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Singapore Getting in & out

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By Plane

Singapore is a major transport hub in South-East Asia, and many flights to and from Asia and Australia connect in Singapore's award-winning Changi Airport. Do note that there are no more scheduled passenger flights from Seletar Airport.

It is easy to get to Changi Airport from the city. Depending on how far you travel, taxis from and to Changi Airport cost about S$20 (15 minutes). MRT trains can bring you there for $1.70 (30 minutes).

Flights during peak periods such as Christmas and Lunar New Year (usually in February) can be full and expensive. It is better to avoid these travel periods. 

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is the main airline company in Singapore, with a focus on luxurious flight services. Its regional partner, SilkAir, is a close second. Budget carriers in Singapore include AirAsia, JetStar and TigerAirways.

By Bus

Singapore also has frequent bus connections to all major cities in Malaysia. Unfortunately, there are three different bus terminals, plus a number of unofficial designated spots to catch buses depending on the bus companies. Suffice to say that you should make sure you know exactly which terminal you are departing from!

By Train or Boat

The Tanjong Pagar Railway Station used to offer a few train connections to Malaysia, but has now ceased operations and you need to go go the Woodlands Terminal.

Buses are usually cheaper, faster, and more punctual than trains. However, the train is more comfortable if you get a sleeper berth.

A number of ferry connections are available to Bintan, Batam and other islands in Indonesia.

Tax Refund

Tourists leaving Singapore are eligible to a Goods and Service Tax (GST) refund for items bought in Singapore.

Transport Hubs in Singapore

Airport Changi Airport
Changi Airport consistently ranks at the top of tops. Its four terminals are somewhat unimaginatively named as Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. The squeeky clean and quick sky train, a free service, connects all thre... more
 3 Fans, There is no departure tax collected at the airport, in East
Bus Terminal Queen Street Bus Terminal
Queen Street Bus Terminal provides bus rides to Johore Bahru in Malaysia. It is located beside Victoria Street Wholesale Centre and behind Church of Our Lady of Lourdes. There are no food stores at Queen Street bus station... more
Singapore-Johor Bahru $2.10-2.40, in Kampong Glam
Harbor Changi Point Ferry Terminal
DirectionsFrom Tanah Merah MRT, take bus no. '2' and alight at Changi Point Bus Terminal.
in Changi And Pasir Ris
Bus Terminal Lavender Street Bus Terminal
Lavender Street Bus Terminal is one of three bus terminals in Singapore. Singapore to Malacca Lavendar Street Bus Terminal is the main terminal to get from Singapore to Malacca in Malaysia. The ride to Malacca takes about ... more
Singapore-Malacca $11-20.80, KL $35, Terengganu $35.90, in Little India
Airport Seletar Airport
Everyone must have forgotten about Singapore’s first airport, Seletar Airport when Changi Airport began expanding rapidly, but this airport is still in use. Berjaya Air, the only remaining passenger airline that served Seletar Airport until October 2010, n... more
in North
Bus Terminal Golden Mile Complex (Bus Terminal)
The Golden Mile Complex has travel and coach agencies for long-distance bus or coach trips to Malaysia. Other than travel and coach agencies, the Golden Mile Complex shopping mall is also well-known for its array of Thai c... more
(Average) Singapore-KL $30, Malacca ($50), Penang ($45), Ipoh ($40), in Kampong Glam

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