Riding the bus has always been the most affordable way to get around in Singapore. On average, commuters take over three million rides each day using more than 300 bus services covering all parts of the island.
Basic Bus Services
Singapore’s public buses offer one of the most convenient and enjoyable ways to explore the island’s charming streets. They complement the MRT in bringing you to practically any corner of the island. Most buses are air-conditioned for the comfort of passengers. Buses in Singapore are operated by SBS Transit and SMRT Buses.
• Most regular buses operate from 5.30 am to Midnight daily.
• Bus frequencies range from 5 to 30 minutes.
For more information on bus fares, please click here.
For more information on SBST Short Trip services, please click here.
For more information on SMRT Short Working Trip services (SWT), please click here.
For more information on the Orchard, Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam Key Bus Services Maps, please click here.
Premium Bus Services (PBS)
What are Premium Bus Services (PBS)
Premium Bus Services (PBS) offer a solution for commuters heading to the Central Business District (CBD) during the peak hours in the morning. They cater to commuters who do not mind paying a higher fare for a more exclusive, comfortable and direct bus ride to the CBD. More importantly, PBS commuters are always assured of a seat and it costs a lot less to travel by PBS than by taxi.
Unlike basic bus services, PBS are designed primarily to ease the morning rush hour crowd heading towards the CBD. Currently, a total of about 70 PBS operate from various major estates to the CBD.
You can choose your desired PBS route using the Map application. To plan your journey, simply select enter origin and destination, and you can view the specific PBS serving the area concerned.
Regardless of the boarding or alighting point, PBS charge a flat fare ranging from S$2.70 to S$7.00 per trip. On average, the PBS fare per trip is S$3.50.
The PBS Aggregator
If you have a preferred origin-destination point, please click here to give your suggestion. The LTA will then share your suggestion with the operators for their consideration.
A wide network of privately run shuttle bus services is readily available in Singapore, offering easy and direct links between many popular locations, to help you save time on journey planning and the hassle of bus transfers.
These shuttle buses provide extensive coverage on significant landmarks and places of interest in Singapore, including housing estates, hospitals, business districts, and tourist attractions.
Out late on a Friday or weekend? Fret not with express night bus services that provide you with the option of a safe and affordable journey home even in the wee hours. Nite buses operate on Fridays, weekends and eve of public holidays.
The SMRT NightRider provides 7 bus services linking major late night hotspots and housing estates that fan out across Singapore. The NightRider operates from 11.45pm to 3.45am.
You can also hop on to SBST Nite Owl which has 6 bus services with comprehensive coverage of the island. The Nite Owl operates from 12 midnight to 2.00am.