Useful Singapore Travel Information

Singapore MRT Train

Airports

The airport in Singapore is called Changi International Airport and, like everything else in the city, it is a miracle of efficiency. All services are provided locally and it is recognised as one of the best airports in the world. All 3 terminals are linked by a skytrain which operates both at the transit and public areas. The shopping in the airport is also, without a doubt, amongst the best in the world. Communications to and from the city are excellent as the end station of one of the routes on the MRT underground train service is the airport.

The MRT is also the most economical and fastest way to the city, about S$2 will bring you right into the heart of the city in about 30 minutes. Taxis can cost between S$16 and S$24 for a journey of around 15 to 20 minutes.

Budget transport to the city and other parts of the island can also be by bus or by train. Terminals are located at the basement of Terminals 1 and 2. Either purchase and use an electronic ticketing card (EZLink), or Pprepare the exact fare (around S$2) for buses as no change will be given.

If you choose to go by train you would have to switch trains at EW4 - Tanah Merah MRT Station to get downtown.

A Ground Transport Centre (GTC) is available at the Arrival Hall of terminals.
For further information on Changi Airport visit their website.

For more details on time tables and fares, pick up a copy of the MRT brochure at the
Changi Airport MRT Station, or visit the Singapore MRT website.

Trains

The MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) train service with fast and ultra-efficient trains is the artery of Singapore’s local transport. The network comprises three main lines and a number of smaller sub-lines which link up most of the city and suburban areas.

The train runs from the early morning (around 5AM) until midnight and it is clean, fast and very safe. Tickets and different types of reduced rate tickets can be bought at all stations.

Information about the MRT and different types of tickets can be found at the Singapore MRT website.

Buses

Singapore also has an extensive network of buses which cover local transport in areas to which MRT does not go. Buses are cheap and proportionately comfortable. There are buses both with and without air conditioning. In both cases, you save money by buying a bus ticket. Visit the SMRT Bus Service website for more details.

Taxis

Flexible and easy – there are a great many taxis in Singapore which all use taximeters. Compared to most large, busy cities, taxis in Singapore are relatively inexpensive, but be careful of numerous surcharges at peak travel hours, nights, and road tolls at highways and other areas where there is high traffic flow. There are a few large taxi companies of which Comfort is the largest.

Taxi Call Service Phone Numbers

Comfort: +65 6552 1111
City Cab: +65 6552 2222
SMRT: +65 6555 8888
Transcab: +65 6555 3333
Premier Taxis: +65 6363 6888
SMART: +65 6485 7777

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