SBS Transit Bus Service 181

SBS Transit Bus Service 181 is a trunk route running from Boon Lay Interchange and looping at Jurong West Avenue 3, passing through Jurong West Street 64 and 75.

SBST Volvo Olympian 3-axle (SBS9303T) – Service 181

Route Information
Route Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↺ Jurong West Avenue 3  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Jurong West Street 64 / 75
Route Length 6.2km
Travelling Time 35 – 40 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
– Volvo Olympian
12-metre Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from T1 0600 – 0040 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 06 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 11 mins
1700-1930: 06 – 08 mins
After 1930: 07 – 12 mins
SBST Release Poster

SBST Release Poster

Route History

Service 181 primarily serves residents of Jurong West Neighbourhoods 7, 8 and Wenya estate (Neighbourhood 2) with connections to Boon Lay Interchange/MRT and Gek Poh Shopping Center. It incorporates a u-turn at the end of Jurong West Avenue 3, around Blk 276B.

Despite serving entirely within the Jurong West district, this route not classified as a feeder service, but rather as a trunk service, which may indicate a possible route extension or amendment in the future. During Eves of Public Holidays, last bus timings are extended to 1:15am to complement the extension of train operating hours.

Special Departures:

  • Jurong West Avenue 3 (Blk 276B)  Boon Lay
    Weekdays: 0514hrs, 0524hrs, 0533hrs, 0542hrs, 0551hrs, 0600hrs, 0608hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0544hrs, 0558hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0559hrs

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

Fleet: Service 181 operates on a diverse fleet comprising Volvo Olympian, Volvo B9TL, Scania K230UB and Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses.

Route Information:

Loop Service
  • Boon Lay Int
  • Jurong West St 75
  • Jurong West Ave 5
  • Jurong West Ave 3
  • Jurong West Ave 5
  • Jurong West St 75
  • Boon Lay Int
Service 181 at a glance

Service 181 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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



  • 2005 (09 Jan): Introduced by SBS Transit as a six-month trial service between Jurong West Neighhourhood 2 (Wenya estate) to the Gek Poh Ville Neighbourhood Centre and Boon Lay Interchange.
  • 2010 (18 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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