Queen Street Bus Terminal

Queen Street Bus Terminal (formerly known as Ban San Bus Terminal) is a bus terminal located at Queen Street, bordering Ban San Street, Arab Street and Rochor Canal Road. This bus terminal serves as a centralised terminating point for regular bus services between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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Address Queen Street Bus Terminal, Singapore 884001
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package
Anchor Operator SBS Transit + Other Cross-Border Bus Operators
Bus Routes 1 (SBS Transit)
1 (Causeway Link)
1 (SJE)
Berths One alighting stop; One boarding area
Rail Connection  EW12  DT14 
 Bugis and   DT22  Jalan Besar

The Terminal:

Queen Street Bus Terminal - Simultaneous bus boarding
Queen Street Bus Terminal – Simultaneous bus boarding

Queen Street Bus Terminal is a bus terminal located at Rochor, bordered by Queen Street, Ban San Street, Arab Street and Rochor Canal Road. along. The terminal primarily serves as a terminating point for regular bus routes connecting to Johor Bahru, Malaysia, as well as a pick-up and drop-off point for private cross-border coach services. It is within walking distance of Bugis MRT Station along the East-West MRT Line and the Downtown MRT Line, allowing for transfers between the rail network and bus services at the terminal.

Opened in October 1985, the terminal has a single vehicular concourse area, with an entrance along Ban San Street and exits leading to Queen Street. The terminal has an alighting and boarding stop, and bus operator offices that also function as staff lounges.

Buses to Johor Bahru

Check out: Getting to Johor Bahru by bus

Causeway Link’s CW2¬†and Singapore-Johore Express (SJE) operate daily bus services at regular intervals to JB CIQ and Larkin Terminal (via service CWL from JB CIQ) often as alternate departures from Queen Street. Both services charge similar fares and head straight to Woodlands Checkpoint via the expressways. Bus Service 170, while also terminating at Johor Bahru, requires a far longer travelling time, plying a local service along Bukit Timah Road and Upper Bukit Timah Road to reach the checkpoint.

Historical Background

Queen Street Bus Terminal in February 1956
Queen Street Bus Terminal in February 1956

Queen Street Bus Terminal was set up in the 1940s/1950s as a roadside terminal along Queen Street, near the junction with Rochor Road. It was initially a centralised terminal for the Green Bus Company, whose office was based at Angullia Road (present-day site of Rochor Centre). The company operated several routes extending to the north-west of Singapore, terminating at Johore Bahru, Lim Chu Kang, Jurong, Mandai and Princess Elizabeth Estate (present-day Hillview estate).

Following the 1971 Bus Reorganization, the bus terminal was managed by United Bus Company (UBC) which operated Services 170 and 171 out of the terminal. By 1973, following the merger of bus companies, the terminal was managed Singapore Bus Service (SBS).

On 13 October 1985, the roadside bus terminal was relocated to a new terminal facility a short distance away, just off Ban San Street and remains as the site of Queen Street Bus Terminal to this day. It contained a bus park, boarding and alighting stops, and waiting areas for commuters, as well as toilets and ticketing offices for bus operators. SBS bus routes 170 and 171 were moved there, along with the Singapore-Johor Express Bus Company and the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur Express Bus Company.


In November 2021 to April 2022, Queen Street Bus Terminal was used for the Vaccinated Travel Bus Services / VTL-Land Bus Service as part of border reopening measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bus Services
Service Berth Destination Remarks
170 1 Larkin Sentral via JB CIQ Cross-Border Route via Causeway
(transfer to Larkin Sentral via CWL at JB CIQ)
Cross-Border Route via Causeway
SJE Larkin Sentral via JB CIQ Cross-Border Route via Causeway

Note: Take CW2 or SJE for an express ride to Woodlands Checkpoint / Johor Bahru.

Gallery (2022)
VTL-Land Bus Service


Gallery (2018 / 2017)


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2 thoughts on “Queen Street Bus Terminal

  • 22 April 2022 at 4:53 PM

    You know, maybe if LTA didn’t want duplicity of the DTL, they could have made service 66 start from this terminal to Bedok. As for 171, idk.

  • 24 January 2017 at 7:17 PM

    Can bulit a new terminal opposite the terminal itself..2 alighting berths,2 baording berths and 1 new BSEP route towards Bedok..3 lots each for SJE & CW.7 lots for 170/170A and 2 lots for BSEP.


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