SBS Transit Express 502


SBS Transit Express 502 is an Express service running from Soon Lee Bus Park and looping at Marina Center, passing through Jurong East, Orchard, and Marina Bay. It has a morning peak hour route variant, Express 502A.

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Route Information
Route Soon Lee Bus Park  Bayfront Avenue  
Passes Through Jurong East, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, Suntec City, Marina Bay
Route Length 60.3km
Travelling Time 165mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0555 – 2200 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0655 – 2200 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 14 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 13 – 23 mins
1700-1930: 14 – 16 mins
After 1930: 14 – 20 mins

Route History

Express service 502 connects the residential estates of Jurong West and Jurong East to the City areas, such as Orchard, Marina Center and Bayfront. It incorporates an express sector from Boon Lay Way to Orchard Road via Holland & Tanglin Road, and from Marina Bay to Boon Lay Way via Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) & Clementi Avenue 6. The route benefits residents in the West with a fast connection to the City areas without having to rely on the MRT network.

Buses may ply alternative routes along the Express sector subject to traffic conditions. No boarding and alighting is allowed at Soon Lee Depot. The first and last passenger stop of this route is 22191 Soon Lee Depot and 22199 Opp Soon Lee Depot respectively.

This service will be affected by the Orchard Road Pedestrian Night bus diversions on the first Saturday night of every month from Oct 2014 – Mar 2015.

Peak Hour Variants:

  • SBS Transit Express 502A: Soon Lee Bus Depot → Central Boulevard (Downtown Stn)
    Skips Jurong West/East Avenue 1, express sector via PIE

Fare: Charges Express Fares. See Fare Table.

Fleet: Service 502′s fleet comprises of Volvo B9TL Wrights, Scania K230UB and Mercedes-Benz Citaros

Route Information:

Loop Service (via Bayfront Ave) – Roads in italics denote express sectors
  1. Soon Lee Bus Park
  2. Soon Lee Rd (Soon Lee Depot)
    Soon Lee Dr
  3. Pioneer Rd North (S’pore Post)
  4. Pioneer Rd North (opp Blk 653B)
  5. Pioneer Rd North (opp Blk 643)
  6. Pioneer Rd North (Blk 978)
  7. Jurong West Ave 5 (Blk 834)
  8. Jurong West Ave 5 (Blk 817)
  9. Jurong West St 75 (Gek Poh Shop Ctr)
  10. Jurong West St 75 (Blk 755)
  11. Jurong West St 64 (Blk 678D)
  12. Jurong West St 64 (Blk 685B)
  13. Jurong West Ctrl 1 (Blk 683A)
  14. Boon Lay Ave (opp River Valley High Sch)
  15. Boon Lay Ave (Blk 176)
  16. Boon Lay Ave (Blk 220)
    Corporation Rd
  17. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 538)
  18. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 454)
  19. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 441)
  20. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 425)
  21. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 422)
  22. Jurong East Ave 1 (Jurong Polyclinic)
  23. Jurong East Ave 1 (Blk 316)
  24. Jurong East Ave 1 (opp Parc Oasis)
  25. Jurong East Ave 1 (Blk 252)
  26. Jurong East Ave 1 (Blk 246)
  27. Toh Guan Rd (opp Blk 288D)
  28. Toh Guan Rd (Blk 284)
  29. Toh Guan Rd (opp IMM Bldg)
  30. Boon Lay Way (opp The Synergy)
    Boon Lay Way (express)
    C’wealth Ave West (express)
    Clementi Rd (express)
    Ulu Pandan Rd (express)
    Holland Rd (express)
    Napier Rd (express)
    Tanglin Rd (express)
  31. Orchard Rd (Delfi Orchard)
  32. Orchard Rd (Royal Thai Embassy)
  33. Orchard Rd (Lucky Plaza)
  34. Orchard Rd (Midpoint Orchard)
  35. Orchard Rd (Concorde Hotel S’pore)
  36. Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn)
  37. Bras Basah Rd (Rendezvous Hotel S’pore)
  38. Bras Basah Rd (NTUC Income Ctr)
  39. Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  1. Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  2. Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr)
  3. Temasek Ave (opp Millenia Twr)
  4. Temasek Ave (opp The Ritz-Carlton)
  5. Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Hotel)
  6. Bayfront Ave (opp Marina Bay Sands MICE)
  7. Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn)
  8. Central Blvd (Downtown Stn)
  9. Shenton Way (UIC Bldg)
  10. Shenton Way (opp Temasek Twr)
    Shenton Way (express)
    Keppel Rd (express)
    AYE (express)
    Clementi Ave 6 (express)
    C’wealth Ave West (express)
    Boon Lay Way (express)
  11. Boon Lay Way (The Synergy)
  12. Toh Guan Rd (IMM Bldg)
  13. Toh Guan Rd (Blk 286A)
  14. Toh Guan Rd (Blk 288E)
  15. Jurong East Ave 1 (Blk 239)
  16. Jurong East Ave 1 (Blk 229)
  17. Jurong East Ave 1 (Parc Oasis)
  18. Jurong East Ave 1 (Blk 347)
  19. Jurong East Ave 1 (opp Jurong Polyclinic)
  20. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 490)
  21. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 463)
  22. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 457)
  23. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 502)
  24. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 536)
    Corporation Rd
  25. Boon Lay Ave (Blk 213)
  26. Boon Lay Ave (Blk 185)
  27. Boon Lay Ave (River Valley High Sch)
  28. Jurong West Central 1 (Blk 691A CP)
  29. Jurong West St 64 (Blk 669)
  30. Jurong West St 64 (Blk 670A)
  31. Jurong West St 75 (opp Blk 755)
  32. Jurong West St 75 (Blk 749)
  33. Jurong West Ave 5 (Blk 715)
  34. Jurong West Ave 5 (Blk 710)
  35. Pioneer Rd North (Blk 705)
  36. Pioneer Rd North (Blk 643)
  37. Pioneer Rd North (Blk 653B)
  38. Pioneer Rd North (bef S’pore Post)
    Soon Lee Dr
  39. Soon Lee Rd (Soon Lee Depot)
  40. Soon Lee Bus Park

