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Bus Travel

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Buses connect various corners of Singapore, but are slower and harder to use than the MRT. The advantage though of this is you get to see the sights rather than a dark underground tunnel at a low price. You can pay cash (coins) in buses, but the fare stage system is quite complex (it’s easiest to ask the driver for the price to your destination), you are charged marginally more and there is no provision for getting change. Payment with ez-link or Nets Flashpay card is thus the easiest method: tap your card against the reader at the front entrance of the bus when boarding, and a maximum fare is deducted from the card. When you alight, tap your card again at the exit, and the difference is refunded. Make sure you tap out, or you’ll end up paying the maximum fare! Inspectors occasionally prowl buses to check that everybody has paid or tapped, so those who are on tourist day passes should tap before sitting down. Dishonest bus commuters risk getting fine $20 for not paying or underpaying fares (by premature tapping-out) and $50 for improper use of concession cards. Another advantage of ez-link or Nets Flashpay cards is that you will be able to enjoy distance-based fares and avoid the boarding fee.

After midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and before public holidays only, the NightRider services are a fairly convenient way of getting around, with seven lines running every 20min. All services drive past the major nightlife districts of Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, Mohamed Sultan and Orchard before splintering off. There’s a flat fare of $4.00, the EZ-link card is accepted but the Singapore Tourist Pass is not valid on this line.

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Our bus interchanges are located in the northern and north-western parts of Singapore. From here, our services fan out across the island, connecting people to places.

Interchanges Addresses Description Services
Bukit Batok 631 Bukit Batok Central
Singapore 650631
Beside Bukit Batok MRT Station and in the immediate vicinity of West Mall Shopping Centre 61, 77, 106, 173, 177, 189, 852, 941, 945, 947
Choa Chu Kang Blk 301 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
Singapore 680000
Beside Choa Chu Kang MRT station and near to Lot 1 Shopping Centre 67, 172, 188/188E/188R, 190, 300, 302, 307, 925, 927, 985
Sembawang 11a Sembawang Vista Bus Interchange
Singapore 757527
Beside Sembawang MRT station and Sun Plaza Shopping Centre 167, 859, 882, 980, 981
Woodlands Woodlands Ave 5 Woodlands Bus Interchange
On Lot 2004 2157
Mk 13
Singapore 730000
Situated underneath Woodlands MRT station and Causeway Point 169, 178, 187, 856, 858, 900/900A, 901, 902, 903, 904, 911, 912, 913, 925/925C 926, 950, 960, 961/961C, 962, 963/963E/963R, 964, 965, 966, 969
Yishun 922 Yishun Ave 2
Singapore 769095
Opposite Yishun MRT station and beside Northpoint Shopping Centre 171, 800, 803, 804, 806, 811, 812, 851, 852, 853/853C, 854/854E, 855, 856, 857, 859, 860

Fares are calculated on a journey basis. There are no boarding or transfer charges.

If you would like to pay by cash, you may check for the correct fare on the fare chart at the information poster at the bus stop before boarding the bus. Do place the exact fare into the farebox as no change will be given.

Upon paying for your fare by cash, a bus ticket will be dispensed from the ticket dispenser for you. Please do hold on to your ticket till the end of your bus ride as you would require it as proof of fare payment if a ticket inspector were to board the bus.

Alternatively, if you would like a cheaper, convenient and cashless way to pay for your bus fares, do consider getting a stored value card. If you would like to find out more, click here.

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Additional bus services

Service BPS1

Service BPS1 is a uni-directional LRT supplementary bus service that offers commuters an additional travel option from Bukit Panjang to Choa Chu Kang Interchange during morning peak hours on weekdays.

The scheduled trips on weekdays (excluding public holidays) run between 6.30am and 8.30am from Segar Road to Choa Chu Kang Interchange. The frequency is 20 minutes.

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Premium services offer comfortable, direct travel to selected destinations. Commuters can board these services from scheduled pickup points at designated residential areas to the city, and vice versa.

