SBS Transit Bus Service 31

SBS Transit Bus Service 31 is a trunk route between Tampines and Toa Payoh, passing through Tanah Merah, Marine Parade, Old Airport and Boon Keng. With service 8 and 28, it is one of three services between these two interchanges.

31
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
76059
Opp Our Tampines Hub
Tampines Ave 5
76069
Blk 147
Tampines Ave 5
96289
Changi General Hosp
Simei Ave
96109
Opp Blk 3012
Simei Ave
96119
ITE Coll East Adm Blk
Simei Ave
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
84139
Panasonic
Bedok Sth Rd
84129
Fujitec S'pore Ltd
Bedok Sth Rd
84151
Casafina
Bedok Sth Ave 1
93131
Opp Eastern Lagoon II
Bedok Sth Ave 1
93049
Lagoon View
Marine Parade Rd
93039
Laguna Pk
Marine Parade Rd
93201
Victoria Sch
Marine Parade Rd
93029
Mandarin Gdns
Marine Parade Rd
93019
Neptune Ct
Marine Parade Rd
92089
CHIJ Katong Convent
Marine Parade Rd
92079
Blk 57
Marine Parade Rd
92069
Tao Nan Sch
Marine Parade Rd
92059
Bet Blks 72/74
Marine Parade Rd
92049
Parkway Parade
Marine Parade Rd
92241
Amber Gdns
Amber Rd
92161
Aft Katong PO
Tg Katong Rd
82071
Opp Tg Katong Girls' Sch
Tg Katong Rd
81199
BEF OLD AIRPORT RD
Dunman Rd
81189
Dakota Stn Exit B/Blk 60
Old Airport Rd
81179
Blk 22
Old Airport Rd
80141
Opp S.A. Deaf
Mountbatten Rd
80111
Bef Geylang Rd
Sims Way
80049
Aft Sims Way
Geylang Rd
80101
Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
60051
Opp Kallang Pl
Boon Keng Rd
60191
Blk 7
Boon Keng Rd
60121
Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102
S'goon Rd
60141
Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
S'goon Rd
60161
St. Michael's Pl
S'goon Rd
60181
Aft Moonstone Lane
S'goon Rd
60089
Opp St. Andrew'S Village
Jln Toa Payoh
52089
Opp Blk 195
Jln Toa Payoh
52321
Toa Payoh Stadium
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52501
Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52009
Toa Payoh Int
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52009
Toa Payoh Int
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52509
Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52329
Opp Toa Payoh Stadium
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52081
Aft Blk 195
Jln Toa Payoh
60081
St. Andrew'S Village
Jln Toa Payoh
60179
MOM Svcs Ctr
Bendemeer Rd
60159
Blk 54
Bendemeer Rd
60139
Blk 44
Bendemeer Rd
60119
Opp Boon Keng Stn
Bendemeer Rd
60059
Bef Kallang Pl
Boon Keng Rd
80109
Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C
Lor 1 Geylang
80051
Aft Lor 1 Geylang
Sims Ave
80119
Aft Geylang Rd
Sims Way
80149
S.A. Deaf
Mountbatten Rd
81171
Blk 39
Old Airport Rd
81181
Dakota Stn Exit A/Blk 99
Old Airport Rd
81191
AFT OLD AIRPORT RD
Dunman Rd
82079
Tg Katong Girls' Sch
Tg Katong Rd
92169
Bef Katong PO
Tg Katong Rd
92249
Opp Amber Gdns
Amber Rd
92041
Opp Parkway Parade
Marine Parade Rd
92051
Opp Blk 72
Marine Parade Rd
92061
CHIJ Katong Convent (Pr)
Marine Parade Rd
92071
Opp Blk 57
Marine Parade Rd
92081
St. Patrick's Sec Sch
Marine Parade Rd
93011
Opp Neptune Ct
Marine Parade Rd
93021
Opp Mandarin Gdns
Marine Parade Rd
93031
Opp Laguna Pk
Marine Parade Rd
93041
Hua Xin Ct
Marine Parade Rd
93139
Eastern Lagoon II
Bedok Sth Ave 1
84159
Opp Casafina/Temasek JC
Bedok Sth Ave 1
84121
Aft Bedok Sth Ave 1
Bedok Sth Rd
84131
Opp Panasonic
Bedok Sth 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
96111
Opp ITE Coll East Adm Blk
Simei Ave
96101
Blk 3012
Simei Ave
96281
Opp Changi General Hosp
Simei Ave
76061
Blk 938
Tampines Ave 5
76051
Our Tampines Hub
Tampines Ave 5
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Tampines Bus Interchange  Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
Passes Through Tanah Merah, Marine Parade, Old Airport, Geylang, Boon Keng
Route Length 23.0 km (D1) | 23.2 km (D2)
Traveling Time 95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
Departure Times from Tampines
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
0530hrs – 2335hrs (Weekdays)
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 06 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 11 mins
After 1900: 14 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 09 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 10 mins
After 1900: 13 – 17 mins

 

Route History

Service 31 is a inter-town trunk route between Tampines and Toa Payoh, passing through Simei Avenue, Bedok, Marine Parade, Tanjong Katong, Old Airport, Kallang and Boon Keng. Notable sectors of high demand include: Between Tampines Interchange and Tanah Merah Station (serving students of ITE College East), and between Bedok MRT and Marine Parade. Double-deck buses make up the majority of the fleet owing to high demand throughout the day.

Due to exceedingly high demand between Tampines Interchange and ITE College East, Shortworking trip 31A operates during school days with up to five buses. These same buses do downroute trips from Tanah Merah Station to Tampines during the afternoons and evenings.

MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures
  • New Upp Changi Road (Bedok Stn Exit A)  Toa Payoh Int
    Weeekdays: 0530hrs, 0542hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0540hrs
  • Old Airport Road (Blk 39)  Tampines Int
    Weeekdays: 0530hrs, 0545hrs
    Saturdays: 0540hrs
    Sundays & Public Holidays: 0540hrs, 0547hrs
  • New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn Exit B)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays PM Peak  (reduced during ITE College East holidays)
Short Trip Service
SBS Transit Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3355H) - Service 31A
SBS Transit Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3355H) – Service 31A
  • Service 31A: Tampines Int → New Upp Changi Road (Tanah Merah Stn Exit A)
    Weekdays (excluding ITE College East holidays): 0644hrs – 1120hrs | 8 – 29 mins frequency

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


Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 1970s – 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 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.

History:
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced as part of the 1971 Bus Reorganization, ran between Changi Rd and Prince Edward Rd under Associated Bus Services Ltd
  • 1971: Extended to loop at Outram Park
  • 1973: Operated by Singapore Bus Services (SBS)
  • 1979 (25 Feb): Extended to Bedok Interchange and shortened to loop at Kallang Park (near Kallang Sports Complex)
  • 1985: Extended to Tampines Ave 5 Ter
  • 1987 (29 Nov): Amended to Tampines Int
  • 1993: Extended to Toa Payoh Int, skipping Kallang Sports Complex
  • 1998 (31 May): Extended to Toa Payoh Temp Int
  • 2002 (19 May): Terminus relocated to air-conditioned Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2005 (26 Jun): Amended to Sims Way between Kallang and Guillemard Rd, skipping Mountbatten Rd due to road realignment works in the area
  • 2006 (19 Mar) to 2008 (28 Dec): Diverted via Cassia Link, Guillemard Rd and Guillemard Camp Rd in both directions due to the construction of Dakota MRT Station.
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2015 (22 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
Past Routings:
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