SBS Transit Bus Service 5

SBS Transit Bus Service 5 is a trunk service plying between Pasir Ris and Bukit Merah, passing through Upper Changi, Simei, Bedok Reservoir, PIE, Paterson Road and Tiong Bahru.

Route:

 

Direction 1 – Towards Bukit Merah
Direction 2 – Towards Pasir Ris
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Pasir Ris Int
    – Downtown East
    – Opp Blk 479
    – Opp Blk 233
    – Opp Pasir Ris Pri Sch
    – Opp Loyang Pt
  • New Loyang Link
    – Bef Old Tampines Rd
  • Old Tampines Rd
    – Bef Toh Close
  • Upp Changi Rd North
    – Changi Women’s Prison
    – Changi Prison
    – Bef Jln Bena
    – Opp Salvation Army
  • Upp Changi Rd East
    – Mera Terr P/G
    – Changi Ct
    – Opp Tropicana Condo
  • Simei Rd
    – Simei Green Condo
    – Blk 224
  • Simei St 3
    – Blk 233
    – Opp Simei Stn
    – Bef Changi General Hosp
  • Simei Ave
    – Aft Changi General Hosp
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – SAFRA Tampines
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Bedok Reform Trg Ctr
    – The Clearwater Condo
    – Waterfront Key
    – Aft Waterfront Waves
    – Waterfront Isle
    – Blk 716
    – Blk 713
    – Blk 703
    – Opp Kaki Bukit Ctr
  • Kaki Bt Ave 1
    – Blk 151
    – Bef Jln Damai
    – Blk 660A CP
    – Kaki Bkt Ind Est
  • Eunos Link
    – Blk 637
  • Jln Eunos
    – Eunos Mans
  • PIE (Express)
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Opp Trellis Twrs
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp Thomson Med Ctr
    – Opp Novene Lodge
    – Novena Ch
  • Newton Rd
    – Hotel Royal
    – Newton Life Ch
  • Scotts Rd
    – Newton Stn
    – Env Bdlg
    – Far East Plaza
  • Paterson Rd
    – Opp Paterson Lodge
  • Irwell Bank Rd
    – Bef Zion Full Gospel Ch
  • Kim Seng Rd
    – The Trillium
    – Opp Great World City
    – Grand Copthorne Hotel
  • Outram Rd
    – Aft Furama Riverfront
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Blk 55
    – Blk 18
    – Ctrl Green Condo
    – Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – Blk 25B
  • Jln Bt Merah
    – Opp Blk 120
  • Bt Merah Central
    – Bt Merah Int
  • Bt Merah Central
    – Bt Merah Int
  • Jln Bt Merah
    – Blk 119
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – Blk 129
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Tiong Bahru Plaza
    – Blk 1
  • Zion Rd
    – Blk 2B
    – Blk 94
    – The Boys’ Brigade HQ
    – Opp Great World City
  • Hoot Kiam Rd
    – Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch
  • Paterson Rd
    – Paterson Lodge
  • Scotts Rd
    – Royal Plaza On Scotts
    – Opp Env Bdlg
    – Newton Stn
  • Newton Rd
    – Opp Newton Life Ch
    – Opp Hotel Royal
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp Novena Ch
    – Novena Lodge
    – Thomson Med Ctr
    – Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Trellis Twrs
  • PIE (Express)
  • Jln Eunos
    – Blk 322
  • Eunos Link
    – Blk 311
  • Kaki Bt Ave 1
    – Opp Kaki Bkt Ind Est
    – Opp Blk 660A CP
    – Aft Jln Damai
    – Opp Blk 150
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Aft Kaki Bkt Ctr
    – Opp Blk 701
    – Blk 745
    – Opp Blk 716
    – Opp Waterfront Isle
    – Opp Waterfront Waves
    – Opp Waterfront Key
    – Opp The Clearwater Condo
    – Opp Bedok Reform Trg Ctr
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Opp SAFRA Tampines
  • Simei Ave
    – Changi General Hosp
  • Simei St 3
    – Aft Changi General Hosp
    – Simei Stn
    – Blk 146
  • Simei Rd
    – Opp Blk 224
    – Opp Simei Green Condo
  • Upp Changi Rd East
    – Bef Tropicana Condo
    – Opp Changi Ct
    – Opp Mera Terr P/G
  • Upp Changi Rd North
    – The Japanese Sch
    – Aft Jln Bena
    – Ballota Pk Condo
    – Opp Changi Women’s Prison
  • Old Tampines Rd
    – Aft Toh Close
  • New Loyang Link
    – Bef Loyang Ave
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Loyang Pt
    – Greenview Sec Sch
    – Pasir Ris Pri Sch
    – Bet Blks 232/233
    – Blk 479
    – Opp Downtown East
    – Pasir Ris Int

MRT Stations served by this bus service:

  •  EW1   Pasir Ris
  •  EW3    Simei
  •  EW17    Tiong Bahru
  •  NS20  Novena
  •  NS21  DT11  Newton
  •  DT28  Kaki Bukit (U/C)
  •  DT32  Tampines West (U/C)
  •  DT34  Upper Changi (U/C)
Technical Information
Route Pasir Ris Bus Interchange  Bukit Merah Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Upper Changi, Simei, Tampines West, Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, PIE, Thomson, Paterson Road, Tiong Barhu
Route Length 33.5km (D1) | 33.2km (D2)
Travelling Time 135mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package
Bukit Merah Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL

Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Pasir Ris
0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from Bukit Merah
0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 06 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 17 mins
1700-1930: 13 – 14 mins
After 1930: 12 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 09 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 15 mins
After 1930: 11 – 17 mins

Route History

SBS Transit Route Poster
SBS Transit Route Launch Poster

Introduced in 2007, Service 5 is an inter-town route connecting the East and Bukit Merah through the Central areas of Orchard and Novena. The route serves residential estates around Pasir Ris, Upper Changi, Simei, Bedok Reservoir, Tiong Bahru and Bukit Merah with connections to the City areas of Havlock, Paterson and Novena. The route plies an express sector along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) between Bedok Reservoir and Novena district, offering improved express connections between these areas.

Serving many inter-town connections, the route is frequently crowded during peak hours. Its express sector is especially well patronized as a direct connection between Bedok Reservoir, Jalan Toa Payoh and the City areas.

Related Article:
Bus Service 5 resumed using Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 instead of Jalan Damai & Jalan Tenaga from 24 April 2016.

 

 

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

 


Gallery:

Service 5 at glance
Service 5 at glance

Operator History:

  • 2007 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2018 under the Bukit Merah Bus Package.

History:

  • 2007 (11 Mar): Introduced as a trunk service between Pasir Ris and Bukit Merah
  • 2011 (27 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2011 (28 Aug): Amended to Jln Tenaga & Jln Damai with the closure of a section of Kaki Bukit Ave 1, due to Downtown Line construction works
  • 2016 (24 Apr): Resume using Kaki Bukit Ave 1, skipping Jln Damai and Jln Tenaga

Past Routings:


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