SBS Transit Bus Service 147e

SBS Transit Bus Service 147e is a Limited Stop Express route variant of Service 147, plying between Clementi and Clarke Quay throughout the day. It passes through Buona Vista, Commonwealth, Queensway, Outram Park and Chinatown, skipping Jalan Bukit Merah.

The bus service only calls at selected bus stops along its parent route. Along with Service 12e, both new services were introduced on Sunday, 28 January 2018.

Bus Service 147e: Clarke Quay ↔ Clementi
Direction 1
Towards Clementi
Direction 2
Towards Clarke Quay
  • New Bridge Rd
    – Clarke Quay Stn NE5
    – Hong Lim Pk NE5
    – Chinatown Pt NE4DT19
    – New Bridge Ctr
    – Opp Pearl’s Ctr EW16NE3
    – Outram Pk Stn Exit H EW16NE3
    – Opp New Bridge Rd Ter
  • Kg Bahru Rd (Express)
  • Jln Bt Merah (Express)
  • Lower Delta Rd (Express)
  • AYE (Express)
  • Portsdown Ave (Express)
  • Queensway
    – Aft C’Wealth Dr
    – Opp Queenstown Polyclinic
  • C’Wealth Ave
    – C’Wealth Stn Exit A/D EW20
    – Opp Blk 7B
    – Opp Blk 43 EW21CC22
  • C’Wealth Ave West
    – Buona Vista Stn EW21CC22
    – Blk 19A CP
    – Dover Stn EW22
    – Blk 410
    – Opp Blk 329
    – Clementi Stn EW23
  • Clementi Ave 3
    – Clementi Int EW23
  • Clementi Ave 3
    – Clementi Int EW23
    – NTUC Fairprice
  • C’Wealth Ave West
    – Blk 365
    – Dover Stn EW22
    – Opp Blk 19A CP
    – Blk 15 EW21CC22
  • C’Wealth Ave
    – Blk 43 EW21CC22
    – Blk 8
    – C’Wealth Stn Exit B/C EW20
  • Queensway
    – Queenstown Polyclinic
    – Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch
  • Portsdown Ave (Express)
  • AYE (Express)
  • Lower Delta Rd (Express)
  • Jln Bt Merah (Express)
  • Kg Bahru Rd (Express)
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH EW16NE3
    – Pearl’s Ctr EW16NE3
    – People’s Pk Ctr NE4DT19
    – Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
[Dir 1]: New Bridge Rd (Clarke Quay Stn) →  Clementi Bus Interchange
[Dir 2]: 
Clementi Bus Interchange → Eu Tong Sen St (Clarke Quay Stn Exit E)
Passes Through Buona Vista, Commonwealth, Queensway, Outram Pk, Chinatown
Route Length 14.2km (D1) | 14.0km (D2)
Travelling Time 45 – 62 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Current Fleet 12 metre Double Decker Bus
Departure Times from Clarke Quay
0730hrs – 2330hrs  (Daily)
Departure Times from Clementi
0600hrs – 2200hrs  (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
AM/PM Peak: 20 mins
AM/PM Off-Peak: 30 mins
AM/PM Peak: 20 mins
AM/PM Off-Peak: 30 mins
Service 147e Poster
Service 147e Poster

Bus Service 147e is a Limited-stop Express Bus Service which offers quicker journeys for commuters at Clementi, Buona Vista, Commonwealth and Queensway, linking them with the Central areas of Outram Park, Chinatown and Clarke Quay. Operating throughout the day, it only calls at selected bus stops served by its parent Bus Service 147, and charges Express Fares as a result.

In between Queensway and Outram Park, the bus will ply an express sector along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and Jalan Bukit Merah in both directions. The route operates daily at 20-minute intervals during the peak hours, and 30-minute intervals during the off-peak hours.

Buses layover at Shenton Way Terminal after terminating at Clarke Quay.

Service 147e is the third new route to be introduced under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) after Service 12e, as well as the second limited-stop service to operate daily. The use of the lowercase e as the service suffix has its origins from Fast-Forward services introduced by SBS Transit in 2005, which are limited-stop services operating only during the peak hours. SBS Transit continues to use the Fast-Forward branding for Service 147e.

By plying express between Clementi and Chinatown, its routing is reminiscent of the defunct Chinatown Direct CT28 which was withdrawn in September 2016.

Departure Timings:
147e Departure Timings
147e Departure Timings

Route Variants:

MRT Stations Served:

Fare: Charges distance-based Express Fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on here.


Route history:

Operator History:

  • 2018 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 147e

  • 17 February 2018 at 4:25 PM

    Direction 1 is from Clementi and direction 2 is from clarke quay. Not the other way round

  • 15 February 2018 at 8:15 AM

    Can you teach your bus Drivers to speak basic English? This is Singapore not China. Very disappointing with such service.

  • 10 February 2018 at 5:24 PM

    Wonder if 850E will also use the Fast-Forward branding?


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