Go-Ahead Bus Service 36

Go-Ahead Bus Service 36 is a loop service operating between Changi Airport and Tomlinson Road, passing through Marine Parade, Suntec City and Orchard, with express sectors along the East Coast Parkway (ECP). It is the only direct bus service between Changi Airport and the City areas.

Bus Service 36 passes through all Passenger Terminal Buildings (PTBs) of Changi Airport, serving Terminals 3, 1, 2 then 4 in sequence. The official route terminus is Terminal 2 where drivers are swapped, but passengers on are allowed to continue their journey without having to disembark or incur a new ride.

Alight at Changi Airport Terminal 1 for direct access to Jewel Changi Airport through the arrival hall.

36
Changi Airport PTB2 β†Ί Tomlinson Rd (Loop)
95129 Changi Airport PTB2 CG2 PTB2 Basement
95019 Aft Changi Airport PTB2 Airport Blvd
95209 CHANGI AIRPORT PTB4 T4 CRESCENT
94099 Aft E.C. Sea Sports Club ECP
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
92099 One Amber Mountbatten Rd
82059 Opp Tg Katong Rd Sth P/G Tg Katong Rd Sth
02149 Suntec Tower Three Temasek Blvd
02159 Opp Suntec Convention Ctr Temasek Blvd
02089 Pan Pacific Hotel Raffles Blvd
02171 Opp The Ritz-Carlton Temasek Ave
02051 The Float @ Marina Bay Raffles Ave
02061 The Esplanade Raffles Ave
04111 Capitol Bldg EW13NS25 Stamford Rd
04121 SMU CC2 Stamford Rd
08041 YMCA Orchard Rd
08031 Dhoby Ghaut Stn Exit B NS24NE6CC1 Penang Rd
08111 Winsland Hse Penang Rd
08121 Somerset Stn NS23 Somerset Rd
09059 Natl Youth Council Grange Rd
09022 Bef Orchard Stn Exit B NS22 Orchard Blvd
09111 Opp Four Seasons Hotel Orchard Blvd
09191 The Regent S'pore Tomlinson Rd
09159 Aft Tomlinson Rd Tanglin Rd
09169 Delfi Orchard Orchard Rd
09179 Royal Thai Embassy Orchard Rd
09047 Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza NS22 Orchard Rd
09037 Opp Mandarin Orchard NS22 Orchard Rd
08138 Concorde Hotel S'pore Orchard Rd
08057 Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1 Orchard Rd
08069 BENCOOLEN STN EXIT B DT21 Bras Basah Rd
04179 Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2 Bras Basah Rd
02049 Raffles Hotel Bras Basah Rd
02151 Suntec Convention Ctr CC3 Temasek Blvd
02161 Promenade Stn CC4DT15 Temasek Ave
82051 Tg Katong Rd Sth P/G Tg Katong Rd Sth
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
93199 Bef Seaside Residences Siglap Rd
93149 Seaside Residences Siglap Link
95151 Airport Police Stn Airport Blvd
95011 Bef Changi Airport PTB3 Airport Blvd
95109 Changi Airport PTB3 CG2 PTB3 Basement
95029 Changi Airport PTB1 PTB1 Basement
95129 Changi Airport PTB2 CG2 PTB2 Basement
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Changi Airport PTB2 β†Ί Tomlinson Road (Loop)
Passes Through ECP, Marine Parade Rd, Suntec City, City Hall, Dhoby Ghaut, Orchard
Route Length 52.7 km
Travelling Time 145 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Operating Hours β€” from Changi Airport PTB3
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
Towards City 06:00 – 23:50 05:56 – 23:56 05:57 – 23:50
Ends at T2 00:00 – 00:42 00:00 – 00:59 00:00 – 00:39
Operating Hours β€” from Changi Airport PTB1
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
Towards City 06:03 – 23:53 05:59 – 23:59 06:01 – 23:53
Ends at T2 00:00 – 00:45 00:00 – 01:02 00:00 – 00:41
Operating Hours β€” from Changi Airport PTB2
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
Service 36 (Full Route) 06:00 – 22:50 06:00 – 22:52 06:00 – 22:53
Service 36A (Ends at Tomlinson Rd) 23:00 – 23:58 23:02 – 00:04 23:04 – 23:58
Operating Hours β€” from Changi Airport PTB4
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
Service 36 (Full Route) 06:08 – 22:58 06:08 – 23:00 06:08 – 23:01
Service 36A (Ends at Tomlinson Rd) 23:08 – 00:06 23:10 – 00:12 23:12 – 00:06
Operating Frequency
Loop Service 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
8 mins 8 – 11 mins 08 – 10 mins 10 – 12 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

Service 36 is a popular route for commuters travelling between Marine Parade and the City, and thus encounters high demand during weekday peak hours and weekends between these sectors. This connection is also served by Service 16, which travels along a different route via Nicoll Highway and Tanjong Katong.

