Bishan Bus Interchange

Bishan Bus Interchange is a bus interchange serving Bishan New Town in Singapore. Located at Bishan Street 13, it links up with Bishan MRT Station, Junction 8 Shopping Centre, Bishan Public Library, Bishan Community Centre and CPF Bishan Building. An entrance to the Circle Line is right next to the interchange.


Name Bishan Bus Interchange | 碧山巴士转换站
Address 514 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 570514
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Anchor Operator SBS Transit
Bus Routes 10 (SBS Transit)
Berths 4 boarding berths | 2 alighting berths
Rail Connection  NS17  CC15   Bishan
Bishan Interchange - Concourse
Bishan Interchange – Concourse

Brief History:

  • 1985: Bishan Bus Terminal set up
  • 1989: Bishan Bus Interchange built

The building of Bishan Bus Interchange was first planned to support the development of Bishan as a new town. Only one bus service, Service 56, connected between Toa Payoh and Bishan Street 13. In December 1985, a temporary bus terminal (Bishan Bus Terminal) was set up near Blk 510 to cater for Service 56 as well as new bus services.

On Sunday, 30th April 1989, the new interchange became operational, and linked to the Bishan MRT Station opened two years before, giving commuters greater convenience for Bus-MRT transfers. It was built in a unique square design with the covered interchange concourse surrounding the open-air bus park.

Interchange facilities:

  • Interchange offices (SBST)
  • Ticket Office provision
  • Drivers lounge
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information board & Bus arrival display
  • Service guide rack
  • Toilets

Bus Services:

Service Berth Destination Remarks
50 B5 Punggol
52 B3 Jurong East
53 B5 ↺ Changi Airport
54 B4 Kampong Bahru
55 B4 Upper East Coast
55B B4 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 (Blk 443) Short Trip Service
56 B5 Marina Centre
57 B3 Bukit Merah
58 B6 Pasir Ris
59 B6 Changi Village
410G B4 ↺ Shunfu Road
410W B3 ↺ Shunfu Road

Berth Allocation:

Berth Services
B1 Alighting berth
B2 Alighting berth
B3 52, 57, 410W
B4 54, 55/55B, 410G
B5 50, 53, 56
Circle Line Rail Bridging Service towards HarbourFront
B6 58, 59
Circle Line Rail Bridging Service towards Dhoby Ghaut

Gallery: (November 2016)

Gallery: (April 2013)

External Links & References:

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15 thoughts on “Bishan Bus Interchange

  • 26 March 2024 at 5:09 PM

    Qualifications for Bishan ITH:

    – Linked with MRT: ✅
    – Linked with Shopping Mall: ✅
    – Linked with Housing: ❌ (unless CP is moved and Housing is built on TOP of interchange, likely causing inconvenience for 5 years or so )
    – Air-Conditioned: ❌

    So the only way Bishan can become ITH is to rebuild it at the open field next to Junction 8, with a new condo on top and link to Circle Line entrance.

  • 7 December 2023 at 10:04 AM

    Also if Bishan was closed, Bishan would lose its only bus interchange. Most services will have to terminate at Ang Mo Kio or Toa Payoh, making some services inconvenient.
    Take 53, which would be made horribly Long if amended to Toa Payoh, but unnecessary if amended to AMK (already got 24 there). Bishan residents will lose their easy City Bus services (56, 57, and 58/59). Don’t even get started on the feeders 410G/W

    • 14 February 2024 at 11:29 AM

      I would want Bishan to become an ITH integrated with an condo called Bishan8 (A new mall & condo next to Junction 8).

      Wished parking lots & boarding berths
      14 end-on parking lots (3 spare berths) with three svcs having 3 end-on lots and the rest having 2 end-on lots

  • 7 December 2023 at 9:53 AM

    I noticed that some ppl want this closed, some want to turn it to ITH.

    In my opinion, I feel that the space required for an ITH to be built at Bishan is not sufficient if not considering the empty space beside Junction 8 (though I think it would be great if Bishan was ITH)


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