SBS Transit is Singapore’s major public bus service operator. Operating convenient bus services all around Singapore, SBS Transit services also ply destinations that are less accessible, such as areas beyond the city centre and the heartlands. Most of their buses are equipped with air-conditioning and provides trunk, feeder, Express, Townlink and Premium services.
If you’re a night owl and would like to discover Singapore’s bustling nightlife, SBS Transit also provides special bus services called the Nite Owl, which operate on Fridays, Saturdays and the eve of Public Holidays.
Plus, if you have access to iris (Intelligent Route Information System) NextBus service, it’s highly unlikely to lose your way around Singapore. Offering bus arrival time estimation on a real time basis, the iris Journey Planner provides travel solutions by bus based on the cheapest fare, shortest walking distance or shortest travelling time. You can find both of these services at www.sbstransit.com.sg, and via GPRS and SMS on mobile devices.
Besides being Singapore’s first mass-rapid transit operator, SMRT also runs bus services primarily in the northern parts of Singapore. It shares a duopoly with SBS Transit as part of Singapore’s transport system. Similar to SBS Transit, it operates feeder, express and premium services.
SMRT also operates the popular NightRider service, which is a safe and affordable alternative transport option for commuters who spend weekends partying till late. The seven late night routes operate from the city to different housing estates of Singapore between 11:30 pm to 4 am.
Whether you travel with SBS Transit or SMRT, you can either use cash or purchase a stored value card, locally known as an ez-link card, from the TransitLink Ticket Office located at selected SMRT stations. Standard value tickets for single trips may also be purchased from General Ticketing Machines (GTMs) located at all SMRT stations. Visit www.smrt.com.sg for more details.