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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!
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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
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
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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$50-55 per trip,
They operate 24 hours a day and can be anywhere in Singapore)
booked and paid for at the Ground
Taxi will be somewhat cheaper if there are 2-3 of you
Transport Desk (there is one in each arrival Additional surcharge might apply
MRT, public buses and Airport shuttle service are far
Hall, Tel: (65) 6241 3818), or in advance, (like the SG$ 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)
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