Public transport apps you will need in Singapore

Getting around Singapore on public transport is easy, even for newcomers to this 'Little Red Dot'. With an extended network of trains and buses available, it's both cost-effective and convenient. Make commuting a breeze by downloading one of these nifty transport apps for a smoother ride.

Bus Uncle

Want to make your commute a little more entertaining? Check out Bus Uncle, a quirky chat bot that replies your queries with local lingo. Subscribe to this service, and he even cracks jokes. Ask him anything from directions and public transport durations, to fares and transfers.


Like its name suggests, this app lets you map out your ideal commute in major cities like Hong Kong, Sydney and of course, Singapore. Simply key in your destination, and it will give you a variety of travelling options. Best of all, there are real-time updates on bus or train arrivals on top of detailed directions and routes, making this an idiot-proof choice for first-time commuters.

Explore Singapore

If you are commuting solely on the MRT and LRT, this app will help you calculate the fastest way to get around. Its offline function is handy, especially if you are travelling underground. Explore Singapore also lets you find the nearest train station with the help of GPS, complete with street maps of each station. It also offers updates on timetable changes and future station openings.


This all-in-one app by the Land Transport Authority offers a comprehensive cache of information such as bus timings, MRT/LRT fares, live traffic updates, and alerts on train breakdowns. It also features a Snap & Send function that you can use to report road defects.

SG BusLeh

Plan your journey with SG BusLeh, which shows users up to three bus arrival timings. It even provides a map feature indicating a real-time location of your bus, so you can decide whether to make a run for it - or not.

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