SBS Transit Bus Service 33

SBS Transit Bus Service 33 is a trunk service plying between Bedok and Kent Ridge, passing through Joo Chiat, Old Airport, Bugis, Chinatown, Tiong Bahru, AYE and Dover Road.


Route
Bus Service 33: Bedok ↔ Kent Ridge
Direction 1
Towards Kent Ridge
Direction 2
Towards Bedok
  • Bedok Nth Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Opp Blk 32
    – Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk
  • Changi Rd
    – Aft Perpetual Succour Ch
    – Bef Siglap Plain
    – Mjd Kassim EW6
    – Bef Lor 110 Changi
  • Telok Kurau Rd
    – Aft Changi Rd
  • Joo Chiat Pl
    – Opp Parkway East Hosp
    – Bef Still Rd
    – Joo Chiat Ct
    – Aft Tembeling Rd
  • Joo Chiat Rd
    – Bef Koon Seng Rd
  • Dunman Rd
    – Maranatha Hall
    – Tg Katong Sec Sch
    – 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
    – Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10
  • Kallang Rd
    – Bef Kg Bugis
    – Lavender Stn Exit A/ICA EW11
  • Victoria St
    – Blk 461
    – Opp Stamford Pr Sch
    – Bugis Stn EW12DT14
    – Bugis Junction EW12DT14
    – Bras Basah Cplx
    – Aft CHIJMES
  • Hill St
    – Grand Park City Hall
    – High St Ctr
  • New Bridge Rd
    – Clarke Quay Stn NE5
    – Hong Lim Pk
    – Chinatown Pt NE4DT19
    – New Bridge Ctr
    – Opp Pearl’s Ctr
  • Outram Rd
    – Opp Outram Pk Stn EW16NE3
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Blk 55
    – Blk 18
    – Ctrl Green Condo
    – Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza EW17
    – Opp Tiong Bahru Pk
    – Bef Al-Rabitah Mque
    – Blk 78
    – Opp Redhill Stn EW18
  • Alexandra Rd
    – SIS Bldg
    – Bef Dawson Rd
    – Lea Hin Hardware Fty
    – Bef IKEA Ind Bldg
    – Opp Queensway Shop Ctr
  • AYE
    – Normanton Pk
    – Science Pk
  • Buona Vista Flyover
    – PSB Science Pk Bldg
    – Opp Ayer Rajah Ind Est
  • Dover Rd
    – Opp Fairfield Meth Pr Sch
    – ACS Independent
    – Bef Dover Ct Prep Sch
    – Opp Ayer Rajah Telecoms
    – University Town
  • Clementi Rd
    – Yale-NUS College
    – NUS Fac of Engrg
    – NUS Fac of Architecture
    – Kent Ridge Ter
  • Clementi Rd
    – Kent Ridge Ter
    – Opp Kent Ridge Ter
    – Tentera Diraja Mque
    – The Japanese Pr Sch
  • Dover Rd
    – New Town Sec Sch
    – Ayer Rajah Telecoms
    – Opp ACS Independent
    – Opp ACS Boarding Sch
    – Fairfield Meth Pr Sch
  • Buona Vista Flyover
    – Ayer Rajah Ind Est
    – Opp PSB Science Pk Bldg
  • AYE
    – Opp Normanton Pk
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Alexandra Hosp
    – Anchorpoint
    – Opp Lea Hin Hardware Fty
    – Aft Dawson Rd
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Redhill Stn EW18
    – Delta Swim Cplx
    – Blk 104A CP
    – Tiong Bahru Pk
    – Tiong Bahru Plaza EW17
    – Blk 1
  • Outram Rd
    – Bef Outram Flyover
    – Outram Pk Stn EW16NE3
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – People’s Pk Cplx NE4DT19
    – Opp Hong Lim Pk
    – Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5
  • Hill St
    – Armenian Ch
  • Victoria St
    – Hotel Grand Pacific
    – Bugis Stn 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
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – S.A. Deaf CC7
  • Old Airport Rd
    – Blk 39
    – Dakota Stn Exit A/Blk 99 CC8
  • Dunman Rd
    – Aft Old Airport Rd
    – Dunman View
    – Opp Maranatha Hall
  • Tembeling Rd
    – Aft Koon Seng Rd
    – Bef Joo Chiat Pl
  • Joo Chiat Pl
    – Bef Mangis Rd
    – Flora East
    – Parkway East Hosp
  • Telok Kurau Rd
    – Aft Lor H Telok Kurau
    – Aft Lor G Telok Kurau
  • Sims Ave East
    – Opp Hong San Si Tp
    – Kembangan Stn EW6
    – Opp Perpetual Succour Ch
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Chai Chee Ind Pk
    – Blk 32
  • Bedok Nth Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok Bus Interchange Kent Ridge Bus Terminal
Passes Through Joo Chiat, Old Airport, Bugis, Chinatown, Tiong Bahru, Dover
Route Length 25.1 km (D1) | 26.0 km (D2)
Traveling Time 90 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Volvo B10M Mark IV
Departure Times from Bedok
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Weekdays)
0550hrs – 2345hrs (Saturday)
0600hrs – 2345hrs (Sundays/PH)
Departure Times from Kent Ridge
0600hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 – 17 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 15 mins
After 1900: 11 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 09 – 16 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 13 – 16 mins

