Singapore Changi Airport Transportation

If you are planning for a free and easy trip to Singapore, the first thing that you need to know is to find out  what are the different types of Changi Airport transportation that are available to fetch you to your hotel when you reach Singapore Changi Airport.

This site will give you sufficient information of the various types of Singapore Changi Airport transportation that the airport provide for you to chose a suitable airport transfer.

Different types of Singapore Changi Airport Transportation

Taking Taxi from Changi Airport to Hotel

One of the stress free Singapore Changi Airport transport is taking Taxi. Singapore Taxi can only take up to 4 passengers, if you are traveling with more than 4 people, you will need more than one taxi. Singapore taxi is charged by meter and you are not able to bargain. It is safe as all taxi companies in Singapore are registered.

Number of passengers

Maximum 4 passengers


24 hours

Estimated time of travel

20 minus to 40 minus

Changi Airport Taxi Fare

Estimated Taxi fare to city: S$23 to S$49 include surcharge Surcharge Changi Airport surcharges Fri-Sun 5p.m. to midnight: S$5.00 At all other times:S$3.00 Midnight charge Midnight to 5.59 a.m. : 50% of metered fare Peak hour surcharge Mon – Fri 6.00a.m. to 9.30a.m. 25% of metered fare Mon – Sun & Public Holidays: 6.00a.m. to midnight : 25% of metered fare Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges Passengers are required to bear the ERP charge shown on the upper display of the In-vehicle Unit. The ERP charge is deducted each time the taxi passes under the ERP gantry. Where to take Taxi at Changi airport Terminal 1, terminal 2 and terminal 3 arrival hall, all the airport terminals have taxi waiting areas just follow the taxi sign in the airport and you will be able to find the taxi waiting area. Referred to the link Interactive Changi airport map for the exact location 

Every 400m thereafter or less up to 10 km $0.22 Sound very complicated, not to worry just take the estimated fare above as a guide or you can go to this web site for your taxi fare estimation

Taking Limousine from Changi airport to hotel

Limousine is the most comfortable and hassle free transportation to take but is expensive. However, if you have senior member and children travelling with you, for the convenient and hassle free , is worth consider Limousine. If you have 7 to 9 passengers, is worth considering as it might be cost effective 

Number of passengers

2 to 9 passengers per car

Where to take Limousine at Changi airport

You can either book online before you come to Singapore or approach the limousine counter when you are at the arrival hall

Estimated time of travel

20 to 40 minutes to City


Depend on company and size of the car. If range from SGD 60 to SGD 90

limousine cab fare

limo maxi rates

Taking Airport Shuttle from Changi Airport to Hotel

Changi Airport Shuttle service is an affordable share service which runs 24 hours between the airport and hotels in the city. It ferry passenger from Changi Airport to most of the down town hotels except hotels at Changi Village and Sentosa. It is cost effective if you are traveling alone. However the disadvantage is it drop passenger one by one to different hotels and you might be the last to drop. It also does not leave immediately and you will have to wait around 15 to 30 minutes or when there are 6 passengers

Where to take Airport Shuttle

Airport Shuttle booking booth is at the ground transport desk of terminal 1,2 and 3 at the arrival halls.


24 hours

Estimated time of travel

Around 30 minutes


Adult $9
Children below 12 years old $6  

Taking MRT (Mass Rapid Transit)

City train (MRT) is one of the cheap transportation that you can take from Singapore Changi Airport to your hotel. It took around 30 to 45 min from Changi airport to town. However, it does not operate 24 hours and you need to change train at some station to reach town.

Where to take MRT

MRT station is located at Changi Airport terminal 2 and terminal 3. If you arrived at terminal 1, you will need to take the sky train (airport internal train to transfer you from different terminals) to terminal 2 or 3.

Where to transfer train to town

To get to the town, you will need to take the MRT train from Changi Airport station to Tanah Merah station and transfer to the west-bound train (Green Line) to get to town. If you transfer to the wrong train, you will reach the Pasir Ris station instead. If your hotel is at Orchard area, you will have to transfer train at Tanah Merah to west-bound train (Green Line) and transfer train at City Hall station to the North South line (Red line) to Orchard. MRT Map


First train started at 5.26 a.m. on Mondays to Saturdays and 5.54a.m. on Sundays and public holidays.
Last train leaving Changi Airport station is scheduled at 11.18p.m.

Estimated time of travel

30 min to 45 min


Around SGD 2 to reach Orchard
Referred to the below link for detail
MRT fare 

Taking public bus from Changi Airport to town

If you are at terminal 1 and terminal 2, the bus station is at level 1 and if you reach at terminal 3 the bus station is at basement 2

Refered to the Changi Airport map for exact location

Estimated time of travel

Around 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach town

Renting a car

The other alternative transport is to rent a car at Changi Airport. Don’t really recommend tourist to rent car as the rental is not cheap and you need to know which are the areas that have Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges when you are in town. The parking charges are not cheap especially in the town area. Singapore is quite convenient and safe travelling with public transport. You are able to reached to most of the tourist attraction and famous shopping area with public transport. However, if you still need to rent a car, approach the car rental counter at the airport arrival hallor you can book online before you fly to Singapore. The rental fare is different from different company. So do your research before you decide on which company to rent the car.

Car rental company at Changi Airport car rental

AVIS - Tel: (65) 6545 0800
Budgeet - Tel: (65) 6214 9057
Hertz - Tel: (65) 6542 5300

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