SMRT Bus Service 167

 Bus Service 167 was amended to Esplanade Dr from 01 May 2016. More details at our new site, Land Transport Guru. Click Here to continue.



SMRT Bus Service 167 is a trunk route between Sembawang Interchange and Bukit Merah Interchange, passing through Camberra Link, Sembawang Road, Upper Thomson, Thomson, Newton, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, Connaught Drive / St Andrews Road, Shenton Way, Cantonment Road and Jalan Bukit Merah.

SMRT Mercedes-Benz O405 (TIB480E) – Service 167, with advert wrap for Singapore Cable Car

Route Information
Route Sembawang Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Canberra Link, Sembawang Rd, Thomson, Newton, Dhoby Ghaut, Shenton Way, Cantonment Rd, Jln Bukit Merah
Route Length 30.5km (D1) | 30.2km (D2)
Travelling Time 95mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE

Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– MAN NL323F

Departure Times from Sembawang 0530 – 2330 (Weekdays, Saturday)
0545 – 2330 (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from Bt Merah 0545 – 2345 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0600 – 2345 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 15 mins
1700-1930: 14 – 17 mins
After 1930: 14 – 17 mins
0630-0830: 12 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 10 mins
After 1930: 14 – 15 mins

Route History

Service 167 is an inter-town trunk route connects housing estates around Sembawang, Yishun and Bukit Merah, and the suburban areas of Upper Thomson and Thomson, with connections to the City areas of Novena, Orchard Road, Padang and Shenton Way. Along with Service 980, it serves the full stretch of Upper Thomson Road and connects to the city, and compliments Service 196 between Bukit Merah and the Shenton Way commercial district.

Demand for this route remains moderate to low throughout the day owing to the presence of duplicate routes and low-density developments along much of its route. However, peak hour demand is high especially between Sembawang and the City.

Formerly a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) route since the 1970s, the route was transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 1983 and has been operated by SMRT ever since. High capacity articulated / double-deck buses are not deployed due to insufficient demand.

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

Fleet: Service 167′s fleet comprises of a majority of MAN NL323F buses, with smaller numbers of Mercedes-Benz OC500LE and Citaro buses.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Sembawang Int
  • Canberra Rd
  • Canberra Link
  • Sembawang Rd
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Newton Rd
  • Scotts Rd
  • Orchard Rd
  • Bras Basah Rd
  • Connaught Dr
  • Collyer Quay
  • Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
  • Cantonment Link
  • Cantonment Rd
  • Neil Rd
  • Kg Bahru Rd
  • Jln Bt Merah
  • Bt Merah Int
  • Bt Merah Int
  • Jln Bt Merah
  • Kg Bahru Rd
  • Eu Tong Sen St
  • Cantonment Rd
  • Anson Rd
  • Cecil St
  • Fullerton Rd
  • St. Andrew’s Rd
  • Stamford Rd
  • Orchard Rd
  • Penang Rd
  • Somerset Rd
  • Orchard Turn
  • Scotts Rd
  • Newton Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Sembawang Rd
  • Canberra Link
  • Canberra Rd
  • Sembawang Int
Service 167 at a glance

Service 167 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1970s – 1973: United Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 1983: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 1983 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

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



  • 1971 (11 Apr): Original route between Her Majesty’s (HM) Royal Dockyard (Rotherham Gate) in Admiralty and New Bridge Rd, operating as Service 160A
  • 1974 (03 Feb): Renumbered to Service 167
  • 1976: Amended to Admiralty Rd West Ter and Tanjong Pagar Ter (Lim Teck Kim Rd)
  • 1980: Amended to Anson Rd Ter and Sebawang Road
  • 1983 (03 Apr): Handed to TIBS
  • 1985 (13 Jan): Extended to World Trade Centre Ter
  • 1992 (20 Sep): Extended to Sembawang Rd End Ter (to replace withdrawn 161) and Bukit Merah Int (to replace withdrawn 850).
  • 2001 (11 Feb): Amended serve Canberra Link & Canberra Rd before continuing to Sembawang Rd.
  • 2005 (20 Nov): Shortened to Sembawang Int. New service 882 to replace lose sectors to Sembawang Rd End from Sembawang.
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Calls at Orchard Stn along Orchard Turn instead of Orchard Blvd
  • 2012 (15 Nov): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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