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
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
Mountbatten Rd
80141
Opp S.A. Deaf
Mountbatten Rd
80219
Natl Stadium
Nicoll Highway
80169
Nicoll Highway Stn
Nicoll Highway
80159
Suntec City
Nicoll Highway
02119
Opp War Memorial Pk
Nicoll Highway
03019
OUE Bayfront
Collyer Quay
03059
One Raffles Quay
Raffles Quay
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg
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
C'wealth Ave
11171
Opp Blk 7B
C'wealth Ave
11181
Opp Blk 43
C'wealth Ave
11369
Buona Vista Stn Exit D
Nth Buona Vista Rd
18149
Opp Anglo-Chinese JC
Nth Buona Vista Rd
18119
Opp Fairfield Meth Pr Sch
Dover Rd
19089
Acs Independent
Dover Rd
19079
Bef Dover Ct Prep 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
Clementi Ave 3
17009
Clementi Int
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
Nth Buona Vista Rd
11189
Blk 43
C'wealth Ave
11179
Blk 8
C'wealth Ave
11169
C'Wealth Stn Exit B/C
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
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
Robinson Rd
03011
Fullerton Sq
Fullerton Rd
02111
Esplanade Bridge
Esplanade Dr
80151
Opp Suntec City
Nicoll Highway
80161
Opp Nicoll Highway Stn
Nicoll Highway
80211
Opp Natl Stadium
Nicoll Highway
80149
S.A. Deaf
Mountbatten Rd
80279
Mountbatten Stn Exit B
Mountbatten Rd
91099
Bef Wilkinson Rd
Mountbatten Rd
91041
EtonHouse Pre-Sch
Mountbatten Rd
91051
Opp Santa Fe Mans
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 Sec Sch
Marine Parade Rd
93011
Opp Neptune Ct
Marine Parade Rd
93021
Opp Mandarin Gdns
Marine Parade Rd
93031
Opp Laguna Pk
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
Bedok Nth Dr
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok Bus Interchange  Clementi Bus Interchange
Passes Through Marine Parade, Marine Cres/Terr, Mountbatten, 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
 (BBDEP)
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 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

Route History

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: Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
    Weekdays: 0637hrs – 1043hrs

A majority of Short Trip Service 196A trips depart from Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View). A small minority depart from Bedok Int or Marine Parade Rd (Bet Blks 72/74).

Route Variants:

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

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


Gallery:


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.

History:

  • 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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