Travel to & around Singapore

Getting there

Fly from major US airports to Singapore. Check out the cheap flights to Singapore or call us about getting a Round the World ticket with a stop in Singapore.

If you’re looking for something a little different why not take the train?  Trains run to Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Malacca (Malaysia) on a route which extends to Bangkok. Services operate daily between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur; some offer air conditioning and dining cars. There are also overnight trains with sleepers. 

About airports

Changi airport
Changi is 20 km east of the city.  There is plenty to do at the airport if you’re waiting for a while, or in transit – a fitness center, swimming pool, supermarket, medical clinic, bars, restaurants…and plenty more.  To get to and from the airport you can grab a taxi, or jump on the efficient MRT train system which departs frequently and takes only 27 minutes to get to the city center.

How to get around

Traveling around Singapore is simple! An efficient public transportation network of taxis, buses and the modern Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system ensures that getting from point A to point B is hassle-free and easy on the pocket.

For maximum freedom, buy an ez-link card and hop onto a bus! The ez-link card can also be used on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT).

The train system in Singapore is efficient, clean and air-conditioned, with stations all over the island.  There are three main lines – the North-South line from Marina Bay to Jurong East, the East-West line from Changi Airport/Pasir Ris to Boon Lay, and the North-East line from Harbor Front to Punggol.  Traveling on the MRT is cheap, with rides ranging from 80 cents to $1.70.

SMRT link
There are three link loops  - Outram Park MRT station to Chinatown, Dhoby Ghaut MRT station to Chinatown, and Dhoby Ghaut MRT station to Little India. Pick up points are popular places such as People’s Park Complex, Chinatown Point and Tekka Mall.

Car or cab
Driving in Singapore is a breeze! Navigating around the island is easy as there are well-marked road signs, all in English.  If you’d like to take a cab there are plenty available – over 15,000 in fact.  They can be flagged down 24 hours a day on most roads.

Organized tours
Organized tours are a great way to see the sites and soak up the local culture – especially if you’re traveling alone or are a first-time traveler.  Check out some of the options for tours in Singapore
*The Small Print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.


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