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Singapore - Changi Seletar      

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Singapore - Changi Intl (SIN):
Location: 
19 km/12 Miles E NE of the City center.
By Airport Overview:
There are 3 large terminals (Terminal 1, Terminal 2 & Terminal 3). Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are connected by a fast SkyTrain which operates every 4 mins 0500-0230 daily. At other times, you can walk or take a shuttle bus. Shuttle buses run between all terminals, stopping at Terminal 1 (level 2, door 5), Terminal 2 (level 2, door 1) & Terminal 3 (level 2, door 8). Terminal 4 is under construction.


Airline Locations:
Note: Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are ultra-modern with many facilities. The Budget Terminal is very basic indeed.
Terminal 1: Air China, Air France, Air Niugini, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Emirates, Eva Air, Finnair, KLM, Myanmar Airways, QANTAS, Thai & Xiamen Airlines.
Terminal 2: Air India, Air India Express, Air Macau, Airphil Express, All Nippon Airlines (ANA), Asiana,  Batavia Air, Berjaya Air, Cebu Pacific, Etihad, Firefly, Hainan Airlines, Indigo, Korean, Lao Airlines, Lufthansa, Malaysian, Mandala, Philippine Airlines, Royal Brunei, Scoot, Silk Air, Singapore Airlines, Southeast Asian Airlines, Sriwijaya Air, Tiger Airways & TransAsia Airways.
Terminal 3: China Eastern, Garuda, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Sri Lankan, Transaero, United & Vietnam Airlines.
Budget Airlines Terminal: Now closed to make way for the new Terminal 4 which is under construction.

Driving directions: 
The East Coast Parkway electronic toll road runs straight from the airport to Singapore City Centre. Driving distance ~26 km.
By Taxi & Limo:
General: To the city center Regular Taxi $23-28 ($27-37 at peak times, usually after 6pm until 0930 Mon-Fri or until 0600 at weekends). Takes ~25 mins. Mercedes Taxis $24-29 off peak, $28-38 at peak times. Chrysler Taxi $33-40 off peak, $40-55 at peak times. Limousine taxis charge $45 to any destination in Singapore. Taxis wait outside the arrivals areas of T1, T2 & T3.
Taxi Companies: CityCab Tel +65 6552 2222 or 1111, Comfort 6552 1111, Common 6342 5222, Premier 6363 6888, Prime 6778 0808, Smart 6485 7777, SMRT 6555 8888, Trans-cab 6555 3333 & Yellow Top 6293 5545.
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Limo Service: MaxiCab, Tel 6542 8297, offer a limo service in their 7 seater vans for $50. From midnight to 0600, a $12 surcharge applies. MaxiCab has desks in all 4 terminal arrival areas (marked as Airport Shuttle).

