Singapore Tourist Pass: Unlimited MRT, LRT & Bus Rides in Singapore

Singapore Tourist Pass: Unlimited Public Transport Rides in Singapore

The Singapore Tourist Pass is an EZ-Link card offering unlimited travel on Singapore’s basic bus services, MRT, and LRT trains. Singapore Tourist Passes are sold in 1-day, 2-day, and 3-day denominations. Anyone can purchase the Singapore Tourist Pass, tourists and locals alike.

Singapore Tourist Pass Prices

The Singapore Tourist Pass comes in 3 denominations – 1-Day Pass, 2-Day Pass, or 3-Day Pass.

Type of Pass Pricing of Pass Refundable Rental Deposit
1-Day Pass S$10 S$10
2-Day Pass S$16 S$10
3-Day Pass S$20 S$10

Each Singapore Tourist Pass is subjected to a S$10 refundable rental deposit. This will be refunded if you return the Singapore Tourist Pass card within 5 days after the day of purchase.

The duration and validity of the Singapore Tourist Pass is based on the operating hours of the basic public transport system. A day’s duration and validity of the Singapore Tourist Pass begins from the calendar day of your first usage of the pass to the end of public transport service for that day.

Usage of 2-day or 3-day Singapore Tourist Passes must be on consecutive days.

Where To Buy Singapore Tourist Pass

The Singapore Tourist Pass can be purchased at selected TransitLink Ticket Offices only. These are usually locations frequented by tourists.

The 24-hour Singapore Tourist Pass Kiosks at Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 of Changi Airport MRT Station are currently not in operation till further notice.

TransitLink Ticket Offices Selling Singapore Tourist Pass & Operating Hours

Ang Mo Kio MRT Station Daily: 8am – 9pm
Bayfront MRT Station Sat, Sun & Public holidays: 12pm – 3:45pm Sat, Sun & Public holidays: 4.45pm – 6.00pm Weekday: Closed
Bugis MRT Station Daily: 10am – 9pm
Changi Airport MRT Station Terminal 2 Daily: 8am – 9pm
Chinatown MRT Station Daily: 8am – 12.30pm | 1pm – 4pm | 5pm – 9pm
City Hall MRT Station Daily: 9am – 9pm
Farrer Park MRT Station Daily: 12pm – 3.45pm | 4.45pm – 7.30pm
HarbourFront MRT Station Daily: 8am – 4pm | 5pm – 9pm
Jurong East MRT Station Daily: 12pm – 3.45pm | 4.45pm – 7.30pm
Kranji MRT Station Fri – Sun: 12.30pm – 3.45pm | 4.45pm – 7.30pm Mon – Thurs & Public holidays: Closed
Lavender MRT Station Daily: 12pm – 3.45pm | 4.45pm – 7.30pm Public holidays: Closed
Orchard MRT Station Daily: 8am – 9pm
Raffles Place MRT Station Weekday: 8am – 9pm Saturday: 8am – 5pm Sundays & Public holidays: Closed
Somerset MRT Station Daily: 10am – 2pm | 3pm – 6pm Public holidays: Closed
Tanjong Pagar MRT Station Weekday: 12pm – 3:45pm | 4.45pm – 7.30pm Saturday: 12pm – 3:45pm | 4.45pm – 6.00pm Sundays & Public holidays: Closed
Woodlands MRT Station Daily: 8am – 9pm

I purchased my Singapore Tourist Pass from Orchard MRT Station. The Singapore Tourist Pass came with a guide book on suggested itineraries around Singapore, and information and deals around Singapore. Unfortunately, most deals expired a year ago thanks to COVID-19, and the guide book is outdated now.

All I really needed was just the unlimited rides on basic buses and MRT though.

How To Use Singapore Tourist Pass

The Singapore Tourist Pass activates on first tap on basic bus services, MRT, or LRT, and the countdown for the validity of the pass starts then. This also means that you can purchase the Singapore Tourist Pass in advance (up to 1 year), and tap in on a later date to start the validity then. Just remember to note the refundable rental deposit limit of 5 days from the date of purchase.

(No prizes for guessing why I purchased the Singapore Tourist Pass.)

Just keep tapping as you wish on basic bus services, MRT, and LRT as you wish throughout the validity of your purchased pass.

Here are some illustrations on how this 5 day refund window works:

  • 1 January: Purchase Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 1 January: Start using 3-day Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 3 January: Last day of 3-day Singapore Tourist Pass usage
  • 3 January: Return Singapore Tourist Pass to TransitLink Ticket Office

S$10 Refund OK ✅

  • 1 January: Purchase Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 2 January: Start using 3-day Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 4 January: Last day of 3-day Singapore Tourist Pass usage
  • 6 January: Return Singapore Tourist Pass to TransitLink Ticket Office

S$10 Refund OK ✅

  • 1 January: Purchase Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 5 January: Start using 1-day Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 5 January: Last day of 1-day Singapore Tourist Pass usage
  • 6 January: Return Singapore Tourist Pass to TransitLink Ticket Office

S$10 Refund OK ✅

  • 1 January: Purchase Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 1 January: Start using 1-day Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 1 January: Last day of 1-day Singapore Tourist Pass usage
  • 2 January: Depart from Singapore and keep Singapore Tourist Pass as souvenir

S$10 Refund Not Possible ❌

  • 1 January: Purchase Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 5 January: Start using 3-day Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 7 January: Last day of 3-day Singapore Tourist Pass usage
  • 8 January: Singapore Tourist Pass becomes an Adult EZ-Link Card

S$10 Refund Not Possible ❌

  • 1 January: Purchase Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 1 June: Start using 3-day Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 3 June: Last day of 3-day Singapore Tourist Pass usage
  • 4 June: Singapore Tourist Pass becomes an Adult EZ-Link Card

S$10 Refund Not Possible ❌

  • 1 January 2021: Purchase Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 1 January 2022: Start using 3-day Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 3 January 2022: Last day of 3-day Singapore Tourist Pass usage
  • 4 January 2022: Singapore Tourist Pass becomes an Adult EZ-Link Card

S$10 Refund Not Possible ❌

  • 1 January 2021: Purchase Singapore Tourist Pass
  • 2 January 2022: Singapore Tourist Pass becomes invalid
  • 2 January 2022: Singapore Tourist Pass becomes an Adult EZ-Link Card

CSingapore Tourist Pass and S$10 Refund Not Possible ❌

Do note that the Singapore Tourist Pass uses a calendar day till the end of service, and NOT a 24-hour timeframe.

The Singapore Tourist Pass does not include travel on Sentosa Express, RWS8, Night Owl, NightRider, Chinatown Direct, express buses, or any other premium and niche bus services.

Where To Refund Singapore Tourist Pass

The Singapore Tourist Pass can be refunded ANY TransitLink Ticket Offices within 5 days from the date of purchase. Click here to find the full list of TransitLink Ticket Offices. The Singapore Tourist Pass cannot be refunded at the Singapore Tourist Pass Kiosk.

If you do not refund your Singapore Tourist Pass within 5 days from the date of purchase (eg. forgot to return the Singapore Tourist Pass before leaving Singapore, or wanting to keep the Singapore Tourist Pass as a souvenir), the Singapore Tourist Pass card will become a normal Adult EZ-Link card. The S$10 rental deposit will also be forfeited.

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