Bus Service 190/A (SMRT Buses Ltd)

Updated 16 Feb 2018.

Bus Service 190 is a trunk route between Choa Chu Kang and Kampong Bahru, via Teck Whye, Bukit Panjang, Stevens, Orchard, Clarke Quay, Chinatown, and Outram. It incorporates an express sector 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 Bus Interchange to Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal

Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal to Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange

Operator

SMRT Buses Limited

Departure Times

Weekdays: 0550 h to 2330 h

Saturdays: 0550 h to 2330 h

Sundays and Public Holidays: 0550 h to 2330 h

Weekdays: 0555 h to 2330 h

Saturdays: 0555 h to 2330 h

Sundays and Public Holidays: 0625 h to 2330 h

Frequency

0630 – 0830: 2 min to 6 mins

0831 – 1659: 4 min to 8 min

1700 – 1900: 4 min to 8 min

1901 – 0629 (+1): 10 min to 14 min

0630 – 0830: 5 min to 13 min

0831 – 1659: 4 min to 7 min

1700 – 1900: 4 min to 6 min

1901 – 0629 (+1): 4 min to 7 min

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.

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.

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  • CCK 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  • Aft Stevens Stn
14.8  40219  • Bef Met YMCA
15.2  40209  • Novotel Mercure @ Stevens
15.7  40199  • Opp Raffles Girls’ Sch
    Scotts Rd
16.4  09219  • Far East Plaza
    Orchard Rd
16.8  09047  • Orchard Stn/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  • Bencoolen Stn Exit B
    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
    New Bridge Rd
21.9  10011  • Bef Neil Rd
    Kg Bahru Rd
22.2  10041  • Bef Kg Bahru Ter
    Spooner Rd
22.8 10499  • Kg Bahru Ter
DIRECTION 2
Distance (km) Bus Stop
Code
Road / Bus Stop Description
    Spooner Rd
0.0 10499  • Kg Bahru Ter
    Kg Bahru Rd
0.8 10589  • New Bridge Rd Ter
    Eu Tong Sen St
1.2  10017  • Aft Hosp Dr
1.7  05012  • Pearl’s Ctr
2.3  05022  • People’s Pk Ctr
2.8  04222  • Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
    Hill St
3.1  04223  • Old Hill St Police Stn
3.5  04143  • Stamford Ct
    Stamford Rd
3.8  04121  • SMU
    Orchard Rd
4.1  08041  • YMCA
    Penang Rd
4.4  08031  • Dhoby Ghaut Stn
4.9  08111  • Winsland Hse
    Somerset Rd
5.2  08121  • Somerset Stn
    Grange Rd
 • Non Stop
    Orchard Lk
 • Non Stop
    Orchard Turn
5.9  09011  • Opp Ngee Ann City
6.2  09023  • Opp Orchard Stn/ION
    Scotts Rd
6.9  09213  • Thong Teck Bldg
    Stevens Rd
7.7  40191  • Raffles Girls’ Sch
8.1  40201  • Chelsea Gdn Condo
8.5  40211  • Opp Met YMCA
8.7  40221  • Opp Stevens Stn
    Whitley Rd
9.1  40231  • Raffles Town Club
    PIE
 • Express
    BKE
 • Express
    Bt Panjang Rd
18.4  44269  • Blk 223
19.0  44239  • Opp Zhenghua Pr Sch
19.4  44249  • Blk 174
19.8  44259  • Blk 183
    Choa Chu Kang Rd
20.5  44149  • Opp Phoenix Stn
    Teck Whye Ave
20.8  44271  • Bet Blks 13/14
21.2  44281  • Blk 8
21.5  44291  • Opp CCK Polyclinic
    Choa Chu Kang Dr
21.9  44391  • Aft Blk 202
    Choa Chu Kang Loop
22.9  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 – Kg Bahru Ter

Weekdays

0545 and AM Peak

Weekends

0600

Bukit Panjang Rd, Blk 223 – Choa Chu Kang Int

Daily

Weekdays: 0600 h to 0641 h

Saturdays: 0600 h to 0637 h

Sundays and Public Holidays: 0600 h to 0706 h

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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