Buona Vista MRT Station

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Station exit D
Address 100 North Buona Vista Road, Singapore 139345 (EWL)
150 North Buona Vista Road, Singapore 139350 (CCL)
Lines Served   East West Line
  Circle Line
Operator SMRT Trains (EWL & CCL)
Structure Elevated (EWL)
Underground (CCL)
Platform Island (EWL & CCL)
Opened 12 Mar 1988 (EWL)
8 Oct 2011 (CCL)

Buona Vista MRT Station (EW21/CC22) is an interchange station along the East-West Line (EWL) and Circle Line (CCL). Located near the junction of North Buona Vista Road and Commonwealth Road West, it was the second elevated-underground interchange station built, after Paya Lebar station.

The station is named after the surrounding area which carries the same name – translated to¬†“good sight” in Italian, the Buona Vista area¬†is hilly, which could have inspired the name.

Buona Vista Station serves a mix of commercial and residential developments, with The Star Vista mall and Rochester Mall near the station, and HDB estates at Ghim Moh and Holland Vista. It also serves Biopolis, a biomedical research and development centre and part of the one-north business park, a developing area for the R&D and high technology cluster.

First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – (EW21) Buona Vista
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 5:43am 6:11am 11:51pm
EW33 Tuas Link 6:16am 6:42am 12:15am
Circle Line – (CC22) Buona Vista
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:39am 6:00am 11:19pm
CC7 Mountbatten 11:56pm
CC12 Bartley 12:19am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:39am 6:03am 11:34pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 12:04am
CC23 one-North 12:20am

Station Layout

L4 EWL Platform A East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris
EWL Platform B East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link
L3 EWL Ticket Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre (EWL)
Linkbridge Pedestrian overhead bridge across North Buona Vista Road
L2 Transfer Linkway Paid link between EWL Platforms and CCL concourse
Shops Retail Shops (Buona Vista Xchange)
L1 Street Level Station Exits, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops (Buona Vista Xchange), SimplyGo Ticketing Service Centre
Lift Lobby Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Lift access to L2 and L4
B1 CCL Ticket Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre (CCL), Underpass across North Buona Vista Road
B2 CCL Platform A Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront
CCL Platform B Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line towards CE2NS27TE20 Marina Bay (Peak Hours)


East West Line (L4):
Platform A: East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris via EW20 Commonwealth (→)
Platform B: East West Line¬†towards EW33 Tuas Link¬†via EW22 Dover¬†(‚Üź)

Buona Vista station’s elevated East West Line platform level has two platforms in an island platform arrangement. Similar to many older stations along the Western side of the East West Line, a simple flat roof shelters the platform level, and the station is painted with a single base colour, which is Light Green for this station.

A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to both the EWL concourse level (L3) for exiting the station, and transfer linkway (L2) for transfers to the Circle Line.

Circle Line (B2):
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Platform A: Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront via CC23 one-north (‚Üí)
Platform B:
Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut via CC21 Holland Village (‚Üź)
Circle Line towards CE2NS27TE20 Marina Bay via CC21 Holland Village (Peak Hour Alternate Trains) (‚Üź)
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The underground Circle Line platform has two platforms in an island platform arrangement. The platforms are wider to accommodate more passengers at CCL interchange stations such as Buona Vista.


East West Line and Circle Line station concourses are at Level 3 and Basement 1 respectively.

Both EWL and CCL stations are connected by a transfer linkway within paid areas. Escalators and lifts lead from the CCL Concourse level (Basement 1) to the Transfer floor (Level 2) where another set of escalators and lifts connect with the EWL platform.

The CCL concourse level is also equipped with an unpaid corridor which allows pedestrians to use the station as an underpass crossing underneath North Buona Vista Road, without having to enter the rail network.

CCL Art in Transit:¬†“The Tree of Life” by Gilles Massot

Scenic tropical greenery along South Buona Vista were the earliest impressions Massot had of Singapore when he first arrived in 1981. This strong sense of nature and greenery and its association to the name Buona Vista inspired this artwork. Situated close to Rochester and Nepal Parks, The Tree of Life is an attempt to bring the over-ground landscape to the underground station. This eucalyptus tree, though not an indigenous species, has been selected as the subject for its shape and texture of the bark, as well as the colour to complement the colour scheme of the station. Dimension and movement created through the use of tiling technique brings life to the station space.

Civil Defence shelter

Buona Vista CCL station is one of eleven stations along the Circle Line designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.

Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets at Street Level (L1) for EWL Station; Ticket Concourse Level (B1) for CCL Station
  • Retail Shops at Buona Vista Xchange (L1 & L2)
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines within station
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • Top Up Kiosks
  • SimplyGo Kiosk
  • SimplyGo Ticketing Service Centre at EWL Station Level 1
    Open from 1000hrs to 1800hrs daily, except public holidays.


Buona Vista MRT station has three exits at ground level (A, C and D), all of which provide barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. An overground Exit B leads to an overhead bridge across North Buona Vista Road which does not provide disabled access.

