SBS Transit Bus Service 121

SBS Transit Bus Service 121 is a residential trunk route travelling between Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal and Telok Blangah Rise, passing through Ganges Avenue, Tiong Bahru MRT, Kim Tian Road and Telok Blangah Way / Crescent / Rise.

Bus Service 121 will be amended to start from Shenton Way Bus Terminal as part of the as part of the TEL3 Bus Service Changes from 17 Dec 2023.
The effective date was delayed by 1 week from 10 Dec 2023 in an update by the Land Transport Authority on 28 Nov 2023.

Kampong Bahru Ter
↺ Telok Blangah Rise (Loop)
10499 Kampong Bahru Ter Spooner Rd
10049 Opp Kampong Bahru Ter Kg Bahru Rd
10017 Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3TE17 Eu Tong Sen St
06011 Outram Pk Stn Exit 7 EW16NE3TE17 Outram Rd
06051 Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Rd
06071 Havelock Stn Exit 2 TE16 Zion Rd
06081 Havelock Stn Exit 3 TE16 Zion Rd
10221 Ganges Ctr Ganges Ave
10231 Blk 51 CP Ganges Ave
10389 Blk 48 Lower Delta Rd
10169 Tiong Bahru Stn EW17 Tiong Bahru Rd
10121 Blk 126 CP Kim Tian Rd
10071 Blk 111 Jln Bt Merah
10501 Blk 104 Jln Bt Merah
10369 Opp Cendex Ctr Lower Delta Rd
14039 Opp St. Theresa's Convent Lower Delta Rd
14291 Blk 27 Telok Blangah Way
14269 Blk 10 Telok Blangah Cres
14259 Blk 11 Telok Blangah Cres
14279 Blk 25 Telok Blangah Way
14319 Blk 28 Telok Blangah Rise
14489 Blk 36 Mkt/FC Telok Blangah Rise
14309 Blk 41 Telok Blangah Rise
14379 Blk 40 Lower Delta Rd
14031 St. Theresa's Convent Lower Delta Rd
10361 Cendex Ctr Lower Delta Rd
10079 Blk 201 Jln Bt Merah
10129 Blk 121 Kim Tian Rd
10151 Ctrl Green Condo Tiong Bahru Rd
10161 Opp Tiong Bahru Stn EW17 Tiong Bahru Rd
10381 Opp Blk 48 Lower Delta Rd
10239 Blk 79 Ganges Ave
10229 Opp Harvest Mansions Ganges Ave
06069 Aft Furama RiverFront Outram Rd
06049 Bef Outram Flyover Outram Rd
06029 Outram Pk Stn Exit 1 EW16NE3TE17 Outram Rd
10011 Bef Neil Rd New Bridge Rd
10041 Bef Kampong Bahru Ter Kg Bahru Rd
10499 Kampong Bahru Ter Spooner Rd


[From 17 Dec 2023]

  • No alighting is allowed at Shenton Way Ter.
  • Service 121 serves Bus Stop 03218 – Opp MAS Bldg, Shenton Way both towards Telok Blangah Rise & Shenton Way Ter (for alighting only)
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal ↺ Telok Blangah Rise (Loop)
[From 17 Dec 2023]
Shenton Way Bus Terminal ↺ Telok Blangah Rise (Loop)
Passes Through Outram Rd, Ganges Ave, Tiong Bahru Rd, Jln Bt Merah, Lower Delta Rd, Telok Blangah Cres
Route Length 15.5 km
Travelling Time 65 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)
Current Fleet Single-deck & Double-deck buses
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Kampong Bahru
[From 17 Dec 2023]
Shenton Way
05:55 – 23:30
[From 17 Dec 2023]
05:50 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
Loop Service 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 10 11 mins 9 12 mins 8 10 mins 10 13 mins
Saturdays 11 13 mins 9 12 mins 10 13 mins 10 14 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 10 14 mins 9 12 mins 10 13 mins 10 15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares


Service 121 provides residents of Telok Blangah, Kim Tian and Havelock with greater connectivity to Tiong Bahru and Outram Park MRT Stations, along with other amenities in the vicinity. It is the twenty-fifth (25th) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), and the second new BSEP service originating from New Bridge Road after Service 120.

The inter-town service improves on existing bus connections between the estates at Telok Blangah Way / Crescent / Rise, Kim Tian and Ganges Avenue, and providing the much-needed bus connection between the estates and Tiong Bahru MRT Station. The service also calls at a new pair of bus stops along Kim Tian Road, which had no bus services plying the stretch prior to the introduction of this service.

For the Telok Blangah Estates, Service 121 closely duplicates the existing Feeder Service 272, which does not connect to any MRT station. Residents enjoyed better connectivity to Tiong Bahru MRT with the new service, which also relieves demand on Service 195.

The service will be amended to Shenton Way Bus Terminal as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line 3 Bus Service Rationalisation via Cantonment Road / Cantonment Link from 17 December 2023. This replaces the lost sector of Services 75 with its amendment to Bukit Merah Int on the same day. The amendment was planned to take effect from 10 December 2023, but was delayed by 1 week in an announcement by the Land Transport Authority on 28 November 2023.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • [Till 16 Dec 2023]
    Telok Blangah Way (Blk 27) 
     Kampong Bahru Ter
    Weekdays: 05:45, 05:54, 06:03 & 06:12
    Saturdays: 05:45, 05:56 & 06:08
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 06:00 & 06:10
  • [From 17 Dec 2023]
    Telok Blangah Way (Blk 27) Shenton Way Ter
    Weekdays & Saturdays: 05:45 till before first bus from Shenton Way Ter
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 06:00 till before first bus from Shenton Way Ter

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Operator History:
  • 2014 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2029 under the Bukit Merah Bus Package.

  • 2014 (16 Mar): Introduced between New Bridge Road Ter and Telok Blangah Rise (Loop) under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
  • 2014 (29 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (10 Mar): Amended to Kampong Bahru Ter. First bus departure timings from Kampong Bahru brought forward by 5 minutes.
  • 2018 (18 Nov): Start of operations under Bukit Merah Bus Package (Tendered Contract); Start of regular double decker bus deployments.
  • 2023 (17 Dec): Amended to Shenton Way Ter as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line 3 Bus Service Rationalisation, replacing lost sector of Service 75 along Cantonment Road and Cantonment Link, initially announced to take effect on 10 Dec 2023.

Past Routings

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6 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 121

  • 17 November 2023 at 11:13 AM

    75 and 121 amended instead of using 107 to cover 167 Bukit Merah to Raffles Place sector.

  • 27 June 2020 at 10:30 PM

    One possible route enhancement can be done for 121 is to amend it to Chin Swee Road and Havelock Road in both directions while skipping Tiong Bahru Rd (Blk 55), Zion Road and Outram Road (Aft Furama RiverFront and Bef Outram Flyover). The lost Outram Road- Zion Road sector is already covered by 75, 970 and the future TEL station. This amendment will enhance connectivity between Outram Park MRT and Jalan Kukoh estate which is currently only served by 174/174e along Chin Swee Road as well as bringing the residents to nearby amenities such as Tiong Bahru Plaza.

  • 16 November 2019 at 12:42 AM

    Will it be possible to let 121 amend to serve SPD Ability Centre?

  • 5 January 2019 at 10:35 PM

    I saw 121 had a cdge b9tl…

    • 23 March 2019 at 4:26 PM

      I saw the same B9TL just a few weeks ago if I recall, but it was in the original SBS livery.

    • 27 May 2022 at 5:05 PM

      i recorded 121 with a cdge b9tl long long time ago


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