SBS Transit Service 89e


SBS Transit Service 89e is a Fast Forward route between Hougang Central and Changi Airfreight Center, passing through Sengkang, TPE, Loyang Avenue and Nicoll Drive, with an express sector on the PIE between Punggol Road and Loyang Avenue. Its parent route is Service 89.

Route Information
Route AM Peak:
Hougang Central Bus Interchange → Airport Cargo Road (SATS Cargo Terminal)
PM Peak:
Airline Road (3rd Cargo Agents) → Hougang Central Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Sengkang, TPE, Loyang Avenue, Nicoll Drive
Route Length 22.3km (D1) | 21.9km (D2)
Travelling Time 60mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B10M Mark IV
Volvo Olympian
Volvo B9TL
Shifts Weekdays: 5S
Departure Times from T1 0650 – 0735 (Weekdays, Five trips)
Departure Times from T2 1751 – 1839 (Weekdays, Five trips)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 11 – 12 mins 1700-1930: 12 mins


  • 2005 (19 Sep): Introduced between Hougang Ctrl Int and Changi Airport Cargo Complex to provide a faster travel between places where there is a high demand by calling at fewer stops.
  • 2009 (23 Feb): PM Peak trips start from Airline Road (3rd Cargo Agents)
  • 2014 (24 Aug): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along the slip road of Tampines Expressway near Punggol Flyover
  • 2015 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Service 89e is the fast-forward variant of Service 89 and charges express fares. The service offers faster connections between the residential estates of Hougang and Sengkang with the industrial estates at Loyang and the Changi Airfreight Centre.

The route skips Pasir Ris completely, and only calls at selected stops along Loyang Ave. It does not call at any stops along Nicoll Drive.

Changi Airfreight Centre:

Changi Airfreight Centre (formerly Changi Airport Cargo Complex) is a restricted area and only staff with valid passes are allowed to enter. Auxiliary police officers will board the bus to check for staff passes at the Police Pass Office along Airline Road. Visitors who do not have a pass are to alight from the bus.

Route Variants:

  • SBS Transit Trunk Service 89

Fare: Charges express fares. See Fare Table.

Fleet: Service 89e′s fleet comprises of Volvo B9TL Wrights, Volvo Olympians and Volvo B10M MkIVs.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Hougang Central Int
  • Hougang Ave 10
  • Punggol Rd
  • Sengkang East Ave
  • Compassvale Rd
  • Compassvale St
  • Punggol Rd
  • TPE
  • Loyang Ave
  • Telok Paku Rd
  • Airline Rd
  • Airport Cargo Rd
  • Airline Rd
  • Airport Cargo Rd
  • Airline Rd
  • Nicoll Dr
  • Telok Paku Rd
  • Loyang Ave
  • TPE
  • Punggol Rd
  • Compassvale St
  • Compassvale Rd
  • Sengkang East Ave
  • Punggol Rd
  • Hougang Ave 10
  • Hougang Central Int

Operator History:

  • 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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


External Links:

  • TransitLink E-Guide



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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Service 89e

  1. I had been waited for nearly 45mins at Changing airfreight centre for 89e from 1810hrs to 1850hrs but no bus ..

    Is 89e operate on new year eve ?

    • Dear Henry,

      Service 89e operated from 1pm to 2pm for its return trip during Christmas and New Year. Do refer to the press release located on the bus stop pole.

      Public Transport SG @ WordPress Admin Team

  2. Please consider operating 89e on an hourly basis . In the alternative have a sbs express service from Hougang Central to Changi Village via Tampines Road , KPE , TPE , Loyang to Changi Village .I am sure this would be a very popular route for those going to Changi village especially over the week ends for recreation purposes.

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