SBS Transit Bus Service 196A

SBS Transit Bus Service 196A is a Short-Trip Service variant of Bus Service 196.

The route operates from Bedok Bus Interchange and ends at Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg), operating only during the weekday morning peak hours. However, the majority of trips depart from Marine Parade Road (Lagoon View).

Bedok Int
→ Opp MAS Bldg
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 TE28 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 TE27 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 TE26 Marine Parade Rd
92049 Parkway Parade TE26 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 Aft Margate Rd 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 TE19 Shenton Way
03218 Opp MAS Bldg EW15 Shenton Way
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Bedok Bus Interchange → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
Passes Through Marine Parade Rd, Mountbatten Rd, Nicoll Highway
Route Length 15.6 km
Travelling Time 66 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bedok Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet Single Deck Bus
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Double Deck Bus
– MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Bedok
Weekdays (except Public Holidays)
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares


Short Trip Service 196A is a trunk service operating from Bedok Bus Interchange and ends at Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg).

As a Short-Trip Service, the route operates during Weekday Morning Peak hours and supplements the high demand for Service 196 from residential estates around Marine Parade and Mountbatten, connecting to the City areas of Suntec City, Raffles Place and Shenton Way. While only 1 trip departs from Bedok Interchange in the morning, the majority of trips are operated from Marine Parade Road (Lagoon View).

MRT Stations Served:
Departure Timings
  • From Bedok Int:
    Weekdays: 07:05
Special Departures
  • Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
    Weekdays: 06:37, 06:40, 06:48, 06:55, 09:15, 09:25, 09:35, 09:45 & 10:43


Operator History:
  • 17 Oct 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed under the Bedok Bus Package, in which the negotiated contract term was extended by an undisclosed number of years from 2023.

  • 2005 (17 Oct): Introduced from Mountbatten Rd (Aft Tg Katong Rd) to Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg) during morning peak hours on weekdays
  • 2007: Extended to start from Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View)
  • 2007: Serves additional bus stop outside Victoria Sch along Marine Parade Rd
  • 2009 (03 Aug): Extended to start from Bedok Int
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2014 (10 Aug): Serves new bus stop opposite Blk 2 along Mountbatten Rd
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok Integrated Transport Hub

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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 196A

  • 15 June 2023 at 6:20 AM

    Service 196A should have more trips from Bedok Bus Interchange rather than Marine Parade Road (Bus stop outside Lagoon View). Having only one trip from Bedok Bus Interchange is not enough.


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