Getting Around in Singapore

Singapore has an efficient transportation system that will bring you around at an affordable cost. Getting around Singapore is easy and convenient.

Payment Mode for Transport

There are 2 ways to board public transport in Singapore. Cash and Ez Link and Ezlink card and Single Trip Ticket for Mrt.

The Ez-Link Card

The cheapest way to getting around Singapore is by purchasing an Ez-Link card. It works similar to Hong Kong's octopus card, or UK Oyster Card.

Where to Purchase?

How about at Changi Airport?

What if I am arriving early at 6am?

How Much Does it Cost?

Where to Use an Ez-Link Card?

How to Use an Ez-Link Card?

Where to Top Up?

How about refunds?

Things to Note when using an Ez-Link Card

Getting Around By Bus

There are 3 types of services for public buses:

Types of Bus Services

Getting Around By Train

There are 2 types of Metro / Subway services in Singapore, the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) and LRT (Light Rapid Transit). But usually for travellers, you will be using MRT.


Getting Around By Taxi

In Singapore, taxi cab fares must be charged by the taxi meter and are based on aflag down rate and the distance travelled. The flag down rate ranges from S$3.00 to S$5.00 (depending on the type of taxi). A location surcharge may also apply. Please check with the driver or taxi company on the surcharge and ask for a receipt at the end of the trip. 

Taxi Fares

Getting around By Uber / Grab Car

With increasing popularity of ​Uber and Grab (Singapore's Uber competitor), commuting in Singapore is so much convenient. If you are a first time user, you can get $8 - $10 off with Uber or Grab.

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About the author


Hello, I am Don. Currently based overseas. And when I am abroad, I am surprised to hear that a lot overseas friends say that Singapore is expensive. But actually, it is not that expensive. Just a little bit of research and planning, you can travel to Singapore at an affordable budget.