By Local Bus to Singapore:
General: Public buses and the free shuttle to the Budget Terminal depart from the basement levels of Terminal 1, 2 & 3:
Bus#24 to Ang Mo Kio Interchange: Route: Terminal 1 Basement - Terminal 2 Basement - Airport Blvd - PIE - Upper Changi Rd East - Changi Rd - Geylang Rd - Paya Lebar Rd - Boundary Rd - Lor Chuan - Ang Mo Kio Interchange. Timings: Runs daily every 5-14 mins 0618-2400. Cost: From $1 - $2 cash fare depending on distance travelled. Savings are available if fare is paid via ez-link. Exact fare needed, pay the driver. Note: Air-conditioned bus.
Bus#27 To Hougang Central Interchange: Route: Terminal 1 Basement - Terminal 2 Basement - Airport Blvd - PIE - Tampines Ave 5, 4, 7, 9, 10 - TPE - Punggol Rd - Compassvale St - Compassvale Rd - Sengkang East Ave - Sengkang Central - Hougang Ave - Hougang Central MRT ststion. Timings: Runs daily every 2-13 mins 0547-0028. Cost: From $1 - $2 cash fare depending on distance travelled. Savings are available if fare is paid via ez-link. Exact fare needed, pay the driver. Note: Air-conditioned bus.
Bus#34 To Punggol Interchange: Route: Terminal 1 Basement - Terminal 2 Basement - Airport Blvd - PIE - Tampines Ave  7, 2, 5, 10 - TPE - Punggol Rd - Punggol Central - Punggol Place MRT station. Timings: Runs daily every 13-18 mins 0613-0026. Cost: From $1 - $2 cash fare depending on distance travelled. Savings are available if fare is paid via ez-link. Exact fare needed, pay the driver. Note: Air-conditioned bus.
Bus#36 stopping bus to Orchard Rd (city centre): Route: Airport Terminal 3 Basement - Airport Terminal 1 Basement - Airport Terminal 2 Basement - Airport Blvd - ECP - Marine Parade Rd - Amber Rd - Mountbatten Rd - Temasek Blvd - Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel) - Temasek Ave (opposite Ritz Carlton Hotel) - Raffles Ave (opposite Oriental Singapore Hotel) - Stamford Rd - Orchard Rd (YMCA) - Penang Rd - Somerset Rd - Grange Rd - Orchard Blvd - Tomlinson Rd (The Regent Singapore Hotel) - Tanglin Rd - Orchard Rd (Delfi Orchard) - Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel), and then back to the airport via Terminal 1 basement. Timings: Runs every 5-15 mins 0607-0006. Cost: From $1 - $2 cash fare depending on distance travelled. To Orchard Rd $1.80. Savings are available if fare is paid via ez-link. Exact fare needed, pay the driver. Note: Air-conditioned bus. Takes up to 1 hour to the city.
Bus#36A Express to Orchard Rd (city centre): Route: Airport Terminal 3 Basement - Airport Terminal 1 Basement - Airport Terminal 2 Basement - Tomlinson Rd (The Regent Singapore Hotel) - Tanglin Rd - Orchard Rd (Delfi Orchard) - Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel), and then back to the airport via Terminal 1 basement. Timings: Runs every 5-15 mins 0607-0006. Cost: From $1 - $2 cash fare depending on distance travelled. To Orchard Rd $1.80. Savings are available if fare is paid via ez-link. Exact fare needed, pay the driver. Note: Air-conditioned bus.
Bus#36B to Siglap Rd: Route: Airport Terminal 3 Basement - Airport Terminal 1 Basement - Airport Terminal 2 Basement - Airport Blvd - ECP - Marine Parade Rd - Siglap Rd (Opp Mandarin Gardens) - Airport Boulevard - Terminal 3 - Terminal 1 - Tewrminal 2. Timings: Runs every 4-17 mins 0600-2359. Cost: From $1 - $2 cash fare depending on distance travelled. To Orchard Rd $1.80. Savings are available if fare is paid via ez-link. Exact fare needed, pay the driver. Note: Air-conditioned bus.
Bus#53 To Bishan Interchange: Route: Terminal 1 Basement - Terminal 2 Basement - Airport Blvd - PIE - Loyang Ave - Pasir Ris Dr 1 - Pasir Ris Dr 12 - TPE -  Tampines Rd - Hougang Ave 1 - Lor Ah Soo - Upper Paya Lebar Rd - Serangoon Central - Serangoon MRT station - Boundary Rd - Lor Chuan - Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 - Bishan Rd - Bishan Interchange. Timings: Runs every 8-16 mins 0558-0021. Cost: From $1 - $2 cash fare depending on distance travelled. Savings are available if fare is paid via ez-link. Exact fare needed, pay the driver. Note: Air-conditioned bus.
Bus#858 To Yishun/Woodlands Regional Interchange: Route: Terminal 1 Basement - Terminal 2 Basement - Airport Blvd - PIE - TPE - Seletar Camp - Lentor Ave - Yishun Ave - Sembawang Rd - Gambas Ave - Woodlands Ave 9, 4 & 7 -Woodlands Regional Interchange. Timings: Runs every 7-19 mins 0625-0014. Cost: From $1 - $2 cash fare depending on distance travelled. Savings are available if fare is paid via ez-link. Exact fare needed, pay the driver. Note: Air-conditioned bus.
Changi Airfreight Centre Bus: Route: A shuttle service connecting the cargo side of the airport: Terminal 2 basement level - PTB - ALPS - CAC (loop service). Timings: Mon-Fri every 20 mins 0630-0900 then 1700-1900. Saturdays every 20 mins 0630-0900 and then 1200-1400.

By Cross Border Coach:
Transtar Travel Coaches to Johor Bahru: Runs coaches from the coach stands in terminals 1, 2 & 3 to Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Timings: Coaches operate 0715-2315 daily. Cost: From $7 for adults and $3.50 for children.

