SMRT NightRider Bus NR6

SMRT NightRider NR6 is an overnight bus route running from Resorts World Sentosa to Anchorvale Drive, passing through Bayfront, City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Little India, Boon Keng, Serangoon, Hougang and Sengkang.

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


Route Details (Click to expand)

NightRider NR6: Resorts World Sentosa → Compassvale Drive

  • Sentosa Gateway
    – Resorts World Sentosa
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – VivoCity
  • Seah Im Rd (Express)
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit A
    – Opp VivoCity
  • Keppel Rd
    – Keppel DP Blk 517
    – Opp Tg Pagar DP Blk F5
  • AYE (Express)
  • MCE (Express)
  • Central Blvd (Express)
  • Bayfront Ave
    – Marina Bay Sands MICE
    – Marina Bay Sands Theatre
  • Raffles Ave
    – 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
    – Opp St. Thomas Wk
    – Aft ERC Inst
  • Hoot Kiam Rd
    – Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch
  • Paterson Hill (Express)
  • Paterson Rd
    – Bef Orchard Blvd
  • Orchard Rd
    – Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza
    – Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza
    – Opp Mandarin Orchard
    – Opp Somerset Stn
    – Orchard Plaza
    – Concorde Hotel S’pore
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn
    – Aft Dhoby Ghaut Stn
  • Bras Basah Rd (Express)
  • Prinsep St
    – Sch of The Arts
  • Selegie Rd
    – Peace Ctr
    – Selegie Ctr
  • S’goon Rd
    – Tekka Ctr
    – Broadway Hotel
    – Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp
    – Sri Vadapathira K Tp
    – Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp
    – Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102
    – Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
    – St. Michael’s Pl
  • Upp S’goon Rd
    – 18 Woodsville
    – Potong Pasir Stn Exit C
    – Blk 103
    – Aft Woodleigh Pk
    – Woodleigh Stn Exit B
    – Bef Braddell Rd
    – Aft Sommerville Rd
    – Aft Wolskel Rd
    – S’goon Stn Exit H
  • S’goon Ctrl
    – Blk 261
  • Yio Chu Kang Link
    – Opp S’goon Sports Cplx
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Bef St. Helier’s Ave
    – Aft S’goon Nth Ave 1
    – Blk 133
    – Blk 138
    – Opp Gracehaven S Army
  • Hougang Ave 9
    – Hougang 1
    – Bet Blks 930/931
    – Blk 917
  • Hougang St 61 (Express)
  • Hougang Ave 8
    – Opp Montfort Sch
    – Blk 535
    – Blk 436
  • Hougang Ave 10
    – Blk 458
  • Punggol Rd
    – Opp The Rivervale
  • Sengkang East Ave
    – Blk 101
  • Rivervale Dr
    – Kangkar Stn Exit A
    – Nth Spring Pr Sch
  • Sengkang East Way
    – Blk 137
    – Blk 128
    – Blk 235
    – Sengkang Stn
    – Blk 325 CP
  • Anchorvale Link
    – Blk 319A
  • Anchorvale Dr
    – Blk 321 CP
  • Compassvale Dr
    – Opp Blk 204 CP
    – Blk 225A
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Resorts World Sentosa → Compassvale Drive (Blk 225A)
Passes Through Harbourfront, Bayfront, City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Little India, Boon Keng, Serangoon, Hougang, Sengkang
Route Length 36.7 km
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-Meter Single Decker Bus
Departure Times from Resorts World Sentosa
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
2335hrs – 0200hrs (the following day)
Frequency Direction 1
29 mins


NightRider NR6 is a late-night service connecting the city areas of Resorts World, HarbourFront, Bayfront, City Hall, River Valley, Orchard and Little India with the residential estates of Boon Keng, Potong Pasir, Serangoon, Hougang and Sengkang. 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 an short express sector along the AYE between Keppel Road and Bayfront. Most of the route follows major trunk roads from the cities to the housing estates. 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. From the City to Hougang and parts of Sengkang, Nite Owl 6N offers faster journeys by plying the Central Expressway (CTE).

NightRider NR6 was introduced on 26th May 2000 by Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS). Originally a single-directional service from Marina Centre to Sengkang, it was later converted to bi-directional loop operation. The route was extended to HarbourFront in 2007, and subsequently to Resorts World Sentosa in 2010 to serve new integrated resorts. In 2014, the route was reverted back to a single-directional night service terminating at Sengkang.

Departure Timings

  • From Resorts World Sentosa Basement, Sentosa Gateway: 2335hrs, 0004hrs, 0033hrs, 0102hrs, 0131hrs & 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.


This service uses any random rigid bus from W00dlands Bus Depot, most commonly MAN NL323F buses.



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 2023 under the Woodlands Bus Package.



  • 2000 (26 May): Introduced as a unidirectional night service from Marina Centre to Sengkang
  • 2000 (18 Dec): Converted to Marina Centre – Compassvale Rd (Loop)
  • 2002: Extended to loop at Anchorvale Link
  • 2007 (21 Sep): Extended to HarbourFront Interchange
  • 2010 (29 Jan): Extended to Resorts World Sentosa
  • 2010 (07 May): Amended to ply Bayfront Ave, sering Marina Bay Sands
  • 2011 (16 Oct): Amended to serve Middle Rd, Selegie Rd & Prinsep St with the closure of Bencoolen St
  • 2013 (29 Dec): City-bound trips amended to Anson Rd, Robinson Rd and Marina Blvd due to change in road alignment after opening of MCE. with no change in bus stops
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Converted to unidirectional operation from Marina Centre to Sengkang due to low ridership. 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:


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