Bus Services – Singapore

Singapore’s public buses are run by four bus operators (SBS Transit, SMRT Buses, Tower Transit, Go-Ahead Singapore,) offering affordable and convenient transport all round the island. Private bus operators offer City Direct, Premium and Free Shuttle Buses as an alternate means of travelling around.

Bus Services:





Basic Bus Services
Trunk and Feeder bus services operated by Public Transport Operators.
Basic bus services are the main form of bus services being offered in Singapore, providing daily bus connections across the island with a vast network of bus routes. There are over 300 trunk routes in Singapore, with more under planning under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Currently, basic bus services are offered by public transport operators (PTOs) SBS Transit, SMRT Buses, Tower Transit as well as Go-Ahead, each with their own areas of responsibility. They usually operate between 5:00am to 1:00am the next day, with selected routes having extended operating hours during eves of Public Holidays.

There are two main forms of basic bus services: Trunk services and Feeder services. Trunk services are spread all across the island, usually connecting between different towns. Feeder services provide localized bus connections within a single residential town.

Furthermore, Short-Trip services are scheduled departures that perform only a part of their parent service.

Trunk Services 2 - 100:

Trunk Services 101 - 405:

101 102 103 105 106 107/M 109 110
111 112 113 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 (M) 124 125 127 128 129 130
131 (M) 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 (M) 140
141 142 143 (M) 145 147 (E) 150
151 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160
161 162/M 163 (M) 165 166 167 168 169 170 (A) / (X)
171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180
181 (M) 182/M 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190
191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200
201
246 247 248 249 251 252 253 254 255 257
258
400 401 402 403 405

Trunk Services 700 - 991:

70x 700/A
82x 825
85x 851 852 853/# 854 855 856 857 858 859 (A) (B)
86x 860
88x 882 883
92x 925/# 926 927
95x 950
96x 960 961/# 962 963 964 965 966 969
97x 970 972 973 974 975 979 (M)
98x 980 981 983 985
99x 990 991

Refer to Express Bus Services below for Services such as 850E, 851e, 868, 951E, 982E, etc.
Refer to Feeder Bus Services below for Services such as 920, 922, 941, 944, 945, 947, etc.

Feeder Bus Services:

Apart from normal Feeder Bus Services, several are branded as Townlink (for SBS Transit) and Intra-town (for SMRT Buses). These two-part routes serve the Town Centre twice in a single trip, allowing commuters to connect between different parts of a residential town without having to change buses.

Series Interchange Services
22x Bedok 222 225G/W 228 229
23x Toa Payoh 231 232 235 238
24x Boon Lay 240 (M) 241 242 243G/W
26x Ang Mo Kio
*Ang Mo Kio Depot
261 262 265* 268* 269
27x Bukit Merah 272 273
28x Clementi 282 284 285
29x Tampines 291 292 293
Tampines Concourse 298
30x Choa Chu Kang 300 301 302 307/E 308
31x Serangoon 315 317
32x Hougang Central 324 325 329
33x Jurong East 333 334 335
35x Pasir Ris 354 358 359
37x Sengkang 371 372
Compassvale 374
38x Punggol 381 382G/W 386
41x Bishan 410G/W
80x Yishun 800 803 804 805 806 807
81x 811/E 812/E
90x Woodlands Regional 900/A 901 902 903 (M) 904
91x 911/E 912 (A / B / E / M) 913/E
92x Bukit Panjang 920 922
94x Bukit Batok 941 944 945 947
Route Variants

Closely associated with their parent services, Route Variants serve similar catchment areas and are operated either within or outside of their parent service’s operating hours. They differ from Short Trip Services in that they are operated similar to independent trunk routes.

A few types of route variants exist. Some are supplementary routes introduced to ply crowded stretches of their parent trunk routes, operating alongside them either full-day or only during the weekday peak hours. Others operate outside of their parent service’s operating hours (e.g. weekday nights and weekends), plying slightly different routes. Other unique examples are also operated.

