SBS Transit Bus Service 26



SBS Transit Bus Service 26 is a trunk service plying between Bedok and Toa Payoh, passing through Changi Road, Geylang Road, Kallang Bahru and PIE.

Route Information
Route Bedok Bus Interchange  Toa Payoh Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Changi Road, Geylang Road, Kallang Bahru
Route Length 14.1km (D1) | 12.7km (D2)
Travelling Time 55 – 60 mins (Offpeak)
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet Scania K230UB
Departure Times from T1 0600 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0545 – 2330 (Weekdays, Sat)
0600 – 2330 (Sun/PH)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 08 – 11 mins
After 1930: 12 – 16 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 08 – 13 mins
After 1930: 11 – 13 mins

Route History

Service 26 is a straightforward inter-town route between Toa Payoh and Bedok, passing through Bendemeer, Geylang Bahru, Kallang, Geylang, Paya Lebar and Eunos. The route duplicates the East-West Line between Kallang and Bedok, a sector also shared by Service 2, 67 and many more routes over shorter sectors of Sims Avenue and Changi/Geylang Road.

With multiple parallel routes, demand for this service is low to moderate during offpeak hours between Kallang and Bedok, and hence mainly serves as a route for Toa Payoh and Geylang Bahru residents heading to Sims Avenue and Geylang and a supplementary route in other areas. During peak hours, the route compliments well with heavy demand between Kallang and Bedok.

Special Departures:

  • Jalan Toa Payoh (Aft Blk 195)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays & Sat: 0530hrs, 0539hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs
  • Changi Road (Aft GE Life Ctr) → Toa Payoh Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs

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

Fleet: Service 26 consists of a full fleet of Scania K230UBs. No known route limitations restrict the use of double deck buses, which is attributed to insufficient demand.

Route Information: (List of acronyms)

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Bedok Int
  • New Upp Changi Rd
  • Changi Rd
  • Geylang Rd
  • Lor 1 Geylang
  • Boon Keng Rd
  • Kallang Bahru
  • Geylang Bahru
  • Bendemeer Rd
  • Serangoon Rd
  • Jln Toa Payoh
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Toa Payoh Int
  • Toa Payoh Int
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Jln Toa Payoh
  • Bendemeer Rd
  • Geylang Bahru
  • Kallang Bahru
  • Boon Keng Rd
  • Lor 1 Geylang
  • Sims Ave
  • Sims Ave East
  • New Upp Changi Rd
  • Bedok Int

Operator History:

  • 1980s– 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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



  • 1980s: Introduced as Bedok – Bendemeer Road (Loop)
  • 1989: Extended to Toa Payoh Int, merging with Service 148
  • 1994: Amended to ply Jln Kolam Ayer, Bendemeer Rd, Whampoa North and Serangoon Rd instead of plying on Woodsville flyover.
  • 1998 (31 May): Amended to Toa Payoh Temp Int
  • 2002 (19 May): Amended to air-conditioned Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2003 (04 May): Amended to ply Geylang Bahru, Bendemeer Rd and Whampoa East instead of Jln Kolam Ayer.
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2011 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Bedok Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 2003: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2003.


External Links:

  • TransitLink E-Guide



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