Your essential guide to Singapore's public transport services.
Getting around Singapore is easy and inexpensive. Excellent bus services complement one of the world's most modern and efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) systems.
One can also get around by metred and air-conditioned taxis, or hire a car and make your own way around the city. Even trishaws can be hired for a different perspective to sightseeing.
The EZ-link Card
The ez-link card is a contactiess tap-and-go smart card and is a convenient way of paying fares both on MRT trains and buses. You can purchase an ez-link card with pre-paid stored travel values at TransitLink Ticket Offices at MRT stations and selected bus interchanges and Passenger Service Centres at MRT stations. For a list of TransitLink Ticket Offices and their operating hours, please log on to the TransitLink website at www.transitlink.com.sg or call the TransitLink Hotline at 1800-CALL ONE (1800 2255 663).
Using your ez-link card on the MRT
Using your ez-link card on buses
The Singapore Tourist Pass
The Singapore Tourist Pass is the only All-Day travel pass that offers tourists unlimited travel* on Singapore's public buses and MRT trains. Explore the island with great ease with a 1, 2 or 3 All-Day travel pass encoded onto an ez-link card.
Types of Singapore Tourist Passes
*Unlimited travel only on basic public bus and train services. It starts upon the very Frst 'tap' of the Pass on bus or MRT readers of basic services and will run for the duration of the number of days the All-Day Pass is purchased for. It will expire at the end of the public transport work day (i.e. the last bus/train) on the last day of the pass duration.
Travelling within Singapore is so easy thanks to its efficient, reliable and affordable public transport system.
This modern, air-conditioned passenger train network has stations all over the city. Trains operate from 5.30am until midnight daily. Train fares are inexpensive and range from S$0.90 to S$1.90. A card with stored value of S$15 can be purchased (consisting of S$3 refundable travel deposit, S$5 non-refundable card cost and a minimum travel value of S$7) at most MRT stations.The ez-link farecard is also valid on public buses. For more information, call the TransitLink Hotline: 1800 767 4333 or visit www.smrt.com.sg
Public bus services operate from 6am to midnight daily. Fares can be paid with an ez-link farecard or by cash. Fares range from S$0.80 to S$1.50 for non air-conditioned buses and 5$0.90 to S$1.80 for air-conditioned buses. if you are paying by cash, the exact fare is required so it would be best to keep some change with you. You can ask the bus driver for the appropriate fare to your destination if you are unsure of how much to pay.
Taxis can be flagged from hotels and taxi stands as well as or the streets. The initial flag down meter fare starts from S$2.80, which covers the first 1 km. The fare then rises at S50.20 for approximately every 330m covered. Different taxi companies impose different surcharges so check with the driver before you board the taxi.
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