Bus Service 188/E/R (SMRT Buses Ltd)

Updated 1 January 2017 – Opening of PTWebSG.Wordpress

Bus Service 188 is a trunk route between Choa Chu Kang and Harbourfront, via Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Batok, Toh Guan, Clementi, Ayer Rajah, Pasir Panjang and Telok Blangah. Two express route variants are operated, namely Services 188E and 188R.

Service 188E operates only during the AM Peak unidirectionally from Choa Chu Kang to Harbourfront. Unlike its parent service, it skips Telok Blangah.

Service 188R is a weekend express route variant. It operates bidirectionally between Choa Chu Kang and Resorts World Sentosa. It skips Telok Blangah and serves Harbourfront.

Service 188 Information

RouteWheelchair-accessible

Choa Chu Kang Interchange – Harbourfront Interchange

Harbourfront Interchange – Choa Chu Kang Interchange

Operator

SMRT Buses Limited

Departure Times

Weekdays: 0530 – 2300

Saturdays: 0530 – 2300

Sundays and Public Holidays: 0530 – 2300

Weekdays: 0600 – 2330

Saturdays: 0600 – 2330

Sundays and Public Holidays: 0630 – 2330

Frequency

0630 – 0830: 4 – 10 mins

0831 – 1659: 5 – 16 mins

1700 – 1900: 6 – 15 mins

1901 – 0629 (+1): 13 – 15 mins

0630 – 0830: 10 – 16 mins

0831 – 1659: 7 – 16 mins

1700 – 1900: 6 – 9 mins

1901 – 0629 (+1): 8 – 14 mins

Service 188E Information

RouteWheelchair-accessible

Choa Chu Kang Interchange – Harbourfront Interchange

Operator

SMRT Buses Limited

Departure Times

Weekdays: 0708 – 0723

Saturdays: No operation

Sundays and Public Holidays: No operation

Frequency

15 mins

Service 188R Information

RouteWheelchair-accessible

Choa Chu Kang Interchange – Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa – Choa Chu Kang Interchange

Operator

SMRT Buses Limited

Departure Times

Weekdays: No operation

Saturdays: 0700 – 2200

Sundays and Public Holidays: 0700 – 2200

Weekdays: No operation

Saturdays: 0830 – 2330

Sundays and Public Holidays: 0830 – 2330

Frequency

0630 – 0830: 35 mins

0831 – 1659: 30 – 35 mins

1700 – 1900: 31 – 33 mins

1901 – 0629 (+1): 27 – 31 mins

0831 – 1659: 28 – 33 mins

1700 – 1900: 30 – 32 mins

1901 – 0629 (+1): 30 – 33 mins

Fares: Service 188 charges regular Basic Bus Service Distance fares while Services 188E/R charge Express Distance fares.

Service 188 is an inter-town service linking Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Batok, Toh Tuck, Pasir Panjang and Harbourfront. Popular sectors include between Choa Chu Kang Town Centre and Bukit Batok for its inter-town connections as well as from Toh Tuck and Bukit Batok to Pasir Panjang and vice versa, connecting industries in Pasir Panjang to housing estates in the North.

Demand is moderate during the off-peak hours but high during peak periods.

Service 188E provides faster means of travel for residents of Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Batok, Jurong East and Clementi to the National University of Singapore, Pasir Panjang and Harbourfront by skipping selected bus stops and by incorporating an express sector along West Coast Highway instead of Pasir Panjang Road. Additionally, buses will ply the Ayer Rajah Expressway after Toh Guan Road instead of Boon Lay Way.

Two trips are operated during weekday morning peak hours only. This is one of three express route variants operated by SMRT Buses, the others being services 854E and 963E.

Service 188R duplicates Service 188, providing express connections from residential estates of Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East and Bukit Batok to Telok Blangah, Harbourfront and Resorts World Sentosa, and vice versa. It operates only during weekends and public holidays.

