SMRT NightRider Bus NR1

SMRT NightRider Bus Service NR1 is a late-night bus route running from Resorts World Sentosa to Yishun Ring Road, passing through Bayfront, City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Thomson, Toa Payoh, Bishan and Ang Mo Kio.

Operating on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays, it is one of seven NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses.


NightRider NR1: Resorts World Sentosa Yishun Ring Rd

  • Sentosa Gateway
    – Resorts World Sentosa
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – VivoCity
  • U-Turn at Seah Im Road
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit A
    – Opp VivoCity
  • Keppel Rd
    – Keppel DP Blk 517
    – Opp Tg Pagar DP Blk F5
  • AYE (Express)
  • MCE (Express)
  • Ctrl Blvd (Express)
  • Bayfront Ave
    – Marina Bay Sands MICE
    – Marina Bay Sands Theatre
  • Raffles Ave
    – Seating Gallery
    – The Esplanade
  • Stamford Rd (Express)
  • North Bridge Rd
    – City Hall Stn Exit B
    – Opp The Treasury
  • South Bridge Rd
    – Boat Quay
  • North Canal Rd
    – Opp OCBC Ctr
  • South Canal Rd (Express)
  • North Canal Rd (Express)
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
  • River Valley Rd
    – Clarke Quay
    – Bef Fort Canning Stn
    – UE Sq
    – Bef Kim Yam Rd
  • Killney Rd (Express)
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn
  • Grange Rd (Express)
  • Orchard Link (Express)
  • Orchard Turn
    – Opp Ngee Ann City
    – Opp Orchard Stn/ION
  • Paterson Rd (Express)
  • Scotts Rd
    – Royal Plaza On Scotts
    – Opp Env Bldg
    – Newton Stn Exit A
  • Newton Rd
    – Opp Newton Life Ch
    – Opp Hotel Royal
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp Novena Ch
    – Novena Lodge
    – Thomson Med Ctr
    – Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Trellis Twrs
  • Lor 2 Toa Payoh
    – Opp Toa Payoh Stn
  • Toa Payoh Ctrl
    – Opp Blk 177
  • Lor 4 Toa Payoh
    – Jackson Sq
  • Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Express)
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 237
  • Braddell Rd
    – Blk 147
  • Bishan St 11
    – Blk 125
    – Blk 115
  • Bishan Rd
    – Opp Bishan Stn
  • Bishan St 22
    – Opp Blk 203
    – Bishan Nth Shop Mall
    – Blk 257
  • Marymount Rd
    – Opp Blk 254
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Blk 207
    – Opp Al-Muttaqin Mque
    – Opp Courts Ang Mo Kio
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – Opp Anderson JC
    – Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn
    – Castle Green
  • Lentor Ave
    – Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Countryside Est
    – Bullion Pk Condo
    – Aft Lentor Flyover
    – Aft SLE
    – Bef Sg Seletar Bridge
    – Bef Yishun Ave 1
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Opp Yishun Sports Hall
    – Bef Khatib Stn
  • Yishun Ring Rd
    – Blk 624
    – Blk 630
  • Yishun St 61
    – Chung Cheng High Sch
    – Blk 602
  • Yishun Ctrl
    – Khoo Teck Puat Hosp
  • Yishun Ave 11
    – Bet Blks 349/350
  • Yishun Ring Rd
    – Blk 356
    – Blk 358
    – Blk 342B
    – Blk 314
    – Blk 236
    – Blk 227
    – Yishun Pr Sch
    – Blk 121
    – Blk 137
    – Blk 731
    – Blk 760
    – Blk 774
    – Blk 794
    – Blk 798


Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Resorts World Sentosa → Yishun Ring Road (Blk 798)
Passes Through Bayfront, City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Thomson, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio
Route Length 43.2 km
Traveling Time 95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Resorts World Sentosa
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
2330hrs – 0200hrs (the following day)
Frequency Direction 1
25 mins

Route History

NightRider NR1 is a late-night service connecting the city areas of Resorts World, HarbourFront, Bayfront, City Hall, River Valley and Orchard with the residential estates of Thomson, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio and Yishun. Operating only on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays (and special occasions if announced), the route shuttles late-night dwellers from the City to the residential estates outside the City.

See also: NightRider & Nite Owl travel guide

Route Specifications

The long route follows mostly major trunk roads from the City area to the housing estates. It also has an short express sector along the AYE/MCE between Keppel Road and Bayfront.

During festive periods such as Christmas Eve or New Years’ Eve, more departures and downroute buses will be added to cater for late-night dwellers. From the City to Ang Mo Kio and Yishun, Nite Owl 1N offers faster journeys by plying the Central Expressway (CTE).

NightRider NR1 has a rich history as the first NightRider service introduced by Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS). Introduced on 10th March 2000, it plied single-directional from Marina Centre to Yishun, and later converted to bi-directional loop operation. It offered daily service in 2003 after merger with SMRT NightBus SN20, which were subsequently cancelled owing to low demand. The route was extended to HarbourFront in 2007, and subsequently to Resorts World Sentosa in 2010 to serve new integrated resorts. In 2014, the route was reverted back to a single-directional night service terminating in Yishun.

Departure Timings:

  • From Resorts World Sentosa: 2330hrs, 2355hrs, 0020hrs, 0045hrs, 0110hrs, 0135hrs, 0200hrs


Flat Fare: $4.50 (Cash / Ez-link card)
NightRider commuters who pay by ez-link card will enjoy a free transfer to another NightRider service within a stipulated time of 45mins. This is not applicable when transferring from an ordinary service to a NightRider service. Concessionary travel is not applicable.



Operator History:

  • 2000 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.


  • 2000 (10 Mar): Introduced as a unidirectional night service from Marina Centre to Yishun
  • 2000 (18 Dec): Converted into bidirectional service as Yishun Interchange – Marina Centre (Loop)
  • 2003 (01 Jul): Merged with Night Service SN20 to provide additional unidirectional weeknight services which terminated at Woodlands, via Sembawang and Marsiling. Uses BusPlus minibuses on weeknights. No change to Friday, Saturday & Eve of PHs routing.
  • 2004 (23 May): Weeknight services withdrawn due to low demand
  • 2007 (21 Sep): Extended to HarbourFront Interchange, amended to loop at Yishun via Yishun St 61 & Yishun Ring Rd
  • 2010 (29 Jan): Extended to Resorts World Sentosa
  • 2010 (07 May): Amended to ply Bayfront Ave, serving Marina Bay Sands
  • 2013 (29 Dec): City-bound trips amended to Anson Rd, Robinson Rd and Marina Blvd due to change in road alignment after opening of MCE. with no change in bus stops
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Convert to unidirectional operations from Resorts World Sentosa to Yishun due to low ridership. Revised departure times from 11:30pm and 2:00am, and City-bound return services will cease to operate.
  • 2017 (17 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

External Links & References:

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