7A 7B 17A 35M 43M 53M 63M 70M 92M 98M 107M 123M
131M 139M 143M 162M 163M 170A 170X 181M 182M 240M 700A 859A
859B 900A 903M  912M 979M
Short Trips

Main article: Short-Trip services

Short-Trip services are short-haul trips that operate only along a segment of their parent route and incorporate the suffix A, B, C and even W (with exceptions such as 17A or 700A which are Route Variants). Some of them (like 170A and 179A) operate like Route Variants, further blurring the two types.

A full list of Short-Trip services can be found at the main article linked above. They are also described in their parent service’s individual articles.


Cross Border Services
Bus services operating between Singapore and Malaysia.
A subset of trunk routes, Cross-Border Bus Services ply between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia, via two land crossings at Woodlands and Tuas. More information on other services and operators can be found in the Cross Border Bus Services section below.

Local Public Transport Operators
160 170 170X 950

Check out Bus Transport in Johor Bahru for more information on Bus services operating within Johor Bahru.


Express & City Direct Services
Includes Express, Fast-Forward and City Direct bus services.

Express bus services incorporate express sectors along their route and charge distance-based Express fares, which are more expensive than basic fares.

Three main types of Express services exist. Full Day express services offer connections from housing estates to the City, or between housing estates. Limited-stop express services closely mirror their parent route but call at fewer bus stops along the way. SBS Transit brands their limited-stop express routes as Fast-Forward routes. Finally, CBD express services are the most numerous, connecting housing estates to the Central Business District (CBD) and operating only during the peak hours.

City Direct Services introduced as part of the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) also fall the CBD Express category. Operated by Private Bus Operators, several services are slowly being handed over to Public Transport Operator (PTO) control.

Full Day Express Services 502506518, 851e
Limited-stop Express Services
(including Fast-Forward)
10e, 12e, 14e, 30e, 74e, 89e, 97e, 147e, 151e, 174e196e
188E854E963E (188R, 963R)
CBD Express Services
(including City Direct)
502A, 513, 518A850E, 868951E971E, 982E
651652653654655656657658659, 660661, 662, 663, 664, 665, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672

Special Bus Services

Rail Replacement Services
During MRT Disruptions

Rail replacement services operate when there are service disruptions to the rail network during MRT/LRT operating hours to bridge commuters to unaffected stations for them to continue their journey.

Rail Replacement Services
Service No. Description Sector
478 East-West Line Free Bridging Bus Pasir Ris – Tuas Link
TBC East-West Line Free Bridging Bus Tanah Merah – Changi Airport
477 North-South Line Free Bridging Bus Jurong East – Marina South Pier
TBC North-East Line Free Bridging Bus Harbourfront – Punggol
479 Circle Line Free Bridging Bus Dhoby Ghaut – Harbourfront
TBC Circle Line Free Bridging Bus Promenade – Marina Bay
TBC Downtown Line Free Bridging Bus Bukit Panjang – Expo
476 Bukit Panjang LRT Free Bridging Bus
(LRT A & LRT B)
LRT Shuttle A
Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang (Loop) via Senja
LRT Shuttle B
Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang (Loop) via Petir
TBC Sengkang LRT Free Bridging Bus West Loop
Sengkang – Fernvale (Loop) via Cheng Lim
East Loop
Sengkang – Bakau (Loop) via Ranggung
TBC Punggol LRT Free Bridging Bus West Loop
Punggol – Punggol Point (Loop) via Soo Teck
East Loop
Punggol – Riviera (Loop) via Cove

 

With the early closure of MRT Stations for rail renewal works, engineering works or re-signalling works, Shuttle Bus Services operate to shuttle commuters between affected MRT Stations. These bus services charges regular distance fare based on the distance between MRT Stations by rail, except free bus bridging services where specified.

Click on the Service Number or Description to view the related article.