Operator History:

  • 1997 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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



  • 1997 (05 May): Introduced between Hougang Central and Boon Lay
  • 2000 (03 Sep): Extended to Sengkang Ter. Also began serving all stops along Napier Rd in both directions (instead of Express)
  • 2001 (28 Apr): Amended to Sengkang Temp Int
  • 2003 (18 Jan): Amended to Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2003 (27 Jul): Shortened to Boon Lay – Marina Centre (Loop) under NEL Rationalisation Phase 2. Calls at additional stop along Holland Rd (Holland Village) in both directions.
  • 2005 (26 Dec): Extended to Pioneer Road North, looping at Marina Centre. Also no longer serves stops along Holland Rd and Napier Rd. During peak hours, Service 502 will stop operating and be replaced with new route variants 502A and 502B, each serving different parts of Service 502’s western catchment as such:
    – 502A: Pioneer Rd North to Boon Lay Ave → Marina Centre (Loop)
    – 502B: Jurong West Ave 1 to Boon Lay Way →  Marina Centre (Loop).
  • 2009 (23 Feb): Service 502 and 502A extended to Soon Lee Depot, calling at additional bus stops along Soon Lee Road and Pioneer Road North.
  • 2010 (26 Apr): Extended to Bayfront and Marina Bay, skipping Raffles Avenue and Penang Road. Service 502A amended to AM Peak unidirectional service terminating at Marina Bay. Service 502B withdrawn on the same day; Service 502 to operate during peak hours to cover 502B.
  • 2012 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013 (29 Dec): Post-MCE route amendments: Diverted to Central Blvd, Shenton Way and Keppel Rd before resuming journey on AYE towards Jurong West. Bus stop at Marina St (Marina Bay Stn) abolished, calls at new stops along Central Blvd and Shenton Way.
  • 2014 (28 Sep): Route Amendments in Marina South Area: Bus stop 03539 along Central Blvd relocated

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 2013: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2013.


External Links & References:

  • TransitLink E-Guide
  • SGWiki – Buses

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4 thoughts on “SBS Transit Express 502

  1. there was once i was in a 197 enter jurong east int,i saw a wierd looking scania single-deck bus,but it does not look like sbs8033d,not a scania k230ub,but i saw a scania logo on it

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