Singapore Transportation and Transfer Guide
Changi Airport in Singapore is 10 miles (6km) from the city center.
Air Canada: Tel 732-8555
Air India: Tel 220-5277
Air New Zealand: Tel 535-8266
American Airlines: Tel 221-6988
British Airways: Tel 533-1333
Cathay Pacific: Tel 533-1333
China Airlines: Tel 250-2888
Japan Airlines (JAL): Tel 221-0522
Korean Air: Tel 534-2111
Malaysian Airline System (MAS): Tel 336-6777
Philippine Airlines: Tel 336-1611
Qantas: Tel 737-3744
Singapore Airlines: Tel 223-8888
Swissair: Tel 737-8133
United Airlines: Tel 220-0711
Singapore is the southern terminal of the Malaysian railway system.
Express buses run daily between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Ships and Ferries:
Major cruise lines to Singapore include Ocean/Pearl, Cunard, Royal Cruise,
Princess Cruises and the Royal Viking Line. Ask your travel agent for
You can rent a car from any of the international firms, or from local
car hire firms. You will need both a national and international licence.
Driving is on the left side of the road, and wearing a seat belt is the
Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is a new, clean and easy way
to travel. The train consists of two main lines that run north-south and
east-west. Coin-operated ticket-dispensing machines are located inside
the main doors at each station. There will be a third MRT line (the North
East Line) scheduled to be completed by end 2002.
The ticket-dispensing machines also accept dollar notes and is located
opposite the ticket machines. Enter the platform through the gates marked
with green arrows. There you insert your ticket, arrow first (and facing
up). The machine will open the gate and return the ticket. The same procedure
is followed at your destination, except that your ticket will not be returned.
Instead of using cash, you may choose to pay your MRT and bus fares with
a stored value ez-link Card. The Card can be bought or revalued from any
TransitLink Ticket Sales Office located in most MRT stations and bus interchanges.
Each adult Card is sold with a minimum value of SGD 10 plus a deposit
fee of SGD 5.
For more information, call the TransitLink Hotline: 1800-767 4333 (toll
free in Singapore only)
There are two types of buses in Singapore: the Singapore Bus Service and
the Trans-Island Bus Service. You can purchase a Singapore Explorer ticket
that will allow you to travel anywhere for up to three days.
The ticket comes with a useful map with details on major tourist destinations
and which service to use to get there. For more information, pick up the
"See Singapore by Bus" pamphlet from the STB (Singapore Tourism
Board Raffles City.
Ships and Ferries:
Major cruise lines to Singapore include Star Cruises, Cunard and P&O
/ Princess Cruises. Ask your travel agent for more details
Ferry and water taxi services departing from Clifford Pier, Jardine Steps
and the World Trade Centre can take you to Singapore's outlying islands.
Visitors going to Pulau Ubin can take a boat from Changi Jetty