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 six NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses.

NightRider Services will remain suspended until further notice, starting from 8 April 2020.

Resorts World Sentosa
→ Yishun Ring Rd
14519 Resorts World Sentosa Sentosa Gateway
14141 HarbourFront Stn/Vivocity NE1CC29 Telok Blangah Rd
14129 Harbourfront Stn Exit A NE1CC29 Telok Blangah Rd
14119 Opp VivoCity NE1CC29 Telok Blangah Rd
14109 Keppel DP Blk 517 Keppel Rd
14089 Opp Tg Pagar DP Blk F5 Keppel Rd
03511 Aft Bayfront Stn Exit E CE1DT16 Bayfront Ave
03501 Marina Bay Sands Theatre Bayfront Ave
02051 The Float @ Marina Bay Raffles Ave
02061 The Esplanade Raffles Ave
04167 City Hall Stn Exit B EW13NS25 Nth Bridge Rd
04249 Opp The Treasury Nth Bridge Rd
05029 Boat Quay Sth Bridge Rd
05009 Opp OCBC Ctr Nth Canal Rd
04222 Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5 Eu Tong Sen St
04211 Clarke Quay River Valley Rd
04331 Bef Fort Canning Stn DT20 River Valley Rd
13109 UE Sq/Bef Mohd Sultan Rd River Valley Rd
13099 Bef Kim Yam Rd River Valley Rd
08121 Somerset Stn NS23 Somerset Rd
09011 Opp Ngee Ann City Orchard Turn
09023 Opp Orchard Stn/ION NS22 Orchard Turn
09212 Royal Plaza On Scotts Scotts Rd
40171 Opp Env Bldg Scotts Rd
40181 Newton Stn Exit A NS21-DT11 Scotts Rd
40121 Opp Newton Life Ch Newton Rd
50061 Opp Hotel Royal Newton Rd
50031 Opp Novena Ch NS20 Thomson Rd
50041 Novena Lodge Thomson Rd
50051 Thomson Med Ctr Thomson Rd
51011 Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr Thomson Rd
52071 Trellis Twrs Jln Toa Payoh
52181 Opp Toa Payoh Stn NS19 Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52231 Blk 79C Toa Payoh Ctrl
52271 Jackson Sq Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52369 Blk 237 Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52051 Blk 147 Braddell Rd
53251 Blk 125 Bishan St 11
53221 Blk 115 Bishan St 11
53239 Opp Bishan Stn NS17CC15 Bishan Rd
53391 Opp Blk 203 Bishan St 22
53381 Bishan Nth Shop Mall Bishan St 22
53371 Blk 257 Bishan St 22
53161 Opp Blk 254 Marymount Rd
54011 Blk 207 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54031 Opp Al-Muttaqin Mque Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54041 Opp Courts Ang Mo Kio Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54051 Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55201 Aft Blk 648 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55181 Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55171 Castle Green Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55241 Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd Lentor Ave
55251 Countryside Est Lentor Ave
55261 Bullion Pk Condo Lentor Ave
55281 Aft SLE Lentor Ave
59011 Bef Sg Seletar Bridge Lentor Ave
59021 Bef Yishun Ave 1 Lentor Ave
59031 Opp Yishun Sports Hall Yishun Ave 2
59041 Bef Khatib Stn NS14 Yishun Ave 2
59421 Blk 624 Yishun Ring Rd
59431 Blk 630 Yishun Ring Rd
59371 Chung Cheng High Sch Yishun St 61
59361 Blk 602 Yishun St 61
59341 Khoo Teck Puat Hosp Yishun Ctrl
59451 Bet Blks 349/350 Yishun Ave 11
59411 Blk 356 Yishun Ring Rd
59401 Blk 358 Yishun Ring Rd
59391 Blk 342B Yishun Ring Rd
59381 Blk 314 Yishun Ring Rd
59241 Blk 236 Yishun Ring Rd
59231 Blk 227 Yishun Ring Rd
59101 Yishun Pr Sch Yishun Ring Rd
59121 Blk 121 Yishun Ring Rd
59131 Blk 137 Yishun Ring Rd
59301 Blk 731 Yishun Ring Rd
59311 Blk 760 Yishun Ring Rd
59081 Blk 774 Yishun Ring Rd
59321 Blk 794 Yishun Ring Rd
59561 Opp Khatib Stn Exit D NS14 Yishun Ring Rd
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Resorts World Sentosa → Yishun Ring Road (Opp Khatib Stn Exit D)
Passes Through Bayfront, City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Thomson, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio
Route Length 42.5 km
Traveling Time 81 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
– MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Resorts World Sentosa
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
23:30 – 02:00
Operating Frequency
From Resorts World Sentosa
25 mins
Fare Information
Fare Flat Fare – $4.50.
Transfer benefits from distance fares & monthly concession passes are not applicable.
Note Free Transfer to another NightRider Service
Passengers who tap their cards on the Exit reader when alighting from the first NightRider Service enjoy a free transfer to another NightRider Service within 45 minutes.


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, the route shuttles late-night dwellers from the City to the residential estates outside the City.

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. 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.

MRT Stations Served:
Departure Timings:
  • From Resorts World Sentosa (Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays):
    23:30, 23:55, 00:20, 00:45, 01:10, 01:35 & 02:00


Operator History:
  • 2000 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • 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)
  • 2002 (07 Jul): Serves the bus stop outside Blk 923 along Yishun Ave 2, skipping the bus stop outside Northpoint Shop Ctr
  • 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
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to ply Grange Rd and Orchard Link with the partial closure of Somerset Rd; Skips abolished bus stop outside Clifford Ctr along Collyer Quay
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Serves relocated bus stop outside Orchard Stn along Orchard Turn
  • 2007 (29 May): Serves new bus stop outside Blk 774 along Yishun Ring Rd
  • 2007 (21 Sep): Extended to HarbourFront Interchange, amended to loop at Yishun via Yishun St 61 & Yishun Ring Rd
  • 2008 (07 Dec): Skips abolished bus stop opposite Temenggong D Mosque along Telok Blangah Rd
  • 2010 (29 Jan): Extended to Resorts World Sentosa
  • 2010 (07 May): Amended to ply Bayfront Ave, serving Marina Bay Sands
  • 2013 (29 Dec): Amended to ply MCE and Marina Link with the opening of MCE
  • 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.
  • 2014 (03 Oct): Amended to skip Marina Station Rd and Marina Way
  • 2017 (17 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2020 (12 Jan): Skips removed bus stop (55271) Aft Lentor Flyover along Lentor Ave
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Suspended until further notice

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One thought on “SMRT NightRider Bus NR1

  • 21 January 2022 at 9:51 AM

    NR1 should be renumbered as N1 since Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package is now under Tower Transit. Please update. Thank you.


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