Sembawang is currently served by Sembawang MRT station and Sembawang Bus Interchange. The interchange provides bus feeder services to connect residents from the MRT station to the various parts of Sembawang. By end 2019, residents at Canberra Link will enjoy enhanced connectivity with the opening of Canberra MRT station.

Transportation options in Sembawang

Residents of Sembawang can use the two MRT stations to travel to other parts of Singapore. Residents can take the North-South Line to Woodlands MRT station before hopping onto the Thomson-East Coast Line which will take them all the way to Woodlands South in 2019 and Sungei Bedok in 2025.

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Alternatively, commuters can travel southwards to Bishan MRT station before changing to the Circle Line that will bring you all the way to the Dhoby Ghaut, Harbour Front and Marina Bay MRT stations. To get to the Downtown Line, commuters can change to Newton MRT station towards the Bukit Panjang or Sungei Bedok stations.

To get to the East West Line, commuters can change at the Jurong East, City Hall or Raffles Place stations or use the Circle Line as a shortcut via Bishan MRT station and then hop onto the Paya Lebar or Bouna Vista MRT stations. Likewise, commuters can change to the North East Line to get to Serangoon MRT station using the Circe Line. An alternative but longer route is to change to Dhoby Ghaut MRT station.

By 2030, commuters can take the Cross Island Line that connects from Jurong Lake District to Aviation Park in Changi via Ang Mo Kio station. Phase 1 of the line has been confirmed and is 29 kilometres long. Comprising 12 stations, it will run from Bright Hill to the Aviation Park stations. There will also be a link to take commuters from Pasir Ris directly to Sembawang. Phase 2 and 3, that runs from Jurong, West Coast, Clementi and Bukit Timah, is still under study and will be announced in the near future.

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MRT stations in Sembawang

Sembawang Station

A total of six bus routes and four feeder bus services originate from the Sembawang Bus Interchange.

Bus interchanges in Sembawang


Motorists can use Sembawang Road which will connect them to Seletar Expressway (SLE) and the Central Expressway (CTE) to get to the CBD. By 2026, a new integrated transport corridor linking towns in the North to the city centre is set to open. Dubbed “Singapore’s first integrated transport corridor” by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the 21.5km North-South Corridor (NSC) will feature continuous bus lanes and cycling trunk routes. The dedicated bus lanes, in particular, will cater for express bus services and hence reduce travelling time from Woodlands, Sembawang, Yishun and Ang Mo Kio to the city by up to 30 minutes. It will also make bus connections between residential towns along the NSC faster. Meanwhile, cyclists can cycle right to the city using a dedicated cycling path that will be linked to the existing  Park Connector Networks and the dedicated cycling path networks within HDB towns along the entire corridor to the city centre

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Residents of Sembawang can travel to all parts of the island easily via the MRT network. In addition, the SLE and CTE allows them to link up easily with the existing expressway network.

The government plans to open up access to more residents via the Canberra MRT station and the adjoining Canberra Plaza. This, together with the development of Bukit Canberra and the JTC Food Hub @ Senoko, will enhance the desirability factor of Sembawang. To cope with the increase in traffic, the NSC will allow commuters to get to the city and back faster.