Bukit Merah Bus Interchange

Bukit Merah Bus Interchange is located at Bukit Merah Central and serves commercial areas and residential estates around Bukit Merah. Nearby facilities include industrial buildings, a polyclinic and a library. This is one of the few bus interchanges that does not serve an MRT station.


Name Bukit Merah Bus Interchange | 红山巴士转换站
Address 3591 Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 159840
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package
Anchor Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Bus Routes SBS Transit – 13
SMRT Buses – 1
Tower Transit – 1
Berths 6 sawtooth berths, 2 alighting berths
Rail Connection NA

Brief History:

Bukit Merah Bus Interchange commenced operations on 14 February 1981, serving the Bukit Merah estate. Located at Bukit Merah Central, feeder bus services connect it with residential estates around Telok Blangah and Bukit Purmei. Sometime after its opening (likely in the 1990s-2000s), an overhead bridge over Bukit Merah Central was added, along with a driver’s canteen on the second floor.

The layout of the interchange has changed little since its opening over 30 years ago. Between 2013 and 2014, Addition & Alteration Works (Contract VT360) were carried out by JS Metal Pte. Ltd. at a contract sum of S$1,183,200.00, which covered general refurbishment work and re-roofing of the shelters extending over the boarding berths.

Interchange facilities:

  • Interchange offices (SBS Transit + SMRT Buses)
  • SimplyGo Ticket Office
    Opening Hours: 1200hrs – 1930hrs daily
    Closed for meal break 1545hrs to 1645hrs daily
  • Top Up Kiosks
  • Drivers lounge
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Boarding and alighting berths
  • Information board & Bus arrival display
  • Service Guide Rack
  • Toilets
  • Interactive Touchscreen Panels
  • Mobile Charging Points
  • Water Cooler
  • Umbrella Dispenser

An overhead bridge connects the interchange to Bukit Merah Town Centre across the road.

Bus Services:

Service Berth Destination Remarks
5 B6 Pasir Ris
16 B3 Bedok
16M B3 Bedok
57 B6 Bishan
75 TBC Gali Batu [From 17 Dec 2023]
123 B1 Beach Station (Sentosa)
131 B5 St. Michael’s
132 B6 Hougang Central
139 B1 Toa Payoh
153 B1 Hougang Central
167 B3 Sembawang
176 B2 Bukit Panjang
198 B2 Boon Lay
272 B5 ↺ Telok Blangah Rise
273 B2 ↺ Henderson Road
851 B3 Yishun

Berth Allocation:

Berth Services
B1 123, 139, 153
B2 176, 198, 273
B3 16/16M, 167, 851
B5 131, 272
B6 5, 57, 132


October 2021:

June 2016:

Layout of Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Layout of Bukit Merah Bus Interchange

External Links & References:

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9 thoughts on “Bukit Merah Bus Interchange

  • 25 September 2022 at 1:34 PM

    Can hv a bus service that link telok blangah heights to crescent, rise etc?

  • 18 July 2022 at 8:13 AM

    Hi, need to feedback about bus 132 morning
    Routine, it is always long wait and we only hv 1 bus to go work in Orchard area, due to this we always late for work, other buses can see so many trips, buy why only 132 is always no bus?
    Kindly look into this matter and hope improvement to be seen, anyway, we wait for 132 bus after Bukit Merah interchange 1 stop at Henderson Road. THANK YOU

  • 28 December 2021 at 8:45 AM

    Service route 51 should shortages to the area with the service route 198 to jurong east. Hopefully the lta planning officer will look into this service

  • 6 September 2021 at 10:31 PM

    Chan,that person is me.
    By the way in October Bt Merah is 14 SBST ,1 SMRT & 1 TTS.

    • 28 November 2023 at 9:41 AM

      Liar 2023 is 13 Sbst 2 Smrt

      • 30 November 2023 at 7:23 AM

        I mean 13 Sbst, 2smrt 1 tt

  • 30 March 2018 at 1:01 PM

    i remember one day someone reply on fb in lta fb page that should build a int near redhill mrt as this int is too far from redhill mrt so i suggest that reconstruct delta sports hall and create a int in delta sports hall and named as redhill intergrated transport hub and demolish bt merah int and rumah tinggi bus ter, and the same person say that was a great idea. Maybe lta can consider my idea.

    • 6 September 2021 at 10:30 PM

      Just writing a feedback on the state of the Bukit merah bus interchange, the screen shows that there are charging point, but in reality, there is none, hope that supervisor can install charging points on 2 separate area of the interchange, as a public customer the only place to charge is the telok blangah park sheltered area, near to the toilet.
      So I was hoping the appropriate personal can install the charging points, like mentioned 2 separate points , 2 or 4 charging point each, it’s not only for myself but it’s for all, propose it to use it only for charging with a cross sitting tool to wait while charging a device.

      please look into this.

    • 21 April 2022 at 4:43 PM

      This is probably one of the oldest bus interchanges in singapore, and is located near bukit merah town centre, so I doubt LTA would move this bus interchange.


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