SBS Transit Bus Service 147

SBS Transit Bus Service 147 is a trunk service plying between Hougang Central Int and Clementi Int, passing through Hougang Avenue 8, Yio Chu Kang Road, Serangoon MRT, Little India, Bras Basah, Chinatown, Bukit Merah and Commonwealth Avenue West.

64009 Hougang Ctrl Int NE14 Hougang Ctrl
64041 The Midtown Upp S'goon Rd
64051 Blk 465A Upp S'goon Rd
64071 Opp Punggol Pk Hougang Ave 8
64039 Blk 434 Hougang Ave 8
64369 Blk 532 Hougang Ave 8
64359 Montfort Sch Hougang Ave 8
64349 Blk 502 Hougang Ave 8
63379 Blk 608 Hougang Ave 8
63389 Opp Xinmin Pr Sch Hougang Ave 8
63399 Blk 632 Hougang Ave 8
63319 Opp Blk 634 Hougang Ave 2
63219 Opp Blk 139 Yio Chu Kang Rd
63209 Toho Green Yio Chu Kang Rd
63199 Aft Phillips Ave Yio Chu Kang Rd
63189 Aft Serangoon Gdn Way Yio Chu Kang Rd
63179 Bef Tai Seng Chr Ch Yio Chu Kang Rd
63369 Serangoon Sports Cplx Yio Chu Kang Link
66379 Blk 206 S'goon Ctrl
62139 Serangoon Stn Exit A/Blk 413 NE12CC13 Upp S'goon Rd
62129 Blk 403 Upp S'goon Rd
62119 Aft Sunshine Lodge Upp S'goon Rd
61049 Aft Bartley Rd Upp S'goon Rd
61039 Woodleigh Stn Exit A NE11 Upp S'goon Rd
61029 Opp Woodleigh Pk Upp S'goon Rd
61019 Opp Blk 101 Upp S'goon Rd
60269 Potong Pasir Stn Exit B NE10 Upp S'goon Rd
60209 Sant Ritz Upp S'goon Rd
60179 MOM Svcs Ctr Bendemeer Rd
60159 Blk 54 Bendemeer Rd
60139 Blk 44 Bendemeer Rd
60119 Opp Boon Keng Stn NE9 Bendemeer Rd
60099 Bef Lavender St Bendemeer Rd
07329 Hoa Nam Bldg Jln Besar
07319 Aft Allenby Rd Jln Besar
07419 Opp Veerasamy Rd Jln Besar
07529 JLN BESAR STN EXIT A DT22 Jln Besar
07518 OPP NAFA CAMPUS 3 Bencoolen St
04019 Opp Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21 Bencoolen St
04159 Aft CHIJMES Victoria St
04149 Grand Pk City Hall Hill St
04229 High St Ctr Hill St
04239 Opp Clarke Quay Stn NE5 New Bridge Rd
05059 Hong Lim Park NE5 New Bridge Rd
05049 Chinatown Pt NE4DT19 New Bridge Rd
05039 New Bridge Ctr New Bridge Rd
05019 Aft Duxton Plain Pk New Bridge Rd
05069 Outram Park Stn Exit H EW16NE3 New Bridge Rd
10011 BEF NEIL RD New Bridge Rd
10051 Blk 149 Jln Bt Merah
10061 Blk 140 Jln Bt Merah
10071 Blk 111 Jln Bt Merah
10501 Blk 104 Jln Bt Merah
10081 Opp Blk 120 Jln Bt Merah
10091 Bt Merah Town Ctr Jln Bt Merah
10101 OPP BT MERAH SEC SCH Jln Bt Merah
10111 Opp Blk 28 Jln Bt Merah
10131 Opp Blk 2 Jln Bt Merah
11021 Aft Queenstown NPC HQ Queensway
11031 Opp Queen's Cl Queensway
11041 Aft C'wealth Dr Queensway
11051 Opp Queenstown Polyclinic Queensway
11161 Commonwealth Stn Exit A/D EW20 C'wealth Ave
11171 Opp Blk 7B C'wealth Ave
11181 Opp Blk 43 C'wealth Ave
11191 Buona Vista Stn EW21CC22 C'wealth Ave West
19011 Blk 19A CP C'wealth Ave West
19021 SP SMA C'wealth Ave West
19031 Dover Stn Exit A EW22 C'wealth Ave West
19041 Opp Sch Of Science & Tech C'wealth Ave West
17151 Blk 410 C'wealth Ave West
17161 Blk 455 C'wealth Ave West
17171 Clementi Stn Exit A EW23 C'wealth Ave West
17009 Clementi Int EW23 Clementi Ave 3
17009 Clementi Int EW23 Clementi Ave 3
17239 NTUC Fairprice Clementi Ave 3
17159 Blk 365 C'wealth Ave West
19049 Sch Of Science & Tech C'wealth Ave West
19039 Dover Stn Exit B EW22 C'wealth Ave West
19029 Opp SP SMA C'wealth Ave West
19019 Blk 27 C'wealth Ave West
11199 Blk 15 C'wealth Ave West
11189 Blk 43 C'wealth Ave
