SBS Transit Express 518A


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SBS Transit Express 518A is an Express service running from Pasir Ris Interchange to Bayfront Avenue, passing through Moulmein, Orchard, and Marina Bay. It is a peak hour route variant of Express 518.

Route Information
Route Pasir Ris Bus Interchange → Bayfront Avenue (Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE) 
Passes Through Tampines, Moulmein, Orchard, Marina Bay
Route Length 32.7km
Travelling Time 85mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet Uses buses from Service 518
Departure Times from T1 0700 – 0735 (Weekdays)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 35 mins
0831-1659: –
1700-1930: –
After 1930: –

Route History

Express service 518A is a route variant of Express 518, connecting residential estate of Pasir Ris to the City areas, such as Moulmein, Orchard Road, Marina Center and Bayfront. It incorporates a express sector from Loyang Avenue to Moulmein Road via TPE, PIE and CTE.

518A offers an alternative route for passengers at Pasir Ris heading to the city. By skipping Tampines, travel time and overcrowding is reduced. Two trips are operated on weekday mornings.

Buses may ply alternative routes along the Express sector subject to traffic conditions.

Route Variants:

SBS Transit Express 518: Pasir Ris Interchange ↺ Bayfront Avenue

Fare: Charges regular distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 518A′s fleet uses buses from Service 518.

Route Information:

Unidirectional Service
Pasir Ris Int

Pasir Ris Dr 3

Pasir Ris Dr 12

Pasir Ris Dr 1

Loyang Ave

Tampines Expressway (TPE)

Pan-Island Exprssway (PIE)

Central Expressway (CTE)

Moulmein Rd

Newton Rd

Scotts Rd

Orchard Rd

Bras Basah Rd

Temasek Blvd

Temasek Ave

Bayfront Ave

Operator History:

2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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



2005 (26 Dec): Introduced as Pasir Ris Int – Suntec City (Loop), Service 518 extended to ply Pasir Ris Drive 12 on the same day.

2010 (26 Apr): Extended to serve Bayfront and Marina Bay.

Past Routings:

Refer to this article

2010: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2010.


External Links & References:

TransitLink E-Guide

SGWiki – Buses

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Express 518A

  1. Pingback: Express 518A | Public Buses SG

  2. Fantastic reduction of travel time when compare to #518. What a huge difference with Tampines route remove. We need more bus services like this for ‘End of the World’ residents. Please consider a bus like this from Pasir Ris to Joon Koon or Boon Lay via PIE or ECP . At the moment with it takes 2 hours for those who are not living near the MRT stations to get to NTU.

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