SMRT Premium 599

Xing Sheng Transport Services will take over operations of Premium Bus Service 599 from SMRT Buses from 29 Aug 2016.

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SMRT Premium 599 is a Premium service operated by SMRT Buses from Hougang Street 51 to Shenton Way. The route passes through Serangoon North Ave 4, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Telok Ayer and Fullerton, operating one trip in the morning.

Route Information
Route Hougang Street 51 (Opp Hougang G. Shop Mall)
→ Shenton Way (opp MAS Building)
Passes Through Choa Chu Kang North 6/5, PIE, Orchard, Fullerton
Route Length 17.5km
Travelling Time 40mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Mercedes-Benz O405G
Shifts Kranji1 AM
Departure Times from T1 0745 – 0745 (Weekdays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service


  • 2008 (08 Sep): Introduced as a Premium Service from Hougang Street 51 → Shenton Way. Charges a flat fare of $4.00. One trip departing at 0745hrs.
  • 2009 (01 Apr): Fares brought down to $3.80
  • 2010 (01 Apr): Original fare of $4.00 reinstated
  • Late 2011?: Fares raised to $5.00
  • 2014 (04 Aug): Fare revision to $5.50

Premium 599 serves the housing estates of Hougang Neighborhoods 5, 6 and 9 and Serangoon Neighborhood 5 with bus connections to Telok Ayer and Shenton Way, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. The steep fares and cheaper alternatives make Premium 599 a more expensive alternative route to the city, but passengers get to enjoy the luxury benefits of Premium travel.

This service shares part of its catchment with Premium 574, also heading to Shenton Way, which charges $4.00 per trip. One trip is operated in the mornings, departing Hougang Street 51 (Opp Hougang Green Shopping Mall) at 7:45am on weekdays.

Operating Days: Weekdays only. Does not operate on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Fare: Flat fare of $5.50. Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable..

Fleet: Premium 599 operates on a Mercedes-Benz O405G from Ang Mo Kio Depot. The bus does one trip of 969 from Woodlands to Tampines before starting on Premium 599, under shift 167S151.

Route Information:

Direction 1 (towards Shenton Way) [AM Peak]

  1. Hougang Street 51 (Bus stop opposite Hougang Green Shopping Mall)
  2. Hougang Street 51 (Bus stop outside Blk 537)
  3. Hougang Avenue 4 (Bus stop outside Blk 687)
  4. Hougang Avenue 9 (Bus stop outside Blk 665)
  5. Hougang Avenue 9 (Bus stop outside Blk 946A)
  6. Hougang Avenue 9 (Bus stop outside Regentville)
  7. Serangoon North Avenue 4 (Bus stop outside Blk 504A Car Park)
  8. Serangoon North Avenue 4 (Bus stop outside Blk 530)
    Serangoon North AVenue 3 (Express)
  9. Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 (Bus stop opposite Daikin Singapore)
  10. Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 (Bus stop opposite Blk 5022)
    CTE (Express)
    Havelock Road (Express)
  11. Upper Pickering Street (Bus stop outside Hong Lim Park)
    Pickering Street (Express)
  12. Church Street (Bus stop outside OCBC Centre)
    Finlayson Green (Express)
  13. Shenton Way (Bus stop outside UIC Building)
  14. Shenton Way (Bus stop opposite Temasek Tower)
  15. Shenton Way (Bus stop opposite MAS Building)

Operator History:

  • 2008 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

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


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