Bus Services 53/A/M (SBS Transit Ltd)

Updated 23 Jun 2017 – UPDATED for Changes in b/s dist (9 Jul 2017)

Bus Service 53 is a lengthy trunk route from Bishan, looping at Changi Airport, via Serangoon, Lorong Ah Soo and Pasir Ris, incorporating two express sectors: one between Tampines and Pasir Ris, the other between Loyang and the Airport. The former is along the KPE and TPE while the latter is along the TPE.

Service 53M is also a trunk route but loops at Serangoon from Hougang instead, via Lor Ah Soo, Paya Lebar and Serangoon.

Service 53 Route Information
RouteWheelchair-accessible Bishan Int – Changi Airport PTB2 (Loop)
Length 53.2 km
Operator Information
Operator SBS Transit Limited
Departure Times 0530 – 2315
Frequency 7 – 10 mins (0630 – 0830)

6 – 11 mins (0831 – 1659)

7 – 12 mins (1700 – 1900)

8 – 12 mins (1901 – 0629 (+1))

 

Service 53M Route Information
RouteWheelchair-accessible Hougang Ave 1 – Serangoon Ctrl (Loop)
Length 6 km
Operator Information
Operator SBS Transit Limited
Departure Times 0552 – 2250
Frequency 9 – 17 mins (0630 – 0830)

4 – 25 mins (0831 – 1659)

8 – 20 mins (1700 – 1900)

5 – 24 mins (1901 – 0629 (+1))

 

Fares: Services 53/M charges regular Basic Bus Service Distance fares.

Bus Service 53 connects residents of Bishan, Serangoon, Lor Ah Soo and Pasir Ris to Changi Airport. Additionally, it also shuttles residents from Serangoon MRT to outlying estate. Between Pasir Ris and Serangoon, this service complements Service 81 and travels along the KPE and TPE, allowing quick connections between these two estates.

Services 58 and 88 also ply between Bishan and Pasir Ris like Service 53, but their routes and longer. From Bishan Int, Services 53 and 58 start their trips to Pasir Ris and Changi Airport, for Service 53, while Services 58 and 88 call at bus stops outside Bishan MRT Station. Service 53 will call at bus stops proximate to Pasir Ris MRT Station along Pasir Ris Dr 1, whereas Services 58 and 88 call at Pasir Ris Int.

Before each bus enters the basements of each Passenger Terminal Buildings of Changi Airport where the bus stops are located, an auxiliary police officer will board the bus to check for unattended or suspicious items.

Service 53M duplicates Service 53 between Hougang and Serangoon. It connects residential estates of Hougang and Lorong Ah Soo to transport nodes at Serangoon and relieves demand off Services 45 and 53 along this high-demand sector.

Service 53 Route Information:

