SMRT NightRider NR6

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SMRT NightRider NR6 is an overnight bus route running from Resorts World Sentosa to Anchorvale Drive, passing through Bayfront, City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Little India, Boon Keng, Serangoon, Hougang and Sengkang.

Operating on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays, it is one of seven NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses.

^ SMRT Mercedes-Benz OC500LE (SMB35K) – NightRider NR6

Route Information
Route Resorts World Sentosa → Compassvale Drive (Blk 225A)
Passes Through Bayfront, City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Little India, Boon Keng, Serangoon, Hougang, Sengkang
Route Length 35.4km
Travelling Time 80mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet MAN NL323F
Any rigid bus
Shifts 6 departures from RWS
Departure Times from T1 Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
2335hrs – 0200hrs (the following day)
Frequency Uni-directional Service
0630-0830: —
0831-1659: —
1700-1930: —
After 1930: 29 mins

Route History

NightRider NR6 is a late-night service connecting the city areas of Resorts World, HarbourFront, Bayfront, City Hall, River Valley, Orchard and Little India with the residential estates of Boon Keng, Potong Pasir, Serangoon, Hougang and Sengkang. Operating only on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays (and special occasions if announced), the route shuttles late-night dwellers from the City to the residential estates outside the City.

Operating at a frequency of 29 minutes, six trips are operated from Resorts World Sentosa, departing at 2335hrs, 0004hrs, 0033hrs, 0102hrs, 0131hrs and 0200hrs.

Route specifications

The route has an short express sector along the AYE between Keppel Road and Bayfront. Most of the route follows major trunk roads from the cities to the housing estates. During festive periods such as Christmas Eve or New Years’ Eve, more departures and downroute buses will be added to cater for late-night dwellers. From the City to Hougang and parts of Sengkang, Nite Owl 6N offers faster journeys by plying the Central Expressway (CTE).

NightRider NR6 was introduced on 26th May 2000 by Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS). Originally a single-directional service from Marina Centre to Sengkang, it was later converted to bi-directional loop operation. The route was extended to HarbourFront in 2007, and subsequently to Resorts World Sentosa in 2010 to serve new integrated resorts. In 2014, the route was reverted back to a single-directional night service terminating at Sengkang.


Flat Fare: $4.50 (Cash / Ez-link card)
NightRider commuters who pay by ez-link card will enjoy a free transfer to another NightRider service within a stipulated time of 45mins. This is not applicable when transferring from an ordinary service to a NightRider service. Concessionary travel is not applicable.


This service uses any random rigid bus from Ang Mo Kio Depot, most commonly MAN NL323F buses.

Route Information:

