SBS Transit Bus Service 63

SBS Transit Bus Service 63 is a trunk route running from Eunos Interchange and looping at Rumah Tinggi Terminal, passing through Ubi Avenue 1, MacPherson Estate, Kallang, Bugis, Chinatown, Tiong Bahru and Lengkok Bahru. Although designated as a loop service, it operates identical to a bidirectional trunk service, including a short layover at Ruman Tinggi Ter. A shorter variant, Service 63M, also operates.


Route
Bus Service 63: Eunos – Rumah Tinggi (Loop)
From Eunos Looping at Rumah Tinggi
  • Eunos Rd 2
    – Eunos Int EW7
  • Sims Ave
    – Eunos Stn/Int EW7
  • Jln Eunos
    – Eunos Stn EW7
    – Blk 17
    – Blk 322
  • Eunos Lk
    – Blk 311
  • Ubi Ave 2
    – Blk 302
  • Ubi Ave 1
    – Blk 318
    – Blk 343
    – Paya Ubi Ind Pk
    – Ubi 55
  • Ubi Rd 1
    – Meiban Ind Bldg
  • Ubi Ave 2
    – Aztech Bldg
  • Circuit Lk
    – Opp MacPherson Stn Exit A CC10DT26
  • Circuit Rd
    – Opp MacPherson Stn Exit D CC10DT26
  • Pipit Rd
    – Blk 90
  • Circuit Rd
    – Blk 79 FC
  • Mattar Rd
    – Opp Mattar Stn Exit B DT25
    – MacPherson Pr Sch
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Blk 125
    – Blk 102
    – Aljunied Stn EW9
  • Geylang Rd
    – 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
  • New Bridge Rd
    – New Bridge Ctr
    – Opp Pearl’s Ctr EW16NE3
  • 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 Ar-Rabitah Mque
    – Blk 78
  • Redhill Cl
    – Opp Blk 73
  • Redhill Rd
    – Blk 72
  • Lengkok Bahru
    – Blk 54
  • Hoy Fatt Rd
    – Blk 52
    – Blk 50
  • Jln Rumah Tinggi
    – Opp Blk 36
  • Hoy Fatt Rd
    – Shriro Hse
    – Opp Blk 53
  • Lengkok Bahru
    – Blk 63B
  • Redhill Rd
    – Opp Blk 71
  • Redhill Cl
    – Blk 73
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – 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 CC2
    – Opp Bugis Junction 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
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Opp Aljunied Stn EW9
    – Opp Blk 105
    – Opp Blk 125
  • Merpati Rd
    – Aft Jln Anggerek
    – Opp Mattar Stn Exit A DT25
  • Circuit Rd
    – Blk 77
    – Blk 36
    – Opp Blk 66
  • Circuit Lk
    – MacPherson Stn Exit A CC10DT26
  • Ubi Ave 2
    – Blk 3019
  • Ubi Rd 1
    – Opp Meiban Ind Bldg
  • Ubi Ave 1
    – Ubi Techpark
    – Opp Paya Ubi Ind Pk
    – Opp Blk 343
    – Maha Bodhi Sch
  • Ubi Ave 2
    – Automobile Megamart
  • Eunos Lk
    – Blk 637
  • Jln Eunos
    – Eunos Mans
    – Opp Blk 16
    – Opp Eunos Stn
  • Changi Rd
    – Aft Lor 106 Changi
  • Jln Turi
    – Blk 3A
  • Eunos Rd 2
    – Eunos Int EW7

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Eunos Bus Interchange ↺ Jalan Rumah Tinggi (Rumah Tinggi Bus Terminal) (Loop)
Passes Through Ubi Avenue 1, MacPherson Estate, Kallang, Bugis, Chinatown, Tiong Bahru, Lengkok Bahru
Route Length 38.8 km
Traveling Time 140 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Eunos
Full Loop
0530hrs – 2248hrs (Weekdays)
0530hrs – 2243hrs (Saturdays)
0530hrs – 2245hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)

Terminting at Jln Rumah Tinggi
2300hrs – 0000hrs (Weekdays)
2256hrs – 0000hrs (Saturdays)
2258hrs – 0000hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Jln Rumah Tinggi
0600hrs – 0007hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 07 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 14 mins
After 1900: 09 – 14 mins

Route History

Service 63 is a trunk route connecting the residential estates of Kampong Ubi, MacPherson, Tiong Bahru and Bukit Timah to the central areas of Bugis, Clarke Quay and Chinatown. It is an important route between the Ubi Industrial Estate and Eunos MRT for many workers, and it also connects Rumah Tinggi and its surrounding Redhill estates with connections to Tiong Bahru MRT station.

With few services serving the Rumah Tinggi estate, this service links the estate to Tiong Bahru MRT. Also, demand between Ubi Industrial Estate and Eunos MRT is high during peak hours, and Service 63M helps to relieve some of that loading.

Double-decker buses are not deployed due to possible route limitations at Ubi and Rumah Tinggi.

Rumah Tinggi Terminal:

Although Service 63 is listed as a loop route, it unofficially terminates at Rumah Tinggi Terminal. Formally a proper terminal, it has been downgraded to a looping point with parking spaces for two buses. Bus drivers do not end their trip there; they take a short break before continuing off. Passengers are told to alight and re-board the bus after the driver’s break.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Jln Rumah Tinggi (Opp Blk 36)  Eunos Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0613hrs, 0626hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0615hrs, 0630hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs, 0621hrs
  • Aljunied Rd (Opp Aljunied Stn) Eunos Int
    Weekdays: 0630hrs, 0637hrs
  • Ubi Rd 1 (Opp Meiban Ind Bldg)  Eunos Int
    Weekdays: 0540hrs, 0549hrs, 0559hrs, 0608hrs, 0618hrs, 0627hrs, 0636hrs
    Saturdays: 0550hrs, 0600hrs, 0610hrs, 0620hrs, 0630hrs, 0640hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0540hrs, 0553hrs, 0606hrs, 0619hrs, 0632hrs

Route Variants:

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 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 2025 under the Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package.

History
  • 1992: Introduced as Bt Merah – MacPherson Estate (Loop)
  • 1993: Amended to (and start from) Rumah Tinggi Ter
  • 2002: Integrated with Service 382 and extended to Eunos Int via Ubi Ave 1. Also, amended to start from Eunos Int instead of Rumah Tinggi Ter.
  • 2010 (28 Feb): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2011 (26 Jun): Serves Lor Bengkok instead of Circuit Link due to temporary closure of Circuit Link for the Downtown Line (MacPherson MRT) construction
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2015 (Jun): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (16 Oct): Reinstated to ply Circuit Link instead of Lor Bengkok.
Past Routings
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5 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 63

  • 13 October 2017 at 3:12 PM
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    SBS Transit Svc 137 passing ubi ave 1 have volvo b9tl means svc 63 also can have volvo b9tl.

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    • 14 December 2017 at 5:16 PM
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      137 does not operate on double-decker buses.

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  • 18 May 2016 at 5:18 PM
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    63 should be amended and extended to Bukit Merah Bus Interchange. A new feeder service from Bukit Merah can be introduced to loop at Rumah Tinggi.

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    • 19 January 2017 at 9:25 PM
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      Yep , i agree with you.

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    • 14 December 2017 at 5:55 PM
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      I think the route should remain. A new route could loop at Rumah Tinggi from Bukit Merah instead. Anyways, Land Transport Guru is not LTA so even if you post your opinions here, LTA will not know. YOu may send your opinion to LTA here: feedback@lta.gov.sg

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