Travel options in Singapore

There are numerous options for travel in Singapore available to you, and the infrastructure in the country is advanced, safe and efficient. If you are coming here for a short trip, it is advised that you take public transport to get to your destination.

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Getting around Singapore

Plane

Your flight will probably arrive in Singapore’s Changi Airport, one of the best airports in the world. As Singapore is a small country, it is very easy to access the rest of the island via public transportation like trains and buses.

Train

The train system in Singapore is called the MRT, or Mass Rapid Transit system. A core component of travel in Singapore, It is easy to understand and access. A detailed map of all the train stations and the lines connecting them can easily be found in every train station and online. Most of the landmarks in Singapore are within walking distance of an MRT station. It is also convenient for you to purchase a pass from one of the booths outside an MRT station. If you are in need of any help, a friendly officer at the control center located in every MRT station can help you to plot your route and resolve your difficulties with travel in Singapore.

Train breakdowns are extremely rare in Singapore and shuttle services will be provided in case one happens. The average waiting time for trains is less than 5 minutes in Singapore, so they are very fast indeed. New lines are being added to the network like the Downtown Line, so do check if they can get you to your destination faster.

Bus

Buses, like trains, are fast and convenient and an important part of Singapore travel. A quick search online can show you the specific routes of buses and the bus stops that they stop at. They are all air-conditioned and the network of buses span all across Singapore. Driving safely is the number one priority for buses in Singapore, so you can expect smooth, quick and accident-free rides.

Like trains, bus breakdowns are practically non-existent and it is perfectly safe to travel in Singapore by yourself even at night. They are all public services so you can expect to be riding with locals all the time. The average waiting time for buses is slower than trains at around 10 minutes per bus.

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More ways of traveling around Singapore

Taxi

If you need to get to your destination quickly, taxis are the way to go in Singapore. You can either hire a taxi off the streets or use an app like Uber or Grab to hire a driver to bring you to your destination. Average waiting time for such rides is close to 6 minutes. You can be rest assured that the drivers in Singapore follow the rules of the road and obey traffic signals, and it is very rare to hear of drivers cheating their customers of money by taking longer routes or driving in circles.

Private Car

While it is possible for you to rent a car in Singapore provided you have an international driver’s license, it is not recommended for short trips since the public transport is already efficient and cheap enough. Furthermore, cars on Singapore drive on the left hand side of the road so you may not be used to it if you drive on the right hand side in your home country.

Regardless, there are several car companies in Singapore whom you can try your luck with such as Avis and Drive.sg. Do remember to follow traffic rules as you travel in Singapore!

Bicycle

Bicycle rentals in Singapore have become increasingly common and convenient. Apart from renting one at a kiosk, you can also use an app like oBike or Mobike to rent one cheaply. You can find these bikes very easily at any residential or retail location and they are a breeze to use.

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Abigail Alvin
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Singapore Discovery Walking Trail

This was a great tour to understand a little more about the history and culture of Singapore.
Alvin met us at Telok Ayer station and communicated with us over WhatsApp before to arrange the meet up.
We visited 4 different places of worship. Our favourite was the Taoist/Buddhist Chinese Temple.
We visited a hawker centre which was buzzing and had a refreshing fruit juice and tried chicken rice.
We really enjoyed Alvin’s knowledge and pride in Singapore. Seeing the wooden model of Singapore really helped us to understand the size of the the country.
In China Town, Alvin explained how most Singaporeans live and we visited the 24th floor of a block of flats for a great view of the places we had just explored.
Alvin also took us to the Malay area of Singapore which we went back to later. Without Alvin’s tour we would never have found that little area.
We were only in Singapore for one full day and I am so pleased that we decided to book Alvin’s tour. It was the perfect antidote to all of the shopping malls and as it was just the two of us and Alvin the whole experience was much more chilled out than other tours.
I can highly recommend this tour to anybody who wants a real flavour of Singapore life.
Thanks Alvin! You’re a star!

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Timo Daniel
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Local Markets & Temples Tour

Daniel was a great guide with profound knowledge of Chinatown, its history and places worth to visit. The included food tasting allowed us to taste food we would probably not have tried without the tour. Not all of it was to our liking, but that's part of the game I think. The only reason I am not giving 10/10, is that we didn't really establish a personal connection with our guide, which might be asked too much - I know. Anyway, it's a good value tour and certainly worth to recommend!

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Phil Alvin
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Singapore Discovery Walking Trail

Thanks for a great tour Alvin - really enjoyed it and it was great to see so much of Singapore!
Crossland Family