SBS Transit Bus Service 34



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SBS Transit Bus Service 34 is a trunk route running from Punggol and looping at Changi Airport, going via Tampines. It has an express sector between Punggol Road and Tampines Ave 10, and between Tampines Ave 7 and Changi Airport along the Tampines Expressway (TPE).

Route Information
Route Punggol Bus Interchange ↺ Changi Airport PTB2 (Loop) 
Passes Through Tampines Ave 10 / 5 / 2 / 7
Route Length 39.1km
Travelling Time 115mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2345 (Daily)
Departure Times from Airport PTB2 0605 – 0038 (Weekdays)
0617 – 0043 (Saturdays)
0618 – 0041 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 09 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 15 mins
1700-1930: 12 – 14 mins
After 1930: 11 – 14 mins

Route History

Service 34 is an inter-town route serving between Punggol, Tampines and Changi Airport. As the only route spanning Tampines East and West (excluding Townlinks) and few duplicating routes, this service is also important route for travelling within the estate. From Tampines Central, Service 27 serves as a much faster alternative to Changi Airport by skipping Tampines East.

With strong demand between Punggol and Tampines Central, Service 34A plies the sector during the morning peak hours and empty buses are added to the route from Tampines Central towards Punggol during evening peak hours.

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. Changi Aiport PTB2 has a small office run by SBST staff, where drivers can take a short toilet break.

For security reasons, all buses entering the basement have to be recorded. As such, SBST and SMRT update Changi Airport on the buses they will be deploying on their airport routes, on a daily basis. Because of height restrictions, double-decker buses are unable to enter Changi Airport basement.

Occasionally when Changi Airport basement is closed, buses will be diverted to to T1/T2/T3 Departure Drive where a temporary bus stop will be set up.

Special Departures:

Tampines Avenue 10 (Aft TPE) → Changi Airport → Punggol Int
Weekdays: 0525hrs, 0533hrs

Shortworking Trips:

Service 34A: Punggol Int → Tampines Avenue 5 (Opp Tampines Stadium)
Weekdays AM Peak only

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

Fleet: Service 34′s fleet comprises Scania K230UB and Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses.

Route Information:

Loop Service (via PTB2 Basement)
Punggol Temp Int

Punggol Central

Punggol Rd

TPE (express)

Tampines Ave 10

Tampines Ave 5

Tampines Ave 2

Tampines Ave 7

TPE (express)

Airport Blvd

PTB3 Basement

PTB1 Basement

PTB1 Basement

PTB2 Basement

Airport Blvd

TPE (express)

Tampines Ave 7

Tampines Ave 2

Tampines Ave 5

Tampines Ave 10

TPE (express)

Punggol Rd

Punggol Central

Punggol Temp Int

Operator History:

2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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



2005 (31 Jul): Introduced between Punggol Temp Int & Changi Airport PTB1 & 2.

2007 (11 Nov): Amended to serve Changi Airport PTB3

2009 (20 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

2012 (09 Jan): Converted to loop service

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

2014 (24 Aug): Calls at Tampines Expressway (Punggol Road) Bus Interchange

Past Routings:

Refer to this article

2005: No significant route changes since 2005 introduction.


External Links:

TransitLink E-Guide



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