SBS Transit Bus Service 54

SBS Transit Bus Service 54 is a trunk route operating between Bishan and Kampong Bahru, via Marymount, Thomson, Scotts Road, River Valley and Chinatown.

Bus Service 54 is affected by Temporary Merging of Bus Stops 51031 & 51041 along Thomson Road from 8 November 2020.

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53009 Bishan Int NS17CC15 Bishan St 13
53279 Kuo Chuan Presby Sch Bishan St 13
53289 Zion Bible Presby Ch Bishan St 13
53251 BLK 125 Bishan St 11
53221 BLK 115 Bishan St 11
53239 OPP BISHAN STN NS17CC15 Bishan Rd
53391 Opp Blk 203 Bishan St 22
53381 Bishan Nth Shop Mall Bishan St 22
53371 Blk 257 Bishan St 22
53159 Blk 260 Marymount Rd
53149 Whitley Sec Sch Marymount Rd
53139 Marymount View Marymount Rd
53129 Opp Marymount Stn CC16 Marymount Rd
53119 Aft Bishan St 21 Marymount Rd
51089 Bef Marymount Convent Sch Marymount Rd
51059 AFT TOA PAYOH RISE Thomson Rd
51049 SLF Cplx Thomson Rd
51039 Opp S'pore Polo Club Thomson Rd
51029 Opp Old Police Academy Thomson Rd
51019 Thomson Flyover Thomson Rd
50059 Opp Thomson Med Ctr Thomson Rd
50049 Opp Novena Lodge Thomson Rd
50037 Novena Stn Exit B NS20 Thomson Rd
50069 Hotel Royal Newton Rd
40129 Newton Life Ch Newton Rd
40189 Newton Stn Exit B NS21-DT11 Scotts Rd
40179 Env Bldg Scotts Rd
09219 Far East Plaza Scotts Rd
13199 Aft Orchard Blvd Paterson Rd
13159 Bef Zion Full Gospel Ch Irwell Bank Rd
13071 Riva Lodge River Valley Rd
13081 St. Thomas Wk River Valley Rd
13091 Aft Kim Yam Rd River Valley Rd
13101 Opp Mohd Sultan Rd River Valley Rd
04339 Fort Canning Stn Exit B DT20 River Valley Rd
04219 Opp Clarke Quay River Valley Rd
04239 Opp Clarke Quay Stn NE5 New Bridge Rd
05059 Hong Lim Park NE5 New Bridge Rd
05049 Chinatown Pt NE4DT19 New Bridge Rd
05039 New Bridge Ctr New Bridge Rd
05019 Aft Duxton Plain Pk New Bridge Rd
10011 BEF NEIL RD New Bridge Rd
10041 BEF KAMPONG BAHRU TER Kg Bahru Rd
10499 Kampong Bahru Ter Spooner Rd
10499 Kampong Bahru Ter Spooner Rd
10049 OPP KAMPONG BAHRU TER Kg Bahru Rd
10017 Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3 Eu Tong Sen St
05012 Bef Pearl's Hill Terr Eu Tong Sen St
05022 Aft Chinatown Stn Exit D NE4DT19 Eu Tong Sen St
04222 Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5 Eu Tong Sen St
04211 Clarke Quay River Valley Rd
04331 Bef Fort Canning Stn DT20 River Valley Rd
13109 UE Sq/Bef Mohd Sultan Rd River Valley Rd
13099 Bef Kim Yam Rd River Valley Rd
13089 Opp St. Thomas Wk River Valley Rd
13079 The Cosmopolitan River Valley Rd
13141 Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch Hoot Kiam Rd
13191 Bef Orchard Blvd Paterson Rd
09212 Royal Plaza On Scotts Scotts Rd
40171 Opp Env Bldg Scotts Rd
40181 Newton Stn Exit A NS21-DT11 Scotts Rd
40121 Opp Newton Life Ch Newton Rd
50061 Opp Hotel Royal Newton Rd
50031 Opp Novena Ch NS20 Thomson Rd
50041 Novena Lodge Thomson Rd
50051 Thomson Med Ctr Thomson Rd
51011 Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr Thomson Rd
51021 Old Police Academy Thomson Rd
51031 S'pore Polo Club Thomson Rd
51051 AFT ANDREW RD Thomson Rd
51081 Opp Marymount Convent Sch Marymount Rd
53111 Bef Marymount Lane Marymount Rd
53121 Marymount Stn CC16 Marymount Rd
53131 Blk 319 Marymount Rd
53141 Opp Whitley Sec Sch Marymount Rd
53151 Opp Blk 263A CP Marymount Rd
53379 Blk 245 Bishan St 22
53389 Opp Bishan Nth Shop Mall Bishan St 22
53399 Blk 202 Bishan St 22
53231 BISHAN STN NS17CC15 Bishan Rd
53229 Blk 501 Bishan St 11
53259 Opp Blk 125 Bishan St 11
53281 Blk 169 Bishan St 13
53271 Opp Kuo Chuan Presby Sch Bishan St 13
53009 Bishan Int NS17CC15 Bishan St 13
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Bishan Bus Interchange ↔ Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal
Passes Through Bishan St 11, Bishan St 22, Marymount Rd, Thomson Rd, Scotts Rd, River Valley Rd
Route Length Towards Kampong Bahru: 17.7 km Towards Bishan: 17.5 km
Traveling Time 65 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh 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
Scania K230UB
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Bishan
Weekdays Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays
05:45 – 23:00 06:00 – 23:00
Departure Times from Kampong Bahru
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
06:10 – 23:30 06:10 – 00:00 06:10 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
From Bishan
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 10 15 mins 11 15 mins 13 15 mins 12 15 mins
Saturdays 12 13 mins 12 15 mins 15 18 mins 15 18 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 13 15 mins 13 17 mins 16 19 mins 16 17 mins
From Kampong Bahru
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 13 19 mins 10 15 mins 11 18 mins 11 18 mins
Saturdays 13 16 mins 13 16 mins 13 17 mins 17 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 14 16 mins 14 19 mins 17 18 mins 16 18 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 54 connects the housing estates of Bishan and Marymount with the Central areas of Novena, Scotts Road, River Valley and Chinatown. Similar to Service 56, it serves Bishan Street 13 in both directions. From the stretch of River Valley Road it serves, it is the only service which links to Orchard, Newton and Novena.

