Land Transport Authority

Fares & Payment Methods


About Taxi Fares

  • All taxi rides are metered.
  • Taxi fares are based on a flag-down fare and the distance travelled.
  • Additional surcharges may also apply (e.g. peak period, late night hiring surcharges).
  • If you call for a taxi, a booking fee also applies. Please refer to the websites of the respective taxi operators for detailed information of taxi booking fees.
  • The total fare is shown on the taxi meter.
  • If you call for a taxi or book one using other third-party platforms, a booking fee also applies. This fee may be reflected on the taxi meter as well or charged to you separately by a third-party service provider.
  • Ask for a receipt at the end of your journey (Note: taxi journeys made through registered third-party taxi booking service providers may have a separate receipt for the booking fee component provided electronically or by the taxi driver).
  • You may pay with cash, credit card, NETS, or CEPAS stored-value cards, subject to the availability of such payment devices in the taxis. Cashless payment charges may apply.

TIP: Always ask the taxi driver at the beginning of the journey if you have any queries about the mode of payment, or if they have change for a big note.


Basic UNIT CHARGES

Taxi Type Standard Taxis Premium Taxis
Flag-down fare S$3.20 to S$3.90 S$3.90 to S$5.00
Distance rate Beyond first KM and up to tenth KM 22 to 25 cents every 400 metres 30 to 33 cents every 400 metres
After tenth KM 22 to 25 cents every 350 metres 30 to 33 cents every 350 metres
Waiting time rate 22 to 25 cents every 45 seconds 30 to 33 cents every 45 seconds


Time and LOCATION Surcharges

Taxi surcharges vary by operator and types of taxis.


Time-Based Surcharges

Peak Period Surcharge

(i) Weekdays starting at 6am and ending before 9.30am, excluding  Public Holidays

(ii) Any day including Public Holidays starting at 6pm and ending before 12 midnight

25% of meter fare

Late Night Hiring Surcharge

Starting at 12 midnight of a day and ending before 6am the next day

50% of meter fare


LOCATION Surcharges

City Area Surcharge

Within the period starting at 5pm and before midnight on any day

S$3.00

Changi Airport Surcharge

[Within the boundaries of the Changi Airport as declared in CAAS Notification 2009 (G.N NO. S293/2009)]

(a) If the hiring of the taxi begins on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday within the period starting at 5pm and ending before midnight

(b) if the hiring of the taxi begins at any other time



 

(a) S$5.00

(b) S$3.00                                            

Seletar Airport Surcharge

[within the boundaries of the Seletar Airport as declared in CAAS Notification 2009 (G.N. No. S294/2009)]

Any time on any day

S$3.00

Marina Bay Sands

Any Sunday or public holiday within the period starting at 6am and ending before 5pm the same day

 

Applicable for SMRT and Prime taxis only

S$3.00

Resorts World Sentosa

Any time on any day

S$3.00

Singapore Expo Centre

Any time on any day

S$2.00

Marina Bay Cruise Centre

(a) If the hiring of the taxi begins within the period starting at 7am and ending before 11am the same day

(b) If the hiring of the taxi begins at any other time 

 

 

(a) S$5.00

(b) S$3.00

Gardens by the Bay

Any time on any day

S$3.00

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

Any time on any day

Applicable to Prime taxis only

S$3.00

 

Fuji Xerox Towers

For every journey the hiring of which ends, on any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, at the Fuji Xerox Towers at 80 Anson Road, is

(if charged)

 

an amount that is equal to the road user charge that would have been payable if the taxi had been driven through the gantry – 

(a) at the junction of Anson Road and Keppel Road; and 

(b) during the restricted hours within the meaning of the ERP Rules.