SBS Transit Bus Service 135


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SBS Transit Bus Service 135 is a trunk route running from Ang Mo Kio and looping at Siglap Road, going via Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 and 1, Serangoon, Upper Aljunied, MacPherson Estate, Paya Lebar, Tanjong Katong and Marine Parade.
^ SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6690U) – Service 135

Route Information
Route Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange ↺ Siglap Road (Loop) 
Passes Through AMK Ave 8 and 1, Serangoon, Upper Aljunied, MacPherson Estate, Paya Lebar, Tanjong Katong, Marine Parade
Route Length 33.3km
Travelling Time 140mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 Weekdays: 
0530 – 2235 (Full Loop)

2249 – 2330 (135A | Terminates at Victoria Sch, Marine Parade Rd)
0530 – 2235 (Full Loop)

2249 – 2345 (135A | Terminates at Victoria Sch, Marine Parade Rd)
Sundays & PHs:
0530 – 2241 (Full Loop)

2257 – 2345 (135A | Terminates at Victoria Sch, Marine Parade Rd)
Departure Times from Looping Pt From Siglap Road (Opp Mandarin Gdns):
Weekdays & Sat: 0545 – 2330
Sundays/PHs: 0600 – 2330
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 09 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 19 mins
After 1930: 12 – 19 mins
Notes * From 2250hrs onwards, buses leaving Ang Mo Kio Int will be renumbered as 135A and terminate at Marine Parade Road (Victoria Sch)

Route History

Service 135 serves as a residential route between Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon, MacPherson estate, Tanjong Katong and Marine Parade. Operating as a loop service, it is one of three routes to loop at Siglap Road. The route shares its popular Paya Lebar MRT – Marine Parade connection with Service 43 and 76.

The route experiences moderate to high demand all-day route owing to multiple inter-town connections served. Double-decker buses are not deployed possibly due to height restrictions along Upper Aljunied Road.

Special Departures:

  • Siglap Road (Opp Mandarin Gardens)  Ang Mo Kio Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs, 0553hrs, 0602hrs, 0610hrs
    Saturdays: 0545hrs, 0602hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs

Shortworking Trips:

  • Service 135A: Bishan Int → Marine Parade Road (Victoria Sch)
    Weekdays: 2249hrs – 2330hrs
    Saturdays: 2249hrs – 2345hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 2257hrs – 2345hrs

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

Fleet: Service 135′s fleet has a majority of Scania K230UBs, as well as Volvo B10M MkIVs and Merdeces-Benz Citaros. This service performs crossover trips to Service 138. Double-decker buses are not deployed possibly due to height restrictions along Upper Aljunied Road.

Route Information:

Loop Service
  • Ang Mo Kio Int
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  • Lor Chuan
  • Serangoon Ave 2
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
  • Upp Aljunied Rd
  • Aljunied Rd
  • Merpati Rd
  • Circuit Rd
  • Paya Lebar Rd
  • Tg Katong Rd
  • Amber Rd
  • Marine Parade Rd
  • Siglap Rd
  • Marine Parade Rd
  • Amber Rd
  • Tg Katong Rd
  • Paya Lebar Rd
  • Lor Bengkok
  • Circuit Rd
  • Pipit Rd
  • Circuit Rd
  • Mattar Rd
  • Aljunied Rd
  • Upp Aljunied Rd
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
  • Serangoon Ave 2
  • Lor Chuan
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
  • Ang Mo Kio Int

Operator History:

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

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



  • 1974: Renumbered from Service 155A which was introduced on 11 Apr 1971.Route plying between Toa Payoh and Bedok Rd/Upp Changi Rd
  • Relocated twice to Upp Changi Rd 13.3km and 15.5km.
  • 1980: Amended to Somapah Ter
  • 1981: Extended to Marine Parade Ter
  • 1983: Re-routed to loop at MacPherson Estate from Marine Parade Ter.
  • 1986: Extended to Ang Mo Kio Int
  • 2001 (16 Sep): Amended to loop at Siglap Link with the closure of Marine Parade Terminal.
  • 2002 (24 Mar): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Temp Int
  • 2007 (28 Apr): Amended to air-conditioned Ang Mo Kio Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2009 (23 Aug): Plies the reinstated Paya Lebar Rd, skipping Eunos Rd 8 towards Ang Mo Kio
  • 2011 (07 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2011 (26 Jun): Amended to Lor Bengkok due to the temporary closure of Circuit Link for Downtown Line construction.

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 2001: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2001.


External Links:

  • TransitLink E-Guide
  • SGWiki – Buses

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6 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 135

  1. Wi had the pleasure of travelling on bus service no. 135 on 14th Nov.
    Here I met the most friendly and courteous bus driver, Mr Lai Fook Loy. In Singapore or probably anywhere in a busy city in the world.
    He welcomes each and every passenger with a smile and a “welcome” and as they alight, he says “goodbye, have a nice day”
    And I noticed as I sat at the front of the bus, even people at the bus stops, or just walking past, give him a wave and a smile. And he replied to everyone of them. I asked him why he was so popular and well known and he replied modestly that he has been working the same route for many years and people know him. I think he is a fantastic role model for anyone in public service anywhere in the world.
    A few years ago, I wrote a similar (though not as effusive) comment on driver Hasmah(?) on route 36.
    Ps: please do not reveal my name if publishing this on your website.

    • Pruning the trees just to implement double decker buses for service 135? Any reason to justify why you said that? Afterall,135 service don’t seem to have much commuters during rush hour, I don’t see a point at all…

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