SBS Transit Bus Service 33

SBS Transit Bus Service 33 is a trunk service plying between Bedok and Kent Ridge, passing through Joo Chiat, Old Airport, Bugis, Chinatown, Tiong Bahru, AYE and Dover Road.

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84009 Bedok Int EW5 Bedok Nth Dr
84029 Opp Blk 32 New Upp Changi Rd
84019 Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk New Upp Changi Rd
83099 Aft Perpetual Succour Ch Changi Rd
83079 Bef Siglap Plain Changi Rd
83059 Mjd Kassim EW6 Changi Rd
83049 Bef Lor 110 Changi Changi Rd
83149 Aft Changi Rd Telok Kurau Rd
83159 Opp Parkway East Hosp Joo Chiat Pl
83169 Bef Still Rd Joo Chiat Pl
82179 Aft Rambutan Rd Joo Chiat Pl
82159 Aft Tembeling Rd Joo Chiat Pl
82149 Bef Koon Seng Rd Joo Chiat Rd
82139 Maranatha Hall Dunman Rd
82129 Tg Katong Sec Sch Dunman Rd
81199 BEF OLD AIRPORT RD Dunman Rd
81189 Dakota Stn Exit B/Blk 60 CC8 Old Airport Rd
81179 Blk 22 CC7 Old Airport Rd
80141 Opp S.A. Deaf Mountbatten Rd
80111 Bef Geylang Rd Sims Way
80049 Aft Sims Way Geylang Rd
80039 Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10 Geylang Rd
80029 Bef Kg Bugis Kallang Rd
01319 Lavender Stn Exit A/ICA EW11 Kallang Rd
01219 Blk 461 Victoria St
01129 Opp Stamford Pr Sch Victoria St
01059 Bugis Stn Exit B EW12DT14 Victoria St
01119 Bugis Junction EW12DT14 Victoria St
01019 Bras Basah Cplx Victoria St
04159 Aft CHIJMES Victoria St
04149 Grand Pk City Hall Hill St
04229 High St Ctr Hill St
04239 Opp Clarke Quay Stn NE5 New Bridge Rd
05059 Hong Lim Park NE5 New Bridge Rd
05049 Chinatown Pt NE4DT19 New Bridge Rd
05039 New Bridge Ctr New Bridge Rd
05019 Aft Duxton Plain Pk New Bridge Rd
06011 Opp Outram Park Stn EW16NE3 Outram Rd
06051 Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Rd
10141 Blk 18 Tiong Bahru Rd
10151 Ctrl Green Condo Tiong Bahru Rd
10161 Opp Tiong Bahru Stn EW17 Tiong Bahru Rd
10171 Opp Tiong Bahru Pk Tiong Bahru Rd
10181 BEF AR-RABITAH MQUE Tiong Bahru Rd
10191 Blk 78 Tiong Bahru Rd
10201 Opp Redhill Stn EW18 Tiong Bahru Rd
10281 SIS Bldg Alexandra Rd
10291 Bef Dawson Rd Alexandra Rd
11539 Lea Hin Hardware Fty Alexandra Rd
11529 Bef IKEA Ind Bldg Alexandra Rd
11519 Opp Queensway Shop Ctr Alexandra Rd
18041 Normanton Pk AYE
18131 Science Pk AYE
18101 PSB Science Pk Bldg Buona Vista Flyover
18121 Opp Ayer Rajah Ind Est Buona Vista Flyover
18119 Opp Fairfield Meth Pr Sch Dover Rd
19089 Acs Independent Dover Rd
19079 Dover Ct Intl Sch Dover Rd
19069 Opp Ayer Rajah Telecoms Dover Rd
19059 University Town Dover Rd
17099 Yale-NUS College Clementi Rd
16159 NUS Fac Of Engineering Clementi Rd
16149 NUS Fac Of Architecture Clementi Rd
16009 Kent Ridge Ter Clementi Rd
16009 Kent Ridge Ter Clementi Rd
16131 Opp Kent Ridge Ter Clementi Rd
16141 Tentera Diraja Mque Clementi Rd
16151 The Japanese Pr Sch Clementi Rd
19051 New Town Sec Sch Dover Rd
19061 Ayer Rajah Telecoms Dover Rd
19071 Opp Acs Independent Dover Rd
19081 Opp ACS Boarding Sch Dover Rd
18111 Fairfield Meth Pr Sch Dover Rd
18129 Ayer Rajah Ind Est Buona Vista Flyover
18109 Opp PSB Science Pk Bldg Buona Vista Flyover
18049 Opp Science Pk AYE
11511 Alexandra Hosp Alexandra Rd
11521 Anchorpoint Alexandra Rd
11531 Opp Lea Hin Hardware Fty Alexandra Rd
