SBS Transit Bus Service 163M


SBS Transit Bus Service 163M is a trunk service plying between Sengkang Interchange and looping at Fernvale Lane, passing through Punggol Road and Sengkang West. It is a route variant of Service 163.

Route Information
Route Sengkang Bus Interchange ↺ Sengkang West Avenue 
Passes Through Punggol Road, Sengkang East Ave, Sengkang West Ave, Fernvale Lane
Route Length 11.3km
Travelling Time 45mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet Uses buses from Service 163
Shifts Refer to Service 163
Departure Times from T1 Operating at selected times of day:
0515hrs – 0035hrs
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 59 – 59 mins
0831-1659: 47 – 57 mins
1700-1930: — mins
After 1930: 15 – 58 mins


  • 2005 (12 Mar): Introduced as Short Working Trip 163A parallel to the former Service 371.
  • 2008 (28 Jan): Service 163A was directly renumbered to Service 163M with no route changes.
  • 2012 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013 (13 Oct): Route amendment due to permanent closure of a section of Jalan Kayu. Calls at a new bus stop along Fernvale Lane, does not call at relocated bus stops at Sengkang West Ave/Rd. 0.3km added to total distance.

Serving within the Sengkang housing estate, Service 163M is a supplementary route that helps to relieve demand on heavily used sectors of Service 163.

Route variants:

  • Service 163: Sengkang Bus Interchange ↔ Toa Payoh Bus Interchange

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

Fleet: Service 163M′s fleet is identical to Service 163′s, comprising of crossover buses (usually a single-deck bus). Only one bus is deployed.

Route Information:

Loop Service (via Sengkang West Ave)
  • Sengkang Int
  • Compassvale Rd
  • Sengkang East Way
  • Punggol Rd
  • Sengkang East Ave
  • Sengkang West Ave
  • Sengkang West Rd
  • Sengkang West Rd
  • Fernvale Lane
  • Sengkang West Ave
  • Sengkang East Ave
  • Punggol Rd
  • Sengkang East Way
  • Sengkang Int

Operator History:

  • 2008 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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


External Links:

  • TransitLink E-Guide



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5 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 163M

  1. Pingback: Service 163M | Public Buses SG

  2. 163M also holds the record for the longest bus wait in any bus service in Singapore. Between 5pm and 7pm, 163M runs at a interval of 73 minutes, this means it only runs 2 or 1 bus(es) during 5pm – 7pm

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