SBS Transit Bus Service 851

SBS Transit Bus Service 851 is a trunk route between Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange and Bukit Merah Bus Interchange, passing through Lentor, Ang Mo Kio, Thomson, Rochor Canal, City Hall, Chinatown and Tiong Bahru.

Route Variant Limited-Stop Express Bus Service 851e was launched on 27 May 2018.


Route
851
59009
Yishun Temp Int
Yishun Ave 2
59072
Yishun Stn Exit E
Yishun Ave 2
59069
Opp Blk 757
Yishun Ave 2
59059
Blk 608
Yishun Ave 2
59049
Opp Khatib Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59039
Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Ave 2
59029
Aft Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Ave
59019
Aft Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Ave
55279
Lentor Flyover
Lentor Ave
55269
Opp Bullion Pk Condo
Lentor Ave
55259
Opp Countryside Est
Lentor Ave
55249
Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
Lentor Ave
55179
OPP CASTLE GREEN
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55189
Opp Police Drv Circuit
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55209
Anderson JC
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54059
Bef Ang Mo Kio Lib
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54049
Courts Ang Mo Kio
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54039
Bef Al-Muttaqin Mque
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54019
Aft Blk 304
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
53169
Blk 254
Marymount Rd
53159
Blk 260
Marymount Rd
53149
Whitley Sec Sch
Marymount Rd
53139
Marymount View
Marymount Rd
53129
Opp Marymount Stn
Marymount Rd
53119
Aft Bishan St 21
Marymount Rd
51089
Bef Marymount Convent Sch
Marymount Rd
51059
AFT TOA PAYOH RISE
Thomson Rd
51049
SLF Cplx
Thomson Rd
51039
Opp S'pore Polo Club
Thomson Rd
51029
Opp Old Police Academy
Thomson Rd
51019
Thomson Flyover
Thomson Rd
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
07589
Opp Rochor Ctr
Ophir Rd
01139
Parkview Sq
Nth Bridge Rd
01039
Nth Bridge Commercial Cplx
Nth Bridge Rd
01029
Cosmic Insurance Bldg
Nth Bridge Rd
04168
Aft City Hall Stn Exit B
Nth Bridge Rd
04249
Opp The Treasury
Nth Bridge Rd
05029
Boat Quay
Sth Bridge Rd
05131
Opp Hong Lim Cplx
Upp Cross St
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05019
Aft Pearl'S Hill Terr
New Bridge Rd
06011
Opp Outram Pk Stn
Outram Rd
06051
Blk 55
Tiong Bahru Rd
10141
Blk 18
Tiong Bahru Rd
10151
Ctrl Green Condo
Tiong Bahru Rd
10161
Opp Tiong Bahru Stn
Tiong Bahru Rd
10171
Opp Tiong Bahru Pk
Tiong Bahru Rd
10359
Aft Tiong Bahru Rd
Henderson Rd
10349
Blk 116
Henderson Rd
10009
Bt Merah Int
Bt Merah Ctrl
10009
Bt Merah Int
Bt Merah Ctrl
10341
Opp Blk 116
Henderson Rd
10351
Bef Tiong Bahru Rd
Henderson Rd
10179
Tiong Bahru Pk
Tiong Bahru Rd
10169
Tiong Bahru Stn
Tiong Bahru Rd
10149
Blk 1
Tiong Bahru Rd
06049
BEF OUTRAM FLYOVER
Outram Rd
06029
Outram Pk Stn
Outram Rd
05012
Bef Pearl'S Hill Terr
Eu Tong Sen St
05022
People's Pk Ctr
Eu Tong Sen St
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
Eu Tong Sen St
04223
Old Hill St Police Stn
Hill St
04151
Cath Of The Good Shepherd
Victoria St
01013
St. Joseph's Ch
Victoria St
01112
Opp Bugis Junction
Victoria St
07551
Fu Lu Shou Cplx
Rochor Rd
07531
Rochor Stn
Rochor Canal 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
51021
Old Police Academy
Thomson Rd
51031
S'pore Polo Club
Thomson Rd
51041
Opp SLF Cplx
Thomson Rd
51051
AFT ANDREW RD
Thomson Rd
51081
Opp Marymount Convent Sch
Marymount Rd
53111
Bef Marymount Lane
Marymount Rd
53121
Marymount Stn
Marymount Rd
53131
Blk 319
Marymount Rd
53141
Opp Whitley Sec Sch
Marymount Rd
53151
Opp Blk 263A CP
Marymount Rd
53161
Opp Blk 254
Marymount Rd
54011
Blk 207
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54031
Opp Al-Muttaqin Mque
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54041
Opp Courts Ang Mo Kio
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54051
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55201
Opp Anderson JC
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55181
Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55171
CASTLE GREEN
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55241
Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
Lentor Ave
55251
Countryside Est
Lentor Ave
55261
Bullion Pk Condo
Lentor Ave
55271
Aft Lentor Flyover
Lentor Ave
59011
Bef Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Ave
59021
Bef Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Ave
59031
Opp Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Ave 2
59041
Bef Khatib Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59051
Blk 790
Yishun Ave 2
59061
Blk 763
Yishun Ave 2
59671
Bef Yishun Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59009
Yishun Temp Int
Yishun Ave 2
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Thomson Rd, New Bridge Rd, Eu Tong Sen St, Tiong Bahru Rd
Route Length 24.0 km (D1) | 23.1 km (D2)
Traveling Time 86 – 102 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:
– MAN NL323F
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Yishun
0530hrs – 2340hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Bukit Merah
0540hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 11 mins
After 1900: 10 – 12 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 09 mins
After 1900: 08 – 12 mins

