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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

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

singapore rest area
photo by Changi Airport Group
  • 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 a sleep mask/eyeshades.
  • 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

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available for up to 3 hours (renewable once you obtain a new password) or up to 24 hours continuous use when you have a local number and download the latest version of the iChangi app (available for iPhone and Android).

To connect, select the " #WiFi@Changi network" and proceed to the login page. Enter the password received by one of the following 3 methods:

  1. Via SMS (local phone number required)
  2. By scanning your passport at a WiFi Kiosk to obtain a password, select ‘Via Info Counter/Kiosk’ on the login page (kiosks are located throughout all terminals).
  3. By presenting your passport at an Information Desk to obtain a password, select ‘Via Info Counter/Kiosk’ on the login page There are also more than 400 internet stations located throughout all the terminals.

If you do not have a mobile device, there are more than 500 internet stations available throughout the airport.

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Airport Hotels