SBS Transit Bus Service 103

SBS Transit Bus Service 103 is a trunk route operating between Serangoon Int and Yishun Int, passing through Yio Chu Kang Road, Jalan Kayu, Seletar Aerospace Drive, Yishun Ave 11 and Yishun Ctrl. It is currently the only bus service to serve Seletar Aerospace Park.

The service was extended from West Camp Road (Loop) to Yishun Interchange from Sunday, 14 Jun 2015.

^ SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3462G) – Service 103

Route Information
Route Serangoon Bus InterchangeYishun Temporary Interchange WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Yio Chu Kang Road, Jalan Kayu, Seletar Aerospace Drive, Yishun Ave 1
Route Length D1: 17.7km | D2: 18.1km
Travelling Time 60mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
12-meter Double Deck Bus
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Serangoon Int
0600 – 0015 (Weekdays)
0600 – 0000 (Saturdays, Eve of PH, Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from Yishun Temp Int
0600 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency From Serangoon Int | From Yishun Temp Int
0630-0830: 08 – 12 mins | 10 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 15 mins | 10 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 10 mins | 10 mins
After 1930: 10 – 17 mins | 10 – 17 mins

Route History

Service 103 serves both residential developments along Yio Chu Kang Road/Jln Kayu and various industries within Seletar Aerospace Park along its route. The route connects to Serangoon Town Centre, as well as the Jalan Kayu roundabout, where passengers can transfer to other bus routes plying the TPE/SLE corridor.

Currently, Service 103 is the only service to serve Seletar Airport and its aviation-based industries located in the vicinity, collectively known as Seletar Aerospace Park. The area also houses a small group of colonial bungalows which this route also serves.

Service amendment poster, click for larger image

Service amendment poster, click for larger image

In Jun 2015, Service 103 was extended to Yishun Temp Int under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). This is the 41st bus service enhancement under the BSEP, as well as the 7th route extension. The extended route provides a new direct link between Yishun and Seletar Aerospace Park in which there was no connection between before the extension.

The amended route enhances connectivity between Yishun Central, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, SAFRA Yishun Country Club, Huamin Primary School and residential estates around Yishun. The new connection between Jalan Kayu and Yishun provides an alternative for commuters previously relying on Services 39 and 858 between these two points.

Special Departures:

  • Jalan Kayu (Bef Seletar Camp G)  Yishun Temp Int
    0600 (Daily)
  • Jalan Kayu (Aft Seletar Camp G)  Serangoon Int
    0530 (Weekdays, Sat), 0550 (Sun)

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

Fleet: Service 103′s fleet comprises of Mercedes-Benz Citaro, Scania K230UB and Volvo B10M Mark IV buses.  Mercedes-Benz Citaros were added under the BSEP scheme.

The route has been cleared for double decker bus deployment in the near future.

Direction 1 (Towards Yishun Temp Int)
Direction 2 (Towards Serangoon Int)
  • Serangoon Ave 2
    – Serangoon Int
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
    – Serangoon Stn
    – Opp Blk 1
  • Boundary Rd
    – Blk 209
  • Yio Chu Kang Link
    – Opp S’goon Swim Cplx
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Bef St. Helier’s Ave
    – Aft S’goon Nth Ave 1
    – Blk 133
    – Blk 138
    – Opp Gracehaven S Army
    – Opp Blk 953
    – Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – St. Vincent De Paul Ch
    – Bef Jln Selaseh
    – Seletar Hills Est
    – Aft Jln Redop
  • Sengkang West Rd
    – Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
  • Sengkang West Ave
    – Bef Jln Kayu
  • Jln Kayu
    – Bef Seletar West F’way 4
    – Jln Kayu Shophouse
    – Bef TPE
    – Bef Seletar Camp G
  • Piccadilly
    – Sing-China Bdlg
  • Seletar Aerospace Dr
    – Aft Baker St
    – Bef Rolls Royce Pte Ltd
    – Rolls Royce Pte Ltd
    – Bef West Camp Rd
  • West Camp Rd
    – Seletar W Camp G 3
    – Opp Youth Flying Club
    – Opp Seletar Airport
    – Bef ST Airport Svcs
    Seletar West Link (Express)
  • Yishun Ave 1
    – Bef Yishun Ave 8
    Yishun Ave 6 (Express)
  • Yishun Ave 11
    – Opp Blk 419
    – Opp Huamin Pri Sch
  • Yishun Central
    – Bef SAFRA Yishun
    – Opp Khoo Teck Puat Hosp
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Blk 763
    – Bef Yishun Stn
  • Yishun Central
    – Yishun Temp Int
  • Yishun Central
    – Yishun Temp Int
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Aft Northpoint Shop Ctr
    – Opp Blk 757
  • Yishun Central
    – Khoo Teck Puat Hosp
    – Opp SAFRA Yishun
  • Yishun Ave 11
    – Blk 348B
    – Bet Blks 349/350
    – Blk 419
    Yishun Ave 6 (Express)
  • Yishun Ave 1
    – Aft Yishun Ave 8
    Seletar West Link (Express)
  • West Camp Rd
    – Aft ST Airport Svcs
    – Seletar Airport
    – Youth Flying Club
    – Opp Seletar W Camp G 3
  • Seletar Aerospace Dr
    – Aft West Camp Rd
    – Opp Rolls Royce Pte Ltd
    – Aft Rolls Royce Pte Ltd
    – Bef Baker St
  • Piccadilly
    – Opp Sing-China Bdlg
  • Jln Kayu
    – Aft Seletar Camp G
    – Aft TPE
    – Opp Jln Tari Lilin
    – Aft Abundant Grace Ch
    – Aft Seletar West F’Way 2
  • Sengkang West Ave
    – Aft Jln Kayu
  • Sengkang West Rd
    – Bef Fernvale Lane
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Aft Jln Kayu
    – Op Seletar Hills Est
    – Aft Jln Selaseh
    – Opp St Vincent De Paul Ch
    – Blk 988B
    – Blk 953
    – Gracehaven S Army
    – Opp Blk 139
    – Toho Green
    – Aft S’goon Nth Ave 1
    – Aft S’goon Gdn Way
    – Bef Tai Seng Chr Ch
  • Yio Chu Kang Link
    – S’goon Sports Cplx
  • Boundary Rd
    – S’goon Stadium
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
    – Paya Lebar Camp
    – Blk 416
  • Serangoon Ave 2
    – Serangoon Int


