SBS Transit Bus Service 65



Bus Service 65 will call at a new pair of bus stops along Ubi Ave 2 from 12 Feb 2017.

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SBS Transit Bus Service 65 is a trunk service plying between Tampines and HarbourFront, passing through Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, MacPherson Estate, Boon Keng, Little India, Dhoby Ghaut, Orchard and Lower Delta Road.

Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange ↔ HarbourFront Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, MacPherson Estate, Boon Keng, Little India, Dhoby Ghaut, Orchard, Lower Delta
Route Length 25.5km (D1) | 24.5km (D2)
Travelling Time 120mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Changi Bus Park (CGBP)
Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)
Current Fleet 12-Metre Single-Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz Citaro O530
12-Metre Double-Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
Volvo Olympian
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0530 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 11 mins
After 1930: 10 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 13 mins
After 1930: 09 – 15 mins

Route History

Service 65 is an important route connecting residential towns such as Tampines, Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, MacPherson Estate and Lower Delta to the central districts of Orchard Road and Little India. It experiences significant demand all day round, due to its many inter-town and city-town connections. Much of its route duplicates the future Downtown Line Stage 3.

During weekdays, demand is high between the housing estates and the City, along with demand from Ubi and Kaki Bukit industrial areas. On weekends, demand is also high between the City and outlying estates, notably between Kaki Bukit, MacPherson estate and Orchard Road.

This service does crossover trips to Premium 554 during Weekdays AM Peak and Nite Owl 2N during Friday/Saturday/eves of PH.

This service will be affected by the Orchard Road Pedestrian Night bus diversions on the first Saturday night of every month from Oct 2014 – Mar 2015.

Special Departures:

  • Serangoon Rd (Tekka Ctr) to Tampines Int
    1919hrs, 2013hrs, 2057hrs, 2118hrs, 2145hrs & 2237hrs

    Sundays & Public Holidays only

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

Fleet: See above. Some buses crossover to Nite Owl Services on Nite Owl operating nights.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Tampines Int
  • Tampines Ave 5
  • Tampines Ave 1
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • Eunos Link
  • Ubi Ave 2
  • Lor Bengkok
  • Circuit Rd
  • Pipit Rd
  • Circuit Rd
  • Mattar Rd
  • Aljunied Rd
  • MacPherson Rd
  • Bendemeer Rd
  • Jln Besar
  • Bencoolen St
  • Middle Rd
  • Bencoolen St
  • Orchard Rd
  • Penang Rd
  • Somerset Rd
  • Grange Rd
  • Orchard Blvd
  • Paterson Rd
  • Irwell Bank Rd
  • River Valley Rd
  • Delta Rd
  • Lower Delta Rd
  • Kg Bahru Rd
  • Telok Blangah Rd
  • HarbourFront Int
  • HarbourFront Int
  • Telok Blangah Rd
  • Kg Bahru Rd
  • Lower Delta Rd
  • River Valley Rd
  • Hoot Kiam Rd
  • Paterson Rd
  • Orchard Rd
  • Prinsep St
  • Selegie Rd
  • Serangoon Rd
  • MacPherson Rd
  • Aljunied Rd
  • Merpati Rd
  • Circuit Rd
  • Ubi Ave 2
  • Eunos Link
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • Tampines Ave 1
  • Tampines Ave 5
  • Tampines Int

Operator History:

  • 1971 – 1973: Amalgamated Bus Company 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: Introduced between Gagak Selari Barat (Lower Delta) and MacPherson Estate, operated by Amalgamated Bus Company.
  • 1974: Amended via Grange Rd, Orchard Blvd, Paterson Rd and Paterson Hill
  • 1980s: Amended to Lower Delta Ter
  • 1987: Rerouted to to Tampines – World Trade Centre
  • 2011 (26 Jun): Amended to ply Lor Bengkok, due to the temporary closure of Circuit Link for the construction of Downtown Line
  • 2011 (16 Oct): Amended to serve Middle Rd & Bencoolen St with the closure of a section along Bencoolen St for the construction of the Downtown Line.
  • 2014 (23 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (Dec): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 1987: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 1987.


External Links & References:

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