SBS Transit Bus Service 162

SBS Transit Bus Service 162 is a trunk service plying between Yio Chu Kang Int and looping at Sin Ming Drive, passing through Ang Mo Kio, Bishan Street 22, and Upper Thomson MRT.

162
Yio Chu Kang Int
↺ Sin Ming Dr (Loop)
55509 Yio Chu Kang Int B1 NS15 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
55209 Opp Blk 646 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54059 Bef Ang Mo Kio Lib Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54049 Courts Ang Mo Kio Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54039 Bef Al-Muttaqin Mque Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54241 Blk 700B Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54339 Blk 422 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54329 Blk 420 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54319 Opp Christ The King Ch Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54531 Opp Bishan Pk Bishan Rd
53241 Opp Blk 217 Bishan Rd
53391 Opp Blk 203 Bishan St 22
53381 Bishan Nth Shop Mall Bishan St 22
53371 Blk 257 Bishan St 22
53321 Opp Eunoia JC Sin Ming Ave
53331 Bef Bright Hill Tp Sin Ming Ave
53341 Bright Hill Stn Exit 2 TE7 Sin Ming Ave
53351 Ai Tong Sch TE7 Sin Ming Ave
53361 Blk 454 Sin Ming Ave
53069 Aft Windsor Pk Rd Upp Thomson Rd
53059 Upp Thomson Stn Exit 2 TE8 Upp Thomson Rd
53049 Bef Jln Todak TE8 Upp Thomson Rd
53039 Thomson CC Upp Thomson Rd
53029 Shunfu Est Upp Thomson Rd
53121 Marymount Stn CC16 Marymount Rd
53291 Shunfu Mart Shunfu Rd
53179 Sin Ming Plaza Sin Ming Rd
53171 Blk 23 Sin Ming Rd
53181 Amtech Bldg Sin Ming Rd
53191 Blk 7 Ind Est Sin Ming Rd
53519 Sin Ming AutoCity Sin Ming Dr
53509 LTA Sin Ming Office Sin Ming Dr
53189 Blk 25 Sin Ming Rd
53299 Bef Jadescape Shunfu Rd
53021 Lakeview Est Upp Thomson Rd
53041 Bef Thomson Ridge TE8 Upp Thomson Rd
53051 Upp Thomson Stn Exit 5 TE8 Upp Thomson Rd
53061 Bef Windsor Pk Rd Upp Thomson Rd
53369 Opp Blk 454 Sin Ming Ave
53359 Opp Ai Tong Sch TE7 Sin Ming Ave
53349 Bright Hill Stn Exit 1 TE7 Sin Ming Ave
53339 Opp Bright Hill Tp Sin Ming Ave
53329 Eunoia JC Sin Ming Ave
53379 Blk 245 Bishan St 22
53389 Opp Bishan Nth Shop Mall Bishan St 22
53399 Blk 202 Bishan St 22
53249 Blk 210 Bishan Rd
54539 Bishan Pk Bishan Rd
54311 Blk 332 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54321 Blk 354 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54331 Blk 346 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54247 Blk 322 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54031 Opp Al-Muttaqin Mque Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54041 Opp Courts Ang Mo Kio Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54051 Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55201 Aft Blk 648 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55509 Yio Chu Kang Int NS15 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↺ Sin Ming Drive (Loop)
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Bishan St 22, Sin Ming Ave, Upp Thomson Rd
Route Length 21.6 km
Travelling Time ~95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Seletar Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)
Current Fleet Single-deck buses
Includes electric buses (BYD K9)
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:30 – 23:30 06:00 – 23:30 06:00 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
From Yio Chu Kang
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 11 mins 14 17 mins 15 mins
15 – 22 mins
Saturdays 15 mins 15 mins 15 mins 15 – 24 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 14 mins 14 mins 14 mins 14 – 24 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

Bus Service 162 links the residential towns of Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Upper Thomson, and both industrial/residential developments Sin Ming, with rail connections along the North South Line (TEL), Thomson East Coast Line (TEL), and Circle Line (CCL).

