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Singapore Changi Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Singapore Changi Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

We travel with three kids and it was amazing - endless entertainment for them, with feeding the kois, butterfly room, play areas, free internet. - ahendo

Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Singapore Changi Airport.

What to Expect

  • Huge, modern airport, with Terminals 1, 2, and 3. All three are connected inside if you want a long walk. Ground-level buses also connect the terminals.
  • They take entertainment seriously here, with free movie theatres, and gardens and greenery in each terminal, including a Butterfly Garden in T3. Feels like a very high-end shopping mall. For a complete list of activities explore our Airport Guide below.
  • If your layover is at least 5 hours long during the day, look into a free 2.5 hour Singapore tour from T3. See City Tour of Singapore below.
  • Enjoy tons of 24-hour eateries, both landside and airside, at all 3 terminals.
  • WiFi is free and unlimited; you can pay for faster WiFi. See more WiFi information below.

Where to Sleep

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  • There are a number of snooze zones with reclining seats. See Rest Zones below.
  • Plenty of comfortable chairs, benches, couches, lounge areas, and carpeted flooring for spreading out and sleeping. It’s bright so bring eye masks.
  • Movie theatres in T2 and T3 are free and run movies 24 hours - you may even be able to lie down on the carpet in front of the first row.
  • Plenty of security inside the airport (Airside), and they seem to be fine with passengers resting here.
  • Be forewarned: Conditions are not so comfortable or welcoming before security (landside). No traveller has a favourable review for sleeping in the public area of the airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are transit hotels located in each terminal and a hotel next to T3. See Airport Hotels below for more locations and info.

Good to Know

  • Showers are located in every terminal. See our Showers section for specific locations.
  • Non-guests can use the swimming pool and spa facilities at the attached Aerotel Transit Hotel for a small fee.
  • Economy class travellers can relax in one of many airport lounges. See Airport Lounges below for locations and rates.

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Singapore Changi Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Singapore Changi airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

Terminal 1

Terminal 2

  • Ambassador Transit Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Mezzannine Level (Level 3). Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (SGD 35.31 - 5 hours) • Book Online (£22 - up to 3 hours or £25 - up to 5 hours) • Priority Pass.
  • The Green Market - Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Transit Mall South, Level 3. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Book Online (£25 - up to 3 hours or £40 - up to 6 hours) • Priority Pass.
  • SATS Premier Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Priority Pass.

Terminal 3

  • Ambassador Transit Lounge - Location: Terminal 3, North Transit Mall, Mezzanine (Level 3). Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (SGD 58.85 - 5 hours) • Book Online (£22 - up to 3 hours or £25 - up to 5 hours) •Priority Pass.
  • The Haven by JetQuay - Location: Terminal 3, Landside, Arrivals. Showers and Nap rooms are available at an extra cost. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (from SGD 35.31) • Book Online (£22 - up to 3 hours or £28 - up to 5 hours) • Priority Pass.
  • Dnata Lounge - Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Mezzanine Level. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Book Online (£38 - up to 6 hours) • Priority Pass.
  • SATS Premier Lounge - Location: Terminal 3, Airside. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Priority Pass.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Singapore Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels inside and near the airport:

  • Aerotel Transit Hotel - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Level 3, Departure Transit Lounge, above Gate D41.
  • Ambassador Transit Hotel - Terminal 2 - Transit Mall South, Level 3.
  • Ambassador Transit Hotel - Terminal 3 - Transit Mall North, Mezzanine, Level 3.
    The Ambassador Transit Hotel offers day rooms in 6-hour blocks. To access the transit hotels, DO NOT PASS THROUGH CUSTOMS. Check-in baggage cannot be collected for stay.
  • Crowne Plaza - Located next to Terminal 3 near the SkyTrain waiting area. Access from Terminal 3 via covered walkway and link bridge, or Terminal 1 via SkyTrain. Day use rooms are available from 11:00AM to 7:00PM.
  • Village Hotel Changi by Far East Hospitality - (17 min from the airport) Free scheduled airport shuttle service is available.
  • Changi Cove - (15-20 min from the airport) No airport shuttle.

