Travelling Within Singapore

The public transport system in Singapore offers tourists many options to make their way around the island. Taxis, buses and the Mass Rapid Transit Train (MRT) are the most common options.

Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)

Train System Map July 2014-2The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is probably the fastest way to get around Singapore besides taxis. To find out more feel free to view the train’s many stations and schedules here.

You can also download the train route map from here and use it to navigate your way around our island.

Click here for train and public bus guides and services. is also another handy website for planning your journey.



You should be able to hail a taxi without any problems in most parts of Singapore. However, do remember that taxis are only allowed to pick up or alight passengers at designated taxi stands in the city centre. Hotels and shopping centre taxi stands are always good places to hail a taxi.

If you’re travelling in a group, carrying a lot of shopping or luggage, or unable to find a taxi for any other reason, you may want to book a taxi to get to your desired destination. A booking fee is applicable for taxi bookings and charges vary for different taxi companies. Most concierge services will also be happy to call a taxi for you.

A very useful and easy to use mobile app for booking taxis, especially during peak hours, is GrabTaxi. It’s free to use and is the fastest taxi booking app in Singapore, available for both iPhones and Android phones.