Our Complete Guide to the 122 Metro Stations of Singapore (2022 Update)

Singapore Metro | 122 Stations, 6 Lines ? Your Complete Guide

The Singapore Metro is arguably the greatest in the world! They offer air-conditioned carriages, regularly scheduled trains, convenient locations and don’t freak out… They’re driverless!

The Singapore Metro is referred to as the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). It has certainly earned the title of Mass Rapid Transport supporting 200,000 daily commuters!

Singapore Metro – Finding a Metro Station in Singapore

Singapore Metro – Cost of Riding Singapore Metro

Singapore Metro – Buying a Ticket

Singapore Metro – Singapore’s Metro Lines

Singapore Metro - Outram Park
Singapore Metro – Outram Park

As of this year, there are 122 MRT stations spread across six different tracks (lines) making up a total of 203 kilometres (126 miles).

The Singapore government has announced they want to double this length to 400 kilometres by 2040.

Before we talk about each of the Singapore metro lines, let’s talk about the basics of what you need to know for getting a metro in Singapore.

How to Find a Metro Station in Singapore?

A better question is how could you not? They’re everywhere!

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Your first and best option is to simply look around on street corners for a sign pointing toward a metro stop.

They usually include the distance in meters as well.

Discover the fastest route to get to your destination with the Explore Singapore App!

The second option is to ask someone. Singaporeans are incredibly friendly and always happy to foreign guests in their country.

Worried about not understanding the language? The vast majority of Singaporeans are bilingual! Discover more about Singapore’s Languages.

The final option for finding a metro stop in Singapore is Google/Apple maps!

That’s right folks, Singapore is NOT China. There’s no need to check the blocked sites of China because you’ll have access to all the apps you know and love.

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How Much Does Singapore Metro Cost?

It’s unbelievably cheap! And here is why:

This Singapore government does NOT want its roads congested with cars. In fact, to detour car ownership they’ve put a hefty $35,000 SGD ($25,253 USD) + 100% tax on top of the original price of the car. #SingaporeFactNO.25

When you see that $200,000 Ferrari drive by (and you will) take a minute to appreciate how much it would have really cost!

Essentially, the government was steering people away from the roads (pun intended) and onto their public transport system.

To ensure the average commuter wouldn’t get the short end of the stick, they made Singapore’s public transport incredibly efficient.

Because of this ticket prices on the Singapore metro range from:

AdultSGD $0.92 – $2.17
Senior citizenSGD $0.59 – $0.92
StudentSGD $0.42 – $0.63

Prices vary depending on the distance travelled. Personally, I’ve never paid more than $2 ($1.44 USD) for any distance travelled.

How to Buy a Singapore Metro Ticket?

Singapore Metro Cards
Singapore Metro Cards

When it comes to ticketing on Singapore’s metro, there are 3 options:

  1. EZ-Link
  2. Tourist Pass
  3. Standard Ticket

Here’s our breakdown of all the metro cards and why we think the EZ-Link should be your first choice before getting on the metro.

However, it really depends on how long you’ll be staying in Singapore and how many train and bus rides you wish to take.

Singapore MRT: EZ-Link Card

First and most important thing to note:

You CAN’T buy an EZ-Link or Tourist Pass at all metro stops. You must be at one of the following:

  • Ang Mo Kio
  • Bayfront
  • Bugis
  • Changi Airport
  • Chinatown
  • City Hall
  • Farrer Park
  • Harbourfront
  • Jurong East
  • Kranji
  • Lavender
  • Orchard
  • Raffles Place
  • Somerset
  • Tanjong Pagar
  • Woodlands

You can also purchase an EZ-Link card from 7-Eleven.

MRT Ticket Machine
MRT Ticket Machine

If you purchase an EZ-Link card from one of the above Singapore metro stations, it will cost you $12.

This includes five Singapore Dollars (non-refundable) for the card and seven dollars will be added to the card for travel.

If purchased from 7-Eleven, same deal but it will cost you $10. Five for the card, five dollars credit added.

You can top up your EZ-Link at any metro station using one of these machines.

Dear Singapore Police: That sticker we added was done in photoshop!

Putting stickers around town is considered vandalism and can result in $2,000 fines! Probably a contributing factor to Singapore’s pristine condition.

