SBS Transit Bus Service 27

SBS Transit Bus Service 27 is a trunk route operating between Hougang Central and Changi Airport, via Sengkang and Tampines. It has an express sector between Sengkang and Tampines Ave 10 along the TPE, and between Tampines Avenue 5 and Changi Airport along the PIE.

Alight at Changi Airport Terminal 1 for direct access to Jewel Changi Airport through the arrival hall.

27
Hougang Ctrl Int ↺ Changi Airport PTB2 (Loop)
64009
Hougang Ctrl Int NE14
Hougang Central
64389
Blk 522
Hougang Avenue 10
64379
Punggol CC
Hougang Avenue 6
64579
Bet Blks 544/546
Hougang Avenue 6
67609
Buangkok Stn Exit A NE15
Sengkang Central
67261
Blk 203B
Sengkang East Avenue
67209
Blk 203
Compassvale Road
67199
Opp Blk 223D
Compassvale Road
67189
Opp Blk 241
Compassvale Road
67249
Blk 259C
Compassvale Road
67259
Compassvale Stn Exit B SE1
Compassvale Street
65061
Blk 298A
Punggol Road
65199
Aft Punggol Rd
Tampines Expressway
75359
Aft TPE
Tampines Avenue 10
75369
Bef Tampines Lk
Tampines Avenue 10
75319
Opp Tampines Dormitory
Tampines Avenue 10
75299
Bef Tampines Ave 9
Tampines Avenue 10
75289
Opp Blks 741/742
Tampines Avenue 9
75279
Opp Blk 721
Tampines Avenue 9
76549
Opp Citylife @ Tampines
Tampines Avenue 9
76191
Blk 401
Tampines Avenue 7
76149
Opp Tampines Stn/Int EW2DT32
Tampines Avenue 4
76139
Opp Century Sq
Tampines Avenue 4
76069
Blk 147
Tampines Avenue 5
95151
Airport Police Stn
Airport Boulevard
95011
Bef Changi Airport PTB3
Airport Boulevard
95109
Changi Airport PTB3 CG2
PTB3 Basement
95029
Changi Airport PTB1
PTB1 Basement
95129
Changi Airport PTB2 CG2
PTB2 Basement
95019
Aft Changi Airport PTB2
Airport Boulevard
95159
Near SATS Flight Kitchen
Airport Boulevard
76061
Blk 938
Tampines Avenue 5
76131
UOB Tampines Ctr
Tampines Avenue 4
76141
Tampines Stn/Int EW2DT32
Tampines Avenue 4
76199
Blk 503
Tampines Avenue 7
76541
Citylife @ Tampines
Tampines Avenue 9
75271
Blk 721
Tampines Avenue 9
75281
Blk 742A
Tampines Avenue 9
75291
Aft Tampines Ave 9
Tampines Avenue 10
75311
Tampines Dormitory
Tampines Avenue 10
75361
Bef Tampines Ind Ave 5
Tampines Avenue 10
75351
Bef TPE
Tampines Avenue 10
65191
Bef Punggol Rd
Tampines Expressway
65069
Blk 190C
Punggol Road
67251
Compassvale Stn Exit A SE1
Compassvale Street
67241
Blk 248A
Compassvale Road
67181
Blk 240
Compassvale Road
67191
Blk 223D
Compassvale Road
67201
Blk 206A
Compassvale Road
67269
Opp Blk 203A
Sengkang East Avenue
67601
Buangkok Stn Exit B NE15
Sengkang Central
64571
Blk 438
Hougang Avenue 6
64371
Opp Punggol CC
Hougang Avenue 6
64381
Hougang Stn Exit C NE14
Hougang Avenue 10
64009
Hougang Ctrl Int NE14
Hougang Central


Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Hougang Central Bus Interchange Changi Airport PTB2 Bus Terminal (Loop)
Passes Through Sengkang Central, Compassvale Rd, Tampines Ave 10 / 7 / 4 / 5, Airport Blvd
Route Length 44.5 km
Traveling Time 120 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sengkang–Hougang Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Hougang Central
Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:15 – 23:50 05:30 – 23:50
Departure Times from Changi Airport PTB2 Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:54 – 00:48 05:51 – 00:49 05:53 – 00:42
Operating Frequency
Loop Service 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 6 8 mins 6 8 mins 7 10 mins 9 11 mins
Saturdays 7 8 mins 6 8 mins 7 10 mins 8 10 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 8 9 mins 6 9 mins 9 10 mins 8 10 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Introduced in 1988, Service 27 serves Changi Airport, linking the Airport Passenger Terminal Buildings (PTBs) 1, 2 & 3 with the residential towns of Tampines, Sengkang, Buangkok and Hougang. By using the Tampines Expressway (TPE) between Tampines and Sengkang, it serves as an important route connecting the two towns. In fact, most of service 27’s demand comes from the Sengkang – Tampines sector, with Short Trip Service 27A supplementing morning peak demand towards Tampines and evening peak downroutes from Tampines Avenue 4 heading back to Hougang.

