SBS Transit Bus Service 186

SBS Transit Bus Service 186 is a trunk route between from Shenton Way Terminal and St. Michael’s Terminal, passing through Telok Ayer, Ganges Avenue, Queenstown MRT, Farrer Road, Whitley, Balestier and St. Michael’s Estate.

186
03239 Shenton Way Ter Shenton Way
03223 Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C EW15 Anson Rd
03151 Opp GB Bldg Cecil St
03041 Telok Ayer Stn Exit A DT18 Cross St
05131 Opp Hong Lim Cplx NE4DT19 Upp Cross St
06171 Opp State Ct Upp Cross St
06161 Blk 2 Havelock Rd
06151 Hotel Miramar Havelock Rd
06141 Holiday Inn Atrium Havelock Rd
10221 Ganges Ctr Ganges Ave
10231 Blk 51 CP Ganges Ave
10241 Gan Eng Seng Sec Sch Alexandra Rd
10261 Delta Sports Hall Alexandra Rd
10271 Opp Tanglin View Alexandra Rd
10281 SIS Bldg Alexandra Rd
10291 Bef Dawson Rd Alexandra Rd
11131 Queens Condo C'wealth Ave
11141 Queenstown Stn Exit A/D EW19 C'wealth Ave
11151 Blk 42 C'wealth Ave
11061 Opp Queensway Sec Sch Queensway
11071 Blk 97 Queensway
11081 Viz Holland Queensway
11091 Leedon Green Farrer Rd
11101 Farrer Rd Mkt Farrer Rd
11111 Farrer Road Stn Exit B CC20 Farrer Rd
41101 St. Margaret's Sec Sch Farrer Rd
41111 Lutheran Twrs Farrer Rd
41029 Opp Botanic Gdns Stn CC19DT9 Dunearn Rd
41019 Aft Kheam Hock Rd Dunearn Rd
40099 Aft Dunkirk Ave Dunearn Rd
40231 Raffles Town Club Whitley Rd
51091 Opp Catholic JC PIE
51101 Old Police Academy PIE
51019 Thomson Flyover Thomson Rd
50161 Bef Jln Dusun Balestier Rd
50171 Zhongshan Mall Balestier Rd
50191 Bef Balestier Plaza Balestier Rd
50201 Shaw Plaza Balestier Rd
50211 Opp Balestier Pt Balestier Rd
50991 Blk 82 Whampoa Dr
52129 Blk 29 Jln Bahagia
52109 Bet Blks 33/34 Jln Bahagia
52499 St. Michael's Ter Whampoa Rd
52499 St. Michael's Ter Whampoa Rd
52451 Blk 114 Whampoa Rd
52129 Blk 29 Jln Bahagia
52109 Bet Blks 33/34 Jln Bahagia
52099 Opp NKF Kim Keat Rd
50159 Bef Kim Keat Lane Kim Keat Rd
50209 Aft Pegu Rd Balestier Rd
50199 Opp Shaw Plaza Balestier Rd
50189 Opp Public Mansion Balestier Rd
50179 Opp Zhongshan Mall Balestier Rd
50169 Aft Irrawaddy Rd Balestier Rd
51109 Opp Old Police Academy Whitley Rd
51099 Catholic JC Whitley Rd
40249 St. Joseph'S Instn Whitley Rd
40239 Aft Tanglin CC Whitley Rd
40091 Bef Lewis Rd Bt Timah Rd
41011 NUS Bt Timah Campus Bt Timah Rd
41021 Botanic Gdns Stn CC19DT9 Bt Timah Rd
41119 Opp Lutheran Twrs Farrer Rd
41109 Opp St. Margaret's Sec Sch Farrer Rd
11119 Farrer Road Stn Exit A CC20 Farrer Rd
11109 Spanish Village Farrer Rd
11099 Opp Leedon Green Farrer Rd
11089 Opp Holland Hill Lodge Queensway
11079 Opp Blk 95 Queensway
11069 Queensway Sec Sch Queensway
11159 Aft Ch Of Our Saviour C'wealth Ave
11149 Queenstown Stn Exit B/C EW19 C'wealth Ave
11139 Blk 53A CP C'wealth Ave
10299 Aft Dawson Rd Alexandra Rd
10289 Opp SIS Bldg Alexandra Rd
10279 Tanglin View Alexandra Rd
10269 Opp Delta Sports Hall Alexandra Rd
10249 Opp Gan Eng Seng Sec Sch Alexandra Rd
10239 Blk 79 Ganges Ave
10229 Opp Harvest Mansions Ganges Ave
06149 Opp Holiday Inn Atrium Havelock Rd
06159 Opp Hotel Miramar Havelock Rd
06169 River Pl Condo Havelock Rd
06189 Ctrl Sq Havelock Rd
05129 Hong Lim Park Upp Pickering St
05319 OCBC Ctr DT18 Church St
03059 One Raffles Quay Raffles Quay
03129 UIC Bldg Shenton Way
03218 Opp MAS Bldg EW15 Shenton Way
03239 Shenton Way Ter Shenton Way

