SBS Transit Bus Service 196

SBS Transit Bus Service 196 is a trunk route running between Bedok Int and Clementi Int, passing through Marine Parade/Crescent, Mountbatten, Shenton Way, Bukit Merah, Commonwealth, Dover Road and AYE. It shares the Bedok-Clementi route termini with Services 7 and 14.

196
84009 Bedok Int B5 EW5 Bedok Nth Dr
84139 Panasonic Bedok Sth Rd
84129 Fujitec S'pore Ltd Bedok Sth Rd
84151 Casafina Bedok Sth Ave 1
93131 Opp Eastern Lagoon II Bedok Sth Ave 1
93049 Lagoon View Marine Parade Rd
93039 Laguna Pk Marine Parade Rd
93201 Victoria Sch Marine Parade Rd
93029 Mandarin Gdns Marine Parade Rd
93019 Neptune Ct Marine Parade Rd
92089 CHIJ Katong Convent Marine Parade Rd
92211 CHIJ Katong Convent (Sec) Marine Terr
92221 Blk 19 Marine Terr
92231 Blk 34 Marine Cres
92069 Tao Nan Sch Marine Parade Rd
92059 Bet Blks 72/74 Marine Parade Rd
92049 Parkway Parade Marine Parade Rd
92241 Amber Gdns Amber Rd
92099 One Amber Mountbatten Rd
91079 Aft Tg Katong Rd Mountbatten Rd
91069 Bef Walton Rd Mountbatten Rd
91059 Katong Pk Twrs Mountbatten Rd
91049 Bef Fort Rd Mountbatten Rd
91091 Bef Kg Kayu Rd Mountbatten Rd
80271 Opp Mountbatten Stn CC7 Mountbatten Rd
80141 Opp S.A. Deaf Mountbatten Rd
80219 Natl Stadium Nicoll Highway
80169 Nicoll Highway Stn CC5 Nicoll Highway
80159 Suntec City Nicoll Highway
02119 Opp War Memorial Pk CC3 Nicoll Highway
03019 OUE Bayfront EW14NS26 Collyer Quay
03059 One Raffles Quay Raffles Quay
03129 UIC Bldg Shenton Way
03218 Opp MAS Bldg EW15 Shenton Way
05631 Blk 16 Cantonment Link
05521 Maritime Hse Cantonment Rd
10021 Blk 3 Neil Rd
10041 Bef Kampong Bahru Ter Kg Bahru Rd
10051 Blk 149 Jln Bt Merah
10061 Blk 140 Jln Bt Merah
10071 Blk 111 Jln Bt Merah
10501 Blk 104 Jln Bt Merah
10081 Opp Blk 120 Jln Bt Merah
10091 Bt Merah Town Ctr Jln Bt Merah
10101 Opp Bt Merah Sec Sch Jln Bt Merah
10111 Opp Blk 28 Jln Bt Merah
10131 Opp Blk 2 Jln Bt Merah
11021 Aft Queenstown NPC HQ Queensway
11031 Opp Queen's Cl Queensway
11041 Aft C'wealth Dr Queensway
11051 Opp Queenstown Polyclinic Queensway
11161 C'Wealth Stn Exit A/D EW20 C'wealth Ave
11171 Opp Blk 7B C'wealth Ave
11181 Opp Blk 43 C'wealth Ave
11369 Buona Vista Stn Exit D EW21CC22 Nth Buona Vista Rd
18149 Essec Business Sch Nth Buona Vista Rd
18119 Opp Fairfield Meth Pr Sch Dover Rd
19089 Acs Independent Dover Rd
19079 Dover Ct Intl Sch Dover Rd
19069 Opp Ayer Rajah Telecoms Dover Rd
19059 University Town Dover Rd
17099 Yale-NUS College Clementi Rd
17121 Blk 610 AYE
17131 Clementi Flyover AYE
17141 Clementi Stadium AYE
17059 Regent Pk Clementi Ave 6
17189 Blk 317 C'wealth Ave West
17009 Clementi Int EW23 Clementi Ave 3
17009 Clementi Int B3 EW23 Clementi Ave 3
17181 Opp Blk 317 C'wealth Ave West
17051 Opp Regent Pk Clementi Ave 6
20019 Blk 431 AYE
17149 Blk 426 AYE
17139 Aft Clementi Swim Cplx AYE
17191 NUS High Sch Clementi Rd
19051 New Town Sec Sch Dover Rd
19061 Ayer Rajah Telecoms Dover Rd
19071 Opp Acs Independent Dover Rd
19081 Opp ACS Boarding Sch Dover Rd
18111 Fairfield Meth Pr Sch Dover Rd
18141 Aft Anglo-Chinese JC Nth Buona Vista Rd
11361 Buona Vista Stn Exit C EW21CC22 Nth Buona Vista Rd
11189 Blk 43 C'wealth Ave
11179 Blk 8 C'wealth Ave
11169 C'Wealth Stn Exit B/C EW20 C'wealth Ave
11059 Queenstown Polyclinic Queensway
