SBS Transit Bus Service 30 is a trunk service plying between Bedok and Boon Lay, passing through Geylang Serai, Mountbatten, HarbourFront, Pasir Panjang, Teban Gardens and Corporation Drive, running from East to West of Singapore. An Express route variant, Service 30e, is also operated.
0630-0830: 08 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 18 mins
1700-1900: 14 – 15 mins
After 1900: 11 – 16 mins
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 15 mins
After 1900: 11 – 18 mins
Spanning from East to West, Service 30 provides inter-town connections between many parts of Singapore. From Bedok Interchange, the route passes through Geylang Serai, Old Airport, Fort Road, Keppel and HarbourFront, continuing west to Pasir Panjang, West Coast, Teban Gardens and Corporation Drive, terminating at Boon Lay Interchange. At almost 38km in each direction, it is one of SBS Transit’s longest bi-directional bus routes.
As an inter-town service, demand for this route is moderate to high throughout the day. Particularly strong areas of demand include the sector between Boon Lay Interchange and Corporation Drive (supplementing Feeder 240), and the sector between HarbourFront and Bedok. By having an express sector between Keppel Road and Fort Road, this service skips the CBD area allowing for faster commute as compared to other services such as 10 (to Old Airport) and 196 (to Mountbatten), which travel through the CBD.
Since the 1990s, Service 30 had been plying its express sector along the East Coast Parkway, offering scenic views along the Benjamin Sheares Bridge. With the opening of the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) in late 2013, the service now travels underground, no longer plying the scenic stretch of road.
Despite its length, the last bus from Boon Lay departs rather late, at 12:20am daily. This trip reaches Bedok at around 1:30am; a runtime of 70mins would not be possible during the day where passenger demand and road traffic is higher.
Express 30e offers quicker travel for commuters in the East travelling to their workplaces at Pasir Panjang in the morning and back in the evening. This service operates during weekday peak hours only.
Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.
1971 – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
1973 – 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 Bedok Bus Package.
1971 (11 Apr): Introduced as Service 30, plying Changi Rd – Prince Edward Rd and operated by ABS
Early 1972: Extended to International Rd
Late 1972: Extended to Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
1974: Extended to Chai Chee Ter
1978 (01 Jun): Extended to Jurong Int
1979 (26 Feb): Amended to Bedok Int with the closure of Chai Chee Ter
1990 (01 Jul): Extended to Boon Lay Int with the closure of Jurong Int.
???: Also amended to serve Teban Gardens Estate.
1992: Amended to ply along ECP and Fort Rd instead of Nicoll Highway and Shenton Way.