(Defunct) Premium Bus Service 530

Premium Bus Service 530 is a Premium service operated by EML Transport Service from River Valley Road to Shenton Way. The route passes through Shenton Way and Church Street, operating one trip in the morning.

Premium 530 was withdrawn in 2021.

River Valley Rd → Shenton Way
Opp Valley Pt
River Valley Rd
Stellar RV
River Valley Rd
Riva Lodge
River Valley Rd
St. Thomas Wk
River Valley Rd
Aft Kim Yam Rd
River Valley Rd
Opp Mohd Sultan Rd
River Valley Rd
Fort Canning Stn Exit B
River Valley Rd
Opp Clarke Quay
River Valley Rd
Church St
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
Opp AXA Twr
Shenton Way
Opp MAS Bldg
Shenton Way


Technical Information
River Valley Rd (Opp Valley Pt) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
Passes Through Church St
Travelling Time 36 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator EML Transport Service Pte Ltd
Departure Times from River Valley Rd
0830hrs (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Fare Flat Fare: $4.50

Premium 530 serves the private estates and condominiums around River Valley with bus connections to Shenton Way, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. At the same time, SMRT Bus Service 970 also offers connections between some parts of River Valley and Shenton Way, taking a slightly longer route.

At 7.1km, Premium 530 was one of the shortest Premium services to serve the Shenton Way corridor. The steep fares as compared to other Premium services indicate that the route is pitching itself against taxis and private modes of transport.

Premium 530 Poster
Premium 530 Poster

With the takeover of operations by EML Transport Service Pte Ltd in August 2016, the route was extended to start from Opp Redhill MRT Station before serving River Valley. The number of trips operated was also reduced to 1 AM trip departing Redhill at 0820hrs from the 2 AM trips that SMRT used to operate with.

Subsequently, an additional AM trip was added with the departure timings revised to 0810 & 0825. Thereafter, the Premium Service was cut back to start at River Valley Road instead of Redhill MRT Station, with the departure timing revised to 0830hrs.

Departure Timing
  • From River Valley Rd (Opp Valley Pt): 0830hrs
    Weekdays, Except Public Holidays

Flat fare of $4.50.


Operator History:

  • 30 Jul 2007 – 26 Aug 2016: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 29 Aug 2016 – 2021: EML Transport Service Pte Ltd


  • 2007 (30 Jul): Introduced as a Premium Service from River Valley Road → Shenton Way. Charges a flat fare of $3.00, with two morning peak departures at 0820hrs and 0835hrs.
  • ? – Fare revision to $3.50
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revision to $4.50
  • 2016 (29 Aug): Operations transferred to EML Transport Services, route extended to start from Redhill & trips reduced from 2 to 1.
  • ? – Additional AM Trip, AM trips revised to 0810 & 0825hrs
  • ? – Reduction in AM Trip to 1, Route cut to start from River Valley Road with departure at 0830hrs.
  • 2021: Service Withdrawn


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