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MRT/LRT Fares

How much is the ticket fare?

You can use the General Ticketing Machine (GTM) as it will display the ticket fare once you select your destination station. Or you can simply refer to the Station Fare Chart to find your ticket fare.

The fares for the stored value smartcard and the Standard Ticket will be deducted automatically at the faregate.

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How do I pay for the fare?

You can choose to use the following:

  • Stored Value Smartcard (e.g. EZ-Link smartcard, NETS FlashPay card)
  • Standard Ticket
  • Park & Ride Card
  • Train Concession Pass
  • Hybrid Concession Pass
  • Singapore Tourist Pass

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How do I use the smartcard at the MRT/LRT stations?

Simply tap your stored value smartcard or Standard Ticket on the card reader mounted on top of the entry faregate. A green or orange light means it is clear to proceed through the entry faregate.

Kindly take note that you will need a minimum travel value of $3 in your stored value smartcard in order to pass through the entry faregate.

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How do I get to the platform of the stations?

There are directional signs that you can follow to go to the platform. Please check the destination number of your destination station to ensure that you are going to the correct platform.

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What are the important things to take note while waiting for my train?

  1. Please stand behind the yellow line while waiting for the train.
  2. Never go down to the tracks even if you have dropped something onto the guideway. Please use the intercom, emergency telephone (for Bt Panjang LRT) or emergency fire phone (for Sengkang/Punggol LRT) at the platform to speak to staff for assistance.
  3. There are tactile paths to guide the visually impaired. Kindly stay clear from the tactile pathway.

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How will I know when my train is arriving?

There are 2 systems that help inform passengers of transit information such as train arrival times and destinations. They are Rail Travel Information System (RATIS) for the MRT and Passenger Information System (PIS) for the NEL.

It will also display messages if there are any train disruptions.

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What are the important things to take note when boarding the train?

  1. When the train arrives, please allow alighting passengers to move out first.
  2. If you hear the warning signal indicating the closing of train doors, please do not rush in.
  3. Kindly move inside the train to avoid crowding at the doorway.
  4. When making transfers, use the line diagram in the train to counter-check for the right interchange station.
  5. Prepare to alight when your destination is announced.

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How do I leave the station once I alight from my train?

  1. Simply follow the “Way Out” and “Exit” signs to the concourse, then proceed to the exit faregate where you can see a lit green arrow.
  2. Tap your stored value smartcard or Standard Ticket on the card reader mounted on top of the exit faregate. The correct fare will be automatically calculated and deducted from your stored value smartcard. You will see the remaining value of your card on the digital display on top of the faregate.
  3. A green or orange light means it is clear to proceed through the exit faregate.
  4. If you are behind other passengers and the faregate is open, just tap your stored value smartcard or Standard Ticket on the card reader and proceed as soon as the green light appears. If you are unable to exit, please approach the Passenger Service Centre for help.

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Oh no! I keep tapping my card but the faregate won't open. What should I do?

If the gates refuse to open despite tapping your card, it might be due to insufficient stored value in the card. Not to worry! Just go to the Passenger Service Centre or the GTM at unmanned LRT stations to pay the additional fare for that portion of the journey not covered by your card.

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Is there a time limit for MRT/LRT travel?

Yes there is. Kindly refer below for the time limit.

  1. Travel within the time allow for your trip:

    • Entry and exit at the same station = 20 minutes
    • Exit 1 to 4 stations away = 40 minutes
    • Exit 5 to 9 stations away = 60 minutes
    • Exit 10 to 15 stations away = 75 minutes
    • Exit 16 to 24 stations away = 100 minutes
    • Exit over 24 stations = 120 minutes
  2. For entry & exit at same station within 20 minutes, the minimum fare applies.
  3. If you exceed the time allowed, your ticket will be rejected by the faregate.
  4. Go to the Passenger Service Centre or GTM located in the paid area at unmanned LRT Stations to pay an administrative charge of $2 for your ticket to be upgraded.

Please note that this applies to concession cardholders with valid concession pass as well. 

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ADULT FARES STRUCTURE

APPROVED BUS FARES

Adult Fare Structure (Aircon Trunk Services)

Train and Bus fares shown are based on various permutations. For more information, please visit our E-Guide for the exact fares.

Distance Fare Per Ride (cent)
Card Cash
Up to 3.2 km 77 140
3.3 km - 4.2 km 87 160
4.3 km - 5.2 km 97 160
5.3 km - 6.2 km 107 160
6.3 km - 7.2 km 116 180
7.3 km - 8.2 km 123 180
8.3 km - 9.2 km 129 180
9.3 km - 10.2 km 133 200
10.3 km - 11.2 km 137 200
11.3 km - 12.2 km 141 220
12.3 km - 13.2 km 145 220
13.3 km - 14.2 km 149 220
14.3 km - 15.2 km 153 220
15.3 km - 16.2 km 157 230
16.3 km - 17.2 km 161 230
17.3 km - 18.2 km 165 230
18.3 km - 19.2 km 169 230
19.3 km - 20.2 km 172 240
20.3 km - 21.2 km 175 240
21.3 km - 22.2 km 178 240
22.3 km - 23.2 km 181 240
23.3 km - 24.2 km 183 250
24.3 km - 25.2 km 185 250
25.3 km - 26.2 km 187 250
26.3 km - 27.2 km 188 250
27.3 km - 28.2 km 189 250
28.3 km - 29.2 km 190 250
29.3 km - 30.2 km 191 250
30.3 km - 31.2 km 192 250
31.3 km - 32.2 km 193 250
32.3 km - 33.2 km 194 250
33.3 km - 34.2 km 195 250
34.3 km - 35.2 km 196 250
35.3 km - 36.2 km 197 250
36.3 km - 37.2 km 198 250
37.3 km - 38.2 km 199 250
38.3 km - 39.2 km 200 250
39.3 km - 40.2 km 201 250
Over 40.2 km 202 250

