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.
|Route||Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Blk 738) → Changi Airport PTB 2|
|Passes Through||Pasir Ris, Airport Blvd, Changi Airport PTB3 / PTB1|
|Route Length||11.9 km|
|Journey Time||~40-45 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
||Weekdays, except Public Holidays
From Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Blk 738): 0632hrs, 0705hrs, 0715hrs, 0725hrs, 0803hrs, & 0814hrs
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 AM Peak hours and supplements the high demand for Service 53 from residential estates along Pasir Ris Drive 1, connecting residents to 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. Bus Captains may take a short toilet break at Terminal 2. 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.
- Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Blk 738):
Weekdays, except Public Holidays: 0632hrs, 0705hrs, 0715hrs, 0725hrs, 0803hrs, & 0814hrs
Fare: Charges regular distance fares for trunk services. See Bus Fares.
MRT Station Served
Gallery: (Previous route)Click to expand
- 2010 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
- 2012 (27 Feb): Introduced from Hougang Ave 1 (Opp Blk 232) to Serangoon Ctrl (Blk 261) during AM Peak hours. Service 53B [Serangoon Ctrl (Blk 206) → Hougang Ave 1 (Blk 232)] plied in opposite direction during PM Peak hours.
- 2015 (16 Aug): Both Service 53A and 53B merged into full-day Service 53M and withdrawn
- 2016 (01 Sep): Service 53A re-introduced, from Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Blk 738) to Changi Airport PTB 2