Premium Bus Service 538

Premium Bus Service 538 is a Premium service operated by Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd from Pasir Ris Drive 3 to Nicoll Highway. The route passes through Pasir Ris Street 71, Pasir Ris Drive 1, TPE, ECP and Robinson Road, operating three trips in the morning.

Reduction in AM Trips from 4 to 3 from 11 July 2018

Route Information
Route Pasir Ris Drive 3 (Blk 500A) → Nicoll Highway (Opp Suntec City)
Passes Through Pasir Ris St 71, Dr 1, TPE, ECP, Robinson Rd
Route Length 21.0km
Travelling Time 60mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd
Departure Times from Pasir Ris Drive 3
0725 – 0755 (Weekdays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service
15 mins

Premium 538 serves housing estates around Pasir Ris Neighbourhoods 5, 6 and 7 in Pasir Ris West with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. The route is popular with residents of Pasir Ris who would otherwise rely on a long MRT ride to reach the city. While Express 518 also connects residents to the City, it does not serve the Shenton Way district.

Two trips were operated in the mornings by SBS Transit, departing Pasir Ris Drive 3 (Blk 500A) at 7:35am and 7:45am on weekdays.

Take over by Aedge

From 29 Aug 2016, Premium 538 will be operated by Aedge Holdings instead of SBS Transit. The route will be extended by 2 bus stops from Fullerton Square to Opp Suntec City along Nicoll Highway. Departure timings will also be revised to 4 AM Trips at 10 minutes intervals from 0725 – 0755hrs.

In July 2018, the number of morning trips were reduced to 3.

Departure Timings:

  • From Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Blk 500A): 0725hrs, 0740hrs, 0755hrs
    Weekdays except Public Holidays

Operating Days: Weekdays only. Does not operate on Weekends and Public Holidays.

Fare: Flat fare of $4.50. Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Fleet: Premium 538 uses private coaches from Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd.

Route Information:

From Pasir Ris To Nicoll Highway
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Blk 500A
    – Pasir Ris Elias CC
    – Blk 626
    – Blk 713
  • Pasir Ris Dr 12
    – Blk 717
    – Aft Pasir Ris St 72
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Blk 738
  • Pasir Ris Dr 10
    – Meridian JC
  • Pasir Ris St 71
    – Opp Blks 771/772
    – Opp Blk 778
  • Elias Rd
    – Ris Grandeur
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Blk 612
    – Blk 515
    – Blk 571
  • Pasir Ris Dr 8 (Express)
  • TPE (Express)
  • KPE (Express)
  • MCE (Express)
  • Maxwell Rd (Express)
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr
    – Opp SO Sofitel S’pore
    – Raffles Pl Stn Exit F
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Opp Suntec City

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History:

  • 2007 (16 Jul): Introduced as a Premium Service from Pasir Ris Drive 3 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0745hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.00
  • 2008 (21 Jul): Fare revised to $3.60
  • 2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.40
  • 2010 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60
  • 2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
  • 2012 (19 Mar): Second departure introduced at 0735hrs
  • 2013 (29 Dec): Express sector diverted to Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) from ECP.
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.50
  • 2014 (28 Sep): Route Amendments in Marina South Area; Express sector amended to Maxwell Road after MCE instead of Prince Edward Rd.
  • 2016 (27 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (29 Aug): Operations transferred to Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd with route extension to Nicoll Highway and additional AM Trips.
  • 2018 (11 Jul): Reduction in number of AM Trips to 3.

Operator History:

  • 16 Jul 2007 – 26 Aug 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 29 Aug 2016 onwards: Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd

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14 thoughts on “Premium Bus Service 538

  • 25 September 2017 at 9:42 AM
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    Hi, I was at the Bus Stop B77029 since 7:20 am today and wanted to catch the 7:25 am Bus. However this Bus did not show up at all. I had to then catch the 7:35 am Bus which came to the said bus stop around 7:40. Please let me know if there was a problem with the 7:25 am Bus today ( 25th. Sep ).

    Also can you please let me know the expected approx. arrival times for the 4 Buses in the morning at Bus Stop : B77029.
    Thanks

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  • 13 September 2017 at 8:02 AM
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    The 8.00am bus always don’t stop at blk 571. Why is it so? I’ve seen empty seats when it go pass the bus stop.

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  • 22 August 2017 at 8:10 AM
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    Hi, i always catch the bus 538 at opp 500A bus stop for 7.55am bus. I was at the bus since 7.50am and till now 8.09am, there’s no bus. Is the timing change??

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