Use These Mobile Payment for Transit other than SimplyGo in Singapore

Thanks to LTA (Land Transport Authority) for introducing SimplyGo, Singapore has more ways to pay for trips on public transport now.


Some information on SimplyGo.

What is SimplyGo?

Land Transport Authority (LTA) and TransitLink have partnered the various payment schemes to introduce contactless payments on trains and buses.

SimplyGo enables commuters to use their credit or debit cards with contactless function for fare payments. There will be no need for upfront top-ups and your train and bus fares will be processed and charged to your credit or debit card bill.

Do note that as of this writing, only Mastercard contactless bank cards can be used.

What type of cards can be used for SimplyGo?

At the start of launch from 4 April 2019 all Mastercard contactless bank cards, including foreign-issued cards*, with the EMVCo Contactless Indicator, will be accepted in public transit. (*administrative and overseas transaction fees will apply).

I love SimplyGo for its simplicity. It is really convenient without worrying about topping up the Transitlink card. However, if you are like me, who is always having mobile phones or wearables and not the contactless bank cards, read on.

Mobile Payment

Did you know that there are four types of mobile payment that we can use on Singapore public transport?

Before you can them on public transport, you need to set up these cards on your mobile payment. So, go to your favorite payment app and follow through the procedures. Click on the links on them for more details.

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I have done it for Samsung Pay and Android Pay. They are pretty straight forward.

PS: Do note that only Mastercard can be used (as of this writing) as written in Transitlink’s FAQ.

What is your favorite method of payment?