Unidirectional Service

  1. Resorts World Sentosa (Basement)
    Sentosa Gateway
  2. Telok Blangah Rd (Vivo City)
    U-turn at Seam Im Rd junction
  3. Telok Blangah Rd (HarbourFront Stn)
  4. Telok Blangah Rd (opp Vivo City)
  5. Keppel Rd (Keppel DP Blk 517)
  6. Keppel Rd (opp Tg Pagar DP Blk F5)
    AYE (express)
    MCE (express)
    Ctrl Blvd (express)
  7. Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands MICE)
  8. Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Theatre)
  9. Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  10. Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
    Paterson Rd
  11. North Bridge Rd (St. Andrew’s Cathedral)
  12. North Bridge Rd (opp The Treasury)
  13. South Bridge Rd (Boat Quay)
    North Canal Rd
  14. Eu Tong Sen St (Clarke Quay Stn)
  15. River Valley Rd (Clarke Quay)
  16. River Valley Rd (Liang Ct)
  17. River Valley Rd (UE Sq)
  18. River Valley Rd (bef AA Ctr)
  19. River Valley Rd (The Morningside)
  20. River Valley Rd (aft ERC Inst)
  21. Hoot Kiam Rd (aft Zion Full Gospel Ch)
  22. Paterson Rd (Paterson Lodge)
  23. Orchard Rd (Tang Plaza)
  24. Orchard Rd (Lucky Plaza)
  25. Orchard Rd (opp Mandarin Orchard)
  26. Orchard Rd (Midpoint Orchard)
  27. Orchard Rd (Orchard Plaza)
  28. Orchard Rd (Concorde Hotel S’pore)
  29. Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn)
  30. Orchard Rd (Macdonald Hse)
  31. Prinsep St (Sch of The Arts)
  32. Selegie Rd (Peace Ctr)
  33. Selegie Rd (Selegie Ctr)
  34. Serangoon Rd (Tekka Ctr)
  35. Serangoon Rd (Broadway Hotel)
  36. Serangoon Rd (Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp)
  1. Serangoon Rd (Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp)
  2. Serangoon Rd (Sri Vadapathira K Tp)
  3. Serangoon Rd (Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp)
  4. Serangoon Rd (Boon Keng Stn)
  5. Serangoon Rd (opp Bendemeer Pr Sch)
  6. Serangoon Rd (St. Michael’s Pl)
  7. Upp Serangoon Rd (Leong Bee Ct)
  8. Upp Serangoon Rd (Potong Pasir Stn)
  9. Upp Serangoon Rd (Blk 103)
  10. Upp Serangoon Rd (aft Woodleigh Pk)
  11. Upp Serangoon Rd (Woodleigh Stn)
  12. Upp Serangoon Rd (bef Braddell Rd)
  13. Upp Serangoon Rd (aft Sommerville Rd)
  14. Upp Serangoon Rd (aft Wolskel Rd)
  15. Upp Serangoon Rd (S’goon Stn)
  16. Serangoon Ctrl (Blk 261)
  17. Yio Chu Kang Link (opp S’goon Swim Cplx)
  18. Yio Chu Kang Rd (bef St. Helier’s Ave)
  19. Yio Chu Kang Rd (aft S’goon Nth Ave 1)
  20. Yio Chu Kang Rd (Blk 133)
  21. Yio Chu Kang Rd (Blk 138)
  22. Yio Chu Kang Rd (opp Gracehaven S Army)
  23. Hougang Ave 9 (Hougang 1)
  24. Hougang Ave 9 (bet Blks 930/931)
  25. Hougang Ave 9 (Blk 917)
    Hougang St 61
  26. Hougang Ave 8 (Montfort Sch)
  27. Hougang Ave 8 (Blk 535)
  28. Hougang Ave 8 (Blk 436)
  29. Hougang Ave 10 (Blk 458)
  30. Punggol Rd (opp The Rivervale)
  31. Sengkang East Ave (Blk 101)
  32. Rivervale Dr (Blk 112)
  33. Rivervale Dr (opp Blk 121)
  34. Sengkang East Way (Blk 137)
  35. Sengkang East Way (Blk 128)
  36. Sengkang East Way (Blk 235)
  37. Sengkang East Way (Sengkang Stn)
  38. Sengkang East Way (Blk 325 CP)
  39. Anchorvale Link (Blk 319A)
  40. Anchorvale Dr (Blk 321 CP)
  41. Compassvale Dr (opp Blk 204 CP)
  42. Compassvale Dr (Blk 225A)

Operator History:

  • 2000 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

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



  • 2000 (26 May): Introduced as a unidirectional night service from Marina Centre to Sengkang
  • 2000 (18 Dec): Converted to Marina Centre – Compassvale Rd (Loop)
  • 2002: Extended to loop at Anchorvale Link
  • 2007 (21 Sep): Extended to HarbourFront Interchange
  • 2010 (29 Jan): Extended to Resorts World Sentosa
  • 2010 (07 May): Amended to ply Bayfront Ave, sering Marina Bay Sands
  • 2011 (16 Oct): Amended to serve Middle Rd, Selegie Rd & Prinsep St with the closure of Bencoolen St
  • 2013 (29 Dec): City-bound trips amended to Anson Rd, Robinson Rd and Marina Blvd due to change in road alignment after opening of MCE. with no change in bus stops
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Converted to unidirectional operation from Marina Centre to Sengkang due to low ridership. Revised departure times from 11:30pm and 2:00am, and City-bound return services will cease to operate.

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 2014: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2014.



SMRT Mercedes-Benz O405 Volgren (TIB958U) – NightRider NR6————————————————————————————————————————————

External Links & References:

  • TransitLink E-Guide
  • SGWiki – Buses

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