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ERP Singapore Rates Guide (2022): Tracking ERP Timing, ERP Rates, ERP Fines & ERP Increase

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Latest ERP Increase in Singapore Effective 1 August 2022

If you’re a driver or someone who takes taxis and uses ride-hailing services regularly.

The biggest bane you face is the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charge.

With ERP rates varying anywhere from $0.50 to as high as $4, which is lower than the $6, we saw pre-COVID-19.

Source: Tenor

Yep.

There’s a reason why we’re constantly ranked among one of the most expensive cities in the world.

The slight reprieve we get is that ERP rates and charges are reviewed every quarter.

And we usually see these adjustments during the June and December holiday period.

We’ve been enjoying low ERP rates islandwide since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic...

But given that traffic volume has been building up during weekday peak hours as more people start returning to work…

LTA is reverting to the pre-COVID-19 ERP gantry prices to manage traffic once more. 😢

So what are the latest ERP rates?

Let’s find out!


TL;DR: ERP in Singapore Rates Guide (1 Aug 2022) – ERP Timing, ERP Rates, ERP Fines & ERP Increase

Here’s all you need to know about ERP rates!

ERP Rates, ERP Gantry Singapore Location, ERP Timing, ERP Fines and More (Cars, Taxis and Light Goods Vehicles)

In addition, LTA has stated that:

Based on LTA’s monitoring of traffic conditions in June and July 2022, with further easing of community and workplace measures from 26 April, traffic has built up at various stretches of expressways.
To manage congestion at these locations, ERP rates will be adjusted by $1.00 with effect from 1 August 2022 at the following 4 locations during the 8 specified time periods. As these are timeslots that are already priced today, there is no increase in the total number of timeslots or locations charged with ERP with this review.

Here’re the results from the LTA’s latest ERP rate review that takes effect next Monday (1 Aug 2022):

Time PeriodCurrent ERP Rates*ERP Rates** W.E.F.
1 August 2022
AYE after Jurong Town Hall towards City (Set of 3 Gantries)
8:00 - 8:30$1.00$2.00
8:30 - 9:00$2.00$3.00
17:30 - 18:00$1.00$2.00
Southbound CTE after Braddell Road & PIE Slip Road into Southbound CTE
(Set of 4 Gantries)
8:00 - 8:30$2.00$3.00
KPE (ECP) after Defu Flyover
7:30 - 8:00$1.00$2.00
8:00 - 8:30$1.00$2.00
8:30 - 9:00$2.00$3.00
Northbound CTE after PIE (Set of 2 Gantries)
19:00 - 19:30$1.00$2.00

*ERP rate per Passenger Car Unit (PCU)
**Rates for other time slots at previously announced gantries remain unchanged

P.S.’ ERP Rates’ refer to the ERP rate per Passenger Car Unit (PCU). Also, rates for other time slots at previously announced gantries remain unchanged.


Overall Guide to ERP Rates: CTE ERP, KPE ERP, PIE ERP, CBD ERP Etc.

To make it easier for you, I’ll also be dividing the ERP charges between those ERP gantries with NO ERP charges and gantries with ERP Charges.

