SBS Transit Bus Service 2


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SBS Transit Bus Service 2 is a trunk service plying between Changi Village and New Bridge Road, passing through Upper Changi Road North, Simpang Bedok, Sims Avenue / Geylang Road, Bugis and Chinatown. It duplicates the East-West Line between Bugis and Tanah Merah.

The route is one of the oldest in the region, with much of its original routing retained since the 1970s.

Route Information
Route Changi Village Terminal  New Bridge Road Terminal
Passes Through Changi Village, Upper Changi, Bedok, Paya Lebar, Geylang, Bugis, Chinatown
Route Length 25.3km (D1) | 25.4km (D2)
Travelling Time 100mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package
Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL

Volvo Olympian
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2345 (Mon-Fri, Sat)
0600 – 2330 (Sun/PH)
Departure Times from T2 0545 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency 09 – 18 mins

Route History

Service 2 is a major trunk route linking the suburban and residential areas of Changi Village, Simpang Bedok and Eunos to the central areas of Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Bugis and Kallang.

Even though a large portion of Service 2 duplicates the East-West MRT Line, it continues to receive considerable demand, both during peak and off-peak periods by shuttling commuters over short distances without having to transfer to the MRT.

Service 2 is currently the service with the lowest numerical value for its route number, after Service 1 was withdrawn in the past.

Special Departures:

Sims Ave (aft Lorong 1 Geylang)  Changi Village Ter
Weekdays 0540hrs, 0549hrs, 0558hrs
Saturdays: 0540hrs, 0552hrs

Upper Changi Link (aft Upp Changi Rd)  Changi Village Ter
Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0542hrs, 0554hrs, 0606hrs

Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0600hrs

New Upp Changi Road (Tanah Merah Stn)  Changi Village Ter
Sundays & PH: 0620hrs

Upper Changi Road North (Changi Women’s Prison)  New Bridge Road Ter
Weekdays & Sat: 0530hrs

Fare: See Fare Table


Service 2’s fleet comprises Volvo B9TL, Volvo Olympian and Scania K230UB buses. Additional Volvo B9TL buses were added as part of the government’s Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
Changi Village Rd
– Changi Village Ter

– Blk 4Loyang Ave
– Changi Golf Course
– St. George Chapel
– Aft Cranwell Rd
– Aft Sch Of Commando
– Bef Engine Test Facility
– Aft Engine Test FacilityLoyang Way
– Aft Loyang Ave
– Opp Selarang Pk Drug Reh.

Upp Changi Rd North
– Opp Selarang Camp
– Lloyd Leas Work Rel Camp
– Changi Chapel Museum
– Changi Women’s Prison
– Changi Prison
– Bef Jln Bena
– Opp Salvation Army

Upp Changi Rd East
– Mera Terr P/G
– Changi Ct
– Opp Tropicana Condo

Upp Changi Link
– Aft Upp Changi Rd East

Upp Changi Rd
– Opp Grace Independent Ch
– ITE Reg Campus
– Flextronic
– Bef Jln Chempaka Kuning

Bedok Rd
– Bedok Mkt Pl
– Bef Jln Chempaka Kuning

New Upp Changi Rd
– Tanah Merah Stn
– Blk 55
– Blk 65
– Blk 27
– Bedok Stn
– Opp Blk 32
– Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk

Changi Rd
– Aft Perpetual Succour Ch
– Bef Siglap Plain
– Masjid Kassim
– Bef Lor 110 Changi
– Bef Jamiyah Home
– Aft GE Life Ctr
– Joo Chiat Cplx

Geylang Rd
– Blk 14 Mkt/FC
– City Plaza
– Opp Lor 39 Geylang
– Aft Lor 34 Geylang
– Aft Lor 28 Geylang
– Bef Lor 18 Geylang
– Opp Mohd Salleh Mque
– Aft Sims Way
– Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter

