SBS Transit City Direct Bus Service 655

SBS Transit City Direct Service 655 is a Weekday Peak Hour City Direct service between West Coast and the CBD, passing through Teban/Pandan Gardens, West Coast and Shenton Way. It is the fifth City Direct route introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Morning Peak departure timings for City Direct 655 will be adjusted from 9 Oct 2023 with the addition of the 3rd morning trip.

20129 Bet Blks 50/51 West Coast Rd
20239 Aft Hasanah Mque Teban Gdns Rd
20219 Opp Blk 41 Teban Gdns Rd
20209 Bef Jurong Town Hall Rd Teban Gdns Rd
20181 Ayer Rajah CC Pandan Gdns
20191 Blk 407 Pandan Gdns
20149 Blk 408 West Coast Rd
20139 Opp Angliss Bldg West Coast Rd
20289 The Japanese Sec Sch West Coast Highway
20299 Opp Tanglin Sec Sch West Coast Rd
17079 Blk 512 West Coast Rd
17069 Opp Blk 701 West Coast Rd
17049 Blk 601 West Coast Rd
17039 Opp Kent Ridge Sec Sch West Coast Rd
17389 Opp West Bay Resort Condo West Coast Rd
17029 Opp Waseda S Snr High Sch West Coast Rd
17019 Varsity Pk West Coast Rd
03241 Mapletree Anson Anson Rd
03111 Aft Capital Twr Robinson Rd
03071 80 Robinson Rd Robinson Rd
03381 The Sail Marina Blvd
03391 Marina Bay Financial Ctr NS27TE20CE2 Marina Blvd
03539 Marina Bay Stn NS27TE20CE2 Central Blvd
03529 Downtown Stn Exit E DT17 Central Blvd
03129 UIC Bldg TE19 Shenton Way
03218 Opp MAS Bldg EW15 Shenton Way
17011 Opp Varsity Pk West Coast Rd
17021 Waseda S Snr High Sch West Coast Rd
17381 West Bay Resort Condo West Coast Rd
17031 Kent Ridge Sec Sch West Coast Rd
17041 Blk 726 Clementi West Mkt West Coast Rd
17061 Blk 701 West Coast Rd
17071 Blk 513 West Coast Rd
20291 Tanglin Sec Sch West Coast Rd
20281 Opp The Japanese Sec Sch West Coast Highway
20131 S'pore Food Industries Bldg West Coast Rd
20141 Opp Blk 408 West Coast Rd
20199 Blk 410 Pandan Gdns
20189 Opp Ayer Rajah CC Pandan Gdns
20201 Bef Blk 39 Teban Gdns Rd
20211 Blk 41 Teban Gdns Rd
20231 Bef Hasanah Mque Teban Gdns Rd
20121 Opp Blk 51 West Coast Rd
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px [AM]: West Coast Road (Bet Blks 50/51) → Marina Boulevard (Marina Bay Financial Ctr)
[PM]: Central Boulevard (Marina Bay Stn) → West Coast Road (Opp Blk 51)
Passes Through Teban Gardens Rd, Pandan Gardens, Anson Rd / Shenton Way
Route Length Towards Marina Blvd: 17.2 km Towards West Coast Rd: 17.7 km
Travelling Time 46 58 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Current Fleet Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Scania K230UB
Double Deck Bus
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from West Coast Rd
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
07:30 – 07:50
Departure Times from Central Blvd
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
18:20 – 18:35
Operating Frequency
From West Coast Rd
10 mins
From Central Blvd
15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges express distance fares


City Direct Service 655 provides residents of Teban Gardens, Pandan Gardens and West Coast with greater connectivity to the CBD. The service provides a travel alternative for commuters who would otherwise rely on the rail network/feeder buses or alternative trunk services to and from work. The route incorporates an express sector between West Coast Road and Anson Road/Shenton Way via West Coast Highway.

This is the fifth City Direct service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), providing more options for commuters using stretches of the existing rail lines that experience persistently high ridership, while the ongoing rail enhancement measures are being implemented.

MRT Stations Served
Departure Timings

Weekdays (except Public Holidays)

  • Morning Peak from West Coast Road (Bet Blks 50/51):
    07:30, 07:40 & 07:50
  • Evening Peak from Central Boulevard (Marina Bay Stn):
    18:20 & 18:35

Gallery (SBS Transit):
Gallery (Woodlands Transport):
Poster Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 17 Feb 2014 – 14 Apr 2017: Woodlands Transport Service Pte Ltd
  • 17 Apr 2017 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2025 under the Clementi Bus Package.

  • 2014 (17 Feb): Introduced between West Coast Rd (Bet Blks 50/51) and Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr) during morning peak hours and between Central Blvd (Aft Marina Stn Rd) and West Coast Rd (Opp Blk 51) during evening peak hours as a peak hour one-directional service on weekdays under the BSEP. Operated under Contract VT387E
  • 2015 (23 Mar): Serves new staggered bus stop outside Mapletree Anson along Anson Rd, skipping the bus stop outside Hub Synergy Pt
  • 2017 (17 Apr): Operations transferred to SBS Transit Ltd under the Clementi Bus Package
  • 2017 (21 Aug): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2023 (08 Jan): Amended to ply the realigned Teban Gardens Rd
  • 2023 (09 Oct): Third morning trip added with adjustments to morning peak departure timings

Past Routings

Changes in Departure Times
Effective Date Morning Peak Timings Evening Peak Timings
17 Feb 2014 07:35 & 07:50 18:20 & 18:35
09 Oct 2023 07:30, 07:40 & 07:50 18:20 & 18:35

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11 thoughts on “SBS Transit City Direct Bus Service 655

  • 13 August 2021 at 8:31 AM

    Evening bus 655 is too late, 6:30pm & 6:45pm at UIC building. Most of the offices close before 6pm and people prefer to take other transport rather than waiting for bus 655. It would be better if we can have one bus little early, around 6pm at UIC building. Presently, second bus is so late that its mostly running completely empty

  • 28 March 2019 at 6:59 AM

    Pls have the first morning bus leave at 6:45am so that it can reach Varsity Park at 8:00am. Many of us, including 5 of my colleagues all use this use this bus. We are willing to pay more.

  • 27 March 2019 at 6:47 PM

    Can we please advance the first bus to start at 6:45am, so that it reaches Varsity Park at 7:00am, so that it can reach my work place at 7:30am at Marina Bay Financial Center? I know at least there are 5 of us colleagues in the same company on this bus and because it is too late for us if we take the morning bus, we all have to take the bus and change twice on the MRT in the morning. There are many people who would like to start early and need to be in before 8:00am. You can charge us more and have a trial period. I Hiram tee you the bus will be full.

  • 3 October 2018 at 5:16 PM

    Can we please have double decker during evening bus service? thank you. it is too damn crowded.


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