Service 188R incorporates a long express sector along Ayer Rajah Expressway between Jurong Town Hall and Telok Blangah, but does not call at any stops, skipping Pasir Panjang and Clementi entirely. This allows for quick connections from housing areas in Western Singapore to Harbourfront and Sentosa Island.

Passengers on Service 188R, along with Service 963R and NightRider services, are spared of Sentosa admission charges, therefore providing a cheaper alternative to Service RWS8 for a journey from Harbourfront. To do so, head to Harbourfront Station on Telok Blangah Road to board this service.

Service 188 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 Way
0.4  44461  • Blk 352
0.7  44451  • Blk 224
1.1  44441  • Blk 239
1.5  44121  • Blk 113
Bt Batok Rd
2.2  44159  • Bt Batok Fire Stn
2.7  44169  • Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok West Ave 5
3.1  43529  • Opp Bt Batok Driving Ctr
Bt Batok West Ave 7
3.5  43641  • Opp HomeTeamNS
3.8  43831  • Blk 334
Bt Batok West Ave 4
4.0  43491  • Blk 331
Bt Batok West Ave 2
4.5  43481  • Blk 315
4.8  43471  • Blk 306
5.1  43461  • Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok West Ave 3
5.6  43401  • Bt Batok Polyclinic
Bt Batok West Ave 6
6.0  43321  • Opp Blk 144
6.4  43371  • Blk 109
Bt Batok Ave 1
6.7  43699  • Blk 298
Jurong East Ctrl
7.1  28629  • Blk 266
Toh Guan Rd
7.3  28631  • Opp Blk 288D
7.6  28641  • Blk 284
8.2  28651  • Opp IMM Bldg
Boon Lay Way
8.8  28049  • Opp The Synergy
9.2  28039  • Aft Boon Lay Sub Stn
9.5  28029  • Bef Toh Tuck Ave
C’wealth Ave West
10.1  28019  • Aft Toh Tuck Ave
10.7  20109  • Blk 203
Clementi Ave 6
11.1  17051  • Blk 436
AYE
11.6  20019  • Blk 431
11.9  17149  • Blk 426
12.3  17139  • Aft Clementi Swim Cplx
Clementi Rd
12.9  17191  • NUS High Sch
13.6  16159  • NUS Fac of Engrg
13.9  16149  • NUS Fac of Architecture
14.2  16139  • Bef Kent Ridge Ter
Pasir Panjang Rd
14.7  16089  • Aft Clementi Rd
14.9  16079  • Bef Pasir Panjang PO
15.2  16069  • Heng Mui Keng Terr
15.5  16059  • Jamiyah Halfway Hse
15.7  16049  • Westvale
15.9  16039  • S’pore Science Pk II
16.2  16029  • Gloria Man
16.7  16019  • Haw Par Villa Stn
16.9  16209  • Opp Barossa Gdns
17.2  15229  • Opp Redwood West
17.4  15219  • Pasir View Pk
17.8  15209  • Opp PSA Wharves G3
18.1  15199  • Opp Currency Hse
18.6  15169  • Harbourside Ind Bldg 2
18.8  15159  • Mapletree Business City
19.1  15149  • PSA Bldg
Telok Blangah Rd
19.5  14189  • Aft Alexandra Rd
19.8  14179  • Yeo’s Bldg
20.2  14169  • Opp Telok Blangah Stn
20.7  14159  • Bef Chr Community Chapel
21.1  14139  • Bef Seah Im Rd
Seah Im Rd
21.5  14009  • HarbourFront Int
DIRECTION 2
Distance (km) Bus Stop
Code
Road / Bus Stop Description
Seah Im Rd
0.0  14009  • HarbourFront Int
Telok Blangah Rd
0.4  14131  • Caribbean at Keppel Bay
0.9  14151  • Opp Chr Community Chapel
1.3  14161  • Telok Blangah Stn
1.7  14171  • Opp Yeo’s Bldg
Pasir Panjang Rd
2.4  15141  • Opp PSA Bldg
2.7  15151  • Bayanihan Ctr
2.9  15161  • Pasir Panjang Ctr
3.4  15191  • Pasir Panjang Stn
3.7  15201  • Aft PSA Wharves G3
4.3  15221  • Redwood West
4.6  16201  • Barossa Gdns
4.9  16011  • Opp Haw Par Villa Stn
5.4  16021  • Opp Gloria Man
5.7  16031  • Opp S’pore Science Pk II
5.9  16041  • Opp The Longhouse
6.2  16051  • The Crystal Tabernacle Ch
6.4  16061  • Opp Heng Mui Keng Terr
6.7  16071  • Opp Pasir Panjang PO
7.0  16081  • Aft Palm Green Condo
Clementi Rd
7.4  16131  • Opp Kent Ridge Ter
7.7  16141  • Tentera Diraja Mque
8.0  16151  • The Japanese Pr Sch
AYE
8.6  17121  • Blk 610
9.1  17131  • Clementi Flyover
9.5  17141  • Clementi Stadium
Clementi Ave 6
10.4  17059  • Regent Pk
C’wealth Ave West
10.8  20101  • Nan Hua Pr Sch
11.4  28011  • Aft ITE West (Clementi)
Boon Lay Way
11.9  28021  • Aft Toh Tuck Ave
12.3  28031  • Bef The Synergy
12.7  28041  • The Synergy
Toh Guan Rd
13.3  28659  • IMM Bldg
14.0  28649  • Blk 286A
14.3  28639  • Blk 288E
Jurong East Ctrl
14.5  28621  • Blk 241
Bt Batok Ave 1
15.0  43691  • Blk 190
Bt Batok West Ave 6
15.4  43379  • Blk 185
15.7  43329  • Blk 146
Bt Batok West Ave 3
16.1  43409  • Opp Blk 127
Bt Batok West Ave 2
16.7  43469  • Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
17.0  43479  • Opp Blk 305
17.3  43489  • Opp Blk 315
Bt Batok West Ave 4
17.7  43499  • Blk 419
Bt Batok West Ave 7
18.1  43839  • Opp Blk 336
18.4  43649  • HomeTeamNS
Bt Batok West Ave 5
18.7  43521  • Bt Batok Driving Ctr
Bt Batok Rd
19.2  44161  • Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
19.7  44151  • Opp Bt Batok Fire Stn
Choa Chu Kang Way
20.3  44129  • Opp Blk 113
20.7  44449  • Opp Blks 237/239
21.1  44459  • Blk 277
21.4  44469  • Blk 414
Choa Chu Kang Loop
21.9  44009  • Choa Chu Kang Int

