SBS Transit Bus Service 78


SBS Transit Bus Service 78 is a trunk route running from Jurong East Int and looping at Clementi Avenue 2, passing through Penjuru Road, Jalan Buroh, Pandan Road and West Coast Road, serving the industrial areas around Pandan Reservoir.

Route Information
Route Jurong East Bus Interchange ↺ Clementi Avenue 3 (Loop)  
Passes Through Penjuru Road, Jalan Buroh, Pandan Road, West Coast Road
Route Length 25.0km
Travelling Time 75mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package
Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo Olympian
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from T1 0545 – 0020 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 05 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 06 – 09 mins
After 1930: 13 – 16 mins

Route History

Service 78 is an industrial trunk route linking the factories and offices at Penjuru and Pandan with connections to Clementi and Jurong East MRT stations. It also supplements other residential bus services between Teban Gardens and Jurong East MRT/Int, as well as between West Coast and Clementi Town Centre. Demand for this service is heavy during weekday peak hours, and large numbers of double-deck buses (and a large split-shift fleet) are deployed.

Special Departures:

  • Clementi Ave 2 (Opp Blk 408)  Jurong East (via Clementi Ave 3)
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0610hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0609hrs
  • West Coast Rd (Aft Teban Gardens Rd) → Jurong East
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0546hrs, 0602hrs, 0617hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0550hrs, 0610hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs, 0617hrs, 0633hrs

Shortworking Trips:

  • Service 78A: Jurong East Int → Tanjong Penjuru (ECS Freight Svcs)
    Weekdays AM Peak only

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

Fleet: Service 78′s fleet comprises a majority of Volvo B9TL Wrights, with some Volvo Olympian and Scania K230UB units. Volvo B9TL Wrights were added under the BSEP scheme.

Route Information:

Loop Service
  • Jurong East Temp Int
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
  • Jurong East Central
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • West Coast Rd
  • Penjuru Rd
  • Tg Penjuru
  • Jln Buroh
  • Pandan Rd
  • Pandan Ave
  • West Coast Rd
  • Clementi Ave 2
  • Commonwealth Ave West
  • Commonwealth Ave West
  • Clementi Ave 3
  • Clementi Ave 2
  • West Coast Rd
  • Pandan Rd
  • Jln Buroh
  • Tg Penjuru
  • Penjuru Rd
  • West Coast Rd
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • Jurong East Central
  • Jurong East Temp Int

Operator History:

  • 1988 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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



  • 1988 (19 Jun): Introduced by SBS as Jurong East Int – Clementi Ave 3 (Loop)
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to serve Pandan Rd, replacing Service 245.
  • 2001: Amended to skip one pair of stops along Penjuru Rd and call at a new pair along West Coast Rd
  • 2002 (May): Amended to skip Teban Gardens Rd towards Jurong East and ply West Coast Rd instead.
  • 2004 (04 Sep): Amended to ply Pandan Ave (towards Clementi) with 2 stops and skips 1 stop along Pandan Rd
  • 2005 (03 Apr): Amended to ply West Coast Rd in both directions, skipping Teban Gardens altogether.
  • 2011 (17 Dec): Amended to Jurong East Temp Int, serving bus stop at Blk 131 along Jurong Gateway Rd
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 2005: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2005.


External Links & References:

Back to Bus Services
Back to Bus Articles


One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 78

  1. Service 78 from jurong east to clementi is hopeless.Timing is too long..waiting time for commuter takes longer. What is SG Bus service offering to commuters. Especially on Sat n Sun. Please look into this matter as we are working people in Penjuru area..its 1 hr we are now waiting at bus stop no.29019.

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