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Changi Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

  • Free WiFi is available at Singapore Changi airport. To access the Free WiFi (up to 1Mbps) connect to the "Wifi@Changi" network.
  • A faster WiFi connection (up to 2Mbps) is available through Starhub Premium WiFi Services. Connect to the "Starhub" network and dial *9434 (*WIFI) to get your password.
  • There are more than 500 internet stations available throughout the airport

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Art in the Airport - Inspiring sculptures by international artists are on display in the landside and airside areas of Terminal 3. The world’s largest kinetic sculpture, Kinetic Rain, is on display in Terminal 1 (landside).
  • ATMS - There are ATMs located airside and landside in all terminals. Open 24 hours.
  • Aviation Gallery - Learn about the history of aviation in Singapore and the day to day operations of Changi Airport, through this educational and multisensory exhibit. One of the displays consists of 600 miniature aircraft hanging from the ceiling to give visitors an idea of the number of flights that Changi handles every day. Watch aircraft on the tarmac from the Viewing Gallery! Rate: Free Location: Terminal 3, landside. Hours: 6:00AM - 12:00AM
  • Baby Care Facilities - Hot water dispensers, privacy for nursing and other amenities are available in the Baby Care Rooms, located landside and airside in all three terminals. Baby Care Rooms are available in four locations in Terminal 1, three locations in Terminal 2, and sixteen locations in Terminal 3. Strollers are available for use in the airport, free of charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis. To rent a stroller, go to any information desk in the airport.
  • Business Center - Photocopies, faxes, printing and limited business services are available. Locations: T1, airside, Transit Hotel, Departure Transit Lounge East, Level 3 • T2, airside, Transit Hotel, Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 3 • T3, airside, Transit Hotel, Departure Transit Lounge North, Mezzanine level Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Children's Play Areas - There are four play areas for children ages 1-12. Locations: Terminal 1, Departure Transit Lounge East, Level 2 • Terminal 2, Departure Transit Lounge North, Family Zone, Level 2 • Terminal 3, Departure Transit Lounge Central, Level 2, beside SATS Special Service Lounge • Terminal 3, Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2, outside holdroom A16-A20. Additionally, the Canopy playground is the first forest-themed indoor playground in the airport. Ages: 18 months to 12 years. Location: Terminal 1, Viewing Mall, Level 3. Hours: 10:00AM - 10:30PM. Rate: $6 for every 30 minutes.
  • City Tour of Singapore - If you are in transit and have 5 hours before your connecting flight, book a free 2-hour city tour of Singapore. Check to see if you will require a Visa to leave the transit area. The Free Singapore Tour booths are located at:
    • Terminal 2 - near the escalators, North Arrival Immigration and skytrain station at Transit Mall North, Level 2, Hours: 7:00AM - 3:00PM.
    • Terminal 3 - next to Transfer Lounge B, Travel Mall North, Level 2

    Additionally, there are tour desks located in the Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 Arrivals Halls where you can book more city sightseeing options with cost.

