SBS Transit Bus Service 165

SBS Transit Bus Service 165 is a trunk service plying between Hougang Central Interchange and Clementi Interchange, passing through Ang Mo Kio, Upper Thomson, Lornie, Farrer, and Ulu Pandan.

SBST Volvo B10M MkIV (SBS2691T), with skyliner + advert wrap for Mind Stretcher

Route Information
Route Hougang Central Bus Interchange ↔ Clementi Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Hougang Ave 4/8, Ang Mo Kio, Upp Thomson, Lornie, Farrer, Holland Rd, Clementi Rd, Clementi MRT
Route Length 24.0km (D1) | 23.6km (D2)
Travelling Time 95mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo Olympian
Volvo B10M Mark IV

Scania K230UB
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2320 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0545 – 0000 (Weekdays)
0600 – 0000 (Saturdays, Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 17 mins
1700-1930: 08 – 14 mins
After 1930: 13 – 17 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 15 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 13 mins
After 1930: 13 – 17 mins

Route History

Service 165 is a residential route connecting the towns of Hougang, Ang Mo Kio and Upper Thomson with Farrer and Clementi. Despite being a supplementary connection between its many areas of service, almost all of its route plies along main roads, making it a quicker and more convenient inter-town link as compared to other services.

The route shares its Hougang Central – Clementi termini with Service 147, but plies a much faster route.

Special Departures:

  • Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 (Opp Ang Mo Kio Stn)  Clementi Int
    Weekdays & Sat: 0530hrs, 0541hrs
  • Thomson Road (Opp MacRitchie Reservoir)  Clementi Int
    Weekdays & Sat: 0520hrs, 0534hrs

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

Fleet: Service 165′s fleet comprises of a mix of Volvo B9TL, Volvo Olympian, Volvo B10M MkIV and Scania K230UB buses.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Hougang Central Int
  • Hougang Central
  • Hougang Ave 4
  • Hougang Ave 8
  • Hougang Ave 2
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Lornie Rd
  • Adam Rd
  • Farrer Rd
  • Holland Rd
  • Ulu Pandan Rd
  • Clementi Rd
  • Commonwealth Ave West
  • Clementi Int
  • Clementi Int
  • Clementi Ave 3
  • Commonwealth Ave West
  • Clementi Rd
  • Ulu Pandan Rd
  • Holland Rd
  • Farrer Rd
  • Adam Rd
  • Lornie Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • Hougang Ave 2
  • Hougang Ave 8
  • Hougang Ave 4
  • Hougang Central
  • Hougang Central Int
Service 165 at a glance

Service 165 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1971– 1973: United Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

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History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced as Service 165 between Upp Thomson Rd (Near Sembawang Hills Circus) and Jln Boon Lay/Jurong Rd (Jurong Industrial Estate), operated by United Bus Company
  • 1977 (19 Sep): Extended to Ang Mo Kio (Ave 3)
  • 1978 (01 Jul): Truncated to Jurong Int
  • 1981 (05 Jul): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Ter at Ang Mo Kio Ctrl 2
  • 1983 (10 Apr): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Int
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Temporary plied between Ang Mo Kio and Boon Lay when Boon Lay Int opened.
  • 1990 (07 Jul): Shortened to Clementi Int when Boon Lay MRT Station opened
  • 1995 (08 Jan): Extended to Hougang Central Int.
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
  • 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to Clementi Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2012 (26 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

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External Links & References:

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