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Singapore has several means of transport: airplane, metro, bus, taxi, etc. Read more in this article.

Singapore is one of the Asian countries which have the fastest and most developed transport systems. If you are moving there, traveling from one region to another should not be difficult. Existing transport facilities are modern and efficient. You can choose the means which best suits your travel itinerary and your budget. Airplanes, metro, bus and taxi services are easily accessible. You can also rent a car.

Bus

The bus remains one of the fastest and most economical ways to travel across the country. Most buses are comfortable and air conditioned. You will find bus stops and bus terminals everywhere in the country. However, make sure to pay the exact amount of the trip as the driver does not return the change. You can also buy tickets which are valid for one or three days. These are available in some hotels, metro stations and shops. Prices vary between S$5 and 15. Note that these vary depending on the distance traveled.

 Good to know:

Buses are generally operational between 6 am and 11.30 pm. But some are also available at night between 11.30 pm and 4.30 am on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays.

 Useful links:

SBS Transit www.sbstransit.com.sg
SMRT Buses www.smrt.com.sg
Comfort Del Gro Bus www.comfortdelgrobus.com.sg
Hin Hup Bus Service www.bus.com.sg

Subway

Subway is also one of the fastest and most reliable means of transport in Singapore. The country has several fast and modern subway lines running through different cities. Most subways are clean, comfortable and air conditioned. It is the most convenient way to get to work every day. Subway and stations are underground in the city center, but exterior in the suburbs. Tickets can be purchased at stations.

 Useful links:

SMRT Metro www.smrt.com.sg

 Good to know:

You can buy your tickets or a Tourist Day Pass to travel by subway. This will allow you to travel by bus and subway several times a day without any restriction on the distance. Prices vary according to the number of days. These usually range between 10 and S$ 25.

Taxi

You will easily find a taxi anywhere in Singapore. You simply have to go to taxi stand in your neighborhood. Some will stop in the street at your signal. You can also book a taxi on the phone but higher fees will be charged.

Rates are rather affordable, depending on the number of kilometers covered. Taxis are equipped with a sealed meter. It is therefore impossible to tamper with it. Note, however, that supplementary fees apply during peak hours, at night and on public holidays. Note that fares are increased by 50% from midnight to 6 a.m.

 Useful links:

City Cab www.cdgtaxi.com.sg
Transcab Services www.transcabservices.com.sg
SMRT Taxis www.smrt.com.sg

Aircraft

Most international airlines fly to and from Singapore. The country has a large international airport at Changi. However, there are no local or regional lines.

Ticket prices vary according to the different airline companies and destinations. Some of them may offer attractive packages at competitive prices.

 Useful links:

Singapore Airlines www.singaporeair.com
British Airways www.britishairways.com
Lufthansa www.lufthansa.com
Changi Airport www.changiairport.com

Rent a car

There are a quite small number of private cars in Singapore. It is due to high taxes on vehicles imposed by the government. But you can rent a car if you prefer to travel alone or with your family. Prices can be negotiated with the car rental company.

 Good to know:

Most cars are equipped with a cash card which is a magnetic card that allows automatic toll when you pass a border. Prices vary according to the passage time.

 Useful links:

Sixt www.sixt.fr
Hertz www.hertz.fr
Avis www.avis.com.sg
Alpine Car Rental www.alpinecarrental.com.sg

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