SBS Transit Bus Service 24

SBS Transit Bus Service 24 is a trunk route running from Ang Mo Kio and looping at Changi Airport, going via AMK Ave 1, Upp Paya Lebar, Paya Lebar, Bedok and Upper Changi. It also duplicates the MRT between Paya Lebar and Tanah Merah. It serves Terminals 3, 1, 2 & 4 in order at Changi Airport.

24
Ang Mo Kio Int ↺ PTB2 Basement (Loop)
54009
Ang Mo Kio Int
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54339
Blk 422
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54329
Blk 420
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54319
Opp Christ The King Ch
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54101
Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
66091
Golden Hill Est
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
66031
Cardiff Residence
Lor Chuan
66041
Blk 230
Boundary Rd
66051
Opp Blk 257
Boundary Rd
63149
Serangoon Stadium
Boundary Rd
62059
Blk 161
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
62049
Aft Paya Lebar Cres
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
62039
Raya Gdn
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
62029
Paya Lebar Gdns
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
62019
Aft Rochdale Rd
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
70309
Opp Paya Lebar St
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
70299
Opp Asiawide Ind Bldg
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
70289
Aft Tai Seng Stn Exit C
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
70279
Opp Trinity @ Paya Lebar
Paya Lebar Rd
70269
Citipoint Ind Cplx
Paya Lebar Rd
70259
Macpherson Stn Exit B
Paya Lebar Rd
81101
CISCO Ctr
Paya Lebar Rd
81111
Paya Lebar Stn Exit B
Paya Lebar Rd
82011
Aft Tg Katong Cplx
Sims Ave
82032
Blk 416
Sims Ave
82061
Eunos Stn/ Int
Sims Ave
83011
Casa Sarina
Sims Ave East
83031
Opp Hong San Si Tp
Sims Ave East
83062
Kembangan Stn
Sims Ave East
83081
Opp Perpetual Succour Ch
Sims Ave East
84011
Chai Chee Ind Pk
New Upp Changi Rd
84021
Blk 32
New Upp Changi Rd
84031
Bedok Stn Exit B
New Upp Changi Rd
84041
Blk 221A
New Upp Changi Rd
84051
Bedok Sports Cplx
New Upp Changi Rd
84061
The Tanamera Condo
New Upp Changi Rd
85091
Tanah Merah Stn Exit B
New Upp Changi Rd
85101
Aft Bedok Rd
Upp Changi Rd East
96011
Bef Simei Ave
Upp Changi Rd East
96021
Opp Expo Halls 1/2/3
Upp Changi Rd East
96031
Opp Expo Halls 4/5/6
Upp Changi Rd East
95901
BEF SIMEI RD
Upp Changi Rd East
96041
UPP CHANGI STN/OPP SUTD
Upp Changi Rd East
96051
Opp Changi Ct
Upp Changi Rd East
96061
Opp Mera Terr P/G
Upp Changi Rd East
95151
Airport Police Stn
Airport Blvd
95011
Bef Changi Airport PTB3
Airport Blvd
95109
Changi Airport PTB3
PTB3 Basement
95029
Changi Airport PTB1
PTB1 Basement
95129
Changi Airport PTB2
PTB2 Basement
95019
Aft Changi Airport PTB2
Airport Blvd
95209
CHANGI AIRPORT PTB4
T4 CRESCENT
95159
Near SATS Flight Kitchen
Airport Blvd
96069
Mera Terr P/G
Upp Changi Rd East
96059
Changi Ct
Upp Changi Rd East
96049
UPP CHANGI STN/SUTD
Upp Changi Rd East
95909
AFT SOMAPAH RD
Upp Changi Rd East
96039
Expo Halls 4/5/6
Upp Changi Rd East
96029
Expo Halls 1/2/3
Upp Changi Rd East
96019
Aft Simei Ave
Upp Changi Rd East
85109
Bef Bedok Rd
Upp Changi Rd East
85099
Tanah Merah Stn Exit A
New Upp Changi Rd
84069
Blk 55
New Upp Changi Rd
84059
Blk 65
New Upp Changi Rd
84049
Blk 27
New Upp Changi Rd
84039
Bedok Stn Exit A
New Upp Changi Rd
84029
Opp Blk 32
New Upp Changi Rd
84019
Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk
New Upp Changi Rd
83099
Aft Perpetual Succour Ch
Changi Rd
83079
Bef Siglap Plain
Changi Rd
83059
Mjd Kassim
Changi Rd
83049
Bef Lor 110 Changi
Changi Rd
83029
Aft Kg Eunos
Changi Rd
82069
Aft Lor 106 Changi
Changi Rd
82049
Joo Chiat Cplx
Changi Rd
82029
Blk 14 Mkt/FC
Geylang Rd
81129
Paya Lebar Stn Exit D
Paya Lebar Rd
81119
Paya Lebar Stn Exit C
Paya Lebar Rd
81109
Opp CISCO Ctr
Paya Lebar Rd
70251
Macpherson Stn Exit C
Paya Lebar Rd
70261
Opp Orion @ Paya Lebar
Paya Lebar Rd
70271
Le Crescendo
Paya Lebar Rd
70281
Aft Tai Seng Stn
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
70291
Asiawide Ind Bldg
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
70301
Aft Paya Lebar St
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
62011
Aft Bartley Rd
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
62021
Wisma AUPE
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
62031
Bef How Sun Rd
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
62041
Opp Bethany Presby Ch
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
62051
Aft Jln Chermat
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
63141
Blk 209
Boundary Rd
66059
Blk 257A
Boundary Rd
66049
Blk 233
Boundary Rd
66039
Blk 307
Lor Chuan
66099
Opp Golden Hill Est
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54109
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54311
Blk 332
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54321
Blk 354
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54331
Blk 346
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54009
Ang Mo Kio Int
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange  Changi Airport PTB2 Bus Terminal (Loop)
Passes Through AMK Ave 1, Upp Paya Lebar, Paya Lebar, Bedok, Upper Changi
Route Length 51.6 km
Travelling Time 180 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Seletar Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio
0530 – 2300 (Daily)
Departure Times from Terminal 2
0617 – 0013 (Weekdays)
0628 – 0011 (Saturdays)
0627 – 0012 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630 – 0830: 07 – 11 mins
0831 – 1659: 08 – 11 mins
1700 – 1900: 07 – 15 mins
After 1900: 10 – 15 mins

