SBS Transit Bus Service 196e

SBS Transit Fast Forward Bus Service 196e is a Fast Forward variant of Service 196, plying between Marine Parade Road and Shenton Way. It passes through Marine Terrace, Nicoll Highway and Fullerton, operating drips during the morning and evening peak hours.


Bus Service 196e: Marine Parade Rd Shenton Way / Anson Rd
Direction 1
AM Peak
Direction 2
PM Peak
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Lagoon View
    – Laguna Pk
    – Victoria Sch
    – Mandarin Gdns
    – Neptune Ct
    – CHIJ Katong Convent
  • Marine Terrace
    – CHIJ Katong Convent (Sec)
    – Blk 19
  • Marine Cres
    – Blk 34
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Tao Nan Sch
    – Bet Blks 72/74
    – Parkway Parade
  • Amber Rd
    – Amber Gdn
  • Mountbatten Rd (Express)
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Opp War Memorial Pk CC3
  • Collyer Quay
    – OUE Bayfront EW14NS26
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp MAS Bldg EW15
  • Anson Rd
    – Hub Synergy Pt
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr EW15
    – Opp The Ogilvy Ctr
    – Raffles Pl Stn Exit F EW14NS26
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq EW14NS26
  • Esplanade Dr (Express)
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Opp Suntec City
  • Mountbatten Rd (Express)
  • Amber Rd
    – Opp Amber Gdn
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Opp Parkway Parade
    – Opp Blk 72
    – CHIJ Katong Convent (Pr)
  • Marine Cres
    – Blk 45
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Opp Blk 57
    – St. Patrick’s Sch
    – Opp Neptune Ct
    – Opp Mandarin Gdns
    – Opp Laguna Pk
    – Hua Xin Ct


Technical Information
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AM Peak: Marine Parade Road (Lagoon View) → Shenton Way (opp MAS Bldg)

PM Peak: Anson Rd (Hub Synergy Pt) → Marine Parade Road (Hua Xin Ct)

Passes Through Marine Terrace, Nicoll Highway, Fullerton
Route Length 13.1 km (D1) | 13.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 45 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bedok Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Marine Parade Rd
0756hrs – 0820hrs (Weekdays, Except Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Anson Rd
1818hrs – 1842hrs (Weekdays, Except Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
AM Peak: 08 mins PM Peak: 08 mins



Service 196e was introduced as a Fast-Forward variant of Service 196, benefiting residents of Marine Parade with a fast connection to the City areas of Nicoll Highway and Shenton Way, travelling more quickly than its parent route and operating during the peak hours. It also charges express fares.

The route skips selected stops throughout its route in both directions. It also plies express sectors along Nicoll Highway and Mountbatten Road where 196 would normally stop.

Departure Timings:

  • AM Peak from Lagoon View, Marine Parade Rd: 0756hrs, 0804hrs, 0812hrs, 0820hrs
  • PM Peak from Hub Synergy Point, Anson Rd: 1818hrs, 1826hrs, 1834hrs, 1842hrs

MRT Stations Served:

Route Variants: 

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


Operator History:

  • 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

Route history:

  • 2005 (12 Dec): Introduced to provide a faster travel between places where there is a high demand by calling at fewer stops. AM Peak trips operate from Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View) to Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg), PM Peak trips operate from Anson Rd(Hub Synergy Pt) back to Marine Parade Rd (Hua Xin Ct).
  • 2016 (25 Jan): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

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