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.
|Name||Queen Street Bus Terminal | 奎因街巴士终站|
|Address||Queen Street Bus Terminal, Singapore 884001|
|BCM Route Package||Bukit Merah Bus Package (Anchor Operator)|
|Anchor Operator||SBS Transit + Other Cross-Border Bus Operators|
|Bus Routes||1 (SBST), 1 (Causeway Link), 1 (SJE)|
|Berths||One alighting stop; One boarding area|
|Rail Connection||Bugis and Jalan Besar|
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, 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.
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.
|170||1||Larkin Sentral via JB CIQ||Cross-Border Route via Causeway|
|170A||1||Woodlands Centre Road (Woodlands Train Checkpt)||Short Trip Service|
|CW2||–||Larkin Sentral via 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.
External Links & References:
- Green Bus Company – Roots.sg
- Relocation of bus terminal – NLB eResources
- New terminal for buses going to Malaysia – NLB eResources