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.

33
84009
Bedok Int
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
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
Joo Chiat Ct
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
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
80039
Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Geylang Rd
80029
Bef Kg Bugis
Kallang Rd
01319
Lavender Stn Exit A/ICA
Kallang Rd
01219
Blk 461
Victoria St
01129
Opp Stamford Pr Sch
Victoria St
01059
Bugis Stn Exit B
Victoria St
01119
Bugis Junction
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
Clarke Quay Stn
New Bridge Rd
05059
Hong Lim Pk
New Bridge Rd
05049
Chinatown Pt
New Bridge Rd
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05019
Opp Pearl's Ctr
New Bridge Rd
06011
Opp Outram Pk Stn
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 Plaza
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
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
Bef Dover Ct Prep 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 Engrg
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 Normanton 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
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 Plaza
Tiong Bahru Rd
10149
Blk 1
Tiong Bahru Rd
06049
BEF OUTRAM FLYOVER
Outram Rd
06029
Outram Pk Stn
Outram Rd
05013
People's Pk Cplx
Eu Tong Sen St
05023
Opp Hong Lim Pk
Eu Tong Sen St
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
Eu Tong Sen St
04142
Armenian Ch
Hill St
01012
Hotel Grand Pacific
Victoria St
01113
Bugis Stn Exit A
Victoria St
01121
Stamford Pr Sch
Victoria St
01211
Opp Blk 461
Victoria St
01311
Lavender Stn Exit B
Kallang Rd
80011
AFT PADANG JERINGAU
Kallang Rd
80031
Kallang Stn
Sims Ave
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
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
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
Bedok Nth Dr
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok Bus Interchange Kent Ridge Bus Terminal
Passes Through Joo Chiat, Old Airport, Bugis, Chinatown, Tiong Bahru, Dover
Route Length 25.1 km (D1) | 26.0 km (D2)
Traveling Time 90 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Volvo B10M Mark IV
Departure Times from Bedok
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Weekdays)
0550hrs – 2345hrs (Saturday)
0600hrs – 2345hrs (Sundays/PH)
Departure Times from Kent Ridge
0600hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 – 17 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 15 mins
After 1900: 11 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 09 – 16 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 13 – 16 mins

Route History

Similarly to Service 32, Service 33 spans East to West, linking Bedok with Buona Vista 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.

During peak hours, demand is high between AYE, Alexandra and Tiong Bahru, hence the need for Short Trip Service 33A. 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.

Due to road constraints, double-decker buses are not deployed on this route.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Dunman Road (Maranatha Hall)  Kent Ridge Ter
    Weekdays: 0540hrs, 0555hrs
    Saturdays: 0540hrs, 0554hrs
  • Alexandra Road (Alexandra Hospital)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0540hrs, 0607hrs
    Saturdays: 0605hrs
  • Dunman Road (Opp Maranatha Hall)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0620hrs
SBS Transit Volvo B10M MkIV (SBS2825A) - Service 33A
SBS Transit Volvo B10M MkIV (SBS2825A) – Service 33A
Short Trip Services
  • Service 33A: Kent Ridge Terminal → Tiong Bahru Road (Blk 1)
    Weekdays: 1616hrs & 1843hrs
  • Service 33B: Bedok Interchange → Joo Chiat Place (Opp Tembeling Rd)
    Operates only on Sundays which fall on the 1st & 15th day on the Lunar Calendar
    0803hrs – 1627hrs

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


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Operator History:
  • 1971 – 1973: Amalgamated Bus Company 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 2025 under the Clementi Bus Package.

History:
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced as part of the 1971 Bus Reorganization, ran from Changi Rd (near Siglap Rd) and Clementi Rd (opposite Jln Bendera) under Amalgamated Bus Company Ltd
  • 1973: Operated by Singapore Bus Services (SBS)
  • 1978: Extended to Chai Chee Ter
  • 1979: Amended to serve Telok Kurau and Pasir Panjang
  • 1981: Amended to Kent Ridge Ter
  • 1985: Amended to Bedok Int
  • 1988: Skipped Portsdown Rd with the opening of the Buona Vista Flyover
  • 2005 (26 Jun): Amended to Sims Way between Kallang and Guillemard Rd, skipping Mountbatten Rd due to road realignment works in the area
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Bedok Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
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