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 (Loop)
64009 Hougang Ctrl Int NE14 Hougang Ctrl
64389 Blk 522 Hougang Ave 10
64379 Punggol CC Hougang Ave 6
64579 Bet Blks 544/546 Hougang Ave 6
67609 Buangkok Stn Exit A NE15 Sengkang Ctrl
67261 Blk 203B Sengkang East Ave
67209 Blk 203 Compassvale Rd
67199 Opp Blk 223D Compassvale Rd
67189 Opp Blk 241 Compassvale Rd
67249 Blk 259C Compassvale Rd
67259 Compassvale Stn Exit B SE1 Compassvale St
65061 Blk 298A Punggol Rd
65199 Aft Punggol Rd TPE
75359 Aft TPE Tampines Ave 10
75369 Bef Tampines Lk Tampines Ave 10
75319 Opp Tampines Dormitory Tampines Ave 10
75299 Bef Tampines Ave 9 Tampines Ave 10
75289 Opp Blks 741/742 Tampines Ave 9
75279 Opp Blk 721 Tampines Ave 9
76549 Opp Citylife@ Tampines Tampines Ave 9
76191 BLK 401 Tampines Ave 7
76149 Opp Tampines Stn/Int EW2-DT32 Tampines Ave 4
76139 Opp Century Sq Tampines Ave 4
76069 Blk 147 Tampines Ave 5
95151 Airport Police Stn Airport Blvd
95011 Bef Changi Airport PTB3 Airport Blvd
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 Blvd
95159 Near SATS Flight Kitchen Airport Blvd
76061 Blk 938 Tampines Ave 5
76131 UOB Tampines Ctr Tampines Ave 4
76141 Tampines Stn/Int EW2-DT32 Tampines Ave 4
76199 BLK 503 Tampines Ave 7
76541 Citylife@ Tampines Tampines Ave 9
75271 Blk 721 Tampines Ave 9
75281 Blk 742A Tampines Ave 9
75291 Aft Tampines Ave 9 Tampines Ave 10
75311 Tampines Dormitory Tampines Ave 10
75361 Bef Tampines Ind Ave 5 Tampines Ave 10
75351 Bef TPE Tampines Ave 10
65191 Bef Punggol Rd TPE
65069 Blk 190C Punggol Rd
67251 Compassvale Stn Exit A SE1 Compassvale St
67241 Blk 248A Compassvale Rd
67181 Blk 240 Compassvale Rd
67191 Blk 223D Compassvale Rd
67201 Blk 206A Compassvale Rd
67269 Opp Blk 203A Sengkang East Ave
67601 Buangkok Stn Exit B NE15 Sengkang Ctrl
64571 Blk 438 Hougang Ave 6
64371 Opp Punggol CC Hougang Ave 6
64381 Hougang Stn Exit C NE14 Hougang Ave 10
64009 Hougang Ctrl Int NE14 Hougang Ctrl
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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