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Postby liruca » Sun, 31 Oct 2010 2:02 am

Hello,
how much it costs public transport in SG. let say,monthly unlimited use of bus and MRT net for one single person?
Thanks!

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Postby maneo » Sun, 31 Oct 2010 9:25 am

Fares are more or less distance based.
Not aware of any monthly plans for unlimited riding.

Check the websites:

http://www.smrt.com.sg/trains/fares.asp

http://www.transitlink.com.sg/eguide2.html

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Postby BigSis » Sun, 31 Oct 2010 3:34 pm

From east coast to Orchard or CBD area for me costs $1.37 each way on the bus so you could use that as a guide.

Is MRT more expensive than the bus though? I'm not sure as I don't get the MRT much as there isn't a station convenient to my house.

You get discounts if you have to change buses - I think it's now 50c off the second and subsequent fares.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 31 Oct 2010 6:07 pm

As of 1 july all fares are now distance based. There are no longer any transfer rebates between buses or buses & MRt. The fares are computed via the distance only so taking bus/mrt/bus might be cheaper than taking a direct long-haul bus depending on the route that it takes. For instance, I have four direct buses from my house in Serangoon North to Clementi but the two cheapest ones are the 165 & 132. Slightly more expensive is the 156 and the most expensive is the 147, but the cheapest is a feeder bus to the Serangoon MRT - MRT to Clementi - feeder bus to my office. When the circle line is complete the fare will be even cheaper as I'll take the circle line from the Serangoon mrt to BuenoVista and a feeder bus to my office.

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Postby liruca » Sun, 31 Oct 2010 8:42 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:As of 1 july all fares are now distance based. There are no longer any transfer rebates between buses or buses & MRt. The fares are computed via the distance only so taking bus/mrt/bus might be cheaper than taking a direct long-haul bus depending on the route that it takes. For instance, I have four direct buses from my house in Serangoon North to Clementi but the two cheapest ones are the 165 & 132. Slightly more expensive is the 156 and the most expensive is the 147, but the cheapest is a feeder bus to the Serangoon MRT - MRT to Clementi - feeder bus to my office. When the circle line is complete the fare will be even cheaper as I'll take the circle line from the Serangoon mrt to BuenoVista and a feeder bus to my office.



Thank you all very much.
I understand that compared to the last time I was in SG and if fares do not change dramatically I will spend 60-100 Dollars/month and person in transport. Do children pay reduced fares ? and in case of newborn should one expect additional fares if one is using a buggie in the MRT

This brings me to next question. I should be commuting to Buonavista MRT. I know Rents in SG are expensive, should I expect that a flat in Buonavista area to be specially expensive compared to other districts in SG?

thanks a lot![/u][/i]

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Postby BigSis » Sun, 31 Oct 2010 11:04 pm

There are no longer any transfer rebates between buses or buses & MRt.


I'm sure I got a transfer rebate the other day - I'll have to check next time and see.

Children under 90cm tall don't pay. Over that height they can get a child's ez link card which will give a reduced fare but that only lasts until they're about 7 or 8 years old and then it gets cancelled and they have to pay full fare unless they've got a student pass which they only get if they're studying at local school (you will have to take your children's passports to the MRT office when you first get the ez link cards so they know how old they are - I can't remember if adults have to take theirs but probably best to do so just in case - and your EP/DP cards too).

You don't have to pay extra to take a buggy on the MRT or bus, but they're a pain to get on the bus as you have to fold them up.

Sorry, I don't know much about Buona Vista area but if you search the site you should be able to get an idea of prices (up at the top left 'search property' - put in the price and the districts you're interested in and that should give you an idea of what the rents are around there).


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