SBS Transit Service 118


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SBS Transit Bus Service 118 is a trunk service plying between Punggol and Changi Business Park, via Tampines West. It is the fifty-second (52nd) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Service 118 has commenced operations on 20 Dec 2015, along with Changi Business Park Bus Terminal.

^ SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3519C) – Service 118

Route Information
Route Punggol Bus Interchange ↔ Changi Business Park Terminal 
Passes Through Punggol West, TPE, Tampines Ave 10/5/8/1, Simei Ave, Changi Biz Park
Route Length D1: 16.1km | D2: 16.3km
Traveling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
Route Package
Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Changi Bus Park (CGBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0545hrs – 2330hrs
Departure Times from T2 0545hrs – 2330hrs
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 12 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 12 – 15 mins
1700-1930: 15 – 15 mins
After 1930: 13 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 12 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 12 – 15 mins
1700-1930: 12 – 15 mins
After 1930: 13 – 15 mins


Service 118 connects the residential towns of Punggol and Tampines West with Changi Business Park, via the Tampines Expressway (TPE), Simei Avenue and Xilin Avenue. It is the fifty-first bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Prior to the launch of Service 118, existing Premium Services 593 and 744 also originate and terminate at both Punggol and Changi Business Park which operate during peak hours only and charge a $3 flat fare. Service 118 provides a cheaper alternative for Changi Business Park commuters.

The launch of Service 118 along with Service 47 also marks the start of operations of the new Changi Business Park Bus Terminal.

The route benefits commuters with improved connections between Punggol, Tampines West and Changi Business Park. Plying the TPE, Service 118 calls at the Tampines Expressway (Punggol Road) Bus Interchange, facilitating transfers to other bus services.

Service 118 also serves Temasek Polytechnic and ITE College East, providing additional connectivity to the students and staff there.

Service 118 will be part of the 25 routes that the Go Ahead Group will take over from SBS Transit under the Government Contracting Model – Loyang Bus Package.

Fares: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 118’s fleet comprises a majority fleet of Double-Decker Volvo B9TL buses, with one Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro.


First Day Observations:

Due to errors in scheduling, the first bus of Service 118 departed Punggol Interchange at 5:30am, while the published first bus timing was in fact at 5:45am. The last bus was also scheduled to depart both Punggol Interchange and Changi Business Park Terminal at 11:45pm, instead of the published 11:30pm timing. The scheduled last buses (11:45pm) were allowed to return to depot without performing its last trip as the previous scheduled trips at 11:30pm was the actual last buses.

Due to several issues with the IDFC system, the card readers could not deduct fares, and as such, Service 118 offered free rides for throughout the morning and most of the afternoon. In addition, several buses were not being programmed with the new Electronic Display Signage (EDS) codes. As a result, several BSEP buses were swapped out with non-BSEP buses which have the updated codes.

While several Volvo B9TL buses were swapped out in the morning for IDFC repair, single-deck Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses were also deployed, running a few trips before being taken out of service when Volvo B9TL buses returned from the depot.


Route Information:

From Punggol Temporary Interchange to Changi Business Park Terminal

Distance Road Bus Stop Name
0.0 Punggol Place Punggol Temporary Interchange
0.7 Punggol Central Block 264
1.1 Punggol Way Soo Teck Station
1.3   Twin Waterfalls
2.6 Tampines Expressway Aft Punggol Rd
6.6 Tampines Avenue 10 Aft Tampines Expressway
7.0   Opp HNS Micro Siltronic
7.4   Opp Tampines Dormitory
7.9   Bef Tampines Avenue 9
8.2   Bef Tampines Avenue 5
9.0 Tampines Avenue 8 Block 874
9.4   Springfield Secondary School
9.7 Tampines Avenue 1 Opp Temasek Polytechnic West Gate
10.0   Opp Temasek Polytechnic
10.4   Opp Temasek Polytechnic East Gate
10.9   Opp SAFRA Tampines
12.2 Simei Avenue Changi General Hospital
12.6   Opp Block 3012
13.1   ITE College East
13.9 Xilin Avenue Singapore Expo
14.4 Changi South Avenue 1 Opp Yusen Logistics
14.6 Changi South Avenue 2 Changi City Point
15.3 Changi Business Park Central 1 Honeywell Building
16.1 Changi South Avenue 1 Changi Business Park Terminal

From Changi Business Park Terminal to Punggol Temporary Interchange

Distance Road Bus Stop Name
0.0 Changi South Avenue 1 Changi Business Park Terminal
0.9 Changi Business Park Central 2 Aft Akzonobel
1.6 Changi South Avenue 2 Opp Changi City Point
1.8 Changi South Avenue 1 Yusen Logistics
2.3 Xilin Avenue Opp Singapore Expo
2.9 Simei Avenue Bef Upper Changi Road
3.3   Block 3012
3.7   Opp Changi General Hospital
5.0 Tampines Avenue 1 SAFRA Tampines
5.4   Temasek Polytechnic East Gate
5.9   Temasek Polytechnic
6.3   Temasek Polytechnic West Gate
6.7 Tampines Avenue 8 Opp Springfield Secondary School
7.2   Opp Block 871A
7.9 Tampines Avenue 10 Aft Tampines Avenue 5
8.2   Aft Tampines Avenue 9
8.8   Tampines Dormitory
9.2   Bef Tampines Industrial Avenue 5
9.5   Bef Tampines Expressway
13.5 Tampines Expressway Bef Punggol Rd
14.9 Punggol Way Aft Tampines Expressway
15.3   Soo Teck Station
15.6 Punggol Central Opp Block 264A
16.3 Punggol Place Punggol Temporary Interchange


Operator History:

  • 2015 – 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2016 (Q3) onwards: Go Ahead Group

Service 118 will be transferred to the Go Ahead Group from SBS Transit in Q3 2016 as part of the Government Contracting Model – Loyang Bus Package.



SBS3879M – Service 118 SBS6833A – Service 118



  • 2015 (20 Dec): Introduced under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), plying between Punggol and Changi Business Park via Tampines. Wheelchair accessible at launch.

Past Routings:

  • 2015: Launched with present routing. No significant route changes since 2015.


External Links:

  • TransitLink E-Guide


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6 thoughts on “SBS Transit Service 118

  1. Since 118 is introduce between Punggol & tampines,34 shall b revise on certain part of the route.As 858 is much faster & direct to airport from Punggol.20 mins only!

  2. Can the frequency be improved as there are so many poly n ite students boarding for this bus and not to mention those working in Changi Biz Park area. It is always so pack that we need to wait for 2nd or even 3rd bus before we could squeeze in. We can always hear the bus driver calling ” go inside please” ! How to? No space to squeeze.

  3. Frequency of Bus number 118 should be increased specially during office hours (8:00am to 10:00am). It is always late and frequency is very poor

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