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New Bus Drivers In Singapore Can Get Up To $3,500 Monthly Salary & 21 Days Annual Leave

Even though bus drivers play an important role in the daily commute of Singaporeans, it would seem that we don’t have enough of them.

In hopes of attracting more to pursue bus driving as a career, transport companies SBS Transit, SMRT and Go-Ahead are offering new bus drivers up to $3,500 monthly salary & up to 21 days of annual leave.

According to Lianhe Zaobao on Wednesday (16 Oct), the companies are offering these attractive incentives due to a lack of manpower needed to keep bus operations in Singapore going.


Bus drivers get free transport & medical benefits

In addition to the attractive 21-day annual leave, some other benefits include free bus & MRT rides, and medical benefits for new drivers.

Training will also be provided to accepted applicants so they can understand the job better.


To make the job offer even sweeter, SBS and SMRT are also offering new drivers a $3,000 sign-on bonus.

Basic requirements & application

According to the advertisements made by the bus companies, you will need a Singapore class 3 driver’s license and at least 1 year of driving experience for you to be able to apply for this job.


Go-Ahead has invited interested applicants to proceed to their head office at Loyang from Mondays to Thursdays for an interview.

Go-Ahead Singapore

Contact: 6812 6466
Interview: Monday – Thursday, 9:30am – 12:30pm


Address: SMRT Depot, 6 Ang Mo Kio St 62, Singapore 569140
Interview: Monday – Friday, 2-5pm

SBS Transit

Address: Ang Mo Kio Depot, 15 Ang Mo Kio St 63
Interview: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 12:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Things to note

Do note that for SMRT, only Singaporeans can apply for this job.


For SBS and Go-Ahead, they did not specify any preference for nationalities. So if you are a PR or plan to move here to apply, do give them a call before heading down.

What do you think of the incentives offered to new bus drivers in Singapore? Let us know in the comments below.

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