Service No. Description Dates Affected Fare
600 Joo Koon – Bukit Gombak Bus Parallel Service Sundays
05 Jun 2016 – 30 Oct 2016
Similar to MRT Distance
601 Lakeside – Joo Koon Bus Parallel Service 14 & 21 Apr 2017 Similar to MRT Distance
602 Lakeside – Boon Lay Bus Parallel Service 14 & 21 Apr 2017 Similar to MRT Distance
603 Tanah Merah – Changi Airport Bus Parallel Service
(via Expo)
28 Apr 2017 & 05 May 2017
(Cancelled on 05 May 2017)
Similar to MRT Distance
604 Tanah Merah – Changi Airport Bus Parallel Service
(Direct; Skips Expo)
28 Apr 2017 & 05 May 2017
(Cancelled on 05 May 2017)
Similar to MRT Distance
609 Downtown Line Shuttle Service
(Bukit Panjang – Chinatown)
Sundays
14 May 2017 – 27 Aug 2017
(Except 25 Jun 2017)
Similar to MRT Distance
476 Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Service Sundays
12 Nov 2017 – 31 Dec 2017
Similar to LRT Distance
602 Tuas Link – Joo Koon Free Bus Bridging Service 16 – 19 Nov 2017 Free
602 Joo Koon – Gul Circle Free Shuttle Bus Service 20 Nov 2017 – 26 May 2018
(Except Sundays from 29 Apr – 27 May)
Free
481 Shuttle 1
Outram Park – Jurong East Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
Similar to MRT Distance
483 Shuttle 2
Jurong East – Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
Similar to MRT Distance
485 Shuttle 3
Joo Koon – Tuas Link Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
Similar to MRT Distance
486 Shuttle 4
Jurong East – Choa Chu Kang Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
Similar to MRT Distance
492 Express 5
Boon Lay – Outram Park Shuttle Bus Service
Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
Similar to MRT Distance
487 Shuttle 7
Aljunied – Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
05 – 28 Jan 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
489 Shuttle 8
Tanah Merah – Changi Airport Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
05 – 28 Jan 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
494 Shuttle 11
Aljunied – MacPherson Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
05 – 28 Jan 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
495 Express 12
Changi Airport – Bugis Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
05 – 28 Jan 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
481 Shuttle 1
Buona Vista – Raffles Place Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
483 Shuttle 2
Joo Koon – Buona Vista Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
485 Shuttle 3
Tuas Link – Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
492 Express 5
Boon Lay – Outram Park Shuttle Bus Service
Saturdays & Sundays
03 Mar – 29 Apr 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
476 Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Service Sundays
15 April 2018 – 28 Oct 2018
Similar to LRT Distance
498 Shuttle 6
Raffles Place – Paya Lebar Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
487 Shuttle 7
Paya Lebar – Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
489 Shuttle 8
Tanah Merah – Changi Airport Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
495 Express 12
Changi Airport – Bugis Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
491 Express 13
Bedok – Bedok North Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
493 Express 15
Clementi – Beauty World Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
482 Shuttle 9
Yishun – Newton Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
04 May – 27 May 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
484 Express 16
Ang Mo Kio – Serangoon Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
04 May – 27 May 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
488 Shuttle 10
Woodlands – Ang Mo Kio Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
01 Jun – 01 Jul 2018, except 15, 16 & 17 Jun
Similar to MRT Distance
490 Express 17
Woodlands – Bukit Panjang Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
01 Jun – 01 Jul 2018, except 15, 16 & 17 Jun
Similar to MRT Distance
458 Shuttle 11
Bukit Batok – Sembawang Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
06 Jul – 28 Jul 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
483 Shuttle 2
Buona Vista – Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
03 Aug – 30 Sep 2018,
except 10 – 12 Aug, 17 – 19 Aug & 14 – 16 Sep
Similar to MRT Distance
486 Shuttle 4
Jurong East – Choa Chu Kang Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
03 Aug – 30 Sep 2018,
except 10 – 12 Aug, 17 – 19 Aug & 14 – 16 Sep
Similar to MRT Distance
TBC
Express 5
Boon Lay – Buona Vista Shuttle Bus Service
Saturdays & Sundays
04 Aug – 30 Sep 2018,
except 11 – 12 Aug, 18 – 19 Aug & 15 – 16 Sep
Similar to MRT Distance

