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
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
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
Compassvale St
65061
Blk 298A
Punggol Rd
65199
Aft Punggol Rd
TPE
75359
Aft TPE
Tampines Ave 10
75369
Opp HNS Micro Siltronic
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
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
PTB3 Basement
95029
Changi Airport PTB1
PTB1 Basement
95129
Changi Airport PTB2
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
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
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
Sengkang Ctrl
64571
Blk 438
Hougang Ave 6
64371
Opp Punggol CC
Hougang Ave 6
64381
Opp Blk 521
Hougang Ave 10
64009
Hougang Ctrl Int
Hougang Ctrl
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Hougang Central Bus Interchange Changi Airport PTB2 Bus Terminal (Loop)
Passes Through Buangkok, Sengkang, Tampines Ave 10, 7, 4, 5, Airport Boulevard
Route Length 44.5 km
Travelling 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 O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Hougang Central
0515hrs – 2350hrs (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0530hrs – 2350hrs (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from Changi Airport PTB2
0554hrs – 0048hrs (Weekdays)
0551hrs – 0049hrs (Saturdays)
0553hrs – 0042hrs (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630 – 0830: 06 – 08 mins
0831 – 1659: 06 – 08 mins
1700 – 1900: 07 – 10 mins
After 1900: 09 – 11 mins

 

Introduced in 1988, Service 27 is one of six daily services to 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 Working Trip 27A supplementing AM Peak demand towards Tampines and PM 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 & 4 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 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.

MRT/LRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Sengkang East Avenue (Blk 203B) Changi Airport → Hougang Central Int
    Weekdays & Saturdays: 0505hrs & 0515hrs
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 0505hrs, 0515hrs & 0529hrs
  • PTB3 Basement (Changi Airport PTB3) → Hougang Central Int
    Saturdays: 1842hrs, 2010hrs, 2206hrs, 2225hrs & 2313hrs
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 1849hrs, 2016hrs, 2216hrs, 2230hrs & 2310hrs
  • Tampines Avenue 4 (UOB Tampines Ctr) Hougang Central Int
    Weekdays: 1527hrs, 1534hrs, 1541hrs, 1548hrs, 1555hrs, 1601hrs, 1607hrs, 1619hrs, 1626hrs, 1632hrs, 1638hrs, 1650hrs, 1656hrs, 1702hrs, 1709hrs, 1715hrs, 1721hrs, 1727hrs, 1740hrs, 1746hrs, 1753hrs, 1800hrs, 1808hrs, 1816hrs, 1825hrs, 1833hrs, 1840hrs, 1848hrs, 1855hrs, 1903hrs, 1911hrs, 1919hrs, 1928hrs, 1943hrs, 2021hrs, 2057hrs, 2135hrs, 2216hrs, 2252hrs, 2330hrs & 2349hrs
    Saturdays: 0853hrs, 0908hrs, 1747hrs, 1800hrs, 1919hrs, 1928hrs 2037hrs, 2044hrs, 2148hrs, 2202hrs, 2309hrs, 2326hrs, 0023hrs & 0036hrs
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 1808hrs, 1845hrs, 1942hrs, 2001hrs, 2051hrs & 2110hrs

Short-Trip Service:

  • Service 27A: Sengkang East Avenue (Blk 203B) → Tampines Avenue 4 (Opp Century Sq)
    Weekdays: 0612hrs, 0618hrs, 0624hrs, 0630hrs, 0642hrs, 0648hrs, 0654hrs, 0700hrs, 0707hrs, 0713hrs, 0725hrs, 0731hrs, 0737hrs, 0743hrs, 0749hrs, 0756hrs, 0803hrs, 0810hrs, 0816hrs, 0823hrs, 0831hrs, 0839hrs, 0845hrs, 0853hrs, 0901hrs, 0909hrs, 0917hrs, 0924hrs, 0932hrs, 0940hrs & 0948hrs

Fare: Charges basic fares. See Bus Fares.


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
  • 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): Amended back to Tampines Int with the introduction of Service 15 and the extension of Service 53 to Changi Airport PTB
  • 1996: Converted to bi-directional service
  • 1997: Serves additional pair of bus stops (76051/76059) along Tampines Ave 5
  • 1999 (25 Jul): Extended to Sengkang Terminal when SBS took over control of Sengkang bus services
  • 1999: Serves new pair of bus stops (95151/95159) along Airport Blvd
  • 2001 (28 Apr): Terminus relocated to temporary site of Sengkang Int
  • 2002: Serves 2 new pairs of bus stops (75359/75351 & 75299/75291) 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
  • 2014 (24 Aug): Calls at Tampines Expressway (Punggol Road) Bus Interchange
  • 2015 (08 Nov): Serves new pair of bus stops along Tampines Ave 9
  • 2017 (11 Sep): Last bus timing extended from 2335hrs to 2350hrs daily

Past Routings:

 

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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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