SMRT Express Service 188R

SMRT Express Bus Service 188R is a weekend express route between Choa Chu Kang Interchange and Resorts World Sentosa, passing through Choa Chu Kang Way, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Batok, Toh Guan, AYE, Telok Blangah and HarbourFront. Its parent route is 188 and a weekday express variant 188e is also operated.


Route
188R
44009
Choa Chu Kang Int
Choa Chu Kang Loop
44461
Blk 352
Choa Chu Kang Way
44451
Blk 224
Choa Chu Kang Way
44441
Blk 239
Choa Chu Kang Way
44121
Blk 113
Choa Chu Kang Way
43641
Opp HomeTeamNS
Bt Batok West Ave 7
43831
Blk 334
Bt Batok West Ave 7
43491
Blk 331
Bt Batok West Ave 4
43481
Blk 315
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43471
Blk 306
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43461
Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43401
Bt Batok Polyclinic
Bt Batok West Ave 3
43321
Opp Blk 144
Bt Batok West Ave 6
43371
Blk 109
Bt Batok West Ave 6
43699
Blk 298
Bt Batok Ave 1
28629
Blk 266
Jurong East Ctrl
28631
Opp Blk 288D
Toh Guan Rd
28641
Blk 284
Toh Guan Rd
28651
Opp IMM Bldg
Toh Guan Rd
14169
Opp Telok Blangah Stn
Telok Blangah Rd
14129
Harbourfront Stn Exit A
Telok Blangah Rd
14519
Resorts World Sentosa
Sentosa Gateway
14519
Resorts World Sentosa
Sentosa Gateway
14121
Harbourfront Stn Exit B
Telok Blangah Rd
14161
Telok Blangah Stn
Telok Blangah Rd
28659
IMM Bldg
Toh Guan Rd
28649
Blk 286A
Toh Guan Rd
28639
Blk 288E
Toh Guan Rd
28621
Blk 241
Jurong East Ctrl
43691
Blk 190
Bt Batok Ave 1
43379
Blk 185
Bt Batok West Ave 6
43329
Blk 146
Bt Batok West Ave 6
43409
Opp Blk 127
Bt Batok West Ave 3
43469
Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43479
Opp Blk 305
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43489
Opp Blk 315
Bt Batok West Ave 2
43499
Blk 419
Bt Batok West Ave 4
43839
Opp Blk 336
Bt Batok West Ave 7
43649
HomeTeamNS
Bt Batok West Ave 7
44129
Opp Blk 113
Choa Chu Kang Way
44449
Opp Blks 237/239
Choa Chu Kang Way
44459
Blk 277
Choa Chu Kang Way
44469
Blk 414
Choa Chu Kang Way
44009
Choa Chu Kang Int
Choa Chu Kang Loop

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange  Resorts World Sentosa
Passes Through Choa Chu Kang Way, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Batok, Toh Guan, AYE, Telok Blangah, HarbourFront
Route Length 23.4 km (D1) | 23.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 65 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Departure Times from Choa Chu Kang
0700hrs – 2200hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Resorts World Sentosa
0830hrs – 2330hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 35 mins
0831 – 1659: 30 – 35 mins
1700 – 1900: 30 – 33 mins
After 1900: 27 – 31 mins
0630 – 0830: NA
0831 – 1659: 30 – 33 mins
1700 – 1900: 28 – 33 mins
After 1900: 30 – 33 mins

 

 

Service 188R is an express bus service which operates on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays. Duplicating sectors of Service 188, the service connects the residential estates of Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Batok and Jurong East with Telok Blangah, HarbourFront and Resorts World Sentosa.

The route plies a long express sector along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) in both directions, skipping stops along AYE, Clementi Road and Pasir Panjang altogether, making it a very fast connection from the housing estates in the West to the central areas of HarbourFront and Sentosa island.

The route was introduced in May 2010, to compliment the opening of Resorts World Sentosa earlier that year. High capacity articulated / double-deck buses are not deployed due to insufficient demand. Along with Service 963R and NightRider services, passengers are spared from Sentosa admission charges, and they provide an alternative to Service RWS8 for an inbound journey from HarbourFront. Passengers can board from Bus Stop 14129 – Telok Blangah Rd (HarbourFront Stn Exit A).

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

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Route Variants

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Operator History
  • 2010 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package.

History
  • 2010 (01 May): Introduced on 1st May 2010, this express service provides a faster link from Choa Chu Kang to Resorts World Sentosa. It operates from 7.00am to 10.00pm from Choa Chu Kang Int and 8.30am to 11.30pm from Resorts World Sentosa and charges express fares.
  • 2015 (22 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

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