Service hours are extended on Saturdays to benefit late-night commuters returning home from Chinatown and Clarke Quay.

MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Thomson Road (Novena Lodge) → Bishan Int
    Weekdays: 06:25
  • Bishan Street 22 (Blk 245)  Bishan Int
    Weekdays: 06:30, 06:50, 07:09 & 07:18

Gallery:

 


Operator History:
  • 1993 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package.

History:
  • 1993 (05 Dec): Introduced between Bishan Int and New Bridge Rd Ter with the integration of Services 104 and 134 under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 14
  • 1997 (07 Dec): Amended to ply Upp Pickering St, South Bridge Rd and Kreta Ayer Rd with the partial closure of New Bridge Rd to facilitate the construction of Chinatown MRT station on the North East MRT Line
  • 2000: Serves additional bus stop opposite Blk 333 along Kreta Ayer Rd
  • 2002 (20 Apr): Amended to ply the reinstated New Bridge Rd, skipping Upp Pickering St, South Bridge Rd and Kreta Ayer Rd
  • 2006 (5 Nov): Amended to ply Bishan St 13 and Bishan St 11
  • 2009 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (10 Mar): Exended to Kampong Bahru Ter with the closure of New Bridge Rd Ter. First bus departure timings from Kampong Bahru brought forward by 5 minutes.
  • 2020 (08 Nov): Bus Stop 51041 temporarily merged with Bus Stop 51031 along Thomson Road to facilitate construction of North-South Corridor

Past Routings

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