Planning your journey

Equip yourself with basic knowledge about the rail network, enhancing your journey when you begin your trip.

Understanding the train network map and using journey planners will make travelling on Singapore's rail network a breeze. Knowing which travel card to purchase beforehand frees up more time for you to enjoy your stay in Singapore!

Train Network Map

Singapore train network map

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Download (or print) the train network map

Make a mental note on the different train lines that cover across Singapore.

MRT Lines

East-West Line North-South Line North East Line Circle Line Downtown Line Thomson-East Coast Line

LRT Lines

Bukit Panjang LRT Sengkang LRT Punggol LRT

Other Lines

Changi Airport Skytrain Sentosa Express

Find out even more about the different lines here

Know what the symbols on the map mean

Station Code


Stations on the MRT and LRT systems have a station code next to them; use them to identify the line that they are on.

Destination Number


Terminal stations on the MRT lines have a destination number assigned to them.

Other symbols can be found in the legend section of the map.

Use Journey Planners online to plan your journey

Journey planners

Google Maps Journey Planner on iOS

Journey Planners may also state the number of stops to your destination and transfer information.

Note: SGTrains does not endorse or make any guarantees for the accuracy or reliability of the applications.

List of Journey Planners Web browser Mobile application
Google Maps Web iOS Android
MyTransport.SG iOS Android
TransitLink How2Go Web iOS Android
SMRT Journey Planner & SMRTConnect Web iOS Android
SBS Transit Journey Planner & SBS Transit Web iOS Android
Citymapper Web iOS Android
Moovit Web iOS Android Web iOS

Take note of your starting and ending station

Find out which lines you will need to travel on and the relevant transfer stops.

Do also take note of the direction you will need to travel towards to, as it will come in handy during your journey.

CC27 Labrador Park > (Circle Line) > CC29 NE1 HarbourFront > (North East Line) > NE4 DT19 Chinatown > (Downtown Line) > DT17 Downtown

Travel Cards

There are 5 different types of contactless smart cards that you may purchase for use on the train system. They can only be purchased with the local currency.

CePAS Smart Card

CePAS Smart Card

MRT and LRT Lines, Buses, Sentosa Express, Taxis and more

Recommended for passengers who plan to travel by train or bus at least seven times.

Pros: Distance-based fares will apply (cheaper), ability to track card transactions

Where to get: Any Passenger Service Centre (at all MRT stations) or any TransitLink Ticket Office

Cost: S$12 (S$5 non-refundable card cost with S$7 travel value)

Types of CePAS Cards:

ez-link NETS FlashPay

Others (integrated with other cards eg. PAssion Card, SAFRA Card)

Concession Cards

Concession Cards

MRT and LRT Lines, Buses, Sentosa Express and more

Recommended for passengers eligible for concessionary pass.

Pros: Concession rates (on distance-based fares) will apply, monthly concession passes can be purchased, ability to track card transactions

Where to get: Apply from TransitLink

More information

Singapore Tourist Pass

The sale of the Singapore Tourist Pass (STP) is currently suspended till 31 December 2020.

MRT and LRT Lines, Buses and more

Recommended for tourists who plan to travel via public transport at least seven times in 3 days.

Pros: Unlimited travel* on basic bus services, MRT and LRT trains

Where to get: TransitLink Ticket Office of selected MRT stations and locations or Automated STP Kiosk at Changi Airport MRT station

Cost: S$10 (1-day), S$16 (2-day), S$20 (3-day) + S$10 refundable rental deposit

More information

*Only applicable for public bus and train services, excluding rides on premium services (Sentosa Express, RWS8, Chinatown Direct, Premium, Express, Night Rider and Nite Owl buses)

Mastercard and Visa Credit and Debit Cards (SimplyGo)

Contactless Cards

MRT and LRT Lines, Buses, Taxis and more

Recommended for passengers who already own a Mastercard or Visa credit/debit card.

Pros: Distance-based fares will apply (cheaper), no upfront top-ups, ability to track card transactions through TransitLink SimplyGo

Where to get: Banks

More information

*An admin fee will be payable for commuters who use foreign contactless bank cards.

Standard Ticket

Standard Ticket

Only on MRT and LRT Lines

Recommended for passengers who plan to only travel on the MRT and LRT system fewer than seven times.

Pros: 10 cents off on the 6th trip

Cons: Higher fares

Where to get: General Ticketing Machines at all MRT and LRT stations

Cost: Travel Fare + S$0.10 card deposit (refunded on 3rd trip)

More information

Train Service Hours

If your journey starts before 6am or ends after 11pm, do take note of the first or last train timings.

Train services typically begin from 5.30am on weekdays and Saturdays, and from 6am on Sundays and Public Holidays.

All train services end by 1am daily, except on days with shorter operating hours or train service extensions.

Click on the links below for the first and last train timings:

MRT and LRT Lines Changi Airport Skytrain Sentosa Express

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