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).

Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd (Go Ahead Singapore) took over operations of this bus service from SBS Transit from 4 September 2016 under the Loyang Bus Package.

 






Route Information
Route Punggol Bus Interchange ↺ Changi Airport PTB2 (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through TPE, Tampines Ave 10 / 5 / 2 / 7
Route Length 39.1km
Travelling Time 115mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package
Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet Single-Deck Buses:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Punggol
0530 – 2345 (Daily)
Departure Times from Airport PTB2 0605 – 0038 (Weekdays)
0617 – 0043 (Saturdays)
0618 – 0041 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0530-0830: 09 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 12 – 14 mins
After 1900: 11 – 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, 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.

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 each Airport PTB. Changi Aiport PTB2 has a small office run by Go-Ahead (from 18 Sep 2016) staff, where drivers can take a short toilet break.

For security reasons, all buses entering the basement have to be recorded. As such, public transport operators update Changi Airport on the buses they will be deploying on their airport routes, on a daily basis. 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.

Special Departures:
  • Tampines Ave 10 (Aft TPE) Changi Airport  Punggol Int
    Weekdays: 0525hrs, 0534hrs
  • Airport Blvd → Changi Airport  Punggol Int
    Saturdays: 0555hrs
  • Tampines Avenue 5 (Tampines Stadium)  Punggol Int
    Weekdays PM Peak hours
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6429J) - Service 34A
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6429J) – Service 34A
Shortworking Trips:
  • Service 34A: Punggol Int → Tampines Avenue 5 (Opp Tampines Stadium)
    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.


Route Information:

Loop Service (via PTB2 Basement)
  • Punggol Pl
    – Punggol Temp Int
  • Punggol Central
    – 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 Tampins Ave 5
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Blk 730
    – Bet Blks 701/702
    – Opp Darul Ghufran Mque
    – Opp Tampines Stadium
    – Blk 147
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Blk 141
    – Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
    – Blk 206
    – Tampines East CC
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Tampines JC
    – Blk 497D
  • TPE (Express)
  • PIE (Express)
  • Airport Blvd
    – Airport Police Stn
    – Bef Changi Airport PTB3
  • PTB3 Basement
    – Changi Airport PTB3
  • PTB1 Basement
    – Changi Airport PTB2
  • PTB2 Basement
    – Changi Airport PTB2
  • Airport Blvd
    – Aft Changi Airport PTB2
    – Near SATS Flight Kitchen
  • PIE (Express)
  • TPE (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Blk 370
    – Opp Tampines JC
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Blk 302
    – Blk 285
    – The Holy Trinity Ch
    – Blk 101
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Blk 938
    – Tampines Stadium
    – Darul Ghufran Mque
    – Blk 863
    – Blk 867A
  • 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 Central
    – Blk 298
  • Punggol Pl
    – Punggol Temp Int

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.

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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