Route History

Similarly to Service 32, Service 33 spans East to West, linking Bedok with Buona Vista and surrounding areas. From Bedok, the route passes through Telok Kurau, Joo Chiat, Old Airport, Kallang, Bugis, Clarke Quay and Chinatown, continuing west to Tiong Bahru, Redhill, AYE, Dover and Kent Ridge. As an inter-town route, demand is good and spread out through the route.

During peak hours, demand is high between AYE, Alexandra and Tiong Bahru, hence the need for Short Trip Service 33A. Residents of Joo Chiat and Telok Kurau frequently rely on this route for connections to nearby Kembangan and Dakota MRT stations. Within the central areas, Service 33’s direct routing between Outram Park and Lavender makes it a popular route between the two areas, while serving Clarke Quay, Bras Basah and Bugis. As such, the route encounters moderate to high demand throughout the day.

Due to road constraints, double-decker buses are not deployed on this route.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Dunman Road (Maranatha Hall)  Kent Ridge Ter
    Weekdays: 0540hrs, 0555hrs
    Saturdays: 0540hrs, 0554hrs
  • Alexandra Road (Alexandra Hospital)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0540hrs, 0607hrs
    Saturdays: 0605hrs
  • Dunman Road (Opp Maranatha Hall)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0620hrs
SBS Transit Volvo B10M MkIV (SBS2825A) - Service 33A
SBS Transit Volvo B10M MkIV (SBS2825A) – Service 33A
Short Trip Services
  • Service 33A: Kent Ridge Terminal → Tiong Bahru Road (Blk 1)
    Weekdays Evening Peak only
  • Service 33B: Bedok Interchange → Joo Chiat Place (Opp Tembeling Rd)
    Operates only on Sundays which fall on the 1st & 15th day on the Lunar Calendar

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


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Operator History:
  • 1971 – 1973: Amalgamated Bus Company 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 2025 under the Clementi Bus Package.

History:
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced as part of the 1971 Bus Reorganization, ran from Changi Rd (near Siglap Rd) and Clementi Rd (opposite Jln Bendera) under Amalgamated Bus Company Ltd
  • 1973: Operated by Singapore Bus Services (SBS)
  • 1978: Extended to Chai Chee Ter
  • 1979: Amended to serve Telok Kurau and Pasir Panjang
  • 1981: Amended to Kent Ridge Ter
  • 1985: Amended to Bedok Int
  • 1988: Skipped Portsdown Rd with the opening of the Buona Vista Flyover
  • 2005 (26 Jun): Amended to Sims Way between Kallang and Guillemard Rd, skipping Mountbatten Rd due to road realignment works in the area
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Bedok Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
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