Premium Bus Service 556


Premium 556 has been withdrawn since 20 Jun 2016. More details at our new site, Land Transport Guru. Click here to continue.

Premium Bus Service 556 is a Premium service operated by Commute Solutions from Choa Chu Kang North 7 to Temasek Boulevard. The route passes through Choa Chu Kang Cres, CCK Street 52, CCK Way, Bukit Batok Road, AYE, Cecil Street and Marina Boulevard, operating one trip in the morning.

Commute Solutions has taken over the route from existing operator SBS Transit from 15 September 2014 onwards. SBS Transit’s last day of operations was on 12 Sep 2014.
King Long XMQ6117K (PC5488M) – Premium 556

Route Information
Route Choa Chu Kang North 7 (Blk 619) → Temasek Boulevard (Suntec Twr Two)
Passes Through CCK Cres / St 52 / Way, Bt Batok Rd, AYE, Cecil St, Marina Blvd
Route Length
Travelling Time 61mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Commute Solutions LLP
Departure Times from T1 0740 – 0740 (Weekdays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service


2008 (25 Feb): Introduced as a Premium Service from Choa Chu Kang North 7 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0745hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.60

2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.40

2009 (05 Oct): Amended to ply Cecil Street instead of Robinson Rd

2010 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60

2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80

2013 (26 Aug): Departure brought forward to 0740hrs to cater to heavy traffic conditions

2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.50

2014 (12 Sep): Last day of operations for SBS Transit

2014 (15 Sep): Operator transferred to Commute Solutions. Route amended to serve Marina Boulevard and Suntec City, skipping Fullerton Road.

Premium 556 serves the housing estates of Choa Chu Kang Neighborhoods 2, 4, 5 and 6 with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. It provides a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on the MRT or other bus routes to reach the city.

This service shares its catchment area with Premium 725 and Premium 590. By offering comparable fares and journey times, it continues to benefit from resident demand.

One trip is operated in the mornings, departing Choa Chu Kang North 7 (Blk 619) at 7:40am on weekdays.

Operating Days: Weekdays only. Does not operate on Weekends and Public Holidays.

Fare:  Flat fare of $4.50 by card and $5.00 by cash. Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.

Fleet: Operated with private buses from Commute Solutions LLP.

Route Information:

Choa Chu Kang North 7 (Bus stop outside Blk 619)

Choa Chu Kang Crescent (Bus stop outside Blk 681)

Choa Chu Kang Crescent (Bus stop opposite Blk 670)

Choa Chu Kang Drive (Bus stop opposite Yew Tee MRT Station)

Choa Chu Kang Street 52 (Bus stop outside Blk 563)

Choa Chu Kang Street 52 (Bus stop outside Blk 544)

Choa Chu Kang North 5 (Bus stop outside Blk 530)

Choa Chu Kang Way (Bus stop outside Blk 523)

Choa Chu Kang Way (Bus stop outside Blk 511A)

Choa Chu Kang Way (Bus stop between Blk 306/307)

Choa Chu Kang Way (Bus stop outside Blk 352)

Choa Chu Kang Way (Bus stop outside Blk 224)

Choa Chu Kang Way (Bus stop outside Blk 239)

Choa Chu Kang Way (Bus stop outside Blk 113)
Choa Chu Kang Road (Express)
Bukit Batok Road (Express)
Jurong Town Hall Road (Express)
AYE (Express)
Keppel Road (Express)

Anson Road (Bus stop outside International Plaza)

Cecil Street (Bus stop opposite GB Building)

Cecil Street (Bus stop outside Prudential Tower)

Marina Boulevard (Bus stop outside The Sail)

Marina Boulevard (Bus stop outside Marina Bay Financial Centre)

Temasek Avenue (Bus stop outside Centenial Tower)

Temasek Boulevard (Bus stop outside Suntec Tower Two)

Operator History:

2008 (25 Feb) – 2014 (12 Sep): SBS Transit Ltd

2014 (15 Sep) – Present: Commute Solutions LLP

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




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