SMRT Express Bus Service 167e

SMRT Express Bus Service 167e is a Limited Stop Express route variant of Service 167,  plying between Sembawang and Shenton Way throughout the day. It passes through Sembawang Road, Newton, Orchard, Bras Basah and Raffles Place, skipping parts of Upper Thomson, Thomson Rd and Connaught Dr. The bus service only calls at selected bus stops along its parent route.

Express Bus 167e will be launched on Sunday, 25 November 2018.


Express Bus Service 167e: Sembawang ↔ Shenton Way / Anson Rd
Direction 1
Towards Shenton Way
Direction 2
Towards Sembawang
  • Sembawang Vista
    – Sembawang Int NS11
  • Canberra Rd
    – Bef Sembawang Stn NS11
  • Canberra Link
    – Blk 589D
  • Sembawang Rd
    – Aft Canberra Rd
    – Aft Sembawang Shop Ctr
    – Aft Jln Kemuning
    – Blk 114
    – Blk 101
    – Blk 713
    – Khatib Camp
    – Opp Dieppe Barracks
    – Opp Sembawang Air Base
    – Opp Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
    – Spiritual Grace Presby Ch
    – Aft The Springside
  • Upp Thomson Rd
    – Springleaf Nature Pk
    – Aft Springleaf Rd
  • SLE (Express)
  • CTE (Express)
  • Moulmein Rd (Express)
  • Newton Rd
    – Hotel Royal
    – Newton Life Ch
  • Scotts Rd
    – Newton Stn Exit B NS21DT11
    – Env Bldg
    – Far East Plaza
  • Orchard Rd
    – Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza NS22
    – Opp Mandarin Orchard NS23
    – Concorde Hotel S’pore
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21
    – Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2
    – Raffles Hotel EW13NS25 CC3
  • Nicoll Highway (Express)
  • Collyer Quay
    – OUE Bayfront EW14NS26
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp MAS Bldg EW15
  • Anson Rd
    – Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C EW15
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
    – Prudential Twr DT18
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq EW14NS26
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge
  • Stamford Rd
    – Capitol Bldg EW13NS25
    – SMU CC2
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
    – Winsland Hse
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn NS23
  • Orchard Turn
    – Opp Ngee Ann City
    – Opp Orchard Stn/ION NS22
  • Scotts Rd
    – Royal Plaza on Scotts
    – Opp Env Bldg
    – Newton Stn Exit A NS21DT11
  • Newton Rd
    – Opp Newton Life Ch
    – Opp Hotel Royal
  • Moulmein Rd (Express)
  • CTE (Express)
  • SLE (Express)
  • Upp Thomson Rd
    – Bef Springleaf Rd
    – Opp Springleaf Nature Pk
  • Sembawang Rd
    – Forest Hills Condo
    – Nee Soon Driclad Ctr
    – Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
    – Aft Sembawang Air Base
    – Dieppe Barracks
    – Opp Khatib Camp
    – Opp Blk 713
    – Opp Blk 101
    – Opp Blk 115B
    – Opp Jln Kemuning
    – Opp Sembawang Shop Ctr
    – Bef Canberra Rd
  • Canberra Link
    – Opp Blk 589D
  • Canberra Rd
    – Aft Admiral Hill NS11
  • Sembawang Vista
    – Sembawang Int NS11


Technical Information
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[Dir 1]: Sembawang Bus Interchange → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[Dir 2]:
Anson Road (Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C) → Sembawang Bus Interchange
Passes Through Sembawang Rd, Newton, Orchard, Bras Basah, Raffles Place
Route Length TBC
Travelling Time TBC
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12 metre Double Decker Bus
Departure Times from Sembawang
0600hrs – 2200hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Anson Road
0730hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
Weekdays AM Peak: 20 mins
All other hours: 30 mins
Weekdays PM Peak: 20 mins
All other hours: 30 mins
Express 167e Launch Poster (Updated)
Express 167e Launch Poster (Updated)

Express Bus Service 167e is a Limited-stop Express Bus Service which offers quicker journeys for commuters at Sembawang MRT, Canberra Road and Sembawang Road, linking them with the Central areas of Newton, Orchard, Bras Basah, Raffles Place and Shenton Way. Operating throughout the day, it only calls at selected bus stops served by its parent Bus Service 167, and charges Express Fares as a result.

In between Sembawang Road and Newton, the bus plies an express sector along the Seletar Expressway (SLE), Central Expressway (CTE) and Moulmein Road in both directions. The route operates daily at 20-minute intervals during morning peak towards Shenton Way & evening peak towards Sembawang. At all other times, the express bus service operates on 30-minute intervals.

Express 167e is the ninth new route to be introduced under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) after Express 960e, as well as the fifth limited-stop service to operate daily (after 12e147e851e and 960e).

Route Preview

The bus route was first revealed in LTA’s “Hacks to Travel Smart” poster at Sembawang MRT Station in July 2018, which stated “Trunk Bus 167e” as an alternative for a more comfortable commute to the city.

Route Variants:
MRT Stations Served

Fare: Charges distance-based Express Fares. See Bus Fares.


Operator History:
  • 2018 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package.

Route History
  • 2018 (25 Nov): Introduced between Sembawang and Shenton Way. Wheelchair accessible at launch.

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8 thoughts on “SMRT Express Bus Service 167e

  • 8 November 2018 at 3:56 PM

    If only 167e should go around Sembawang neighborhood more than that will encourage more to take the bus instead of going direct to the station…

    • 18 November 2018 at 9:18 PM

      Useless comment and redundant stops. Once again, let me make clear of the fact that it is supposed to be an Express service, meaning, it SHOULD not go around the neighbourhood and only calls at major landmarks/main roads.
      Crowds = delay the “express” people wanted. What for is the express for if its going to stop at every single stop and in the end save only 5 to 10 minutes?

  • 8 November 2018 at 3:49 PM

    If only 167 would go into sembawang stn (bus stop 58211), blk 357C (bs 58319), bet blks 415/416 (bs 58429) and blk 502A (bs 58119) before heading its usual 167 way. Then at least there more people boarding around sembawang rather than from the bus interchange itself . oh well, let see the crowd then….


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