Exit Location Nearby
A Commonwealth Avenue West Commonwealth Avenue West, Holland Drive estate, Ghim Moh estate, Buona Vista Bus Terminal, Buona Vista Community Centre, Buona Vista Neighbourhood Police Post, Civil Service College, Ghim Moh Bus Terminal, Ghim Moh Market and Food Court, Ghim Moh Valley, Holland Drive Market and Food Court, MOE Language Centre (Ghim Moh), Ulu Pandan Community Centre
B North Buona Vista Road (Southbound) Commonwealth Avenue West, Holland Drive estate, Buona Vista Bus Terminal, Civil Service College, Holland Drive Market and Food Court, Ministry of Education (MOE), The Metropolis, NTU @ One-North, Biopolis
C North Buona Vista Road (Northbound) North Buona Vista Road, Rochester Park, Rochester Mall, Park Avenue Rochester, The Rochester Condo, The Star Vista and Performing Arts Centre, Dover Heights, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Fairfield Methodist School (Primary), Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary)
D The Metropolis North Buona Vista Road, The Metropolis, Ministry of Education (MOE), Biopolis, NTU @ One-North, One-North Park, One-North Residences


Transport Connections

Buona Vista station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.


There are five official bus stops linked to Buona Vista station. Bus stops in the vicinity are also reflected.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 11191 – Commonwealth Ave West (The Star Vista) A 14, 105, 106, 147, 185
B/s 2 11361 РNth Buona Vista Rd (Buona Vista Stn Exit C) B / C 14, 74, 91, 92, 92M, 95, 95B, 191, 196, 198, 200
B/s 3 11369 РNth Buona Vista Rd (Buona Vista Stn Exit D) D 14, 74, 91, 92, 92M, 95, 191, 196, 198, 200, 200A
11199 – Commonwealth Ave West (Blk 15) A 14, 105, 106, 147, 185
B/s 5 11181 РCommonwealth Ave (Opp Blk 43) B / D 74, 74e, 91, 95, 100, 105, 106, 111, 147, 185, 191, 196, 198, 200, 200A
B/s 6 11189 РCommonwealth Ave (Blk 43) B / D 32, 74, 74e, 91, 95, 100, 105, 106, 111, 145, 147, 185, 191, 196, 198, 200


Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
B / C North Buona Vista Road (Northbound) Taxi stand (F46), pick-up/drop-off point
D North Buona Vista Road (Southbound) Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Buona Vista station, MRT Bridging Buses may be activated to ply affected stretches of the East-West Line or Circle Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
East West Line (EWL Bridging Bus)
EW1 Pasir Ris B/s 2: 11361 – Nth Buona Vista Rd (Buona Vista Stn Exit C) B / C
EW33 Tuas Link B/s 3: 11369 – Nth Buona Vista Rd (Buona Vista Stn Exit D) D
Circle Line (CCL Bridging Bus)
CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut B/s 2: 11361 РNth Buona Vista Rd (Buona Vista Stn Exit C) B / C
CC29NE1 HarbourFront B/s 3: 11369 РNth Buona Vista Rd (Buona Vista Stn Exit D) D

In the event of a large-scale rail disruption affecting multiple stations, a special bridging bus service may be activated in addition to the usual bus bridging services.

  • Boon Lay – Jurong East – Clementi – Buona Vista

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 2 & 3 when activated.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Buona Vista is an important interchange station linking the East-West Line with the Circle Line, and as such, encounters large numbers of transfer passengers between the two lines. It also benefits shopping malls, as well as offices and residential developments in the vicinity, hence passenger traffic through this station is relatively high.


Circle Line Stage 4 (CCL4) Contract C855 for the Construction and Completion of Holland Village, Buona Vista and Kent Ridge Stations including One-North Station Fit-Out Works and Tunnels was awarded to the Woh Hup Pte Ltd ‚Äď Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co, Ltd ‚ÄďAlpine Mayreder Bau GmbH Joint Venture.


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4 thoughts on “Buona Vista MRT Station

  • 9 October 2018 at 10:56 AM

    The station is used by passengers switching to the circle line to go to NUH-hospital. I could not find any guide as to how, some one who reaches the station from Jurong East can find and take the lifts to the circle line mrt lobby with a wheel chair.
    I find many stations have no clear signage to switch from mrt-mrt or mrt-lrt.
    Another bad one is Bukit Panjang LRT to Chua Chu Kang MRT…i ciukd not assist an elderly as i could not see where the lifts were…and if the person gets a fliggt if steps towards a wrong direction…it woukd be many steps to climb to reach the MRT platform!!!…no lifts are available if a wrong turn has been made!! Sorry for the elderly who have weak knees and have poor mobility . The building design is very bad without thought to elderly and the sick!!!

    • 5 January 2022 at 10:47 PM

      Hello, to go NUH Hospital is by taking Circle Line to Kent Ridge from Buona Vista

  • 23 June 2016 at 9:08 PM

    LTA should consider make a bus interchange around this MRT for at least 14 service with 35 parking lots and Ghim Moh and Buona Vista terminals can close for good

    • 16 July 2016 at 11:01 AM

      I’m not sure if there is enough space though. Plus, there is a land previously vacated by the temporary market and food centre next to Ghim Moh Bus Terminal, so LTA/MND should replace the roadside terminal with a bus interchange. As for Buona Vista, I feel that there are more parking lots for the eight existing bus services and this should not be much of a problem.


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