SBS Transit Bus Service 51

SBS Transit Bus Service 51 is a trunk service plying between Hougang Central and Jurong East, passing through Hougang Ave 3, Eunos, Bugis, Clarke Quay, Alexandra, Commonwealth, Pasir Panjang, West Coast and Pandan Gardens. At 37.7km, it is among the longest bidirectional routes in Singapore.


Route
Bus Service 51: Hougang Central ↔ Jurong East
Direction 1
From Hougang Central
Direction 2
From Jurong East
  • Hougang Ctrl
    – Hougang Ctrl Int NE14
  • Upp S’goon Rd
    – Blk 302
    – Blk 25
  • Hougang Ave 3
    – Blk 1
    – Opp Blk 248
    – Opp Blk 241
    – Opp Blk 106
    – Opp Blk 169
    – Bef S’pore Girls’ Hme
    – SBST Hougang Depot
    – Aft Kim Chuan Rd
    – Bef Airport Rd
  • Eunos Lk
    – Opp Comfort Driving Ctr
    – Eunos Technolink
    – Blk 637
  • Jln Eunos
    – Eunos Mans
    – Opp Blk 16
    – Opp Eunos Stn EW7
  • Changi Rd
    – Aft Lor 106 Changi EW7
    – Joo Chiat Cplx
  • Geylang Rd
    – Blk 14 Mkt/FC
    – City Plaza
    – Opp Lor 39 Geylang
    – Aft Lor 34 Geylang
    – Aft Lor 28 Geylang
    – Bef Lor 18 Geylang
    – Opp Mohd Salleh Mque
    – Aft Sims Way
    – Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10
  • Kallang Rd
    – Bef Kg Bugis
  • Crawford St
    – Bef Crawford Bridge
  • Nth Bridge Rd
    – Blk 8
    – Bef Sultan Mque
    – Parkview Sq EW12DT14
    – Bugis Cube
    – Cosmic Insurance Bldg
    – Aft City Hall Stn Exit B EW13NS25
    – Opp The Treasury
  • Sth Bridge Rd
    – Boat Quay
  • Upp Cross St
    – Opp Hong Lim Cplx NE4DT19
    – Opp State Ct
  • Havelock Rd
    – Blk 2
    – Hotel Miramar
    – Holiday Inn Atrium
  • Ganges Ave
    – Ganges Ctr
    – Blk 51 CP
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Gan Eng Seng Sec Sch
    – Delta Sports Hall
    – Opp Tanglin View
    – SIS Bldg
    – Bef Dawson Rd
  • C’wealth Ave
    – Queens Condo
    – Queenstown Stn Exit A/D EW19
    – Blk 42
  • Queensway
    – Queenstown Polyclinic
    – Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch
    – Blk 19
    – Blk 166
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Opp Queensway Shop Ctr
    – Opp SP Jain
    – Opp Alexandra Pt
    – Bef PSA Bldg CC27
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
    – Labrador Pk Stn CC27
    – Bayanihan Ctr
    – Pasir Panjang Ctr
    – Pasir Panjang Stn/FC CC26
    – Aft Pasir Panjang Stn CC26
    – Aft Sth Buona Vista Rd
    – Barossa Gdns
    – Opp Haw Par Villa Stn CC25
    – Opp Gloria Man
    – Opp S’pore Science Pk II
    – Opp Luxe Ville
    – The Crystal Tabernacle Ch
    – Opp Heng Mui Keng Terr
    – Opp Pasir Panjang PO
    – Aft Palm Green Condo
  • West Coast Rd
    – Opp Varsity Pk
    – Waseda S Snr High Sch
    – West Bay Resort Condo
    – Kent Ridge Sec Sch
    – Blk 726 Clementi West Mkt
    – Blk 701
    – Blk 513
    – Tanglin Sec Sch
  • West Coast Highway
    – Opp The Japanese Sec Sch
  • West Coast Rd
    – S’pore Food Ind Bldg
    – Opp Blk 408
  • Pandan Gdns
    – Blk 410
    – Opp Ayer Rajah CC
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Aft Pandan Gdns
    – Opp German Ctr
    – Opp Intl Business Pk
    – Jurong Town Hall
    – Opp Jurong East Lib
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    – Blk 124
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1
    – Blk 131
  • Jurong East Ctrl
    – Blk 134
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Jurong East Lib
    – Opp Jurong Town Hall
    – German Ctr
    – Bef Pandan Gdns
  • Pandan Gdns
    – Ayer Rajah CC
    – Blk 407
  • West Coast Rd
    – Blk 408
    – Opp Angliss Bldg
  • West Coast Highway
    – The Japanese Sec Sch
  • West Coast Rd
    – Opp Tanglin Sec Sch
    – Blk 512
    – Opp Blk 701
    – Blk 601
    – Opp Kent Ridge Sec Sch
    – Opp West Bay Resort Condo
    – Opp Waseda S Snr High Sch
    – Varsity Pk
  • Pasir Panjang Rd
    – Aft Clementi Rd
    – Bef Pasir Panjang PO
    – Heng Mui Keng Terr
    – Jamiyah Halfway Hse
    – Whitehaven
    – S’pore Science Pk II
    – Gloria Man
    – Haw Par Villa Stn CC25
    – Horizon Residences
    – Bef Sth Buona Vista Rd
    – Pasir View Pk
    – Bef Pasir Panjang Stn CC26
    – Opp Currency Hse CC26
    – Harbourside Ind Bldg 2
    – Mapletree Business City
    – Labrador Pk Stn/PSA Bldg CC27
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Aft PSA Bldg CC27
    – Alexandra Pt
    – SP Jain
    – Alexandra Hosp
  • Queensway
    – Aft Queenstown NPC HQ
    – Opp Queen’s Cl
    – Aft C’wealth Dr
    – Opp Queenstown Polyclinic
  • C’wealth Ave
    – Aft Ch of Our Saviour
    – Queenstown Stn Exit B/C EW19
    – Blk 53A CP
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Aft Dawson Rd
    – Opp SIS Bldg
    – Tanglin View
    – Opp Delta Sports Hall
    – Opp Gan Eng Seng Sec Sch
  • Ganges Ave
    – Blk 79
    – Opp Harvest Mans
  • Havelock Rd
    – Opp Holiday Inn Atrium
    – Opp Hotel Miramar
    – River Pl Condo
    – Ctrl Sq
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – 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
    – Yi Xiu Fty Bldg
    – Bef Lor 23 Geylang
    – Aft Aljunied Stn EW9
    – Blk 134
    – Sims Ville
    – Aft Tg Katong Cplx EW8CC9
    – Blk 416
    – Eunos Stn/Int EW7
  • Jln Eunos
    – Eunos Stn EW7
    – Blk 17
    – Blk 322
  • Eunos Lk
    – Blk 311
    – Opp Eunos Technolink
    – Comfort Driving Ctr
  • Hougang Ave 3
    – Aft Airport Rd
    – Bef Kim Chuan Rd
    – Opp SBST Hougang Depot
    – Opp S’pore Girls’ Hme
    – Blk 172
    – Blk 106
    – Blk 241
    – Blk 248
    – Blk 21
  • Upp S’goon Rd
    – Opp Blk 25
    – Naung Ct
  • Hougang Ctrl
    – Hougang Ctrl Int NE14

