The Common Transportation in Singapore

As many people know, Singapore has the most dense population in the world. The Roads in Singapore take up 12% of total city land area. Many parts of Singapore are accessible by road, now, Singapore is able to maintain an internationally acclaimed transport system and is at the forefront of managing traffic at social acceptable levels. Singapore has provided easy-flowing traffic for the convenience of people from all over the world. These include major extensions of MRT and LRT rails, integration of bus services and regulating taxi services. The following is the guide of the transportation in this beautiful city.

Rail(MRT&LRT system)

singapore-mrtThe Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is the most important transport in this city, it is a standard gauge system with a total rail network length of 157.9 km (98.11 mi) and 102 stations, including under-construction and under-planning. In 1999, The Light Rail Transit (LRT), with 14 stations, serves the Bukit Panjang and Choa Chu Kang estates and is linked to the MRT.

There are four main lines running in Singapore:

1. The North South Line, the East West Line, the Circle Line, operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation).

2. The North East Line operated by SBS Transit. The future Downtown Line will be operated by SBS Transit.

In case that you want to move quickly and easily from place to place in Singapore, the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) will be the best choice, it has got most of Singapore covered and it is safe, clean and reliable, arriving every three to eight minutes from 5.30am to 12.30am daily 

Bus (SBS Transit) in Singapore

Bus (SBS TransitSBS Transit is Singapore’s major bus service operator, it covers 75% of the scheduled bus market share in Singapore with 250 bus services and a fleet of close to 3,000 buses. Most of their buses are equipped with air-conditioning and provides trunk, feeder, Express, Townlink and Premium services. If you want to discover Singapore’s bustling nightlife, SBS Transit also provides special bus services called the Nite Owl, which operate on Fridays, Saturdays and the eve of Public Holidays.

In Singapore, take a bus is highly unlikely to lose your way in this city. Offering bus arrival time estimation on a real time basis, SBS Transit provides travel solutions by bus based on the cheapest fare, shortest walking distance or shortest travelling time.

1. SBS Transit

Routes: More than 300 services (2013)

Fleet: More than 3,000 buses (2013)

2. SMRT Buses

Routes: More than 100 routes (2013)

Fleet: More than 900 buses (2013)

 Taxis in Singapore

Taxis in SingaporeIt’s easy to get a taxi, except perhaps during certain public holidays or when there is heavy rain. Taxis in Singapore are relatively inexpensive during normal fare hours, but unfortunately those hours are painfully limited. The morning and evening rush hour see rates go up by 35 percent, and anyone exploring Singapore’s nightlife must plan on a 50 percent markup for taxi rides between midnight and 6 a.m. Taxi fares are relatively cheap compared to other major cities in the world though you will need to take note of surcharges for ERP, peak hours, midnight, public holidays and certain locations such as Singapore Changi International Airport and Singapore Expo.

 The Rate of Taxi in Singapore:

Basic fare




Flag-Down (inclusive of 1st km or less)




Every 400m thereafter or less up to 10km




Every 350 metres thereafter or less after 10 km




Every 45 secs of waiting or less




Airport Transfer(Singapore Changi Airport)

Transfer(Singapore Changi Airport)Most tour packages are inclusive of transfers to and from the Singapore Changi Airport. If these details are not in your itinerary, you may want to call your hotel and arrange for transport. Otherwise, the taxi stands at the airport are abundant and well-manned by operators who will be familiar with your transportation needs. The following two are popular companies that provide the airport transfer service, which you can book even before you travel to Singapore, a half or full day in advance.

1. Limo Taxi (

2. Limousine Cab (



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