Singapore Metro: Tourist Pass

The Singapore Tourist Pass (STP) gives you unlimited travel for up to three days. It’s price ranges from:

1 day $10
2 days $16
3 days $20

The Singapore Tourist pass only really makes sense if you are in town for one day. Two to three days on the island you would have to be absolutely slamming the Singapore metro and busses to get your money’s worth.

For four or more days in Singapore, get an EZ-Link!

Check out our guides to the Beijing and Shanghai metros as well.

Standard Ticket

A standard ticket, as the name would imply, is pretty standard. Unlike the plastic EZ-Link and Tourist Pass, it’s made from paper so their deposit is much cheaper: 10c and this one is refundable. You can reload money onto them but they can only be used 6 times in a 30 day period.

They are more convenient because they can be purchased from any metro station. However, it can get annoying constantly having to line up at a machine before you commute.

Singapore’s Metro Lines

Here’s the breakdown of all the Singapore Metro lines:

East-West Line (Green)

North-South Line (Red)

North-East Line (Purple)

Circle Line (Yellow)

Downtown Line (Blue)

Thomson-East Coast Line (Brown)

Singapore's Metro lines

To help visualise Singapore’s Metro lines we’ve placed it over Google maps.

It can be disorientating entering and exiting the metro so hopefully this will help.

MRT MAP
MRT MAP

East-West Line (Green)

East-West Line as you probably guessed takes you as far East as you can go on the metro (Changi Airport) to as far West as you can go (Tuas Link).

Number of stations: 35
Time to travel: 77 minutes
Distance: 57.2 kilometres (35.5 miles)

Most of the Green Line is above ground! Meaning you get a petty good tour of the city the moment you get on the train from the airport. The only section below ground is between Lavender station to Tiong Bahru.

Stops on the Green Line:

  • Pasir Ris
  • Tampines
  • Simei
  • Tanah Merah
  • Bedok
  • Kembangan
  • Eunos
  • Paya Lebar
  • Aljunied
  • Kallang
  • Lavender
  • Bugis
  • City Hall
  • Raffles Place
  • Tanjong Pagar
  • Outram Park
  • Tiong Bahru
  • Redhill
  • Queenstown
  • Commonwealth
  • Buona Vista
  • Dover
  • Clementi
  • Jurong East
  • Chinese Garden
  • Lakeside
  • Boon Lay
  • Pioneer
  • Joo Koon
  • Gul Circle
  • Tuas Crescent
  • Tuas West Road
  • Tuas Link
  • Expo
  • Changi Airport

Cool stuff on the green line.

Everything between Bugis to Tiong Bahru and you’re in the middle of the action! Get out there and start exploring.

Take a closer look at where all the Singapore metro lines can take you over the island.

  • East West Line
  • North-South Line
  • North-East Line
  • Circle Line
  • Downtown Line

North-South Line (Red)

The North-South Line takes you North and South (obviously). However, take a closer look as it does a loop around the north of the island before coming back down.

Number of stations: 29
Time to travel: 64 minutes
Distance: 45 kilometres (28 miles)

Stops on the red line:

  • Jurong East
  • Bukit Batok
  • Bukit Gombak
  • Brickland
  • Choa Chu Kang
  • Yew Tee
  • Sungei Kadut
  • Kranji
  • Marsiling
  • Woodlands
  • Admiralty
  • Sembawang
  • Canberra
  • Yishun
  • Khatib
  • Yio Chu Kang
  • Ang Mo Kio
  • Bishan
  • Braddell
  • Toa Payoh
  • Novena
  • Newton
  • Orchard
  • Somerset
  • Dhoby Ghaut
  • City Hall
  • Raffles Place
  • Marina Bay
  • Marina South Pier

Cool stuff on the red line:

There should be two stations jumping out at you right now! Orchard and Marina Bay. Orchard station connecting with Singapore’s very famous lifestyle of the rich and the famous shopping street Orchard road. Marina Bay connecting to the also very infamous Marina bay sands hotel.

North-East Line (Purple)

The North-East line doesn’t mean the line goes from North to East, but rather it heads in a Northeasterly direction.

Number of stations: 16
Time to travel: 33 minutes
Distance: 19.2 kilometres (11.9 miles)

The Purple Line is the second smallest line on the island, however it’s strategically very well placed to help commuters change lines.

