SBS Transit Bus Service 163

SBS Transit Bus Service 163 is a trunk service plying between Sengkang Interchange and Toa Payoh Interchange, passing through Punggol Road, Sengkang West, Yio Chu Kang Road, Upper Thomson, Braddell Road and Lorong 4 Toa Payoh.

163
67009 Sengkang Int B2 NE16STC Sengkang Sq
67189 Opp Blk 241 Compassvale Rd
67101 Blk 250A Sengkang East Way
65049 Blk 126A Punggol Rd
65039 Blk 124 Punggol Rd
65029 Blk 111 Punggol Rd
67219 Ranggung Stn Exit B SE5 Sengkang East Ave
67269 Opp Blk 203A Sengkang East Ave
67339 Opp Blk 200B Sengkang East Ave
67299 Renjong Stn Exit A SW8 Sengkang East Ave
67309 Opp Blk 305 CP SW7 Sengkang East Ave
67329 Opp Blk 310B Sengkang East Ave
67479 Layar Stn Exit A/Blk 417A SW6 Sengkang West Ave
67489 Opp Fernvale Stn SW5 Sengkang West Ave
67499 Fernvale Pr Sch Sengkang West Ave
67281 Blk 403A Fernvale Lane
67651 Bef Sengkang West Rd Fernvale Lane
67039 Aft Seletar Rd Yio Chu Kang Rd
67029 Aft Dedap Rd Yio Chu Kang Rd
67019 Aft Begonia Rd Yio Chu Kang Rd
55109 Serenity Pk Yio Chu Kang Rd
55089 Aft Sunrise Gdns Yio Chu Kang Rd
55079 Aft ECON Medicare Ctr Yio Chu Kang Rd
55059 ST Electronics Yio Chu Kang Rd
55049 Ue Bizhub Ctrl Yio Chu Kang Rd
55039 NCS Hub Yio Chu Kang Rd
55029 Seasons Pk TE5 Yio Chu Kang Rd
55019 Aft Lentor Stn Exit 4 TE5 Yio Chu Kang Rd
56209 Bef Thomson Hills Dr Yio Chu Kang Rd
56199 Aft Thomson Hills Dr Yio Chu Kang Rd
56039 Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd Upp Thomson Rd
56029 Bef Sembawang Hills Fc Upp Thomson Rd
56019 Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 Upp Thomson Rd
53099 Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 Upp Thomson Rd
53089 Faber Gdn Upp Thomson Rd
53079 Flame Tree Pk Upp Thomson Rd
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
53019 Opp St. Theresa's Hme Upp Thomson Rd
51131 Opp Braddell View Braddell Rd
52011 Bef Bishan Rd Braddell Rd
52021 Opp Blk 1004 Braddell Rd
52031 Opp Blk 998 Braddell Rd
52361 Blk 1 Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52279 Blk 56 Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52269 Blk 73 Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52501 Toa Payoh Swim Cplx Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52009 Toa Payoh Int NS19 Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52009 Toa Payoh Int B3 NS19 Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52509 Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52261 Opp Blk 73 Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52271 Jackson Sq Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52369 Blk 237 Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52039 Aft Muhajirin Mque Braddell Rd
52029 Blk 1004 Braddell Rd
52019 Aft Bishan Rd Braddell Rd
51139 Braddell View Braddell Rd
53011 St. Theresa's Hme Upp Thomson Rd
53021 Opp Shunfu 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
53071 Opp Flame Tree Pk Upp Thomson Rd
53081 Opp Faber Gdn Upp Thomson Rd
53091 Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 Upp Thomson Rd
56011 Bef Adana @ Thomson Upp Thomson Rd
56021 Opp Sembawang Hills Fc Upp Thomson Rd
56031 Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd Upp Thomson Rd
56191 Teachers' Housing Est Yio Chu Kang Rd
56201 Aft Munshi Abdullah Ave Yio Chu Kang Rd
55011 Bef Lentor Stn Exit 5 TE5 Yio Chu Kang Rd
55021 Opp Seasons Pk TE5 Yio Chu Kang Rd
55031 Opp NCS Hub Yio Chu Kang Rd
55041 Opp Ue Bizhub Ctrl Yio Chu Kang Rd
55051 Opp ST Electronics Yio Chu Kang Rd
55071 Bef ECON Medicare Ctr Yio Chu Kang Rd
55081 Opp Sunrise Gdns Yio Chu Kang Rd
55101 Opp Serenity Pk Yio Chu Kang Rd
67011 Bef Begonia Rd Yio Chu Kang Rd
67021 Opp Dedap Rd Yio Chu Kang Rd
67659 Aft Sengkang West Rd Fernvale Lane
67289 Opp Blk 405C Fernvale Lane
67491 Opp Fernvale Pr Sch Sengkang West Ave
67481 Fernvale Stn/Blk 439A SW5 Sengkang West Ave
67471 Layar Stn Exit B SW6 Sengkang West Ave
67321 Blk 311A Sengkang East Ave
67301 Blk 305D SW7 Sengkang East Ave
67291 Renjong Stn Exit B SW8 Sengkang East Ave
67331 Blk 200B Sengkang East Ave
67261 Blk 203B Sengkang East Ave
67211 Ranggung Stn Exit A SE5 Sengkang East Ave
65021 Opp Blk 110 Punggol Rd
65031 Blk 227D Punggol Rd
65041 Blk 231 Punggol Rd
67109 Blk 235 Sengkang East Way
67009 Sengkang Int NE16STC Sengkang Sq
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Sengkang Bus Interchange ↔ Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
Passes Through Punggol Rd, Sengkang East Ave, Sengkang West Ave, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Upp Thomson Rd, Braddell Rd
Route Length Towards Toa Payoh: 19.6 km Towards Sengkang: 19.2 km
Travelling Time 75 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 Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
– Scania K230UB
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– MAN A95
–
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Sengkang Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:30 – 23:30 05:50 – 23:30
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:45 – 23:30 06:00 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
From Sengkang
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 8 – 9 mins 8 – 15 mins 8 – 12 mins 11 – 15 mins
Saturdays 13 – 15 mins 13 – 15 mins 13 – 17 mins 14 – 17 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 12 – 14 mins 10 – 15 mins 14 – 18 mins 15 – 18 mins
From Toa Payoh
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 8 – 13 mins 7 – 15 mins 8 – 9 mins 9 – 14 mins
Saturdays 14 – 17 mins 12 – 16 mins 13 – 15 mins 12 – 16 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 13 – 15 mins 11 – 15 mins 13 – 17 mins 14 – 17 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 163 is a residential trunk route between Sengkang and Toa Payoh, connecting the residential housing estates of Sengkang East, Sengkang West and Toa Payoh through the private estates around Yio Chu Kang and Upper Thomson and Toa Payoh. The route serves crucial links between Toa Payoh Town Centre and Upper Thomson, as well as intra-town connections within parts of Sengkang New Town without direct connection to Sengkang Interchange/MRT.

