SMRT Express Bus Service 963R

SMRT Express Bus Service 963R is a weekend express route operating between Woodlands Bus Interchange and Resorts World Sentosa, passing through BKE, Petir Road, Hillview Ave, AYE and HarbourFront. Its parent route is 963 and has a express variant 963e.

Bus Service 963R will remain suspended until further notice, starting from 15 April 2020.

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
43249 Hillview Apts 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
20109 Blk 203 C'wealth Ave West
17051 Opp Regent Pk Clementi Ave 6
20019 Blk 431 AYE
17149 Blk 426 AYE
17139 Aft Clementi Swim Cplx AYE
17129 Aft NUS High Sch AYE
15049 Opp Alexandra Retail Ctr Alexandra Rd
14169 Opp Telok Blangah Stn CC28 Telok Blangah Rd
14129 Harbourfront Stn Exit A NE1CC29 Telok Blangah Rd
14519 Resorts World Sentosa Sentosa Gateway
14519 Resorts World Sentosa Sentosa Gateway
14121 Opp Harbourfront Int NE1CC29 Telok Blangah Rd
14161 Telok Blangah Stn CC28 Telok Blangah Rd
15041 Alexandra Retail Ctr Alexandra Rd
17121 Blk 610 AYE
17131 Clementi Flyover AYE
17141 Clementi Stadium AYE
17059 Regent Pk Clementi Ave 6
20101 Nan Hua Pr Sch C'wealth Ave West
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
43241 Opp Hillview Apts Hillview Ave
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 ↔ Resorts World Sentosa
Passes Through Woodlands Ave 3, Petir Rd, Hillview Ave, Bukit Batok East Ave 3, AYE, Telok Blangah Rd
Route Length Towards Resorts World Sentosa: 32.2 km Towards Woodlands: 31.5 km
Travelling Time 85 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Buses park at: Woodlands Bus Park (WLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
– MAN A22
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Woodlands
Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays
07:00 – 22:00
Departure Times from Resorts World Sentosa
Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays
08:30 – 23:30
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
From Woodlands
32 – 35 mins 30 – 33 mins 32 – 33 mins 32 – 35 mins
From Resorts World Sentosa
N.A. 27 – 33 mins 30 – 31 mins 30 – 33 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges express distance fares


Service 963R is an express bus service which operates on Saturdays and Sundays / Public holidays. Duplicating sectors of Service 963, the service connects the residential estates of Woodlands, Bukit Panjang, Hillview and Bukit Batok with Telok Blangah, HarbourFront and Resorts World Sentosa. The route skips selected stops along Service 963’s route, but otherwise follows a similar routing.

The route was introduced in Jan 2010, to compliment the opening of Resorts World Sentosa that year. Along with Service 123, 188R and NightRider services, passengers are spared from Sentosa admission charges, and they provide an alternative to Service RWS8 for an inbound journey from HarbourFront. Passengers can board from Bus Stop 14129 Telok Blangah Rd – HarbourFront Stn Exit A.

MRT/LRT Stations Served:
Route Variants:
  • Service 963: Woodlands Int ↔ HarbourFront Int
  • Express 963e: Woodlands Int ⇌ HarbourFront Int
    Weekdays Peak Hours

Poster Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 2010 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • (~September 2021) onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

Operations for this route would be transferred to Tower Transit in 2021 as part of the Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package.

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

  • 2010 (30 Jan): Introduced between Woodlands Reg Int and Resorts World Sentosa, operating on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays only
  • 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
  • 2020 (15 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Suspended until further notice
  • 2021 (13 Jun): Amended to Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub

Past Routings

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