River taxis

Singapore Travel Guides / October 22, 2016
River taxis Image credit: bluegin

If your hotel is situated at a downtown venue that is near the Singapore River, then water taxi (aka bumboat) is a delightful mode of transport to take.

Singapore water taxis currently cover 5 stops: Robertson Quay, Clemenceau, Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, and the Esplanade. As you can see, the length of the route is quite short so those boats won’t transfer you to anywhere in Singapore. But they can, at least, take you to the major tourist spots like Asian Civilisations Museum, Raffles’ Landing Site, Merlion Park, Esplanade Theatre, and Singapore Flyer.

Partygoers would appreciate water taxis a lot as they can help you get to Clarke Quay, Singapore’s best nightspot, in style.

The great part of riding these boat taxis is that you can enjoy downtown Singapore at a different angle, and take in the stunning sights on both sides of the river while the breezes are playing your hair.

Fares: $5 (USD3.65) per person

Service hours: 08:00 – 10:00 and 17:00 – 19:00 Mon to Fri (No service on weekends and PHs)

Service schedule: Every 20 minutes

Note: You can pay the fare via EZ-link or NETS FlashPay card.

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