In order to book a bus in Singapore, you must purchase the tourist pass. Tourist place is also known as an adult EZ link card. These value cards are stored, which enables a person to make payment on the buses. It is a good facility for the person who travels regularly due to some reasons. Maybe because of job work shifts colleges or school. They need to pay every day and therefore this facility is sufficiently good enough for them. Nevertheless, for the people who are not taking buses regularly or frequently, they are free to pay the payment by cash. Bus fare generally varies from 1 to 2 Dollars per person which depends upon the distance to be travelled. The conductors are so busy that they have no time to return you the change. Therefore, all the passengers must carry change with themselves.
To sum up, if someone is going to Singapore just for a few days and if want to do sightseeing by public buses or MRF trains then he can buy EZ link card, “Nets Flash Play” card.
More about the card:
- These cards are obtained from transit link office situated in MRT station or bus interchange. There are different costs for different cards. The cost of the card is S$ 12 of which S$ 5 is the non-refundable deposit. S$7 is stored value for paying other bus or MRT At the bus interchanges or MRT stations, the card could be topped up at the top up Machines.
- There is also another method by which you can directly drop the cash in the cash box in front of driver soon as you enter the bus. Then the driver would be able to print your ticket. The only issue is you have to put the exact amount of your ticket in the box, as the balance change will not be refunded.
Today we can see that many prepaid card costs are a bit cheaper than cash fares. We know that the cards do not carry any extra money in our balance. Therefore, the cards are very convenient, as we do not need to carry the exact change. However, the deposit is non-refundable which you will not get back after returning the card. In addition, there is always an option for online bus booking in Singapore. Nowadays there are various software websites and apps, which can book the tickets for buses in advance. This is very helpful when you intend to go on long trips.