SMRT NightRider Bus NR3

SMRT NightRider NR3 is a unidirectional night bus route running from South Bridge Road to Choa Chu Kang, passing through Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard Road, Stevens, Bukit Panjang, Teck Whye and Yew Tee.

Operating on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays, it is one of six NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses, and the only one which does not serve the Marina Centre area.

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

Boat Quay
→ Choa Chu Kang Int
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
13211 Aft Unity St Mohd Sultan 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
09213 Thong Teck Bldg Scotts Rd
40191 Aft Draycott Pk Stevens Rd
40201 Chelsea Gdns Condo Stevens Rd
40211 Opp Met YMCA Stevens Rd
40221 Opp Stevens Stn DT10 Stevens Rd
40231 Raffles Town Club Whitley Rd
44269 Blk 223 Bt Panjang Rd
44239 Opp Zhenghua Pr Sch Bt Panjang Rd
44249 Blk 174 Bt Panjang Rd
44259 Blk 183 Bt Panjang Rd
44149 Opp Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44271 Bet Blks 13/14 Teck Whye Ave
44281 Blk 8 Teck Whye Ave
44291 Opp Cck Polyclinic Teck Whye Ave
44111 Opp Blk 203 Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
44449 Opp Blks 237/239 BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44571 Blk 297D Choa Chu Kang Ave 2
44561 Opp Blk 295 Choa Chu Kang Ave 2
44689 Sunshine Pl Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
44629 Blk 457 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44509 Blk 442 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44499 Blk 429A CP Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
45231 Blk 432 Choa Chu Kang Way
45241 Opp Blk 511A Choa Chu Kang Way
45251 Opp Kranji Sec Sch Choa Chu Kang Way
45311 Blk 547 Choa Chu Kang Nth 5
45261 Blk 551 Choa Chu Kang St 52
45271 Blk 560 Choa Chu Kang St 52
45341 Blk 604A Choa Chu Kang St 62
45331 Blk 621 Choa Chu Kang St 62
45391 Blk 657 Choa Chu Kang Nth 7
45431 Blk 661 Choa Chu Kang Cres
45429 Blk 666 Choa Chu Kang Cres
45419 Blk 669 Choa Chu Kang Cres
45409 Blk 675 Choa Chu Kang Cres
45381 Blk 673A Choa Chu Kang Nth 7
45329 Opp Yew Tee Stn NS5 Choa Chu Kang Dr
45479 Kranji Pr Sch Choa Chu Kang Dr
45299 Blk 702 Choa Chu Kang Dr
44549 Opp Northvale Condo Choa Chu Kang Dr
44531 Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44009 Choa Chu Kang Int NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Loop

Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px South Bridge Rd (Boat Quay) → Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange
Passes Through Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard Turn, Stevens, Bukit Panjang, Teck Whye, Yew Tee
Route Length 30.7 km
Traveling Time 74 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
– MAN A22
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Boat Quay
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
23:30 – 02:00
Operating Frequency
From Boat Quay
30 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 NR3 is a late-night service connecting the city areas of Clarke Quay, River Valley and Orchard with the residential estates of Bukit Panjang, Teck Whye, Choa Chu Kang and Yew Tee. 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 route has an long express sector between Whitley Road and Bukit Panjang Road, plying around 10km of expressway (along PIE and BKE). Other parts of the route follow major trunk roads.

NR3 is also only NightRider that does not serve Marina Centre. Passengers may transfer to NR3 from other NR services at Clarke Quay MRT (see Fares for more information).

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Departure Timings
  • From Boat Quay (Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays):
    23:30, 00:00, 00:30, 01:00, 01:30 & 02:00


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 2023 under the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package.

  • 2000 (26 May): Introduced as a unidirectional night service from Marina Centre to Choa Chu Kang
  • 2000 (18 Dec): Amended to start from Choa Chu Kang Int, amended to ply Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, Choa Chu Kang Dr, Choa Chu Kang North 7 and Choa Chu Kang Way and shortened to loop at North Canal Rd
  • 2003 (01 Jul): Amended to serve CCK North 5, St 52 and Cres & Amended to serve CCK Ave 2 and Way, skipping a section of CCK Ave 1
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to ply Grange Rd and Orchard Link with the partial closure of Somerset Rd
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Serves relocated bus stop outside Orchard Stn along Orchard Turn
  • 2007 (15 Jul): Serves new pair of bus stops outside and opposite Northvale Condo along Choa Chu Kang Dr
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Converted to unidirectional operation from Boat Quay to Choa Chu Kang due to low ridership. Revised departure times from 11:30pm and 2:00am, and City-bound return services will cease to operate.
  • 2015 (Nov): Calls at bus stop (13211) Aft Unity St instead of (N1609) LP 11 along Mohd Sultan Rd
  • 2017 (17 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (16 Dec): Amended to new Choa Chu Kang Int
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Suspended until further notice

Past Routings

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