You can drive Malaysian-registered cars or motorcycles into Singapore if you meet these requirements

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Driving your Malaysian-registered car or motorcycle into Singapore

Before driving into Singapore, you must meet these requirements:

 

1. You will need an Autopass Card and the vehicle must have a valid vehicle insurance for use in Singapore.

 

2. The vehicle can stay in Singapore for a maximum of 14 days. Apply for an extension if you need to keep the vehicle in Singapore beyond 14 days.

 

3. You will need to pay Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges if you use ERP-priced roads during ERP operating hours. There are several payment methods available for cars and motorcycles.

 

4. When entering or exiting Singapore via the land checkpoints, you will need to use your Autopass Card to record your visit and pay entry and exit fees.

 

Use the calculator to check your entry and exit fees to ensure you have sufficient funds in your Autopass Card.

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Driving a Malaysian-registered car or motorcycle into Singapore

 

Before driving into Singapore

You must meet these requirements.

Singapore Work Pass holders must:

  • reside permanently outside of Singapore
  • have a valid insurance certificate to use the vehicle on Singapore roads
  • ensure the vehicle is registered in your name 
  • ensure the vehicle is kept or used outside Singapore at least 6 hours every day
  • apply for and purchase a valid Autopass Card to pay your entry and exit fees at Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint

Social visitors must:

  • have a valid insurance certificate to use the vehicle on Singapore roads
  • apply for and purchase a valid Autopass Card to pay your entry and exit fees at Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint

You are not allowed to drive a foreign-registered vehicle into Singapore if you are a:

  • Singapore Citizen
  • Singapore Permanent Resident (PR)
  • Long Term Visitor Pass holder
  • Dependant Pass holder
  • Student Pass holder
  • Training Employment Pass holder
  • Work Holiday Pass holder

The requirements for Malaysian-registered vehicles also apply to Thailand-registered cars and motorcycles driving into Singapore. In addition, Thailand-registered vehicles must purchase Malaysian and Singapore insurance coverage for the respective durations of your stay in the 2 countries.
 

Autopass Card and valid insurance to enter Singapore


An Autopass Card is used to record your vehicle’s entry into Singapore and to pay all entry and exit fees when you exit Singapore.

Your Autopass Card is non-transferable, and is linked to your vehicle and its insurance expiry date. Do not use an Autopass Card from another vehicle.

You must have valid insurance to use your vehicle in Singapore. If you have just purchased a new motor insurance cover, update your insurance expiry date in your Autopass Card at the LTA office located at the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoints to avoid card errors when driving into Singapore.

Learn more about Autopass Cards 

Announcement Shout-out

Avoid committing an offence by making sure you drive in Singapore with a valid motor insurance that covers third-party liability for death and bodily injury. Driving a motor vehicle without valid insurance in Singapore is an offence and an offender may be fined up to $1,000, or imprisoned up to 3 months, or both.

 


When entering Singapore


You can drive into Singapore via the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint. Insert your Autopass Card into the card reader at the immigration booth to validate your entry. Your entry and exit fees will be charged when you exit Singapore. 

Autopass Card
 

Extension of stay in Singapore

Each entry allows your vehicle to stay in Singapore for a maximum of 14 days from the date of entry, or up to the expiry of your vehicle’s insurance, whichever is earlier.

To avoid penalties for overstaying, apply for an extension of stay by bringing the following documents to LTA Customer Service Centre 10 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575701

Opening hours:

8.00 am to 4.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays
8.00 am to 12.00 pm, Saturdays
 

When driving in Singapore


Electronic Road Pricing (ERP)

When driving in Singapore, you may encounter ERP gantries used to control road congestion and incur an ERP charge when you drive through the gantries during operational hours.

ERP payment for Malaysian-registered cars

Malaysian-registered cars can pay a fixed rate of $5 daily to use ERP-priced roads during ERP operating hours, regardless of the number of times you pass through the ERP gantries.

The fixed ERP fee will be deducted through your Autopass Card when you exit Singapore.

You can also choose to rent a temporary IU at the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint to pay your ERP charges, or permanently install an IU in your car by visiting any authorised IU Service Centre.  The IU rental costs $5.15 a day for a minimum rental duration of 2 days, up to 2 weeks. You will also need to pay a refundable deposit of $124.65. To use the IU, you will need to insert a stored-value card:

ERP payment for Malaysian-registered motorcycles

Malaysian-registered motorcycles can rent a temporary IU at the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint to pay your ERP charges. The IU rental costs $5.15 a day for a minimum rental duration of 2 days, up to 2 weeks. You will also need to pay a refundable deposit of $124.65.  

You can also choose to install an IU permanently on your motorcycle by visiting any authorised IU Service Centre.

To use the IU, you will need to insert a stored-value card:

Learn more about ERP charges


When exiting Singapore


You can drive out of Singapore via the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint. Before you leave, ensure that you have sufficient value in your Autopass Card to pay all the fees incurred during your stay in Singapore.

At the immigration booth, insert your Autopass Card into the card reader to pay the following:

Announcement Shout-out

Avoid fines by using the Autopass Card for your vehicle. Do not insert a NETS CashCard/ local CEPAS card into the card reader at the immigration booth. 

Remember to top-up your Autopass Card in other parts of Singapore as there are no top-up machines at the Checkpoints.

Autopass Card
 

Fees (for cars)

Fees

Amount (SGD)

 

 

Woodlands Checkpoint

Tuas Checkpoint
(from 1 April 2018)


All Day

Peak Hours:
5.00am-10.00am
3.00pm-11.00pm

Off-Peak Hours:
11.00pm-5.00am

10.00am-3.00pm

Entry Tolls

-

$2.50

$1.30

Exit Tolls

$1.00

$2.50

$1.30

Vehicles Entry Permit (VEP)

Waived for first 10 days you need to pay VEP every calendar year, and $35 a day that your car is in Singapore thereafter.

 

You do not need to pay VEP fees:
 

  • On Saturdays, Sundays and Singapore Public Holidays
  • If you enter Singapore from 5.00 pm and exit by 2.00 am the next day
  • During Singapore's June and December school holidays, if you enter Singapore from 12 noon and exit by 2.00 am the next day

Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC)

$6.40 per entry

ERP Charges
If you choose to pay a fixed ERP fee


$5.00 a day

 

Fees (for motorcycles)

Fees

Amount (SGD)

 

 

Woodlands Checkpoint

Tuas Checkpoint
(from 1 April 2018)

All Day

All Day

Entry Tolls

-

$0.40

Exit Tolls

-

$0.40

Vehicles Entry Permit (VEP)

Waived for first 10 days you need to pay VEP every calendar year, and $4 a day that your motorcycle is in Singapore thereafter.

 

You do not need to pay VEP fees:

  • On Saturdays, Sundays and Singapore Public Holidays
  • If you enter Singapore from 5.00 pm and exit by 2.00 am the next day
  • During Singapore's June and December school holidays, if you enter Singapore from 12 noon and exit by 2.00 am the next day


Calculate your total entry and exit fees before your visit to Singapore
 

You can check your entry and exit toll charges, VEP fees and Reciprocal Road Charge to prepare for your next visit to Singapore.  The values from the calculator are indicative. The actual fees may be different depending on any changes that are determined by the authorities.