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 Chinatown Direct services in operation.

CT18
84211
Blk 403
Bedok North Avenue 3
84521
Blk 506
Bedok North Avenue 3
84201
Bedok Resvr Stn Exit A DT30
Bedok North Avenue 3
84609
Waterfront Key
Bedok Reservoir Road
84639
Aft Waterfront Waves
Bedok Reservoir Road
84619
Waterfront Isle
Bedok Reservoir Road
84629
Blk 716
Bedok Reservoir Road
84479
Blk 713
Bedok Reservoir Road
84469
Blk 703
Bedok Reservoir Road
84491
Blk 629
Bedok Reservoir Road
72079
Blk 609
Bedok Reservoir Road
72069
Blk 121
Bedok Reservoir Road
72029
Opp Blk 646
Bedok Reservoir Road
72019
Eunos Mansions
Jalan Eunos
05049
Chinatown Pt NE4DT19
New Bridge Road
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Road
05019
Aft Duxton Plain Pk
New Bridge Road
10011
Bef Neil Rd
New Bridge Road
10499
Kampong Bahru Ter
Spooner Road
10499
Kampong Bahru Ter
Spooner Road
10017
Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3
Eu Tong Sen Street
05012
Bef Pearl’s Hill Terr
Eu Tong Sen Street
05013
Chinatown Stn Exit C NE4DT19
Eu Tong Sen Street
72011
Blk 322
Jalan Eunos
72021
Blk 646
Bedok Reservoir Road
72061
Blk 122
Bedok Reservoir Road
72071
Blk 133
Bedok Reservoir Road
84499
Blk 140
Bedok Reservoir Road
84461
Opp Blk 701
Bedok Reservoir Road
84471
Blk 745
Bedok Reservoir Road
84621
Opp Blk 716
Bedok Reservoir Road
84611
Opp Waterfront Isle
Bedok Reservoir Road
84631
Opp Waterfront Waves
Bedok Reservoir Road
84601
Opp Waterfront Key
Bedok Reservoir Road
84209
Bedok Resvr Stn Exit B DT30
Bedok North Avenue 3
84529
Blk 109
Bedok North Avenue 3
84219
Bet Blks 139/140
Bedok North Avenue 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 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 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.

During the Chinese New Year festive period, operating hours will be adjusted.

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 cardholders
Bus 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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