Transit Singapore
How to Get Around in Singapore

With a public transportation system that is extremely easy to get the hang of and taxi rides being rather reasonable, getting around Singapore is quite simple.

Getting Around by Train

The Singapore MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) is considered to be among the fastest ways to get around this city. With an extensive network of rail tracks, tourists are able to get to majority of the famous attractions here by rail.

Tourists have an option to purchase single trip tickets or simply buy a Singapore Tourist Pass which allows you unlimited travel on the MRT as well as the basic bus service for 1 to 3 days depending on the value of the card. You can purchase these EZ-Link stored-value cards at SGD 10 to a three days pass for SGD 30.

All the above mentioned cards are easily available at various locations across the city. Some of the most popular ones include the Raffles Place, Changi Airport, Ang Mo Kio, Bugis, Harbour Front City Hall, Orchard, Lavender, Bayfront and Chine Town. An extremely valuable option for tourists spending a few days here, consider purchasing a card that suits your transport requirements depending on the duration of your stay. In addition to this, the train stations are also extremely handicap friendly and easily accessible for wheelchair users, the visually impaired and families travelling with children in strollers.

Getting Around by Taxi

Taxis are obviously the most comfortable way to travel for Singapore airport transfers and for those looking for a door to door service. They are ideal and rather cost effective to get to places that are not easily accessible by the bus or train service. While taxi fares in Singapore are metered, you may be charged and additional surcharge depending on where, when and from company you rent a cab. For instance, like most other countries, Singapore airport taxis add surcharge to the basic fare.

Make it a point to ask for a receipt at before disembarking at the end of your trip. While it is relative easily to hail a cab from the road in most areas, there may be times when you may have to stand in queue at a taxi stand. This is common hotels, shopping malls and other tourist attractions that are crowded.

A convenient way to get a cab ride is by calling 6342-5222 which is a common taxi booking number through which your call is routed to a company’s call centre that has available rides at that moment. Other Hotline numbers that may help you get a cap include -

Getting Around by Bus

Just the MRT, the Singapore bus system is also rather extensive offering access to most parts of the city. In addition to being extremely affordable, taking a bus is also an excellent way for tourists to soak in the sights and scenes as the city goes by.

If you have the Nets Flashpay Stored-value card or the City pass, you can pay for your ride by tapping on the card reader that is located right next to the driver upon boarding. Remember to tap the card upon exiting again on the machine that is available there. If you wish to pay by cash, make it a point to carry exact change.

If you are looking for a convenient way to hit all the main attractions within Singapore, choosing to book a seat on the FunVee Open Top Hop on Hop Off Bus is an excellent option. With unlimited hop on hop off options you can explore the city in much detail with this option.

With Singapore transport making it so convenient for tourists, it is easy to have a wholesome experience while visiting.

Singapore Office Tel:
(+65) 67383338

Bangkok Office Tel:
(+66 2) 879 2455