ERP Gantries With NO ERP Charges and ERP Timing

ERP GantryERP TimingERP Rates
W.E.F. 1 Aug 2022
Gantry Number
Orchard Cordon and Rest of CBD (Weekdays + Saturdays)
Bugis-Marina Centre
(9 Gantries)
All Times$01,2,9,10,11,16,17,18,23
Shenton Way Chinatown
(11 Gantries)
3,5,6,7,19,20,24,25,28,29,72
Orchard
(9 Gantries)
4,12,13,14,15,21,22,26,27
YMCA Gantry and
Fort Canning Tunnel
Gantry
47, 49
Handy Road Gantry48
New Bridge Road,
South Bridge Road,
southbound Fullerton
Road and
southbound Bayfront
Ave Gantries
61, 62, 64, 69
Eu Tong Sen St at Central, northbound Fullerton Road and northbound Bayfront Ave Gantries60, 63, 66
Arterial Roads (Weekdays)
Bendemeer
Road
southbound
after
Woodsville
Interchange,
Woodsville
Tunnel
All Times$040, 71
Geylang Road westbound before Kallang River70
Thomson
Road
southbound
after Toa
Payoh Rise
39
Dunearn
Road
eastbound
after
Dunkirk
Avenue
43, 44
Upper Bt Timah Road southbound after Hume Ave55
Lorong 6
Toa Payoh
from
Braddell
Road
56
Kallang
Bahru from
PIE
57
Geylang
Bahru
westbound
after
Geylang
Bahru
Terrace
58
Upper Boon Keng Road near Lorong 1 Geylang59
Expressways (Weekdays)
BKE
between
Dairy Farm
Road and
PIE
All Times$054
ECP (City)30
MCE
Westbound
before exit
to Central
Boulevard
and before
exit to
Maxwell Rd
90,91
KPE slip
road into
citybound
ECP
80
PIE after
Kallang
Bahru exit,
PIE Slip
Road into
Bendeemer
Rd
32,45
PIE
westbound
before
Eunos Link
65
CTE
northbound
between
Jalan
Bahagia and
PIE
51
ECP
Eastbound
before KPE
73
MCE
eastbound
after entry
from
Maxwell
Road, on
slip road
after Marina
Boulevard
92,93

ERP Gantries With ERP Charges: What Time is ERP Timing?

ERP GantryTimeERP Rates
W.E.F. 1 Aug 2022 [Increased (+) or Reduced (-)]
Gantry Number
Expressways (Weekdays)
AYE
between
Portsdown
Road and
Alexandra
Road
7.00am - 9.00am$0.0036
9.00am - 9.05am$0.5036
9.05am - 9.25am$1.0036
9.25am - 9.30am$0.5036
9.30am - 10.30pm$0.0036
CTE after
Braddell
Road,
Serangoon
Road and
Balestier
slip road
7.00am - 7.30am$0.0031, 33, 34
7.30am -7.35am$0.50
7.35am - 8.00am$1.00
8.00am - 8.05am$2.00 (+)
8.05am - 8.30am$3.00 (+)
8.30am - 9.55am$3.00
9.55am - 10.00am$1.50
10.00am - 10.30pm$0.00
CTE slip
road to PIE
(Changi) /
Serangoon
Road
7.00am - 7.30am$0.0068
7.30am - 7.35am$0.50
7.35am - 8.00am$1.00
8.00am - 8.05am$1.50
8.05am - 8.30am$2.00
8.30am - 8.35am$2.50
8.35am - 9.25am$3.00
9.25am - 9.30am$2.50
9.30am - 9.55am$2.00
9.55am - 10.00am$1.00
10.00am - 10.30pm$0.00
CTE
between
Ang Mo Kio
Ave 1 and
Braddell
Road
7.00am - 7.05am$0.5035
7.05am - 8.00am$1.00
8.00am - 8.05am$1.50
8.05am - 8.30am$2.00
8.30am - 8.35am$2.50
8.35am - 9.25am$3.00
9.25am - 9.30am$2.00
9.30am - 9.55am$1.00
9.55am - 10am$0.50
10.00am - 10.30pm$0.00
KPE
southbound
after Defu
Flyover
7.00am - 7.30am$0.0050
7.30am - 7.35am$1.00 (+)
7.35am - 8.30am$2.00 (+)
8.30am - 8.35am$2.50 (+)
8.35am - 8.55am$3.00 (+)
8.55am - 9.00am$2.00 (+)
9.00am - 9.25am$1.00
9.25am - 9.30am$0.50
9.30am - 10.30pm$0.00
PIE
eastbound
after Adam
Road and
Mount
Pleasant slip
road into the
eastbound
PIE
7.00am - 8.00am$0.0037, 38
8.00am - 8.05am$0.50
8.05am - 8.55am$1.00
8.55am - 9.00am$0.50
9.00am - 10.30pm$0.00
PIE slip
road into
CTE
7.00am - 7.30am$0.0042
7.30am - 7.35am$0.50
7.35am - 8.00am$1.00
8.00am - 8.05am$2.00 (+)
8.05am - 8.30am$3.00 (+)
8.30am - 9.55am$3.00
9.55am - 10.00am$1.50
10.00am - 10.30pm$0.00
CTE
northbound
between PIE
and
Braddell
Road, PIE
to CTE
northbound
before
Braddell
Road
7.00am - 5.30pm$0.0046, 67
5.30pm - 5.35pm$1.50
5.35pm - 6.00pm$3.00
6.00pm - 6.05pm$3.50
6.05pm - 6.25pm$4.00
6.25pm - 6.30pm$3.50
6.30pm - 6.55pm$3.00
6.55pm - 7.00pm$2.50 (+)
7.00pm - 7.25pm$2.00 (+)
7.25pm - 7.30pm$1.00 (+)
7.30pm - 10.30pm$0.00
Citybound AYE Set of 3 gantries:
-After Jurong Town Hall
-Clementi Avenue 6 into AYE
-Clementi Avenue 2 into AYE
7.00am - 8.00am$0.0052,53,74
8.00am - 8.05am$1.00 (+)
8.05am - 8.30am$2.00 (+)
8.30am - 8.35am$2.50 (+)
8.35am - 8.55am$3.00 (+)
8.55am - 9.00am$2.50 (+)
9.00am - 9.25am$2.00
9.25am - 9.30am$1.00
9.30am - 10.30pm$0.00
Tuasbound AYE - After North Buona Vista7.00am - 5.30pm$0.0041
5.30pm - 5.35pm$0.50
5.35pm - 6.00pm$1.00
6.00pm - 6.05pm$1.50
6.05pm - 6.25pm$2.00
6.25pm - 6.30pm$1.50
6.30pm - 6.55pm$1.00
6.55pm - 7.00pm$0.50
7.00pm - 10.30pm$0.00

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And as promised, here are the best hacks to avoid ERP fines.

How to Avoid ERP Fines

Hacks to Avoid ERP Fines

EZ-PayNets Contactless CashCardNets vCashCard
Subscription Fee$0$5
(one-time fee for the Contactless CashCard)
$0
(if you already have a CashCard)
Top-Up Fee$0$0.30
(via Nets bank cards)

$0.50
(via cash, credit or debit cards)
$0.50

Note: waived for AMEX, DBS/POSB and UOB cardholders
Can Pay For Carpark Charges?Yes
(not all)
YesYes
Bank Cards Accepted For PaymentCitibank
DBS/ POSB
DBS/ POSB
OCBC
UOB
AMEX
DBS/ POSB
OCBC
UOB
ConsAvailable to Citibank and DBS/POSB customers onlyNot all carparks accept Contactless CashCards$0.50 top-up fee

Take this time to get these payment systems sorted before the ERPs start charging (islandwide) again.

You won’t find yourself in a situation where you’ll be slapped with an unnecessary ERP fine.


What is ERP Singapore?

The ERP system is basically the government’s way of managing road congestion.

Source: Straits Times

You will incur charges whenever you pass through an ERP gantry during its operational hours.

The ERP is to encourage drivers to:

  • seek alternative routes to their destination
  • travel outside ERP operation hours, or
  • take public transport

This coupled with our high Certificate of Entitlement (COE) and crazy petrol prices.

It’s basically the government subtly hinting, “Eh… Don’t drive lah…”

So… Where Will I Find an ERP Gantry?

You’ll mostly find ERP gantries all over the Orchard cordon as well as the rest of the Central Business District.

That might not sound like a vast area but get this.

There are a total of 93 ERP gantries in operation — as of the time of writing.

Source: Tenor

ERP Rates in Singapore: Is There ERP Charges Now?

The amount of ERP charge you pay depends on two things: your vehicle type and what time you pass the gantry.

Bigger vehicle types usually pay more.

For cars, in general, the ERP rates vary from anywhere between $0.50 to as high as $3.

As a rule of thumb, ERP charges are the highest from 8am to 9am because everyone is heading to work.

What Time Does ERP Start? ERP Timing and ERP Rates Review

ERP operating hours are only from Mondays to Saturdays.

And start as early as 8am until as late as 8pm.

The time periods are set in 30-minute or 1-hour intervals.

The only saving grace is that there are no ERP charges on Sundays and all public holidays.

Oh, you’ll also be pleased to note that the ERP also stops operating at 1 pm onwards on:

  • Chinese New Year
  • Christmas Day
  • Deepavali
  • Eve of New Year’s Day
  • Hari Raya Puasa.

