Since Singapore is relatively small, getting around is generally very quick. The main modes of Singapore transportation are outlined below;
Taxis in Singapore are generally fairly easy to flag at main roads or at designated taxi stands and are generally considered quite cheap (certainly compared with Australian taxi prices). Taxis are generally clean and air-conditioned. Most taxi drivers speak adequate English but it can also be worthwhile to look up your destination on a map ahead of time or write down your destination to show the driver.
Taxi companies in Singapore have a rigid fare structure and there is no such thing as a negotiated fare. Taxis entering designated restricted zones will pass through the ERP (Electronic Road Pricing) points where passengers are required to pay the specified road toll. From midnight to 6am there is also an additional 50% surcharge to the original fare and surcharges also apply during peak hours and for advance bookings.
Buses in Singapore are a very inexpensive mode of transport and they run on most routes from 6am to midnight. Fares are distance related and either exact fares or stored value cards (ez-link) are required for payment.
Singapore’s MRT (Mass Rapid Transport) is one of the fastest modes of transport for getting around Singapore and it has over 48 stops across the island. It is clean, reliable and efficient. The MRT operates from approximately 5.30am – 12.30am. The fares are distance related and relatively cheap. You can purchase tickets at the stations. Either single trip tickets or stored value cards (ez-link cards) are available.