With the launch of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system in 1987, commuters in Singapore enjoy a comprehensive public transport network similar to other developed cities. There are also the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) systems that link MRT stations within the HDB housing estates.
Train Service Timings
• Trains operate from 5.30 am to Midnight daily.
• The first and last train departure times vary between stations, as well as on weekends and Public Holidays.
TRAVEL EARLY, TRAVEL FREE ON THE MRT
Free travel is available on the MRT for all commuters who tap out at 16 city areas* before 7.45am on weekdays (excluding public holidays).
If you are able and willing to make changes to your travel schedule and travel earlier into the city area before the peak hour, we encourage you to do so. For those who miss the cut-off timing for free travel by a few minutes, you can still enjoy 50 cents off your train fare if you exit at any of the 16 stations* between 7.45am and 8.00am on weekdays (excluding public holidays).
To be eligible for free MRT rides or $0.50 off train fare, the point of entry cannot be from any of the 16 stations. The 16 designated stations are: *Bayfront, Bras Basah, Bugis, Chinatown, City Hall, Clarke Quay, Dhoby Ghaut, Esplanade, Lavender, Marina Bay, Orchard, Outram Park, Promenade, Raffles Place, Somerset and Tanjong Pagar.
For more information on train fares, please click here.
MRT System Map
The Interactive MRT System Map allows you to find out the fare between any two stations with a few easy clicks!