SMRT NightRider NR8

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SMRT NightRider NR8 is an overnight bus route running from Marina Centre Terminal to Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, passing through City Hall, Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard, Tanglin, Holland, Clementi and Bukit Batok Central.

Operating on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays, it is one of seven NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses.
^ SMRT MAN NG363F A24 (SMB8023S) – NightRider NR8

Route Information
Route Marina Centre Bus Terminal → Bukit Batok West Ave 5 (Blk 531)
Passes Through City Hall, Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard, Tanglin, Holland, Clementi, Bukit Batok Central
Route Length 24.6km
Travelling Time 60mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet Mercedes-Benz O405G

Any rigid/bendy bus
Shifts 6 departures from Marina Centre
Departure Times from T1 Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
2335hrs – 0200hrs (the following day)
Frequency Unidirectional Service
0630-0830: —
0831-1659: —
1700-1930: —
After 1930: 29 mins

Route History

NightRider NR8 is a late-night service connecting the city areas of Marina Centre, City Hall, River Valley and Orchard with the residential estates of Holland, Clementi, Bukit Batok and Bukit Gombak (Bukit Batok West). 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 Marina Centre, departing at 2335hrs, 0004hrs, 0033hrs, 0102hrs, 0131hrs and 0200hrs.

Route Specifications

The route follows major trunk roads for the most of its route. 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.


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 buses from Kranji Depot, most commonly Mercedes-Benz O405G and MAN NL323F buses. Currently, buses from Service 190 have scheduled crossovers to this service. During festive periods, more high-capacity bendy buses will be deployed.

Route Information:

Unidirectional Service

  1. Marina Centre Terminal
  2. Raffles Ave (Bef Temasek Ave)
  3. Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  4. Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
    Stamford Rd
  5. North Bridge Rd (St. Andrew’s Cathedral)
  6. North Bridge Rd (Opp The Treasury)
  7. South Bridge Rd (Boat Quay)
    North Canal Rd
  8. Eu Tong Sen St (Clarke Quay Stn)
  9. River Valley Rd (Clarke Quay)
  10. River Valley Rd (Liang Ct)
  11. River Valley Rd (UE Sq)
  12. River Valley Rd (Bef AA Ctr)
    Killiney Rd
  13. Somerset Rd (Somerset Stn)
    Grange Rd
    Orchard Link
  14. Orchard Turn (Opp Ngee Ann City)
  15. Orchard Blvd (Opp Orchard Stn)
  16. Orchard Blvd (opp Four Seasons Hotel)
  17. Orchard Blvd (Bef Tomlinson Rd)
  18. Grange Rd (Opp Trader’s Hotel)
  19. Napier Rd (British Council)
  20. Napier Rd (Opp S’pore Botanic Gdns)
  21. Holland Rd (Aft Min of Foreign Affairs)
  22. Holland Rd (CSC Dempsey Clubhouse)
  23. Holland Rd (Aft Peirce Rd)
  24. Holland Rd (Lien Twrs)
  25. Holland Rd (Aft Estoril Mans)
  26. Holland Ave (Holland Village Stn)
  27. Holland Ave (Blk 9)
  1. Commonwealth Ave (Opp Blk 43)
  2. Commonwealth Ave West (Buona Vista Stn)
  3. Commonwealth Ave West (Blk 19A CP)
  4. Commonwealth Ave West (SP SMA)
  5. Commonwealth Ave West (Dover Stn)
  6. Commonwealth Ave West (Opp Sch of Science & Tech)
  7. Commonwealth Ave West (Blk 410)
  8. Commonwealth Ave West (Opp Blk 329)
  9. Commonwealth Ave West (Clementi Stn)
  10. Commonwealth Ave West (Opp Blk 317)
  11. Commonwealth Ave West (Nan Hua Pr Sch)
  12. Commonwealth Ave West (Aft ITE West (Clementi))
  13. Toh Tuck Ave (Opp Ulu Pandan R.I. Plant)
  14. Toh Tuck Ave (Opp SMRT Ulu Pandan Depot)
  15. Bt Batok East Ave 3 (Opp Burgundy Hill)
  16. Bt Batok East Ave 3 (Opp Parkview Apts)
  17. Bt Batok East Ave 3 (Blk 290H)
  18. Bt Batok East Ave 3 (Keming Pr Sch)
  19. Bt Batok East Ave 3 (Blk 229)
  20. Bt Batok Ctrl (Blk 628)
  21. Bt Batok West Ave 2 (Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5)
  22. Bt Batok West Ave 2 (Opp Blk 305)
  23. Bt Batok West Ave 2 (Opp Blk 315)
  24. Bt Batok West Ave 4 (Blk 419)
  25. Bt Batok West Ave 7 (Opp Blk 336)
  26. Bt Batok West Ave 7 (HomeTeamNS)
  27. Bt Batok West Ave 5 (Opp Blk 347)
  28. Bt Batok West Ave 5 (Bt Gombak Stn)
  29. Bt Batok West Ave 5 (Blk 531)

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.



SMB156U – NightRider NR8 SMB105S – NightRider NR8
TIB989E – NightRider NR8  



  • 2000 (26 May): Introduced as a bidirectional night service between Bukit Batok Int and Bedok Int
  • 2003 (01 Jul): Route shortened to start from Marina Centre and loop at Bukit Batok. Deleted portion was replaced by NR7’s route amendment
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Converted to unidirectional operation from Marina Centre to Bukit Batok due to low ridership. Revised departure times from 11:35pm to 2:00am, and City-bound return services ceased to operate.

Past Routings:

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


External Links & References:

  • TransitLink E-Guide
  • SGWiki – Buses

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