SMRT Bus Service 858

SMRT Bus Service 858 is a trunk route from Woodlands Regional Interchange and looping at Changi Airport, passing through Woodlands Avenue 9, Sembawang, Yishun, Lentor and Jalan Kayu. Much of this route plies express sectors along the Tampines & Seletar Expressways, and at 73.4km long, it is the longest bus route in Singapore.

SMRT MAN NL323F (SMB268E) - Service 858

SMRT MAN NL323F (SMB268E) – Service 858


Route Information
Route Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange  Changi Airport PTB2  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Woodlands Ave 9, Sembawang, Yishun, Lentor, TPE, Jln Kayu, TPE
Route Length 73.4km
Travelling Time 165mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet Mercedes-Benz O405
MAN NL323F
Shifts Woodlands:
– Weekdays: 15 AM-PM / 7 S1
– Weekends: 14 AM-PM / 1 TQ
Departure Times from Woodlands Daily:
0515 – 2300 (Full Route)
2314 – 2314 (One Trip | Terminates at Changi Airport PTB2)
2330 – 0030 (Four Trips (858A) | Terminates at Blk 923, Yishun Ave 2)
Departure Times from Changi PTB2 Daily:
0629 – 0023 (To Woodlands Regional Int)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 07 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 08 – 13 mins
After 1930: 12 – 19 mins
Notes - At 2314hrs, buses leaving Woodlands Regional Int will terminate at Changi Airport PTB2 Basement.
– From 2330hrs onwards, buses leaving Woodlands Regional Int will be renumbered as 858A, and terminate at Yishun Ave 2(Blk 923). The last bus will depart from Woodlands Regional Int at 0030hrs.

Service 858 is a residential and inter-town route plying between the housing estates of Woodlands, Sembawang, Yishun, and stretching far east to Changi Airport. Much of its route plies express sectors along the Tampines Expressway (TPE). At 73.4km long, it is the longest bus route in Singapore (after the shortening of NightRider NR7 in 2014). The ride from Yishun to Changi Airport takes about 35 minutes in smooth traffic.

At 2314hrs daily, the bus leaving Woodlands Regional Int will terminate at Changi Airport PTB2 Basement. From 2330hrs to 0030hrs daily, buses leaving Woodlands Regional Int will be renumbered as 858A, and terminate at Yishun Ave 2 (Blk 923). From Changi Airport PTB2, the last bus returning to Woodlands departs at 0023hrs daily.

As the quickest transport link from housing estates of the North to Changi Airport, this service encounters moderate to high demand throughout the day. Due to its extended length, bus bunching is relatively common, which BSRF is attempting to minimize.

Changi Airport:

Changi Airport Passenger Terminal Buildings (PTBs) 1, 2 and 3 have their bus stops integrated into their basement levels, which also serves as a cargo loading and unloading bay. Security checks for any unattended or suspicious articles are carried out before a bus enters each Airport PTB. It remains unknown if Changi Airport prohibits bendy buses within the Airport basements.

Occasionally when Changi Airport basement is closed, buses will be diverted to to T1/T2/T3 Departure Drive.

Special Departures:

  • Yishun Avenue 2 (Opp Yishun Sports Hall)  Woodlands Reg Int
    Daily: 0530hrs – 0700hrs

Caters to inter-town commuters before the first bus arrives from Changi Airport.

MAN NL323F on 858A

MAN NL323F on 858A

Shortworking Trips:

  • 858A: Woodlands Regional Int → Yishun Ave 2 (Blk 923)
    Daily: 2330hrs – 0030hrs

Fare: See Fare Table.

Fleet: Service 858′s fleet comprises Mercedes-Benz O405s and MAN NL323Fs. Additional MAN NL323Fs were added under the BSEP scheme. Bendy buses are not deployed possibly due to regulations on vehicles entering Changi Airport basement.

Route Information: <List of acronyms>

Loop Service (via Changi Airport)
  • Woodlands Reg Int
  • Woodlands Ave 7
  • Woodlands Ave 4
  • Woodlands Ave 9
  • Gambas Ave
  • Woodlands Ave 7
  • Sembawang Way
  • Canberra Rd
  • Sembawang Rd
  • Yishun Ave 5
  • Yishun Ave 2
  • Lentor Ave
  • Jln Kayu
  • Airport Blvd
  • PTB3 Basement
  • PTB1 Basement
  • PTB2 Basement
  • PTB2 Basement
  • Airport Blvd
  • Jln Kayu
  • Lentor Ave
  • Yishun Ave 2
  • Yishun Ave 5
  • Sembawang Rd
  • Canberra Rd
  • Sembawang Way
  • Woodlands Ave 7
  • Gambas Ave
  • Woodlands Ave 9
  • Woodlands Ave 4
  • Woodlands Ave 7
  • Woodlands Reg Int

Service 858 at a glance

Service 858 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1996 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.

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History:

  • 1996 (04 Feb): Introduced between Yishun Int and Woodlands Regional Int, via Gambas Avenue and Yishun Ave 3
  • 1997 (02 Nov): Extended to loop at Changi Airport, and amended to Yishun Ave 5
  • 2001: Calls at additional pair of stops (68111 & 68119) along Jln Kayu outside Seletar Camp Gate
  • 2007 (11 Nov): Calls at Changi Airport Terminal 3 basement stop
  • 2010 (28 Mar): Amended to ply along Sembawang Way, Canberra Road and Yishun Central 2, serving the Sembawang estate and Yishun Polyclinic/Khoo Teck Puat Hosp.
  • 2010 (29 Nov): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (Feb): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for a two-year trial

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Mercedes-Benz O405 on 858

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References:

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