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Adult Fare Structure (Residential Feeder Services)

   Type of Bus    Fare Per Ride (cent)
Card Cash
Aircon 77 140

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Adult Fare Structure (Express/Fast Forward Services)

Distance Fare Per Ride (cent)
Card Cash
Up to 3.2 km 137 220
3.3 km - 4.2 km 147 220
4.3 km - 5.2 km 157 220
5.3 km - 6.2 km 167 220
6.3 km - 7.2 km 176 220
7.3 km - 8.2 km 183 220
8.3 km - 9.2 km 189 235
9.3 km - 10.2 km 193 235
10.3 km - 11.2 km 197 235
11.3 km - 12.2 km 201 250
12.3 km - 13.2 km 205 250
13.3 km - 14.2 km 209 250
14.3 km - 15.2 km 213 250
15.3 km - 16.2 km 217 265
16.3 km - 17.2 km 221 265
17.3 km - 18.2 km 225 265
18.3 km - 19.2 km 229 265
19.3 km - 20.2 km 232 280
20.3 km - 21.2 km 235 280
21.3 km - 22.2 km 238 280
22.3 km - 23.2 km 241 280
23.3 km - 24.2 km 243 300
24.3 km - 25.2 km 245 300
25.3 km - 26.2 km 247 300
26.3 km - 27.2 km 248 300
27.3 km - 28.2 km 249 300
28.3 km - 29.2 km 250 300
29.3 km - 30.2 km 251 300
30.3 km - 31.2 km 252 300
31.3 km - 32.2 km 253 300
32.3 km - 33.2 km 254 300
33.3 km - 34.2 km 255 300
34.3 km - 35.2 km 256 300
35.3 km - 36.2 km 257 300
36.3 km - 37.2 km 258 300
37.3 km - 38.2 km 259 300
38.3 km - 39.2 km 260 300
39.3 km - 40.2 km 261 300
Over 40.2 km 262 300

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Nite Owl Services (Svcs 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N & 6N)

Flat Fares
  Card / Cash (Per Trip)
  Within HDB Town Between City & HDB Town
Adult $1.70 $4.40
Transfer benefits from Distance Fares and Monthly Concession Pass are not applicable.

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NightRider (Svcs NR1, NR2, NR3, NR5, NR6, NR7 & NR8)

Flat Fares
Card / Cash $4.50

To enjoy a free transfer to another NightRider service, passengers must tap their cards on the exit reader upon alighting from the first NightRider service. The time allowed for free transer is within 45 minutes.


Transfer benefits from Distance Fares and Monthly Concession Pass are not applicable.

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Chinatown Direct Services (CT8 & CT18)

Flat Fares
  Adult
Card / Cash (Per Trip) $2.00
Transfer benefits from Distance Fares and Monthly Concession Pass are not applicable.

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Premium Bus Services

Fare Stages Card Fare Cash Fare
Flat fare (Per Trip) $2.70 - $5.50

$2.70 - $5.50

Flat fare (Per Trip) - For Weekend Bus Service 926 $1.90

$1.90

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APPROVED TRAIN FARES

Adult Fare Structures (MRT and LRT )

Distance Fare Per Ride (cent)
Card Cash
Up to 3.2 km 77 140
3.3 km - 4.2 km 87 160
4.3 km - 5.2 km 97 160
5.3 km - 6.2 km 107 160
6.3 km - 7.2 km 116 180
7.3 km - 8.2 km 123 180
8.3 km - 9.2 km 129 180
9.3 km - 10.2 km 133 200
10.3 km - 11.2 km 137 200
11.3 km - 12.2 km 141 220
12.3 km - 13.2 km 145 220
13.3 km - 14.2 km 149 220
14.3 km - 15.2 km 153 220
15.3 km - 16.2 km 157 230
16.3 km - 17.2 km 161 230
17.3 km - 18.2 km 165 230
18.3 km - 19.2 km 169 230
19.3 km - 20.2 km 172 240
20.3 km - 21.2 km 175 240
21.3 km - 22.2 km 178 240
22.3 km - 23.2 km 181 240
23.3 km - 24.2 km 183 250
24.3 km - 25.2 km 185 250
25.3 km - 26.2 km 187 250
26.3 km - 27.2 km 188 250
27.3 km - 28.2 km 189 250
28.3 km - 29.2 km 190 250
29.3 km - 30.2 km 191 250
30.3 km - 31.2 km 192 250
31.3 km - 32.2 km 193 250
32.3 km - 33.2 km 194 250
33.3 km - 34.2 km 195 250
34.3 km - 35.2 km 196 250
35.3 km - 36.2 km 197 250
36.3 km - 37.2 km 198 250
37.3 km - 38.2 km 199 250
38.3 km - 39.2 km 200 250
39.3 km - 40.2 km 201 250
Over 40.2 km 202 250

Note: The cash fares for trains apply specifically to the Standard Ticket which is bought from the General Ticketing Machines (GTMs).
              Click here to find out more about the Standard Ticket.

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Fares are updated as of 30 December 2016.