Getting Around


Singapore has one of the most advanced public transport systems in the region. Public transport in Singapore covers a variety of transport modes such as bus, rail and taxi. The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and the Light Rail Transit runs within a few neighborhoods. These are probably the most affordable and time-efficient ways to travel in Singapore. The main island of Singapore is connected to the other islands by ferryboat services.

Tricycle rickshaws (or better known as trishaws in Singapore) are used to ferry tourists around the city area for sightseeing trips. Bus transport in Singapore is the most comprehensive and affordable means of public transport for the masses, with over two million rides taken per day on average on the buses of the two main public transport providers SBS Transit and SMRT Corporation. The expressways of Singapore are special roads that allow motorists to travel quickly from one urban area to another. Taxicabs are a popular form of public transport in the compact city state of Singapore, with fares considered relatively low compared to those in most cities in developed countries.