Tower Transit Express Bus Service 963e

Tower Transit Express Bus Service 963e is a Peak Hour express route between Woodlands Bus Interchange and HarbourFront Interchange, passing through BKE, Petir Road, Hillview Ave, AYE and Alexandra Rd. Its parent route is 963. The service operates HarbourFront-bound trips in the morning and Woodlands-bound trips in the evening on weekdays only.

46009 Woodlands Int B9 NS9TE2 Woodlands Sq
46549 Blk 347 Woodlands Ave 3
46539 Blk 320 Woodlands Ave 3
46529 Opp Marsiling Stn NS8 Woodlands Ave 3
46491 Blk 402 Woodlands Ave 3
44269 Blk 223 Bt Panjang Rd
44229 Bef Pending Stn BP8 Pending Rd
44219 Bet Blks 139/140 Petir Rd
44209 Opp Petir Stn BP7 Petir Rd
44731 Opp Blk 180 DT1-BP6 Jelebu Rd
44259 Blk 183 Bt Panjang Rd
43268 Hillington Green Condo Hillview Ave
43161 Blk 272 Bt Batok East Ave 4
43189 Blk 283 Bt Batok East Ave 3
43619 Blk 289E Bt Batok East Ave 3
16099 SIT Dover AYE
18079 Opp NUH Buona Vista Flyover
18109 Opp PSB Science Pk Bldg Buona Vista Flyover
18049 Opp Science Pk AYE
15059 Opp Alexandra Pt Alexandra Rd
15049 Opp Alexandra Retail Ctr Alexandra Rd
14009 HarbourFront Int NE1CC29 Seah Im Rd
14009 HarbourFront Int A10 NE1CC29 Seah Im Rd
15041 Alexandra Retail Ctr Alexandra Rd
15051 Alexandra Pt Alexandra Rd
18131 Science Pk AYE
18101 5 Sci Pk Dr Buona Vista Flyover
18071 NUH Buona Vista Flyover
16091 Opp SIT Dover AYE
43611 Blk 290H Bt Batok East Ave 3
43181 Keming Pr Sch Bt Batok East Ave 3
43169 Blk 254 Bt Batok East Ave 4
43261 Opp Hillview Hts Hillview Ave
44251 Bt Panjang Stn/Blk 604 DT1-BP6 Bt Panjang Rd
44739 Blk 180 Jelebu Rd
44201 Aft Petir Stn BP7 Petir Rd
44211 Blk 127 Petir Rd
44221 Opp Pending Stn BP8 Pending Rd
44261 Blk 270 Bt Panjang Rd
46499 Opp Blk 402 Woodlands Ave 3
46521 Marsiling Stn NS8 Woodlands Ave 3
46531 Blk 173 Woodlands Ave 3
46541 Marsiling Mall Woodlands Ave 3
46009 Woodlands Int NS9TE2 Woodlands Sq
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub ⇌ HarbourFront Bus Interchange
Passes Through Woodlands Ave 3, Petir Rd, Bukit Batok East Ave 3, Buona Vista Flyover, Alexandra Rd
Route Length Towards HarbourFront: 29.7 km Towards Woodlands: 29.1 km
Travelling Time 83 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 Double Deck Bus
– Alexander Dennis Enviro500
– Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (3-Door)
– MAN A95

Operating Hours
Departure Times from Woodlands
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
06:45 – 07:05
Departure Times from HarbourFront
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
18:00 – 18:30
Operating Frequency
From Woodlands
20 mins
From HarbourFront
30 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges express distance fares


Express 963e provides passengers in Woodlands, Bukit Panjang & Bukit Batok towns with a faster link to various industries and offices along Alexandra Road and HarbourFront. Operating during the morning and evening peak hours on weekdays, this service charges express fares. The service only calls at selected bus stops along the route of its parent Service 963 and ply very similar routes.

The express sector is via PIE, Clementi Ave 6 and AYE.

MRT/LRT Stations Served:
Departure Timings:

Weekdays (except Public Holidays)

  • Morning Peak from Woodlands Int:
    06:45 & 07:05
  • Evening Peak from HarbourFront Int:
    18:00 & 18:30
Route Variant
  • Service 963: Woodlands Int↔ HarbourFront Int

Gallery (Tower Transit):
Gallery (SMRT Buses):
Poster Gallery:


Operator History:
  • 2006 – 18 Sep 2021: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 19 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.

  • 2006 (20 Feb): Introduced from Woodlands Reg Int to HarbourFront Int as a peak hour one-directional service during weekday mornings, numbered Service 963E
  • 2009 (11 May): Extended to operate between HarbourFront Int and Woodlands Reg Int during weekday evenings
  • 2015 (14 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (12 Mar): Amended to Woodlands Temp Int
  • 2017 (04 Sep): Serves the pair of bus stops outside and opposite Blk 180 along Jelebu Rd, skipping the pair of bus stops outside and opposite Bt Panjang Plaza
  • 2018 (13 Aug): Renumbered to Express 963e from Express 963E
  • 2020 (15 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2021 (13 Jun): Amended to Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2021 (19 Sep): Operations transferred to Tower Transit under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package

Past Routings

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4 thoughts on “Tower Transit Express Bus Service 963e

  • 1 June 2024 at 1:14 PM

    Anybody who sees this comment: Please compare the travel times for both bus services 963 and 963e.
    Then justify for me why 963e should exist.

  • 15 July 2020 at 10:16 PM

    963e can add more fleet in the morning peak like 4 buses and PM can do with 3 buses.
    963 can extend to Beach Stn.

    • 21 February 2021 at 3:23 PM

      “963 can extend to Beach Stn”
      Why does 963R exist, then?

      • 29 April 2024 at 6:10 PM

        This comment certainly aged well LOL


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