Yes, your YouTrip card’s public transit payment function is automatically activated for contactless fare payments on public buses and trains. No registration is required.
As you use your card on public transport, you'll notice 3 types of MRT/BUS-related records appear in your account statement. Here's what you should know about them:
MRT/BUS Registration Balance Check:
When you first use your YouTrip card for public transit payment, a S$0.10 authorisation transaction will be charged to your account. This is not your fare and it will be reversed within 7 to 30 days. Both the transaction and reversal will be reflected in your transaction history, as shown below.
The fares for each of your bus and train rides will not be reflected in your statement individually. Instead, they'll be presented as a lump sum of either your total MRT/BUS fare in the last 5 days or when your total fare exceeds S$15 – whichever comes first.
For example, suppose your total train fare in the last 5 days is S$2.00, while your total bus fare in that time is S$2.15. A lump sum of S$4.15 will be reflected in your statement, as seen below.
If you'd like more information on individual rides, link your YouTrip card to the SimplyGo app for a full breakdown of your public transport transactions.
MRT/BUS Balance Check:
From time to time, you may notice a S$0.10 MRT/BUS Balance Check record show up in your statement. This is a periodic check to see if your card has a sufficient balance for public transit rides.
Again, this is purely for authorisation purposes and is not your fare. It will be reversed within 7 to 30 days, which will also be reflected in your account statement.