SBS Transit Bus Service 71

SBS Transit Bus Service 71 is a trunk route from Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange and looping at Bishan Street 11, passing through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and Bishan Road. It is the 80th bus service to be launched under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Yio Chu Kang Int
↺ Bishan St 11 (Loop)
55509 Yio Chu Kang Int B2 NS15 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
55171 Castle Green Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55029 Seasons Pk TE5 Yio Chu Kang Rd
55149 Blk 622 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
55139 Blk 641 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54209 Bet Blks 152/155 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54199 Bef Mayflower Stn Exit 3 TE6 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54189 Mayflower Stn Exit 5 TE6 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54219 Opp Mayflower Sec Sch Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54621 Blk 223 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54611 Blk 220 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54071 Blk 310C Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54081 Teck Ghee Ct Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54091 Blk 331 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54531 Opp Bishan Pk Bishan Rd
53241 Opp Blk 217 Bishan Rd
53231 Bishan Stn NS17CC15 Bishan Rd
53211 Opp Raffles Instn Bishan Rd
52021 Opp Blk 1004 Braddell Rd
52031 Opp Blk 998 Braddell Rd
52051 Blk 147 Braddell Rd
53421 Blk 151A Mkt Bishan St 11
53251 Blk 125 Bishan St 11
53221 Blk 115 Bishan St 11
53239 Opp Bishan Stn NS17CC15 Bishan Rd
53249 Blk 210 Bishan Rd
54539 Bishan Pk Bishan Rd
54099 Opp Blk 333 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54089 Opp Ang Mo Kio Swim Cplx Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54079 Opp Blk 315 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54619 Opp Blk 220 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54629 Opp Blk 223 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
54211 Mayflower Sec Sch Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
54181 Mayflower Stn Exit 6 TE6 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54191 Mayflower Stn Exit 2 TE6 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
54201 Opp Blk 155 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
55131 Blk 612 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
55141 Opp Blk 622 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
55021 Opp Seasons Pk TE5 Yio Chu Kang Rd
55179 Opp Castle Green Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55189 Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55509 Yio Chu Kang Int NS15 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↺ Bishan Street 11 (Loop)
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Bishan Road
Route Length 17.0 km
Travelling Time 77 – 86 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Seletar Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
12-metre Double Deck Bus
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang
06:00 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
Loop Service 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 12 mins 15 mins 12 15 mins 12 15 mins
Saturdays 15 mins 12 15 mins 15 mins 15 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 15 mins 15 mins 15 mins 15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares


Service 71 serves as a residential trunk route connecting the estates of Yio Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio and Bishan. The route serves residential estates along Yio Chu Kang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 and Bishan Rd with enhanced connectivity to transport nodes at Yio Chu Kang and Bishan in addition to existing bus services to Ang Mo Kio. It was launched on 9 December 2017.

As the 80th bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), Service 71 represents the last of 80 new bus services promised by the LTA. The BSEP was launched in March 2012 (for 40 services) and expanded to 80 bus services in March 2014, targeted for full roll-out by end-2017.

On 28 August 2017, SBS Transit’s first MAN A95 (SG5835M) was spotted displaying Service 71’s route details while on route training. The route was officially announced only on 6 November 2017.

Launch of Service:

MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Bishan St 11 (Blk 151A Mkt) → Yio Chu Kang Int
    Weekdays: 06:00, 06:14 & 06:28
    Saturdays: 06:00, 06:13 & 06:26
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 06:00, 06:14 & 06:27


Operator History:
  • 2017 — Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Seletar Bus Package.

  • 2017 (09 Dec): Introduced between Yio Chu Kang Int and Bishan St 11 (Loop) under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). Wheelchair accessible at launch.
  • 2018 (11 Mar): Start of operations under Seletar Bus Package (Tendered Contract)

Past Routings

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13 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 71

  • 22 April 2021 at 10:32 AM

    The Frequency of this service needs too be improved. The waiting time is too long and many ppl are taking this service. If u missed a bus thats it gotta to wait super long time for next one to arrive and mind u the next one can come ard 20 mins time to arr.

  • 7 March 2021 at 9:12 AM

    This is the most recently fully-odd bus service number to be introduced. Why no bus 1 or 149? They are odd numbers and ought to be introduced like bus 71

  • 22 January 2018 at 10:31 AM

    To Person in charge,

    Everton since the BSEP was launched. I must say that it was a pleasant to take a bus during peak hours. In the morning and evening.

    But I am quite surprised that last 19th of January 2018 Friday I was taking a feader bus 261.
    This was a senior bus captain and 1 of them in controller of the station at Ang Mo Kio interchange.

    I nearly hit on to the old man. Because they open to the public commuters. Às I’m a wheelchair user havn’ got enough time to to park my wheelchair in a proper position.

    Even, if it was assistance by 2 person the senior bus captain or the person in charge of control station. They should understand the importance of the safety

    I was wondering why 2 door the front and back door have to open at the same time as to please the commuters. Whour will be blame if an injury happen?

    Me the wheelchair user or the bus captain. As what I know Lta never give such a rules,

  • 10 December 2017 at 1:28 AM

    Bus 71 is a dream come true for me! For more than 17 years I have waited for a bus to link us to Bishan from Ave 4 (Ang Mo KIo) so news of this new bus and route brought me much joy.

    I do not know who initiated this, or whose idea it was, but thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I am sure that many many other residents who stay in Ave 4 will thank you too, from the conversations I have had with the neighbours.

    Keep up all the good work you all do, SBS!

  • 9 December 2017 at 10:29 PM

    Hi!SBS Transit Bus 71(The Last BSEP Bus To Be Launched)Has Been Successfully Launched Today.


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