SMRT NightRider Bus NR2

SMRT NightRider NR2 is a unidirectional night bus route running from Marina Centre Terminal to Sembawang Drive, passing through City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Stevens, PIE, BKE, Marsiling, Woodlands and Sembawang.

Operating on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays, it is one of seven NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses.


 NightRider NR2: Marina Centre → Sembawang Drive
  • Raffles Blvd
    – Marina Ctr Ter
  • Raffles Ave
    – Aft S’pore Flyer
    – Seating Gallery
    – The Esplanade
  • Stamford Rd (Express)
  • Nth Bridge Rd
    – City Hall Stn Exit B
    – Opp The Treasury
  • Sth Bridge Rd
    – Boat Quay
  • Nth Canal Rd (Express)
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
  • River Valley Rd
    – Clarke Quay
    – Bef Fort Canning Stn
    – UE Sq
    – Bef Kim Yam Rd
  • Killiney Rd (Express)
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn
  • Grange Rd (Express)
  • Orchard Lk (Express)
  • Orchard Turn
    – Opp Ngee Ann City
    – Opp Orchard Stn/ION
  • Paterson Rd (Express)
  • Scotts Rd
    – Royal Plaza On Scotts
    – Thong Teck Bldg
  • Stevens Rd
    – Raffles Girls’ Sch
    – Chelsea Gdn Condo
    – Opp Met YMCA
    – Opp Stevens Stn
  • Whitley Rd
    – Raffles Town Club
  • PIE (Express)
  • BKE (Express)
  • W’lands Ctr Rd
    – W’lands Train Checkpt
    – Opp Blk 1A
  • Admiralty Rd
    – Blk 23
  • Marsiling Dr
    – Blk 10
  • Marsiling Rd
    – Blk 12
  • Marsiling Rise
    – Opp Blk 120
  • W’lands Ave 5 (Express)
  • W’lands Ave 2
    – Blk 803
  • W’lands Ave 7
    – Blk 825
    – Blk 853
  • W’lands Ave 4
    – Opp 888 Plaza
    – Blk 609
  • W’lands Ave 5
    – Blk 618
    – Blk 620
  • W’lands Ave 6
    – Blk 630
    – Blk 639
    – Blk 680
  • W’lands Ave 7
    – Blk 793
    – Woodsvale Condo
  • Gambas Ave
    – 3M Bldg
  • Sembawang Ave
    – Blk 303
  • Canberra Rd
    – Blk 311
    – Bef Sembawang Stn
    – Blk 351 CP
  • Admiralty Dr
    – Blk 353
  • Sembawang Dr
    – Blk 354 CP
    – Sun Plaza
    – Blk 317


  • No boarding at Marina Centre Bus Terminal
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Marina Centre Bus Terminal → Sembawang Drive (Blk 317)
Passes Through City Hall, Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard, Stevens, PIE, BKE, Marsiling, Woodlands, Sembawang
Route Length 37.0 km
Traveling Time 75 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Marina Centre
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
2330hrs – 0200hrs (the following day)
Frequency Direction 1
30 mins

Route History

NightRider NR2 is a late-night service connecting the city areas of Marina Centre, City Hall, River Valley and Orchard with the residential estates of Woodlands Centre, Marsiling, Woodlands New Town and Sembawang. Operating only on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays (and special occasions if announced), the route shuttles late-night dwellers from the City to the residential estates outside the City.

Route Specifications

The route has a long express sector between Whitley Road and Woodlands Centre Road, plying more than 15km of expressway (along PIE and BKE). Other parts of the route follow major trunk roads.

During festive periods such as Christmas Eve or New Years’ Eve, more departures and downroute buses will be added to cater for late-night dwellers.

Departure Timings

  • From Marina Centre Terminal: 2330hrs, 0000hrs, 0030hrs, 0100hrs, 0130hrs, 0200hrs


Flat Fare: $4.50 (Cash / Ez-link card)
NightRider commuters who pay by ez-link card will enjoy a free transfer to another NightRider service within a stipulated time of 45mins. This is not applicable when transferring from an ordinary service to a NightRider service. Concessionary travel is not applicable.

Fleet: See Above.




Operator History:

  • 2000 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.


  • 2000 (26 May): Introduced as a unidirectional night service from Marina Centre to Woodlands
  • 2000 (18 Dec): Converted into bidirectional service looping at Woodlands Ave 4
  • 2001 (03 Dec): Extended to loop Sembawang to serve the deleted sectors of NightRider NR9. Return sector via Woodlands Avenue 3 abolished.
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Converted to unidirectional operation from Marina Centre to Sembawang. Revised departure times from 11:30pm and 2:00am, and City-bound return services will cease to operate.
  • 2017 (17 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

External Links & References:

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