Singapore by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Singapore.

Here you will find information for Singapore about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 5.61 million

Currency: Singapore-Dollar

Language: Malay, Mandarin, English, Tamil

Capital: Singapore

Country Code: +65

Time Zone: Singapore Time

Train Companies

The urban rail transit system, known as Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in Singapore is operated by two public transport operators SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) and SBS Transit.

Train Tickets

Buy your train tickets for Singapore urban trains at the train station.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Singapore. But you can a SINGAPORE TOURIST PASS to discover the city with unlimited rides on public transport.

TrAIN tYPES

Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) operates urban trains through all of Singapore.

  • No differentiation in classes
  • No reservations required
  • Train is air-conditioned

Light Rail Transit (LRT) operates light rail urban trains, which connect parts of Singapore not served by MRT.

  • No differentiation in classes
  • No reservations required
  • Train is air-conditioned

Changi Airport SkyTrain, Automated People Mover (APM) connects airport terminals to MRT stations in order to reach the city center.

  • No differentiation in classes
  • No reservations required
  • Train is air-conditioned

Trains that travel from Singapore (Woodlands North Station) to Kuala Lumpur are operated by the Malaysian State Railway (KTM).

  • Woodlands North offers shuttle trains and local buses to Malaysia’s Johor Bahru Sentral station (also known as JB Sentral) for all international connections to Malaysia and Thailand. Tickets for the shuttle train from Singapore can only be bought with cash, and passport control will be made at the border.
  • Air-Conditioned 2nd Class (Superior) seats are available from JB Sentral to Kuala Lumpur (KL) Sentral, no catering available.

There are no night trains in operation in Singapore.

Eastern & Oriental Express

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Singapore

National

From > To
Duration (h)ChangesTransport
Chinatown to Jalan Besar0:05 Direct MRT
Woodlands North to Marina Bay0:56 1 MRT
Woodlands North to Orchard0:47 1 MRT
Serangoon to Esplanade0:21 Direct MRT
Clarke Quay to Harbour Front0:07 Direct MRT

 

International

From > To
Duration (h)ChangesTransport
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6:531Train & Bus
Singapore to Bangkok, Thailand50:002Train

 

 

Singapore travel routes

Bangkok to Singapore

Bangkok to Singapore

Main Train Stations

  • Woodlands North
  • Raffles Place
  • Jurong East
  • Dhoby Ghaut

Woodlands North offers shuttle trains and local buses to Malaysia’s Johor Bahru Sentral station (also known as JB Sentral) for all international connections to Malaysia and Thailand. Tickets for the shuttle train from Singapore can only be bought with cash, and passport control will be made at the border.

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Singapore

 

We recommend traveling anytime to Singapore but be prepared for some humid temperatures and an abundance of options for things to see and do! Singaporeans love their food and you’ll world-class food in Michelin Star restaurants as well as in local food halls called Hawker Centers. Year-round you’ll be able to eat amazing food in hawker centers (the Singaporeans love their food), cool down in one of the 103 air-conditioned malls in the city, visit the Asian Civilization Museum, take a stroll through Gardens by the Bay and the indoor cloud forest.

If a certain month is on your agenda maybe you might catch Chinese New Year and Chingay street parade in January, the Dragonboat Festival in June, the Great Singapore Sale in June and July, the Singapore F1 Grand Prix in September, or the Gardens by the Bay Christmas markets in December. Whenever you visit, you’ll be sure to have enough to see and do.

  • High Season: December – June
  • Low Season: August – October
  • Dry Season: February – August
  • Rainy Season: September – February

 

Accommodation In Singapore

Booking

 

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Hostelworld

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Guidebooks For Singapore

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