Singapore - Travel by Train
With this one card you can travel on the buses and MRT without ever having to purchase a ticket or worry about the cost of the fare. The ez-link card is a stored-value, smart card that you tap over a card reader at the entrance and exit of stations and at the entrance and exit of buses. The reader automatically subtracts the fare from the card.
Purchase an ez-link card which costs S$15 ($5 deposit and $10 stored value) at the Passenger Service counter next to the ticket gates in MRT stations. Add value or top-up the card at the ticket machines in the stations using cash or ‘Nets’ (see Banking). Cards can also be topped-up automatically through the ‘GIRO’ system (see Banking). If you cannot figure out how to use the machines then you can add value to your ez-link card at the ticket office paying with cash or using your bank ATM card through the ‘Nets’ system. www.ezlink.com.sg
Single-trip tickets for MRT and LRT journeys are called a
Standard Ticket and can be purchased from ticket machines at station
entrances. These machines accept notes and coins and give change. You need
to know which station you want to travel to and choose it from a menu.
The price includes a $1 deposit for the smart card ticket which you tap on
the reader as you enter and exit the station. After the train journey, if
you return the smart card ticket to the machine within 30 days you can get
back the $1 deposit. The Standard Ticket is only valid for use on the day of
MRT trains run from 6am to midnight. Smoking, eating and drinking are not allowed on MRT trains or in the stations.
Children less than 0.9 metres tall can travel for free on buses if they are accompanied by an adult.
Child ez-link card – This is available for children up to age 8. When purchasing the card from the TransitLink ticket office in MRT stations, you must show the child’s birth certificate or passport (a photocopy is acceptable). The Child ez-link Card costs $6 (including $1 Card Deposit and has a minimum stored value of $5).
Students who are not Singaporean citizens are not eligible for student concession cards and must purchase an adult ez-link card.
Malaysian Railways – Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM)
Singapore Railway Station
Tel: + 65 6222 5165
Fax: + 65 6227 0313
There are several departures daily for Kuala Lumpur (approx 7 hours) and other Malaysian cities. Arrive at the station at least 30 minutes before departure to allow for clearance of Malaysian customs and passport control. The train will stop at Woodlands, where you will need to leave the train with your luggage, for Singapore passport control.