10299 Aft Dawson Rd Alexandra Rd
10209 Redhill Stn EW18 Tiong Bahru Rd
10199 Delta Swim Cplx Tiong Bahru Rd
10189 Blk 104A CP Tiong Bahru Rd
10179 Tiong Bahru Pk Tiong Bahru Rd
10169 Tiong Bahru Stn EW17 Tiong Bahru Rd
10149 Blk 1 Tiong Bahru Rd
06049 Bef Outram Flyover Outram Rd
06029 Outram Park Stn EW16NE3 Outram Rd
05013 Chinatown Stn Exit C NE4DT19 Eu Tong Sen St
05023 Opp Hong Lim Pk Eu Tong Sen St
04222 Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5 Eu Tong Sen St
04142 Armenian Ch Hill St
01012 Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria St
01113 Bugis Stn Exit A EW12DT14 Victoria St
01121 Stamford Pr Sch Victoria St
01211 Opp Blk 461 Victoria St
01311 Lavender Stn Exit B EW11 Kallang Rd
80011 AFT PADANG JERINGAU Kallang Rd
80031 Kallang Stn EW10 Sims Ave
80051 Aft Lor 1 Geylang Sims Ave
80119 Aft Geylang Rd Sims Way
80149 S.A. Deaf Mountbatten Rd
81171 Blk 39 CC7 Old Airport Rd
81181 Dakota Stn Exit A/Blk 99 CC8 Old Airport Rd
81191 AFT OLD AIRPORT RD Dunman Rd
82121 Dunman View Dunman Rd
82131 Opp Maranatha Hall Dunman Rd
82141 Aft Koon Seng Rd Tembeling Rd
82151 Bef Joo Chiat Pl Tembeling Rd
82171 Bef Mangis Rd Joo Chiat Pl
82181 Flora East Joo Chiat Pl
83151 Parkway East Hosp Joo Chiat Pl
83131 Aft Lor H Telok Kurau Telok Kurau Rd
83141 Aft Lor G Telok Kurau Telok Kurau Rd
83031 Opp Hong San Si Tp Sims Ave East
83062 Kembangan Stn EW6 Sims Ave East
83081 Opp Perpetual Succour Ch Sims Ave East
84011 Chai Chee Ind Pk New Upp Changi Rd
84021 Blk 32 New Upp Changi Rd
84009 Bedok Int EW5 Bedok Nth Dr
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Bedok Bus Interchange Kent Ridge Bus Terminal
Passes Through Joo Chiat Pl, Old Airport Rd, Victoria St, New Bridge Rd / Eu Tong Sen St, Tiong Bahru Rd, AYE, Dover Rd
Route Length Towards Kent Ridge: 25.2 km Towards Bedok: 26.0 km
Traveling Time 90 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)
Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Scania K230UB
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Bedok Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:45 – 23:45 05:50 – 23:45 06:00 – 23:45
Departure Times from Kent Ridge
Daily
06:00 – 23:45
Operating Frequency
From Bedok
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Mondays – Thursdays 9 15 mins 9 15 mins 13 15 mins 12 16 mins
Fridays 12 14 mins 11 15 mins 13 15 mins 13 15 mins
Saturdays 8 13 mins 10 18 mins 13 15 mins 10 15 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 10 12 mins 12 16 mins 13 14 mins 12 15 mins
From Kent Ridge
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Mondays – Thursdays 13 15 mins 10 18 mins 9 11 mins 11 15 mins
Fridays 13 14 mins 11 15 mins 10 13 mins 13 16 mins
Saturdays 9 13 mins 10 15 mins 12 13 mins 12 18 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 11 13 mins 12 15 mins 13 16 mins 12 16 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 33 spans East to West, linking Bedok with Kent Ridge and surrounding areas. From Bedok, the route passes through Telok Kurau, Joo Chiat, Old Airport, Kallang, Bugis, Clarke Quay and Chinatown, continuing west to Tiong Bahru, Redhill, AYE, Dover and Kent Ridge. As an inter-town route, demand is good and spread out through the route.

