NETS Prepaid Card

The stored value card for shopping, dining and traveling on public transport


The latest payment card for public transport travel and everyday expenses

The NETS Prepaid Card is accepted at over 120,000 retail points, and in all public buses and trains. Simply tap to pay with your card and be on your way.

Use NETS App to manage your expenses by loading the card easily with the amount you wish to spend, and prevent overspending by setting daily transaction limits.

A modern alternative to cash, NETS Prepaid Card can be used for various purposes – from traveling to shopping, dining and managing expenses with teens or foreign domestic workers.

Need to spread some joy? Purchase a custom-made NETS Prepaid Card for your loved ones. It is the perfect gift for any occasion.

Make the most of your NETS Prepaid Card with NETS App

Download the NETS App (available via Google Play Store or Apple App Store) to manage your NETS Prepaid Card transactions seamlessly while on the go.

Perform top-up, set transaction limits, view card balance, transaction history and lock the card to unauthorised use right from the app.

No more time wasted queuing for physical top-ups.

Benefits of NETS Prepaid Card

A payment card for all

Everyone can own a NETS Prepaid Card as no credit approval or bank account is needed.

Manage your transactions on-the-go

View your card balance, transaction history and perform top-ups easily via the NETS App. For ultimate convenience, sign up for the Auto Top-Up service and never worry about insufficient card value again!

Enjoy wide acceptance

With over 120,000 retail points island-wide, you can use your NETS Prepaid Card practically everywhere in Singapore*. Simply tap to pay at the cashier, as well as for your rides on buses, the MRT and LRT.

*At all NETS accepting stores and merchants

Safeguard funds from fraud and misuse

Misplace or lost your NETS Prepaid Card? Use the lock card function on NETS App to prevent fraud and misuse. Card balance from the lost card can also be refunded directly to your bank account easily.

Top up anytime, anywhere

Set up shortcuts to top up your card quickly with the NETS App. For a one-off top-up without registration, you may top up the card anonymously on the NETS App or at

Link multiple cards in one account

You can link up to ten (10) cards to a single NETS account in NETS App.
Start sharing the benefits and convenience of the NETS Prepaid Card with your family and friends today.

Keep track of your budget

Use NETS App to manage expenses by setting daily spending limits and spending alerts for your card, making this exceptionally useful for your dependents and domestic workers.

Using your card for public transport travel

1. Minimum card balance

Maintain a minimum balance of $3 in your NETS Prepaid Card in order to board the bus or train. By linking your NETS Prepaid Card to NETS App, you can check your card balance and receive notification alerts when balance is low.

2. Card unblocking

Cards with less than $3 will be blocked from further use for public transport.

If you are unable to enter, top up your card immediately, then tap your card on the MRT fare gate/card reader on buses to initiate unblocking. Wait 10 minutes for card to be unblocked before the card can be used.

If you are unable to exit, approach the Passenger Service Centre at MRT stations for assistance.

3. View fare and card balance

View your card balance and transaction history easily via the NETS App. Viewing of fare and card balance on the MRT fare gate/ card reader on buses is not available for NETS Prepaid Card.

4. Charges of public transport fares

Train and bus fares are not deducted immediately from the card balance. Instead, the daily total ride transactions will be reflected as a lump-sum amount a few days later on NETS App.

Available for purchase from these partners and locations

TransitLink Ticket Office at MRT stations

Price: $10 ($5 non-refundable card cost and $5 stored value)

Buy a custom-made NETS Prepaid Card online

Price: $5 (with zero stored value)

Buy online from Lazada and Shopee

Where to top up?

Please only use the NETS App to top up your NETS Prepaid Card

NETS App is available for both Android and iOS devices.

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If you would like to make a one-off top up anonymously, please top up from

Top-ups are not available at NETS top-up machines, local ATMs and convenience stores.

NETS Prepaid Card vs NETS FlashPay Card: The main differences

Click here for quick comparison of NETS Prepaid Card and NETS FlashPay Card.

Commonly Asked Questions

Your card has a validity period of five years. The validity date is indicated on the back of the card. You may seek a full refund up to 12 months after the validity period. Please use the NETS App to assist in the refund process. It takes up to seven business days for the refunds to be credited to your bank account. No refunds are allowed 12 months after the validity period.

You can top up any amount between $10 and $100 each time using your credit/debit card. You can perform a maximum of 5 top-ups per card per day.


Top-up convenience fees are waived for the following funding sources:

  • DBS/POSB issued Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards
  • UOB issued Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards


Top-up convenience fee of $0.50 per top-up is applicable for the following funding sources:

  • All other bank issued Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards
  • Amex credit/debit cards

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