SBS Transit Chinatown Direct Bus CT18

Chinatown Direct CT18 is a Chinatown Direct service operated by SBS Transit, running between Bedok North Avenue 3 and Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal, via Bedok Reservoir and Chinatown. It is one of two (formerly three) Chinatown Direct services in operation.


Route
CT18
84211
Blk 403
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84521
Blk 506
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84201
BEDOK RESVR STN EXIT A
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84609
Waterfront Key
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84639
Aft Waterfront Waves
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84619
Waterfront Isle
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84629
Blk 716
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84479
Blk 713
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84469
Blk 703
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84491
Blk 629
Bedok Reservoir Rd
72079
Blk 609
Bedok Reservoir Rd
72069
Blk 121
Bedok Reservoir Rd
72029
Opp Blk 646
Bedok Reservoir Rd
72019
Eunos Mansions
Jln Eunos
05049
Chinatown Pt
New Bridge Rd
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05019
Aft Pearl'S Hill Terr
New Bridge Rd
10011
BEF NEIL RD
New Bridge Rd
10499
Kampong Bahru Ter
Spooner Rd
10499
Kampong Bahru Ter
Spooner Rd
10017
Aft Hosp Dr
Eu Tong Sen St
05012
Bef Pearl'S Hill Terr
Eu Tong Sen St
05013
People's Pk Cplx
Eu Tong Sen St
72011
Blk 322
Jln Eunos
72021
Blk 646
Bedok Reservoir Rd
72061
Blk 122
Bedok Reservoir Rd
72071
Blk 133
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84499
Blk 140
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84461
Opp Blk 701
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84471
Blk 745
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84621
Opp Blk 716
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84611
Opp Waterfront Isle
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84631
Opp Waterfront Waves
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84601
Opp Waterfront Key
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84209
BEDOK RESVR STN EXIT B
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84529
Blk 109
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84219
Bet Blks 139/140
Bedok Nth Ave 3
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok North Avenue 3 ↔ Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal
Passes Through Bedok Reservoir Rd, Jln Eunos, PIE, CTE, Chinatown
Route Length 19.2 km (D1) | 19.8 km (D2)
Travelling Time 55 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bedok Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Bedok North Ave 3
1005hrs – 1635hrs (Weekdays)
1004hrs – 2005hrs (Saturdays)
1005hrs – 2006hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Kampong Bahru 1058hrs – 1658hrs (Weekdays)
1100hrs – 2200hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
28 – 38 mins 27 – 32 mins

Chinatown Direct CT18 was introduced in Jan 2005 along with CT8 and CT28, connecting residential estates in Bedok and Bedok Reservoir with the City areas of Chinatown and Outram Park. Incorporating an express sector along the PIE and CTE, the route offers fast and direct connection for commuters who would otherwise have to rely on feeder buses and transfers between MRT lines to reach Chinatown.

Originally using the purple-background destination signs for easy distinction, they have been mostly phased out in favour of electronic route displays on newer buses.

Despite starting and ending at Bedok North Ave 3, buses running on CT18 currently use Bedok Bus Interchange as a layover point.

Departure Timings

Timetable effective from 10 March 2018

From Blk 403, Bedok North Ave 3
Weekdays 10:05, 10:43, 11:21, 11:59, 12:29, 12:59, 13:31, 14:03, 14:31, 14:59, 15:27, 16:01, 16:35
Saturdays 10:04, 10:39, 11:14, 11:49, 12:23, 12:53, 13:23, 13:53, 14:23, 14:53, 15:23, 15:53, 16:23, 16:53, 17:23, 17:53, 18:26, 18:59, 19:32, 20:05
Sundays / Public Holidays 10:05, 10:34, 11:04, 11:34, 12:06, 12:41, 13:16, 13:46, 14:16, 14:46, 15:14, 15:42, 16:11, 16:40, 17:09, 17:39, 18:09, 18:39, 19:08, 19:37, 20:06
From Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal
Weekdays 10:58, 11:28, 11:59, 12:29, 13:00, 13:27, 13:54, 14:21, 14:53, 15:25, 15:56, 16:27, 16:58
Saturdays 11:00, 11:33, 12:07, 12:40, 13:14, 13:46, 14:18, 14:47, 15:16, 15:46, 16:16, 16:46, 17:15, 17:44, 18:15, 18:47, 19:19, 19:50, 20:22, 20:55, 21:27, 22:00
Sundays / Public Holidays 11:00, 11:31, 12:02, 12:33, 13:05, 13:37, 14:06, 14:35, 15:04, 15:33, 16:03, 16:32, 17:02, 17:32, 18:02, 18:31, 19:00, 19:29, 19:58, 20:28, 20:59, 21:30, 22:00
MRT Stations Served
Fares

Flat Fare.

Card / Cash fares for Chinatown Direct services
Child (card) Free
Student &
Senior Citizen
$1.10
Adult, PWD*, WTCS** $2.00
*PWD = Persons with Disabilities
** WTCS = WorkFare Transport Concession Scheme cardholdersBus Concession Passes not applicable

 

 


Gallery

Operator History
  • 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Bedok Bus Package.

Route History
  • 2005 (21 Jan): Introduced between Bedok North Avenue 3 and New Bridge Road Ter. Charges flat fares.
  • 2014 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (10 Mar): Amended to Kampong Bahru Ter

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