SMRT NightRider Bus NR8

SMRT NightRider NR8 is an overnight bus route running from Marina Centre Terminal to Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, passing through City Hall, Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard, Tanglin, Holland, Clementi and Bukit Batok Central.

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
→ Blk 531
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
09111 Opp Four Seasons Hotel Orchard Blvd
09121 Bef Tomlinson Rd Orchard Blvd
09131 Grange Residences Grange Rd
09141 British Council Napier Rd
13011 Opp S'pore Botanic Gdns Napier Rd
13021 Aft Min Of Foreign Affairs Holland Rd
11201 CSC Dempsey Clubhse Holland Rd
11211 Aft Peirce Rd Holland Rd
11221 Lien Twrs Holland Rd
11231 Aft Estoril Mansions Holland Rd
11419 Holland V Stn Exit A CC21 Holland Ave
11409 Blk 9 Holland 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
28181 Bef Toh Tuck Link Toh Tuck Ave
28101 Opp SMRT Ulu Pandan Depot Toh Tuck Ave
42311 Opp Burgundy Hill Bt Batok East Ave 3
43621 Opp Parkview Apts Bt Batok East Ave 3
43611 Blk 290H Bt Batok East Ave 3
43181 Keming Pr Sch Bt Batok East Ave 3
43171 Blk 229 Bt Batok East Ave 3
43419 Aft Bt Batok Stn/Blk 628 NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
43469 Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5 Bt Batok West Ave 2
43479 Opp Blk 305 Bt Batok West Ave 2
43489 Opp Blk 315 Bt Batok West Ave 2
43499 Blk 419 Bt Batok West Ave 4
43839 Opp Blk 336 Bt Batok West Ave 7
43649 HomeTeamNS Bt Batok West Ave 7
43589 Opp Blk 347 Bt Batok West Ave 5
43579 Bt Gombak Stn NS3 Bt Batok West Ave 5
43609 Blk 531 Bt Batok West Ave 5


  • No boarding at Marina Centre Bus Terminal


Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Marina Centre Bus Terminal → Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 (Blk 531)
Passes Through City Hall, Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard, Tanglin, Holland, Clementi, Bukit Batok Central
Route Length 24.3 km
Traveling Time 52 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 Marina Centre
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
23:35 – 02:00
Operating Frequency
From Marina Centre
29 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 NR8 is a late-night service connecting the city areas of Marina Centre, City Hall, River Valley and Orchard with the residential estates of Holland, Clementi, Bukit Batok and Bukit Gombak (Bukit Batok West). 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. The route follows major trunk roads for the most of its route.

MRT Stations Served:
Departure Timings
  • From Marina Centre Terminal (Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays):
    23:35, 00:04, 00:33, 01:02, 01:31 & 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 bidirectional night service between Bukit Batok Int and Bedok Int
  • 2001 (18 Oct): Serves reinstated bus stops outside Dover Stn along Commonwealth Ave West
  • 2003 (01 Jul): Route shortened to start from Marina Centre and loop at Bt Batok West Ave 5. Deleted portion was replaced by NR7’s route amendment
  • 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 (27 Aug): Serves new bus stop opposite Blk 334 along Bt Batok West Ave 7
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Converted to unidirectional operation from Marina Centre to Bukit Batok due to low ridership. Revised departure times from 11:35pm to 2:00am, and City-bound return services ceased to operate.
  • 2017 (17 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 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 Routing

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