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Taxis in Singapore

 

Singapore is one of the safest and least expensive countries when it comes to taxi services. Over 15,000 air-conditioned cabs provide comfortable, hassle-free travel at a very reasonable cost. Taxis in Singapore are regulated by the Land Transport Authority and must not be more than 7 years old. Consequently, you find mostly new taxis in Singapore. They can be flagged down 24 hours a day on most roads, with well-marked taxi-stands available outside most major shopping centres and hotels.

At Changi Airport, the taxi stand is located just outside the Arrival Hall on Level 1 in Terminal 1, and located at the end of the Arrival Hall on Level 1 in Terminal 2 (South Wing). Taxi fare from Changi International Airport to RELC is about SGD$20 each way. There is a surcharge of SGD$3 for taxis originating from the airport. It is not necessary to tip the taxi drivers in Singapore.

Standard Taxi Rates
All taxis are metered (there is no need to negotiate fare).

  • SGD 2.40 for first 1km or part thereof (flag down fare) - Comfort/CityCab
  • SGD 3.10 Mon to Sat 7.30am to 9.30am and 5pm to 8pm, SGD 3.20 daily 12am to 6am or SGD 2.10 at all other times for first 1km or part thereof (flag down fare) - SMRT Taxis
  • SGD 0.10 for every 225m thereafter (up to 10km) - Comfort/CityCab
  • SGD 0.10 Mon to Sat 7.30am to 9.30am and 5pm to 8pm for every 200m thereafter, SGD 0.20 daily 12am to 6am for every 300m thereafter or SGD 0.10 at all other times for every 220m thereafter - SMRT Taxis
  • SGD 0.10 for every 200m thereafter (from 10km onwards) - Comfort/CityCab
  • SGD 0.10 for every 30 secs/25 secs of waiting time - Comfort/CityCab
  • SGD 0.20 for every 40 secs of waiting time daily 12am to 6am, SGD 0.10 for every 25 secs of waiting time for all other times - SMRT Taxis

Advance Booking Numbers

  • CityCab Cash Bookings - Tel: (65) 6552 2222
  • CityCab Credit Card Bookings / Premier Cabs - Tel: (65) 6553 8888
  • Comfort CabLink - Tel: (65) 6552 1111
  • Comfort Premier Cabs - Tel: (65) 6552 2828
  • SMRT Taxis Skytrek Bookings / Premier Cabs - Tel: (65) 6555 8888

Surcharges
Some surcharges not shown on the meter include:

Between 12am and 6am: 50% of fare (Comfort/CityCab)

Each time a taxi is hired at Changi or Seletar Airport: SGD 3. A surcharge of SGD 5 is payable on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for trips from 5pm to 12 midnight.

Each time a taxi is hired at Singapore Expo: SGD 2

Each time a taxi is hired through the telephone:
a) for current bookings: SGD 3.20 from 6.01am to 11.59am (SMRT Taxis), SGD 3 (CityCab), SGD 3.20 (Comfort)
b) at least half an hour in advance: SGD 5.20 (SMRT Taxis), SGD 5 (CityCab), SGD 5.20 (Comfort)

Each time a Premier taxi is hired through the telephone:
a) for current bookings: SGD 8 (SMRT Taxis/Comfort)
b) at least half an hour in advance: SGD 16 (SMRT Taxis/Comfort)

Between 5pm to 8pm, Mon to Fri for taxis hired within the CBD: SGD 1 (CityCab)

Between 5pm to 8pm, Mon to Thu and 5pm to 12 midnight, Fri & Sat for taxis hired within the CBD: SGD 1 (Comfort)

Between 7:30am to 9:30am and 5pm to 8pm, Mon to Sat: SGD 1 (CityCab/Comfort)

Each time a station wagon or London cab is hired: SGD 1

Each time the passenger pays by credit card: 10% of fare

From 6pm on the eve of five major public holidays (New Year's Day, first and second day of Lunar New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Christmas) to 12am of the day of the public holiday (surcharge will apply on the following Monday if the public holiday falls on a Sunday): SGD 1 (Comfort/CityCab)

From 6.01am on the five major public holidays (New Year's Day, first and second day of Lunar New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Christmas) to 12am of the day of the public holiday (surcharge will apply on the following Monday if the public holiday falls on a Sunday): SGD 1 (SMRT Taxis)

Everytime a taxi passes through an Electronic Road Pricing gantry during peak hours on various roads (including the major expressways), a charge ranging from SGD 0.50 to SGD 3 is added to the taxi fare. For specific charges visit the Land Transport Authority site.

Note: Drivers showing red destination labels on their dashboard or windscreen are changing shift and prefer to accept passengers travelling in that general direction only.

 

 

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