SBS Transit Express 513

SBS Transit Express 513 is an AM/PM-Peak Express service between Tampines West and Shenton Way, passing through Tampines Avenue 1 and Marina Bay. It is a peak hour route introduced under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

AM Departure timings for Express Bus Service 513 were revised from 09 Jan 2017.

Bus Service 513: Tampines Ave 5 ↔ Shenton Way / CBD
Direction 1
Towards Shenton Way / CBD
Direction 2
Towards Tampines
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Darul Ghufran Mque
    – Blk 863
  • Tampines St 83
    – Blk 855
    – Blk 835
  • Tampines Ave 3
    – Blk 888
  • Tampines Ave 8
    – Springfield Sec Sch
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Opp Temasek Poly West G
    – Opp Temasek Poly
    – Opp Temasek Poly East G
    – Tampines West Stn Exit B DT31
  • Simei Ave (express)
  • Xilin Ave (express)
  • ECP (express)
  • Sheares Ave (express)
  • Central Blvd
    – Marina Bay Stn NS27CE2
    – Downtown Stn DT17
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp MAS Bldg EW15
  • Anson Rd
    – Hub Synergy Point
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr EW15
    – Opp SO Sofitel S’pore
  • Marina Blvd
    – The Sail
    – Marina Bay Financial Ctr DT17
  • Sheares Ave (express)
  • ECP (express)
  • Xilin Ave (express)
  • Simei Ave (express)
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Bef Tampines West Stn DT31
    – Temasek Poly East G
    – Temasek Poly
    – Temasek Poly West G
  • Tampines Ave 8
    – Opp Springfield Sec Sch
  • Tampines Ave 3
    – Blk 880
  • Tampines St 83
    – Blk 882A
    – Opp Blk 853
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Bet Blks 701/702
    Opp Darul Ghufran Mque


Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px [AM]: Tampines Avenue 5 (Darul Ghufran Mque) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM]: Anson Road (Hub Synergy Pt) → Tampines Avenue 5 (Opp Darul Ghufran Mque)
Passes Through Tampines St 83, Tampines Ave 1, ECP, Marina Bay
Route Length 25.3km (D1) | 24.5km (D2)
Travelling Time 63 mins (AM Peak) | 64 – 66 mins (PM Peak)
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Bus
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Decker Bus
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Tampines Ave 5
0720hrs – 0745hrs (Weekdays except Public Holidays | 3 trips)
Departure Times from Anson Rd 1815hrs – 1830hrs (Weekdays except Public Holidays | 2 trips)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
AM Peak: 12 – 13 mins PM Peak: 15 mins

Express Bus Service 513 plies between the residential estate of Tampines West and the city area of Marina Bay and Shenton Way. Introduced as the fifth new service under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme, it provides direct connections to the city during peak hours, with journey times comparable to taking the MRT and transferring to a feeder bus route. It incorporates an express sector between Tampines Avenue 1 and Downtown/Marina Bay, via Simei Avenue, Xilin Avenue and East Coast Parkway (ECP).

This service operates every weekday (except Public Holidays), with three trips from Tampines in the morning and two return trips from Anson Road to Tampines in the evening. Buses may ply alternative routes along the Express sector subject to traffic conditions. During special occasions such as Christmas Eve and New Years’ Eve, return trip timings may be brought forward to afternoon (1pm).

An additional morning trip from Tampines to the CBD using a single-decker bus was added from 12 Jan 2015 to cope with the growing demand for this service.

Apart from Express 513, Premium 554 and Premium 736 also offer direct services to Shenton Way, but charges higher fares ($3.00 – $3.80).

Departure timings were revised on 9 Jan 2017 to cater to commuters with earlier working hours in the CBD.

Departure Timings
  • From Darul Ghufran Mque, Tampines Ave 5: 0720hrs, 0732hrs, 0745hrs
  • From Hub Synergy Point, Anson Rd: 1815hrs, 1830hrs
MRT Stations Served

Fare: Charges regular distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on here.


Operator History
  • 2012 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.

  • 2012 (17 Dec): Introduced under the BSEP between Tampines Ave 5 and Shenton Way
  • 2013 (31 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013 (29 Dec): Express sector amended to ECP, Sheares Avenue & Marina St.
  • 2014 (28 Sep): Route Amendments in Marina South Area: Bus stop 03539 along Central Blvd relocated & Express sector route amended to not ply Marina Street and Marina Station Road.
  • 2015 (12 Jan): Additional morning departure at 0738hrs from Tampines Ave 5 added.
  • 2017 (09 Jan): AM Departure timings revised to 0720, 0732 & 0745 from 0730, 0738 & 0745.

External Links & References:

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Express 513

  • 9 January 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Hi, understand there is a time changed for express service 513 from 09th Jan 17. Some of us have time commitment whereby we are unable to take first bus which is 10 mins earlier. 2nd bus is a single deck which could not cater for more passengers. 3rd bus timing will cause us to be late at work.

    Kindly help to understand and consider to change 2nd bus to double deck bus.

    Appreciate your help and Thank you very much.

    • 9 January 2017 at 1:09 PM

      Hi Kelly,

      You may wish to forward your feedback to the official LTA Feedback channel at

      Did the third Service 513 turn up today? We received some feedback from other Service 513 commuters that the last bus (0745) did not show up today.

      Land Transport Guru Admin Team

  • 7 January 2017 at 8:54 AM

    LTA should convert 513 into full day service.Weekdays operate from 0615-2145 with peak frequencies between 12-16 mins while off peak between 16-21 mins..Weekends 0630-2045..
    Fleet of 6 B9TL and 4 Citaros is adequate


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