Tower Transit Bus Service 857

Tower Transit Bus Service 857 is a trunk route from Yishun Bus Interchange and looping at Temasek Avenue, passing through Yio Chu Kang Road, CTE, Geylang Bahru, Little India and Bras Basah.

Yishun Int
↺ Temasek Ave (Loop)
59009 Yishun Int B5 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
59029 Aft Yishun Ave 1 Lentor Ave
59019 Aft Sg Seletar Bridge Lentor Ave
55269 Opp Bullion Pk Condo Lentor Ave
55259 Opp Countryside Est Lentor Ave
55249 Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd Lentor Ave
55031 Opp NCS Hub Yio Chu Kang Rd
55041 Aft Ang Mo Kio St 64/Apple SG Yio Chu Kang Rd
55051 Opp ST Electronics Yio Chu Kang Rd
55071 Bef ECON Medicare Ctr Yio Chu Kang Rd
55081 Opp Sunrise Gdns Yio Chu Kang Rd
60081 St. Andrew's Village Jln Toa Payoh
60179 MOM Svcs Ctr Bendemeer Rd
60159 Blk 54 Bendemeer Rd
60139 Blk 44 Bendemeer Rd
60119 Opp Boon Keng Stn NE9 Bendemeer Rd
60099 Bef Lavender St Bendemeer Rd
07329 Hoa Nam Bldg Jln Besar
07319 Aft Allenby Rd Jln Besar
07419 Opp Veerasamy Rd Jln Besar
07529 Jln Besar Stn Exit A DT22 Jln Besar
07518 Opp NAFA Campus 3 Bencoolen St
04019 Opp Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21 Bencoolen St
04179 Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2 Bras Basah Rd
02049 Raffles Hotel Bras Basah Rd
02151 Suntec Convention Ctr CC3 Temasek Blvd
02161 Aft Promenade Stn Exit C CC4DT15 Temasek Ave
02171 Opp The Ritz-Carlton Temasek Ave
02051 The Float @ Marina Bay Raffles Ave
02061 The Esplanade Raffles Ave
04111 Capitol Bldg EW13NS25 Stamford Rd
04121 SMU CC2 Stamford Rd
08079 Sch of the Arts Prinsep St
07011 Peace Ctr Selegie Rd
07021 Selegie Ctr Selegie Rd
07031 Tekka Ctr S'goon Rd
07111 Broadway Hotel S'goon Rd
07211 Aft Farrer Pk Stn Exit G NE8 S'goon Rd
07221 Sri Vadapathira K Tp S'goon Rd
60101 Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp S'goon Rd
60121 Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102 NE9 S'goon Rd
60141 Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch S'goon Rd
60161 St. Michael's Pl S'goon Rd
60181 Aft Moonstone Lane S'goon Rd
60089 Opp St. Andrew's Village Jln Toa Payoh
55089 Aft Sunrise Gdns Yio Chu Kang Rd
55079 Aft ECON Medicare Ctr Yio Chu Kang Rd
55059 ST Electronics Yio Chu Kang Rd
55049 Bef Ang Mo Kio St 64/Apple SG Yio Chu Kang Rd
55039 NCS Hub Yio Chu Kang Rd
55241 Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd Lentor Ave
55251 Countryside Est Lentor Ave
55261 Bullion Pk Condo 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 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 Yishun Bus Interchange ↺ Temasek Avenue (Loop)
Passes Through Yishun Ave 2, Lentor Ave, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Bendeemer Rd / Serangoon Rd, Jln Besar, Raffles Ave, Selegie Rd
Route Length 42.8 km
Travelling Time 120 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
(Tower Transit Singapore)
Current Depot Mandai Bus Depot
Current Fleet Single Deck Bus
– MAN A22
– Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Double-Deck Bus
– Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (3-Door)
– Alexander Dennis Enviro500
– MAN A95

Operating Hours
Departure Times from Yishun
Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:30 – 22:40 05:45 – 22:40
After 22:40 – 23:30, buses departing Yishun Int are renumbered as Service 857B which terminates at Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn).
Departure Times from Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn)
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
06:22 – 00:18 06:22 – 00:19 06:36 – 00:19
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service 6 – 7 mins 5 – 11 mins 6 – 10 mins 7 – 10 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares


Service 857 connects the residential estates of Yishun, Khatib, and private estates around Yio Chu Kang Road, with a fast connection to the City areas of Little India, Bras Basah, Suntec City and Marina Centre. The route incorporates an express sector on the Central Expressway (CTE) between Yio Chu Kang Road and Jalan Toa Payoh in both directions, making it a popular connection between the North and the City.

