SBS Transit Bus Service 197

SBS Transit Bus Service 197 is a trunk route running between Bedok and Jurong East, passing through Marine Parade, Guillemard, Bugis, Chinatown, Bukit Merah and AYE.

197
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
92079
Blk 57
Marine Parade Rd
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
92161
Aft Katong PO
Tg Katong Rd
82071
Opp Tg Katong Girls' Sch
Tg Katong Rd
82081
Aft Dunman Rd
Tg Katong Rd
82091
Aft Queen Of Peace Ch
Tg Katong Rd
82231
Opp City Plaza
Guillemard Rd
81141
Versailles Condo
Guillemard Rd
81151
Kong Hwa Sch
Guillemard Rd
81161
blk 56
Guillemard Rd
80259
Aft Chen Li Presby Ch
Guillemard Rd
80111
Bef Geylang Rd
Sims Way
80049
Aft Sims Way
Geylang Rd
80039
Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Geylang Rd
80029
Bef Kg Bugis
Kallang Rd
01339
Bef Crawford Bridge
Crawford St
01329
Blk 8
Nth Bridge Rd
01229
Bef Sultan Mque
Nth Bridge Rd
01139
Parkview Sq
Nth Bridge Rd
01039
Nth Bridge Commercial Cplx
Nth Bridge Rd
01029
Cosmic Insurance Bldg
Nth Bridge Rd
04167
City Hall Stn Exit B
Nth Bridge Rd
04249
Opp The Treasury
Nth Bridge Rd
05029
Boat Quay
Sth Bridge Rd
05199
Opp Hong Lim Cplx
Sth Bridge Rd
05189
Opp Sri Mariamman Tp
Sth Bridge Rd
05259
Aft Kreta Ayer Rd
Neil Rd
05239
Bef The Pinnacle@Duxton
Neil 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
11519
Opp Queensway Shop Ctr
Alexandra Rd
18041
Normanton Pk
AYE
18131
Science Pk
AYE
18101
PSB Science Pk Bldg
Buona Vista Flyover
18071
NUH
Buona Vista Flyover
16091
Opp SIT Dover
AYE
17121
Blk 610
AYE
17131
Clementi Flyover
AYE
17141
Clementi Stadium
AYE
20011
Blk 506
AYE
20021
NEWEST
AYE
20031
The Infiniti
AYE
20051
Cycle & Carriage
AYE
20271
Opp German Ctr
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28221
Opp Intl Business Pk
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28231
Jurong Town Hall
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28241
Opp Jurong East Lib
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28439
Blk 124
Jurong East Ctrl
28009
Jurong East Temp Int
Jurong Gateway Rd
28009
Jurong East Temp Int
Jurong Gateway Rd
28301
Blk 131
Jurong Gateway Rd
28431
Blk 134
Jurong East Ctrl
28249
Jurong East Lib
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28239
Opp Jurong Town Hall
Jurong Town Hall Rd
28229
German Ctr
Jurong Town Hall Rd
20059
Opp Cycle & Carriage
AYE
20039
Opp The Infiniti
AYE
20029
OPP NEWEST
AYE
20019
Blk 431
AYE
17149
Blk 426
AYE
17139
Aft Clementi Swim Cplx
AYE
17129
Aft NUS High Sch
AYE
16099
SIT Dover
AYE
18079
Opp NUH
Buona Vista Flyover
18109
Opp PSB Science Pk Bldg
Buona Vista Flyover
18049
Opp Normanton Pk
AYE
11511
Alexandra Hosp
Alexandra Rd
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
10018
Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH
Eu Tong Sen St
05013
People's Pk Cplx
Eu Tong Sen St
05023
Opp Hong Lim Pk
Eu Tong Sen St
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
Eu Tong Sen St
04142
Armenian Ch
Hill St
04151
Cath Of The Good Shepherd
Victoria St
01013
St. Joseph's Ch
Victoria St
01112
Opp Bugis Junction
Victoria St
01121
Stamford Pr Sch
Victoria St
01211
Opp Blk 461
Victoria St
01311
Lavender Stn Exit B
Kallang Rd
80011
AFT PADANG JERINGAU
Kallang Rd
80031
Kallang Stn
Sims Ave
80051
Aft Lor 1 Geylang
Sims Ave
80119
Aft Geylang Rd
Sims Way
80251
Aft Lor 14 Geylang
Guillemard Rd
81169
Opp Blk 56
Guillemard Rd
81159
Opp Kong Hwa Sch
Guillemard Rd
81149
The Sunny Spring Condo
Guillemard Rd
81139
Grandlink Sq
Guillemard Rd
82119
Tg Katong Cplx
Tg Katong Rd
82099
CDAC Bldg
Tg Katong Rd
82089
Aft Ipoh Lane
Tg Katong Rd
82079
Tg Katong Girls' Sch
Tg Katong Rd
92169
Bef Katong PO
Tg Katong 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
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 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
Bedok Nth Dr
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok Bus Interchange Jurong East Bus Interchange
Passes Through Marine Parade, Guillemard, Bugis, Chinatown, Bukit Merah, AYE
Route Length 32.2 km (D1) | 32.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 130 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Soon Lee Bus Park 
(SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus

Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Bedok
0530hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Jurong East
0545hrs – 0000hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 18 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 16 mins
After 1900: 11 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 07 – 16 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 18 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 15 mins
After 1900: 13 – 15 mins

 

Route History

Service 197 is an inter-town route spanning East and West, connecting residents of Jurong East, Bukit Merah, Guillemard, Tanjong Katong and Marine Parade while passing through the City areas of Chinatown, Clarke Quay and Bugis. The route receives moderate to high demand all-day round.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Geylang Road (Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter)  Jurong East Int
    Weekdays (Normal): 0525hrs, 0535hrs, 0545hrs, 0554hrs, 0623hrs
    Weekdays (Sch Hols)/Sat/Sun/PHs: 0525hrs, 0538hrs, 0551hrs
  • Neil Road (Aft Kreta Ayer Rd)  Jurong East Int
    Daily: 0525hrs

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


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1978 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2025 under the Clementi Bus Package.

History:

  • 1978 (01 Jun): Introduced between Lor 1 Geylang and Jurong Int
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Interchange with the closure of Jurong Interchange.
  • 1991 (07 Apr): Merged with service 41 and extended to Bedok.
  • 1992 (28 Jun): Shortened to Jurong East. Deleted sectors covered by service 198.
  • 2009 (05 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Way and Jurong East Ctrl due to the closure of Jurong East St 12
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok 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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