SBS Transit Bus Service 53A

SBS Transit Bus Service 53A is a Short-Trip Service variant of Bus Service 53.

The route operates from Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Blk 738) and ends at Changi Airport Terminal 2, operating only during the weekday morning peak hours.

Pasir Ris Dr 1
→ Changi Airport Ter 2
77289 Blk 738 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77239 Blk 643 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77249 Blk 640 Pasir Ris Dr 1
78049 Blk 612 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77019 Blk 515 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77029 Blk 571 Pasir Ris Dr 1
77039 Pasir Ris Stn Exit B EW1 Pasir Ris Ctrl
77049 Pasir Ris Town Pk Pasir Ris Dr 1
77059 Blk 425 Pasir Ris Dr 1
78069 Blk 442 Pasir Ris Dr 1
78031 Blk 191 Pasir Ris St 12
78181 Bef Blk 187 Pasir Ris St 11
78191 Aft Blk 182 Pasir Ris St 11
98099 Blk 269A Pasir Ris Dr 1
98019 Opp Blk 149A Loyang Ave
95151 Airport Police Stn Airport Blvd
95011 Aft Aircraft Flyover Airport Blvd
95109 Changi Airport Ter 3 CG2 PTB3 Basement
95029 Changi Airport Ter 1 PTB1 Basement
95129 Changi Airport Ter 2 CG2 PTB2 Basement
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Blk 738) → Changi Airport Terminal 2
Passes Through Pasir Ris St 11, Loyang Ave, Airport Blvd
Route Length 11.9 km
Travelling Time 40 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Serangoon–Eunos Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Single-deck buses
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Pasir Ris Dr 1
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
06:34 – 07:24
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares


Short Trip Service 53A is a trunk service operating from Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Blk 738) and ends at Changi Airport Terminal 2 on Weekday mornings.

As a Short-Trip Service, the route operates during Weekday Morning Peak hours and supplements the high demand for Service 53 from residential estates along Pasir Ris Drive 1, connecting residents to Changi Airport.

Changi Airport:

Service 53A serves Changi Airport Terminals 3, 1 & 2 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.

Occasionally when Changi Airport basement is closed, buses will be diverted to the departure hall along 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
Departure Timings
  • Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Blk 738):
    Weekdays (Mon – Thu): 06:34 & 07:24
    Weekdays (Fri): 06:30 & 07:23

Poster Gallery


Operator History:
  • 2016 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2025 under the Serangoon–Eunos Bus Package.

Route History:
  • 2016 (01 Sep): Introduced as a short-trip service from Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Blk 738) to Changi Airport PTB 2 during morning peak hours on weekdays. Wheelchair-accessible at launch
  • 2022 (30 Oct): Amended to ply Pasir Ris St 12 and Pasir Ris St 11 with the partial closure of Pasir Ris Dr 1 to facilitate the construction of Pasir Ris East MRT station on the Cross Island MRT Line
  • 2023 (08 Oct): Amended to ply Pasir Ris Dr 8 and Pasir Ris Ctrl with the partial closure of Pasir Ris Dr 1 to facilitate the construction of Pasir Ris MRT station on the Cross Island MRT Line

Previous Generation Service 53A:

The former Service 53A was introduced on 27 Feb 2012, plying from Hougang Ave 1 (Opp Blk 232) to Serangoon Ctrl (Blk 261) during Morning Peak hours. Service 53B – (Serangoon Ctrl (Blk 206) → Hougang Ave 1 (Blk 232)) plied in opposite direction during Evening Peak hours.

Short Trip Services 53A & 53B were withdrawn with the introduction of Service 53M (Hougang Avenue 1 ↺ Serangoon Central (Loop)) under the Land Transport Authority’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) on 16 Aug 2015.

Back to Bus Service 53
Back to Bus Services
Back to Bus Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *