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 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
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 EW10 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 Bugis Cube Nth Bridge Rd
01029 Opp National Library Nth Bridge Rd
04167 City Hall Stn Exit B EW13NS25 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 EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
28009 Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1 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 Science 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 EW16NE3 Eu Tong Sen St
10018 Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH EW16NE3 Eu Tong Sen St
05013 Chinatown Stn Exit C NE4DT19 Eu Tong Sen St
05023 Opp Hong Lim Pk Eu Tong Sen St
04222 Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5 Eu Tong Sen St
04142 Armenian Ch Hill St
04151 Cath Of The Good Shepherd EW13NS25 Victoria St
01013 St. Joseph's Church 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 EW11 Kallang Rd
80011 AFT PADANG JERINGAU Kallang Rd
80031 Kallang Stn EW10 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 EW5 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: 13 – 17 mins
0630-0830: 07 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 14 mins
After 1900: 13 – 14 mins

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: 0525hrs, 0535hrs, 0545hrs, 0554hrs, 0620hrs, 0651hrs, 0718hrs
    Saturdays: 0525hrs, 0538hrs, 0551hrs
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 0525hrs, 0538hrs, 0550hrs
  • Neil Road (Aft Kreta Ayer Rd)  Jurong East Int
    Weekdays: 0525hrs, 1748hrs, 1831hrs
    Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays: 0525hrs

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


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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