In Singapore, there will be no problems with moving around the city, even it will be easy to get to its most remote corners. This country can proud of its public transport network, because it is considered one of the most developed in the world.
In Singapore, the use of personal cars, it helps to avoid traffic congestion. Well-organized public transport creates no inconvenience when moving.
The content of the article
- 1 Payment of transportation fare in Singapore
- 2 Cash
- 3 Regular ticket
- 4 EZ-link card
- 5 Tourist pass
- 6 Directions for children
Transportation fare in Singapore
The fare on any type of transport is not fixed and depends on the number of stations / stops.
If you are in Singapore is not passing, and planning to be few days and a lot of travel, it will be more convenient and more profitable purchase an EZ-link card. But there are other ways.
You can pay the fare in 4 ways:
- Regular ticket
- EZ-link card
- Tourist pass card
In case you do not have an EZ-link card, in the bus a single trip can be paid in cash to the driver. You need to call the station where you go out and the driver will announce the cost directions Payment by cash only (by credit card), and, it is necessary to prepare a trifle, as the driver does not give change.
After payment you will be given a paper ticket, which must be saved. until the end of the trip.
The ticket that the driver issued after the fare was paid
A regular ticket is a cardboard card that can be use a maximum of 6 times. The ticket is valid only for payment. subway (MRT) and light metro (LRT). Card need “charge” in GTM slot machines before each ride. 6 times card throw away and buy a new one.
You can buy a cardboard ticket in GTM machines, which are in Terminal 2 and each metro and light metro stations. Herself the card is worth nothing, so “buy” means just paying the trip by selecting the desired station on the screen of the machine.
In my opinion, not very convenient thing, compared with Easy link. It is necessary not only to charge each time (sometimes by standing in queue), but the cost of travel will cost 2 times more than with card izy link.
Cardboard ticket for 6 trips
These cardboard tickets also have small discounts of 10 cents, if you use it all 6 times. The scheme is very complicated, therefore never mind, just pay what you say machine.
EZ-link is a convenient plastic magnetic card that can be used. pay for travel by subway, bus, monorail. She can even pay for purchases at 7/11 and many other stores. Cost of travel on such a map is the lowest, 2 times cheaper than cardboard cards.
EZ-link cards can be bought at the airport and at subway stations in ticket office TransitLink ticket office. Moreover, the ticket office may sometimes not work (see the ticket office at the two ends of the lobby). Therefore, if going to use, it is better to buy immediately upon arrival Exactly can be purchased at the box office at the stations: “Changi Airport”, “Orchard Road “,” Chinatown “,” City Hall “,” Raffles Place “,” Ang Mo Kio “, “HarbourFront” and “Bugis”.
Full list of cash registers and work schedule can also be viewed here and here At the airport, you can buy a card in Terminal 2 at the entrance to the subway, the ticket office is open from 8.00 to 21.00.
The card costs 12 SGD, where 7 SGD go to the card balance, and 5 SGD – This is a non-refundable deposit (the cost of the card itself). When buying a card in the network of 7-eleven stores the card will cost 10 SGD, where 5 SGD – this is the balance of the card, and the remaining 5 SGD is a non-refundable deposit.
Plastic card EZ-link
The card must be charged as funds are spent on it. This is done only in the subway in special machines GTM (not mixed up, there are no other machines), cash payment.
On machines there is a terminal for bank cards, but in fact, I could not pay the card (and other tourists with me also could not in the next machine). Then I saw an ad on other machines that credit cards are not accepted.
In GTM machines, EZ-link cards can only be replenished themselves cards are not sold there!
The card must be attached at the entrance to the transport and at the exit, trip cost is calculated automatically. Balance on the map always shown on the screen when you put the card on exit from transport.
The GTM terminal, in which you can replenish any card, in it you can still buy a regular cardboard ticket
What bills and coins accept. Bank cards are not allowed
The screen displays the cost of travel and the balance on the map
If there is money on your EZ-link card, it doesn’t matter. You can keep it for yourself and enjoy it on your next trip to Singapore, since the card is valid for 5 years. But you can pass card. You can return the card either at the subway ticket offices, or already at Airport Terminal 2 at the subway ticket office. When you return the card to you return the remaining amount on it. Deposit is not refundable.
This is also a public transport card. Singapore, but it has its big plus. Card fit for tourists who come for a couple of days and plan a lot use public transport. On the map you can ride in metro, light metro and bus without limits during the day.
The cost of the Tourist pass card depends on the number of days. On one the day the card will cost 10 SGD, for two – 16 SGD, for three – 20 SGD.
When you purchase, you additionally pay the cost of the card itself in size 10 SGD. This amount can then be refunded upon return card itself. The amount is refundable if the card you returned is not later than 5 days after purchase.
You can buy a Tourist pass at the same box office as the EZ-link card. You can replenish the card there.
You can calculate in advance how much your trips will cost. on the subway and bus using the travel calculator.
Singapore Tourist Pass
Travel for children
In Singapore, children under 7 years old travel free. But not to pay for the child must be issued to him a special nursery discount card (Child Concession Card). The card is issued once and it will be valid until the child reaches 7 years old.
You can arrange a card at the same box office where tickets are sold EZ-link – cash TransitLink ticket office. But only on certain stations. Therefore, I scored and the child went to the adult map, did not want to go specifically for the card.
For registration you only need a child and his passport. Just come to the TransitLink box office, say you need a card. Child Concession Card, give the child’s passport and wait further directions.
Here is a reminder is at the box office Transitlink
P.S. In general, Singapore is easy to navigate, many pointers, information is always duplicated in English language, everything is simple and clear.
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