How to get to & away from Changi Airport
The airport has an underground MRT station below Terminal 2 and 3 as a extention of the East West Line. You need to interchange at the Tanah Merah station which is 2 stations from the airport (with the EXPO station inbetween). The train ride to the city center takes about 30min and the train operates from 5:31am to 11.18pm
A taxi to the city center costs between S$18 - S$38 (the taxi is metered) and takes about 30min. There is a 50% surcharge between midnight and 6am.
The airport shuttle service offers transport to hotels in the city for S$9 (S$6 child). It runs from 6am - 2am.
24 hour Service Hotline - Tel: (65) 6241 3818
There are bus terminals in the basements of the terminals for the bus lines 24, 27, 34, 36, 53 and 858.
Tanah Merah MRT interchange
Getting around within Changi Aiport
Terminal 1, 2 and 3 are connected via Sky Train (5am - 2.30am) and shuttle bus (2.30am - 5am). The terminal are also physically connected so you can also walk between time if you have enough time.
Things to do at Changi Airport
The airport offers plenty of things to do while in transit like a Butterfly Garden (Terminal 3), free internet, free foot massage and other massages, free video games or music listing at the Entertainment Deck (Level 3, Terminal 2), free movie theatres (Terminal 2 and 3) and others.
Free Singapore Tour
If your transit is more than 5 hours, Singapore offers a free seight-seeing tour! Check in at the Singapore Visitor Centre in any terminal.
The Heritage Tour (2 hours, starts at 9am, 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4pm) covers The Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, The Esplanade, The Merlion Park, Colonial District, Chinatown, Little Indian and the Central Business District.
The City Lights Tour (2 hours, starts at 6.30pm) covers Marina Bay Waterfront, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Bugis Village and Raffles Hotel.
sky trains connecting the terminals
MRT (Mass Rapid Transit)
The modern and efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is probably the fastest way to get around Singapore. It consists of 4 lines with 3 more lines in the making or planning.
Happy Snail Hostel
Hostel located near Bukit Merah in an condominium block, between downtown Singapore and Harbourfront
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore
Architecturally unique (durian shaped) Performing arts centre alongside Marina Bay, near the mouth of the Singapore River. It contains a concert hall, theatre, outdoor performing centres and the Esplanade Mall.
Historical Quarters, Kota Bharu
part of the city center with lots of museums, the Grand Palace, the Muhammadi Mosque and the tourist office
Paya Beach, Tioman
quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman