Premium Bus Service 541

Premium Bus Service 541 is a Premium service operated by private operator Strides Transportation (Formerly known as Bus-Plus) between Bayshore Road and Shenton Way. The route passes through Upper East Coast, Marine Parade, Mountbatten Road and Nicoll Highway, operating city-bound trips in the morning and return trips in the evening.

Route Information
Route [AM] Bayshore Road (Costa Del Sol Main Lobby) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)
[PM] Anson Road (Hub Synergy Point) → Bayshore Road (Costa Del Sol)
Passes Through Upper East Coast, Marine Parade, Mountbatten Rd, Nicoll Highway
Route Length 15.7km (D1) | 14.1km (D2)
Travelling Time 45mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Strides Transportation Pte Ltd
Formerly known as:
Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd
Current Fleet Private minibuses
Departure Times from Bayshore Rd 0709 – 0909 (Weekdays)
Departure Times from Anson Rd 1715 – 2005 (Weekdays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service
AM Peak: 10 – 20 mins | PM Peak: 15 mins


  • 2007: Introduced as a Premium Service between Bayshore Road and Shenton Way

Premium 541 serves private estates and condominiums around Bayshore, Upper East Coast and Marine Parade with bus connections to Suntec City and Shenton Way, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. At the same time, SBS Transit’s Fast Forward 10e and 196e also offers peak hour connections between Upper East Coast / Marine Parade and Shenton Way at a cheaper price (~$2.10 adult card fare) while plying a similar route. The steep fares cater to the niche market of passengers who wish to travel in greater comfort. This route does not ply along expressways.

Operating Days: Weekdays only. Does not operate on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Departure Times:

  • From Bayshore Rd (Costa Del Sol): 0709hrs, 0719hrs, 0729hrs, 0739hrs, 0749hrs, 0759hrs, 0809hrs, 0819hrs, 0829hrs, 0839hrs, From Anson Rd (Hub Synergy Pt): 1715hrs, 1730hrs, 1745hrs, 1800hrs, 1815hrs, 1830hrs, 1845hrs, 1900hrs, 1915hrs, 1930hrs, 1945hrs, 2005hrs


  • Morning Fare: $5.50; Intra-CBD: $2.00
  • Evening Fare: $5.00; Intra-CBD: $2.00 

Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Fleet: Premium 541 commonly operates on private minibuses like Mercedes-Benz Sprinters and Mitsubishi Rosas.

Route Information:

Direction 1
(AM Peak Towards Shenton Way)
Direction 2
(PM Peak Towards Bayshore Rd)
  • Bayshore Rd
    – Costa Del Sol Condo
    – Bayshore Park Condo, Outside Dolphina Club Hse
    – Outside The Bayshore Condo
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Aft Sennett Rd
    – Opp Evergreen Ave
  • Bedok South Ave 1
    – Opp Eastern Lagoon II
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Lagoon View
    – Laguna Pk
    – Mandarin Gdns
    – Neptune Ct
    – Blk 57
    – Bet Blks 72/74
    – Parkway Parade
  • Amber Rd
    – Amber Gdn
    Mountbatten Rd (Express)
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Nicoll Highway Stn
    – Suntec City
  • Collyer Quay
    – OUE Bayfront
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp AXA Twr
    – Opp MAS Bldg
  • Anson Rd
    – Hub Synergy Pt
    – Intl Plaza
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr
    – Opp SO Sofitel S’pore
    – Raffles Pl Stn Exit F
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Opp Suntec City
    – Opp Nicoll Highway Stn
    Mountbatten Rd (Express)
  • Amber Rd
    – Opp Amber Gdn
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Opp Parkway Parade
    – Opp Blk 72
    – Opp Blk 57
    – Opp Neptune Ct
    – Opp Mandarin Gdns
    – Opp Laguna Pk
    – Hua Xin Ct
  • Bedok South Ave 1
    – Eastern Lagoon II
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Evergreen Gdn
    – Bef Sennett Rd
  • Bayshore Rd
    – Opp The Bayshore
    – Bayshore Park Condo, Outside Dolphina Club Hse
    – Costa Del Sol Condo


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8 thoughts on “Premium Bus Service 541

  • 19 November 2018 at 7:29 PM

    The bus didn’t stop opposite the suntec city today at 7.20 pm. The driver chose to drive away from the bus stop lane and went speeding. This is supposed to be a premiun bus so it should atleast pass by slowly at the designated stops. To add to it the number on the bus is not clearly visible in the dark, so please be considerate and slowly pass by designated stops, so it gives people some time to read the bus number and stop.

  • 30 October 2018 at 11:26 AM

    Waited more than 40 minutes on 29th October at Shenton way from 5.50pm before giving up. Other premium buses showed up and I had to take other transport which took another hour home. Totally unreliable and would hope some authority steps in and do its job.

  • 25 July 2018 at 6:29 PM

    The 541 is very un predictable. Few days it will be at 6 pm at Oppo aia stop and rest days it will disappear. And since there is no tracking it’s such a pain to wait 15 mins to finally give up and take regular bus and travel. Please provide tracking otherwise you are losing faith from customers and we will move to grab shuttle.

    • 17 August 2018 at 7:45 AM

      So angry with the service, i always flag for the hus but because there are 3 big buses in front the bus conveniently drove off

      And very often the bus service at 1747pm outside fullerton drives way too recklessly

    • 9 October 2018 at 8:19 AM

      Completely unreliable – if it operates under license from LTA – are they monitored on their service performance ?

  • 14 May 2018 at 5:55 PM

    The 541 bus has missed a pick up on Collyers in the evening regularly between 7 and 14 May. Resulting in waiting for 20+ minutes before finally using alternative transport? What’s going on? Is normally a reliable service.

    • 4 July 2018 at 8:56 AM

      Have noticed arrival times having been severely delayed and unreliable. Have often had to wait over 20-25 mins on Upper East Coast Rd.

  • 8 March 2018 at 8:58 AM

    I would to issue a complaint, on Tuesday 6 March 2018 I boarded the 541 bus from Costa Del Sol at approx 8:30 am . I took my seat and to my surprise I was shocked that the area was totally covered with a substance that resembled tar or sealer. Upon taking a further look it appeared that this substance covered the entire area seat, window, and panel. I changed my seat and realised that my shirt has come into contact with this substance and it is now ruined. I find it very shocking that no action was taken and the driver still allowed commuters to take this seat. I would have expected that these buses be routinely inspected as from the appearance the substance had been there for quite some time. My tailored shirt is not unwearable and I had to sustain a humiliating day at work filled with meetings with a dirty shirt. I’m not very please with my experience. I have pictures which I am willing to share to evidence my claim.


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