Bus Fares & Ticketing

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:

EZ Link CardsNets Flash Pay

  • 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.

Learn more about ticketing services at Transit Link.


Discounts on travel fare

Concession Card Logo

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.

Find out more about these concession cards and its benefits

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

  • You may make up to 5 transfers within a single journey; there is a 45-minute time allowance between each transfer.
  • You can take up to 2 hours to complete your journey.
  • You should enter and exit the train network only once in a journey.
  • Your current bus service must not be the same number as preceding bus service.



Fare Calculator

Learn more about distance fares

Distance Fare Table

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If there is an error in your fare, submit a Transit Link claim form.

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