Electronic Road Pricing (ERP)

Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) is a system used to manage road congestion in Singapore.

At a glance

Understanding ERP

You pay a fee when driving through an ERP gantry during operational hours.

 

ERP charges are reviewed regularly to keep traffic moving at an optimal speed.

 

There are different ERP operating hours on the eve of major public holidays. 

Paying your ERP charges

The In-vehicle Unit (IU) in your vehicle deducts the ERP charges based on your chosen mode of payment.

 

  • Stored-value card
  • Backend payment services

To avoid ERP violations, check that your IU and your stored-value cards are working before you drive. 

 

When you sign up for a backend payment service, the service provider will notify you once the service is activated. 

 

If you drive through an ERP gantry without paying, you will receive a notice of ERP violation. You will then have to pay the ERP charge plus an administrative fee. 

 

See how foreign-registered vehicles pay ERP. 

Related digital services

Check ERP Rates

Check your ERP violation notice

Pay outstanding ERP charge and fine

Find out more

Find full policy details on LTA.GOV



Understanding ERP


ERP is used to manage road congestion in Singapore. Drivers will incur ERP charges when passing through ERP gantries during its operational hours. To avoid incurring ERP charges, motorists can consider using alternative routes, travelling outside ERP operational hours, or taking public transport instead of driving.   

ERP rates are reviewed every quarter and adjusted during the June and December school holidays, based on the traffic conditions at the time.

ERP rates are adjusted to keep traffic moving at an optimal speed range of 20-30 kmh on arterial roads and 45-65 kmh on expressways.

The ERP charge you pay depends on:

  • The type of your vehicle. Bigger vehicle types pay more.
  • The time you enter the ERP gantry. During peak hours, charges can change every half hour to help spread traffic flow over a longer period.

Check the ERP Rates

 

ERP operating hours on Sundays, public holidays and eve of major public holidays

There are no ERP charges for Sundays and all public holidays. ERP stops operating at 1 pm on the eve of New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Christmas Day.
 

Paying ERP charges

All Singapore-registered vehicles must install an IU to drive through operating ERP gantries. If you do not have an IU, there is a penalty of $70.00 for each operating ERP gantry you drive through.

The IU in each vehicle communicates with the ERP gantry to deduct the ERP charge. You can install your IU at any LTA-Authorised Inspection Centre (AIC) at a cost of $155.80. For IU-related issues, you can visit an IU inspection centre.

Each IU comes with a label stating the IU number. You can also check your IU number online.

 

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IUs are covered by a 5-year warranty. You will need to pay for a replacement if your IU becomes faulty after its warranty period, or if the IU label is missing or unreadable. 

To learn more about the warranty period of your IU, write to us stating your vehicle number. 

 

Modes of payment 

There are 2 ways to pay for ERP charges when you drive through an ERP gantry. You can pay via:

a.  A stored-value card inserted into your IU

The ERP fee is immediately deducted from the card, so ensure that your card (e.g. NETS CashCard or CEPAS Card) has sufficient value. 

Learn where you can purchase the following stored-value cards:

b.  Backend payment services 

Enjoy the convenience of paying your ERP without worrying about maintaining sufficient value in your stored-value card. Register with the service providers below:

Check your mode of payment is working before you drive

If you are using a stored-value card:

  • Ensure your stored-value card is connected by removing and inserting it into the IU. You should hear a ''beep'' and see the value of your card on the IU display.
  • Check that the value of your stored-value card is sufficient for your route. Check the rates for specific routes

Save the inconvenience of having to make such checks before you drive, by using a backend payment service. When you sign up for a backend payment service, the service provider will notify you once the service is activated.

 

ERP Violation

If you did not pay your ERP charge due to a defective IU, an expired or improperly inserted stored-value card, or because there was insufficient value in your card, you will recieve a notification within a few days after the violation.

You can also check the notification online via digital services.

If you are charged an administrative fee in your ERP violation, you can save $2 by paying for your violation through these digital channels:

To avoid violations due to your stored-value card being expired, improperly inserted or having insufficient value, consider using a backend payment service.

Check your ERP violation notice

 

ERP for foreign-registered vehicles

For foreign-registered vehicles, the rules for paying ERP differ according to your vehicle type.

If you drive in Singapore without an IU, there is a penalty of $70.00 for each operating ERP gantry you drive through. 

 

For Foreign-Registered Passenger Cars

For Foreign-Registered Motorcycles

For Foreign-Registered Goods-Vehicles, Taxi And Buses


ERP rates for your vehicle
 

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Rates Review


No Changes to Existing Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) Rates for May to July 2018

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has completed its quarterly review of traffic conditions on roads and expressways, and there will be no changes to the ERP rates this quarter.
 

Next ERP Rate Review


The next quarterly ERP rates review for 2018 will take place in May for the June School Holidays rate review.

Rates for download


The full list of this quarter’s ERP rates, for different vehicle types across all gantries, can be found here:

7 May 2018 to 5 August 2018


5 February 2018 to 6 May 2018

 

Find out more about ERP

 

Find out more about ERP policies on lta.gov.sg