Changi Airport, Singapore
I've just found this website.
Tells you all about transfers from the airport to the city. It says the airport shuttle leaves every 30 minutes after midnight. But for the little bit extra that you pay & with a sleepy child for company it is worth catching a taxi at that time of the morning. But it's all on the webite.
Have a great trip.
One thing KLIA has got one over Changi is that the food at KLIA is miles better than the food at Changi which borders on the inedible. Few days ago I ordered a Nasi Lemak and Teh Tahrek and both were bordering on garbage.. unless it is absolutely necessary eat somewhere else.. or eat before you come
i have always eaten better in Malaysia than in Singapore, a much more pleasant experience, on my various visits to this region
Changi is an exceptional airport. While KLIA likes to beat its own chest saying it is the best, it has about half a century before it woudl catch up with Changi for its efficiency. I asked a chinese friend of mine why is that most of the immigration and service personnel at Changi or either Indian or malay, her answer was: they are better looking!
The longest flights in the world are the Singapore Airlines non-stop to Los Angeles and Newark. It uses long range A340-500 versions specially fitted with fewer seats to trade capacity for increased range. This results in a more comfortable flight. Singapore Airlines only has a special small fleet of 5 of these 500 series A340. It would not be too much of a surprise if these planes were sold and replaced with the new Boeing 777-200LR version as Singapore Airlines operates other versions of the 777 and has ordered the long range 787-9.
Note the A340's are becoming all business class starting in May and will be completely converted by September, 2008. No more economy (economy plus) class.
Once spent 8 hours in transit at Changi which just flew by. After we had an anti jet lag massage in one of the lounges ( which included a shower so we could freshen up ) we then went and spent some time at the rooftop pool which had a bar, restaurant and really comfortable sun loungers, and again you could have a shower in the changing facilities at the pool so you were refreshed for your onbound flight, just remember to pack your trunks in your hand luggage.
I also believe that if you have a stopover longer than 3 hours there is a free city tour you can take advantage of.
Changi airport has gotten bigger this year with 3 main terminals and 1 budget terminal. The 3 main terminals are connected but as they are huge, there's a lot of walking to do. Do take note that the transit hotel is only available in Terminal 1 and 2 at present.
So if you're taking the next flight out on a budget airline, you will have to retrieve your luggage and head on to the budget terminal
After being regularly subjected to the hell that is Heathrow T3, it comes as a shock to discover the delightful new T3 at Singapore Changi Airport.
The arrivals hall is out of this world - and almost deserted because they process the passengers so efficiently:
* Multiple jetways to disembark the aircraft
* No queue for immigration
* Luggage already on the carousel when you get through
* Controlled Taxi Queue
* No dodgy tour reps or taxi touts
The departure hall is just the same - spacious, quiet, clean, and with excellent facilites including the best restaurants I have seen at an airport. Brewerkz and Imperial Treasure dumpling restaurants are fab ! Also a swimming pool and cinema available if you have a long transit time !
Singapore Changi has been consistently one of the best airports in the world.
Airport Code = SIN
The old airport was Paya Lebar. Changi is built on reclaimed land and approaching the airport is over the sea and golf courses below with a spectacular city skyscrapper skyline in the near distance.
There are two major terminals and a third terminal is opening soon. So important to note whether your plane is in terminal 1 or terminal 2 which are coonected by a free skytrain.
There are plenty of shops and eateries, sports viewing televions, events, free online and local call service, swimming pool, etc to keep you occupied if you check in early or in transit. You can even sign up for a free city tour if you are in transit for more than 4 hours.
From the airport, use the taxi, bus or MRT to get to downtown. For taxis, there are various taxi surchages and so no worry of being overcharged by taxi drivers.
At departure, you can also get your GST refund.
Changi airport I will give 5 stars in accomodating their guests at the airport. You can watch live football or CNN at the sky theatre. Surf internet or play games at PS 2 stations for FREE. Shoppings for gifts and electronic items at good price. Really great airport!
You can opt to share a ride with other passengers from Changi Airport to hotels in Singapore. The fee is SGD 7 per person, which is relatively cheap. Arrange for a ride at the counter just outside the luggage claim area. Maximum waiting time is 30 minutes. The van can accommodate 7 people comfortably.
Changi Airport is not the biggest but the most beautiful airport in the world. U can shop, eat, hang around, pass time. There are so many things to do that you won't feel boared during the waiting period. They also provide free internet service for the passengers.
When you have at least an hour transit to spend in Changi Airport, spend some time in Orchid Garden. The most beautiful place in Changi International Airport. It will be located in Terminal 2, level 2, facing the way to gates F50-F60, in front of Pacific Coffee Company and Cedele. You can reach terminal 2 from terminal 1 easily with the sky train along with your trolley(s).The view will be breathtaking. Many beautiful orchids will be there and you may see the Oki Fish (like Golden Fish) in the 2 pools inside the garden. There will be many seats inside the garden itself and all around the garden. Check out the pictures!! You will never regret on spending your time in there alone while waiting for your flight.
When you have to transit in Changi International Airport, Singapore, for few hours or one night, take Changi Express magazine with you. You may find this fortnightly magazine everywhere around the airport, as it is the Singapore Changi Airport`s guide and it is free!!!When you have one night to spend in the airport, explore the airport by yourself, especially when you miss free city tour (it will be closed at 5PM). My favourite thing to explore will be the airport`s gardens. There are 6 gardens in the airport, and the most beautiful one for me will be orchid garden (see my other tip).You can go to terminal 1/2 with the sky train even with the trolley too. Just get one changi express, look for the airport map at the back, ask where you are to the airport staff, and explore the airport by yourself. You will enjoy!!
Singapore's Changi Airport is a busy little port for such a small country! SIN is the major hub for Singapore Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance. It is also home to many flights for British Airways and Qantas, so there are plenty of OneWorld Alliance options as well.
Singapore as a whole is regarded as a little east meets west, so I am positive you will have no trouble navigating this airport. I have been through it several times now for business and pleasure, and each time was relatively painless!
Changi is a modern airport and is the most busiest transfer spot. We were going to enter Singapore. It's interesting to see custom staff are from various nations and the custom check was quite strict....
The baggage converying traces are low and it's convenient to take your baggages.