EZ link card

EZ link card is a Singapore prepaid card used as a convenient way to pay the fare for both buses and MRTs (Mass Rapid Transit) in Singapore. We strongly recommend Singapore tourists to buy an EZ link card or Singapore tourist pass, if you intend to travel around Singapore by bus and MRT. In this article we will tell you everything that you need to know about the prepaid card.

Where to purchase EZ link card?

It can be purchased at any of the TransitLink Ticket Offices and service centres at MRT stations. Purchasing it at MRT stations is more convenient, as most of the opening times are from 10am to 9pm. Below are some of the Ticket office at MRT stations located in the city area.

  • Orchard station 10a.m to 9p.m. Somerset station 10a.m. to 9p.m.
  • Changi airport 12 a.m. to 7.30p.m. Bugis Station 10a.m. to 9p.m.
  • City Hall station 8 a.m. to 9p.m.
  • Raffles place station 8a.m. to 9p.m.
  • closed on public holidays and Sundays

You can refer to TransitLink for more detail.

How to top up the value

You can top up your EZ link card at the General Ticketing Machine (GTM) at any MRT station or the Ticketing office. The minimum top up value is $10 and the maximum is $100 and you can either use cash or Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS) to top up your EZ link card. Note that if you are using cash please use the exact amount as no change will be issued.

How to use

Using at MRT: Tap your ez-link card on the card reader on the gate. If you require assistance with your card, you may approach the MRT Passenger Service Centre or the TransitLink Ticket Office.

Using at Buses: Tap your ez-link card on the entry card reader upon boarding. Before alighting, tap your card on the exit card reader.

The Singapore Tourist Pass

Singapore Tourist Pass is suitable for Singapore tourists who intended to travel for 1, 2 or 3 days on MRT or buses. The pass offers tourists unlimited travel for a day on Singapore's public buses and MRT trains.

Below are the prices

Types of Singapore Tourist Passes

  • 1-day Pass SGD 8.00
  • 2-day Pass SGD 16.00
  • 3-day Pass SGD 24.00

Excludes SDG 10.00 deposit which is fully refundable when Pass is returned within 5 days

Where to purchase Singapore Tourist Passes

You can purchase them over the counter at selected TransitLink Ticket Offices at MRT stations and at selected Singapore Visitor Centres. The most convenient method is to purchase them at Changi airport MRT station when you reach the airport. Alternatively, you can purchase the tourist pass at the MRT stations listed below

  • Orchard
  • Chinatown
  • City Hall
  • Raffles Place
  • Ang Mo Kio
  • HarbourFront
  • Bugis

You can also purchase them at the Tourist centre at Orchard station. Refer to Singapore tourist pass for details. Besides purchasing at specific location, you can also purchase the tourist pass online. Online purchases are available at Tourist pass online purchase. You can either have the Pass delivered to your hotel or pick it up at any of the location listed under Singapore tourist pass

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