SBS Transit Bus Service 5


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SBS Transit Bus Service 5 is a trunk service plying between Pasir Ris and Bukit Merah, passing through Upper Changi, Simei, Bedok Reservoir, PIE, Paterson Road and Tiong Bahru.

Route Information
Route Pasir Ris Bus Interchange  Bukit Merah Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Upper Changi, Simei, Tampines West, Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, PIE, Thomson, Paterson Road, Tiong Barhu
Route Length 33.5km (D1) | 33.2km (D2)
Travelling Time 135mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL

Volvo Olympian
Volvo B10M Mark IV

Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 06 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 17 mins
1700-1930: 13 – 14 mins
After 1930: 12 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 09 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 15 mins
After 1930: 11 – 17 mins

Route History

Introduced in 2007, Service 5 is an inter-town route connecting the East and Bukit Merah through the Central areas of Orchard and Novena. The route serves residential estates around Pasir Ris, Upper Changi, Simei, Bedok Reservoir, Tiong Bahru and Bukit Merah with connections to the City areas of Havlock, Paterson and Novena. The route plies an express sector along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) between Bedok Reservoir and Novena district, offering improved express connections between these areas.

Serving many inter-town connections, the route is frequently crowded during peak hours. Its express sector is especially well patronized as a direct connection between Bedok Reservoir, Jalan Toa Payoh and the City areas.

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 5′s fleet comprises Volvo B9TL, Volvo Olympian, Volvo B10M MkIVs, Scania K230UB, and Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses. B9TL Wrights and Scania K230UBs make up the bulk of the fleet.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
Pasir Ris Dr 3
– Pasir Ris Int
– Downtown East
– Opp Blk 479

– Opp Blk 233
– Opp Pasir Ris Pri Sch
– Opp Loyang PtNew Loyang Link
– Bef Old Tampines Rd

Old Tampines Rd
– Bef Toh Close

Upp Changi Rd North
– 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

Simei Rd
– Simei Green Condo
– Blk 224

Simei St 3
– Blk 233
– Opp Simei Stn
– Bef Changi General Hosp

Simei Ave
– Aft Changi General Hosp

Tampines Ave 1
– SAFRA Tampines

Bedok Reservoir Rd
– Bedok Reform Trg Ctr
– The Clearwater Condo
– Waterfront Key
– Aft Waterfront Waves
– Waterfront Isle
– Blk 716
– Blk 713
– Blk 703
– Opp Kaki Bukit Ctr

Kaki Bt Ave 1
– Blk 151
– Bef Jln Damai

Jln Damai
– Opp Blk 668

Jln Tenaga
– Opp Blk 658

Kaki Bt Ave 1
– Kaki Bkt Ind Est

Eunos Link
– Blk 637

Jln Eunos
– Eunos Mans

PIE (Express)

Jln Toa Payoh
– Opp Trellis Twrs

Thomson Rd
– Opp Thomson Med Ctr
– Opp Novene Lodge
– Novena Ch

Newton Rd
– Hotel Royal
– Newton Life Ch

Scotts Rd
– Newton Stn
– Env Bdlg
– Far East Plaza

Paterson Rd
– Opp Paterson Lodge

Irwell Bank Rd
– Bef Zion Full Gospel Ch

Kim Seng Rd
– The Trillium
– Opp Great World City
– Grand Copthorne Hotel

Outram Rd
– Aft Furama Riverfront

Tiong Bahru Rd
– Blk 55
– Blk 18
– Ctrl Green Condo
– Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza

Lower Delta Rd
– Blk 25B

Jln Bt Merah
– Opp Blk 120

Bt Merah Central
– Bt Merah Int

Bt Merah Central
– Bt Merah Int
Jln Bt Merah
– Blk 119

Lower Delta Rd
– Blk 129

Tiong Bahru Rd
– Tiong Bahru Plaza
– Blk 1

Zion Rd
– Blk 2B
– Blk 94
– The Boys’ Brigade HQ
– Opp Great World City

Hoot Kiam Rd
– Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch

Paterson Rd
– Paterson Lodge

Scotts Rd
– Royal Plaza On Scotts
– Opp Env Bdlg
– Newton Stn

Newton Rd
– Opp Newton Life Ch
– Opp Hotel Royal

Thomson Rd
– Opp Novena Ch
– Novena Lodge
– Thomson Med Ctr
– Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr

Jln Toa Payoh
– Trellis Twrs

PIE (Express)

Jln Eunos
– Blk 322

Eunos Link
– Blk 311

Kaki Bt Ave 1
– Opp Kaki Bkt Ind Est

Jln Tenaga
– Blk 658

Jln Damai
– Blk 671A CP

Kaki Bt Ave 1
– Aft Jln Damai
– Opp Blk 150

Bedok Reservoir Rd
– Aft Kaki Bkt Ctr
– Opp Blk 701
– Blk 745
– Opp Blk 716
– Opp Waterfront Isle
– Opp Waterfront Waves
– Opp Waterfront Key
– Opp The Clearwater Condo
– Opp Bedok Reform Trg Ctr

Tampines Ave 1
– Opp SAFRA Tampines

Simei Ave
– Changi General Hosp

Simei St 3
– Aft Changi General Hosp
– Simei Stn
– Blk 146

Simei Rd
– Opp Blk 224
– Opp Simei Green Condo

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

Old Tampines Rd
– Aft Toh Close

New Loyang Link
– Bef Loyang Ave

Pasir Ris Dr 3
– Loyang Pt
– Greenview Sec Sch
– Pasir Ris Pri Sch
– Bet Blks 232/233
– Blk 479
– Opp Downtown East
– Pasir Ris Int

Operator History:

2007 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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



2007 (11 Mar): Introduced as a trunk service between Pasir Ris and Bukit Merah

2011 (27 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

2011 (28 Aug): Amended to Jln Tenaga & Jln Damai with the closure of a section of Kaki Bukit Ave 1, due to Downtown Line construction works

Past Routings:

Refer to this article

No significant route changes since introduction.


External Links:

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2 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 5

  1. The route for this bus from Tampines ( after the round market) is similar to bus #518 from Pasir Ris. It will be more beneficial to have one service that gather Pasir Ris Estate residents and head down the PIE without having to waste time in Tampines. Pasir Ris has exploded in residents population.

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