11179 Blk 8 C'wealth Ave
11169 Commonwealth Stn Exit B/C EW20 C'wealth Ave
11059 Queenstown Polyclinic Queensway
11049 Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch Queensway
11039 Blk 19 Queensway
11029 Blk 166 Queensway
11019 Pk Hotel Alexandra Jln Bt Merah
10139 Blk 1 Jln Bt Merah
10119 Opp Pacific Tech Ctr Jln Bt Merah
10109 BT MERAH SEC SCH Jln Bt Merah
10099 Opp Bt Merah Town Ctr Jln Bt Merah
10089 Blk 119 Jln Bt Merah
10079 Blk 201 Jln Bt Merah
10069 Opp Blk 140 Jln Bt Merah
10059 Opp Blk 149 Jln Bt Merah
10017 Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3 Eu Tong Sen St
10018 Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH EW16NE3 Eu Tong Sen St
05012 Bef Pearl's Hill Terr Eu Tong Sen St
05022 Aft Chinatown Stn Exit D NE4DT19 Eu Tong Sen St
04222 Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5 Eu Tong Sen St
04223 Old Hill St Police Stn Hill St
04143 Stamford Ct Hill St
04121 SMU CC2 Stamford Rd
08079 Sch of the Arts Prinsep St
07011 Peace Ctr Selegie Rd
07021 Selegie Ctr Selegie Rd
07031 Tekka Ctr S'goon Rd
07111 Broadway Hotel S'goon Rd
07211 Aft Farrer Pk Stn Exit G NE8 S'goon Rd
07221 Sri Vadapathira K Tp S'goon Rd
60101 Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp S'goon Rd
60121 Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102 NE9 S'goon Rd
60141 Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch S'goon Rd
60161 St. Michael's Pl S'goon Rd
60201 18 Woodsville Upp S'goon Rd
60261 Potong Pasir Stn Exit C NE10 Upp S'goon Rd
61011 Blk 103 Upp S'goon Rd
61021 Aft Woodleigh Pk Upp S'goon Rd
61031 Woodleigh Stn Exit B NE11 Upp S'goon Rd
61041 Bef Braddell Rd Upp S'goon Rd
62111 Aft Sommerville Rd Upp S'goon Rd
62121 Aft Wolskel Rd Upp S'goon Rd
62131 Serangoon Stn Exit H NE12CC13 Upp S'goon Rd
66371 Blk 261 S'goon Ctrl
63361 Opp S'Goon Sports Cplx Yio Chu Kang Link
63181 Bef St. Helier's Ave Yio Chu Kang Rd
63191 Aft Serangoon Nth Ave 1 Yio Chu Kang Rd
63201 Blk 133 Yio Chu Kang Rd
63211 Blk 138 Yio Chu Kang Rd
63311 Blk 634 Hougang Ave 2
63391 Blk 639 Hougang Ave 8
63381 Xinmin Pr Sch Hougang Ave 8
63371 Blk 679 Hougang Ave 8
64341 Bef Blk 683 Hougang Ave 8
64351 Opp Montfort Sch Hougang Ave 8
64361 Blk 535 Hougang Ave 8
64031 Blk 436 Hougang Ave 8
64079 Punggol Pk Hougang Ave 8
64059 Blk 355 Upp S'goon Rd
64049 Opp The Midtown Upp S'goon Rd
64009 Hougang Ctrl Int NE14 Hougang Ctrl
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Hougang Central Bus Interchange ↔ Clementi Bus Interchange
Passes Through Hougang Ave 8, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Serangoon MRT, Potong Pasir, Little India, Bras Basah, Clarke Quay, Outram Park, Bukit Merah, Queensway, C’wealth Ave West
Route Length 27.9km (D1) | 27.3km (D2)
Travelling Time 115 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Hougang Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Hougang Ctrl
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Clementi
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 06 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 18 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 13 mins
After 1900: 08 – 13 mins
0630-0830: 07 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 09 mins
After 1900: 10 – 11 mins