    There are two tours: Heritage and City Sights.
    • The Heritage Tour you will see the the Colonial District, CBD, Merlion (20 min), Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam (20 min). Tour Departures: 9:00AM, 11:30AM, 2:30PM, 4:00PM. Heritage tour registration closing times: 8:00AM, 10:30AM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM.
    • The City Sights Tour takes visitors on a night sightseeing tour of Singapore. You will see the Singapore Flyer, Esplanade, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Merlion (20 min), Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay (30 min). City Sights tour registration closing times: 5:00PM, 6.30PM.
  • Currency Exchange - Money changers are available 24 hours a day, with two locations each in the airside and landside areas of all three terminals.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available, along with a mind boggling array of shopping options. Over 350 retail shops are available!
  • Entertainment Deck - Try interactive gaming with Xbox Kinect or play your favorite Xbox or Playstation 3 video games, relax in comfort while watching your favorite music videos in the MTV Booth, or maybe enjoy a film or two in the movie theatre, all for free! If you work up an appetite, there’s a snack bar on deck too! Location: T2, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3, near the Sunflower Garden.
  • Family Zone - Families with small children can relax in this colorful and comfortable lounge. Diaper-changing facilities, TVs and a nearby playground are some of the amenities available. Location: T2, airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2, opposite the Children’s Playground.
  • Food & Drinks - The following convenience stores and food concessions are open 24 hours per day:
    • Terminal 1 - Burger King (Landside, Level 1 and Airside, Level 2 near Gate C) • Kaffe & Toast (Landside, Level 2) • KFC (Landside, Level 3) • Quiznos (Landside, Level 1) • Wang Cafe (Landside, Level 1) • 24 Hour Food Gallery (Airside, Level 3) • Bricco Cafe (Airside, Level 2 near Gate C) • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Landside, Level 2 • Airside, Level 2, Transit Lounge Central) • Harry’s Bar (Airside, Level 2) • O’Leary’s Sports Restaurant (Airside, Level 3, Transit Lounge East) • Starbucks (Airside, Level 2, near Gate D • Airside Level 2, near Gate C • Landside, Level 1) • 7-Eleven (Airside, Level 2) • Cheers (Carpark Link Tunnel, Public Area) • RV Café (Landside, Level 1) • Subway (Airside, Level 3) • Traveller’s Cactus Pub (Airside, Level 3, Departure Transit Lounge West) .
    • Terminal 2 - Burger King (Landside, Level 2) • 1983 (Landside, Level 2) • Ananda Bhavan Restaurant (Landside, Level 3) • Artisan Boulangerie Co. (Landside, Level 2) • Krispy Kreme Donuts (Landside, Level 2) • Starbucks (Airside, Level 2 • Landside, Level 2) • Swensen’s (Landside, Level 1) • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Airside, Level 2 near Gate F) • Hari’s Pub (Airside, Level 2, near Gate E) • Killiney Kopitiam (Airside, Level 2 near Gate F) • McDonald’s (Landside, Level 1 • Level 3, Transit Lounge Central) • TCC (Airside, Level 2, near Gate E) • Tai Hing (Airside, Level 2, Transit Lounge Central) • Universal Dining @ Changi Airport (Airside, Level 3, Transit Lounge Central) • Wang Cafe (Airside, Level 2) • 7-Eleven (Airside, Level 3 • Airside, Level 2) • Cheers (Landside, Level 2, Departure Check-in Hall) • Chutney Mary (Landside, Level 2) • Kaffe & Toast (Landside, Level 1) • O’Leary’s Sportsbar & Grill (Airside, Level 2) • Paris Baguette (Landside, Level 1) • Pho Street (Airside, Level 3) • Subway (Landside, Level 1 • Airside, Level 3) • Straits Food Village (Airside, Level 3) •
    • Terminal 3 - Heavenly Wang (Landside, Level 1) • Kopitiam (Landside, Basement 2) • McDonald’s (Landside, Level 1) • O’Coffee Club (Landside, Level 2) • Panapolis (Landside, Level 3) • Starbucks (Landside, Basement 2) • TCC (Landside, Level 1) • Ya Kun Kaya Toast (Landside, Basement 2) • Carlsberg Sports Bar (Airside, Level 2) • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Airside, Level 2, Transit Lounge Central) • Costa Coffee (Airside, Level 2) • Harry’s Bar (Airside, Level 2 near Gate B) • Hong Kong Sheng Kee (Airside, Level 2) • Killiney Kopitiam (Airside, Transit South) • Singapore Food Street (Airside, Level 3, Transit Lounge Central) • Toast Box (Airside, Level 2) • Burger King (Airside, Level 3) • Dunkin Donuts (Airside, Level 2) • Cheers (Airside, Level 1) • Cheers (Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 3) • Hello Kitty Orchid Garden (Landside, Level 1) • Old Town White Coffee (Landside, Level 2) • PAUL (Airside, Level 2) • Tip Top (Airside, Level 2).
  • Gardens - Check out one or more of these breathtaking airside gardens!