Service 188E 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 Way
0.4  44461  • Blk 352
0.7  44451  • Blk 224
1.1  44441  • Blk 239
1.5  44121  • Blk 113
Bt Batok Rd
* Non Stop
Bt Batok West Ave 5
* Non Stop
Bt Batok West Ave 7
3.5  43641  • Opp HomeTeamNS
3.8  43831  • Blk 334
Bt Batok West Ave 4
4.0  43491  • Blk 331
Bt Batok West Ave 2
4.5  43481  • Blk 315
4.8  43471  • Blk 306
5.1  43461  • Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok West Ave 3
5.6  43401  • Bt Batok Polyclinic
Bt Batok West Ave 6
6.0  43321  • Opp Blk 144
6.4  43371  • Blk 109
Bt Batok Ave 1
6.7  43699  • Blk 298
Jurong East Ctrl
7.1  28629  • Blk 266
Toh Guan Rd
7.3  28631  • Opp Blk 288D
7.6  28641  • Blk 284
8.2  28651  • Opp IMM Bldg
Jurong East St 11
* Non Stop
Jurong Town Hall Rd
* Non Stop
AYE
* Express
11.7  20019  • Blk 431
* Express
Clementi Rd
13.7  16159  • NUS Fac of Engrg
14.0  16149  • NUS Fac of Architecture
14.3  16139  • Bef Kent Ridge Ter
West Coast Highway
* Non Stop
Pasir Panjang Rd
* Non Stop
18.3  15199  • Opp Currency Hse
18.8  15169  • Harbourside Ind Bldg 2
19.0  15159  • Mapletree Business City
19.3  15149  • PSA Bldg
Telok Blangah Rd
* Non Stop
Seah Im Rd
21.7  14009  • HarbourFront Int

