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.

Blk 738 → Changi Airport PTB2
Blk 738
Pasir Ris Dr 1
Blk 643
Pasir Ris Dr 1
Blk 640
Pasir Ris Dr 1
Blk 612
Pasir Ris Dr 1
Blk 515
Pasir Ris Dr 1
Blk 571
Pasir Ris Dr 1
Bef Pasir Ris Ctrl
Pasir Ris Dr 1
Pasir Ris Town Pk
Pasir Ris Dr 1
Blk 425
Pasir Ris Dr 1
Blk 442
Pasir Ris Dr 1
Blk 210
Pasir Ris Dr 1
Blk 269A
Pasir Ris Dr 1
Opp Blk 149A
Loyang Ave
Airport Police Stn
Airport Blvd
Bef Changi Airport PTB3
Airport Blvd
Changi Airport PTB3
PTB3 Basement
Changi Airport PTB1
PTB1 Basement
Changi Airport PTB2
PTB2 Basement
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px 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
Operator Information
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:
MAN A22 (Euro 6)
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times
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.

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.

Departure Timings
  • 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)
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Operator History:

  • 2010 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

Route History:

  • 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

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