    • Terminal 1 Departure Transit Lounge: The Piazza Garden features themed and seasonal plant displays, with a focus on local cultural and ethnic events. Location: Level 2 • The Cactus Garden displays over 100 species of cacti and plants from deserts in Asia, Africa and the Americas. The rooftop location offers a relaxing place to soak up the sun while enjoying a refreshing drink from the garden bar! Location: Level 3 • The Sculptural Tree Garden has raised walkways for a close-up view of the tree-like sculptures on display. Location: Level 2 • The Water Lily Garden features water lilies and other aquatic flora set amongst an intricate mosaic tile walkway. Location: Level 2.
    • Terminal 2 Departure Transit Lounge: A variety of over 700 orchids are artistically arranged to represent the four elements - Earth, Water, Fire and Air - at the Orchid Garden. Location: Level 2 • Enjoy panoramic runway views and special nighttime lighting in the Sunflower Garden Location: Level 3 • An awe-inspiring display of flora, glass, fiber optics and sound comes to life in the interactive Enchanted Garden. Location: Level 2.
    • Terminal 3 Departure Transit Lounge: Over 1,000 butterflies can be seen in the tropical Butterfly Garden. Feel the mist from the 6-meter grotto waterfall! Location: Levels 2 and 3
  • Information Desk - If you have any questions or need help finding something, visit one of the Information counters. Locations:
    • Terminal 1: landside, Arrival Hall Central, Level 1 • landside, Departure Check-In Hall Central, Level 2 • airside, Departure Transit Lounge Central East and West, Level 2
    • Terminal 2: landside, Arrival Hall Central, Level 1 • airside, Departure Transit Lounge North and South, Level 2
    • Terminal 3: landside, Arrival Hall Central, Level 1 • landside, Departure Check-In Hall Central, Level 2 • airside, Departure Transit Lounge North South and Central, Level 2
  • Live Music - Live acoutic performances are held at the O'Leary Sportsbar & Grill (Terminal 2, Departure Transit Lounge - Central, Level 2, Hours: 7:00PM to 10:00PM) and Singapore Straits Bar (Terminal 3, Departure Transit Lounge (North), Level 2, Hours: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Lighten your load, by storing your luggage at the EASYBAGY left luggage counter, available 24 hours a day! Rates are $1.07 - $8.56 per bag for the first 24 hours and $2.14 - $10.70 per bag for each 24 hour period after. Location: Terminal 1: Level 3 (landside) • Level 2, Departure Transit lounge (airside) Terminal 2: Level 1, Arrival Hall North (landside) • Level 2, Departure Transit lounge (airside) Terminal 3: Level 1 (landside) • Departure Transit lounge (airside)
  • Medical Services - Raffles Medical Group offers urgent and emergency medical care. Locations: T1, airside, Departure Transit Lounge West, Level 2 (Open 24 hours) • T2, landside, Basement South (Hours: 8:30AM - 5:30PM) • T2, airside, Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2 (Hours: 6:00AM - 12:00AM) • T3, landside, Basement 2 South (Open 24 hours) • T3, airside, Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2 (Hours: 6:00AM - 12:00AM)
  • Mobile Charging - Changi Airport currently offers over 880 mobile charging points throughout the airport.
  • Movie Theatre - Enjoy recently released feature films, free of charge, at one of the airport’s 24-hour movie theatres. Locations: T2, airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3, near the Sunflower Garden • T3, airside, Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 3, near the Ambassador Transit Lounge.
  • Pharmacy - Watsons and Guardian Beauty & Health have multiple locations in the airport:
    • Terminal 1: Watsons - landside, Departure Check-In Hall West, Level 2 (Hours: 7:00AM - 11:00PM) • Guardian Beauty & Health - airside, Departure Transit Lounge East, Level 2 (Hours: 6:00AM - 12:00AM).
    • Terminal 2: Guardian Beauty & Health - landside, Departure Check-In Hall North, Level 2 (Hours: 7:00AM - 11:00PM) • airside, Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2 (Open 24 hours).
    • Terminal 3: Watsons - landside, Level B2 (Hours: 10:00AM - 11:00PM) • landside, Departure Check-In Hall North, Level 2 (Hours: 6:00AM - 1:00AM) • airside, Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2 (Open 24 hours)
  • Post Office - Singapore Post Location: T2, landside, Departure Check-In Hall, Level 2 Hours: 9:00AM - 6:00PM Mon-Fri (closed Sat, Sun, public holidays). Mailboxes are located landside and airside in Terminals 1 and 3, and airside in Terminal 2.
  • Prayer Rooms
    • Terminal 1 - Airside (Below Gate Holdroom C1 at Arrival Hall West)
    • Terminal 2 - Airside (Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2, near Gate E, behind Relay)
    • Terminal 3 - Airside (Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2, behind Mont Blanc)
  • Rest Areas - If you are just passing through the airport for a few hours and need a quick nap but don't want to get a room at the transit hotel, catch some Zzz’s on a comfortable recliner at one of the Snooze Lounges. Fee: Free to use! Locations:
    • Terminal 1: Snooze Lounge, airside, Transit East, Level 3
    • Terminal 2: Sanctuary Lounge, airside, Transit North Pier, opposite E5 • Oasis Lounge, airside, Transit North Pier, opposite E11
