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Fares & Claims

Fares

Commuters are charged a fare according to the total distance travelled on each mode of transport. With the introduction of distance fares, fares are calculated based on the shortest travel path. There are no boarding or transfer charges. Please click here for more information on bus fares.

To use bus fare calculator, click here.

If you would like to pay by cash, you may check for the correct fare on the fare chart at the information poster at the bus stop before boarding the bus. Do place the exact fare into the farebox as no change will be given. Upon paying for your fare by cash, a bus ticket will be dispensed from the ticket dispenser for you. Please do hold on to your ticket till the end of your bus ride as you would require it as proof of fare payment if a ticket inspector were to board the bus.

Alternatively, if you would like a cheaper, convenient and cashless way to pay for your bus fares, do consider getting a stored value card. If you would like to find out more, click here.


PTC has introduced a set of tougher measures to further deter fare evasion. Wef 29 Feb, commuters who do not pay or underpay their fares on public bus services will have to pay a higher penalty fee. Click here for more information.

Claims & Rebates

In the event of a bus breakdown or ticketing equipment malfunction, this is what you can do.

Scenario For CEPAS card passenger For cash passenger
Breakdown of 2 entry card readers

Please pay by cash at stored value rate, rounded down to the nearest 10 cents. No ticket will be issued.

If you make a valid transfer and wish to file a claim, you can do so via TransitLink's website, call TransitLink Hotline 1800-CALL ONE (1800-2255 663) or stop by a TransitLink Ticket Office within five working days.

N.A.
Breakdown of 2 exit card readers You will be able to tap your stored value card at the entry card reader. The correct fare will be deducted from your card. N.A.
Bus breakdown but the stored value card system is serviceable The current trip will be free. To claim the initial amount deducted:
 
  1. Wait for the Bus Captain to switch the readers to the breakdown mode.
  2. Tap your stored value card on the reader located at the door closest to the Bus Captain. This will ensure your stored valuecard is credited with the initial amount deducted.
  3. Collect a complimentary ticket from the Bus Captain. This ticket is valid for one month from date of issue and can be used for another trip.
Collect the complimentary ticket from the Bus Captain and alight. This ticket is valid for one month and can be used for another trip. When boarding the next bus, show the bus ticket to the Bus Captain and inform him the bus you were on earlier had stalled.
All stored value card devices fail but the bus is serviceable
If this occurs,
  • The Bus Captain will complete the journey if there are passengers on board. This is so that commuters do not have to transfer to another bus
  • The Bus Captain will not be able to issue receipts for cash fare or complimentary bus vouchers on the spot.
If you wish to pay for the ride with your stored value card, please wait for the next bus.
If you wish to pay by cash, please board and pay cash at stored value rate, rounded down to the nearest 10 cents. No ticket will be issued.

If you make a valid transfer or are unable to tap out due to principal on-bus device failure,you may wish to file a claim at TransitLink's website, call TransitLink Hotline 1800-CALL ONE (1800-2255 663) or stop by a TransitLink Ticket Office withinfive working days.
Pay cash at stored value rate, rounded down to the nearest 10 cents. No ticket will be issued.
Both bus and stored value devices break down Alight without tapping on the exit reader. The Bus Captain will escort you to the next bus of the same service.

To file a claim, visit TransitLink's website, call TransitLink Hotline 1800-CALL ONE (1800-2255 663) or stop by a TransitLink Ticket Office within five working days.
The Bus Captain will escort you to the next bus of the same service.When boarding the next bus, show the bus ticket to the Bus Captain and inform him the bus you were on earlier had stalled.
Buses involved in incidents / accidents (where bus is still serviceable) Please remain on board unless otherwise informed by the Bus Captain.