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Singapore Transportation-Driving

Last updated on December 30th, 2016 at 02:20 am

Singapore Transportation-Driving! 

Travellers  are generally able to drive internationally with the International driving Licence (subject of the laws of the country you are travelling to) and usually both your home country licence and the international one must be presented to any police check points when you are overseas.

Contact the driving authority in the country you are planning to visit to find out their driver licence requirements.

When you fly into Singapore, you will be arriving at the award winning Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), located in the east of the country.Traveling within Singapore is quite convenient, with many modern, easily accessible options.

What do you know about Singapore Transportation-Driving

The Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) is the main transit system, spanning the entire country. The MRT normally begins operation at 5:30 a.m. and runs till midnight, with tickets normally between 1 and 2 SGD.

Singapore also offers a great option with the tourist pass, which normally costs around 8 SGD per day and allows you to have unlimited rides on the MRT and bus services. These passes can be bought at various locations such as the airport, MRT stations, Transitlink ticket offices, visitor centers and City Hall.  

The bus system (which is lauded as one of the best in the world) operates on a similar time schedule, beginning at 6:00 a.m. and finishing at midnight. If you don’t plan to purchase the tourist pass, bus fares are usually about the same price as the MRT, but you may have to pay a small amount more for air-conditioned buses.


  • If you are holding a visitor’s visa  in Singapore for less than six months and hold an international driver’s licence, you can legally drive in Singapore.

Be sure to learn the local driving regulations as they may be different from those in your home country. Also, make sure you travel insurance is covering car renting damages. See driving regulation always before drive in another country 

  • Our personal advice, Smartraveller are  always happy to use trains, busses, taxis or rent a car with a driver. Plan your Journey with MRT: