Go-Ahead Bus Service 34

Go-Ahead Bus Service 34 is a trunk route running from Punggol and looping at Changi Airport, going via Tampines. It has an express sector between Punggol Road and Tampines Ave 10, and between Tampines Ave 7 and Changi Airport along the Tampines Expressway (TPE). It serves Terminals 3, 1, 2 & 4 in order at Changi Airport.

Bus Service 34 calls at a new pair of bus stops at Tampines East MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.
Bus Service 34 was amended to ply via Changi Airport Terminal 4 from 22 Oct 2017.


Route:

 

 
 







Route Details (Click to expand)

Bus Service 34: Punggol ↺ Changi Airport PTB2
From Punggol
Looping at Changi Airport PTB2
  • Punggol Pl
    – Punggol Temp Int NE17PTC
  • Punggol Ctrl
    – Opp Blk 293
  • Punggol Rd
    – Opp Blk 296
    – Blk 102C
  • TPE
    Aft Punggol Rd
  • Tampines Ave 10
    – Aft TPE
    – Opp HNS Micro Siltronic
    – Opp Tampines Dormitory
    – Bef Tampines Ave 9
    – Bef Tampines Ave 5
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – UWCSEA
    – Blk 730
    – Bet Blks 701/702
    – Opp Darul Ghufran Mque
    – Opp Our Tampines Hub
    – Blk 147
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Blk 141
    – Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
    – Blk 206
    – Tampines East CC
    – Tampines East Stn Exit B DT33
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Tampines JC/Opp Blk 390
    – Blk 497D
  • TPE (Express)
  • PIE (Express)
  • Airport Blvd
    – Airport Police Stn
    – Bef Changi Airport PTB3
  • PTB3 Basement
    – Changi Airport PTB3 CG2
  • PTB1 Basement
    – Changi Airport PTB1
  • PTB2 Basement
    – Changi Airport PTB2 CG2
  • Airport Blvd
    – Aft Changi Airport PTB2
  • T4 Way (Express)
  • T4 Cres
    Changi Airport PTB4
  • Airport Blvd
    – Near SATS Flight Kitchen
  • PIE (Express)
  • TPE (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Blk 370
    – Blk 390/Opp Tampines JC
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Tampines East Stn Exit C DT33
    – Blk 302
    – Blk 285
    – The Holy Trinity Ch
    – Blk 101
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Blk 938
    – Our Tampines Hub
    – Darul Ghufran Mque
    – Blk 863
    – Blk 867A
    – Blk 871C
  • Tampines Ave 10
    – Aft Tampines Ave 5
    – Aft Tampines Ave 9
    – Tampines Dormitory
    – Bef Tampines Ind Ave 5
    – Bef TPE
  • TPE
    Bef Punggol Rd
  • Punggol Rd
    – Opp Blk 103A
    – Opp Blk 199C
  • Punggol Ctrl
    – Blk 298
  • Punggol Pl
    – Punggol Temp Int NE17PTC

 

Technical Information
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Punggol Bus Interchange  Changi Airport PTB2 (Loop)
Passes Through TPE, Tampines Ave 10 / 5 / 2 / 7
Route Length 40.9 km
Traveling Time 120 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore (Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Punggol
0530hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Changi Airport T1
0600hrs – 0048hrs (Weekdays)
0602hrs – 0037hrs (Saturdays)
0617hrs – 0040hrs (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630 – 0830: 04 – 09 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 14 mins
1700 – 1900: 09 – 13 mins
After 1900: 12 – 14 mins

Route History

Service 34 is an inter-town route serving between Punggol, Tampines and Changi Airport. As the only route spanning Tampines East and West (excluding Townlinks) and few duplicating routes, this service is also important route for travelling within the estate. From Tampines Central, Service 27 serves as a much faster alternative to Changi Airport by skipping Tampines East.

With strong demand between Punggol and Tampines Central, Short-Trip Service 34A plies the sector during the morning peak hours and empty buses are added to the route from Tampines Central towards Punggol during evening peak hours.

As part of the DTL3 Bus Service Enhancements, Service 34 calls at a new pair of bus stops along Tampines Ave 2, at Tampines East MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.

Changi Airport:

Service 34 serves Changi Airport Terminals 3, 1, 2 & 4 in order.

Changi Airport Passenger Terminal Buildings (PTBs) 1, 2 and 3 have their bus stops integrated into their basement levels, which also serves as a cargo loading and unloading bay. Security checks for any unattended or suspicious articles are carried out before a bus enters Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Bus Captains may take a short toilet break at Terminal 2. Because of height restrictions, double-decker buses are unable to enter Changi Airport basement.

Occasionally when Changi Airport basement is closed, buses will be diverted to to T1/T2/T3 Departure Drive where a temporary bus stop will be set up.

A fleet restriction for Changi Airport appears to be in place, with only Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro deployed on airport-plying bus services.

Announcements for passengers to inform the Bus Captain if they see any suspicious person or article are played on board public buses at Changi Airport as well.

Special Departures:
  • Tampines Ave 10 (Aft TPE) Changi Airport  Punggol Int
    Weekdays: 0525hrs, 0534hrs
  • Airport Blvd (Airport Police Stn)Changi Airport  Punggol Int
    Saturdays: 0555hrs
  • Tampines Avenue 5 (Our Tampines Hub)  Punggol Int
    Weekdays PM Peak hours
Shortworking Trips:
  • Service 34A: Punggol Int → Tampines Avenue 5 (Opp Our Tampines Hub)
    Weekdays except Public Holidays, 0546hrs – 1002hrs. Frequency: 18 – 44 mins

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


MRT Stations served by this bus service:


Gallery: (Go-Ahead)

Gallery: (SBS Transit)


Operator History:

  • 31 Jul 2005 – 03 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 04 Sep 2016 onwards: Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Loyang Bus Package.

History:

  • 2005 (31 Jul): Introduced between Punggol Temp Int & Changi Airport PTB1 & 2.
  • 2007 (11 Nov): Amended to serve Changi Airport PTB3
  • 2009 (20 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2012 (09 Jan): Converted to loop service
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (24 Aug): Calls at Tampines Expressway (Punggol Road) Bus Interchange
  • 2016 (4 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd.
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Calls a new pair of bus stops at Tampines East MRT Station.
  • 2017 (22 Oct): Extended to serve Changi Airport PTB4

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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4 thoughts on “Go-Ahead Bus Service 34

  • 22 March 2017 at 3:47 PM
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    I took Bus 34 at Punggol Road beside Blk 103B today (22 Mar) about 10.35am Along the way from Ikea, Tampinese GIANT toward United World College the bus started ” to drag slowly” & don’t seems to travel at the usual normal speed. It made several stops although there is no one at the Bus stops flagging the bus for boarding !! This continue along the way to the new Sports HUB. There is totally NO urgency showed by the driver (BUS NO> 6503) to move faster.
    At the Bus no. toward Blk 141 — agitated passengers pressed the bell to alight & at least a few complained that it is an attempt to prolong his working hours ? Oblivious to many of us who is on our way to Offices or workplace ! Can some thing be done — Not to drag the bus to a very agonising experience !

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  • 18 January 2017 at 9:22 AM
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    First arrival of bus service 34 is stated on bus timetable to arrive at Blk 863 Tampines Avenue 5 bus stop at 6.31am on weekdays. Nevertheless, the bus has always arrived after 6.45am. Students and working adults who stay at Tampines Avenue 5 and have to go to Punggol have to wait so long for the bus service to arrive? Also, isn’t there supposed to have more frequency of buses in the morning to cater to the needs of your customers?

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    • 18 January 2017 at 9:37 PM
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      Hi Albaniah,

      The first bus at Blk 863 starts at 0525hrs from Aft TPE and goes to the airport to loop before heading to Punggol. As there are many intermediate stops, the bus may be delayed due to the traffic condition. We suspect the 0645 bus that you encounter is actually the second bus of Service 34. You may try being at the bus stop earlier at about 0625 to catch the first bus.
      Nonetheless, you may wish to forward your feedback using the official LTA feedback form at https://www.lta.gov.sg/feedback/.

      Regards,
      Land Transport Guru Admin Team

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  • 7 September 2016 at 11:34 PM
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    Your bus 34 said is arriving at 11.17 shown at punggol interchange timing screen, but waited 15 min still not arriving and skipped to 11.31pm , why this happpen? Nonsense.

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