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


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.


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.


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.

Top "moving around" experiences in Singapore

Island Hopping with a Local


€49.00 p.p.

Half Day Biking in the Heartlands


€53.00 p.p.

Day Trip to Pulau Ubin


€39.00 p.p.

More ways of traveling around Singapore


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 Do remember to follow traffic rules as you travel in Singapore!


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.

Top Cool Tours in Singapore

Singapore with Kids!


€39.00 p.p.

The Best of Singapore in a Day



€79.00 p.p.

Famous Sights & Secrets Tour



€38.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Egle Alvin

Singapore Discovery Walking Trail

Alvin was a very knowledgeable and very informative host. We had a great time together while discovering the core streets of Singapore, getting to know about it's development from back in the days to these days, hearing the stories we've never read about before, visiting the gallery together, tasting a very local coffee in a very local place. The top of the experience was the last stop where we saw the city from the top of one of local buildings. The skyline is juts breathtaking! Thank you Alvin for a great half of the day together and for your warm welcoming! :)

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Withlocals host
Carolyn Daniel

Local Markets & Temples Tour

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Manon Carlene

Speakeasy & Rooftop Bar Experience

I had a great time with Carlene on the speakeasy bar! We tried a few different cocktails which were amazing and the bartenders know how to make a drink to your liking. Thanks for a great evening and showing us the secret bars!