Bugis has been master planned as an important transport hub whereby an extensive rail and road networks connect the Ophir-Rochor area to the rest of the island. Commuters can hop on to the East West Line and change to the Downtown Line at Bugis MRT station that will connect them to hotels, shopping malls, office buildings and other places of interest in the downtown CBD, Marina Bay, Orchard Road and Singapore River areas. Alternatively, they can hop onto the various lines serving the district – Bras Basah and Nicoll Highway via the Circle Line, Bencoolen, Jalan Besar and Rochor via the Downtown Line and Little India on the North East Line. Three major expressways namely the Central Expressway (CTE), East Coast Parkway (ECP) and Nicoll Highway also easily connects motorist to Changi Airport, CBD and the rest of the island via Victoria Street, Rochor Road and Ophir Road.

Transportation options in Bugis

Bugis boasts a rich MRT network serving the various lines that are connected seamlessly. Located within easy reach to each other, residents living in Bugis can easily get to their destinations without the need for a car. To get to Punggol or Dhoby Ghaut, commuters can take the North East Line from Little India MRT station. Meanwhile, the East West Line at Bugis MRT station will take them directly to the CBD area via Raffles Place MRT station or all the way to Jurong Lake District and Changi Airport.

Alternatively, residents can take the Downtown Line at Bugis MRT station to get to the downtown area, Bukit Panjang and Sungei Bedok. Meanwhile, residents can hop onto the Circle Line at Bras Basah MRT station before changing to the Downtown Line at Promenade, Bayfront MacPherson and Botanic Gardens MRT stations, the East West Line at Bouna Vista and Paya Lebar MRT stations, the North East Line at Dhoby Ghaut, HarbourFront and Serangoon MRT stations, the North South Line at Dhoby Ghaut, Marina Bay and Bishan MRT stations and to the Thomson East Coast Line at Marina Bay and Caldecott MRT stations by 2024.

Come 2030, residents can enjoy enhanced connectivity from Changi and all the way to Jurong via the Cross Island Line. The first phase which will run from Bright Hill to Aviation Park will allow commuters to transfer to this line by taking the East West Line at Bugis MRT station and then changing to Pasir Ris MRT station. Alternatively, they can take the North East Line at Little India MRT station before transferring to the Cross Island Line at Hougang MRT station.

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MRT stations in Bugis


In addition, Bugis is home to Queen Street terminal taxi which allows residents to take a taxi directly to Johor Bahru via Larkin. Alternatively, they may also take buses 170, CW2 and SJE to Woodlands Checkpoint before arriving at Larkin Sentral Bus Interchange.

Photo: Queen Street Bus Terminal (Photo: Terence Ong, Wikimedia Commons)

Photo: Queen Street Bus Terminal (Photo: Terence Ong, Wikimedia Commons)

Bus interchanges in Bugis


Motorist can use Rochor Road and Ophir Road to get to the East Coast Parkway (ECP) all the way to Changi or to Jurong via the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE). Alternatively, they can get to Nicoll Highway via Victoria Street and Ophir Road to get to Nicoll Highway. The Central Expressway (CTE) is also within easy access via Kitchener Road or Rochor Canal Road.

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With a high-density network of MRT lines that cut across Bugis, residents here are spoilt for choice as there are many MRT stations that are within walking distance. As such, residents do not need to drive and thereby can save on their transportation and commute time by simply hopping onto the various lines. Meanwhile, the vast road and expressway networks will allow them to travel to anywhere on the island.