    • Terminal 3: Snooze Lounge, airside, Transit North Mezzanine, next to Singapore Food Street
  • Showers - Freshen up before or after a long journey in one of the airport’s 24-hour pay-for-use shower facilities. Massage and an array of beauty services are also available. Locations:
    • Terminal 1: Airport Wellness Oasis (airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3, near D gates) • Plaza Premium Lounge (airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3, near C gates)
    • Terminal 2: Ambassador Transit Lounge (airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3, near F gates) • TranSpa (airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Central Level 3) • Wellness Spa (airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Central Level 3)
    • Terminal 3: Ambassador Transit Lounge (airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3)
  • SIM Cards - Prepaid local SIM cards are available for purchase in the airport from these locations: T1, landside, M1, Arrival Hall Central, Level 1 • T2, landside, M1, Arrival Hall South, Level 1 • T3, landside, M1, Arrival Hall Central, Level 1 Hours: 7:00AM - 11:00PM Prepaid Singtel cards are also available at any Changi Recommends booth.
  • The Slide at T3 - Reach speeds of up to 6m per second on The Slide at T3. At 4-meters tall, The Slide @ T3 is Singapore’s tallest slide, and the tallest airport slide in the world! Rate: For every $10 you spend at the airport, show your purchase receipt and receive a voucher for a ride on The Slide (max of 10 rides per day) Location: T3, landside, Arrival Hall, Level 1 Hours: 12:00AM - 10:30PM. You can also ride the 1.5-story slide located in Basement 2.
  • Smoking Areas - If you are in transit and need to find a place to feed your addiction, designated smoking areas can be found in these locations:
    • Terminal 1 (airside): Departure Transit Lounge West, Level 3, Cactus Garden • Departure Transit Lounge Central, Level 3, near Snooze Lounge • Departure Transit Lounge East, Level 2, near Gate D36 • Departure Transit Lounge West, Level 2, Outdoor Deck • Departure Transit Lounge East, Level 2, Gate C16.
    • Terminal 2 (airside): Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2, near Hari’s Bar and opposite Children’s Playground • Departure Transit North Finger Pier, Level 2, Sanctuary Lounge • Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2, behind Sunglasses Hut • Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 3, Sunflower Garden • Departure Transit South Finger Pier, Level 2, Pavilion Lounge.
    • Terminal 3 (airside): Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2, near Harry’s Bar • Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2, near Tiger Signature Lounge • Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2, Outdoor Garden Terrace • Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2, Outdoor Smoking Area , opposite Gate B10 • Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2, Outdoor Smoking Area, next to Gate A21 • Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3, Outdoor Smoking Area, next to Silver Kris Lounge.
  • Social Tree - In 2013, Changi introduced the "Social Tree", a new interactive attraction that gives travellers the opportunity to share their photo and video memories instantly on a 9m tall interactive installation, and then retrieve them on future visits to the airport. Location: airside, Central Piazza, after the Immigration counters Hours: 5:00AM - 1:00AM.
  • Spa & Salon Services - Pamper yourself with hair, nail, massage and other beauty treatments at one of these spas:
    • Airport Wellness Oasis Location: T1, airside, Departure Transit Lounge East, Level 2 Hours: Open 24 hours
    • TranSpa Location: T2, airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3 Hours: 11:00AM - 9:00PM
    • High-end spa and beauty services are available in the Shilla Beauty Loft Location: T3, Departure Transit Central Hours: 6:00AM - 1:00AM
  • Swimming Pool - Travellers staying at the Aerotel Transit Hotel (see hotel section above) have free access to the pool.  Non-guests can use the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and shower facilities for a fee of S$14.  Located at Terminal 1, near the Transit Hotel (Transit Mall East, Level 3).  Hours of operation: 0700-2300 Daily.
  • Woodblock Rubbing Stations - Woodblock rubbing was once a popular Singapore artform in the 50’s and 60’s. Make your own print with materials provided by the airport! Locations: T1, landside, Viewing Mall, Level 3 • T2, airside, Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2, near the Orchid Garden • T3, landside, Level B2, near the Fountain area • T3, airside, Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2, Outside gate holdroom B1-B4
  • Xperience Zone - Relax in a plush recliner while watching the big game on a large screen TV, or create a free e-postcard to send to friends and family back home. Location: T2, airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus and Shuttle