From Changi Airport, Service 36 is also the only direct bus route that connects to the City. However, the long travel time compared to other transport modes (East-West Line, Airport-City shuttle, or taxi services) makes it a less popular option among commuters.

Take note that Service 36 does not call at Airport Blvd (Near SATS Flight Kitchen). It is also the sole bus service to stop at ECP (Aft E.C. Sea Sports Club) bus stop within Carpark F3 of East Coast Park, the only bus stop along the ECP.

Daily Operations

Service 36 is currently the only route to terminate at Changi Airport; all other public bus services loop at the Airport. Passengers wishing to continue their journey after Terminal 2 can remain onboard the bus while another driver takes over, without incurring a new ride. This practice is known as clowbus (crew layover without bus), where bus drivers rotate themselves between buses and do not stick to a permanent bus for the day.

During the late night hours, Service 36 operates half-trips terminating in the City as Short Trip 36A. Demand for Service 36 is concentrated between Marine Parade and the City, and this sector is enhanced by Short Trip 36B during the peak hours. Finally, Service 36 trips terminating at Changi Airport Terminal 2 operate as Service 36T.

Service 36 is also prone to delays and bus bunching, due to its relatively long route and road congestion in the City areas.

 

Changi Airport operations:

Service 36 serves Changi Airport Terminals 3, 1, 2 & 4 in order.

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. 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 T1/T2/T3 Departure Drive where a temporary bus stop will be set up.

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 Stations served:
Special Departures:
  • Tomlinson Road (The Regent S’pore) β†’ Changi Airport PTB2
    Daily between 05:30 – 07:00 & Weekday Evening Peak Hours
  • Changi Airport PTB3 β†’ Changi Airport PTB2
    Weekdays: 06:00
    Saturdays: 05:56
    Sundays & Public Holidays: 05:57
Short-Trip Services:
  • Service 36A: Changi Airport PTB2 β†’ Tomlinson Rd (The Regent S’pore)
    Weekdays: 23:00, 23:08, 23:14, 23:21, 23:31, 23:43, 23:52 & 23:58
    Saturdays: 23:04, 23:16, 23:28, 23:37, 23:46, 23:55 & 00:04
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 23:04, 23:16, 23:26, 23:36, 23:47 & 23:57
  • Service 36B: Marine Parade Road (Lagoon View) β†’ Siglap Road (Bef Seaside Residences), via Tomlinson Road
    Weekdays (Mon – Thu): 08:01, 08:09, 08:17, 08:25, 10:12, 10:22, 15:11, 15:19, 17:33 & 17:41
    Weekdays (Fri): 07:58, 08:12, 08:27, 10:18, 15:15 & 17:35
  • Service 36T: Terminates at Changi Airport PTB2
    Routing identical to Service 36, terminating at Changi Airport T2. Will not continue towards the City after arriving at T2.

Gallery (Go-Ahead Singapore):
Gallery (SBS Transit):
Poster Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 01 Dec 1997 – 31 Oct 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 01 Nov 2001 – 17 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 18 Sep 2016 – Present: Go Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd (formerly known as Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Loyang Bus Package.

History:
  • 1997 (01 Dec): Re-numbered from Service 16E between Bt Merah Int and Changi Airport as a peak hour one-directional semi-express service on weekdays.
  • 1998 (06 Sep): Amended to loop at Tomlinson Rd, amended to ply Marine Parade Rd/Siglap Link, Amber Rd, Mountbatten Rd, Marina Centre and converted to a full day trunk service.
  • 2000: Serves new bus stop (95151) along Airport Blvd
  • 2002 (07 Jul): Skips bus stop (09038) along Orchard Rd
  • 2003: Serves additional bus stop (93199) along Siglap Rd and new bus stop (93201) along Marine Parade Rd
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to ply Grange Rd with the partial closure of Somerset Rd
  • 2007 (11 Nov): Amended to serve Changi Airport PTB3
  • 2009 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013 (28 Jul): Serves a new pair of bus stops (82051 / 82059) along Tanjong Katong Road South
  • 2016 (18 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd.
  • 2017 (22 Oct): Amended to serve Changi Airport PTB4
  • 2018 (Jul): Introduction of T-suffix for Changi Airport PTB2-terminating services, numbered Service 36T

Past Routings


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11 thoughts on “Go-Ahead Bus Service 36

  • 27 May 2020 at 12:51 PM
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    Due to covid it will not call at busstop at ecp.

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  • 17 April 2020 at 7:58 PM
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    I travelled on bus 36 from town to East on 17April during 1340-1400. A man was sitting in the last row, and coughed in the bus without wearing a mask throughout the whole journey.

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  • 25 December 2019 at 11:31 PM
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    The longest Go Ahead Singapore routes only with ‘Single Deck’ bus fleet , Bus Service 518 is the longest Go Ahead Singapore routes with ‘Double Deck’ bus fleet.

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  • 5 April 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    Will Bus 36 show the “bus stop name” inside the bus? So I know where to get off? Because I can’t recognize the buildings/roads along the route.

    Thank you.

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