Train Fares & Travel Cards

All train and bus journeys can be paid for with contactless stored value smartcards. You can also pay with cash.

 

Distance Fares: How Are These Calculated?

Whether by bus or train, the distance fare scheme means you pay for the distance you travel in a single journey, no more, no less.

 

Travel Cards

Standard Ticket

Standard Ticket
Can only be used on MRT and LRT rides for both single and return trips. It can be used up to six times within 30 days from the date of purchase.

 

The purchase price includes a deposit of 10 cents and this is automatically refunded on the travel fare of the third trip. A user also enjoys a 10-cent discount on the sixth trip.

Adult Stored Value Smartcard

Adult Stored Value Smartcard

NETS Flash Pay

Comes in various modes, the two most common being EZ-Link and Nets FlashPay. You can buy this from any Ticket Office or Passenger Service Centre, and top-up via:

  • General Ticketing Machines
  • Add Value Machine Plus
  • TransitLink Ticket Office
  • AXS Stations
  • DBS/POSB/OCBC Automatic Teller Machines
  • 7-Eleven stores
  • SingPost outlets

 

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 

 

TAKE OUT YOUR CARD AND TAP

Take out your card and tap poster

It is good practice to take out your travel card to tap when commuting. This will ensure quicker entry/exit at MRT station and on board buses.

The reason is to prevent ‘card clash’— multiple cards detected at MRT fare gates and card readers on buses. As a result, the fare gates and card readers cannot discern which card you would like to use for your commute.

This happens when you place a few travel cards together in the same wallet (e.g. ez-link, NETS FlashPay, EMV-chipped credit/debit cards etc).  

Some scenarios where a card clash may occur:

Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3

2 or more travel cards (ez-link, NETS FlashPay etc) are placed together in the same wallet and tapped on the MRT fare gate/card reader on buses.

More than 1 EMV-chipped contactless credit/debit card are housed in the same wallet and tapped on the MRT fare gate/card reader on buses.

Multiple Cards (EMV-chipped credit/ debit card, ez-link, NETS FlashPay etc) are housed in the same wallet and tapped on the MRT fare gate/card reader on buses.

Singapore Tourist Pass

The Singapore Tourist Pass

See Singapore like the locals with all-day unlimited travel on rail and regular bus services.

Children travel free!

Children below 0.9m in height and accompanied by a fee-paying commuter travel for free on trains and buses.

Making a claim?

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