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Getting from Singapore Changi Airport to anywhere in Singapore and back is made easy with this mini-guide, which not only details all of the possible means of transport, but also explains the "pros" and "cons" of each one of them. Whether you travel to Singapore just for a short stopover, or whether you are here for a longer stay, I'm quite certain you will find this Singapore Airport Transfer Guide useful.
Asia Pacific Guides™ Traveling to and from Singapore Changi Airport To the city Description Price Main pros and cons Airport Shuttle Service One way fare (Airport - city) is SG$ 9 Pros This relatively inexpensive minibus service for an adult and SG$ 6 for a child. Easy to board: Picking passengers from each of the provides transport between the airport arrival halls. and anywhere in the City center, as well as Cheaper than a taxi (if you are on your own) to hotels all over Singapore (excluding Fantastic discount hotel Takes you exactly to where you want to go.. Changi Village and Sentosa). rates throughout Asia! Click NOW for some of the Cons You will need to book and pay the fare in best available rates cash at the Ground Transport Desk (there For two people or more, taking a cab usually makes is one in each arrival Hall). in Singapore, Hong Kong, more sense Bangkok, Shanghai, Beijing More expensive than a bus/MRT (although still , Tokyo and Seoul… reasonable for what you get). Return journeys to the airport can be Relatively long traveling time, as there are other arranged from most of the large hotels. passengers on the minibus, who need to be taken to different hotels… Daily, 24 hours a day Phone booking : Terminal 1 : 6542 8297, Terminal 2 : 6542 5831, T/3 : 6241 3818 The See Singapore Attraction Pass can save a lot of money for those of you who wish to make the most of their precious holiday time… You can take a Singapore River Cruise, or ride the world’s largest observation wheel, visit one (or more) of Singapore's fantastic museums, see the world's largest collection of tropical orchids at the National Orchid Garden, visit Jurong's BirdPark and Singapore Zoo, join a guided walking tour and much more… MRT Subway Less than SG$ 2 to the city centre Pros Singapore's subway/metro system is (Orchard Road / Singapore River). Very cheap among the best on earth but, A child will pay around SG$ 0.60 Quite fast and comfortable (especially if it is a "dead unfortunately, there is no direct service hour" of the day, and the train is fairly empty…) between Changi Airport and town, which Average traveling time is roughly Cons means you have to change trains 35 – 50 minutes (including switching You will need to change trains enroute, and although enroute… Nonetheless, you are still likely trains), depends where in town are the MRT stations are very comfortable, it still means to get to town in a reasonable time, so it is you traveling to… dragging your luggage… still an option worth considering… The MRT does not take you exactly where you want to go… You will still have to move between the station and your hotel… Click HERE to find some of the There is no direct access from terminal-1 to the MRT best rates for hostels and station: You will need to use the airport's "Skytrain" low-cost accommodations in to move between the terminals, or the inter-terminal travellators, which is very easy, indeed… Singapore and Asia ! (If coming from the Budget terminal, you will have to take the shuttle to terminal-2, from where there is direct access to the MRT station) Public buses Less than SG$ 2 for an adult Pros Bus No. 36 of SBS Transit connects Changi Very cheap Airport with quite a few spots across the Average traveling time is roughly an In more than a few cases, the bus will drop you right city centre, including all the major hotels hour. where you need. along Orchard Road, Tanglin Road and Click here to view ALL our Cons Bras Basah. FREE travel eBooks of Slow… Bus stops can be found right next to each Singapore, Hong Kong, Do not operate 24 hours a day of the arrival halls. Macau and Bangkok ! Taxis Approximate rates (per vehicle): Pros Taxis are available 24 hours a day and can Takes you directly to where you want to go be boarded next to each of the arrival A trip from Changi Airport to the city Operating 24 hours a day halls. centre (Orchard Road / Marina Bay / Works out quite reasonable if there are 2 or 3 of you Singapore River) can start from as low as SG$ 20 (midweek, quiet hour Cons As in many countries, there are all sorts of "surcharges" in Singapore, for example of the day), to as much as SG$ 35 – More expensive than MRT, or bus, or even than the 40 (weekend, after midnight…) Airport Shuttle Service (if you are on your own) when you take a cab after midnight, or on Sunday, or if you have excess luggage… Private transfers and Limousines 4-seater Airport Limousine (S$45 per Pros 4-seater limos (Mercedes & London Taxis) trip to any destination in Singapore) Possibly the most comfortable way to travel or "Maxi cab" (7-seater), or minibus (9- Takes you directly & exactly to where you want to go. 7-seater Large Taxi (S$50-55 per trip Operating 24 hours a day sater) make a great solution for families to any destination in Singapore) and small groups Makes a very good and economical solution for groups of six people, or more. 9-seater Mini-Bus (S$50-55 per trip, They operate 24 hours a day and can be anywhere in Singapore) Cons booked and paid for at the Ground Taxi will be somewhat cheaper if there are 2-3 of you Transport Desk (there is one in each arrival Additional surcharge might apply MRT, public buses and Airport shuttle service are far Hall, Tel: (65) 6241 3818), or in advance, (like the SG$ 10 midnight s'charge) cheaper. via the internet. To other sites and attractions across Singapore To Singapore Zoo and The Night Safari : You can take the MRT, via Tanah Merah (change of trains), to City Hall Station, where you change trains and travel to MRT-Ang Mo Kio, from where you continue with SBS bus No. 138 (departing from the adjacent bus interchange) You can also take SBS bus No. 24 (from the bus-stop at terminal-2) and travel with it all the way to Ang Mo Kio, from where you continue with SBS bus No. 138 to the zoo / night safari. To Geylang Serai Market, the Malay Village and Joo Chiat Road: Take SBS bus No. 24 (from the bus-stop at terminal-2) and travel with it to the bus-stop of Joo Chiat Complex (opposite Geylang Serai Market and a few steps from the entrance to Joo Chiat Road). You can also take the MRT, via Tanah Merah (change of trains), to MRT-Paya Lebar and walk from there (less convenient). To Sentosa and Universal Studios Singapore : Take the MRT, via Tanah Merah (change of trains), to Outram Park station, where you change trains and travel one more station to MRT-HarbourFront. Walk to neighboring VivoCity Shopping Mall (directly linked to HarbourFront) and board the Sentosa Express monorail (the station is on Level 3 - Lobby L). Alight at either Waterfront Station, where Resorts World Sentosa and Universal Studios are located, or at Imbiah Station, where most of Sentosa's attractions can be found. To the town of Johor Bahru, on the Malaysian side of the border : Transtar Travel operates a shuttle service (TS1) from Changi Airport (departing from all the arrival halls, including the Budget Terminal) to Kotaraya II Terminal, in the centre of Johor Bahru. Shuttles run daily, from 7:15am to 11:15pm and the fare is SG$7 for an adult and SG$ 3.50 (They urge passengers to be at the pick-up point 10 minutes before departure time, to avoid delays). The ticket can be purchased directly from the driver (exact change, first comes – first served), and if you have any queries, Transtar's counter is located at the Arrival Hall of Terminal 2 (Tel: 6297 9009) Copyright © 2012 Asia-Pacific Guides Ltd. All rights reserved.
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