How to get from Changi Airport to city? This question will surely come to your mind shortly after your airline ticket(s) is booked.
Changi Airport, which is located at the eastern end of Singapore, is one of the busiest airports in Asia. Let’s take a look at all the options available for visitors to travel from the airport to a central location or hotels.
After getting through those transporting ways, you will know exactly which transport modes suit you better. Because the pros can cons and all the details, including ticket fares, operating hours, travel time, and service schedule, will be listed for your consideration.
And most importantly, our experience about locality is infused into the article so that you can get some pieces of advice from people have been living in Singapore for many years.
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BEFORE YOU GET STARTED IN SINGAPORE
In Singapore, passengers can pay bus fares with cash, but with a higher amount, compared to paying via Ez-link card. To save cost and to make your trip more convenient, consider buying an Ez-link card or a Singapore Tourist Pass.
It is a kind of smart card, which can be used to pay transport fares on buses, MRT (metro), taxis, and other private transport means. It is also helpful when you need to buy foods and drinks from food & beverage stores, and vending machines.
You can purchase the cards at Passenger Service Centers at most MRT stations, bus interchanges, and 7-Eleven stores.
If you buy a new card at a 7-Eleven store, you will pay SGD10 ($7.29). The card itself cost SGD5, so you have SGD5 as stored value to be used.
The Ez-link cards available at Passenger Service Centers have the price of SGD 12 each. It means the stored value is SGD7.
General ticketing machines are provided at all MRT stations for you to conveniently top up your card. You can also add more stored value into your card at 7-Eleven stores.
Note that your Ez-link card needs a minimum amount of SGD3 ($2.20) to be used on buses and MRT.
SINGAPORE TOURIST PASS
If you plan to travel a lot while being in Singapore, then Singapore Tourist Pass turns out as a cost-effective option. There are 3 types of passes: 1 day pass, 2 day pass and 3 day pass, with costs at SGD10 ($7.29), SGD16 ($11.67), and SGD20 ($14.60) respectively. They allow you to have unlimited rides on buses and trains (MRT and LRT).
SINGAPORE TOURIST PASS PLUS
If you like the idea of riding public transport plus having free entry to Chinatown Heritage Centre and complimentary Singapore Sling Cocktail at D Happy Factory, then consider buying this plus card. They come in 2 types: 1 day pass and 3 day pass, with prices of SGD 28 ($20.42) and SGD 38 ($27.72) respectively.