Service 851 is a trunk route serving between the housing estates of Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Marymount, Thomson, Bukit Merah and Tiong Bahru with connections to the City areas, namely Chinatown, Bras Basah and Rochor Canal. The route is frequented as a popular connection between various housing estates, as well as between housing estates and the City. As such, it benefits from high demand throughout the day, with high capacity buses deployed on a daily basis.

The route shares its popular Tiong Bahru – Bras Basah connection with Service 33, and also shares long duplicating sectors with Service 852 and 853/# between Yishun–Marymount and Yishun–Ang Mo Kio respectively.

MRT Stations Served
Route Variant
Special Departures
  • Marymount Rd (Blk 260) → Bukit Merah Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs

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


Gallery (SBS Transit)

Operator History
  • 1985 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – 24 Mar 2018: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 25 Mar 2018 onwards: SBS Transit Ltd

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

History
  • 1985 (17 Feb): Introduced by TIBS between Yishun Central and Bukit Merah.
  • 1987 (23 Aug): Amended to Yishun Int
  • 2009 (01 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int
  • 2015 (Jun): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (18 Sep): Start of Double-Decker bus deployments.
  • 2018 (25 Mar): Operations transferred to SBS Transit as part of the Seletar Bus Package
  • 2018 (27 May): Route variant Express 851e launched
Past Routings

More pictures (SMRT Buses) on Page 2

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 851

  • 31 October 2018 at 2:45 PM
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    I saw a man a95 at United square on 851

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  • 26 March 2018 at 9:20 PM
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    Congrats to SBS TRANSIT for taking over service 851

    But I am disappointed that majority of bus fleet consists of single deckers and hardly any double deckers to be seen!!

    Please try to deploy more double deckers as what formerly Smrt buses did!!

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  • 20 December 2016 at 8:35 PM
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    Service 851 have Alexander Dennis Enviro 500. I saw 3 of them. First, (I’m not exactly sure when) I saw SMB 3586S on social media(In Instagram). Secondly, this afternoon around 12:25pm at Henderson Road block 116 I saw SMB 3591B. ( currently, from service 985) Thirdly, around 6:45pm at Tiong bahru plaza(opposite) I saw SMB 5075L. All 3 were heading towards Bukit Merah Bus Interchange.

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