Service Number Origin/Terminal Destination/Terminal Fare Route Details
529 Yio Chu Kang Lentor Loop (loop) $2.70 Click here
530 River Valley Shenton Way $4.50 Click here
531 Simei Shenton Way $5.50 Click here
541 Bayshore Park Shenton Way $5.50 (AM Peak)$5.00 (PM Peak)*The intra-CBD fare of $2 is applicable within CBD area Click here
546 Geylang Bahru Shenton Way $4.50 Click here
547 Meyer Road Shenton Way $5.50 (AM Peak)$5.00 (PM Peak)*The intra-CBD fare of $2 is applicable within CBD area Click here
587 Woodlands Ring Road Shenton Way $5.50 Click here
588 Sin Ming Avenue Shenton Way $4.50 Click here
589 Sunset Way Fullerton Road $4.50 Click here
590 Choa Chu Kang Crescent Shenton Way $5.50 Click here
598 Petir Road Orchard Road/Shenton Way $5.50 Click here
599 Hougang Street 51 Shenton Way $5.50 Click here

 SMRT offers direct bus services to and from Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands.

Resorts World™ Sentosa

Service Number Origin/Terminal Destination/Terminal Fare Route Details
RWS8 Resorts World Sentosa Telok Blangah Road (loop) $2.00 (inclusive of Sentosa Island admission charge) Click here
188R Choa Chu Kang Interchange Resorts World Sentosa Click here Click here
963R Woodlands Regional Interchange Resorts World Sentosa Click here Click here
NR1 Resorts World Sentosa Yishun Ring Road (loop) $4.50 (Sentosa Island admission charge not included) Click here
NR6 Resorts World Sentosa Anchorvale Drive (loop) $4.50 (Sentosa Island admission charge not included) Click here

Marina Bay Sands®

Service Number Origin/Terminal Destination/Terminal Fare Route Details
106 Bukit Batok Interchange Shenton Way Terminal Click here Click here
NR1 Resorts World Sentosa Yishun Ring Road (loop) $4.50 (Sentosa Island admission charge not included) Click here
NR6 Resorts World Sentosa Anchovale Drive (loop) $4.50 (Sentosa Island admission charge not included) Click here

Cross Border Service (CBS) 950

Service 950 is a convenient and hassle-free cross border service to Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It plies between Woodlands Regional Interchange and Kotaraya II Terminal. To catch this service, take the MRT to Woodlands or Marsiling station. At Woodlands Station, make your way to Woodlands Regional Interchange which is co-located with the station. If you alight at Marsiling Station, you can hop onboard Service 950 from the bus stop opposite Marsiling Station.

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SMRT NightRider offers you a safe and affordable way to get home when you are out late at night. We operate seven NightRider (NR) services that run on Fridays, Saturdays and the eves of Public Holidays from 11.30pm to 4.35am.

The fare for NightRider services is $4.50 per trip regardless of payment by cash or ez-link card. NightRider commuters who pay by ez-link card will enjoy a free transfer to another NightRider service within the stipulated time. This is not applicable if you are transferring from a bus to a NightRider service. Concessionary travel is not applicable.

Check out popular night hotspots with our handy NightRider services guide.

For information on the first and last bus times and routes of our NightRider services, please make a selection:

Service Number Origin/Terminal Destination/Terminal Fare Route Details
NR1 Resorts World Sentosa Yishun Ring Road $4.50 Click here
NR2 Marina Centre Terminal Sembawang Drive $4.50 Click here
NR3 Boat Quay Choa Chu Kang Interchange $4.50 Click here
NR5 Marina Centre Terminal Jurong West Street 64 $4.50 Click here
NR6 Resorts World Sentosa Compassvale Drive $4.50 Click here
NR7 Marina Centre Terminal Loyang Avenue $4.50 Click here
NR8 Marina Centre Terminal Bukit Batok West Ave 5 $4.50 Click here

Find out how you can explore Singapore with SMRT Buses by using the Bukit BatokWoodlands or Yishun & Sembawanghandy guide. The handy guide covers places of attractions, nature, sports/adventure/activities, cultural history and places of worship.

 

 

 

 

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