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Hougang Central Bus Interchange  Jurong East Bus Interchange
Passes Through Hougang Ave 3, Eunos, Bugis, Clarke Quay, Alexandra, Commonwealth, Pasir Panjang, West Coast, Pandan Gardens
Route Length 37.8 km (D1) | 35.9 km (D2)
Travelling Time 150 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Hougang
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Jurong East
0530hrs – 2345hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
0000hrs – 0020hrs (Daily | Service 51A)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 19 mins
1700-1900: 11 – 13 mins
After 1900: 12 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 12 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 16 mins
After 1900: 10 – 16 mins

Route History

Service 51 is a major trunk route connecting West and Northeast of Singapore, and an important trunk route in many of its catchment areas. From Hougang Central, the route passes through Hougang Avenue 3, Eunos, Geylang, Bugis and Clarke Quay, continuing west to Havelock, Alexandra, Queenstown, Pasir Panjang, West Coast and Pandan Gardens, terminating at Jurong East Interchange.

For residents of Pandan Gardens, Service 51 offers the quickest route to Jurong East Interchange, and duplicates Service 30 and 143 to Pasir Panjang. Service 51 also offers key connections from Alexandra and Havelock to the Central areas. In the East, demand is strong between Hougang and Ubi/Kaki Bukit industrial estates, a sector shared with Service 87.

Due to its long route length and congestion prone areas, journey times are often increased during peak hours. A full journey can reach 210mins (3hrs and 30mins) from Jurong East to Hougang during PM Peak, as compared to around 150mins off-peak.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Hougang Ave 3 (Aft Kim Chuan Rd)  Jurong East Int
    Weekdays: 0520hrs, 0531hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs
  • Commonwealth Avenue (Queenstown Stn Exit A/D) Jurong East Int
    Weekdays: 0702hrs, 0830hrs
  • Pandan Gardens (Blk 410)  Jurong East Int
    Weekdays: 0540hrs, 0553hrs, 0606hrs, 0617hrs, 0627hrs, 0638hrs, 0648hrs, 0706hrs
    Saturdays: 0540hrs, 0555hrs, 0611hrs, 0626hrs, 0642hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs, 0617hrs, 0633hrs, 0650hrs
  • West Coast Road (Blk 601) → Hougang Central Int
    Weekdays: 0731hrs
Short Trip Service
  • Service 51A: Jurong East Int → Pandan Gdns (Blk 407)
    Weekdays: 0003hrs, 0020hrs (Last 2 buses)
    Weekend/PHs: 0002hrs, 0020hrs (Last 2 buses)

The last bus of Service 51A will be extended on eves of Public Holidays to compliment the extension of train operating hours, except for eves of Christmas, New Year & Lunar New Year (timings announced closer to occasion).

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


Gallery

Operator History
  • 1971 – 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 2021 under the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package.

History
  • 1971: Introduced between Jalan Eunos (End) and Alexandra Rd. operated by Associated Bus Services
  • 1973: Operated by Singapore Bus Services (SBS)
  • 1987: Integrated with Service 54 and extended to Hougang (South) Int.
  • 1988: Integrated with Service 192 (Jurong – South Canal) and extended to Jurong East.
  • 2002: Amended to ply Pandan Gardens.
  • 2004 (15 Feb): Exended to Hougang Central Interchange via Hougang Ave 3 and Upp Serangoon Rd with closure of Hougang South Int.
  • 2007 (22 May): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2011 (17 Dec): Amended to Jurong East Temp Int, calls at bus stop Blk 131 along Jurong Gateway Rd
  • 2014 (23 Jun): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for a two-year trial
  • 2015 (05 Jun): BSRF trial extended to Aug 2016
Past Routings
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