SBS Transit Bus Service 31

SBS Transit Bus Service 31 is a trunk route between Tampines and Toa Payoh, passing through Tanah Merah, Marine Parade, Old Airport and Boon Keng. With service 8 and 28, it is one of three services between these two interchanges.


Route:
Bus Service 31: Tampines ↔ Toa Payoh
Direction 1
Towards Toa Payoh
Direction 2
Towards Tampines
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
    – Tampines Int
    EW2DT32
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Opp Our Tampines Hub
    – Blk 147
  • Simei Ave
    – Changi General Hosp
    – Opp Blk 3012
    – ITE Coll East Adm Blk
  • Upp Changi Rd East
    – Aft Simei Ave
    – Bef Bedok Rd
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Tanah Merah Stn Exit A EW4CG
    – Blk 55
    – Blk 65
    – Blk 27
    – Bedok Stn Exit A 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
  • Dunman Rd
    – Bef Old Airport Rd
  • Old Airport Rd
    – Dakota Stn Exit B/Blk 60 CC8
    – Blk 22
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Opp S.A. Deaf CC7
  • Sims Way
    – Bef Geylang Rd
  • Geylang Rd
    – Aft Sims Way
  • Lor 1 Geylang
    – Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C EW10
  • Boon Keng Rd
    – Opp Kallang Pl
    – Blk 7
  • S’goon Rd
    – Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102 NE9
    – Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
    – St. Michael’s Pl
    – Aft Moonstone Lane
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Opp St. Andrew’s Village
    – Opp Blk 195
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Stadium
    – Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
    – Toa Payoh Int NS19
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Int NS19

    – Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
    – Opp Toa Payoh Stadium
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Aft Blk 195
    – St. Andrew’s Village
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – MOM Svcs Ctr
    – Blk 54
    – Blk 44
    – Opp Boon Keng Stn NE9
  • Boon Keng Rd
    – Bef Kallang Pl
  • Lor 1 Geylang
    – Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C EW10
  • Sims Ave
    – Aft Lor 1 Geylang
  • Sims Way
    – Aft Geylang Rd
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – S.A. Deaf CC7
  • Old Airport Rd
    – Blk 39
    – Dakota Stn Exit A/Blk 99 CC8
  • Dunman Rd
    – Aft Old Airport Rd
  • Tg Katong Rd
    – Tg Katong Girls’ Sch
    – Bef Katong PO
  • Mountbatten Rd (Express)
  • 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
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Bedok Stn Exit B EW5
    – Blk 221A
    – Bedok Sports Cplx
    – The Tanamera Condo
    – Tanah Merah Stn Exit B EW4CG
  • Upp Changi Rd East
    – Aft Bedok Rd
    – Bef Simei Ave
  • Simei Ave
    – Opp ITE Coll East Adm Blk
    – Blk 3012
    – Opp Changi General Hosp
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Blk 938
    – Our Tampines Hub
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
    – Tampines Int EW2DT32

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Tampines Bus Interchange  Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
Passes Through Tanah Merah, Marine Parade, Old Airport, Geylang, Boon Keng
Route Length 23.0 km (D1) | 23.2 km (D2)
Traveling Time 95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB

12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL

Departure Times from Tampines
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
0530hrs – 2335hrs (Weekdays)
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 06 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 11 mins
After 1900: 14 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 09 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 10 mins
After 1900: 13 – 17 mins

 

Route History

Service 31 is a inter-town trunk route between Tampines and Toa Payoh, passing through Simei Avenue, Bedok, Marine Parade, Tanjong Katong, Old Airport, Kallang and Boon Keng. Notable sectors of high demand include: Between Tampines Interchange and Tanah Merah Station (serving students of ITE College East), and between Bedok MRT and Marine Parade. Double-deck buses make up the majority of the fleet owing to high demand throughout the day.

Due to exceedingly high demand between Tampines Interchange and ITE College East, Shortworking trip 31A operates during school days with up to five buses. These same buses do downroute trips from Tanah Merah Station to Tampines during the afternoons and evenings.

MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures
  • New Upp Changi Road (Bedok Stn Exit A)  Toa Payoh Int
    Weeekdays: 0530hrs, 0542hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0540hrs
  • Old Airport Road (Blk 39)  Tampines Int
    Weeekdays: 0530hrs, 0545hrs
    Saturdays: 0540hrs
    Sundays & Public Holidays: 0540hrs, 0547hrs
  • New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn Exit B)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays PM Peak (reduced during ITE College East holidays)
Short Trip Service
SBS Transit Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3355H) - Service 31A
SBS Transit Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3355H) – Service 31A
  • Service 31A: Tampines Int → New Upp Changi Road (Tanah Merah Stn)
    Weekdays AM Peak (excluding ITE College East holidays)

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: Associated Bus Services 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 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.

History:
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced as part of the 1971 Bus Reorganization, ran between Changi Rd and Prince Edward Rd under Associated Bus Services Ltd
  • 1971: Extended to loop at Outram Park
  • 1973: Operated by Singapore Bus Services (SBS)
  • 1979 (25 Feb): Extended to Bedok Interchange and shortened to loop at Kallang Park (near Kallang Sports Complex)
  • 1985: Extended to Tampines Ave 5 Ter
  • 1987 (29 Nov): Amended to Tampines Int
  • 1993: Extended to Toa Payoh Int, skipping Kallang Sports Complex
  • 1998 (31 May): Extended to Toa Payoh Temp Int
  • 2002 (19 May): Terminus relocated to air-conditioned Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2005 (26 Jun): Amended to Sims Way between Kallang and Guillemard Rd, skipping Mountbatten Rd due to road realignment works in the area
  • 2006 (19 Mar) to 2008 (28 Dec): Diverted via Cassia Link, Guillemard Rd and Guillemard Camp Rd in both directions due to the construction of Dakota MRT Station.
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2015 (22 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
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