Residents of Joo Chiat and Telok Kurau frequently rely on this route for connections to nearby Kembangan and Dakota MRT stations. Within the central areas, Service 33’s direct routing between Outram Park and Lavender makes it a popular route between the two areas, while serving Clarke Quay, Bras Basah and Bugis. As such, the route encounters moderate to high demand throughout the day.

During New Year’s Eve, operating hours for Service 33 will be extended with the extension of the last bus timing from Bus Stop 01113 – Bugis Stn Exit A, Victoria Street towards Bedok and Bus Stop 01119 – Bugis Junction, Victoria Street towards Kent Ridge. Exact last bus hours are announced by SBS Transit closer to New Year’s Eve.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Dunman Rd (Maranatha Hall)  Kent Ridge Ter
    Weekdays: 05:40 & 05:55
    Saturdays: 05:40 & 05:54
  • Tiong Bahru Rd (Blk 55) → Kent Ridge Ter
    Weekdays (Mon – Thu): 06:29, 07:08, 07:34, 07:58 & 08:28
    Weekdays (Fri): 06:37, 07:08, 07:31, 07:55 & 08:37
  • Alexandra Rd (Alexandra Hosp)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 05:50 & 06:07
    Saturdays: 06:05
  • Old Airport Rd (Dakota Stn Exit A/Blk 99) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays (Mon – Thu): 08:03, 08:48 & 09:19
    Weekdays (Fri): 08:01, 08:42 & 09:21
  • Dunman Road (Opp Maranatha Hall)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 06:20
Short Trip Services
  • Service 33A: Kent Ridge Terminal → Tiong Bahru Road (Blk 1)
    Weekdays (Mon – Thu): 16:18, 16:37, 17:28 & 18:43
    Weekdays (Fri): 16:18, 16:37, 17:29 & 18:41
  • Service 33B: Bedok Interchange → Old Airport Road (Blk 22)
    Weekdays (Mon – Thu): 07:25, 08:10 & 08:42
    Weekdays (Fri): 07:23, 08:04 & 08:44
    Weekdays (School Holidays): 07:18, 07:56 & 08:41

Gallery

Operator History:
  • 11 Apr 1971 – 31 Oct 1973: Amalgamated Bus Company Ltd
  • 01 Nov 1973 – 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 2025 under the Clementi Bus Package.

