Facts and usage statistics about public transport in Singapore, Singapore

Commute patterns by Lightrail, Underground, Bus, Ferry & Cable Car in Singapore - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transport Index helps anyone discover how people in Singapore get around each day with public transport compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transport and the average distance people in Singapore walk each day. See which Lightrail, Underground, Bus, Ferry & Cable Car and stations are most popular in Singapore, and more!
Singapore has 5 transport type(s), including: Lightrail, Underground, Bus, Ferry & Cable Car, operated by several transport agencies, including SMRT, SBS, Tower Transit, Go-Ahead Singapore, Sentosa Development Corporation & JTC Corporation & Singapore Island Cruise
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In Singapore, the average amount of time people spend riding public transport is 84 min. Over 85% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Singapore each day? Commuters wait on average 12 min, but over 35% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Singapore is 7.3 km. Yet 48% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transport riders who transfer lines at least once in Singapore is 69%. On average, 21% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Singapore, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.56 km? Approximately, 12% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time

How long do people usually commute in Singapore by public transport everyday?
The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transport, for example to and from work, on a weekday.
84 min
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How many people have a long commute every day with public transport in Singapore, Singapore?
The percentage of people who ride public transport for more than 2 hours every day. This includes travel by Lightrail, Underground, Bus, Ferry & Cable Car.
25%
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Waiting Time

How long do people usually wait at a station in Singapore every day?
The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for their Lightrail, Underground, Bus, Ferry & Cable Car line on a weekday.
12 min
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How many people in Singapore usually wait a long time at a transport station?
The percentage of people who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transport line every day, for example to and from work.
11%
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Journey Distance

How far do people usually commute each way with public transport in Singapore?
The average distance people usually ride in a single journey, for example to or from work, with public transport including Lightrail, Underground, Bus, Ferry & Cable Car.
7.3 km
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How many people have a long commute every day in Singapore?
The percentage of people that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transport.
16%
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Number of Transfers

How many people transfer lines at least once in Singapore?
The percentage of people who transfer at least one time during a single journey.
69%
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How many people transfer transport lines more than once during a single journey in Singapore?
The percentage of people who transfer at least twice when travelling to a certain destination on a single journey.
21%
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Walking Distance

How far do people usually walk per journey in Singapore?
The average distance people walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work.
0.56 km
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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Singapore?
The percentage of people who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work.
12%
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Most popular Bus lines
  • 32 - Bedok Int ↔ Buona Vista Ter
  • 51 - Hougang Ctrl Int ↔ Jurong East Temp Int
  • 970 - Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk ↔ Shenton Way Ter
Most popular Bus stations
  • Woodlands Reg Ctr - Woodlands Temp Int
  • Tampines Ctrl 1 - Tampines Int (75009)
  • Bedok Nth Dr - Bedok Int (84009)
Most popular Underground lines
  • East West Line
  • North South Line
  • Circle Line
Most popular Underground stations
  • Dhoby Ghaut (Ns24|Ne6|Cc1)
  • Bugis (Ew12|Dt14)
  • Jurong East (Ew24|Ns1)
Most popular Bus lines
  • 32 - Bedok Int ↔ Buona Vista Ter
  • 51 - Hougang Ctrl Int ↔ Jurong East Temp Int
  • 970 - Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk ↔ Shenton Way Ter
Most popular Bus stations
  • Woodlands Reg Ctr - Woodlands Temp Int
  • Tampines Ctrl 1 - Tampines Int (75009)
  • Bedok Nth Dr - Bedok Int (84009)
Most popular Underground lines
  • East West Line
  • North South Line
  • Circle Line
Most popular Underground stations
  • Dhoby Ghaut (Ns24|Ne6|Cc1)
  • Bugis (Ew12|Dt14)
  • Jurong East (Ew24|Ns1)
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