Popular MRT Stations
1 Clarke Quay
2026 · 99 years · 696 Units
$3,209 avg psf
38 Middle Road
2023 · 99 years · 522 Units
$2,927 avg psf
Gardens by the Bay
As a horticultural attraction and one of Singapore’s national gardens, Gardens by the Bay is a popular destination for nature lovers. Diverse species of plants and flowers can be found in two curated domes, the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. The nearest MRT station is Gardens by the Bay.
About Singapore’s MRT map
The Singapore MRT network consists of 130 stations spread across six MRT lines on the island, with a unique colour designated for each line. On a daily basis, over three million people use this 200-kilometre system. Furthermore, there are over 40 stations spread across three LRT lines, with over 200 thousand daily riders on the 28km system. More rail networks are subsequently being built to expand rail network coverage across the island. The prices (in grey) indicated on this map showcase the average price (per square foot) of homes near each MRT and LRT station.
MRT Tickets, Fares and Payments
The fares are based on the total distance commuters travel on each method of transportation. By incorporating distance fares, fares will be calculated based on the shortest route to and from the destination, which allows commuters to avoid additional costs when making transfers. Unlike boarding charges for individual transfers, distance fares are calculated based on the journey and not per transfer trip.
The sale and use of Single Trip Tickets have been completely phased out since March 2022. Payment for fares can be made through account-based ticketing (ABT) and stored value cards such as EZ-Link, SimplyGo and bank cards.
How to pay for a Singapore MRT ride?
Transit users can pay for their rides in the network with stored value cards (such as EZ-Link and NETS FlashPay cards) or through account-based ticketing (ABT). The ABT system allows commuters to pay using contactless bank cards (including Visa, Mastercard, and NETS), mobile wallets like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, and EZ-Link cards linked to their existing accounts. Compared to standard tickets, which have been phased out, commuters can save more when using stored value cards or ABT options.
MRT Operation Hours and Frequency
In the MRT network, the operating hours are from 5.30 am to midnight on a daily basis, and operating hours are usually extended during the holiday season or festivities. In the peak hours of 7 am to 9 am, train frequency ranges from 2 minutes to 3 minutes, whereas during off-peak hours, it ranges from 5 minutes to 7 minutes.
Other Services in MRT Stations
In addition to the basic transit facilities such as general ticketing machines and passenger service centres, many MRT stations in Singapore have retail stores for commuters to shop and get a quick bite before or after their commute. Certain stations with a higher level of commuter traffic, such as Esplanade (CC3), Raffles Place (NS26/EW14) and Dhoby Ghaut (NS24/NE6/CC1), have designated shopping areas called Xchanges. Convenience stores, bakeries, barber shops and supermarkets are just a few examples of what you can expect to see, as there is something for everyone at these MRT Xchanges.
Future Expansion Plans
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) plans to expand the MRT rail network to about 360 kilometres by 2030, which helps ensure that an MRT station is within a 10-minute walk of eight out of eight of ten households. Some examples of such projects include the North East Line extension to Punggol Coast (NE18), Thomson East Coast Line stages 4 and 5, as well as the Cross Island Line (CRL).