Notes:

  • Bus Service 186 towards both Saint Michael’s and Shenton Way duplicates along Jalan Bahagia. Check the bus destination before boarding.
    – Buses displaying the Red 186 Plate head towards Shenton Way
    – Buses displaying the White 186 Plate head towards Saint Michael’s
  • No alighting at Shenton Way Ter
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Shenton Way Bus Terminal ↔ Saint Michael’s Bus Terminal 
Passes Through Havelock Rd, Alexandra Rd, C’wealth Ave, Queensway, Farrer Rd, Dunearn Rd / Bukit Timah Rd, Balestier Rd, Jln Bahagia
Route Length Towards St. Michael’s: 18.5 km Towards Shenton Way: 17.5 km
Traveling Time 75 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
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 Shenton Way
Daily
06:00 – 00:00
Departure Times from Saint Michael’s
Daily
06:00 – 23:45
Operating Frequency
From Shenton Way
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Mondays – Thursdays 15 17 mins 11 18 mins 11 14 mins 12 17 mins
Fridays 15 17 mins 11 18 mins 11 14 mins 12 17 mins
Saturdays 16 20 mins 15 20 mins 20 mins 15 20 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 14 15 mins 15 18 mins 18 mins 17 18 mins
From Saint Michael’s
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Mondays – Thursdays 9 14 mins 12 18 mins 14 19 mins 16 19 mins
Fridays 9 14 mins 12 18 mins 15 18 mins 16 19 mins
Saturdays 16 17 mins 16 19 mins 17 20 mins 17 18 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 14 15 mins 17 19 mins 17 18 mins 17 18 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 186 connects St. Michael’s Estate, Balestier, Farrer and Queenstown with the City areas of Havelock, Telok Ayer and Shenton Way. Demand is moderate to low during offpeak hours, but heavy during the peak hours as residents commute to and from the City.

From St. Michael’s, Service 131 offers a faster route to Shenton Way by not going via Queenstown.

Service 186 serves the same bus stops along Jalan Bahagia in both directions. Commuters should check the bus destination signage before boarding the bus. Shenton Way bound buses will display a red Service 186 plate while Saint Michael’s bound buses will display a white Service 186 plate.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Whitley Road (Aft Tanglin CC)  Shenton Way Ter
    Weekdays: 05:55 & 06:09
    Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:55

Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 1993 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bishan – Toa Payoh Route Package.

History:
  • 1993 (03 Jan): Introduced between Shenton Way Ter and Farrer Rd (Loop) under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 11
  • 1993 (04 Apr): Extended to St. Michael’s Ter under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 12
  • 2000: Serves new bus stop after Shenton Way along Palmer Rd
  • 2004: Skips abolished bus stop outside Nanyang Pr Sch along Farrer Rd
  • 2011 (04 Sep): Serves new bus stop outside Botanic Gdns Stn along Bt Timah Rd
  • 2012 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (27 Apr): Serves new bus stop outside Queens Condo along Commonwealth Ave
  • 2017 (25 Jun): Amended to relocated Shenton Way Ter

Past Routings

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