Our campus is located in a nice residential neighbourhood, surrounded by lush greenery and nature. Located just 25 minutes away from Singapore City Centre, the school is easily accessible by car, public transport and MRT.
Convenient Bus Service
GEMS (Singapore) contracts an external bus service to transport students to and from school daily. If your child uses this service, you will be billed every semester. Bus attendants on board are there to maintain orderly conduct and ensure the safety of your child during each bus ride. All bus seats are equipped with seat belts.
GEMS (Singapore) will provide a complimentary booster seat to all Nursery students enrolled for the Academic Year 2020-2021. Please note, that children who are not potty-trained must wear a diaper.
We also provide a complimentary shuttle bus service to and from Yishun MRT station for the convenience of students and their parents.
1 Starting from August 2021, door-to-door school bus service will be provided to all students, except students enrolled for the Half-Day Nursery Programme.
2 Nursery students enrolling (-ed) for the Academic Year 2021-22 and beyond will be provided with a complimentary booster seat only if they attend a Full-Day Nursery Class.
GEMS (Singapore) has appointed a new external transport provider, Ling Wei Transport Service Pte Ltd for the academic year 2020/21. If your child uses this service, you will be billed every semester.
Ling Wei has been a long time transport provider since 1977 serving a wide variety of transportation needs including several local and international schools in Singapore. Ling Wei was selected for the enhanced security measures that they will provide for our bus riders. They offer a dedicated mobile app comprising bus tracking, student attendance management, app notification for parents and operation staff as well as complimentary booster seats for students under the height of 1.35 meters.
Bus attendants on board are there to maintain orderly conduct and ensure the safety of your child during each bus ride. All bus seats are equipped with seat belts.
|Distance from GEMS||Return||One way (AM)||One way (PM)|
|Under 4 km||$1,347.50||$1,078||$1,078|
|18 km and above||$2,035||$1,785||$1,785|
Above fares quoted are in Singapore dollars and are subject to prevailing Goods and Services Tax of seven percent (7%). If your child uses this service, you will be billed every semester.
It is the recommendation of the school that children should only travel on the school bus if they are in KG1 or higher grades. If a parent wants their child who is in Nursery and Pre-K to travel on the school bus then they are required to use a government-approved child safety restraint. Please note, that children who are not potty-trained must wear a diaper.
As part of our efforts to further improve the bus service and to ensure the safety of your children travelling to and from school on their own, we have introduced a School Bus App. Features of the bus app include:
Ling Wei also provides an afternoon bus service to predetermined drop-off locations for the students participating in Extracurricular Activities (ECA’s).
|ECA Bus Service (per student for 10 weeks)|
|Drop-off point||Existing Riders||Non-existing Riders|
|1-time ECA per week||$120||$240|
|2-time ECA per week||$240||$480|
|3-time ECA per week||$360||$720|
|4-time ECA per week||$480||$960|
|5-time ECA per week||$600||$1,200|
Above fares quoted are in Singapore dollars and are subject to prevailing Goods and Services Tax of seven percent (7%).
The ECA buses provide service to the following convenient drop-off locations around Singapore:
The parent is required to submit an online School Bus Registration Form to register your child’s details. Please kindly note that you will be required to enter your child’s student ID to process the registration. The student ID can be found in the Admission Offer Letter.
Once registered, the parent will be emailed an acknowledgement of registration to confirm your details. Some parents may receive a phone call from the bus vendor to further confirm details or other reasons pursuant to the registration.
All applications must be received within the deadlines stipulated. The application will take between 2 to 4 weeks to be processed. The seat can only be confirmed when full payment has been received by Ling Wei.
Registrations for the bus service commencing 11 August 2020 will be accepted until 19 July 2020 (23:59). For registrations received from 20 July 2020 (00:00), bus service will commence on 24 August 2020 or 2 weeks after registration is received, whichever later.
GEMS (Singapore) provides a free Shuttle bus service from Yishun MRT daily with the exception of public holidays and school holidays. Please note, this service is very popular among our students and it is provided on a first-come-first-served basis.
|GEMS Shuttle Bus Schedule 1|
|Yishun MRT to GEMS||GEMS to Yishun MRT|
|7:30 AM||3:30 PM|
|7:40 AM||3:32 PM|
|7:50 AM||3:35 PM|
|8:00 AM||3:55 PM|
|8:10 AM||4:50 PM|
|8:20 AM||5:20 PM|
1 No shuttle service during Weekends, Public Holidays and School Holidays. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.
