SBS Transit Bus Service 179

SBS Transit Bus Service 179 is a trunk route running from Boon Lay Interchange and looping at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), going via Jurong West Street 63, Pioneer Road North, Lien Ying Chow Drive and Nanyang Drive.

Boon Lay Int ↺ Nanyang Dr (Loop)
22009 Boon Lay Int EW27 Jurong West Ctrl 3
22501 Blk 662A Jurong West St 63
22511 Blk 658C Jurong West St 63
22521 Pioneer Stn Exit A EW28 Jurong West St 63
22451 Opp Blk 643 Pioneer Rd Nth
27301 Blk 978 Pioneer Rd Nth
27321 Blk 949 Pioneer Rd Nth
27281 Hall 1 Lien Ying Chow Dr
27291 Opp Hall 6 Lien Ying Chow Dr
27311 Hall 2 Lien Ying Chow Dr
27061 Opp Blk 41 Nanyang Dr
27211 Lee Wee Nam Lib Nanyang Dr
27221 Sch Of CEE Nanyang Dr
27231 Sch Of Comm And Info Nanyang Dr
27241 Hall 7 Nanyang Dr
27251 Yunnan Gdn Nanyang Dr
27261 Hall 4 Nanyang Dr
27329 Blk 840 Pioneer Rd Nth
27309 Blk 705 Pioneer Rd Nth
22459 Blk 643 Pioneer Rd Nth
22529 Pioneer Stn Exit B EW28 Jurong West St 63
22519 Blk 608 Jurong West St 63
22509 Blk 664C Jurong West St 63
22009 Boon Lay Int EW27 Jurong West Ctrl 3
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Nanyang Drive (Loop)
Passes Through Jurong West St 63, Pioneer Road Nth, Lien Ying Chow Dr, Nanyang Dr
Route Length 9.7 km
Travelling Time 35 – 48 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Jurong West Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0600 – 0000 (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600 – 0020 (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 04 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 03 – 06 mins
1700-1900: 04 – 06 mins
After 1900: 05 – 07 mins

Service 179 is one of two SBS Transit routes serving within Nanyang Technological University (NTU), providing bus connections to and from Pioneer MRT and Boon Lay Town Centre. The route also serves residents of Jurong West Street 63 and Pioneer North.

The route experiences exceedingly high demand from students and staff of NTU commuting between Boon Lay/Pioneer MRT stations and the University, and has among the tightest overall frequencies of any bus route in Singapore. The free NTU Campus Rider (currently contracted to Tong Tar Transport Service) also connects between the University and Pioneer MRT, however its limited capacity has little effect of 179’s demand.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on here.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Lien Ying Chow Dr (Blk 1) → Boon Lay Int
    Weekdays (except School Holidays): 2139hrs, 2217hrs
  • Pioneer Rd North (Blk 840)  Boon Lay Int
    Weekdays: 0516hrs, 0526hrs, 0536hrs, 0546hrs, 0556hrs, 0606hrs, 0616hrs
    Weekdays (Sch Holidays): 0515hrs, 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0555hrs, 0605hrs, 0615hrs
    Saturdays: 0516hrs, 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0559hrs, 0614hrs
    Sundays & Public Holidays: 0515hrs, 0531hrs, 0547hrs, 0603hrs, 0629hrs, 0642hrs
Route Variant
SBS Transit Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3646T) - Service 179A
SBS Transit Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3646T) – Service 179A
  • [Morning] Service 179A: Boon Lay Int ↺ Nanyang Drive (NTU)
    Skips Bus Stops along Jurong West St 63 & Pioneer Rd North

    Weekdays (Except Public Holidays & School Holidays): 0730hrs – 0930hrs | 1 – 7 mins frequency
  • [Afternoon] Service 179A: Nanyang Dr (Hall 1) → Boon Lay Int
    Skips Bus Stops along Jurong West St 63 & Pioneer Rd North
    Weekdays (Except Public Holidays & School Holidays): 1500hrs – 2000hrs | 4 – 26 mins frequency | 36 Trips
  • [Afternoon Special Departures] Service 179A: Nanyang Dr (Wee Kim Wee Sch of C&I) → Boon Lay Int
    Skips Bus Stops along Jurong West St 63 & Pioneer Rd North
    Weekdays (Except Public Holidays & School Holidays): 1516hrs – 2008hrs | 5 – 14 mins frequency | 34 Trips

Service 179A helps relieve demand between NTU and Boon Lay and skips bus stops along Jurong West Street 63 and Pioneer Road North in both directions. It was introduced as a faster means of travel for students heading to Boon Lay since many students prefer alighting at Pioneer MRT. It does not operate during NTU vacations.


Operator History
  • 2001 (Jan – Nov): Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 (Nov) – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

  • 2001 (07 Jan): Introduced by SBS as Boon Lay – NTU (Loop)
  • 2001 (01 Nov): Operated by SBS Transit
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int
  • 2010 (08 May): Amended to Boon Lay Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2010 (01 Aug): Amended to loop at Nanyang Ave temporarily with the partial closures of Nanyang Ave and Nanyang Dr to facilitate Youth Olympic Games 2010
  • 2010 (29 Aug): Amended back to loop at Nanyang Dr
  • 2007 (21 Sep): Service 179A was introduced during peak hours
  • 2014 (07 Dec): Calls at a new bus stop opposite Blk 41 along Nanyang Dr
  • 2015 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

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