The route previously plied between Yio Chu Kang and Shenton Way on weekdays (till evenings) and Saturdays (till 1 pm), with a route variant 162M looping at Marina Centre during other times of day, namely weekday nights, Saturdays after 1.15 pm, and on Sundays & Public Holidays. The route was truncated to Upper Thomson as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line 3 Bus Service Rationalisation and amended to loop at Sin Ming Drive, effective 17 December 2023.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Upp Thomson Rd (Lakeview Est) → Yio Chu Kang Int
    Weekdays: 06:00, 06:09, 06:17, 00:46 & 01:00
    Saturdays: 06:00, 06:15, 06:30, 06:45, 00:44, 01:02 & 01:20
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 06:00, 06:14, 06:28, 06:41, 00:42 & 01:05

Gallery (Buses):
Poster Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 25 Feb 2001 – 31 Oct 2001 : Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 01 Nov 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2030 under the Seletar Bus Package.

History:
  • 2001 (25 Feb): Introduced between Yio Chu Kang Ter and Shenton Way (Loop) as a semi-express day service on weekdays and Saturdays.
  • 2001 (16 Dec): Amended to Shenton Way Ter and converted to trunk service, serving all bus stops along Bishan Rd and Upp Thomson Rd
  • 2002 (07 Jul): Skips the bus stop outside Orchard Emerald along Orchard Rd
  • 2005 (19 Jan): Serves additional pair of bus stops outside One Raffles Link along Nicoll Highway and after Esplanade Bridge along Esplanade Dr
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to ply Grange Rd and Orchard Link with the partial closure of Somerset Rd
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Serves relocated bus stop outside Orchard Stn along Orchard Turn
  • 2011 (07 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2017 (25 Jun): Amended to relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal
  • 2020 (08 Nov): Bus Stop 51041 temporarily merged with Bus Stop 51031 along Thomson Road to facilitate the construction of the North-South Corridor
  • 2023 (08 Jan): Temporarily skips the bus stop outside Newton Stn Exit B along Scotts Rd due to upgrading works
  • 2023 (27 Aug): Resumes serving the bus stop outside Newton Stn Exit B along Scotts Rd after completion of upgrading works
  • 2023 (17 Dec): Shortened to loop at Sin Ming Dr via Marymount MRT & Shunfu Rd as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line 3 Bus Service Rationalisation.

Old operating hours (prior to 17 Dec 2023 amendment)

  • Weekdays: 05:30 – 18:00 from YCK, 06:30 – 19:30 from Shenton Way
  • Saturdays: 06:00 – 13:00 from YCK, 06:30 – 14:30 from Shenton Way
  • Sundays/PHs: No Operation
  • Special departures from Thomson Rd (MacRitchie Reservoir) → Yio Chu Kang Int
    • Weekdays: 06:00, 06:10, 06:20, 06:29, 06:38, 06:47 & 06:57
    • Saturdays: 06:00, 06:14, 06:28, 06:41 & 06:54

Past Routings

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20 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 162

  • 13 December 2022 at 8:01 AM
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    I think SBS bus 162 would be amended or shortened to serve Midview City near Bright Hill MRT station or turn right from Sin Ming to Upp Thomson Rd (instead of Left) looping at Bishan Park before heading back to Yio Chu Kang for Thomson East Coast Line Rationalisation.

    Then what about TTS bus 167?

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      • 26 December 2023 at 6:56 AM
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        1 week plus from 162 looping at Sin Ming drive, yet the bus board at bus stop still indicating 162 heading to Shenton Way, this might cause elderly to mistaken it route

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      • 11 January 2024 at 1:30 PM
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        Nope. 167 still here as of 2024

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    • 17 November 2023 at 11:07 PM
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      The answer is retain 162 with change of operating hours, to match service 65 and commuter demand. The timings from Shenton Way would be –

      06:00 – 00:30 (Weekdays)
      06:00 – 00:30 (Saturdays)
      06:10 – 00:30 (Sundays)

      Timings from Yio Chu Kang would be 05:30 – 23:30 (Daily).

      First bus timings for 196 from opp Bt Merah Town Ctr (ARTDIS), would be changed to 5.45am daily with the shortening of 167. Last bus timings will then be extended to 11.45pm instead of 11.15pm daily.

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