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.

84009 Bedok Int 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
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 Commonwealth 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 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 Commonwealth 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
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
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok Bus Interchange ↔ Clementi Bus Interchange
Passes Through Marine Parade, Marine Cres/Terr, Mountbatten Rd, Nicoll Highway, Shenton Way, Bukit Merah, Commonwealth, Dover Road, AYE
Route Length 31.5 km (D1) | 31.1 km (D2)
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
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– MAN A95
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Bedok
0530hrs – 2315hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Clementi
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 07 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 11 mins
After 1900: 09 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 11 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 13 mins
After 1900: 11 – 13 mins

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.

During peak hours, the express variant 196e operates between Shenton Way and Marine Parade, skipping stops along Mountbatten Road, while running identical to Service 196.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View) → Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 0627hrs, 0757hrs, 0820hrs
  • Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg) → Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0540hrs, 0550hrs, 0600hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0544hrs, 0558hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0540hrs, 0556hrs
  • Queensway (Blk 19) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0605hrs, 0720hrs
  • Anson Road (Hub Synergy Pt) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 1822hrs
  • Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0838hrs
Short Trip Service
  • Service 196A: Bedok Int → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
    Weekdays: 0709hrs
  • Service 196A (Special Departures): Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
    Weekdays: 0637hrs, 0640hrs, 0648hrs, 0655hrs, 0915hrs, 0925hrs, 0935hrs, 0945hrs, 1043hrs

Route Variants:

  • Express 196e: Marine Parade Rd ⇄ Shenton Way/Anson Road
    Weekdays Peak Hours

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


Operator History:

  • 1970s – 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.


  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Gagak Selari Barat (now Jln Bukit Merah) and Shipyard Rd, operated by United Bus Company
  • 1974 (03 Feb): Extended to Prince Edward Rd
  • 1978 (01 Jun): Amended from Shipyard Rd to Jurong Int
  • 1984 (16 Sep): Merged with Service 15 and extended to Marine Parade
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Interchange with the closure of Jurong Interchange.
  • 1992 (28 Jun): Shortened to start from Buona Vista.
  • 1992 (15 Nov): Amended to start from Clementi (via Clementi Ave 6, AYE).
  • 2001 (16 Sep): Extended to Bedok with the closure of Marine Parade Terminal
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
  • 2011 (26 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to Clementi air-conditioned Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (10 Aug): Calls at new bus stop along Mountbatten Rd (opp Blk 2)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok air-conditioned Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Calls at B/S 10018 Aft Hosp Dr, Eu Tong Sen St instead of B/S 10039 Bef Hosp Dr, Kg Bahru Rd due to B/S Removal

Past Routings:

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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 196

  • 19 July 2019 at 7:49 PM

    the departure at clementi interchange has never been quite punctual. may bus 196 operation look into that??


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