SBS Transit Bus Service 96

SBS Transit Bus Service 96 is a trunk route from Clementi Int and looping at Kent Ridge Crescent, passing through Commonwealth Avenue West and Clementi Road.

SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro () - Service 96

SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6045H) – Service 96

Route Information
Route Clementi Bus Interchange ↺ Kent Ridge Crescent (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Commonwealth Avenue West, Clementi Road
Route Length 6.7km
Travelling Time 35mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package
Bulim Bus Package
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
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0645 – 2330 (Weekdays)
0700 – 2330 (Saturdays)
0700 – 2300 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 09 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 03 – 11 mins
1700-1930: 08 – 10 mins
After 1930: 10 – 11 mins

Route History

Service 96 primarily serves the National University of Singapore (NUS) Kent Ridge Campus and UTown with bus connections to Clementi MRT & Interchange. It runs parallel to Service 183 (between Clementi MRT and Clementi Road), which does not enter NUS, as well as serving residential blocks along Clementi Road.

Shortworking Trips

  • Service 96A: Clementi Int → Kent Ridge Cres (NUS Raffles Hall)
    Weekdays AM Peak Only
  • Service 96B: Clementi Int → Commonwealth Ave West (Clementi Stn)
    Weekdays PM Peak Only

Although route details state that 96B starts from Clementi Int, majority of the trips start from the first stop of Kent Ridge Crescent (NUS Fac of Design & Env). 96B buses go off-service from Clementi Station to Kent Ridge Terminal (via Clementi Ave 6 and AYE) for a short layover before starting on another trip of 96B.

Shortworking trips of 96 do not operate during NUS vacation periods.

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

Fleet: Service 96′s fleet comprises Volvo B9TL, Mercedes-Benz Citaro and Scania K230UB buses. Double-deck buses were added in 2012.

Route Information:

Loop Service
  • Clementi Int
  • Clementi Ave 3
  • Commonwealth Ave West
  • Clementi Rd
  • Kent Ridge Cres
  • Clementi Rd
  • Commonwealth Ave West
  • Clementi Int
Service 96 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Service 96 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Operator History:

  • 1982 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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



  • 1982: Original route from Clementi to Kent Ridge Cres (Loop)
  • 1988: Amended to serve Clementi Ave 3
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
  • 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Clementi Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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