SBS Transit Express Bus Service 851e

SBS Transit Express Bus Service 851e is a Limited Stop Express route variant of Service 851, plying between Yishun and Outram Park at selected hours daily. It passes through Khatib, Ang Mo Kio, Little India, Bugis and Chinatown, skipping Lentor, Marymount and Thomson. The bus service only calls at selected bus stops along its parent route. It was introduced on Sunday, 27 May 2018.

59009 Yishun Int NS13 Yishun Ave 2
59069 Opp Blk 757 Yishun Ave 2
59059 Blk 608 Yishun Ave 2
59049 Opp Khatib Stn NS14 Yishun Ave 2
59039 Yishun Sports Hall Yishun Ave 2
55189 Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55209 Opp Blk 646 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 Blk 307A Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
40019 Little India Stn NE7DT12 Bt Timah Rd
07539 Opp Rochor Stn DT13 Sungei Rd
07589 Ch of Our Lady of Lourdes Ophir Rd
01139 Parkview Sq Nth Bridge Rd
01039 Bugis Cube Nth Bridge Rd
01029 Opp National Library Nth Bridge Rd
04168 Aft City Hall Stn Exit B EW13NS25 Nth Bridge Rd
04249 Opp The Treasury Nth Bridge Rd
05029 Boat Quay Sth Bridge Rd
05131 Opp Hong Lim Cplx NE4DT19 Upp Cross St
05039 New Bridge Ctr New Bridge Rd
05019 Aft Duxton Plain Pk New Bridge Rd
05012 Bef Pearl's Hill Terr Eu Tong Sen St
05022 Aft Chinatown Stn Exit D NE4DT19 Eu Tong Sen St
04222 Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5 Eu Tong Sen St
04223 Old Hill St Police Stn Hill St
04151 Cath Of The Good Shepherd EW13NS25 Victoria St
01013 St. Joseph's Church Victoria St
01112 Opp Bugis Junction EW12DT14 Victoria St
07551 Fu Lu Shou Cplx Rochor Rd
07531 Rochor Stn DT13 Rochor Canal 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 Aft Blk 648 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55181 Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
59031 Opp Yishun Sports Hall Yishun Ave 2
59041 Bef Khatib Stn NS14 Yishun Ave 2
59051 Blk 790 Yishun Ave 2
58991 Blk 767 Yishun Ave 2
59009 Yishun Int NS13 Yishun Ave 2
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px [Dir 1]: Yishun Bus Interchange → New Bridge Rd (Aft Duxton Plain Pk)
[Dir 2]: 
Eu Tong Sen St (Bef Pearl’s Hill Terr) → Yishun Bus Interchange
Passes Through Yishun Ave 2, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Nth Bridge Rd / Victoria St
Route Length Towards New Bridge Rd: 21.1 km Towards Yishun: 20.6 km
Traveling Time 60 – 64 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 A22
12 metre Double Deck Bus
– MAN A95
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Yishun
06:00 – 18:30
Departure Times from Eu Tong Sen St
12:30 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
From Woodlands
30 mins
From Marina Centre
30 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges express distance fares


Bus Service 851e is a Limited-stop Express Bus Service which offers quicker journeys for commuters at Yishun, Khatib and Ang Mo Kio, linking them with the Central areas of Little India, Bugis, Chinatown and Outram Park. Operating during selected hours in the day, it only calls at selected bus stops served by its parent Bus Service 851, and charges Express Fares as a result.

In between Ang Mo Kio and Little India, the bus plies an express sector along the Central Expressway (CTE) in both directions. In addition, it does not call at bus stops along Lentor Avenue.  The route operates daily at 30-minute intervals.

Service 851e is the sixth new route to be introduced under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) after Service 974, as well as the third limited-stop service to operate daily (after 12e and 147e). The use of the lowercase e as the route suffix has its origins from Fast-Forward services introduced by SBS Transit in 2005, which are limited-stop services operating only during the peak hours. However, unlike other limited-stop routes introduced by SBS Transit in the past, this service carries the Express classification.

The scheduled run-time for Service 851e between Yishun and Outram Park is about 15 minutes faster than Service 851.

Bus Service 851e performs layovers at Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal in between City-bound and Yishun-bound trips.

Along with several other express services, operating hours for Express 851e will be revised from 9 February 2020. Trips from Yishun Bus Interchange will operate till 6:30pm, while trips from Eu Tong Sen Street only start operations at 12:30pm.

The service was degraded further from 4 January 2021, with the frequency adjusted to be 30 minutes throughout operating hours daily instead of 20 minutes during weekday peak hours.

Departure Timings:


MRT Stations Served:
Route Variant:
  • Bus Service 851: Yishun Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange

Gallery (Buses):
Poster Gallery:

Operator History
  • 2018 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

Route History

Past Routings

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14 thoughts on “SBS Transit Express Bus Service 851e

  • 28 January 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Service 851e buses layover at Kampong Bahru bus terminal.

    • 15 October 2020 at 3:58 PM

      MAN A24 only allowed to operate on Yishun Feeder services. 851e already have majority Double Deckers.


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