Service 188R 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 Way
0.4  44461  • Blk 352
0.7  44451  • Blk 224
1.1  44441  • Blk 239
1.5  44121  • Blk 113
Bt Batok Rd
* Non Stop
Bt Batok West Ave 5
* Non Stop
Bt Batok West Ave 7
3.5  43641  • Opp HomeTeamNS
3.8  43831  • Blk 334
Bt Batok West Ave 4
4.0  43491  • Blk 331
Bt Batok West Ave 2
4.5  43481  • Blk 315
4.8  43471  • Blk 306
5.1  43461  • Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
Bt Batok West Ave 3
5.6  43401  • Bt Batok Polyclinic
Bt Batok West Ave 6
6.0  43321  • Opp Blk 144
6.4  43371  • Blk 109
Bt Batok Ave 1
6.7  43699  • Blk 298
Jurong East Ctrl
7.1  28629  • Blk 266
Toh Guan Rd
7.3  28631  • Opp Blk 288D
7.6  28641  • Blk 284
8.2  28651  • Opp IMM Bldg
Jurong East St 11
* Non Stop
Jurong Town Hall Rd
* Non Stop
AYE
* Express
Alexandra Rd
* Non Stop
Telok Blangah Rd
19.5  14169  • Opp Telok Blangah Stn
20.9  14129  • HarbourFront Stn
Sentosa Gateway
23.4  14519  • Resorts World Sentosa
DIRECTION 2
Distance (km) Bus Stop
Code
Road / Bus Stop Description
Sentosa Gateway
0.0  14519  • Resorts World Sentosa
Telok Blangah Rd
2.3  14121  • HarbourFront Stn
3.6  14161  • Telok Blangah Stn
Alexandra Rd
* Non Stop
AYE
* Express
Jurong Town Hall Rd
* Non Stop
Jurong East St 11
* Non Stop
Toh Guan Rd
14.9  28659  • IMM Bldg
15.6  28649  • Blk 286A
15.9  28639  • Blk 288E
Jurong East Ctrl
16.1  28621  • Blk 241
Bt Batok Ave 1
16.6  43691  • Blk 190
Bt Batok West Ave 6
17.0  43379  • Blk 185
17.3  43329  • Blk 146
Bt Batok West Ave 3
17.7  43409  • Opp Blk 127
Bt Batok West Ave 2
18.3  43469  • Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
18.6  43479  • Opp Blk 305
18.9  43489  • Opp Blk 315
Bt Batok West Ave 4
19.3  43499  • Blk 419
Bt Batok West Ave 7
19.7  43839  • Opp Blk 336
20.0  43649  • HomeTeamNS
Bt Batok West Ave 5
* Non Stop
Bt Batok Rd
* Non Stop
Choa Chu Kang Way
21.9  44129  • Opp Blk 113
22.3  44449  • Opp Blks 237/239
22.7  44459  • Blk 277
23.0  44469  • Blk 414
Choa Chu Kang Loop
23.5  44009  • Choa Chu Kang Int

Bus stops shown in Orange are wheelchair-inaccessible.

Downroute Departures:

Route (Service 188)

Day

Operating Schedule

Toh Guan Road, Block 286A – Choa Chu Kang Interchange

Weekdays

0615 – 0640

Route History:

Before 1 Jan 2017 – Please refer to SGWiki.

Credits:

Transitlink e-Guide