SMRT NightRider Bus NR8

SMRT NightRider NR8 is an overnight bus route running from Marina Centre Terminal to Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, passing through City Hall, Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard, Tanglin, Holland, Clementi and Bukit Batok Central.

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 NR8: Marina Centre → Bukit Batok West Ave 5

  • Raffles Blvd
    – Marina Ctr Ter
  • Raffles Ave
    – Bef Temasek 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
    – Liang Ct
    – UE Sq
    – Bef AA Ctr
  • Killiney Rd (Express)
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn
  • Grange Rd (Express)
  • Orchard Link (Express)
  • Orchard Turn
    – Opp Ngee Ann City
  • Orchard Blvd
    – Bef Orchard Stn Exit B
    – Opp Four Seasons Hotel
    – Bef Tomlinson Rd
  • Grange Rd
    – Grange Residences
  • Napier Rd
    – British Council
    – Opp S’pore Botanic Gdns
  • Holland Rd
    – Aft Min of Foreign Affairs
    – CSC Dempsey Clubhse
    – Aft Peirce Rd
    – Lien Twrs
    – Aft Estoril Mans
  • Holland Ave
    – Holland V Stn Exit A
    – Blk 9
  • C’wealth Ave
    – Opp Blk 43
  • C’wealth Ave West
    – Buona Vista Stn
    – Blk 19A CP
    – SP SMA
    – Dover Stn
    – Opp Sch Of Science & Tech
    – Blk 410
    – Opp Blk 329
    – Clementi Stn
    – Opp Blk 317
    – Nan Hua Pr Sch
    – Aft ITE West (Clementi)
  • Toh Tuck Ave
    – Bef Toh Tuck Link
    – Opp SMRT Ulu Pandan Depot
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
    – Opp Burgundy Hill
    – Opp Parkview Apts
    – Blk 290H
    – Keming Pr Sch
    – Blk 229
  • Bt Batok Ctrl
    – Blk 628
  • Bt Batok West Ave 2
    – Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Opp Blk 305
    – Opp Blk 315
  • Bt Batok West Ave 4
    – Blk 419
  • Bt Batok West Ave 7
    – Opp Blk 336
    – HomeTeamNS
  • Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Opp Blk 347
    – Bt Gombak Stn
    – Blk 531


  • No Boarding at Marina Centre Terminal
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Marina Centre Bus Terminal → Bukit Batok West Ave 5 (Blk 531)
Passes Through City Hall, Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard, Tanglin, Holland, Clementi, Bukit Batok Central
Route Length 24.7 km
Travelling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet 12-Meter Single Decker Buses /
18-Meter Articulated Buses (Eves of Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Marina Centre
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
2335hrs – 0200hrs (the following day)
Frequency Direction 1
29 mins

NightRider NR8 is a late-night service connecting the city areas of Marina Centre, City Hall, River Valley and Orchard with the residential estates of Holland, Clementi, Bukit Batok and Bukit Gombak (Bukit Batok West). 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 follows major trunk roads for the most of its route. 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: 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.

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 2023 under the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package.


  • 2000 (26 May): Introduced as a bidirectional night service between Bukit Batok Int and Bedok Int
  • 2003 (01 Jul): Route shortened to start from Marina Centre and loop at Bukit Batok. Deleted portion was replaced by NR7’s route amendment
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Converted to unidirectional operation from Marina Centre to Bukit Batok due to low ridership. Revised departure times from 11:35pm to 2:00am, and City-bound return services ceased to operate.
  • 2017 (17 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:


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