SBS Transit Bus Service 139A

SBS Transit Bus Service 139A is a Short-Trip Service variant of Bus Service 139.

The route plies from Toa Payoh Int and ends at Jln Bahagia (Bet Blks 33/34). It only operates on weekday evening peak hours, except on Public Holidays. It commenced service on 12 Dec 2022, replacing withdrawn bus service 139M.

Toa Payoh Int
→ Bet Blks 33/34
52009 Toa Payoh Int A2 NS19 Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52079 Opp Trellis Twrs Jln Toa Payoh
50161 Bef Jln Dusun Balestier Rd
50171 Zhongshan Mall Balestier Rd
52401 Blk 102 Jln Rajah
52411 Blk 105 Jln Rajah
52451 Blk 114 Whampoa Rd
52129 Blk 29 Jln Bahagia
52109 Bet Blks 33/34 Jln Bahagia
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Toa Payoh Bus Interchange → Jalan Bahagia (Bet Blks 33/34)
Passes Through Balestier Rd, Jln Rajah
Route Length 4.0 km
Travelling Time 20 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan–Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet Single-deck buses
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Toa Payoh Int
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
18:45 – 19:40
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

Service 139A was launched on 12 December 2022 to supplement weekday evening peak demand from Toa Payoh Bus Interchange to housing estates at Jalan Rajah and Whampoa. The service was introduced to replace Bus Service 139M, a former full-day supplementary bus service plying Toa Payoh to Whampoa estate (Loop).

The withdrawal of Bus Service 139M came amidst ongoing rationalization of the bus network, with existing Bus Services 129 and 139 also connecting Toa Payoh–Whampoa along the same route.

A previous version of Service 139A also existed between 2012 to 2014 (Toa Payoh → Kim Keat Road (Opp Jumbo Ind Bldg)). This former short working trip was withdrawn following the introduction of Service 139M.

MRT Station Served


Departure Timings
  • From Toa Payoh Int:
    Weekdays, except Public Holidays: 18:45, 19:13 & 19:40


Operator History:
  • 12 Dec 2022 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bishan–Toa Payoh Bus Package.

Route History:
  • 2022 (12 Dec): Introduced as a short-trip service from Toa Payoh Int to Jalan Bahagia (Bet Blks 33/34) during evening peak hours on weekdays, replacing withdrawn bus service 139M.

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2 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 139A

  • 27 November 2022 at 9:01 PM

    Welcome back SBS Bus 139A since 2012.

  • 18 November 2022 at 5:13 PM

    Can you put the picture at the top in the gallery?


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