SBS Transit Bus Service 88

SBS Transit Bus Service 88 is a trunk service plying between Toa Payoh Int and Pasir Ris Int, passing through Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Sengkang East and Pasir Ris West.


Route:

Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 88: Toa Payoh ↔ Pasir Ris
Direction 1
Towards Toa Payoh
Direction 2
Towards Pasir Ris
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Pasir Ris Int  EW1 
    – Blk 500A
    – Aft Blk 601
    – Blk 626
    – Blk 713
  • Pasir Ris Dr 12
    – Blk 717
    – Aft Pasir Ris St 72
    – Blk 747A
  • TPE
    Bef Punggol Rd
  • Punggol Rd
    – Blk 190C
    – St. Anne’s Ch
    – Blk 126A
    – Blk 124
    – Blk 111
    – The Rivervale
  • Hougang Ave 10
    – Opp Blk 458
  • Hougang Ave 8
    – Blk 434
    – Blk 532
    – Monfort Sch
    – Blk 502
  • Hougang Ave 4
    – Blk 670
    – Blk 919
    – Blk 913
  • Buangkok Green
    – Blk 911
    – Blk 969
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Aft Seagate
    – Techplace 2
    – Aft Blk 5000
    – Bef CTE
    – Opp ITE College Ctrl
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
    – Blk 540
    – Blk 555
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Blk 452
    – Blk 427
    – Opp Ang Mo Kio Stn  NS16 
    – Blk 324
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Aft Blk 304
  • Marymount Rd
    – Blk 254
  • Bishan St 22
    – Blk 245
    – Opp Bishan Nth Shop Mall
    – Blk 202
  • Bishan Rd
    – Bishan Stn  NS17  CC15 
    – Opp Raffles Inst
  • Braddell Rd
    – Opp Blk 1004
    – Opp Blk 998
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 1
  • Lor 4 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 56
    – Blk 73
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
    – Toa Payoh Int  NS19 
  • Toa Payoh Lor 6
    – Toa Payoh Int  NS19 
    – Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
  • Lor 4 Toa Payoh
    – Opp Blk 73
    – Jackson Sq
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 237
  • Braddell Rd
    – Aft Muhajirin Mque
  • Bishan Rd
    – Raffles Inst
    – Opp Bishan Stn  NS17  CC15 
  • Bishan St 22
    – Opp Blk 203
    – Bishan Nth Shop Mall
    – Blk 257
  • Marymount Rd
    – Opp Blk 254
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Blk 207
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Blk 700B
    – Ang Mo Kio Stn  NS16 
    – Blk 586
    – Blk 570
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
    – Blk 574
    – Blk 532
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – ITE College Ctrl
    – Aft CTE
    – Opp AMK Ind Pk 2
    – Opp Techplace 2
    – Aft AMK Ind Pk 2
    – Bef Seagate
    – Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
  • Buangkok Green
    – Opp Blk 968
    – Opp Blk 910
  • Hougang Ave 4
    – Opp Blk 913
    – Blk 687
    – Blk 681
  • Hougang Ave 8
    – Blk 681
    – Opp Monfort Sch
    – Blk 535
    – Blk 436
  • Hougang Ave 10
    – Blk 458
  • Punggol Rd
    – Opp The Rivervale
    – Opp Blk 110
    – Blk 227D
    – Blk 231
    – Blk 298A
  • TPE
    Aft Punggol Rd
  • Pasir Ris Dr 12
    – Aft TPE
    – Aft Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Opp Blk 717
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Opp Blk 713
    – Opp Blk 626
    – Opp Blk 601
    – Opp Blk 500A
    – Pasir Ris Int  EW1 
Technical Information
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Toa Payoh Bus Interchange ↔ Pasir Ris Bus Interchange  
Passes Through Toa Payoh Lorong 4, Bishan St 22, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6/10/12, Hougang Ave 8, Punggol Rd, TPE, Pasir Ris Drive 12/3
Route Length 24.0km (D1) | 23.8km (D2)
Travelling Time 95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
– Volvo B10TL
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
0530 – 2330 (Weekdays)
0545 – 2330 (Saturdays, Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from Pasir Ris
0600 – 2340 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 06 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 10 mins
After 1900: 08 – 13 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 10 mins
After 1900: 09 – 14 mins

Route History

Service 88 is a major inter-town route connecting the residential estates of Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Sengkang and Pasir Ris. Demand is well spread throughout its route, and it also serves as a link between MRT stations and outlying estates within the towns of Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio and Pasir Ris.

This service operates a full fleet of double-deck buses owing to high patronage throughout the day. It also plies a short express sector between Punggol Rd and Pasir Ris Dr 12 along the Tampines Expressway (TPE).

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Punggol Rd (Blk 190C)  Toa Payoh
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0537hrs, 0559hrs
    Saturdays: 0545hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0550hrs
  • Braddell Rd (Aft Muahjirin M’que)  Pasir Ris
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0540hrs, 0550hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0544hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0543hrs, 0556hrs
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Ang Mo Kio Stn)  Pasir Ris
    Weekdays & Sat: 0530hrs
 

Shortworking Trips:

  • Service 88A:
    Punggol Rd (Blk 190C) → Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Opp Ang Mo Kio MRT Station)
    Weekdays AM Peak only 
  • Service 88B:
    Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Ang Mo Kio MRT Station) → Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd)
    Weekdays AM Peak Only 

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

Fleet: See Above.


 


Operator History:

  • 1999 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bishan – Toa Payoh Package.

History:

  • 1999 (28 Feb): Introduced between Pasir Ris and Toa Payoh
  • 2002 (19 May): Amended to air-conditioned Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2012 (08 Oct): Short Trip Services 88A and 88B introduced
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (09 Apr): Service 88A extended to start from Punggol Rd (Blk 190C), previously Hougang Ave 4 (Blk 919). 88B shortened to start from Ang Mo Kio MRT, previously Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (Blk 207).
  • 2013 (09 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (24 Aug): Calls at Tampines Expressway (Punggol Road) Bus Interchange

Past Routings:

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