Deleted sectors covered by service 198.
  • 2009 (05 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Way and Jurong East Ctrl due to the closure of Jurong East St 12
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok 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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