From Tampines Central, Service 34 also heads to the Airport, but takes a longer route through Tampines East. In addition, Service 72 offers comparable travel time between Tampines Central and Hougang, but does not service Buangkok or Sengkang.

Changi Airport:

Service 27 serves Changi Airport Terminals 3, 1 & 2 in order. It does not serve Terminal 4.

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 the departure hall along T1/T2/T3 Departure Drive where a temporary bus stop will be set up.

 

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.

MRT/LRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Sengkang East Avenue (Blk 203B) Changi Airport → Hougang Central Int
    Weekdays & Saturdays: 05:05 & 05:15
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:05, 05:15 & 0529
  • PTB3 Basement (Changi Airport PTB3) → Hougang Central Int
    Saturdays: 18:42, 20:10, 22:06, 22:25 & 23:13
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 18:49, 20:16, 22:16, 22:30 & 23:10
  • Tampines Avenue 4 (UOB Tampines Ctr) Hougang Central Int
    Weekdays: 15:27, 15:34, 15:41, 15:48, 15:55, 16:01, 16:07, 16:19, 16:26, 16:32, 16:38, 16:50, 16:56, 17:02, 17:09, 17:15, 17:21, 17:27, 17:40, 17:46, 17:53, 18:00, 18:08, 18:16, 18:25, 18:33, 18:40, 18:48, 18:55, 19:03, 19:11, 19:19, 19:28, 19:43, 20:21, 20:57, 21:35, 22:16, 22:52, 23:30 & 23:49
    Saturdays: 08:53, 09:08, 17:47, 18:00, 19:19, 19:28, 20:37, 20:44, 21:48, 22:02, 23:09, 23:26, 00:23 & 00:36
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 18:08, 18:45, 19:42, 20:01, 20:51 & 21:10
Short-Trip Service:
  • Service 27A: Sengkang East Avenue (Blk 203B) → Tampines Avenue 4 (Opp Century Sq)
    Weekdays (except Public Holidays): 06:12 – 09:48

Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 24 Jan 1988 – 31 Oct 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 01 Nov 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package.

History:
  • 1988 (24 Jan): Introduced as Tampines – Changi Airport PTB (Loop)
  • 1988 (23 Oct): Skips a pair of bus stops (76051/76059) along Tampines Ave 5
  • 1990 (13 Oct): Amended to serve Changi Airport PTB2
  • 1992 (29 Nov): Extended to Pasir Ris Int under Transitlink Integration Exercise Phase 10
  • 1993 (24 Jan): Amended to serve Tampines Int in both directions and ply Pasir Ris St 52
  • 1995 (18 Sep): Shortened to Tampines Int with the introduction of Service 15
  • 1996: Converted to bi-directional service between Tampines Int and Changi Airport PTB 1
  • 1997: Serves additional pair of bus stops (76051/76059) along Tampines Ave 5
  • 1999 (25 Jul): Extended to Sengkang Ter
  • 1999: Serves reinstated bus stop (65061) along Punggol Rd
  • 2000: Serves new pair of bus stops (95151/95159) along Airport Blvd
  • 2000: Serves 2 new pairs of bus stops (75311/75319 & 75361/75369) along Tampines Ave 10
  • 2000: Serves reinstated bus stop (65069) along Punggol Rd
  • 2001 (28 Apr): Amended to Sengkang Temp Int
  • 2002: Serves a new pair of bus stops (75351/75359) along Tampines Ave 10
  • 2002: Serves a new pair of bus stops (75291/75299) along Tampines Ave 10
  • 2002 (29 Dec): Extended to Hougang Central Int
  • 2007 (11 Nov): Amended to serve Changi Airport PTB3
  • 2009 (26 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2012 (09 Jan): Converted to loop service between Hougang Central Int and Changi Airport PTB 2
  • 2014 (24 Aug): Serves a new pair of bus stops (65191/65199) along Tampines Expressway
  • 2015 (08 Nov): Serves a new pair of bus stops (76541/76549) along Tampines Ave 9
  • 2017 (11 Sep): Last bus timing extended from 2335hrs to 2350hrs daily

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4 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 27

  • 15 April 2016 at 5:28 PM
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    Service 27 is notorious for its short run time and speeding buses.

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  • 5 April 2016 at 6:19 PM
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    Pls askLTA widen the slip road and before joins back to tpe again and add 6 new bus stops so that the people living along sengkang east rd and punggol way donot need to walk so far to aft punggol rd and bef punggol rd . These name are the new bus stops and where should it be placed and lifts and stair case for people to go up
    1.Bef Punggol Way (to be placed beside blk 223 on along tpe)
    2.Bef Sengkang East Rd(to be placed beside blk 288 beside slip rd)
    3. Aft Sengkang east rd
    4. Att Punggol way
    5.bef punggol rd
    6 aft punggol rd

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    • 26 August 2016 at 4:05 PM
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      I dont think they should add in more stops. Already overcrowded in just 3 stops… They shld add more buses instead.

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