Singapore Transport Guide

Public transport in Singapore is convenient, inexpensive and comfortable. There’s an effective mass rapid transit system, probably the fastest way to get around town other than taking a taxi, which is easily hailed. There are also 250 bus services that operate within the city.

How to get around Singapore

First off, get an EZ-Link card at your local station or ask for a tourist concession pass, which offers all-day unlimited travel on both the MRT and LRT trains and basic bus services (excludes Express, Fast Forward, NightRider, Nite Owl, Chinatown Direct and other premium and niche bus services). You can buy a one-day, 2-day or 3-day pass. You’ll need to pay a deposit for the Tourist Pass, but it’s refunded when the card is returned within 5 days. One of the best factors of the MTR is that you won’t be underground for the most part of your journey, the rail provides a scenic view of the city, and it’s also one of the cleanest transport systems in the world. Buses complement the MRT getting you to practically any corner of the island.