Premium Bus Service 565

Premium Bus Service 565 is a Premium service operated by City Transit from Ah Hood Rd to Philip Street. The route passes through Jalan Rajah, Kim Keat Road, CTE and Cecil Street, operating one trip in the morning.

Ah Hood Rd → Philip Street
Ah Hood Rd
Opposite Lamp Post 13
Ah Hood Rd
Blk 102
Jln Rajah
Blk 105
Jln Rajah
Blk 114
Whampoa Rd
Blk 29
Jln Bahagia
Blk 19
Jln Tenteram
Opp Blk 65
Jln Tenteram
Kim Keat Rd
Bef Kim Keat Lane
Kim Keat Rd
Opp Balestier Pt
Balestier Rd
Bef Blk 104
Balestier Rd
Outram Pk Stn Exit 1
Outram Rd
Blk 1G
Cantonment Rd
Opposite Genting Centre
Lim Teck Kim Rd
Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C
Anson Rd
Opp GB Bldg
Cecil St
Prudential Twr
Cecil St
Outside Clifford Centre
Collyer Quay
Outside Singapore Land Tower
Battery Rd
Outside Tan Ean Kiam Building
Phillip St


Route Overview
Ah Hood Road (EASB) → Philip Street (Outside Tan Ean Kiam Building)
Passes Through Jln Rajah, Jln Tentaram, Kim Keat Rd, Balestier Rd, Cecil St
Operator Information
Current Operator City Transit Pte Ltd
Departure Times from Ah Hood Rd
07:55 (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Fare $4.00 (EZ-Link / NETS Flashpay Card) / $5.00 (Cash)


Premium 565 serves the housing estates around Kim Keat and Balestier with bus connections to the CBD. It provides a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on the MRT or other bus routes to reach the city.

Currently, Services 131 and 186 also provide connections from St. Michael’s Estate to Shenton Way, but ply a longer route without expressways. From Balestier Road, Service 130 additionally provides connections to Shenton Way alongside 131 and 186.

With the change of operator to City Transit Pte Ltd from 29 Aug 2016, an additional stop was added to the route Opp Maritime House, along Cantonment Rd. Also, an additional AM Trip at 0745hrs was added to cater to the demand which used to be served by a double-decker bus under SBS Transit. This additional trip was later withdrawn due to the reduced demand.

In 2022, the route was amended to serve Jln Tentaram and Marina Blvd.

Weekdays, except Public Holidays

  • From EASB, Ah Hood Rd: 07:55
  • Card: $4.00
  • Cash: $5.00


Operator History
  • 30 Jun 2008 – 26 Aug 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 29 Aug 2016 – Present: City Transit Pte Ltd
  • 2008 (30 Jun): Introduced as a Premium Service from Ah Hood Rd → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0800hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.60
  • 2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.40
  • 2009 (05 Oct): Amended to ply Cecil Street (previously Robinson Rd)
  • 2010 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60
  • 2011 (08 Nov): Fare revised to $3.80
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.00
  • 2016 (28 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (29 Aug): Operations transferred to City Transit Pte Ltd with additional AM Trip & additional stopping point.
  • ? – Reduced AM Trip
  • 2022: Amended to serve Jln Tenteram; Extended to Central Blvd
  • 2023: Serves additional stop at Outram Park MRT; Shortened to Philip Street

External Links & References

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6 thoughts on “Premium Bus Service 565

  • 24 April 2024 at 6:14 PM

    Stayed in Jln Tenteram for 7-8 years but have not seen this bus appearing at the bus stop before. Just noticed the number on the stand above but route list is not on the notice boards at the bus stop. Is this bus still around?

  • 24 April 2024 at 6:12 PM

    Stayed in Jln Tenteram for 7-8 years but have not see this bus appearing at the bus stop before. Just noticed the number on the stand but route list is not on the notice boards at bus stop. Is this bus still around?

  • 26 June 2022 at 11:18 AM

    The route for 565 has been extended to Central Boulevard, now also going through Jalan Bahagia and Jalan Tenteram. I have the photo, but not sure how to send to you. Also, from the LTA website you might want to update the operating hours and frequency for service 754.

  • 16 August 2017 at 8:07 AM

    It has occurred now several times that this bus did nit show up at Opp Balestier Towers. It is supposed to stop there at 7:57. I was there at 7:52 until 8:06 and it never showed up. Is 565 not in service anymore?

    • 9 August 2021 at 10:23 AM

      Why didn’t you wait longer?
      You could have asked people at the bus stop if they were taking the same bus as you
      Or if they had the bus app where you check the arrivals of the buses at that bus stop ask them to check the arrivals of this bus

      • 5 July 2022 at 8:13 AM

        i tapped the card. the fare was deducted. driver uncle said it wasnt. and i got off the bus… i checked my ezlink card app, the fare was deducted. how to get the refund?


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