 

Service 24 is a lengthy loop trunk route between Ang Mo Kio and Changi Airport, serving Serangoon, Upper Paya Lebar, Paya Lebar, Eunos, Bedok and Upper Changi. Introduced as part of the 1983 Changi Airport Bus Plan, it replaces previously existing bus routes and remains today as a unique connection along much of its route. This service duplicates the East-West Line between Paya Lebar and Tanah Merah, and closely follows Service 22 between Ang Mo Kio and MacPherson.

Due to the loop-route nature of Service 24, as well as irregular demand across the day, this route is very prone to bunching-up. Frequencies during peak hour can exceed 20mins. Sectors of high demand are between Bedok and Upper Changi where the route connects to private housing and new developments along Upper Changi Road East.

The former shortworking trip 24A operates daily from Ang Mo Kio Int to Tanah Merah MRT Station, where the bus would do a u-turn and operate as service 24 back to Ang Mo Kio Int. Departures from Ang Mo Kio Int alternated between the main service 24 and the shortworking service 24A then.

Changi Airport:

Service 24 serves Changi Airport Terminals 3, 1, 2 & 4 in order.

Changi Airport Passenger Terminal Buildings (PTBs) 1, 2 and 3 have their bus stops integrated into their basement levels, which also serves as a cargo loading and unloading bay. Security checks for any unattended or suspicious articles are carried out before a bus enters Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Bus Captains may take a short toilet break at Terminal 2. Because of height restrictions, double-decker buses are unable to enter Changi Airport basement.

Occasionally when Changi Airport basement is closed, buses will be diverted to to T1/T2/T3 Departure Drive where a temporary bus stop will be set up.

A fleet restriction for Changi Airport appears to be in place, with only Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro buses deployed on airport-plying bus services.

Announcements for passengers to inform the Bus Captain if they see any suspicious person or article are played on board public buses at Changi Airport as well.

Special Departures:

  • Upp Paya Lebar Road (Blk 161) Changi Airport  Ang Mo Kio
    Daily: 0530hrs, 0537hrs
  • New Upp Changi Rd (Bedok Stn Exit B) Changi Airport  Ang Mo Kio
    Weekdays: 0540hrs, 0548hrs
    Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 0540hrs
  • PTB1 Basement (Changi Airport PTB1) Ang Mo Kio
    Weekdays: 0545hrs, 0558hrs
  • Airport Blvd (Near SATS Flight Kitchen) → Ang Mo Kio
    Weekdays: 0555hrs
  • New Upp Changi Rd (Blk 65) → Ang Mo Kio
    Weekdays: 0600hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0612hrs, 0624hrs
    Sundays & Public Holidays: 0600hrs, 0616hrs

MRT Stations Served:

 

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

Fleet: See Above.


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 in 2023 under the Seletar Bus Package.

History:

  • 1983 (25 Jun): Introduced as Service 24 to replace services 392 (Bedok Int – Changi Airport), 394 (Somapah Int – Changi Airport) and 727 (Ang Mo Kio – Changi Airport), all withdrawn due to low demand and overlapping routes.
    Route plying Ang Mo Kio Int – Changi Airport PTB1
  • 1990: Amended to serve Changi Airport PTB2
  • 2007 (11 Nov): Amended to serve Changi Airport PTB3
  • 2010 (02 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2012 (09 Jan): Converted to loop service
  • 2017 (22 Oct): Extended to serve Changi Airport PTB4
  • 2018 (11 Mar): Start of operations under Seletar Bus Package (Tendered Contract)
  • 2018 (08 Apr): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Upper Changi Rd East (Bef Simei Rd / Aft Somapah Rd)

Past Routings:


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