Getting Around Singapore

With various tourist attractions and activities to indulge in, Singapore promises a great holiday experience. If you are visiting the destination for the first time, knowing about the most efficient and pocket-friendly transport options to get to different places in the city can come in handy for you. While the fastest way to travel from one place to the other in Singapore is by the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train system, the bus network is apt for economical and convenient travel. Taxis are best when you want to visit somewhat offbeat places. Take a more detailed look at the various options for travelling around Singapore.

By Train

The Mass Rapid System (MRT) is perhaps the fastest mode of transport if you are looking for a quick way to get around the city. MRT’s extensive railway network is the key to the efficiency of the transport system. Most of the tourist attractions are within walking distance from the MRT stations. You can purchase single ride tickets if you are planning to visit a specific destination, but if you intend to take a tour of the city, Singapore Tourist Pass or EZ-Link stored value card are more economical and convenient options. All of the stations are accessible by kiddie-strollers and wheelchairs.

By Bus

Like the MRT, Singapore’s bus system also has an extensive transport network with the routes covering most of the places in Singapore. Buses are the best way to get around if you are on a shoestring budget or if you simply like to feast your eyes upon scenic views while travelling. You can use your Singapore Tourist Pass or an EZ-Link stored value card for travelling. You just have to tap the card on the card reader when you board and again when you are about to get down. The card reader is placed near the driver. Alternatively you can also pay for the tickets by cash but you need to tender exact change. Almost all of the buses have air conditioning to suit the tropical climate.

By Taxi

Taxis are apt for visiting places inaccessible to the MRT or buses. Most of the cabs are metered but the surcharges vary from one company to the other. If you want to get an idea of the final fare, ask the driver about their company’s surcharge rates and tally with the final rate. You can either hail a taxi from public places or taxi stands at places such as shopping malls, tourist attractions and hotels. You can alternatively book a cab from the common taxi booking number; 6-DIAL CAB (6342-5222).

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