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Getting Around the Island

Singapore's public transportation system is known for its efficiency, cleanliness, and extensive coverage, making it one of the best ways to navigate the city. The system includes a well-connected network of trains, buses, and other modes of transportation that provide convenient access to various parts of Singapore.

Going to your hotel is very easy (read this link)!

Where is the nearest MRT station to Tourist Attractions? Read here!

inside singapore MRT train cabin

Singapore has an efficient and well-connected public transportation system that makes it easy to travel around the city. Here are the main modes of transportation you can use to get around Singapore:

  1. Mass Rapid Transit (MRT): The MRT is the backbone of Singapore's public transportation system. It's a modern and extensive network of trains that connect various parts of the city, including major attractions, business districts, and residential areas. MRT stations are conveniently located, and you can use an EZ-Link card or a contactless payment method to pay for fares.

  2. Public Buses: Singapore's bus system complements the MRT network and covers areas that may not be directly accessible by train. Buses are air-conditioned and offer an affordable way to explore different neighborhoods.

  3. Taxis and Ride-Sharing: Taxis are readily available and are a convenient option for getting around, especially if you prefer a more direct and private mode of transportation. Ride-sharing services like Grab are also popular and offer an alternative to traditional taxis. The other apps that you can install and use are - Tada, Gojek, Ryde.

Singapore MRT system map

Click on the map image above to download a PDF copy of the MRT Map into your mobile device!



Here are some transit payment options and tips specifically designed for tourists:

  1. Singapore Tourist Pass (STP): The Singapore Tourist Pass is a contactless card that offers unlimited rides on Singapore's public transportation system, including buses and trains, for a specified duration (1, 2, or 3 days). It provides flexibility and convenience for travelers who want to explore different parts of the city without worrying about individual fares. The STP also offers discounts on selected attractions, making it a popular choice among tourists

    More information here.

  2. Singapore Tourist Pass Plus (STP+): This enhanced version of the Singapore Tourist Pass not only provides unlimited rides on public transportation but also includes a certain amount of preloaded stored value for use on other modes of transportation and at selected retail and dining outlets.More information here.

  3. EZ-Link Card: While the EZ-Link card is primarily used by residents, tourists can also purchase and use this contactless card for public transportation. It can be used on trains, buses, and even some taxis, offering a cashless and efficient way to pay for fares.

    You can follow the steps on usage of the cards here.

  4. Credit/Debit Card (most convenient option) : If you have VISA and Mastercard credit or debit card that has PayWave feature, you can use the cards to pay for public transport in Singapore (MRT and Buses).

    Do note you CANNOT use a single card for multiple users including children taller than 90cm. You have to buy EZ-link cards for that purpose.

    There might be overseas transaction fee for your credit/debit card. Check out this page for no-fees cards.

  5. If you have linked Credit or Debit Cards inside your phone's Apple Pay or Google Pay e-wallets, you can make use of the NFC on the phone to pay for the fare. Just hold the phone to the card reader on the gantry on your way into and out of the station.

  6. Public Transportation Apps: Downloading public transportation apps like "SG BusLeh" and "MyTransport.SG" can help you plan your routes, check real-time schedules, and get information on fares and stops. You can also use Google Maps. Just use directions and you will have details on what train/bus to take.

For even more information you can read it here.


What Are The Stations Closest to the Tourist Attractions?


Here is the webpage that match the tourist attractions to the nearest MRT Stations.

How to Get Directions?

The quickest answer is to user Google Maps App.

Step 1: Select Google Map App

Step 2: In the search bar, type in the destination

Step 3: Click the "Directions" tab

Step 4: Just below the Destination text box there are various transportation mode. Selection the train icon (public transport)

Step 5: Choose the best solution for you (a mixture of walking, bus, MRT train, Private Hire or Taxi)
Step 6: Follow the instructions. You can tap on each individual section of the trip to see the map's direction.

Google Maps is using the local public transportation information to suggest all the Bus Number to take so it is very efficient.

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