SMRT NightRider Bus NR5

SMRT NightRider NR5 is an overnight bus route running from Marina Centre Terminal to Jurong West Street 64, passing through City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Kim Seng, Tiong Bahru, Commonwealth, Clementi, Toh Tuck, Jurong East and Jurong West.

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.

Marina Centre Ter
→ Jurong West St 64
02099 Marina Centre Ter Raffles Blvd
02101 Aft Singapore Flyer Raffles 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
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
09022 Bef Orchard Stn Exit B NS22 Orchard Blvd
13199 Aft Orchard Blvd Paterson Rd
13159 Bef Zion Full Gospel Ch Irwell Bank Rd
13139 The Trillium Kim Seng Rd
13119 Opp Great World City Kim Seng Rd
06129 Grand Copthorne Hotel Kim Seng Rd
06069 Aft Furama RiverFront Outram Rd
06051 Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Rd
10141 Blk 18 Tiong Bahru Rd
10151 Ctrl Green Condo Tiong Bahru Rd
10161 Opp Tiong Bahru Stn EW17 Tiong Bahru Rd
10171 Opp Tiong Bahru Pk Tiong Bahru Rd
10181 Bef Ar-Rabitah Mosque Tiong Bahru Rd
10191 Blk 78 Tiong Bahru Rd
10201 Opp Redhill Stn EW18 Tiong Bahru Rd
10281 SIS Bldg Alexandra Rd
10291 Bef Dawson Rd Alexandra Rd
11131 Queens Condo C'wealth Ave
11141 Queenstown Stn Exit A/D EW19 C'wealth Ave
11151 Blk 42 C'wealth Ave
11161 C'Wealth Stn Exit A/D EW20 C'wealth Ave
11171 Opp Blk 7B C'wealth Ave
11181 Opp Blk 43 C'wealth Ave
11191 The Star Vista EW21CC22 C'wealth Ave West
19011 Blk 19A CP C'wealth Ave West
19021 SP SMA C'wealth Ave West
19031 Dover Stn Exit A EW22 C'wealth Ave West
19041 Opp Sch Of Science & Tech C'wealth Ave West
17151 Blk 410 C'wealth Ave West
17161 Blk 455 C'wealth Ave West
17171 Clementi Stn Exit A EW23 C'wealth Ave West
17181 Opp Blk 317 C'wealth Ave West
20101 Nan Hua Pr Sch C'wealth Ave West
28011 Bef Toh Tuck Ave C'wealth Ave West
28021 Opp 8 @ TradeHub 21 Boon Lay Way
28031 Bef The Synergy Boon Lay Way
28041 The Synergy Boon Lay Way
28659 IMM Bldg Toh Guan Rd
28649 Blk 286A Toh Guan Rd
28639 Blk 288E Toh Guan Rd
28321 Blk 239 Jurong East Ave 1
28331 Blk 229 Jurong East Ave 1
28451 Parc Oasis Jurong East Ave 1
28461 Blk 347 Jurong East Ave 1
28491 Opp Jurong Polyclinic Jurong East Ave 1
28501 Blk 490 Jurong West Ave 1
28511 Blk 463 Jurong West Ave 1
28521 Blk 457 Jurong West Ave 1
28401 Blk 502 Jurong West Ave 1
28531 Blk 536 Jurong West Ave 1
21249 Blk 213 Boon Lay Ave
21429 Blk 185 Boon Lay Ave
21391 River Valley High Sch Boon Lay Ave
21369 Opp Blk 695 Jln Boon Lay
22571 Opp Boon Lay Stn EW27 Boon Lay Way
22491 Blk 662D EW27 Jurong West St 64
22251 Blk 665A Jurong West St 62
22241 Opp Blk 622 Jurong West St 62
22231 Blk 639 Jurong West St 61
27421 Blk 701 Jurong West St 71
27411 Blk 844A CP Jurong West St 81
27401 Opp Blk 821 Jurong West St 81
27399 Bet Blks 859/860 Jurong West St 82
27389 Gek Poh Shop Ctr Jurong West St 75
27379 Blk 755 Jurong West St 75
22599 Blk 678D Jurong West St 64
22449 Blk 685B Jurong West St 64

  • No boarding at Marina Centre Bus Terminal


Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Marina Centre Bus Terminal → Jurong West Street 64 (Blk 685B)
Passes Through City Hall, Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard, Kim Seng, Tiong Bahru, Commonwealth, Clementi, Toh Tuck, Jurong East, Jurong West
Route Length 33.7 km
Traveling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
– MAN A22
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Marina Centre
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
23:30 – 02:00
Operating Frequency
From Marina Centre
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 NR5 is a late-night service connecting the city areas of Marina Centre, City Hall, River Valley and Orchard with the residential estates of Tiong Bahru, Commonwealth, Clementi, Toh Tuck, Jurong East and Jurong West. 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.

A large portion of the route duplicates the East-West Line, from Tiong Bahru to Jurong East. 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.

NightRider NR5 was introduced on 26th May 2000 by Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS). Originally a single-directional service from Scotts Road to Jurong West St 75, it was later converted to bi-directional loop operation starting from St. Michael’s Ter. It offered daily unidirectional service in 2003 after merger with SMRT NightBus SN30 (operating Marina Centre to Jurong West St 75), with no change to its Friday, Saturday & Eves of PH bidirectional routing. Weekday night services were cancelled in 2004 owing to low demand, and the weekend route was amended to operating between Marina Centre and Jurong West St 75. Finally, the route was converted to unidirectional operation terminating at Jurong West in 2014.

MRT Stations Served
Departure Timings
  • From Marina Centre Terminal (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 Woodlands Bus Package.

  • 2000 (26 May): Introduced as a unidirectional night service from Scotts Road to Boon Lay Ave
  • 2000 (18 Dec): Converted into bidirectional service from St. Michael’s Ter and looping at Jurong West St 75
  • 2003 (01 Jul): Merged with Night Service SN30 to provide additional unidirectional weeknight departures from Marina Centre to Jurong West St 75. Services on Fridays/Saturdays/eves of PHs remained bidirectional, but were amended to start from Marina Centre, removing the Whampoa/Balestier sector. During the weeknight services, Bus-Plus buses were used instead of the normal SMRT buses.
  • 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
  • 2005 (30 Oct): Serves new bus stop outside Blk 94 along Zion Rd
  • 2014 (27 Apr): Serves new bus stop outside Queens Condo along Commonwealth Ave
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Converted to unidirectional operation from Marina Centre to Jurong West 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)
  • 2018 (13 July): Calls at an additional bus stop along Jurong West Street 64 (Blk 678D)
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Suspended until further notice
  • 2021 (24 Feb): Amended to the relocated Marina Ctr Ter

Past Routings

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