Service 147 is a trunk route serving many residential areas along its route such as Clementi, Commonwealth, Bukit Merah, Serangoon and Hougang. Running from West to Northeast of Singapore, the route cuts through the City, also serving Chinatown, Bras Basah and Little India. It also duplicates the North East Line from Outram Park to Serangoon and Hougang.

This service was slated to be amended during the North-East Line Bus Rationalization of 2003 which intended to delete unnecessary sectors of various bus routes to avoid duplication with the new North-East MRT Line (NEL). However, it was later spared from rationalization along with Service 133. Currently, long segments of route which duplicate the NEL still receives generous passenger numbers.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Jln Bt Merah (Opp Blk 120) → Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 0615hrs, 0627hrs, 0639hrs
  • Jln Bt Merah (Pk Hotel Alexandra) → Hougang Ctrl Int
    Weekdays: 0550hrs, 0559hrs
    Saturdays: 0557hrs
  • Eu Tong Sen St (Bef Pearl’s Hill Terr) → Hougang Ctrl Int
    Weekdays: 1901hrs
  • Serangoon Rd (Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp) → Hougang Ctrl Int
    Weekdays: 0550hrs, 0601hrs, 0612hrs
    Saturdays: 0550hrs, 0600hrs, 0610hrs, 0620hrs
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 0605hrs, 0620hrs, 0635hrs
Short Trip Service
  • Service 147A: Hougang Ctrl Int → New Bridge Rd (Aft Duxton Plain Pk)
    Weekdays: 0711hrs, 0729hrs, 0747hrs, 0805hrs, 0831hrs, 0855hrs, 0947hrs & 1003hrs

Service 147A helps to relieve morning peak demand between Hougang and Serangoon to Little India and Chinatown.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.



Operator History:

  • 1971 – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2025 under the Clementi Bus Package.


  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Lor 6 Toa Payoh and Commonwealth Ave/North Buona Vista Rd, operated by Associated Bus Services. On 02 Aug, amended to Toa Payoh Town Centre.
  • 1981: Amended to Buona Vista Ter
  • 1983 (26 Dec): Amended to loop at Potong Pasir Ave 1
  • 1984 (01 Jul): Amended to Potong Pasir Ter
  • 1985 (05 May): Amended to Potong Pasir Ave 2 & 3 before terminating at Potong Pasir Ter
  • 1985 (30 Jun): Extended to Jurong East Int
  • 1992 (29 Mar): Merged with service 83 and extended to Upp Serangoon Ter. At the same time, amended to Serangoon Rd / Jln Besar instead of Bugis and Lavender
  • 1992 (29 Nov): Alternate trips terminated at Clementi MRT Station
  • 1993 (05 Dec): Shortened to Clementi interchange with the extension of service 105. Alternate trips withdrawn.
  • 1994 (17 Dec): Amended to Hougang Central Int
  • 1999: Amended to ply Prinsep Street
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
  • 2006 (30 Oct): Designated as a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB), the second WAB service in Singapore.
  • 2011 (16 Oct): With the closure of a section along Bencoolen St for the construction of the Downtown Line, this service was amended to serve Middle Rd & Bencoolen St
  • 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Clementi Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2016 (11 Dec): Resume plying Bencoolen Street with the completion of Downtown Line works
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Calls at B/S 10018 Aft Hosp Dr, Eu Tong Sen St instead of B/S 10039 Bef Hosp Dr, Kg Bahru Rd due to B/S Removal
  • 2018 (28 Jan): Route variant Limited Stop Express Service 147e introduced
  • 2020 (09 Feb): Express 147e withdrawn

Past Routings:

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