Singapore Mass Rapid Transit, MRT

The Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) is a modern, air-conditioned passenger train service with stations all over the city. There are two main lines - one from Marina Bay to Jurong East via Woodlands and the other from Changi Airport to Boon Lay.

You can obtain a copy of A Quick Guide to MRT Travel from the Station Control Rooms in all MRT stations. For more information on both the MRT and bus services, you can refer to the TransitLink Guide which is available at SGD 1.50 in most MRT stations and bus interchanges as well as at major bookstores.

From the city centre, the MRT ride to the Changi Airport station is only 27 minutes. The train service from the Changi Airport station operates at an average frequency of 12 minutes and its service hours are as follows:

Changi Airport station to City Hall station

First train: 5:31am (Mon to Sat), 5:59am (Sun and public holidays)
Last train: 11:18pm (daily)

City Hall station to Changi Airport station

First train: 6:09am (Mon to Sat), 6:45am (Sun and public holidays)
Last train: 12:03am (daily)

The fare for a single trip from Changi Airport station to City Hall station is SGD 1.40. For the convenience of travellers, trains serving the Changi Airport station provide luggage racks and free space in every carriage.

The Rail Travel Information System (RATIS) disseminates real-time information on train arrival times and destinations. The information is displayed on plasma screens in the platform area and on LED panels found on the concourse. Do read the train destinations from the RATIS or listen to in-train announcements to ensure that you are travelling on the right train to your destination.

If you are on board a train going towards Pasir Ris station, you will need to alight at Tanah Merah interchange station and board the train going towards Changi Airport station.


Trains operate at intervals of between two and a half minutes and eight minutes from 5:30am until 12:30am daily. Check at respective MRT stations for precise train arrival/departure timings.


Travelling on the MRT is cheap, with rides ranging from SGD 0.80 to a maximum of SGD 1.70.
Instead of using cash, you may choose to pay your MRT and bus fares with a stored value ez-link Card. The Card can be bought or revalued from any TransitLink Ticket Sales Office located in most MRT stations and bus interchanges. Each adult Card is sold with a minimum value of SGD 10 plus a deposit fee of SGD 5.

For more information, call the TransitLink Hotline: 1800-767 4333 (toll free in Singapore only) or visit the SMRT website

From 3 July 2010, all commuters will be charged a fare according to the total distance travelled, on the bus, LRT and MRT. With Distance Fares, fares are computed on a journey basis, without a boarding charge being imposed for every transfer trip of your journey. This way, you can choose the travel option that suits you best. Know more at Land & Transport Authority website distance fares section.


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