SBS Transit Bus Service 65

SBS Transit Bus Service 65 is a trunk service plying between Tampines and HarbourFront, passing through Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, MacPherson Estate, Boon Keng, Little India, Dhoby Ghaut, Orchard and Lower Delta Road.

Bus Service 65 will call at a new pair of bus stops along Ubi Ave 2 from 12 Feb 2017.


Route:

Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 65: Tampines ↔ Harbourfront
Direction 1
Towards Harbourfront
Direction 2
Towards Tampines
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
     – Tampines Int  EW2  DT32 
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Opp Tampines Stadium
    – Blk 147
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – SAFRA Tampines  DT31 
  • 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 Bt Ctr
    – Blk 629
    – Blk 609
    – Blk 121
    – Opp Blk 646
  • Eunos Link
    – Blk 311
  • Ubi Ave 2
    – Blk 302  DT27 
    – Bef Ubi Rd 3  DT27 
    – Blk 3024
    – Blk 3026
    – Aztech Bldg
  • Circuit Link
    – Opp MacPherson Stn  CC10  DT26 
  • Circuit Rd
    – ITE MacPherson Campus 1
  • Pipit Rd
    – Blk 90
  • Circuit Rd
    – Blk 79 FC
  • Mattar Rd
    – Aft Merpati Rd  DT25 
    – MacPherson Pr Sch
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Opp Canossa Convent Pr
    – Opp Aljunied Pk
  • MacPherson Rd
    – Cencon Bldg
    – Gulab Bldg
    – Bef Siemens Ctr
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – MOM Svcs Ctr
    – Blk 54
    – Blk 44
    – Opp Blk 30  NE9 
    – Bef Lavender St
  • Jln Besar
    – Hoa Nam Bldg
    – Aft Allenby Rd
    – Opp Veerasamy Rd
    – Bef Sim Lim Twr  DT22 
  • Bencoolen St
    – Opp Burlington Sq
    – Aft Prinsep Link  DT21 
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn  NS24  NE6  CC1 
    – Winsland Hse
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn  NS23 
  • Grange Rd
    – Natl Youth Council
  • Orchard Blvd
    – Opp Orchard Stn  NS22 
  • Paterson Rd
    – Opp Paterson Lodge
  • Irwell Bank Rd
    – Bef Zion Full Gospel Ch
  • River Valley Rd
    – Valley Pk Condo
    – Valley Pt Condo
  • Delta Rd
    – Blk 4
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – Blk 48
    – Blk 25B
    – Opp Cendex Ctr
    – Opp St. Theresa’s Convent
    – Blk 105
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Opp Mt Faber Lodge
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – VivoCity  NE1  CC29 
  • Seah Im Rd
     – HarbourFront Int  NE1  CC29 
  • Seah Im Rd
     – HarbourFront Int  NE1  CC29 
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – HarbourFront Stn  NE1  CC29 
    – Opp VivoCity  NE1  CC29 
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Bef Mt Faber Lodge
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – Bef Telok Blangah Rise
    – Blk 40
    – St. Theresa’s Convent
    – Cendex Ctr
    – Blk 129
    – Opp Blk 48
  • River Valley Rd
    – Opp Valley Pt Condo
    – Mutiara Crest
  • Hoot Kiam Rd
    – Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch
  • Paterson Rd
    – Paterson Lodge
  • Orchard Rd
    – Lucky Plaza  NS22 
    – Midpoint Orchard  NS23 
    – Concorde Hotel S’pore
    – MacDonald Hse  NS24  NE6  CC1 
  • Prinsep St
    – Sch of The Arts
  • Selegie Rd
    – Peace Ctr
    – Selegie Ctr
  • S’goon Rd
    – Tekka Ctr
    – Broadway Hotel
    – Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp  NE8 
    – Sri Vadapathira K Tp
    – Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp
    – Boon Keng Stn  NE9 
    – Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
    – St. Michael’s Pl
  • MacPherson Rd
    – Aft Tai Thong Cres
    – Opp Gulab Bldg
    – Opp Cencon Bldg
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Aljunied Pk
  • Merpati Rd
    – Aft Jln Anggerek
    – Blk 14  DT25 
  • Circuit Rd
    – Blk 77
    – Blk 36
    – MacPherson Sec Sch
  • Circuit Link
    – MacPherson Stn  CC10  DT26 
  • Ubi Ave 2
    – Blk 3019
    – Blk 3021
    – Blk 3023
    – Aft Ubi Rd 3  DT27 
    – Automobile Megamart  DT27 
  • Eunos Link
    – Blk 637
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Blk 646
    – Blk 122
    – Blk 133
    – Blk 140
    – Aft Kaki Bt 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  DT31 
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Blk 938
    – Tampines Stadium
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
     – Tampines Int  EW2  DT32 
Technical Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange ↔ HarbourFront Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, MacPherson Estate, Boon Keng, Little India, Dhoby Ghaut, Orchard, Lower Delta
Route Length 25.0 km (D1) | 24.4 km (D2)
Traveling Time 120 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
Departure Times from Tampines 0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from Harbourfront
0530 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 10 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 13 mins
After 1930: 07 – 15 mins

Route History

Service 65 is an important route connecting residential towns such as Tampines, Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, MacPherson Estate and Lower Delta to the central districts of Orchard Road and Little India. It experiences significant demand all day round, due to its many inter-town and city-town connections. Much of its route duplicates the future Downtown Line Stage 3.

During weekdays, demand is high between the housing estates and the City, along with demand from Ubi and Kaki Bukit industrial areas. On weekends, demand is also high between the City and outlying estates, notably between Kaki Bukit, MacPherson estate and Orchard Road.

This service does crossover trips Nite Owl 2N during Friday/Saturday/eves of PH using Single-Decker buses.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Serangoon Rd (Tekka Ctr) Tampines Int
    1919hrs, 2013hrs, 2057hrs, 2118hrs, 2145hrs & 2237hrs
    Sundays & Public Holidays only

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

Fleet:
See above. Some buses crossover to Nite Owl Services on Nite Owl operating nights.


Gallery:


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 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.

History:

  • 1971: Introduced between Gagak Selari Barat (Lower Delta) and MacPherson Estate, operated by Amalgamated Bus Company.
  • 1974: Amended via Grange Rd, Orchard Blvd, Paterson Rd and Paterson Hill
  • 1980s: Amended to Lower Delta Ter
  • 1987: Rerouted to to Tampines – World Trade Centre
  • 2011 (26 Jun): Amended to ply Lor Bengkok, due to the temporary closure of Circuit Link for the construction of Downtown Line
  • 2011 (16 Oct): Amended to serve Middle Rd & Bencoolen St with the closure of a section along Bencoolen St for the construction of the Downtown Line.
  • 2014 (23 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (Dec): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (16 Oct): Reinstated to ply Circuit Link instead of Lor Bengkok.
  • 2016 (11 Dec): Resume plying Bencoolen Street with the completion of Downtown Line works (Main Article)
  • 2017 (12 Feb): Serves a new pair of bus stops along Ubi Ave 2.

Past Routings:

External Links & References:

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