Changi Airport which is served by all the international carriers as well as the no frill airlines such as Tiger Airways and Air Asia
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By Train (MRT) – The train station is accessible by foot from Terminal 2 or Terminal 3.
To get to the city, transfer to the westbound train at Tanah Merah station. The last train Changi Airport station at 11.18pm. All the trains and gantries at the stations are luggage-friendly. Please have loose change or smaller notes than 10 in denomination as the ticket machines don't accept it.
There are 2 types of ticket: Standard Ticket and EZLink Card. The Standard Ticket is a contact less smart card for both single and return trips. You can buy (cash only) the ticket at the General Ticket Machines at the MRT stations. Tickets can be used for up to 6 times within 30 days from the date of purchase. The purchase price includes a 10 cents deposit and this is automatically refunded on the travel fare of the third trip. There’s also a10 cents discount on the 6th trip.
The EZLink card is a stored value card that allows for repeat travel on buses, MRT and LRT depending on the amount of money on the card. EZLink cards are sold at TransitLink Ticket Offices, 7-Eleven and SingPost outlets at S$12, S$10 and S$5 respectively with S$5 being the non-refundable card cost and the balance amount the stored travel credit.
Bus – Changi Airport Passengers Terminal Building (PTB) Bus Terminals bus terminal located at the basement of each of Singapore Changi Airport's terminals (1, 2 and 3). PTB2 and PTB3 are connected to the Changi Airport MRT Station.
In Singapore, bus services do not stop for extended periods, due to the lack of bus parking facilities. Buses terminating at Changi Airport first make a quick stop at PTB3 terminal, before proceeding to PTB1 and PTB2.
Take public bus service 36/36A to the city. The first bus arrives at around 6.00am and the last leaves just before midnight. A single fare costs below $2.50 and the ride takes about an hour. Bus stops are located at the basement bus bays of Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Please prepare the exact fare as no change will be given. Alternatively, a stored-value EZ-Link card for multiple rides can be purchased from any Changi Recommends store or the Changi Airport train station.
Hotel Shuttle – There are two types of shuttles available at the airport. A hotel shuttle as well as free shuttle service.
Free shuttle service - open to all members of the public visiting the airport on a first-come-first-served basis. This service runs from Mon-Fri, excluding public holidays. Please download the timetable for more detailed bus timings. Please note that the bus luggage compartment is not available for use on the Free Shuttle Bus Service.
Hotel Shuttle - The airport shuttle bus provides drop-offs to most downtown hotels. Go to the Ground Transport Desk after baggage claim and customs clearing. The bus departs every 15 minutes during peak hours and up to 30 minutes during non-peak hours. Tickets cost $9 per adult and $6 per child below 12 years of age. The journey to the city centre will take approximately 25 minutes under normal traffic conditions. Note that the shuttle does not go to hotels on Sentosa unless passengers charter the whole shuttle at $60
Please approach the Ground Transport Desks at the Arrival halls for bookings or call the hotlines for more information:
Terminal 1 – Tel: +65 6543 1985
Terminal 2 – Tel: +65 6546 1646
Terminal 3 – Tel: +65 6241 3818 (main booking hotline)
Taxi – Leaving Changi
Taxis are available at the taxi stands at the Arrival levels of each Terminal. A ride to the city takes about 30 minutes and costs between $20 and $40. Fares are metered and there is an additional Airport surcharge for all trips originating from the Airport:
$5 Airport surcharge: 5.00pm - midnight (Fri - Sun)
$3 Airport surcharge: All other times
Midnight surcharge of 50% of final metered fare: midnight - 6.00am
Peak hours surcharge of 25% of final metered fare: 6.00am - 9.30am (Mon - Fri) and 6.00pm - midnight (Mon - Sun)
Type of Taxi
Peak Hours / Late Night - 6.00am - 9.30am (Mon - Fri) and 6.00pm - midnight (Mon - Sun)
Off Peak Hours
$30 - $35
$20 - $30
$40 - $50
$30 - 40
Hail a taxi on the street or make a booking through your hotel. Please contact one of the following taxi operators:
2/ Private - You will travel straight to the airport with a comfortable car or taxi van without any stops. You will not have to wait longer than 10 minutes on your taxi
Hotels located close to Mandarin Oriental – Marina Bay Sands are:
Pan Pacific (0.5km),
Peninsula Excelsior Hotel (1.1km),
Ibis Bencoolen (2.5km)
Grand Copthorne Waterfront (3.7 km)
have managed to secure a few rooms at both hotels. Due to the extremely busy period (most hotels are sold out already) these are subject to first come first served upon receipt of payment. The rates we have been able to secure is at a corporate rate.
Mandarin Oriental double occupancy at $450 per night
Pan Pacific double occupancy at $430 per night
Peninsula Excelsior Hotel double occupancy at $380 per night
Grand Copthorne Waterfront double occupancy at $350 per nigh
Ibis Bencoolen double occupancy at $280 per night