Kallang Rd
– Aft Kallang Rd ERP Gantry
– Lavender Stn

Victoria St
– Blk 461
– Opp Stamford Pri Sch
– Bugis Stn
– Bugis Junction
– Bras Basah Cplx

Hill St
– Grand Park City Hall
– High St Ctr

New Bridge Rd
– Clarke Quay Stn
– Hong Lim Pk
– Chinatown Point
– New Bridge Ctr
– Opp Pearl’s Ctr

Eu Tong Sen St
– New Bridge Rd Ter

Eu Tong Sen St
– New Bridge Rd Ter
– Aft Hospital Dr

– People’s Pk Cplx
– Opp Hong Lim Pk
– Clarke Quay StnHill St
– Armenian ChVictoria St
– Hotel Grand Pacific
– Bugis Stn
– Stamford Pri Sch
– Opp Blk 461

Kallang Rd
– Lavender Stn
– Opp Sri Manmatha K Tp

Sims Ave
– Kallang Stn
– Aft Lor 1 Geylang
– Yi Xiu Fty Bdlg
– Bef Lor 23 Geylang
– Aljunied Stn
– Blk 134
– Sims Ville
– Aft Tg Katong Cplx
– Blk 416
– Eunos Stn

Sims Ave East
– Casa Sarina
– Opp Hong San Si Tp
– Kembangan Stn
– Opp Perpetual Succour Ch

New Upp Changi Rd
– Chai Chee Ind Pk
– Blk 32
– Bedok Stn
– Blk 221A
– Bedok Sports Cplx
– The Tanamera Condo
– Tanah Merah Stn

Bedok Rd
– Aft Jln Cempaka Kuning
– Opp Bedok Mkt Pl

Upp Changi Rd
– Bef Jln Pari Burong
– Bef Changi Fire Stn
– Aft Simei Ave
– Grace Independent Ch

Upp Changi Link
– Aft Upp Changi Rd

Upp Changi Rd East
– Bef Tropicana Condo
– Opp Changi Ct
– Opp Mera Terr P/G

Upp Changi Rd North
– The Japanese Sch
– Aft Jln Bena
– Ballota Pk Condo
– Opp Changi Women’s Prison
– Opp Changi Chapel Museum
– Changi Baptist Ch
– Selarang Camp

Loyang Way
– Selarang Pk Drug Reh
– Bef Loyang Ave

Loyang Ave
– Opp Engine Test Facility
– LP 80
– Bef Sch Of Commando
– Bef Cranwell Rd
– Opp Maranatha B-P Ch
– Aft Changi Golf Course

Changi Village Rd
– Blk 5
Changi Village Ter

Operator History:

1971 – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd

1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd

2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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



1971 (11 Apr): Introduced as part of the 1971 Bus Reorganization, running between Changi Point and Commonwealth Avenue/North Buona Vista Road and operated by Associated Bus Services Ltd

1973: Operated by Singapore Bus Services (SBS)

1975: Amended to New Changi Rd (now called New Upp Changi Rd).

1980: Amended to Jln Bt Merah and Kg Bahru Rd in both directions, skipping Outram Rd, Tiong Bahru Rd and Henderson Rd.

1981: Route amended to Buona Vista Ter

1983: Route amended to Changi Village Ter

1992 (29 Nov): Shortened to terminate at New Bridge Road.

1994: Route straightened to Victoria St, New Bridge Rd & Eu Tong Sen St, skipping Crawford St and North / South Bridge Rd,

2007: Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

2013: Service enhancement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)

2013 (29 Dec): Diverted to Upper Changi Link with the permanent closure of a section of Upper Changi Rd.

Past Routings:

2013: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2013.

While road names have changed over many years of redevelopment, the general pattern of the bus route is similar


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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 2

  1. On 14 November 1975, amended to ply New Upper Changi Rd.

    Change the date of amendment to Jalan Bukit Merah in both directions. It is 28 December 1980 instead of 1981.

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