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How to use the EZ-Link Card for taxis in Singapore

Goh Jun Cheng

In the vibrant city-state of Singapore, public transportation isn’t limited to just trains and buses. Taxis play an integral part of the transportation system, providing convenient and comfortable commutes around the city.

And just like with buses and trains, the EZ-Link card makes using taxis even easier. Here’s everything you need to know about using an EZ-Link card for taxis in Singapore.

Can I use an EZ-Link Card in Taxis?

Yes, EZ-Link cards can indeed be used to pay for taxi fares in Singapore. The major taxi companies, including ComfortDelGro, SMRT Taxis, and TransCab, accept payment via EZ-Link cards. This allows for a convenient cashless transaction and makes taxi rides quicker and more efficient.

How to Pay for Taxi with EZ-Link Card?

Using your EZ-Link card to pay for your taxi fare is straightforward:

  1. At the end of your journey, inform the taxi driver that you wish to pay using your EZ-Link card.
  2. The driver will key in the fare into a card reader.
  3. You will then tap your EZ-Link card on the reader.
  4. The fare amount will be automatically deducted from the balance on your card. You can ask for a receipt if needed.

Where Can I Top Up my EZ-Link Card?

Top-ups can be done at various locations including MRT stations, bus interchanges, and 7-Eleven stores. Additionally, you can top up your card via the EZ-Link mobile app, available on both Android and iOS platforms.

Other Advantages of EZ-Link Card

Besides paying for public transportation fares and taxi rides, the EZ-Link card can also be used at certain retail outlets, and for the payment of Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) and car park charges.

Refunds & Expiry

If you’re leaving Singapore or your EZ-Link card is about to expire, you can get a refund for the remaining value in your card at any TransitLink Ticket Office. Remember, each EZ-Link card has an expiry date that can be checked via the EZ-Link app or at any ticket machine.

EZ-Link Card Alternatives

If you’re a visitor in Singapore, consider getting the Singapore Tourist Pass (STP) for unlimited travel on public buses, MRT, and LRT trains for 1, 2, or 3 days. For taxi rides, though, you’ll still need to use cash or an EZ-Link card.

Also, the SimplyGo program allows commuters to use contactless credit or debit cards for fare payment, offering an alternative to the EZ-Link card.

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