SBS Transit Bus Service 95



SBS Transit Bus Service 95 is a trunk route from Kent Ridge Terminal and looping at Holland Road, passing through Kent Ridge Cres, Lower Kent Ridge Road and North Buona Vista Road, serving the NUS Kent Ridge Campus. At one point, this route has the most number of shortworking trips for any bus service (95A – D).

Route Information
Route Kent Ridge Bus Terminal ↺ Holland Road (Loop)  
Passes Through Kent Ridge Cres, Lower Kent Ridge Rd, North Buona Vista Rd
Route Length 11.2km
Travelling Time 55mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– Volvo B9TL

12-metre Single Deck Bus
Volvo B10M Mark IV

Scania K230UB
Departure Times from T1 0700 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 07 – 18 mins
After 1930: 11 – 15 mins

Route History

Service 95 primarily serves the National University of Singapore (NUS) Kent Ridge Campus with bus connections to Buona Vista MRT, Kent Ridge MRT and Kent Ridge Bus Terminal, as well as serving the residents of Holland Village to Buona Vista MRT.

Previously the only bus service from NUS to Buona Vista MRT, peak hour demand was exceedingly high, but the opening of Kent Ridge MRT station in Oct 2011 helped distribute the high peak demand to NUS Internal Shuttle Bus (ISB) routes. Currently, NUS ISB Services A1/A2 link Kent Ridge Cres and Lower Buona Vista Rd with Kent Ridge MRT, with Service D2 supplementing A1/A2 along Lower Buona Vista Rd only.

During NUS vacation, buses will operate on a holiday schedule without peak hour fleet additions. During special occasions like NUS Open House, additional buses will be added to cope with higher demand. Double-deck buses were added in early 2011 following continuous weekday overloading and feedback from the NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU).

At one point, this service had the most number of Shortworking Trips of any bus service:

  • 95A: North Buona Vista Rd (Opp Buona Vista Stn) → Lower Kent Ridge Road (NUH), AM Peak only
  • 95B: Kent Ridge Ter → North Buona Vista Rd (Buona Vista Stn), PM Peak only
  • 95C: North Buona Vista Rd (Opp Buona Vista Stn) → Lower Kent Ridge Road (Opp Staff Club), AM Peak only
  • 95D: Kent Ridge Ter → Holland Road (Holland Village), PM Peak / last few trips

95A was withdrawn when Kent Ridge Station of the Circle Line opened. 95C and 95D had no real purpose apart from load distribution, and were withdrawn as well. Only 95B remains to help with PM Peak loading.

Special Departures:

  • Holland Rd (Holland Village)  Kent Ridge
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0620hrs, 0640hrs, 0700hrs, 0715hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0622hrs, 0644hrs, 0707hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs, 0630hrs, 0700hrs

Shortworking Trips

  • Service 95B: Kent Ridge Ter → North Buona Vista Rd (Buona Vista Stn)
    Weekdays PM Peak Only

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

Fleet: Service 95′s fleet comprises of  Scania K230UBs, Volvo B10M MkIVs and Volvo B9TL Wrights. Double-deck buses were added to this service in 2011. This service performs crossover trips to Premium 560 during Weekday AM Peak hours.

Route Information:

Loop Service
  • Kent Ridge Ter
  • Kent Ridge Cres
  • Lower Kent Ridge Rd
  • Buona Vista Flyover
  • North Buona Vista Rd
  • Commonwealth Ave
  • Holland Ave
  • Holland Rd (Loop)
  • North Buona Vista Rd
  • Holland Dr
  • Commonwealth Ave
  • North Buona Vista Rd
  • Buona Vista Flyover
  • Lower Kent Ridge Rd
  • Kent Ridge Cres
  • Kent Ridge Ter

Operator History:

  • 1990 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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



  • 1990 (15 Jan): Introduced as a Buona Vista – Lower Kent Ridge Rd (NUH) (Loop) service
  • 1996: Extended operating hours to Sundays and Public Holidays
  • 2001 (23 Jul): Extended to loop at Kent Ridge Ter
  • 2006: Extended to serve Holland Ave and Holland Village in Dec 2006 where Kent Ridge Terminal becomes the start and end point.
  • 2010 (18 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2011 (29 May): Calls at new bus stops at Kent Ridge Stn along Lower Kent Ridge Rd.
  • 2013 (13 Oct): Bus stop at Blk 17 North Buona Vista Road relocated to opp Blk 21, Holland Drive

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 2006: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2006.


External Links & References:

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