Where to buy a NETS Cashcard, Flashpay card or Motoring card?

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Where to buy a NETS Cashcard, Flashpay card or Motoring card?

NETS Cardcard, NETS Flashpay, NETS Motoring card
Find out where to buy a NETS Cashcard, Flashpay card or Motoring card, their differences and selling prices.

What are the differences between a NETS Cashcard, Flashpay card and Motoring card?

NETS Cashcard & Motoring card

NETS (Network for Electronic Transfers Singapore) introduced Cashcard – a stored value chip-based card in 1995 – mainly used for Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) and car park charges in Singapore. A NETS Cashcard can be inserted into a first-generation In-Vehicle Unit (IU) that is installed on a Singapore registered vehicle. Whenever the vehicle passes through the a ERP or electronic carpark gantries, fees are automatically deducted from the Cashcard through the IU. The Cashcard can also be used for payment at limited participating retail outlets.

In 2018, a contactless version of the Cashcard based on the CEPAS standard was released. It has the same functionality as the Cashcard with chip, with the exception that it does not require a chip to be in contact with a reader in order to read or deduct value from the card. It is compatible with a Dual-mode IU installed on Singapore vehicles. In March 2021, NETS launched the Motoring card – a new version of the Cashcard that is compliant with the upcoming On-Board Units (OBUs) that will replace all the first-generation and dual-mode IUs in time to come. The Motoring card is expected to eventually replace the Cashcard.

NETS Flashpay

NETS Flashpay is a stored value contactless CEPAS-compliant card first launched in 2009. While its functionality is similar to that of the contactless Cashcard (or Motoring card), the main target users are consumers and commuters instead of riders and drivers. Other than using it at ERP and electronic carpark gantries, a Flashpay card can also be used to pay for public transit on MRT, LRT, public buses and taxis. The card can also be used for payment at around 102,000 retail points islandwide.

Where can I buy a new NETS Cashcard?

  • NETS Customer Service Centre
    Address: 351 Braddell Road #01-03 Singapore 579713
    Operating Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm (Mondays to Fridays)
  • Petrol stations: Shell, Caltex, SPC, Esso
    (subject to availability at each outlet)

How much is a NETS Cashcard?

A NETS Cashcard is sold at S$10 per card, inclusive of S$5 stored value. The cost of the card is S$5 and is non-refundable.

For vehicles with a dual-mode IU, you may consider purchasing the new NETS Motoring card instead. It is compatible with the dual-mode In-Vehicle Unit (IU) as well as the On-Board Unit (OBU) that will be implemented for the next generation ERP system by the government soon.

Where can I buy a NETS Motoring card?

  • NETS Customer Service Centre
    Address: 351 Braddell Road #01-03 Singapore 579713
    Operating Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm (Mondays to Fridays)
  • Petrol stations: Shell, Caltex, SPC, Esso
    (subject to availability at each outlet)
  • Convenience Stores: 7-Eleven, Cheers, Buzz Pods, FairPrice Xpress
  • Online: Lazada, ReCreation and Custom Cards

How much is a NETS Motoring card?

A NETS Motoring card is sold at S$10 per card, inclusive of S$5 stored value. The cost of the card is S$5 and is non-refundable.

For vehicles with a first-generation IU, NETS Motoring card will NOT work for you as it is a contactless card. You will need to purchase the non-contactless, chip-based NETS Cashcard.

Where can I buy a NETS Flashpay card?

How much is a NETS Flashpay card?

  • Online: S$5 with $0 stored value. The cost of the card is S$5 and is non-refundable.
  • All other sales outlets: S$12, inclusive of S$7 stored value. The cost of the card is S$5 and is non-refundable.

If you own a debit/credit card, check the back of your card for the NETS FlashPay logo. You may use the debit/credit card as a NETS Flashpay card if the logo is present.

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