SBS Transit Bus Service 23

SBS Transit Bus Service 23 is a loop route running between Tampines and Rochor Canal Rd, serving Tampines Avenue 1, Bedok North Road and Boon Keng. It includes an express sector along the Pan-Island Expressway.

Tampines Int
↺ Rochor Canal Rd (Loop)
75009 Tampines Int A1 EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
76059 Opp Our Tampines Hub Tampines Ave 5
76069 Blk 147 Tampines Ave 5
75059 Bef Tampines West Stn DT31 Tampines Ave 1
75229 Temasek Poly East G Tampines Ave 1
75239 Temasek Poly Tampines Ave 1
75249 Temasek Poly West G Tampines Ave 1
75259 Tropica Condo Tampines Ave 1
72179 HomeTeamNS Bedok Nth Rd
84459 Bet Blks 705/706 Bedok Nth Rd
84539 Bedok Nth Stn Exit B DT29 Bedok Nth Rd
60069 Kallang Basin Swim Cplx Jln Kolam Ayer
60079 Bef Bendemeer Rd Jln Kolam Ayer
60179 MOM Svcs Ctr Bendemeer Rd
60159 Blk 54 Bendemeer Rd
60139 Blk 44 Bendemeer Rd
60119 Opp Boon Keng Stn NE9 Bendemeer Rd
60099 Bef Lavender St Bendemeer Rd
07329 Hoa Nam Bldg Jln Besar
07319 Aft Allenby Rd Jln Besar
07419 Opp Veerasamy Rd Jln Besar
07529 Jln Besar Stn Exit A DT22 Jln Besar
07531 Rochor Stn DT13 Rochor Canal Rd
07031 Tekka Ctr S'goon Rd
07111 Broadway Hotel S'goon Rd
07211 Aft Farrer Pk Stn Exit G NE8 S'goon Rd
07221 Sri Vadapathira K Tp S'goon Rd
60101 Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp S'goon Rd
60121 Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102 NE9 S'goon Rd
60141 Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch S'goon Rd
60161 St. Michael's Pl S'goon Rd
60071 Kolam Ayer Ind Est Jln Kolam Ayer
60061 Aft Infineon Jln Kolam Ayer
84451 Bedok Nth Stn Exit A DT29 Bedok Nth Rd
72171 Opp HomeTeamNS Bedok Nth Rd
75251 Opp Tropica Condo Tampines Ave 1
75241 Opp Temasek Poly West G Tampines Ave 1
75231 Opp Temasek Poly Tampines Ave 1
75221 Opp Temasek Poly East G Tampines Ave 1
75051 Tampines West Stn Exit B DT31 Tampines Ave 1
76061 Blk 938 Tampines Ave 5
76051 Our Tampines Hub Tampines Ave 5
75009 Tampines Int EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Rochor Canal Road (Loop)
Passes Through Tampines Ave 1, Bedok North Rd, Jln Besar, Serangoon Rd
Route Length 32.0 km
Travelling Time 83 108 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet Single-deck & Double-deck buses
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Tampines
05:30 – 23:50
Operating Frequency
Loop Service 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 6 7 mins 6 12 mins 7 9 mins 9 16 mins
Saturdays 10 12 mins 9 15 mins 10 13 mins 12 17 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 13 15 mins 8 15 mins 10 mins 10 13 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares


Introduced in 1983, Service 23 connects the housing estate of Tampines and Bedok North with the City areas of Little India and Boon Keng, looping at Rochor Canal Road. Incorporating an express sector along the PIE (between Bedok North Rd and Jln Kolam Ayer), the long express sector offers a quick connection as compared to other bus routes or the MRT network before the Downtown Line.

The route experiences good demand all day round with many passengers commuting between these two areas, especially on weekday peak hours and weekends. It is also a frequently-used connection between Tampines Avenue 1 and Tampines Interchange, serving residents and students of Temasek Polytechnic.

MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Rochor Canal Road (Rochor Stn)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 05:45, 05:57, 06:23 & 06:33
    Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:45 & 05:58

Poster Gallery


Operator History:
  • 1983 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed under the Tampines Bus Package, in which the negotiated contract term was extended by an undisclosed number of years from 2024.

  • 1983 (20 Feb): Introduced between Tampines Ter and Tomlinson Rd (Loop)
  • 1987 (29 Nov): Amended to Tampines Int
  • 1988 (23 Oct): Skips a pair of bus stops outside and opposite Tampines Stadium along Tampines Ave 5
  • 1991 (06 Jan): Shortened to loop at Rochor Canal Road under Transitlink Integration Exercise Phase 1
  • 1995 (18 Sep): Amended to ply Tampines Ave 1, Tampines Ave 10 and Bedok North Rd with the opening of Temasek Polytechnic
  • 1997: Serves additional pair of bus stops outside and opposite Tampines Stadium along Tampines Ave 5
  • 2001: Serves new pair of bus stops outside and opposite Tropica Condo along Tampines Ave 1
  • 2007: Serves new pair of bus stops outside Kallang Basin Swim Cplx and after Infineon along Jln Kolam Ayer
  • 2017 (21 Aug): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Serves new bus stop outside Bedok North Stn along Bedok North Rd
  • 2022 (03 Apr): Serves an additional bus stop outside Jln Besar Stn Exit A along Jln Besar
  • 2022 (27 Nov): Serves a new pair of bus stops outside and opposite HomeTeamNS Bedok along Bedok Nth Rd

Past Routings

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10 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 23

  • 27 June 2023 at 12:10 AM

    23 serves Little India and Geylang Bahru (along PIE) stations as well, be sure to add those in.

    • 2 October 2023 at 6:22 PM

      Geylang Bahru is still very far btw. Even Little India also. For 23, it’s already considered Rochor.

  • 24 February 2023 at 8:30 AM

    Fully duplicated NEL and DTl which is under SBST train also. Why this service is not cut and amend while service 66 is amended? Because East area need convenience than west with many options of travel? LTA pls la

    • 25 March 2023 at 8:22 PM

      SBST 23 is very high demand unlike TTS 66. You know 23 is nearly full DD fleet unlike TTS 66 back then. You go and take Bus 23 and you see how many take SBST 23…..


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