Demand for the route is moderate during off-peak hours but very high during peak hours, as residents commute to and from the City and various industries along Yio Chu Kang Road. High capacity double-deck buses were deployed from 26 April 2015.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Serangoon Rd (Tekka Ctr) → Yishun Int
    Weekdays: 06:20, 06:28, 19:03, 19:17, 19:27 & 19:43
    Saturdays: 06:15, 06:23 & 06:30
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 06:15, 06:22, 06:29, 06:36 & 06:43
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd (Aft Sunrise Gdns) → Yishun Int
    Weekdays: 17:50, 17:58, 18:08, 18:37 & 19:03
Short Trip Services
  • Service 857A: Yishun Int → Yio Chu Kang Rd (Opp Sunrise Gdns)
    Weekdays, except Public Holidays: 07:12
  • Service 857B: Yishun Int → Temasek Ave (Aft Promenade Stn Exit C)
    Weekdays: 06:30, 08:28 & 22:52 – 23:30
    Saturdays: 22:52 – 23:30
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 22:56 – 23:30

Gallery (Tower Transit):

Gallery (SMRT Buses) at Page 2.

Poster Gallery

Operator History
  • 2001 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – 04 Sep 2021: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 05 Sep 2021 – Present: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package.

  • 2001 (14 Jan): Introduced between Yishun Int and Temasek Ave (Loop)
  • 2003: Skips a pair of bus stops near LP 94 and opposite LP 91 along Lentor Ave
  • 2011 (16 Oct): Amended to ply Middle Rd, Selegie Rd, Prinsep St and Bras Basah Rd with the partial closure of Bencoolen St to facilitate the construction of Bencoolen MRT station on the Downtown MRT Line
  • 2012 (29 Apr): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (14 Mar): Amended to Yishun Temp Int via Yishun Central 1
  • 2016 (11 Dec): Amended to ply the reinstated Bencoolen St, skipping Middle Rd, Selegie Rd, Prinsep St and Bras Basah Rd
  • 2019 (08 Sep): Amended to Yishun Integrated Transport Hub, skipping Yishun Central 1
  • 2020 (12 Jan): Skips a pair of abolished bus stops under and after Lentor Flyover along Lentor Ave
  • 2021 (05 Sep): Operations transferred to Tower Transit under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package

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8 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 857

  • 17 February 2022 at 8:59 PM

    Every time when service 857 passes by my house, I always see a MAN A95
    Like a double deck

  • 19 September 2019 at 7:34 AM

    Why 857bus today services NA?

    • 24 October 2020 at 3:50 PM

      Sometimes they does N/A due to Formula 1 diversions. I have also occurred the same when SMRT 171 shows N/A during Formula 1 diversions back pre-COVID19 days

  • 29 September 2018 at 12:16 AM

    Last bus timings needs to be extended !! SBS buses are running after 11.45 or even beyond 12.15 bus SMRT bus that too long routes terminates the service very early, can you pls extend the service up to 12.15 or so like SBS services ?? Unfortunately no SBS services runs for 857 route

    • 27 December 2022 at 8:07 AM

      Driver this morning drove like a snail on the road at 755am SMU. When confronted, he claimed he had to follow the timing. When I said I was late n wanted him to drive at normal speed, he said I should hv taken the early ride n continued his snail speed n stop m waited at each bustop

  • 2 January 2018 at 11:14 AM

    boarded 857 at Bras Basah to look home to Upper Serangoon/St. George’s Road last night after 7pm (probably 7:15pm).

    why was 857 instructed to be driven at such a slow pace when the bus is filled with commuters from Little India? when bus is filled up, why is bus told “to be at crawling speed” (sorry, i have no other expression however it is ludicrous decision).

    and this was a single-deck … i can understand if 857 happened to be double-deck, in fact for weekends and public holidays, double-deck buses seem to be needed especially when foreign workers are returning home (single-decks simply is insufficient for the mass numbers at Little India).

    • 24 October 2020 at 3:51 PM

      They already have near-full fleet of DD on Sundays & Public Holidays. In fact majority DD are usually operating 857

      • 15 April 2023 at 7:57 PM

        1905 15042023 a bus service 857 ( double layer ) not stop ( pass through) bus stop 02049. Driver Chinese. Because bus move too fast & some vehicles block the plate I can’t get the vehicle numbers…


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