Transport office is located on Level 2 (Main Lobby) next to the Finance Office.
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:30 pm
Closed: Weekends and Public/School holidays
For Bus Operations enquiries, please contact:
GEMS (Singapore) Transport Office: +65 6808 7381
Hotline: (65) 9666 6563 (for emergency situations only) - please message via SMS or WhatsApp between 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
For feedback, please contact:
This handbook provides an in-depth overview of our transportation service and answers many of the commonly asked questions. We hope you will find this information helpful in preparation for school.
Due to safety reasons, we are unable to offer this option for ALL students. Your child will only be picked up and dropped off at the designated pick-up and drop-off points.
The buses are required to arrive at school on time. Similarly, buses will also leave the school compound shortly after dismissal. Depending on the number of students taking the bus and the number of additional students joining the bus service during the course of the term, the pick-up and drop-off timings may change.
The routings for each bus are arranged such that each driver will take the best route based on distance, timing, traffic condition and the number of people on the bus. We will determine the order by which students are to be picked-up and dropped-off based on the best route for the trip. The last person to board the bus in the morning may therefore not be the first person to alight in the afternoon.
Please refer to Question 3 above.
The buses serve many families travelling to school and there are several stops along the way to pick up students. The speed limit for buses are also normally lower than for cars. Therefore it does take longer to travel to school on the bus than in a car. In the afternoon, buses leave the school up to 20 minutes after dismissal time to allow all students sufficient time to board the bus and be seated safely.
It could be that the route is different from last year, or the number of stops from the time your child is picked up may have increased. In addition, traffic in Singapore has become heavier in recent years.
Pick-up and drop-off locations for students living in condominiums are usually at the guardhouse or the gate barrier. We will inform you of the designated drop-off or pick-up location on confirmation of the bus routes. Our buses are unable to pick up and drop off the students directly at their blocks as this may compromise the safety of the bus as it manoeuvres around the tight compound of the condominium. This would also increase the travelling time.
The pick-up and drop-off point are normally at the gate of their house. However, some houses may be situated along a narrow road or a road with a dead end. In such cases, the designated pick-up and drop-off point will be a place that is convenient, practical and safe for the student and the bus.
Yes, he can, as long as you inform us at least 2 weeks in advance to allow us to make changes to the existing bus system.
No, we are unable to accommodate such request. Cross-travels between our buses will complicate the routing of the bus and compromise our bus service system efficiently and the students’ safety.
Traffic conditions are unpredictable. We are therefore unable to accurately time the arrival of the bus. This is especially so in traffic congestions, bad weather or roadworks.
This is determined by the number of students taking the bus, the number of pick-ups and drop-off points and the estimated travelling time for the route.
Yes. Singapore transport law requires every bus owner to maintain Third-party Vehicle Insurance coverage. No bus is permitted to carry passengers on the road without this coverage.
Regular inspections of the safety items of the buses, including seat belts, fire extinguishers and first-aid kits are conducted. In addition, mechanical checks of buses are mandatory and must be done every year at an independent government-approved inspection centre, to certify that the bus is safe for travel on the road.
On every bus, there is a bus aunty on board to supervise the students. Their primary duties are to ensure the safety of the riders and maintain discipline in the bus. Bus aunties follow safeguarding guidelines and are advised to speak in a moderate tone to misbehaving students. Behavioural issues encountered during bus journeys are referred to the Transport Manager, who will in turn advice the School and parents accordingly.
Ling Wei accepts payment via Bank Transfer, Giro, cheque or cash. Invoices are issued to parents twice yearly and are payable before the stipulated due date. Payment reminders increase our administrative costs and we, therefore, ask parents to respect the due date for payment. Ling Wei reserves the right to impose late charges on payments that are not received on time. Further, parents should be reminded that a seat on the bus is confirmed only after payment is received.
Please indicate when registering that your company should be invoiced. We will then take this as the standing instruction and invoice accordingly until we are further notified in writing by you.
Click here to access our Transportation Handbook.