Singapore senior citizens (including PR), aged 60 y-o and above, can apply and get senior citizen card to enjoy local public transport including buses, MRT, LRT at concession fares. Find out how to apply it online and offline; get card aplication, activation, discounted fares informtion.
Senior citizen concession card application
How to apply for senior citizen card online?
You may apply for the Singapore Senior Citizen Concession Card one month before your 60th birthday on transitlink.com website. Alternatively, you can apply on TL SimplyGo mobile app (Apple Appstore; Google Play):
How to apply for senior citizen card offline?
For those who’d prefer to do the card application offline, you may submit your application at any TransitLink Ticket Office too. Before you go, prepare a photocopy of your NRIC (both the front and reverse sides) and a colour passport-sized photo that was taken within the last 3 months against a white background. Find out where to take IC/passport photo in Singapore.
You will receive your Senior Citizen Concession Card approximately 2 – 4 weeks from the date of your application.
For seniors who are turning 60, please ensure that your application is received by TransitLink at least two weeks before your 60th birthday in order to receive your senior citizen concession card before your 60th birthday.
Senior citizen card activation
You must activate your concession card before you can use it.
To activate, simply bring your senior citizen card and your NRIC to any TransLink ticket office. If you have someone else to do the activation, he or she needs to bring his or her own NRIC as well. Bear in mind; the activated card doesn’t have any value; you could top up a minimum of $10.
Senior Citizens can enjoy concession fares for the whole day. For frequent senior citizen local travellers, you may purchase a Hybrid Monthly Concession Pass at $60 to enjoy unlimited rides on basic bus services and trains within the validity period.
Basic bus services include trunk and feeder services. Express, Fast Forward and premium bus services like Chinatown Direct, Premium, Nite Owl, NightRider and City Direct are NOT included.
Concession fares for senior citizens
Senior Citizen Fare Structure (Trunk Services)
|Distance||Fare Per Ride (cent)|
|Up to 3.2 km||55||100|
|3.3 – 4.2 km||62||100|
|4.3 – 5.2 km||69||100|
|5.3 – 6.2 km||76||100|
|6.3 – 7.2 km||82||130|
|Over 7.2 km||88||130|
Senior Citizen Fare Structure (Feeder Services)
|Type of Bus||Fare Per Ride (cent)|
Senior Citizen Fare Structure (Express Services)
|Distance||Fare Per Ride (cent)|
|Up to 3.2 km||100||230|
|3.3 – 4.2 km||107||230|
|4.3 – 5.2 km||114||230|
|5.3 – 6.2 km||121||230|
|6.3 – 7.2 km||127||230|
|7.3 – 8.2 km||133||230|
|8.3 – 11.2 km||133||245|
|11.3 – 15.2 km||133||260|
|15.3 – 19.2 km||133||275|
|19.3 – 23.2 km||133||290|
|Over 23.2 km||133||310|
Note: Concession fare does not apply when you pay using cash.
Senior Citizen Fare Structure (Other Bus Services)
|Services||Concession Card / Cash (Per Trip)
|Nite Owl (Svcs 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N & 6N)||$1.25 (Within HDB Town)
$3.20 (Between City & HDB Town)
|NightRider (Svcs NR1, NR2, NR3, NR5, NR6, NR7 & NR8)||Flat fare of $4.50|
|Chinatown Direct (Svcs CT8 & CT18)||$1.10|
|Premium bus services||Concession fare not applicable|
|Premium bus service – Weekend Bus Service 926||$1.20|
|Transfer benefits from Distance Fares are not applicable.|
Senior Citizen Fare Structure (MRT and LRT)
|Distance||Card Fare Per Ride (cent)||Cash Fare Per Ride (cent)|
|Tap in before 7.45am
on weekdays (excluding
|All other timings|
|Up to 3.2 km||5||55||150|
|3.3 km – 4.2 km||12||62||170|
|4.3 km – 5.2 km||19||69||170|
|5.3 km – 6.2 km||26||76||170|
|6.3 km – 7.2 km||32||82||190|
|7.3 km – 8.2 km||38||88||190|
|8.3 km – 9.2 km||38||88||190|
|9.3 – 11.2 km||38||88||210|
|11.3 – 15.2 km||38||88||230|
|15.3 – 19.2 km||38||88||240|
|19.3 – 23.2 km||38||88||250|
|Over 23.2 km||38||88||260|
Note: Concession fare does not apply when you pay using cash. The cash fares for trains apply specifically to the Standard Ticket which is bought from the General Ticketing Machines (GTMs).
Senior citizen concession card replacement
If you lose your concession card, call 1800-CALL ONE (1800-2255663) which operates daily from 8am to 6pm (excluding public holidays) and provide your NRIC number or concession card number along with your contact number. If you are calling after operating hours, just leave a voice mail. Any remaining value will be refunded to you in cash after 10 days.
If your card is faulty, just approach any TransitLink Ticket Office to obtain a Temporary Card when you present the technically faulty card to the staff.
The Temporary Card is encoded with $5.00 in travel value to help you make your way to the TransitLink Concession Card Replacement Office for an immediate replacement and to file a deferred refund for the unused period of your Monthly Concession Pass. The amount will be pro-rated and refunded to you within 10 working days.
Do take note that the Temporary Card is valid for only 10 days. You may also top-up the card for use and adult fare will be deducted. When making your new concession card, the Temporary Card must be returned.
3 ways to get your senior card replaced:
- You may now apply for a replacement of lost concession card online by clicking HERE.
- You may apply for an immediate replacement at any Concession Card Replacement Office.
- Download TL SimplyGo mobile app for the full suite of e-Services (Apple Appstore; Google Play)
You may also get an immediate lost card replacement at the TransitLink Kiosk.
If you are heading down to the Concession Card Replacement Office to apply for a replacement, please bring along your original NRIC (or Re-entry Permit for PR), Senior Citizen concession card (if applicable), and one recent colour passport-sized photograph.
The charges for replacement of a lost, damaged or defective Senior Citizen Concession Card are:
|Replacement Costs||Lost Card via Concession Card Replacement Offices||Lost Card via Self-service Channels (Online/Mobile/TransitLink Kiosk)||Damaged Card||Defective Card|
|Administrative Fee||$8||$7||Waived||Free Replacement|
The above fees are subject to changes
The card cost and personalisation fee are the actual cost of the card medium and its production. The administrative fee covers the handling and operating costs.
Get a refund for senior citizen card
If you would like to obtain a refund of any remaining travel value on the card, simply return the concession card to any TransitLink Ticket Office where it will be retained. Remember to bring along your original NRIC/Passport to receive the refund.
Do note that if you decide to apply for another Senior Citizen Concession Card after getting the refund, it will be treated as a replacement and subject to replacement charges of $16.10 performed at Concession Card Replacement Office ($8 administrative fee, $5 non-refundable card cost and $3.10 personalisation fee) or $15.10 at Self-service Channels via Online, Mobile and TransitLink Kiosk ($7 administrative fee, $5 non-refundable card cost and $3.10 personalisation fee).