SBS Transit Nite Owl 5N

FSBS Transit Nite Owl 5N is a unidirectional overnight route running from Marina Centre to Jurong West, passing through City Hall, Clarke Quay, Zion Road, Orchard Road, Farrer Road, Clementi, Jurong East and Jurong West. It is one of six Nite Owl routes operated by SBS Transit.

^ SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6328S) – Nite Owl 5N

Route Information
Route Marina Centre Bus Terminal → Jurong West St 92 (Blk 924)
Passes Through City Hall, Clarke Quay, Zion Road, Orchard Road, Farrer Road, Clementi, Jurong East, Jurong West
Route Length 38.8km
Travelling Time 90mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0000 – 0200 (Fridays, Saturdays, eves of Public Holidays)
Frequency Uni-directional Service
0630-0830: —
0831-1659: —
1700-1930: —
After 1930: 40 – 40 mins

Route History

Nite Owl 5N connects the city areas of Marina Centre, City Hall, River Valley and Orchard with Farrer and the estates of Clementi, Jurong East and Jurong West. This service only operates on Fridays, Saturdays, eves of Public Holidays, with four trips on regular operating days.

The route has an express sector along Bukit Timah Rd (after Little India MRT) to Farrer Road,. It also does not call at selected bus stops along Holland Rd, Ulu Pandan Rd, Commonwealth Ave West and Boon lay Way.

During festive periods such as Christmas Eve or New Years’ Eve, operating hours are extended to 4am to cater for late-night dwellers.


Card/Cash Fares for Nite Owl Services:
Between City and HDB towns
Between HDB towns
Within HDB Town
Child (card) Free Free
Student $2.10 $0.85
Adult, PWD*, WTCS** $4.40 $1.70
Senior Citizen $3.20 $1.25
*PWD = Persons with Disabilities
** WTCS = WorkFare Transport Concession Scheme cardholders

Bus concession passes are not applicable for Nite Owl services.
This service charges flat fares; distance-based fares not applicable.


Nite Owl 5N uses Scania K230UBs or Mercedes-Benz Citaros from Soon Lee Bus Park. They perform supplementary trips on Express 502 before performing 5N.

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. Mohd Sultan Rd (Aft Unity St)
  13. Havelock Rd (Hotel Miramar)
  14. Havelock Rd (Holiday Inn Atrium)
  15. Zion Rd (The Boys’ Brigade HQ)
  16. Zion Rd (Opp Great World City)
  17. Hoot Kiam Rd (Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch)
  18. Paterson Rd (Paterson Lodge)
  19. Orchard Rd (Lucky Plaza)
  20. Orchard Rd (Midpoint Orchard)
  21. Orchard Rd (Concorde Hotel S’pore)
  22. Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn)
  23. Prinsep St (Sch of The Arts)
  24. Selegie Rd (Peace Ctr)
  25. Selegie Rd (Selegie Ctr)
  26. Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn)
    Bt Timah Rd (express)
  27. Farrer Rd (Opp Lutheran Twrs)
  28. Farrer Rd (Opp St. Margaret’s Sec Sch)
  29. Farrer Rd (Opp Farrer Rd Stn)
  30. Farrer Rd (Spanish Village)
  31. Farrer Rd (Opp Tulip Gdn)
  32. Holland Rd (Aft Estoril Mans)
  33. Holland Rd (Holland Village)
    Holland Rd (express)
    Ulu Pandan Rd (express)
    Clementi Rd (express)
  1. Clementi Ave 2 (Blk 355)
  2. Commonwealth Ave West (Opp Blk 329)
  3. Commonwealth Ave West (Clementi Stn)
  4. Commonwealth Ave West (Opp Blk 317)
  5. Commonwealth Ave West (Nan Hua Pr Sch)
    Commonwealth Ave West (express)
    Boon Lay Way (express)
  6. Jurong East Ctrl (Blk 209)
  7. Jurong East Ave 1 (Blk 239)
  8. Jurong East Ave 1 (Blk 229)
  9. Jurong East Ave 1 (Parc Oasis)
  10. Jurong East Ave 1 (Blk 347)
  11. Jurong East Ave 1 (Opp Jurong Polyclinic)
  12. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 490)
  13. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 463)
  14. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 457)
  15. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 502)
  16. Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 536)
    Corporation Rd (express)
  17. Boon Lay Ave (Blk 213)
  18. Boon Lay Ave (Blk 185)
  19. Boon Lay Ave (River Valley High Sch)
  20. Jln Boon Lay (Opp Blk 695)
  21. Jurong West St 64 (Blk 662D)
  22. Jurong West St 63 (Blk 662A)
  23. Jurong West St 63 (Blk 658C)
  24. Jurong West St 61 (Opp Jurong West Pr Sch)
  25. Jurong West St 61 (Blk 639)
  26. Jurong West Ave 4 (Blk 717)
  27. Jurong West St 72 (West Grove Pr Sch)
  28. Jurong West St 72 (Blk 729)
  29. Jurong West Ave 5 (Blk 715)
  30. Jurong West Ave 5 (Blk 710)
  31. Jurong West St 91 (Blk 962)
  32. Jurong West St 91 (Blk 932)
  33. Jurong West St 91 (Blk 920)
  34. Jurong West St 92 (Blk 924)

  • City
  • HDB Town 1
  • HDB Town 2
  • HDB Town 3
  • HDB Town 4

Different fares apply within HDB towns and between HDB towns

Nite Owl 5N at a glance.  Click for larger image.

Nite Owl 5N at a glance. Click for larger image.

Operator History:

  • 2006 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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



SBS8995C – Nite Owl 5N



  • 2006 (22 Dec): Introduced as a unidirectional night service from Marina Centre to Yishun to replace Nite Owl 174M
  • 2008 (31 Oct): Route extension to cover lost sectors after the withdrawal of Nite Owl 8N. Amended to ply Jurong West Avenue 1, Boon Lay Ave, Jln Boon Lay, Jurong West St 64/St 63/St 61/Ave 4/St 72/Ave 5/St 91/St 92 instead of Jurong West St 41/52/42.


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