SBS Transit Bus Service 161

SBS Transit Bus Service 161 is a trunk service plying between Hougang Central Interchange and Woodlands Interchange, passing through Hougang Avenue 10/6/8/4, Buangkok, Sengkang, Punggol Road, TPE, SLE and Woodlands Avenue 2. A large portion of the route plies along the TPE/SLE corridor.

161
64009
Hougang Ctrl Int
Hougang Ctrl
64389
Blk 522
Hougang Ave 10
64379
Punggol CC
Hougang Ave 6
64369
Blk 532
Hougang Ave 8
64359
Montfort Sch
Hougang Ave 8
64349
Blk 502
Hougang Ave 8
64411
Blk 670
Hougang Ave 4
64601
Blk 919
Hougang Ave 4
64611
Blk 913
Hougang Ave 4
64469
Opp Blk 579
Buangkok Green
64629
Opp Blk 565
Buangkok Green
67459
Aft Buangkok Dr
Sengkang East Rd
67469
Bef Sengkang East Ave
Sengkang East Rd
67279
Blk 301D
Sengkang East Rd
67449
Blk 323B
Sengkang East Rd
67401
Opp Sengkang Stn/Blk 260A
Sengkang East Way
67101
Blk 250A
Sengkang East Way
65061
Blk 298A
Punggol Rd
46229
Opp Innova JC
Woodlands Ave 2
46339
Blk 370
Woodlands Ave 2
46639
Opp Blk 892C CP
Woodlands Ave 2
46009
W'Lands Temp Int
Woodlands Sq
46009
W'Lands Temp Int
Woodlands Sq
46631
Blk 892C CP
Woodlands Ave 2
46331
Blk 511
Woodlands Ave 2
46221
Innova JC
Woodlands Ave 2
65069
Blk 190C
Punggol Rd
65059
St. Anne's Ch
Punggol Rd
67109
Blk 235
Sengkang East Way
67409
Sengkang Stn
Sengkang East Way
67441
Sengkang Community Hub
Sengkang East Rd
67271
Blk 201 CP
Sengkang East Rd
67461
Aft Sengkang East Ave
Sengkang East Rd
67451
Bef Buangkok Dr
Sengkang East Rd
64621
Blk 565
Buangkok Green
64461
Blk 579
Buangkok Green
64619
Opp Blk 913
Hougang Ave 4
64609
Blk 687
Hougang Ave 4
64419
Blk 681
Hougang Ave 4
64341
Bef Blk 683
Hougang Ave 8
64351
Opp Montfort Sch
Hougang Ave 8
64361
Blk 535
Hougang Ave 8
64371
Opp Punggol CC
Hougang Ave 6
64381
Opp Blk 521
Hougang Ave 10
64009
Hougang Ctrl Int
Hougang Ctrl
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Hougang Central Bus Interchange  Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Hougang Ave 10, 6, 8 and 4, Buangkok, Sengkang, Punggol Road, TPE, SLE, Woodlands Ave 2
Route Length 23.6 km (D1) | 23.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 70 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 Decker Buses:
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Hougang
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Woodlands
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1
Direction 2
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 05 – 08 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 06 – 12 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 07 – 09 mins
After 1900hrs: 08 – 12 mins
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 06 – 10 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 06 – 12 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 06 – 08 mins
After 1900hrs: 08 – 12 mins

Service 161 is a residential inter-town route connecting Hougang and Sengkang with Woodlands. It incorporates a long express sector (~16km) between Punggol Road and Woodlands Avenue 2 along Tampines Expressway and Seletar Expressway, one of the longest unbroken express sectors for any trunk route in Singapore.

The route benefits from good demand throughout the day, with significantly higher demand during weekday peak hours from educational institutions at Woodlands, notably Innova Junior College and Republic Polytechnic (RP).

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Buangkok Green (Opp Blk 565) → Woodlands Temp Int
    Weekdays: 0555hrs

Gallery

Operator History
  • 2002 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

History
  • 2002 (02 Jun): Introduced by SBS Transit between Hougang Ctrl Int & Woodlands Regional Int
  • 2007 (24 Jun): Calls at a new pair of bus stops outside and opposite Innova JC along Woodlands Ave 2
  • 2014 (23 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
Past Routings

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 161

  • 16 January 2018 at 4:11 PM
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    Why Does Bus Service 161 Also Served By Single Deck Bus?I Thought The Bus Is Only Served By Double Deck Bus.These Bus Service With A Double Deck Bus Only Cannot Be Deployed On The Single Deck Bus.

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  • 26 September 2017 at 7:10 PM
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    I have the intention to get a Adult Monthly Travel (AMT) fare card at $120. Everyday I took bus 161 from Hougang interchange to Woodland interchange. Is bus 161 considered a Express Bus or Basic Bus? AMT card only can used on basic.

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