[Defunct] Premium Bus Service 542

Premium Bus Service 542 was a Premium service operated by Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd from Yung Ho Road to Nicoll Highway. The route passed through Jurong West Avenue 1, East Avenue 1, Jurong Town Hall Road, AYE and Cecil Street, operating 1 trip in the morning.

Premium 542 was withdrawn on 1 Jan 2022 after being suspended from 11 May 2021.


Yung Ho Rd → Nicoll Highway
Blk 151
Yung Ho Rd
Blk 158
Corporation Dr
Opp Jurong Sec Sch
Corporation Dr
Blk 65
Corporation Dr
Opp Blk 117
Corporation Dr
Blk 357
Corporation Dr
Blk 367
Corporation Dr
Opp Lakepoint Condo
Corporation Rd
Blk 203
Corporation Rd
Opp Blk 529
Corporation Rd
Blk 538
Jurong West Ave 1
Blk 454
Jurong West Ave 1
Blk 441
Jurong West Ave 1
Blk 425
Jurong West Ave 1
Blk 422
Jurong West Ave 1
Jurong Polyclinic
Jurong East Ave 1
Blk 316
Jurong East Ave 1
Opp Parc Oasis
Jurong East Ave 1
Blk 228
Jurong Town Hall Rd
Blk 114
Jurong Town Hall Rd
Blk 118
Jurong Town Hall Rd
Opp S’pore Science Ctr
Jurong Town Hall Rd
Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C
Anson Rd
Opp GB Bldg
Cecil St
Prudential Twr
Cecil St
Fullerton Sq
Fullerton Rd
Opp Suntec City
Nicoll Highway
Opp Nicoll Highway Stn
Nicoll Highway


Technical Information
Yung Ho Rd (Blk 151) → Nicoll Highway (Opp Nicoll Highway Stn)
Passes Through Corporation Drive, Jurong West Ave 1, Jurong East Ave 1, Jurong Town Hall Rd, Cecil St, Fullerton Rd
Travelling Time 75 mins
Operator Information
Former Operator Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
Departure Times from Yung Ho Rd
0750hrs (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Fare Flat Fare: $4.50
Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Premium 542 served housing estates around Taman Jurong, Jurong East/West Avenue 1 and Jurong Town Hall Road with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. It was a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on the MRT or other bus services to reach the city.

In 2014, City Direct 657 was launched between Jurong East and Shenton Way, which reduced demand on this service as a cheaper alternative. Express 502 also serves the Jurong East/West Avenue 1 catchment areas to Shenton Way, but via Orchard Road.

Revised Poster for Premium 542 (May 2018)
Revised Poster for Premium 542 (May 2018)
Transfer of Operations to Aedge Holdings

On 22 Feb 2016, Aedge Holdings took over Premium 542 from SBS Transit. The route was extended to start from Yung Ho Rd, calling at additional bus stops along Corporation Drive and Corporation Road. Also, it calls at more bus stops in the CBD, extending beyond Fullerton Rd to Suntec City and Nicoll Highway.

2 additional AM trips were added to cater to the fleet downside from a Double-Decker bus to a private coach as well as the increased demand catchment area. Moreover, 2 new PM return trips at 1810hrs &1825hrs were introduced, plying via Suntec and Marina Blvd (Later cut to 1 trip at 1810hrs and eventually withdrawn from 8 Aug 2016). The fare remains the same at $4.50.

Subsequently, the number of AM Trips were reduced to 1.

Departure Timings
  • From Yung Ho Rd (Blk 151): 0750hrs

Operating Days: Weekdays only. Does not operate on Weekends and Public Holidays.

Fare: Flat fare of $4.50.
Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not available.


Operator History
  • 16 Jul 2007 – 19 Feb 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 22 Feb 2016 – 31 Dec 2021: Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
  • 2007 (16 Jul): Introduced by SBS Transit as a Premium Service from Jurong West Avenue 1 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0800hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.00
  • 2008 (21 Jul): Fare revised to $3.60
  • 2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.40
  • 2009 (05 Oct): Amended to ply Cecil Street (previously Robinson Rd)
  • 2010 (30 Jun): Fare reinstated to $3.60
  • 2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.50
  • 2016 (22 Feb): Operations transferred to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd. Route extended both ends to Yung Ho Road and Nicoll Highway with 3 AM Trips and 2 PM Trips.
  • ?: Reduced to 1 PM Trip at 1810hrs
  • 2016 (08 Aug): PM Trips withdrawn
  • 2018: Reduction of number of AM Trips to 1
  • 2022 (01 Jan): Service Withdrawn
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