SBS Transit Bus Service 56

SBS Transit Bus Service 56 is a trunk route running between Bishan and Marina Centre, via Toa Payoh, Novena, Little India and Bras Basah.


Route
56
53009
Bishan Int
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
53211
Opp Raffles Instn
Bishan Rd
52021
OPP BLK 1004
Braddell Rd
52031
OPP BLK 998
Braddell Rd
52361
Blk 1
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52279
Blk 56
Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52239
Blk 177
Toa Payoh Ctrl
52189
Toa Payoh Stn
Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52079
Opp Trellis Twrs
Jln Toa Payoh
50059
Opp Thomson Med Ctr
Thomson Rd
50049
Opp Novena Lodge
Thomson Rd
50038
Novena Stn
Thomson Rd
50029
Opp United Sq
Thomson Rd
50019
Parish Of Christ Ch
Keng Lee Rd
40109
Opp KK Women & Child Hosp
Kg Java Rd
40019
Little India Stn
Bt Timah Rd
07539
Opp Rochor Stn
Sungei Rd
07518
OPP NAFA CAMPUS 3
Bencoolen St
07569
Aft Waterloo St
Middle Rd
01639
Bef Beach Rd
Middle Rd
01619
Opp Raffles Hotel
Beach Rd
02089
Pan Pacific Hotel
Raffles Blvd
02099
Marina Ctr Ter
Raffles Blvd
02099
Marina Ctr Ter
Raffles Blvd
02101
AFT S'PORE FLYER
Raffles Ave
02051
Seating Gallery
Raffles Ave
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Ave
01611
Raffles Hotel
Beach Rd
01631
Aft Beach Rd
Middle Rd
07561
Bef Waterloo St
Middle Rd
07571
SUNSHINE PLAZA
Middle Rd
07021
Selegie Ctr
Selegie Rd
40011
LITTLE INDIA STN EXIT A
Bt Timah Rd
40101
KK Women & Child Hosp
Kg Java Rd
50011
Opp Parish Of Christ Ch
Kg Java Rd
50021
United Sq
Thomson Rd
50031
Opp Novena Ch
Thomson Rd
50041
Novena Lodge
Thomson Rd
50051
Thomson Med Ctr
Thomson Rd
51011
Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
Thomson Rd
52071
Trellis Twrs
Jln Toa Payoh
52181
Opp Toa Payoh Stn
Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52231
Opp Blk 177
Toa Payoh Ctrl
52271
Jackson Sq
Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52369
Blk 237
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52039
Aft Muhajirin Mque
Braddell Rd
53219
Raffles Instn
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
Bishan St 13
Note:

  • No Boarding & Alighting at Marina Centre Terminal

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bishan Bus Interchange ↔ Marina Centre Bus Terminal
Passes Through Toa Payoh, Novena, Little India, Selegie Rd, Bencoolen St, Middle Rd
Route Length 12.6 km (D1) | 12.9 km (D2)
Traveling Time 70 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 Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Bishan
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Marina Centre
0600hrs – 2345hrs (Weekdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
0600hrs – 0015hrs (Saturdays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 18 mins
1700-1900: 13 – 14 mins
After 1900: 13 – 17 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 16 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 11 – 15 mins
After 1900: 15 – 16 mins

Route History

Service 56 serves as a supplementary route connecting the residential estates of Toa Payoh and Bishan with the city areas of Marina Centre, Middle Road, Little India and Novena. The large area of coverage between Bishan and Toa Payoh makes it a convenient inter-town route.

Service hours on Saturdays are longer to cater to late-night commuters in the city.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Bt Timah Road (Little India Stn Exit A)  Bishan Int
    Weekdays: 0550hrs, 0604hrs
  • Lorong 2 Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh Stn)  Marina Centre Ter
    Weekdays: 0530hrs

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


Gallery

Operator History
  • 1985 – 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
  • 1985: Introduced from Bishan St 11 to Toa Payoh (Loop)
  • 1986 (28 Dec): Amended to serve Bishan Ter along Bishan St 13, and looping at Toa Payoh
  • 1989 (30 Apr): Terminus relocated to Bishan Int.
  • 1990 (02 Sep): Merged with Service 150 and extended to Marina Centre
  • 2012 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
Past Routings
External Links
References

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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 56

  • 15 July 2018 at 5:40 AM
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    Honestly this is a pretty useless route . 12km ? And only from Bishan to Pan Pac Hotel . 980 serves the exact same route from Novena to Bugis . THey should extend it !

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