How do I pay for my bus fare?
You can pay your bus fare with cash or with a stored value card. There are different stored value cards:
- Adult stored value smartcard (EZ-Link and NETS Flashpay)
- Concession cards
How do I use my smartcard?
To pay for your bus trip:
- Just tap your smartcard on the reader when you board the bus and tap it again when you alight. The card reader will show the cost of the journey and the amount left in your card.
- You may also pay with cash, but no change will be given. Take the bus ticket as proof of receipt when you pay with cash.
- Visitors to Singapore can use the Singapore Tourist Pass, which offers all-day unlimited travel on MRT and LRT trains, and basic bus services.
Discounts on travel fare
Adults, Children, Students, Senior Citizens, National Servicemen, Persons with Disabilities and Workfare Income Supplement recipients can use their respective concession cards to enjoy fare discounts.
How are bus fares calculated?
Fares are charged based on the total distance travelled (regardless if it is on a bus or train).
This integrated fare structure means there are no additional costs, like boarding charges for every trip. You have the flexibility to transfer to different buses or trains without incurring any fare penalty.
To enjoy more savings from the distance fare scheme, pay for your journey with an EZ-Link or NETS Flashpay stored value card.
About Distance Fares
- All journeys must be within 2 hours of the first boarding (on the same journey).
- Maximum of 5 transfers can be made within a journey.
- Multiple rail transfers allowed with no additional boarding charges.
- 45 minutes for transfers between rail station and bus service, or between different bus services.
- 15 minutes for transfers between different rail stations.
- Current bus service must not be the same number as the preceding bus service.
- No exit and re-entry at the same station.
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