City Direct Bus Service 663

City Direct Service 663 is an AM/PM Peak City Direct Service between Yishun and the CBD, passing through Yishun Ring Rd, Yishun Central and Bras Basah Rd. It is the thirteenth City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). Launched on 28 September 2015, the route takes over deleted sectors of SMRT Express Service 850E.


Route Information
Route [AM]: Yishun Ave 6 (Bet Blks 405/406) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bdlg)
[PM]: Anson Rd (Mapletree Anson) → Yishun Ave 6 (Opp Blk 406)
Passes Through Yishun Ring Rd, Yishun Central, Bras Basah Rd
Route Length 25.8km
Traveling Time 75 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Bus Hub Service Pte Ltd
Current Fleet Private buses
Departure Times from T1 0720 – 0750 (Weekdays | 4 trips)
Departure Times from T2 1815 – 1830 (Weekdays | 2 trips)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 mins 1700-1930: 15 mins


  • 2015 (28 Sep): Introduced as a bidirectional AM/PM-Peak hour service from Yishun to the CBD under the BSEP. Operates four trips on weekday mornings at 7:20am, 7:30am, 7:40am and 7:50am, and weekday evenings at 6:15pm and 6:30pm. Charges Distance-based flat fares.
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City Direct service 663 provides residents of Yishun with greater connectivity to the CBD. The service provides a travel alternative for commuters who relied on the rail network and feeder buses to and from work. The route incorporates an express sector between Yishun Ave 2 and Orchard Rd via SLE & CTE.

This is the thirteenth City Direct service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), which provides more options for commuters using stretches of the existing rail lines that experience persistently high ridership, while the ongoing rail enhancement measures are being implemented.

With the launch of this service, SMRT Express Service 850E was amended to start at Yishun St 41, serving Yishun Ave 1 & 11. Lost sectors for Service 850E was replaced with City Direct Service 663.

Departure Times:

  • AM Peak: 0720hrs, 0730hrs, 0740hrs, 0750hrs
  • PM Peak: 1815hrs, 1830hrs

Fares: Charges regular distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Adult Child Student Senior Citizen
Maximum Card Fares per trip: $2.52 Free $0.91 $1.35
Maximum Cash Fares per trip: $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00

*Maximum PWD (Persons with Disabilities Transport Concession Scheme) Fare – $1.35
*Maximum WTCS (Workfare Transport Concession Scheme) Fare – $2.09

Fleet: Service 663’s fleet comprises of private buses operated by Bus Hub Service Pte Ltd.

Route Information:

Direction 1 (Towards CBD) Direction 2 (Towards Yishun)
  • Yishun Ave 6
    – Bet Blks 405/406
    – Bet Blks 391/392
  • Yishun St 31
    – Opp Blk 333C
  • Yishun Ring Rd
    – Opp Blk 367
    – Evangel Family Ch
    – Blk 413
  • Yishun Ave 11
    – Opp Huamin Pri Sch
  • Yishun Central
    – Bef SAFRA Yishun
    – Opp Khoo Teck Puat Hosp
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Blk 608
    – Yishun Sports Hall
    Lentor Ave (Express)
    SLE (Express)
    CTE (Express)
    Buyong Rd (Express)
  • Orchard Rd
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Rendezvous Grand Hotel
    – NTUC Income Ctr
    – Raffles Hotel
  • Nicoll Highway
    – One Raffles Link
    Esplanade Dr (Express)
  • Collyer Quay
    – OUE Bayfront
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bdlg
    – Opp MAS Bdlg
  • Anson Rd
    – Mapletree Anson
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr
    – Opp The Ogilvy Ctr
    – Opp AIA Twr
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge
  • Stamford Rd
    – Capitol Bdlg
    – SMU
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn
    Buyong Rd (Express)
    CTE (Express)

    SLE (Express)
    Lentor Ave (Express)
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Opp Yishun Sports Hall
    – Blk 790
  • Yishun Central
    – Khoo Teck Puat Hosp
    – Opp SAFRA Yishun
  • Yishun Ave 11
    – Blk 348B
    – Bet Blks 349/350
  • Yishun Ring Rd
    – Blk 356
    – Blk 358
    – Blk 367
  • Yishun St 31
    – Bet Blks 333C/333D
  • Yishun Ave 6
    – Opp Blk 392
    – Opp Blk 406


Operator History:

  • 2015 (21 Jul): Tender for City Direct 663 awarded to Bus Hub Service Pte Ltd.
  • 2015 (28 Sep) – Present: Bus Hub Service Pte Ltd


External Links & References:

Back to Bus Services
Back to City Direct Services
Back to Bus Articles

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4 thoughts on “City Direct Bus Service 663

  • 29 June 2017 at 9:11 AM

    is there any bus services near blk 289 yishun avenue 6? how much is the rate to mbfc? if i like to take up a monthly subscription of mbfc and cbp, how much will it cost

  • 15 July 2016 at 9:42 AM

    May i know if anyone know approximately what time does the 7.50 bus reaches the yishun stadium pick up point? And will the bus still pick up passengers if there isn’t any more seats left (is standing onthe bus allowed?) Thank you!

  • 20 April 2016 at 8:02 AM


    Could we have one more bus 663? The bus is smaller than SMRT hence could only fetch a few people. I have encountered many times that the driver don’t stop at Evangel bus stop. It’s merely a few good stops prior to the first bus stop. I hope LTA and Bus hub could look into it and have more frequency of buses as requested or required to meet the demand. MRT is overcrowded and takes a long time to reach Shenton way. Thank you.

    • 20 April 2016 at 8:59 AM

      Hi Joey,

      We are not affiliated with Bus Hub nor the Land Transport Authority (LTA). Please contact LTA directly at for feedback regarding City Direct Bus Services.

      Land Transport Guru Admin Team


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