History:
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Changi Rd Ter and Clementi Rd Ter under 1971 Bus Reorganisation
  • 1971 (19 May): Amended to Pasir Panjang Rd Ter
  • 1973 (01 Jul): Extended to Chai Chee Ter
  • 1973 (01 Nov): Operated by Singapore Bus Services (SBS)
  • 1974 (01 Dec): Extended to Upp Changi Rd Track 6 Ter
  • 1975 (02 Mar): Amended to ply Sims Ave towards Chai Chee Ter with the conversion of Geylang Rd to one-way traffic
  • 1978 (13 Mar): Amended to Chai Chee Ter
  • 1979 (14 Oct): Amended to ply Still Rd and Sims Ave East towards Chai Chee Ter with the conversion of Changi Rd to one-way traffic, skipping Telok Kurau Rd
  • 1979 (14 Nov): Amended to ply Telok Kurau Rd, skipping Still Rd
  • 1981 (05 Jul): Amended to Kent Ridge Ter
  • 1985 (15 Sep): Extended to Bedok Int with the closure of Chai Chee Ter with an alternate route introduced via Dunman Rd, Old Airport Rd and Mountbatten Rd in both directions
  • 1986 (01 Jun): Skipped abolished bus stop before Ayer Rajah Rd along Clementi Rd
  • 1987 (06 Apr): Skipped abolished bus stop before College Rd along Outram Rd
  • 1987 (17 Aug): Original route via Sims Ave/Geylang Rd converted to peak hour service
  • 1987 (27 Sep): Amended to ply the extended Eu Tong Sen St towards Bedok Int to facilitate the first stage of road expansion along New Bridge Rd
  • 1987 (01 Nov): Amended to ply Eu Tong Sen St to facilitate the second stage of road expansion along New Bridge Rd
  • 1987 (13 Dec): Serves new staggered bus stop 04168 along North Bridge Rd
  • 1988 (11 Jan): Serves merged bus stop along Ayer Rajah Rd
  • 1988 (20 Mar): Amended to ply Upp Cross St and New Bridge Rd, skipping Neil Rd
  • 1988 (29 May): Amended to ply Buona Vista Flyover with the opening of the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), skipping Portsdown Rd
  • 1988 (24 Oct): Original route via Sims Ave/Geylang Rd withdrawn
  • 1990 (22 Jul): Serves new bus stop 04222 along Eu Tong Sen St
  • 1993 (11 Apr): Amended to ply Jln Sultan, Victoria St and Hill St, skipping South Bridge Rd and Upp Cross St
  • 1994 (03 Jul): Amended to ply Kallang Rd and Victoria St, skipping Crawford St, North Bridge Rd and Jln Sultan
  • 1995 (01 Apr): Amended to ply Tembeling Rd towards Bedok Int with the partial conversion of Joo Chiat Rd to one-way traffic
  • 1996: Skips an abolished bus stop before Joo Chiat Pl along Joo Chiat Rd
  • 1997: Serves the bus stop outside Bugis Stn along Victoria St, skipping the bus stop opposite Bugis Junction
  • 1997 (07 Dec): Amended to ply Upp Pickering St, South Bridge Rd, Neil Rd and Cantonment Rd with the partial closure of New Bridge Rd to facilitate the construction of Chinatown MRT station on the North East MRT Line
  • 2002 (20 Apr): Amended to ply the reinstated New Bridge Rd, skipping Upp Pickering St, South Bridge Rd, Neil Rd and Cantonment Rd
  • 2005 (05 Jun): Amended to ply Sims Ave and Sims Way with the partial closure of southbound Mountbatten Rd
  • 2005 (12 Jun): Serves new bus stop (18131) along AYE
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to ply Sims Way and Geylang Rd with the partial closure of northbound Mountbatten Rd
  • 2006 (19 Mar): Amended to ply Cassia Link, Cassia Cres, Guillemard Rd and Guillemard Camp Rd with the partial closure of Old Airport Rd and Dunman Rd to facilitate the construction of Dakota MRT station on the Circle MRT Line
  • 2008 (26 Oct): Serves additional bus stop (16131) along Clementi Rd
  • 2008 (29 Dec): Amended to ply the reinstated Old Airport Rd and Dunman Rd, skipping Cassia Link, Guillemard Rd and Guillemard Camp Rd
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok Integrated Transport Hub

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2 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 33

  • 15 June 2020 at 10:05 PM
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    I’m at opp Hong LiM park station waiting for bus No 33 about 9:45pm I waved my hand to your driver even he saw me but he never stop some more drive too fast ! Now I haven’t catch the next bus ! It’s too bad !!! Plz check with your driver about this!

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  • 15 January 2020 at 6:38 PM
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    What studies have we conducted on the usage frequency of bus 33 ? I feel that we need to increase its service during peak hours. I often have to wait 13 minutes+ and there is no alternative bus to the Joo Chiat Lane area.

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