SMRT Express Service 963R

SMRT Bus Service 963R is a weekend express route operating between Woodlands Regional Interchange and Resorts World Sentosa, passing through BKE, Petir Road, Hillview Ave, AYE and HarbourFront. Its parent route is 963 and has a express variant 963E.


^ SMRT MAN NL323F (SMB1425L) – Service 963R

Route Information
Route Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange  Resorts World Sentosa
Passes Through BKE, Petir Road, Hillview Ave, AYE, HarbourFront
Route Length 32.2km (D1) | 31.6km (D2)
Travelling Time 85mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet MAN NL323F
Departure Times from T1 0700 – 2200 (Saturdays, Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from T2 0830 – 2330 (Saturdays, Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 35 – 35 mins
0831-1659: 27 – 30 mins
1700-1930: 29 – 30 mins
After 1930: 30 – 32 mins
0630-0830: –
0831-1659: 26 – 30 mins
1700-1930: 29 – 29 mins
After 1930: 28 – 31 mins

Route History

Service 963R is an express bus service which operates on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Duplicating Service 963, the service connects the residential estates of Woodlands, Bukit Panjang, Hillview and Bukit Batok with Telok Blangah, HarbourFront and Resorts World Sentosa. The route skips selected stops along Service 963’s route, but otherwise follows a similar routing.

The route was introduced in Jan 2010, to compliment the opening of Resorts World Sentosa that year. High capacity articulated / double-deck buses are not deployed due to insufficient demand. Along with Service 188R and NightRider services, passengers are spared from Sentosa admission charges, and they provide a cheaper alternative to Service RWS8 for an inbound journey from HarbourFront. Passengers can board from 14129 Telok Blangah Rd (HarbourFront Stn).

Route Variants:

Fare: Charges fares for Express services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 963R′s fleet comprises MAN NL323F buses.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Woodlands Reg Int
  • Woodlands Ave 3
  • Bt Panjang Rd
  • Pending Rd
  • Petir Rd
  • Jelebu Rd
  • Bt Panjang Rd
  • Hillview Ave
  • Bt Batok East Ave 4
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
  • Commonwealth Ave West
  • Clementi Ave 6
  • Ayer Rajah Expressway
  • Alexandra Rd
  • Telok Blangah Rd
  • Sentosa Gateway
  • Resorts World Sentosa
  • Resorts World Sentosa
  • Sentosa Gateway
  • Telok Blangah Rd
  • Alexandra Rd
  • Ayer Rajah Expressway
  • Clementi Ave 6
  • Commonwealth Ave West
  • Bt Batok East Ave 3
  • Bt Batok East Ave 4
  •  Hillview Ave
  • Bt Panjang Rd
  • Jelebu Rd
  • Petir Rd
  • Pending Rd
  • Bt Panjang Rd
  • Woodlands Ave 3
  • Woodlands Reg Int
Express 963R at a glance

Express 963R at a glance

Operator History:

  • 2010 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

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

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Gallery:

SMRT Mercedes-Benz O405 (TIB488J) – Service 963R, with advert wrap for Nikon

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History:

  • 2010 (30 Jan): Introduced between Woodlands Int and Resorts World Sentosa. Operates from 7.00am to 10.00pm from Woodlands Regional Int and 8.30am to 10.30pm from Resorts World Sentosa and charges express fares.
  • 2015 (14 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

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External Links & References:

Back to Express Bus Services
Back to Bus Services list

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