Domestic Transportation in Singapore

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Means of Transport Recommended in Town


An efficient public transportation network of taxis, buses and the modern Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system ensures that travelling cross this city state is hassle-free and extremely affordable.

Buy an ez-link card. It can be used both for MRT and Buses.
Maps of Urban Networks
UT Library on line
Singapore Network Map
Urban Transport Agencies
SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) of Singapore is the premier multi-modal transport service provider.
Find an Itinerary
SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) of Singapore is the premier multi-modal transport service provider.
Taxi Companies
Taxi Operators' Associations

Transportation From Airport to City Centre:






Car Rental
Singapore - Changi Intl (SIN 19 km / 12 miles SGD 22-30 / 25 min SGD 2 SGD 2.80 / 25-30 min Available

Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

Most commonly used transportation is The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) it is a modern, air-conditioned passenger train service with stations all over the island. Trains operate from 0530 hrs until 0030 hrs daily. Travelling on the MRT is cheap, with rides ranging from SGD 0.80 to a maximum of SGD 1.70.


MRT has two operators : SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) and SBS Transit

Taxi's are a little bit expensive and take long duration to reach the destination. For a group of four passengers with luggage Taxi is recommended.

Rail Companies
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (Malayan Railways Limited);
SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT)
SBS Transit


Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
Singapore Airlines Major No Yes
Silk Air Major No Yes
Tiger Airways Low Cost No Yes
Valuair, now Orange Start Low Cost No Yes

You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Traveling By Yourself

Driving in Singapore is considered safe. A right permit is required for driving in Singapore which is issued by Land Transport Authority . Public streets and commuter facilities are well-lit for the safety of all road-users. Traffic signs and directional signs are clear and plentiful. Some sections of highways are restricted during rush hours.
Driver's License
For foreign tourist residing in Singapore for less then 6 months, the International Driving Permit (IDP) is recognized, but a Singaporean driving license is required for all drivers who are staying in Singapore for more than 1 year.
Conditions For Renting a Vehicle
23 years, however rental costs are very high.
Rental Agencies
Automotive Rental Trade Association of Singapore
Tolls or Taxes
Motorists are required to produce valid road tax discs and insurance certificates for their cars when purchasing the Autopass Card.

There are no VEP charges on Saturdays, Sundays, all Singapore Public Holidays, and weekdays from 1700 hrs to 0200 hrs.

Road Maps
Find an Itinerary
Traffic Conditions Online
Transport & Travel eTown
Parking Facilities
Parking facilities are available and information can be found from Onemotoring.




Singapore uses an advanced car parking system, where car parking space sensors detect whether the position is filled or not.


Rules of the Road

Minimum Driving Age
17 years
Side of the Road For Driving
Speed Limits
The speed limit is 50 km/h on roads and 70-80 km/h on expressways.
Safety Belts
Permitted Amount of Alcohol in the Blood
80 mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.



National Roads Organizations
Singapore Police Force

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