SMRT Bus Service 858

SMRT Bus Service 858 operates between Woodlands and Changi Airport, passing through Sembawang, Yishun, Punggol and Sengkang. It utilizes the Tampines and Seletar Expressways between Yishun and Changi Airport. At 73.5km long, it is the longest bus route in Singapore.


Route
858
W'Lands Temp Int ↺ PTB2 Basement (Loop)
46009
W'Lands Temp Int
Woodlands Sq
46281
Blk 825
Woodlands Ave 7
46391
Blk 853
Woodlands Ave 7
46401
Blk 864
Woodlands Ave 4
46411
Blk 869
Woodlands Ave 4
46461
Opp Blk 757A CP
Woodlands Ave 9
46471
Opp Blk 773
Woodlands Ave 9
46481
Aft Woodlands Ind Pk E6
Woodlands Ave 9
46731
Yew Huat Scaffolding Work
Gambas Ave
46741
Seagate
Gambas Ave
47621
Aft Gambas Ave
Woodlands Ave 7
58381
Blk 469B
Sembawang Way
58229
Blk 358A CP
Sembawang Way
58219
Opp Sembawang Stn
Sembawang Way
58159
Aft Admiral Hill
Canberra Rd
58109
Opp Blk 311
Canberra Rd
58029
Aft Canberra Rd
Sembawang Rd
58019
Aft Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Rd
57139
Aft Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Rd
57129
Blk 114
Sembawang Rd
57119
Blk 101
Sembawang Rd
59119
Opp Blk 701A
Yishun Ave 5
59149
Blk 145
Yishun Ave 5
59073
Opp Yishun Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59069
Opp Blk 757
Yishun Ave 2
59619
Yishun Community Hosp
Yishun Ctrl 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
55289
LP 94
Lentor Ave
68111
Bef Seletar Camp G
Jln Kayu
65199
Aft Punggol Rd
TPE
95151
Airport Police Stn
Airport Blvd
95011
Bef Changi Airport PTB3
Airport Blvd
95109
Changi Airport PTB3
PTB3 Basement
95029
Changi Airport PTB1
PTB1 Basement
95129
Changi Airport PTB2
PTB2 Basement
95019
Aft Changi Airport PTB2
Airport Blvd
95159
Near SATS Flight Kitchen
Airport Blvd
65191
Bef Punggol Rd
TPE
68119
Aft Seletar Camp G
Jln Kayu
55281
Aft SLE
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
59611
Opp Yishun Community Hosp
Yishun Ctrl 2
59061
Blk 763
Yishun Ave 2
59079
Yishun Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59141
Blk 741
Yishun Ave 5
59111
Blk 701
Yishun Ave 5
57111
Opp Blk 101
Sembawang Rd
57121
Opp Blk 115B
Sembawang Rd
57131
Opp Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Rd
58011
Opp Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Rd
58021
Bef Canberra Rd
Sembawang Rd
58101
Blk 311
Canberra Rd
58151
Bef Sembawang Stn
Canberra Rd
58211
Sembawang Stn
Sembawang Way
58221
Blk 339 CP
Sembawang Way
58389
Opp Blk 469B
Sembawang Way
47629
Seagate
Woodlands Ave 7
46749
Opp Seagate
Gambas Ave
46739
BLK 782
Gambas Ave
46489
Aft Gambas Ave
Woodlands Ave 9
46479
Blk 774
Woodlands Ave 9
46469
Blk 759
Woodlands Ave 9
46419
Evergreen Pr Sch
Woodlands Ave 4
46409
Blk 701A CP
Woodlands Ave 4
46399
Aft 888 Plaza
Woodlands Ave 7
46289
Blk 891C CP
Woodlands Ave 7
46009
W'Lands Temp Int
Woodlands Sq
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange  Changi Airport PTB2 Bus Terminal (Loop)
Passes Through Woodlands Ave 9, Sembawang, Yishun, Lentor, TPE, Jln Kayu, TPE
Route Length 73.5 km
Travelling Time 165 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 18-metre Articulated Bus:
MAN NG363F
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Woodlands
0515hrs – 2314hrs (Daily)

Service 858A | Terminates at Opp Yishun Stn, Yishun Ave 2
2324hrs – 0030hrs (Weekdays)
2326hrs – 0030hrs (Saturdays, Sundays/PHs)

Departure Times from Terminal 2
0625hrs – 0032hrs (Weekdays)
0626hrs – 0025hrs (Saturdays)
0624hrs – 0024hrs (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630 – 0830: 05 – 09 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 09 mins
1700 – 1900: 05 – 09 mins
After 1900: 06 – 10 mins

Service 858 is a residential and inter-town route plying between the housing estates of Woodlands, Sembawang, Yishun, and stretching far east to Changi Airport. Much of its route plies express sectors along the Seletar Expressway (SLE), Tampines Expressway (TPE) and Pan-Island Expressway (PIE). At 73.5km long, it is the longest bus route in Singapore (after the shortening of NightRider NR7 in 2014). The ride from Yishun to Changi Airport takes about 38 minutes in smooth traffic.

