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Transfer From Changi Airport To Singapore

Transfer From Changi Airport To Singapore

Have you ever had problems in finding a transport from Changi airport to Singapore? If yes, this guidance of how to transfer from Changi airport to Singapore is for you.

1. Changi airport and Singaporean transportation:

Changi airport is located in the western part of Singapore which is 20 km away from the city center.

The transportation is Singapore is one of the most modern and convenient transport systems all over the world. You can easily move from this place to another with MRT, buses and taxis.

For public transport, Ez Link cards are used to pay fee. You also can use money but please remember to bring the exact amount as no change is given back.

2. Train:

Operating hours:

5:20 a.m with the last train at 11:15 from Changi airport and 11:51 from Central Hall.


The Changi MRT station is located under Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. If you land at Terminal 1 or Budget Terminal, you need to proceed skytrain or airport shuttle bus. When you alight at Terminal 2, look up the guide board "Train to City" and follow the direction to MRT station to the center.

Transfer From Changi Airport To SingaporePhoto by s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg


  • No need for early booking
  • One of the most modern train networks in the world.
  • Easy to get off at each stop.
  • Luggage friendly space.
  • Cheap cost.


  • It takes about 1 hour from the Changi airport to Singapore.

Who’s it for:

People who are older than 7 years old.

Transfer From Changi Airport To SingaporePhoto by Dickson Phua

How it works:

To get to city center, you need to get on the westbound train at Tananh Merah stop and the last train connecting with that last westbound train at Tanah Merah station will leave at 11:18 p.m

The best way is to use EZ-link card which is purchased from the train stations for multiple rides.

3. Public bus:

Operating hours: 06:00 to 22:50.


  • Cheap ticket
  • Easy to move around the city
  • No need to book in advance


  • Long travel time. (1 hour)
  • Not really luggage friendly space.

Who’s it for:

Travellers who are older than 7 years old.


6am to 12 midnight daily

Transfer From Changi Airport To SingaporePhoto by nighteye

How it works:

To get to the center, take public bus 36/36 A. The bus operating hour is from 6 a.m to midnight. A ticket cost no more than $2.5. The bus stops are located at the basement of Terminal 1, 2, 3. Note that no change will be given back if you don’t give exact amount of money. Instead, EZ Link is a good choice.

4. Taxi:


  • Good personal service
  • Easy to get off any stop
  • Cheap cost if you go with a group
  • Short travel time


  • Expensive price if you go less than 3 people.

Transfer From Changi Airport To SingaporePhoto by amateur_photo_bore

Who’s it for:

  • Families with kids, old people and groups.

How it works:

  • Once you get out of the immigration board, there are taxi stands at the Arrival of each Terminal offering the taxi whose fare is between $20 to $40. Fares are metered and there is an additional airport surcharge for all trips from the airport. You are better to avoid the peak hours from 6 a.m to 9:30 a.m and between midnight.
  • On peak hours (Monday to Friday) from 6 a.m to 9:30 a.m, you need to pay an extra 25 % of the metered fare and between midnight after 6 a.m, 50% plus.
  • The CBD surcharge is $3.
  • Call-out charges are $2.30 during non-peak hours and $3.30 during peak hours.
  • Expect to pay around $12 for a 10-kilometre off-peak trip.
  • If you go with kids when waiting for taxi, there is a separate lane for you and your kids.

5. Limousine and large taxi:

If you are looking another luxurious option for groups, Limousine and large taxi are the best choice.


  • 4-seater limousine: $55.00*/ 1 departure from airport
  • 7-seater large taxi - $60.00*/ 1 departure from airport
  • *Top up $15.00/ 1 additional stop

Contact the Ground Transport Desks as followed:

  • Terminal 1 – Tel: +65 6543 1985
  • Terminal 2 – Tel: +65 6546 1646
  • Terminal 3 – Tel: +65 6241 3818 (main booking hotline)

Who’s it for:

  • Families with kids, old people and groups who are not on budget.

6. Private transport:

  • Travel Delight's Singapore


  • Good personal service.
  • Drops you off right at hotel or any residency place upon request.
  • Offers the professional chauffeurs who will wait for you with a signboard before bringing you to board the vehicle to your hotel.
  • Short travel time


  • More costly than other options.

Who’s it for:

  • Families with kids, old people and groups who are not on budget.

How it works:

  • You will be greeted and picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel. There are many vehicles type ranging from the 10 to 23 mini buses to 44 and 49-seat buses. All passengers of Travel Delight private transport service are covered by Travel Personal Accident License under Express & Excursion Bus Association (EEBA)
  • The transport options from Changi to Singapore are diverse. Depending on your budget and interests, look up the above reference for the best choice to enjoy your trip.


My name’s Catherine, you can call me Kate. I love animals, writing and travelling.I started my Asian journey since 2003; and I have been nearly 20 countries so far. The more I go, the more I fall in love with this incredible continent. It has a unique beauty and distinctive culture that never fully explored. This’s why there are many countries I still keep coming back over and over again. I’m here to share with you my fun, sad or even scared memory on my backpacking trails. Hope it works on you!

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