SBS Transit Bus Service 117

SBS Transit Bus Service 117 is a trunk service plying between Sembawang and Punggol Interchanges, passing through Canberra, Yishun, Seletar West Link and Punggol West. It connects Seletar Aerospace Park to residential estates and transport nodes, as well as shopping centres such as Waterway Point, Northpoint and Sun Plaza. Service 117 commenced operations on 20 Dec 2015 as the fifty-first (51st) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Bus Service 117 calls at an additional pair of bus stops (Visionaire / Opp Visionaire) along Canberra Link from 27 May 2018.

Route Information:

Bus Service 117: Punggol ↔ Sembawang
Direction 1
Towards Sembawang
Direction 2
Towards Punggol
  • Punggol Pl
    – Punggol Temp Int NE17PTC
  • Punggol Ctrl
    – Punggol Stn/Int NE17PTC
    – Blk 264
  • Punggol Way
    – Soo Teck Stn PW7
    – Twin Waterfalls
  • TPE (Express)
  • Jln Kayu
    – Bef Seletar Camp G
  • Piccadilly
    – Sing-China Bldg
  • Seletar Aerospace Dr
    – Aft Baker St
    – Bef Seletar A’space Rise
    – Rolls Royce Pte Ltd
    – Bef West Camp Rd
  • West Camp Rd
    – Aft Seletar A’space Lane
    – Opp Youth Flying Club
    – Opp Seletar Airport
    – Bef Shell Aviation
  • Yishun Ave 1
    – Bef Yishun Ave 8
    – Opp Blk 430B
    – The Shaughnessy
    – Orchid Country Club
    – Opp Blk 512A
    – Opp Blk 871
    – Opp Blk 816
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Opp Yishun Sports Hall
    – Bef Khatib Stn NS14
    – Blk 790
    – Yishun Stn NS13
    – Blk 154
    – Opp Darul Makmur Mque
    – Yishun Sapphire
  • Canberra Link
    – Visionaire
    – Opp Blk 589D
  • Sembawang Way
    – Sembawang Stn NS11
  • Sembawang Dr
    – Sun Plaza NS11
  • Sembawang Vista
    – Sembawang Int NS11
  • Sembawang Vista
    – Sembawang Int NS11
  • Sembawang Dr
    – Opp Sun Plaza NS11
  • Sembawang Way
    – Opp Sembawang Stn NS11
  • Canberra Link
    – Blk 589D
    – Opp Visionaire
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Opp Yishun Sapphire
    – Darul Makmur Mque
    – Blk 220
    – Opp Yishun Stn NS13
    – Opp Blk 757
    – Blk 608
    – Opp Khatib Stn NS14
    – Yishun Sports Hall
  • Yishun Ave 1
    – Blk 816
    – Blk 871
    – Blk 512A
    – Opp Orchid Country Club
    – Opp The Shaughnessy
    – Blk 430B
    – Aft Yishun Ave 8
  • West Camp Rd
    – Aft Shell Aviation
    – Seletar Airport
    – Youth Flying Club
    – Bef Seletar A’space Lane
  • Seletar Aerospace Dr
    – Aft West Camp Rd
    – Opp Rolls Royce Pte Ltd
    – Aft Seletar A’space Rise
    – Bef Baker St
  • Piccadilly
    – Opp Sing-China Bldg
  • Jln Kayu
    – Aft Seletar Camp G
  • TPE (Express)
  • Punggol Way
    – Aft TPE
    – Soo Teck Stn PW7
  • Punggol Ctrl
    – Opp Blk 264A
  • Punggol Pl
    – Punggol Temp Int NE17PTC


Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange Sembawang Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Punggol West, Seletar Aerospace Park, West Camp Rd, Khatib MRT, Yishun MRT, Canberra Link
Route Length 20.5 km (D1) | 20.3 km (D2)
Traveling Time 55 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck buses:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Punggol
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Sembawang
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 12 mins
0831-1659: 12 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 13 mins
After 1900: 14 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 12 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 13 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 14 – 15 mins
After 1900: 14 – 15 mins


Service 117 is a alternative travel option for passengers who utilize Service 85 to travel between Punggol and Yishun towns, skipping the Sengkang residential areas entirely.

It is the first service to serve new bus stops for upcoming developments along Yishun Avenue 1, connecting future residents to Khatib MRT.

The service plies Yishun Avenue 2 and Canberra Link, providing a faster and shorter travel option between Yishun and Sembawang MRT stations as compared to Services 858 and 859.

Service 117 is also the first SBS Transit Bus Service to serve Sembawang Bus Interchange, which was previously fully served by SMRT Buses.

On 24 Apr 2016, Bus Service 117 was amended to ply West Camp Rd, calling at 4 additional sets of bus stops including Seletar Airport. The express sector along Seletar West Link was omitted This enhanced connectivity for Seletar Aerospace Park commuters to Sembawang and Punggol.
(See also: Route Amendment of Bus Service 117 to West Camp Rd)

MRT / LRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Yishun Ave 1 (Bef Yishun Ave 8) → Sembawang Int
    Daily: 0600hrs

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on here.


Operator History:

  • 20 Dec 2015 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package.


  • 2015 (20 Dec): Introduced under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), plying between Punggol and Sembawang. Designated wheelchair accessible bus service at launch (WAB).
  • 2016 (24 Apr): Amended to ply West Camp Rd instead of express along Seletar West Link.
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Calls at an additional bus stop along Punggol Ctrl (B/S 65259 Punggol Stn/Int)
  • 2018 (27 May): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Canberra Link (Visionaire / Opp Visionaire)

Past Routings of Service 117

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 117

  • 15 May 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Yes agree on increasing the frequency of bus 117 as it is the only bus that serves the many new and upcoming HDB and condo developments along Yishun Ave 1.

  • 15 September 2017 at 12:01 AM

    One of the few bus services in which both termini it serves are not run by the same operator as the service!

  • 12 August 2016 at 8:56 AM

    Dear officer,

    Can we increase frequency of the bus 117? We are staying in Skies Miltonia. We need to wait for the bus ~12-15 minutes during non-peak hours. Our kids need to take this bus after school.
    Even though we have free shuttle bus, but the free shuttle bus has tea break time and is 30 minutes interval.


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