MRT/ LRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd (Opp Dedap Rd) → Sengkang Int
    Weekdays: 05:10, 05:25, 05:40, 05:55 & 06:10
    Saturdays: 05:10, 05:23, 05:36, 05:49 & 06:02
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:10, 05:27, 05:44, 06:00 & 06:16
Short Trip Service
  • Service 163A: Sengkang Int → Fernvale Lane (Bef Sengkang West Rd)
    Daily: 23:46 – 00:35

Gallery

Operator History
  • 1971 – 1973: United Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 1995: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 1995 – 1999: Trans-Island Bus Service Ltd
  • 1999 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Sengkang–Hougang Bus Package. 

History
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Yio Chu Kang Rd Ter and Prince Edward Rd Ter under 1971 Bus Reorganisation
  • 1971 (04 Oct): Extended to Jln Kayu Ter
  • 1974 (08 Dec): Amended to ply Cecil St, skipping Robinson Rd
  • 1975 (19 Jul): Amended to ply Coleman St and Hill St, skipping Stamford Rd
  • 1976 (14 Mar): Serves new staggered bus stop outside The Cenotaph along Connaught Dr, skipping the bus stop opposite Singapore Cricket Club
  • 1978 (05 Mar): Amended to ply Keng Lee Rd with the partial conversion of Kg Java Rd to one-way traffic
  • 1978 (03 Dec): Amended to ply Mayne Rd and Bt Timah Rd with the partial conversion of Mackenzie Rd to two-way traffic
  • 1979 (11 Feb): Amended to ply the extended Shenton Way, Palmer Rd and Anson Rd, skipping Parsi Rd
  • 1979 (28 Oct): Amended to ply Sungei Rd (towards Prince Edward Ter) and Bt Timah Rd (towards Jln Kayu Ter) with the partial conversion of Bt Timah Rd to two-way traffic and Rochor Canal Rd to one-way traffic, skipping Mackenzie Rd and Mayne Rd
  • 1981 (05 Jun): Amended to ply the diverted Yio Chu Kang Rd, skipping Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
  • 1985 (13 Jan): Extended to World Trade Ctr Ter
  • 1988 (03 Jan): Serves new staggered bus stop opposite Treasury Bldg along Shenton Way, skipping the bus stop opposite Marina House
  • 1989 (28 May): Shortened to Marina Ctr Ter
  • 1990 (21 Feb): Skips abolished bus stop opposite Jasmine Rd along Upp Thomson Rd
  • 1992 (03 May): Shortened to Toa Payoh Int under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 7
  • 1995 (17 Dec): Operations transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS)
  • 1998 (31 May): Amended to Toa Payoh Temp Int; Serves new pair of bus stops outside and opposite Toa Payoh Swim Cplx along Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • 1998: Skips a pair of temporarily abolished bus stops before and after Seletar West Farmway 1 along Jln Kayu
  • 1999: Calls at a new pair of bus stops outside and opposite Toa Payoh Swim Cplx along Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • 1999 (26 Dec): Operations transferred to Singapore Bus Services (SBS)
  • 2002 (19 May): Amended to Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2002 (29 Dec): Extended to Sengkang Temp Int
  • 2003 (18 Jan): Amended to Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2003: Serves new pair of bus stops before and after Fernvale Link along Sengkang West Ave
  • 2005 (12 Mar): Amended to ply Fernvale Lane under Sengkang LRT (West Loop) Rationalisation
  • 2005: Skips abolished bus stop outside Muhajirin Mosque along Braddell Rd
  • 2009 (22 Nov): Serves additional bus stop outside Braddell View along Braddell Rd
  • 2012 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013 (13 Oct): Amended to ply the extended Fernvale Lane with the partial closure of Jln Kayu
  • 2019 (22 Dec): Serves new bus stop before Adana @ Thomson along Upp Thomson Rd

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 163

  • 8 February 2021 at 11:15 PM
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    Should put more double decker buses on 163 during weekends as well.

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  • 9 October 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    Bus departing from toa Payoh Interchange is always at least 5 mins late. If it’s scheduled at 20:24, be expected to see the bus at 20:32. If you’re unlucky, it won’t depart at all.

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  • 17 May 2017 at 5:32 AM
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    Morning the first bus drive very slow.

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