11049 Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch Queensway
11039 Blk 19 Queensway
11029 Blk 166 Queensway
11019 Pk Hotel Alexandra Jln Bt Merah
10139 Blk 1 Jln Bt Merah
10119 Opp Pacific Tech Ctr Jln Bt Merah
10109 Bt Merah Sec Sch Jln Bt Merah
10099 Opp Bt Merah Town Ctr Jln Bt Merah
10089 Blk 119 Jln Bt Merah
10079 Blk 201 Jln Bt Merah
10069 Opp Blk 140 Jln Bt Merah
10059 Opp Blk 149 Jln Bt Merah
10049 Opp Kampong Bahru Ter Kg Bahru Rd
10017 Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3 Eu Tong Sen St
05519 Opp Maritime Hse Cantonment Rd
05629 Opp Southpoint Cantonment Rd
03222 Hub Synergy Pt Anson Rd
03111 Aft Capital Twr Robinson Rd
03071 Opp SO Sofitel S'pore Robinson Rd
03031 Raffles Pl Stn Exit F EW14NS26 Robinson Rd
03011 Fullerton Sq EW14NS26 Fullerton Rd
02111 Esplanade Bridge Esplanade Dr
80151 Opp Suntec City Nicoll Highway
80161 Opp Nicoll Highway Stn CC5 Nicoll Highway
80211 Opp Natl Stadium Nicoll Highway
80149 S.A. Deaf Mountbatten Rd
80279 Mountbatten Stn Exit B CC7 Mountbatten Rd
91099 Bef Wilkinson Rd Mountbatten Rd
91041 EtonHouse Pre-Sch Mountbatten Rd
91051 Opp Santa Fe Mansions Mountbatten Rd
91061 Bet Hse No. 767/767A Mountbatten Rd
91071 Bef Tg Katong Rd Mountbatten Rd
92249 Opp Amber Gdns Amber Rd
92041 Opp Parkway Parade Marine Parade Rd
92051 Opp Blk 72 Marine Parade Rd
92061 CHIJ Katong Convent (Pr) Marine Parade Rd
92239 Blk 45 Marine Cres
92071 Opp Blk 57 Marine Parade Rd
92081 St. Patrick's Sch Marine Parade Rd
93011 Opp Neptune Ct Marine Parade Rd
93021 Opp Mandarin Gdns Marine Parade Rd
93031 Opp Victoria Sch Marine Parade Rd
93041 Hua Xin Ct Marine Parade Rd
93139 Eastern Lagoon II Bedok Sth Ave 1
84159 Opp Casafina/Temasek JC Bedok Sth Ave 1
84121 Aft Bedok Sth Ave 1 Bedok Sth Rd
84131 Opp Panasonic Bedok Sth Rd
84009 Bedok Int EW5 Bedok Nth Dr
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Bedok Bus Interchange  Clementi Bus Interchange
Passes Through Marine Parade Rd, Mountbatten Rd, Nicoll Highway, Jln Bukit Merah, Queensway, Dover Rd
Route Length Towards Clementi: 31.5 km Towards Bedok: 31.0 km
Travelling Time 125 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bedok Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Bukit Batok Bus Depot
 (BBDEP)
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 Bedok
Daily
05:30 – 23:15
Departure Times from Clementi
Daily
05:45 – 23:45
Operating Frequency
From Bedok
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 7 8 mins 7 17 mins 10 12 mins 11 25 mins
Saturdays 11 15 mins 12 16 mins 14 15 mins 13 22 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 10 14 mins 12 16 mins 16 mins 14 24 mins
From Clementi
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 11 13 mins 5 14 mins 8 13 mins 11 23 mins
Saturdays 10 14 mins 11 19 mins 13 15 mins 12 24 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 12 14 mins 11 16 mins 16 mins 14 21 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 196 is a inter-town route connecting residents of Clementi, Dover, Bukit Merah, Mountbatten and Marine Parade to the City areas of Outram Park, Shenton Way and Nicoll Highway. The route experiences high demand throughout the day owing to inter-town connections, and is highest during the peak hours as a heavily-used route between Shenton Way and Marine Parade.

MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View) → Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 06:27, 07:57 & 08:20
  • Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)  Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 05:30, 05:40, 05:50 & 06:00
    Saturdays: 05:30, 05:44 & 05:58
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:40 & 05:56
  • Queensway (Blk 19) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 06:05 & 07:20
  • Anson Road (Hub Synergy Pt)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 18:22
  • Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 08:38
Short Trip Service
  • Service 196A: Bedok Int → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
    Weekdays: 07:09
  • Service 196A (Special Departures): Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
    Weekdays: 06:37 – 10:43
Route Variant:
  • Express 196e: Marine Parade Rd Shenton Way/Anson Road
    Weekdays Peak Hours, except Public Holidays

Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 1971 – 1973: United Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Bedok Bus Package.

History:
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Gagak Selari Barat Ter and Jln Samulun Ter under 1971 Bus Reorganisation
  • 1974 (03 Feb): Extended to Prince Edward Ter under 1974 Bus Rationalisation
  • 1978 (01 Jun): Amended to Jurong Int
  • 1979 (11 Feb): Amended to ply the extended Shenton Way towards Jurong Int, skipping Parsi Rd and Anson Rd
  • 1980 (20 Jan): Amended to ply Spottiswoode Park Rd with the partial conversion of Cantonment Rd to one-way traffic
  • 1981 (11 Oct): Serves new staggered bus stop outside Tunas Bldg along Anson Rd, skipping the bus stop outside Intl Plaza
  • 1984 (16 Sep): Integrated with Service 15 and extended to Marine Parade Ter
  • 1986 (01 Jun): Skips abolished bus stop before Ayer Rajah Rd along Clementi Rd
  • 1987 (01 Nov): Amended to ply Eu Tong Sen St towards Marine Parade Ter to facilitate the second stage of road expansion along New Bridge Rd
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Int with the closure of Jurong Int
  • 1992 (28 Jun): Shortened to Buona Vista Ter under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 8
  • 1992 (15 Nov): Extended to Clementi Int
  • 1994 (29 May): Serves 2 new pairs of bus stops outside The Concourse, outside Golden Mile Twr and outside and opposite Suntec City along Nicoll Highway
  • 2000: Amended to ply Esplanade Dr, skipping Connaught Dr/Empress Pl
  • 2001 (16 Sep): Extended to Bedok Int with the closure of Marine Parade Ter
  • 2002: Serves additional bus stop before Hospital Dr along Eu Tong Sen St
  • 2004 (20 Apr): Amended to ply Mountbatten Rd, Geylang Rd, Kallang Rd, Victoria St, Jln Sultan and Beach Rd to facilitate reinstatement works for the collapsed Nicoll Highway
  • 2004 (06 Dec): Amended to ply the reinstated Nicoll Highway, skipping Mountbatten Rd, Geylang Rd, Kallang Rd, Victoria St, Jln Sultan and Beach Rd
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Serves the bus stop outside Fullerton Square along Fullerton Rd and an additional bus stop opposite AIA Tower along Robinson Rd with the abolition of the bus stop outside Clifford Ctr along Collyer Quay
  • 2006: Serves merged bus stop opposite Buona Vista Stn along North Buona Vista Rd with the closure of the staggered bus stop
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
  • 2006 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2007: Serves additional bus stop outside Victoria Sch along Marine Parade Rd
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to Clementi Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2014 (10 Aug): Serves new bus stop opposite Blk 2 along Mountbatten Rd
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Skips abolished bus stop before Hospital Dr along Kg Bahru Rd

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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 196

  • 19 July 2019 at 7:49 PM
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    the departure at clementi interchange has never been quite punctual. may bus 196 operation look into that??

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