Stops on the purple line:

  • HarbourFront
  • Outram Park
  • Chinatown
  • Clarke Quay
  • Dhoby Ghaut
  • Little India
  • Farrer Park
  • Boon Keng
  • Potong Pasir
  • Woodleigh
  • Serangoon
  • Kovan
  • Hougang
  • Buangkok
  • Sengkang
  • Punggol

Cool stuff on the purple line:

Talk about worlds colliding? Chinatown and Little India are on the same line on Singapore metro! These two locations are an absolute must for any traveller of Singapore.

Need more reasons to visit?

Circle Line (Yellow)

The circle line is (you guessed it) in the shape of a circle. It is most likely you wouldn’t need to complete a loop of the circle line with green, red, purple, blue and soon to be brown all offering fast trips across the circle.

However, don’t underestimate the circle line’s wonderful offerings.

Number of stations: 30
Time to travel: 65 minutes
Distance: 35.5 kilometres (22.1 miles)

Stops on the yellow line:

Dhoby Ghaut
Bras Basah
Esplanade
Promenade
Nicoll Highway
Stadium
Mountbatten
Dakota

Paya Lebar
MacPherson
Tai Seng
Bartley
Serangoon
Lorong Chuan
Bishan
Marymount

Caldecott
Bukit Brown
Botanic Gardens
Farrer Road
Holland Village
Buona Vista
One-north
Kent Ridge

Haw Par Villa
Pasir Panjang
Labrador Park
Telok Blangah
HarbourFront

Cool stuff on the yellow line:

Of course, the station name that should be jumping out here is Botanic Gardens. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and absolutely stunning. Another stop close to my heart is Holland Village. It’s got a great expat community there so you’ll find great western bars and cafes.

Downtown Line (Blue)

As Mr Wilhelm would say “it’s all downtown”. That was true on Seinfeld in 1996 and it’s true in Singapore today!

The Downtown line as you’ve probably guessed it the best way to get Downtown. Everyone in the cooperate world of Singapore is on the Singapore metro heading Downtown during peak hour. You’ve been warned!

Number of stations: 34
Time to travel: 75 minutes
Distance: 41.9 kilometres (26.0 miles)

Stops on the blue line:

Sungei Kadut
Bukit Panjang
Cashew
Hillview
Hume
Beauty World
King Albert Park
Sixth Avenue
Tan Kah Kee

Botanic Gardens
Stevens
Newton
Little India
Rochor
Bugis
Promenade
Bayfront
Downtown

Telok Ayer
Chinatown
Fort Canning
Bencoolen
Jalan Besar
Bendemeer
Geylang Bahru
Mattar
MacPherson

Ubi
Kaki Bukit
Bedok North
Bedok Reservoir
Tampines West
Tampines
Tampines East
Upper Changi
Expo

Cool stuff on the blue line:

If you’re feeling hungry then it’s a great time to be Downtown (literally). Go to the Downtown station and cross the street to Telok Ayer Market, one of Singapore’s oldest and biggest hawker centres!

Bayfront offers an incredible view of the Singapore skyline and you’ll get to see an incredible water show with fountains and projectors played in the bay every night.

Lastly, Bugis is another great area to explore with temples, shops and one of Singapore’s biggest markets.

Thomson-East Coast Line (Brown)

The final and smallest Singapore metro is the Thomson-East Coast Line. It is currently only 3 stops long (Woodlands North, Woodlands and Woodlands South). However, this line is not to be underestimated!

Once completed it will be 43 kilometres (27 miles) and connect with all other lines! To be continued…

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Singapore Metro – FAQ’s

How much does it cost to ride the Singapore Metro

Adult fares cost anywhere between SGD $0.92 – $2.17 depending on the distance travelled.

What time does the Metro close in Singapore?

Typical operating hours are between 5:30am to 12:30am with extensions given on public holidays.

How many Metro Stations in Singapore?

Currently, there are 122 MRT stations spread across six different tracks (lines) making up a total of 203 kilometres (126 miles).

Are there any trains out of Singapore?

There are no trains directly out of Singapore.

However, with a short bus ride over the Singapore-Malaysia bridge to Johor Bahru (Malaysia), you’ll have all sorts of options across Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and more!

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