Premium Services
including Central Business District, Changi Business Park services & Bus-Pooling Services
Main Article: Premium Services, Changi Business Park Premium Services

Operated by private bus operators, Premium Bus Services (PBS) offers a fully air-conditioned ride and a guaranteed seat on board. These services charge at least 1.5 times the fare of their basic bus/rail equivalents, and cater to a niche market of commuters. Most of these services ply between the Central Business District and outlying housing estates.

Bus-Pooling Subscription-Based Services such as GrabShuttle requires commuters to pay & book a seat in advance before riding.

GrabShuttle Bus Routes

Check out over 175 routes operated by GrabShuttle across the island here!

GrabShuttle Plus Stopping Points

GrabShuttle Plus currently operates in Punggol & Sengkang.

ShareTransport at Mapletree Business City

Check out more than 20 ShareTransport buspool routes here!

Premium Bus Services

Please follow this link for a complete list of Private Bus Services.


Shuttle Bus Services
Regular Free Shuttle Bus Routes to hospitals, shopping centres, universities, and other places of interest.
Including Sentosa Bus Services.
Usually operated by Private Bus Operators, Shuttle Bus Services are free bus services which either operate on a regular basis or on a ad-hoc basis. A full list of Shuttle Bus Services is under construction.

Regular Shuttle Bus Service networks include:

Changi Airport Shuttle Buses:

Campus Shuttle Buses:

Shopping Centre Shuttle Services:

Tourist Attraction Shuttle Bus Services:

  • Sentosa Bus Services
    Sentosa Bus A: Beach Station – Imbiah Lookout – Siloso Point – Resorts World Sentosa – Beach Station
    Sentosa Bus B: Beach Station – Sentosa Cove / W Hotel – Palawan Beach – Sentosa Golf Club – Sofitel Singapore – Beach Station

Night Buses
Night services operating till 2:00am on Fridays, Saturdays and Eves of Public Holidays

Cross Border Services
Bus services operating between Singapore and Malaysia.
Offered by both Public Transport Operators and Private Bus Operators, Cross-Border Bus Services ply between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia, via two land crossings at Woodlands and Tuas.

Local Public Transport Operators 
160 170 170X 950
JB Public Transport Operators 
CW1 CW2 CW3 CW4 CW4S CW5 CW6
Private Bus Operators
AC7 TS1 TS3 TS6 TS8
JB Local Bus Services

Check out Bus Transport in Johor Bahru for more information on Bus services operating within Johor Bahru.





Private Bus Services

This section concerns Bus Services operated by Private Bus Operators which charge a fare.

1. Scheme B Bus Services

Also known as Supplementary Public Transport Services, they are operated by private bus operators since their introduction in 1974 to supplement existing SBS bus routes. These services operate on weekdays, running forward trips during the morning peak hours, and return trips during the evening peak hours.

621 623 625 640

2. Resorts World Sentosa Bus Services

Bus services serving the Resorts World Sentosa Integrated Resort. These include RWS8 and TS8.

SBS Transit Bus Service 123 also serves Resorts World Sentosa, but only towards Beach Station Bus Terminal.

3. Jurong Island Bus Services

Bus services serving industries at Jurong Island, operated by Woodlands Transport.

715 (A) 716 718

Withdrawn Bus Services

Non-revenue bus operations:

14 thoughts on “Bus Services – Singapore

  • 4 July 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    What is the operating hours for Service No. 2?

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  • 2 July 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    Im staying at Eunos Link. Is there direct premium bus to SIT Dover ?

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