Public bus 36 runs between the airport and city center, departing from the basement bus bays from 6:00AM - 10:50PM. The Regent Singapore Hotel is the final stop for Bus 36, and the originating point for trips back to the airport. A single ticket costs $2 and the total trip time in one direction takes about an hour. Exact change or E-Z Link transit card is required. E-Z Link cards can be purchased at the Changi Airport train station or any Changi Recommends store.

Free shuttle bus service is available to and from Changi Business Park on weekdays from 11:30AM - 2:30PM. For information on bus stops and schedules, visit the Changi Airport website.

Airport Shuttle provides service between the airport and most downtown hotels. Buses depart every 15 - 30 minutes, depending on the time of day. Fares are $9 per adult and $6 for children 12 yrs old and older. This service can be booked at a Ground Transport Desk in the Arrivals Hall of any terminal. For a list of hotels served by the Airport Shuttle, visit the Changi Airport website.

The Transtar Cross Border Service (TS1) provides a comfortable bus service between Changi Airport and Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. For more information on this service, go to the Transtar Travel counter in Terminal 2 Arrival Hall, one of the Information Counters located in the Arrivals Hall of any terminal, or visit the Changi Airport website.

Car Rentals

Avis, Budget and Hertz operate onsite at the Arrivals Hall of all three terminals (Hertz is not available in Terminal 1). Hours of operation are daily from 7:00AM - 11:00PM.

Inter-Terminal Transportation

Passengers can take the free SkyTrain service to transfer between the terminals. Open from 5:00AM - 2:30AM, the SkyTrain takes just 4 minutes to travel between the terminals with a waiting time of 2 minutes. A free shuttle bus service is available when SkyTrain is not in operation.

Limousine and Large Taxi

Limousines and 7-seater taxis can be booked upon arrival at the 24-hour Ground Transport Desks in the Arrivals Hall of each terminal. At the time of this update, rates are $55 per departure for limousines and $60 per departure for large taxis, each with a $15 charger per additional stop.

Taxi

Regular and premium taxis operate from taxi stands located outside of the airport on the Arrivals Level of each terminal. Taxis are metered, and those departing from the airport charge a $3 - 5 airport surcharge. A trip from the airport to city center costs between $20 - $40 and takes about 30 minutes total travel time. Additional surcharges apply during peak time and late night trips. Taxis can be ordered by phone or hailed on the street for trips back to the airport.

Train

The Changi Airport train station is within a short walk of Terminals 2 and 3. The Changi Airport Branch Line, an extension of the Singapore MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) East-West Line (EWL), operates between the airport and Tanah Merah station. From Tanah Merah, passengers can take the EWL heading west towards the city and other MRT lines. Passengers going to the airport can take the EWL and change over to the Airport Branch Line from Tanah Merah. Single tickets or E-Z Link transit cards are accepted. E-Z Link cards can be purchased at the Changi Airport train station or any Changi Recommends store. For fares, stops and hours of service, visit the SMRT website.

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Last Updated: 24 September 2016

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