SBS Transit Bus Service 186

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

186
03239
Shenton Way Ter
Palmer Rd
03223
Intl Plaza
Anson Rd
03151
Opp GB Bldg
Cecil St
03041
Telok Ayer Stn Exit A
Cross St
05131
Opp Hong Lim Cplx
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
C'wealth Ave
11151
Blk 42
C'wealth Ave
11061
Opp Queensway Sec Sch
Queensway
11071
Blk 97
Queensway
11081
Viz Holland
Queensway
11091
Tulip Gdn
Farrer Rd
11101
Farrer Rd Mkt
Farrer Rd
11111
Farrer Rd Stn Exit B
Farrer Rd
41101
St. Margaret's Sec Sch
Farrer Rd
41111
Lutheran Twrs
Farrer Rd
41029
Opp Botanic Gdns Stn
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 Man
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
Bt Timah Rd
41119
Opp Lutheran Twrs
Farrer Rd
41109
Opp St. Margaret's Sec Sch
Farrer Rd
11119
Farrer Rd Stn Exit A
Farrer Rd
11109
Spanish Village
Farrer Rd
11099
Opp Tulip Gdn
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
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 Mans
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 Pk
Upp Pickering St
05319
OCBC Ctr
Church St
03059
One Raffles Quay
Raffles Quay
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg
Shenton Way
03239
Shenton Way Ter
Palmer Rd
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Shenton Way Bus Terminal ↔ Saint Michael’s Bus Terminal 
Passes Through Telok Ayer, Ganges Ave, Queenstown, Farrer, Whitley, Balestier, St. Michael’s Estate
Route Length 18.3km (D1) | 17.6km (D2)
Travelling 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 Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
– Volvo B10TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus
– 
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– 
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Shenton Way
0600 – 0000 (Daily)
Departure Times from Saint Michael’s
0600 – 2345 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 14 – 17 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 19 mins
1700-1900: 11 – 14 mins
After 1900: 11 – 17 mins
0630-0830: 07 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 18 mins
1700-1900: 14 – 19 mins
After 1900: 15 – 19 mins

Route History

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. No alighting is allowed at Shenton Way Terminal.

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.

Special Departures:

  • Whitley Road (Aft Tanglin CC)  Shenton Way Ter
    Weekdays: 0555hrs, 0608hrs
    Sat/Sun/PHs: 0555hrs

MRT Stations Served:

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

Fleet: See Above.


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1992 – 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:

  • 1992 (03 May): Introduced as a Shenton Way – Farrer Road service when 185 shortened to loop at Jln Anak Bt from Shenton Way.
  • 1993 (05 Dec): Extended to St. Michael’s Terminal
  • 2012 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2017 (25 Jun): Amended to relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal.

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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