After 2314hrs to 0030hrs daily, buses leaving Woodlands Temp Int will be renumbered as 858A, and terminate at Yishun Ave 2 (Opp Yishun Stn).

As the quickest transport link from housing estates of the North to Changi Airport, as well as providing valuable inter-town connections in the North, this service encounters moderate to high demand throughout the day. Due to its extended length, bus bunching is relatively common, which BSRF is attempting to minimize.

Changi Airport:

Service 858 serves Changi Airport Terminals 3, 1 & 2 in order.

Changi Airport Passenger Terminal Buildings (PTBs) 1, 2 and 3 have their bus stops integrated into their basement levels, which also serves as a cargo loading and unloading bay. Security checks for any unattended or suspicious articles are carried out before a bus enters Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Bus Captains may take a short toilet break at Terminal 2. Because of height restrictions, double-decker buses are unable to enter Changi Airport basement.

Occasionally when Changi Airport basement is closed, buses will be diverted to to T1/T2/T3 Departure Drive where a temporary bus stop will be set up.

A fleet restriction for Changi Airport appears to be in place, with only Mercedes-Benz Citaro and MAN A24 buses deployed on airport-plying bus services. Announcements for passengers to inform the Bus Captain if they see any suspicious person or article are played on board public buses at Changi Airport as well.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Yishun Avenue 2 (Opp Yishun Sports Hall)  Woodlands Temp Int
    Daily: 0530hrs – 0700hrs
    Caters to inter-town commuters before the first bus arrives from Changi Airport.
Short Trip Services
  • Service 858A: Woodlands Temp Int → Yishun Ave 2 (Opp Yishun Stn)
    Weekdays: 2324hrs – 0030hrs
    Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 2326hrs – 0030hrs
  • Service 858B: Jalan Kayu (Bef Seletar Camp G) → Jalan Kayu (Aft Seletar Camp G), via Changi Airport
    Weekdays AM Peak Hours

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


Service 858 at a glance
Service 858 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1996 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.


History:

  • 1996 (04 Feb): Introduced between Yishun Int and Woodlands Regional Int, via Gambas Avenue and Yishun Ave 3
  • 1997 (02 Nov): Extended to loop at Changi Airport, and amended to Yishun Ave 5
  • 2001: Amended to serve Jln Kayu in both directions
  • 2007 (11 Nov): Calls at Changi Airport Terminal 3 basement stop
  • 2010 (28 Mar): Amended to ply along Sembawang Way, Canberra Road and Yishun Central 2, serving the Sembawang estate and Yishun Polyclinic/Khoo Teck Puat Hosp.
  • 2010 (29 Nov): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (03 Feb): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for a two-year trial
  • 2014 (05 Oct): Calls at Tampines Expressway (Punggol Road) Bus Interchange
  • 2015 (05 Jun): BSRF trial extended to Aug 2016
  • 2015 (29 Nov): High capacity articulated buses deployed
  • 2016 (01 Feb): Shortworking trip 858B introduced
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int

Past Routings:


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4 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 858

  • 30 October 2017 at 6:15 PM
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    Hi, can I know why service bus 858 does not often have bendy bus?

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  • 29 October 2017 at 2:24 PM
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    Hi, Can I Know This SBS Transit Bus Services 27,53 And SMRT 858 Never Stop At Changi Airport PTB4.

    Please SMS TO Nicholas Lee Jun Hui At (Number Removed).
    From Nicholas Lee Jun Hui.

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  • 16 November 2016 at 12:45 AM
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    Could I suggest that 858 be amended to include a deviation from TPE between Loyang Ave & PIE via Loyang Ave – Old Tampines Rd – Flora Rd – Upper Changi Rd North – PIE.

    This would provide Changi residents direct access to Changi Airport/ Jln Kayu/ Yishun/ Sembawang & Woodlands.

    This would also provide the North/ North-East a one stop transfer at Upp Changi Rd North to the following destinations:
    – Simei
    – SUTD
    – Changi Prison
    – Expo
    – Changi Village

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    • 18 November 2016 at 4:01 PM
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      They can consider what’s mentioned above. Bedok will also be good despite having svc. 24 and the changi airport line. I hope 24 would also have bendies depending on the new seletar pckg. operator and LTA.

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