SBS Transit Bus Service 181 is a trunk route running from Boon Lay Interchange and looping at Jurong West Avenue 3, passing through Jurong West Street 64 and 75. Service 181 will not operate when its supplementary route, Service 181M, is in operation during Weekday mornings on school days.
|Route||Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Jurong West Avenue 3|
|Passes Through||Jurong West Street 64 / 75|
|Route Length||6.4 km|
|Travelling Time||35 – 40 mins|
|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 Buses:
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Buses:
– Scania K230UB
|Departure Times from Boon Lay
||School Term Weekdays: 0600 – 0630, 0745 – 0040
All Other Days: 0600 – 0040
|0630-0830: 06 – 07 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 09 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 08 mins
After 1900: 07 – 12 mins
Service 181 serves the following amenities along its route:
- MRT Station: Boon Lay MRT
- Corporation Primary School (Service 181M only)
- Westwood Primary School
- Boon Lay Secondary School
- Shopping Centres:
- Gek Poh Shopping Centre
Service 181 primarily serves residents of Jurong West Neighbourhoods 7, 8 and Wenya estate (Neighbourhood 2) with connections to Boon Lay Interchange/MRT and Gek Poh Shopping Center. It incorporates a u-turn at the end of Jurong West Avenue 3, around Blk 276B.
Despite serving entirely within the Jurong West district, this route not classified as a feeder service, but rather as a trunk service.
During Eves of Public Holidays, as well as MRT Early Closure affecting Boon Lay MRT Station, operating hours will be extended. Exact last bus hours are announced by SBS Transit closer to these dates.
MRT Station Served
- Jurong West Avenue 3 (Blk 276B) → Boon Lay
Weekdays: 0513hrs, 0522hrs, 0531hrs, 0540hrs, 0547hrs, 0554hrs, 0601hrs, 0608hrs
Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0600hrs
Sundays/PHs: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0559hrs
AM Peak Supplementary Bus Service
- SBS Transit Bus Service 181M
Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Jurong West Street 23
School Term Weekdays, 0630hrs – 0745hrs
Bus Service 181M operates from 0630hrs – 0745hrs on school term weekdays, plying an extended route to Jurong West Street 23. Bus Service 181 will not operate when Bus Service 181M is in operation.
Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.
- 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Jurong West Bus Package.
- 2005 (09 Jan): Introduced by SBS Transit as a six-month trial service between Jurong West Neighhourhood 2 (Wenya estate) to the Gek Poh Ville Neighbourhood Centre and Boon Lay Interchange.
- 2010 (18 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- 2016 (21 Mar): Route variant Bus Service 181M launched.
- Refer to this article
- 2005: No significant route changes since 1996.