Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal

Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal is a bus terminal located along Spooner Road, near the junction with Kampong Bahru Road and Jalan Bukit Merah. It mainly serves as a terminating point for bus routes originating and terminating in the City. The terminal opened on 10 March 2018, replacing the former New Bridge Road Bus Terminal

SBS Transit is presently the anchor operator of Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal, as the successful tenderer of the Bukit Merah Bus Package.

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Address 11A Spooner Road, Singapore 168795
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package
Anchor Operator SBS Transit
Bus Routes 5 (SBS Transit), 1 (SMRT Buses), 3 (Go-Ahead)
Berths 2 Alighting Berths, 4 Sawtooth boarding berths
Rail Connection Not Applicable

The Terminal:

Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal is a bus terminal located in the Bukit Merah Planning Area, along Spooner Road, and bordered by Kampong Bahru Road along its north edge. The terminal primarily serves as a terminating point for bus routes serving the Chinatown and New Bridge Road area before branching out to the heartlands. While not served by any MRT station in the immediate vicinity, the nearest station Outram Park MRT Station along the East West Line and North East Line, which is about 600 metres away (roughly a 10-minute walk).

The terminal has a single vehicular concourse area with 29 bus parking lots (25 angled lots and 4 parallel lots for articulated buses), and separate vehicular entrances and exits leading to Spooner Road. The passenger concourse features four sawtooth berths for boarding activities and a linear alighting berth. Each berth has is equipped metal queue lines, priority seat benches and a wheelchair waiting area.


New Bridge Road Bus Terminal was built in the 1970s to serve the large number of bus services terminating at the south end of New Bridge Road. It replaced roadside bus terminals of the past, which frequently caused congestion on the roads. Most and eventually all bus services were moved from their roadside terminating points to new terminal.

The terminal continued hosing a large number of bus routes until the construction of the East West Line in the early 1990s (and later North East Line in 2003). Many bus routes between New Bridge Road and the housing estates were withdrawn or amended away from New Bridge Road under various bus rationalization schemes to prevent wasteful duplication of the MRT lines, leaving behind all but a handful of trunk routes.

Relocation of New Bridge Road Bus Terminal to Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal - SBS Transit Poster
Relocation of New Bridge Road Bus Terminal to Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal – SBS Transit Poster

New Bridge Road Bus Terminal was relocated to Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal on 18 March 2018, which was built on land formerly owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM), the Malaysian national railway operator. The old New Bridge Road Bus Terminal, along with an adjacent surface car park, was cleared to build a new surgery centre, expanding existing infrastructure at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Called the Elective Care Centre, the new facility is scheduled to be ready by 2022, adding more operating theatres, specialist outpatient clinics and inpatient facilities to SGH.

The opening of Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal (originally announced for end-2017) was delayed and finally opened on 10 March 2018, with all existing bus services at New Bridge Road Bus Terminal relocated.

Public Art Installation

In 2023, the unused Ticket Office was converted into a public art installation, titled walk walk by Tan Pin Pin. Commuters may enter the ticket office which was converted into a cinema to view the film at selected screening times five times a day. This installation is expected to last till 2025.


  • Add Value Machine
  • Barrier-free Toilets
  • Bicycle Parking Lots (150)
  • Charging Area
  • Family Room
  • NTWU Canteen
  • Passenger Service Counters (SBS Transit & SMRT Buses)
  • Priority Seating at Boarding Berths
  • Ticket Office (Not In Use)
  • Retail Shops (Not In Use)
  • Water Coolers
  • Service Guide Rack

Bus Services

Service Berth Destination Remarks
2 B4 Changi Village
12 B4 Pasir Ris
12e B4 Pasir Ris Express Service
54 B3 Bishan
120 B1 ‚Üļ Telok Blangah Heights
122 B2 ‚Üļ Commonwealth Drive
174 B1 Boon Lay
174e B1 Boon Lay Express Service / Weekdays Evening Peak
190 B3 Choa Chu Kang

During certain special events such as during the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, Bus Service 195 will be temporarily amended from Marina Centre to Kampong Bahru, with passenger boarding at Berth B2.

Berth Allocation

Berth No. Bus Services
A1 & A2 For Alighting Only
B1 120, 174, 174e
B2 122
B3 54, 190
B4 2, 12, 12e


The Ministry of Health-issued tender for the construction of Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal was awarded to CCECC Singapore Pte Ltd for $16.45 million in August 2016.

The contract description is as follows:

  • Part A: Proposed Design & Build of Temporary Interim Bus Terminal and URA Carpark At Spooner Road, Widening of Kampong Bahru Road, Extension of Spooner Road and Associated Ancillary Works
  • Part B : Contingency Works

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Older Photos (Bus Terminal):

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16 thoughts on “Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal

  • 14 February 2023 at 12:02 AM

    I think we should have a feeder service that connects Kampong Bahru bus terminal with Spottiswoode Park (while plying through SGH). This will allow enhanced connectivity to residents living there (and also connect to Cantonment MRT for the upcoming circle line extension). The feeder service can be designated as a 39x series (ie. Service 391)

  • 13 March 2022 at 8:44 PM

    can SBS Transit amend service 174 to Cantonment Road and Tanjong Pagar Road and The Pinnacle@Duxton and To Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal


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