Otherwise, the rates are reviewed once every quarter and also during June and December school holidays (read: kids don’t need to be sent to school and families are usually on vacation):

  • January (for February to April)
  • April (for May)
  • May (for June)
  • August (for September to November)
  • November (for December).

If you’re kiasu like me.

I usually check the LTA Newsroom to get the latest updates on ERP rate changes.

How is ERP Paid in Singapore? Can I Don’t Pay for ERP Charges?

CAN…

Just be ready to pay an ERP violation fine instead.

As long as you pass a gantry and did not pay your ERP charges due to:

  • defective IU
  • expired CashCard
  • improperly inserted CashCard
  • insufficient value in CashCard

You’ll hear a long beep emanating from your car’s IU unit.

Source: Tenor

After that, you’ll receive a notification within a couple of days notifying you to make payment within 2 weeks.

Here’re the ERP violations and accompanying fines at a glance:

ERP ViolationFineDemerit Points
Passing through ERP gantry with:

improperly inserted stored-value card

OR

insufficient value in stored-value card
ERP charge + $10 admin fee-
Evasion of ERP charges (eg. stopping on the road shoulder to wait for ERP charges to be lifted)$130 to $160 + $10 admin fee4

FYI: You can save $2 by paying for your violation through:

  • One.Motoring
  • AXS station, e-Station, m-Station
  • S.A.M kiosks
  • iNETS kiosks
  • Internet or electronic banking.

If you fail to pay within two weeks, you’ll be slapped with a $70 fine and a Notice of Traffic Offence.

And if you still don’t pay after 28 days, you’ll be invited to attend a court hearing.

Long story, short?

JUST PAY LAH.

Hacks To Avoid ERP Fines

The best way to avoid paying an ERP fine is to ensure that you always have a fully topped up, functioning CashCard that is correctly inserted into your IU unit.

But a smarter way would be to automate this just in case you ever forget or can’t find a functioning Nets Top-Up machine nearby.

Here are four simple hacks to avoid EVER having to pay an ERP fine.

1) EZ-Pay

Source: EZ-Pay

EZ-Pay is a post-paid, cardless payment service by EZ-Link.

It’s a free service to use.

Basically, it allows you to use your bank credit or debit cards to pay for ERP and parking charges.

Simply register for an EZ-Pay account with your vehicle number and NRIC/FIN number.

Add the details of your preferred credit or debit card.

Note: only VISA and MasterCard credit or debit cards issued by Citibank and POSB/DBS are accepted for now.

An email with the effective start date of EZ-Pay for your vehicle will be sent to you within two working days.

Even if you forget to insert a card into the IU or have insufficient value, the ERP charge will simply be deducted from your EZ-Pay account!

2) Nets Contactless Cashcard

Source: Nets

You can purchase a Nets Contactless CashCard at:

  • Convenience stores (e.g. 7-11 and Cheers) for $10 (inclusive of $5 stored value)
  • NETS Online Sales Portal for $5 (not inclusive of stored value)
  • VICOM for $10 (inclusive of $5 stored value).

Then all you have to do is head to the NETS website and register for Auto Top-Up.

Whenever your Contactless Cashcard’s balance is insufficient, it will automatically be topped up with your stipulated amount.

This way, you’ll never forget to top up your cashcard or have to look for a NETS Top-Up machine to do so.

Note: some carparks aren’t equipped to read contactless cash cards yet, so you’ll still need to have a chip-based cashcard, just in case

3) Nets vCashCard

Source: Nets

Virtual CashCard (vCashCard) is a pre-paid, cashless payment service.

Best of all, it’s a free service to use.

However, a $0.50 top-up fee is charged for each auto top-up of $50 (fixed amount).

Note: only AMEX, VISA, and MasterCard credit or debit cards are accepted for now.

For DBS/POSB and UOB cardholders, the top-up fee is waived until further notice.

All you have to do is register for a vCashCard account and top it up with your registered credit or debit card or bank account.

If your CashCard is in the IU when passing through a gantry, the ERP charge will be deducted from the CashCard.

If your CashCard has insufficient value, the full ERP amount will be deducted from the vCashCard that you registered.

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