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||Loyang Ave, Airport Blvd|
|Route Length||11.9 km|
|Traveling Time||40 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
|Departure Times from Pasir Ris Dr 1
||Weekdays, except Public Holidays|
|06:32 – 08:14|
|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.
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.
- Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Blk 738):
Weekdays, except Public Holidays: 06:32, 07:05, 07:15, 07:25, 08:03 & 08:14
MRT Stations Served
- 2016 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
- 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
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Short Trip Services 53A & 53B were withdrawn with the introduction of Service 53M (Hougang Avenue 1 ↺ Serangoon Central (Loop)) under the Land Transport Authority’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme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.