By Shuttle Van:
resorthoppa.com: resorthoppa.com runs shuttle vans and private cars from this airport to various locations in Singapore. Click here to make a reservation.
The Airport Shuttle Service: Runs a scheduled service with flexible routings to all hotels within the city (excluding Changi Village & Sentosa Island hotels). It runs from the arrivals areas of all terminals including the Budget Terminal. Alighting points are flexible and any destination within the Central Business District is served, including MRT stations. The 6-seater MaxiCabs are wheelchair accessible & have luggage space.
Timings: Shuttles run 24 hrs a day. Every 15 mins 0600-1200, then every 30 mins 1200-0600.
Cost: SGD $9 for adults & SGD $6 for children. Bookings can be made at the airport shuttle counters in arrivals, and payment is made to the driver. The whole bus can be chartered for $55-60 depending on size.
Contact: For more info, Tel CityCab +65 6241 3813. Airport Shuttle Service has desks in Terminals 1, 2 & 3.

By Train:
MRT train to points all over Singapore: Overview: The MRT train system has routes all over Singapore and runs Mon-Sat every 10-20 mins 0519-2350. Sundays every 7-15 mins 0547-2350. It runs to Terminal 2 & 3 only.
Getting to the City: Passengers going to the city get on the train at the basement level of Terminal 2 (well signed. Passengers in Terminal 1 must use the free SkyTrain on the departure level of Terminal 1 to get to T2). Buy your ticket from the touch screen machine and proceed to the platform. Take the first train, as all go to Tanah Merah Interchange. After ~6 mins, you will arrive at the 2nd stop, Tanah Merah Interchange. Transfer here is easy. Exit the train on the LEFT SIDE (important!) and cross the platform where a train to the city will shortly arrive. Total transfer time to the city center (City Hall) is about 25-30 mins. Timings: Trains leave the airport every 7-15 mins Mon-Sat 0531-0006. Sundays 0559-0006. Cost: SGD $2.80 including $1 deposit for the card. Payment is by cash only. Note, the last train to the city leaves daily at 2318.
Getting to the Airport: Passengers from the city transfer at Tanah Merah Station (cross from one platform to the opposite one without exiting the Station). From Tanah Merah Station, trains stop at Expo and then Changi Airport T2. Passengers wishing to go to Terminal 1 can board the free SkyTrain on the same level in the Terminal 2 Departure Hall.
The fare for the MRT ride should not exceed SGD$2, but a $1 refundable deposit is charged when you buy your ticket card from the machine. Intervals are less than 10 mins. The trip is surprisingly easy, even with large bags.


Rental Cars:
Terminal 1 Rental Car Providers: AVIS +65 6546 5081 or 6545 0800. Desk in arrivals open 0700-2300.
Terminal 2 Rental Car Providers: AVIS +65 6542 8855 & HERTZ 6542 5300. Desks in arrivals open 0700-2300.
Terminal 3 Rental Car Providers: AVIS +65 6447 9011 & HERTZ 6446 7211. Desk in arrivals open 0700-2300.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking: Available at all 3 terminals. Budget Terminal Rates: Cars $0.02 per minute, with a daily maximum of $13.65. Motorcycles $1.30 per day.
Transfer between terminals:
A free SkyTrain service runs between terminals 1, 2 & 3 departure levels every minute or so 0600-0130 daily. It is possible to walk between terminals 1 and 2 via car park B and a designated walkway. The distance is 600m and can easily be walked in 15 mins.
Baggage Storage:  Left Luggage counters are in T1, T2 & T3. Cost: Payment is required. The counters are open 24 hrs a day.
Airport Hotels: There are transit hotels airside in each terminal. If you wish to stay there, do not clear immigration or customs. Proceed straight to the hotel. Hotel reservation desks are in all terminals.
Airport Tax:
Only payable for stays of 24 hrs or more.
Money Services: ATMs/Cash machines available throughout. Bureau de Change in arrivals of T1, T2 & T3.

Notes: 
Free internet access in T1, T2 & T3 on dedicated computers. Free Singapore sightseeing tour 1000-1900 for passengers with 5 or more hrs to spare. Tour lasts 2 hrs. 3% GST refund on purchases at the airport. Hotel Reservations counters are in arrivals of T1, T2 & T3.
Airport Website:
www.changi.airport.com.sg
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Airport Tel No: 
+65 6541 2084, 2085 or 2459.
Updated Sep13 ADV.
Last Visit Jun13. [back].[top]

Singapore - Seletar (XSP):
Location:
14 km/9 Miles NNE of downtown Singapore.
By Bus:
Bus #86
runs to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on the Red North South Line. Takes 30 mins. From here easy transfer all over Singapore.
Notes:
This airport is used for a few regional flights only.

Updated Jul05 www. [back].[top]



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