Bus Service 190/A (SMRT Buses Ltd)

Updated 1 January 2017 – Opening of PTWebSG.Wordpress

Bus Service 190 is a trunk route between Choa Chu Kang and New Bridge Road, via Teck Whye, Bukit Panjang, Stevens, Orchard, Clarke Quay and Chinatown. It incorporates an express secotr on the BKE and PIE, making it a highly popular route between Choa Chu Kang and the City.

Service 190 Information

RouteWheelchair-accessible

Choa Chu Kang Interchange – New Bridge Road Terminal

New Bridge Road Terminal – Choa Chu Kang Interchange

Operator

SMRT Buses Limited

Departure Times

Weekdays: 0550 – 2330

Saturdays: 0550 – 2330

Sundays and Public Holidays: 0550 – 2330

Weekdays: 0600 – 2330

Saturdays: 0600 – 2330

Sundays and Public Holidays: 0630 – 2330

Frequency

0630 – 0830: 2 – 6 mins

0831 – 1659: 4 – 8 mins

1700 – 1900: 4 – 8 mins

1901 – 0629 (+1): 10 – 14 mins

0630 – 0830: 5 – 13 mins

0831 – 1659: 4 – 7 mins

1700 – 1900: 4 – 6 mins

1901 – 0629 (+1): 4 – 7 mins

Fares: Service 190 charges regular Basic Bus Service Distance fares.

Service 190 is a major trunk service connecting Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Panjang with Orchard, Clarke Quay and Chinatown in the City. Much of its route are express sectors to provide a highly convenient link, resulting in frequent overcrowding.

Service 190 is among the most patronised services in Singapore. It encounters high demand throughout the day and much higher during peak hours. This is partially owing to the lack and undercoverage of bus services that link Choa Chu Kang and Teck Whye to the City. Additionally, commuters choose this direct route over the MRT network, avoiding the hassle of multiple transfers.

During peak hours, weekdays or weekends, difficulty boarding this service is common. If such happens, commuters may consider Services 171, 700/A or 972 as alternative services to the City, or they may choose to wait a few minutes longer as bus bunching is common with short headway between buses.

No boarding is allowed at New Bridge Road Terminal. Please proceed to Eu Tong Sen Street, after Hospital Drive to board.

Service 190 Route Information:

DIRECTION 1
Distance (km) Bus Stop
Code
Road / Bus Stop Description
Choa Chu Kang Loop
0.0  44009  • Choa Chu Kang Int
Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
0.4  44539  • Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall
Choa Chu Kang Dr
0.9  44399  • Opp Blk 210
Teck Whye Ave
1.2  44299  • Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
1.5  44289  • Blk 6
1.9  44279  • Blk 157
Choa Chu Kang Rd
2.3  44141  • Phoenix Stn
Bt Panjang Rd
2.8  44251  • Blk 604
3.2  44241  • Opp Lompang Rd
3.7  44231  • Zhenghua Pr Sch
4.4  44261  • Blk 270
BKE
* Express
PIE
* Express
Whitley Rd
14.1  40239  • Aft Tanglin CC
Stevens Rd
14.5  40229  • Stevens Ct
14.8  40219  • Bef Met YMCA
15.2  40209  • The Pines
15.7  40199  • Opp Raffles Girls’ Sch
Scotts Rd
16.4  09219  • Far East Plaza
Orchard Rd
16.8  09047  • Tang Plaza
17.3  09037  • Opp Mandarin Orchard
18.0  08138  • Concorde Hotel S’pore
18.4  08057  • Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Bras Basah Rd
18.9  08069  • Rendezvous Hotel S’pore
Victoria St
19.4  04159  • Aft Chijmes
Hill St
19.7  04149  • Grand Park City Hall
20.0  04229  • High St Ctr
New Bridge Rd
20.2  04239  • Clarke Quay Stn
20.5  05059  • Hong Lim Pk
20.7  05049  • Chinatown Pt
21.1  05039  • New Bridge Ctr
21.4  05019  • Opp Pearl’s Ctr
Eu Tong Sen St
22.0  10589  • New Bridge Rd Ter
DIRECTION 2
Distance (km) Bus Stop
Code
Road / Bus Stop Description
Eu Tong Sen St
0.0  10017  • Aft Hosp Dr
0.5  05012  • Pearl’s Ctr
1.1  05022  • People’s Pk Ctr
1.6  04222  • Clarke Quay Stn
Hill St
1.9  04223  • Old Hill St Police Stn
2.3  04143  • Stamford Ct
Stamford Rd
2.6  04121  • SMU
Orchard Rd
2.9  08041  • YMCA
Penang Rd
3.2  08031  • Dhoby Ghaut Stn
3.7  08111  • Winsland Hse
Somerset Rd
4.0  08121  • Somerset Stn
Grange Rd
* Non Stop
Orchard Link
* Non Stop
Orchard Turn
4.7  09011  • Opp Ngee Ann City
5.0  09023  • Orchard Stn
Scotts Rd
5.7  09213  • Thong Teck Bldg
Stevens Rd
6.5  40191  • Raffles Girls’ Sch
6.9  40201  • Chelsea Gdn Condo
7.3  40211  • Opp Met YMCA
7.5  40221  • Opp Stevens Ct
Whitley Rd
7.9  40231  • Raffles Town Club
PIE
* Express
BKE
* Express
Bt Panjang Rd
17.2  44269  • Blk 223
17.8  44239  • Opp Zhenghua Pr Sch
18.2  44249  • Blk 174
18.6  44259  • Blk 183
Choa Chu Kang Rd
19.3  44149  • Opp Phoenix Stn
Teck Whye Ave
19.6  44271  • Bet Blks 13/14
20.0  44281  • Blk 8
20.3  44291  • Opp Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
Choa Chu Kang Dr
20.7  44391  • Aft Blk 202
Choa Chu Kang Loop
21.7  44009  • Choa Chu Kang Int

Short Trips:

Service Number

Route (Service 190)

Day

Operating Schedule

190A

Choa Chu Kang Int – Orchard Rd, Dhoby Ghaut Stn

Weekdays

AM Peak

Downroute Departures:

Route (Service 190)

Day

Operating Schedule

Bukit Panjang Road, Blk 604 – New Bridge Rd Ter

Weekdays

0545 and AM Peak

Weekends

0600

Bukit Panjang Rd, Blk 223 – Choa Chu Kang Int

Daily

0600 until first bus from New Bridge Rd arrives

Weekdays

Afternoon

Orchard Rd, YMCA – Choa Chu Kang Int

Weekdays

PM Peak

Weekends

Night

Somerset Rd, Somerset Stn – Choa Chu Kang Int

Weekdays

PM Peak

Weekends

Night

Route History:

Before 1 Jan 2017 – Please refer to SGWiki.

Credits:

Transitlink e-Guide

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