Tower Transit Bus Service 96

Tower Transit Bus Service 96 is a trunk route from Clementi Int and looping at Kent Ridge Crescent, passing through Commonwealth Avenue West and Clementi Road. It mainly serves the National University of Singapore (NUS).

96
Clementi Int
↺ Kent Ridge Cres (Loop)
17009 Clementi Int B1 EW23 Clementi Ave 3
17239 NTUC Fairprice Clementi Ave 3
17159 Blk 365 C'wealth Ave West
17099 Yale-NUS College Clementi Rd
16159 Coll of Design & Engrg Clementi Rd
16149 SDE3 Clementi Rd
16199 Bef Architecture Dr Kent Ridge Cres
16189 Information Technology Kent Ridge Cres
16179 Opp Yusof Ishak Hse Kent Ridge Cres
16169 NUS Raffles Hall Kent Ridge Cres
17091 Aft Clementi Ave 1 Clementi Rd
17151 Blk 410 C'wealth Ave West
17161 Blk 455 C'wealth Ave West
17171 Clementi Stn Exit A EW23 C'wealth Ave West
17009 Clementi Int EW23 Clementi Ave 3
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Clementi Bus Interchange ↺ Kent Ridge Crescent (Loop)
Passes Through Commonwealth Ave West, Clementi Rd
Route Length 6.8 km
Travelling Time 35 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
(Tower Transit Singapore)
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet Single-deck & Double-deck buses
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Clementi
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
06:45 – 23:30 07:00 – 23:30 07:00 – 23:00
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service 9 – 13 mins 7 – 11 mins 10 mins 10 – 14 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 96 primarily serves the NUS Kent Ridge Campus and University Town with bus connections to Clementi MRT & Bus Interchange. It runs parallel to Service 183 (between Clementi MRT and Clementi Road), which does not enter NUS, as well as serving residential blocks along Clementi Road. Double decker buses were deployed on this service since 2012.

MRT Station Served
Special Departures
  • Kent Ridge Cres (Bef Architecture Dr) → Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 18:28 & 18:37
  • Kent Ridge Cres (Opp Yusof Ishak Hse) → Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 17:52
Short Trip Services
  • Service 96A: Clementi Int → Kent Ridge Cres (NUS Raffles Hall)
    Weekdays (except NUS vacation period & public holidays): 08:05 – 09:35
  • Service 96B: Kent Ridge Cres (Bef Architecture Dr) → Commonwealth Ave West (Clementi Stn Exit A)
    Weekdays (except NUS vacation period & public holidays): 17:02 – 18:57

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Operator History:
  • 1982 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 25 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 26 Jun 2016 – Present: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

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

History:
  • 1982 (16 Aug): Introduced between Clementi Int and Kent Ridge Cres (Loop), operating on weekdays and Saturdays only
  • 1986 (01 Jun): Skips abolished bus stop before Ayer Rajah Rd along Clementi Rd
  • 1988 (08 Mar): Amended to ply Clementi Ave 3 with the abolition of right turning from Clementi Ave 3 to Commonwealth Ave West
  • 1990 (02 Jul): Extended to operate on Sundays and Public Holidays
  • 1996: First bus brought forward to 0700 hrs on Sundays and Public Holidays.
  • 1999: Last bus extended to 2300 hrs on Sundays and Public Holidays.
  • 2002: First bus brought forward to 0645 hrs on weekdays.
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
  • 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to Clementi Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2016 (26 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd

Past Routings

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8 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 96

  • 22 March 2024 at 6:21 AM
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    96 is a very short route as for a trunk
    it could extend to Bukit Batok, passing via Bukit Batok East Ave 3, Toh Tuck Ave, Clementi MRT/Road, Kent Ridge Crescent(loop)

    Service 106 could amend to Jurong East from Shenton Way passing via Boon Lay Way, Clementi, Holland Village, Orchard Road, Marina Bay & Shenton Way

    since there are a few services serving the Bukit BaTOK=Clementi

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    • 23 March 2024 at 11:22 AM
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      Bro just said that there are few buses serving Bukit BatokClementi and decides to remove the 106 BB-Clementi sector, while extending 96 to BB.
      Better for 106 to remain while 96 may extend to BB and end at Kent Ridge Ter, passing through Kent Ridge Cres (basically duplicate 151)

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  • 25 November 2023 at 9:32 PM
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    You said there is a Volvo bzl on 96 at 12 October 2023.

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  • 17 March 2022 at 7:13 PM
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    How did Service 96 get 3DS MAN A95?

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  • 7 November 2016 at 3:11 PM
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    I think Tower Transit should extend this route to Kent Ridge Bus Terminal

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      • 22 July 2019 at 10:39 PM
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        Same but I don’t know if they will agree

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    • 10 August 2019 at 6:30 PM
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      I agree and call there as an en-route stop

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