LOOP SERVICE
Distance (km) Bus Stop
Code
Road / Bus Stop Description
Bishan St 13
0.0  53009  • Bishan Int
Bishan St 14
0.6  53261  • Opp Bishan Stadium
Bishan Rd
1.2  53249  • Blk 210
1.6  54539  • Bishan Pk
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
2.3  54101  • Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
3.2  66091  • Golden Hill Est
Lor Chuan
3.7  66031  • Cardiff Ct
Boundary Rd
4.2  66041  • Blk 230
4.5  66051  • Opp Blk 257
S’goon Ctrl
4.9  66379  • Blk 206
5.2  66359  • Opp S’goon Stn
Upp S’goon Rd
5.5  62141  • Opp Blk 1
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
5.9  62059  • Blk 161
Lor Ah Soo
6.3  62229  • The Minton
6.7  63309  • Opp Paya Lebar Girls’ Sch
7.0  63299  • Blk 115
Hougang Ave 1
7.3  63289  • Aljunied CC
7.6  63279  • Opp Yuying Sec Sch
7.9  63269  • Blk 232
Tampines Rd
8.4  63131  • Wing Tai Bldg
8.9  64201  • Aft Hougang Ave 3
9.1  64211  • Heavy Veh CP
9.6  64221  • Opp Defu Ave 2
9.9  64131  • Bef KPE
KPE
* Express
TPE
* Express
Pasir Ris Dr 12
15.2  77339  • Aft TPE
Pasir Ris Dr 1
15.7  77289  • Blk 738
16.0  77239  • Blk 643
16.3  77249  • Blk 640
16.6  78049  • Blk 612
16.8  77019  • Blk 515
17.2  77029  • Blk 571
17.6  77039  • Bef Pasir Ris Ctrl
18.0  77049  • Pasir Ris Town Pk
18.4  77059  • Blk 425
18.7  78069  • Blk 442
19.1  78059  • Blk 210
19.5  98099  • Blk 269A
Loyang Ave
19.9  98019  • Opp Blk 149A
PIE
* Express
Airport Blvd
24.1  95151  • Airport Police Stn
24.6  95011  • Bef Changi Airport PTB3
PTB3 Basement
26.0  95109  • Changi Airport PTB3
PTB1 Basement
26.8  95029  • Changi Airport PTB1
PTB2 Basement
27.6  95129  • Changi Airport PTB2
Airport Blvd
28.6  95019  • Aft Changi Airport PTB2
29.5  95159  • Near SATS Flight Kitchen
PIE
* Express
Loyang Ave
34.1  98011  • Blk 149A
Pasir Ris Dr 1
34.5  98091  • Blk 156
34.9  78051  • Blk 197
35.3  78061  • Blk 104
35.7  77051  • Blk 115
36.1  77041  • Blk 541
36.5  77031  • Aft Pasir Ris Ctrl
36.8  77021  • Opp Blk 571
37.2  77011  • Opp Blk 515
37.5  77241  • Opp Blk 640
37.8  77231  • Meridian JC
38.1  77281  • Blk 740
Pasir Ris Dr 12
38.5  77331  • Blk 747A
TPE
* Express
KPE
* Express
Tampines Rd
43.5  64229  • Bef Defu Ave 2
43.9  64219  • Opp Heavy Veh CP
44.3  64209  • Aft Defu Ave 1
44.6  63139  • Aft En-Naeem Mque
Hougang Ave 1
45.2  63261  • Opp Blk 232
45.5  63271  • Blk 239
45.8  63281  • Blk 105 Mkt/FC
Lor Ah Soo
46.2  63291  • Opp Blk 115
46.5  63301  • Paya Lebar Girls’ Sch
46.8  62221  • Opp The Minton
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
47.4  62051  • Paya Lebar Camp
Upp S’goon Rd
47.6  62149  • Paya Lebar Camp
S’goon Ctrl
48.0  66351  • S’goon Stn
48.4  66371  • Blk 261
Boundary Rd
48.7  66059  • Blk 257A
49.1  66049  • Blk 233
Lor Chuan
49.4  66039  • Opp Cardiff Ct
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
50.1  66099  • Opp Golden Hill Est
51.0  54109  • Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Bishan Rd
51.6  54531  • MRT Bishan Depot
51.9  53241  • Opp Blk 217
Bishan St 14
52.6  53269  • Bishan Stadium
Bishan St 13
53.2  53009  • Bishan Int

Service 53M Route Information:

LOOP SERVICE
Distance (km) Bus Stop
Code
Road / Bus Stop Description
Hougang Ave 1
0.0  63261  • Opp Blk 232
0.3  63271  • Blk 239
0.6  63281  • Blk 105 Mkt/FC
Lor Ah Soo
1.0  63291  • Opp Blk 115
1.3  63301  • Paya Lebar Girls’ Sch
1.6  62221  • Opp The Minton
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
2.2  62051  • Paya Lebar Camp
Boundary Rd
2.6  63141  • Blk 209
S’goon Ctrl
3.0  66379  • Blk 206
3.3  66359  • Opp S’goon Stn
Upp S’goon Rd
3.6  62141  • Opp Blk 1
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
4.0  62059  • Blk 161
Lor Ah Soo
4.4  62229  • The Minton
4.8  63309  • Opp Paya Lebar Girls’ Sch
5.1  63299  • Blk 115
Hougang Ave 1
5.4  63289  • Aljunied CC
5.7  63279  • Opp Yuying Sec Sch
6.0  63269  • Blk 232

Bus stops shown in Orange are wheelchair-inaccessible.

Short Trips:

Number Route (Service 53) Day Operating schedule
53A Pasir Ris Dr 1, Blk 738 – Changi Airport PTB2 Weekdays 0714 – 0817

Downroute Departures:

Route (Service 53) Day Operating schedule
Serangoon Ctrl, Blk 206 – Bishan Int Weekday 0535, 2118
Saturday 0535, 0541
Sundays/PHs 0535, 0553
Tampines Rd, aft Hougang Ave 3 – Bishan Int Weekday 0520, 0530, 0539
Saturday 0530, 0540
Sunday/PH 0530, 0539
Pasir Ris Dr 12, aft TPE – Bishan Int Weekday 0520
Loyang Ave, Blk 149A – Bishan Int Weekdays 0530, 0540, 0550
Saturday 0600, 0615
Sunday/PH 0600
Tampines Rd, aft Defu Ave 1 – Bishan Int Weekdays 0535, 0544
Saturdays 0535, 0551, 0607
Sunday/PH 0555, 0608, 0635

 

Route History:

Before 1 Jan 2017 – Please refer to SGWiki.

9 Jul 2017 — Changes in b/s dist

 

Credits:

Transitlink e-Guide