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 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
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 NS19 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 NS20 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 NE7DT12 Bt Timah Rd
07539 Opp Rochor Stn DT13 Sungei Rd
07518 OPP NAFA CAMPUS 3 Bencoolen St
07569 Aft Waterloo St Middle Rd
01639 Bef Beach Rd Middle Rd
01619 Esplanade Stn Exit F CC3 Beach Rd
02089 Pan Pacific Hotel Raffles Blvd
02099 Marina Centre Ter Raffles Blvd
02099 Marina Centre Ter Raffles Blvd
02101 Aft Singapore Flyer Raffles Ave
02051 The Float @ Marina Bay Raffles Ave
02061 The Esplanade Raffles Ave
01611 Aft 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 NE7DT12 Bt Timah Rd
40101 Kk Women & Children Hosp Kg Java Rd
50011 Opp Parish Of Christ Ch Kg Java Rd
50021 United Sq/Bef Novena Stn NS20 Thomson 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
52071 Trellis Twrs Jln Toa Payoh
52181 Opp Toa Payoh Stn NS19 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 NS17CC15 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:
MAN A95
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

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.


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

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 56

  • 3 March 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    I saw numerous b10tl 56 on this bus Yesterday

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  • 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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    • 23 April 2019 at 5:19 PM
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      So than people from Toa Payoh and Bishan can’t take any bus to Pan Pac Hotel

      Reply

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