Changi Airport via MRT, Singapore
From the airport, u could take the MRT train to town. the station is located in Terminal 2.
alternatively u could also take bus number 36 at the basement of either terminal 1 or 2 to go to town.
the fare is 1.5 - 2 sing dollars.
Wish to travel from a MRT station to the Changi Budget Terminal?
1. Take the MRT to Changi Airport using the green line. E.g. from Lavendar MRT it costs SGD3.00 approx (Dec 2010)
2. When on the green line - you may not necessarily be on the train heading directly to Changi as there is a "fork" in Tanah Merah splitting between Pasir Mas and Changi. Tip: get off at Tanah Merah and board the "middle platform" (there are 3 platforms at Tanah Merah).
3. When you arrive at Changi - this is not yet the budget terminal. Align from the MRT that terminates at Changi and look out for the signs that read "Bus/Shuttle to Budget Terminal". Tip: Get your SGD1.00 refund if you are using the MRT temporary ticket/card. You can do this at the ticket machines.
4. Keep your eyes peeled for the signs that say "Bus/Shuttle to Budget Terminal". You will go through several corridors and arrive at an underground bus terminal. There will be many buses ready to take you to different parts of Singapore including the budget terminal. This can be confusing. Either ask around or look up at the roof or top of the supporting pillars with yellow signs. Look for the sign that says "Budget Terminal". The buses should appear every 10-15 minutes. It also takes you 10-15 minutes to get you to the budget terminal. There is no charge when taking the shuttle bus and it is FREE.
Good luck :)
P/S Last Tip: Once you have cleared immigration at the budget terminal - there are still many Food & Beverage outlets including plenty of retail outlets before you reach your Flight Gates. You can hang out here in comfort while waiting to board your flight
Budget rides to the city and other parts of the island can be made on the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) services. The MRT station is located in Terminal 2 and is also accessible via the Skytrain from Terminal 1. It takes about 27 minutes to reach the city. You would have to switch trains at EW4 - Tanah Merah MRT Station to get downtown. It costs about S$2.00 for a ride down to Orchard Road area. Don't forget to claim back your S$1 refundable deposit for a single trip ticket.
A quick and cheap way of getting from the airport to the city is by using the MRT.
You can catch the MRT from the station at Terminal 2 (free Skytrains operate between Terminal 1 and 2).
Cost of a ticket to the city costs about $2 (December 2006 price) (which includes a $1 deposit which can be refunded within 30 days of travel from any MRT ticket machine).
At the airport taxi drivers will come up to you offering to take you to the city for about 20 dollars. Ignore them and turn left after clearing customs and follow the corridor down to the MRT station. Its only a couple of dollars to get anywhere in the city. You can buy tickets for single trips but its better to buy a card that you can load up if you intend to stay for more than a couple of days.
The card can also be used on the buses as well…………why don’t they do this back home???????
I think this is one of the best ways to travel while in Singapore. Its easy ,fast and cheap. All you have to do is just get a free map at any MRT station and then just see what station you want to go to which is closest to the places you want to visit. There is various lines , so changing from one line to the next is a breeze once you worked out where you want to go. You can even take the MRT to Changi Airport instead of paying the high taxi prices. Its well worth it and its not a problem travelling with your luggage on the MRT.
The MRT owned by the SMRT is a widely used public transportation in Singapore.It linked the neighbourhood to the to major places in Singapore,such as Orchard Road and the Singapore Changi Airport,from west to the east of Singapore.
Refer to my another tip on public bus too.
This is one of the best ways of getting around Singapore. You pick your route, take your electronic card and away you go. Trains are fast and very reliable and go every frew minutes so you never have to wait long for the next one.
They go to and from Changi Airport as well which is helpful for the traveller wanting to do this cheaply.
The MRT system here is pretty comprehensive, especially after the addition of the North-East Line.
Basically, there are 2 lines, one running lengthwise and the other breadthwise across the island. The new North East Line connects some key attractions, including Chinatown and Little India.
It's clean, efficient, safe and a very affordable way to get around. You can even use it for your airport transfer.
Best way to get around, in my opinion.
Why spend your money on the expensive taxi ride when the MRT serve the same purpose. From Changi Airport, you can take the MRT from terminal 2. (If you are at terminal 1, take the skytrain to terminal 2). The MRT is user-friendly and everything is in English and Chinese. The MRT has extended its route and now cover almost every places of interest in Singapore. A ride cost about S$1.40 and you can buy single trip ticket at the MRT station itself. Go to the website before to know about the route the MRT offer.
Singapore Changi Airport has two terminals 1 and 2 conected by a sky train.
Bus: Bus 36 Changi Airport - Orchard Road each 10 minutes.
MRT: To any part of the city. About half an hour long. Single trip to City Hall $1,40 From Airport First train 5:31, holidays and sundays 5:59, Last 23:18. (buy a $15 EZ-Link card which allows to take public buses and trains, when you leave Singapore they give you back the money you have not use at the machine)
Taxi: to city center about $10 to $12 depending on traffic. + $5 of surcharge for departing from airport
MaxiCab: six-seater Mercedes runs from Airport to all hotels in the city, daily 6am every 30 minutes $7 adult, $5 child
you can book taxi and maxicab at the shuttle desk at the airport hall.