Service 103 at a glance

Service 103 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1971 – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 1995: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 1995 – 1999: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 1999 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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



SBS6349G – 103

SG5185E – 103

Service 103 prior to route extension, showing West Camp Road on the electronic display

Service 103 Citaros crossing Lower Seletar Reservoir Dam (Yishun Ave 1)



  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Serangoon Gardens Estate and Commonwealth Ave/North Buona Vista Rd, operated by Associated Bus Services
  • 1974: Extended to Jln Kayu
  • 1980s: Amended to Buona Vista Ter
  • 1992: Shortened to New Bridge Rd Ter, with the amendments of Services 5 and 32.
  • 1995 (17 Dec): Handed to Trans-Island Bus Services (TIBS), with no route change
  • 1999 (26 Dec): Handed back to Singapore Bus Services (SBS)
  • 2001 (15 Jan): Amended to ply Yio Chu Kang Road and Boundary Rd instead of Yio Chu Kang Link due to junction upgrading works at Boundary Road/Upp Serangoon Road
  • 2003 (07 Dec): Shortened to Serangoon interchange and merged with Services 378 and 379, under Phase 3 of NEL Rationalisation. Route changed to Serangoon Int to Picadilly (Loop). Service 103W was introduced on the same day to replace former Service 379 from Jln Kayu to Seletar West Camp (Loop) and later renamed 103M.
  • 2007 (01 Jul): Bus Stop 68071 (before East Camp Gate) is relocated & Bus Stop 68079 (after East Camp Gate) is abolished along Piccadilly Road.
  • 2008 (28 Jan): Service 103W was renumbered to Service 103M, no change in route.
  • 2011 (13 Feb): Service 103 & 103M was merged to form Service 103. It calls at 14 new bus stops along West Camp Rd & Seletar Aerospace Dr. At the same time, the bus stop at Picadilly was abolished and the permanent removal of the partial section of West Camp Rd.
  • 2011 (03 Sep): Amended to Upp Serangoon Rd instead of Serangoon Central with the opening of the new Serangoon Bus Int
  • 2013 (13 Oct): Route amendment due to permanent closure of a section of Jalan Kayu
  • 2014 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (14 Jun): Extended to Yishun Temp Int under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), adopting a bidirectional routing.
  • 2016 (20 Jan): Start of double-decker bus deployments

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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8 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 103

  1. I am so glad that now there is a bus that goes to Jalan Kayu , thank you SBS for this new BUS 103 . But the only problem seems to be the air – con of the bus it’s not working well or not in the right temperatures . Hope your mechanics can look into this .

  2. This bus is pack during evening time like peak period when going back from seletar aerospace to yishun. Why there is no double deck on service 103. Should bring this issue

  3. I love SBS transit 103 service from the very start. It cuts my time by half travelling to work everyday. Cleaner, and friendly drivers. I have being using this service everyday.
    On 31st Jan 2016 at 1735hrs, setback. I took the service from Yio Chu kang as usual clean bus, friendly driver. The moment it drove off, my ears were pain. The sound of the bus engine was piercing my ears. I have to raise my voice to say excuse me to move in. The journey was about 35 minutes. If I have to raise my voice louder then normal, don’t you think it’s something wrong. I could be subjected to noise induce deafness. The public bus is meant to clean and safe. Is there no one to check on this? Bus service SBS 8680K.

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