SMRT Premium 530


The operator for Premium Bus Service 530 has changed since 29 August 2016.

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SMRT Premium 530 is a Premium service operated by SMRT Buses from River Valley Road to Shenton Way. The route passes through Clarke Quay and Church Street, operating two trips in the morning.

Route Information
Route River Valley Road (opp Valley Pt Condo) → Shenton Way (opp MAS Building)
Passes Through Clarke Quay, Church Street
Route Length 5.4km
Travelling Time 20mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet MAN NL323F
Departure Times from T1 0820 – 0835 (Weekdays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service


  • 2007 (30 Jul): Introduced as a Premium Service from River Valley Road → Shenton Way. Charges a flat fare of $3.00, with two morning peak departures at 0820hrs and 0835hrs.
  • ???? – Fare revision to $3.50
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revision to $4.50

Premium 530 serves the private estates and condominiums around River Valley with bus connections to Shenton Way, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. At the same time, SMRT Service 970 also offers connections between some parts of River Valley and Shenton Way, taking a slightly longer route. Demand for the route is in the moderate to high range due to the lack of alternative routes between River Valley and the Shenton Way commercial district.

At 5.4km, Premium 530 is one of the shortest Premium services to serve the Shenton Way corridor. The steep fares as compared to other Premium services indicate that the route is pitching itself against taxis and private modes of transport.

Fare: Flat fare of $4.50. Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Route Information:

River Valley Road (Bus stop opposite Valley Point Condominium)

River Valley Road (Bus stop outside Mutiara View)

River Valley Road (Opposite ERC Institute)

River Valley Road (Bus stop outside Airview Tower)

River Valley Road (Bus stop after AA Centre)

River Valley Road (Bus stop opposite Mohamed Sultan Road)

River Valley Road (Bus stop opposite Liang Court)

River Valley Road (Bus stop opposite Clarke Quay)
New Bridge Road (express)
Upp Pickering Street (express)

Church Street (Bus stop outside OCBC Centre)
Raffles Quay (express)

Shenton Way (Bus stop outside UIC Building)

Shenton Way (Bus stop opposite Temasek Tower)

Shenton Way (Bus stop opposite MAS Building)


External Links:


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