Transportation

Singapore’s public transport system is fast and efficient and will whizz you to most places without fuss.

BY TRAIN

The most efficient way to get around .  The extensive rail network means that most of Singapore’s key attractions are within walking distance from an MRT (mass rapid transit) train station.

You may buy tickets for single trips but if you intend to use the MRT and basic bus services frequently during your visit, you can buy a Singapore Tourist Pass, a special EZ-Link stored value card which will allow you unlimited travel for one day (S$10), two days (S$16) or three days (S$20).  The cards can be bought at the TransitLink Ticket Office at the following MRT stations: Changi Airport, Orchard, Chinatown, City Hall, Raffles Place, Ang Mo Kio, HarbourFront, Bugis, Lavender and Bayfront.

Click HERE for the MRT map

BY TAXI

Taxi offer a choice for commuters who wish to have a personalised and door to door service.  They are comfortable and especially handy if you want to go to places not accessible by the bus or MRT.  Taxi here are metered and fares are based on a flag-down fare and the distance travelled.  Additional surcharges may also apply (e.g. peak period, late night hiring charges).  If you call for a taxi, a booking fee also applies.  The total fare is shown on the taxi meter.

Ask for a receipt at the end of your journey.

TIP: Always ask the taxi driver at the beginning of the journey if you have any queries about the mode of payment, or if they have change for a big note.

Please refer HERE for Fares & Payment Methods

BY BUS

Singapore’s bus system has an extensive network of routes covering most places in Singapore and is the most economical way to get around, as well as being one of the most scenic.

You can pay you bus fare using an EZ-Link stored-value card or the Singapore Tourist Pass which you tap on the card reader located next to the driver as you board.  Do remember to tap your card again on the reader located at the rear exit when you alight.

You can also pay in cash but you need to have exact change.  Most buses in Singapore have air-conditioning.