Sentosa Express - Monorail, Singapore
From the North-East Line MRT, alight from the Harbourfront station then you may take any of the following transportations- Sentosa Express and RWS8.
There are also other numerous ways on how to get to Sentosa Island from the Singapore's business district for a 10 minutes travel- buses, cable cars, cabs or a leisure walk on the Sentosa Boardwalk.
I find the Sentosa Express the best way on how to get there due to convenience and budget. Sentosa Express is located on the 3rd level of Vivo city mall, fare's SGD3.
I also prefer a more budget way to get to the Resorts World Sentosa through the Sentosa Boardwalk. No fee. It's just a literal stroll in a park and a long journey to the island so if you love walking, this one's for you! You can't be bored and you wouldn't mind the long walk due to the beautiful and colorful surroundings in the boardwalk.
The Sentosa Monorail is the chief way of transport of the island Sentosa in Singapore. This monorail was inaugurated in the year 1982. The Monorail Uses 14 cars which run in the unidirectional way on single loop covering important destinations of the island. The advantage of the monorail is that the tourists can avail the transport as many times they want while staying in Sentosa. There are seven stations covering the various parts of the island. Unfotunately it was closed since 2005 to pave way to the New Sentosa Express but unfortunately I did not have time to ride this new monorail. The single-day Sentosa Pass costing S$3 allows island entry and unlimited rides on the Sentosa Express.
There are many ways to get to Sentosa Island and the way we chose, was by the Sentosa Express Monorail.
The Trains run frequently, and the views were good!
The Sentosa Pass is available at S$3 a person per day is available from Sentosa Express stations (except Waterfront Station)
The ticket allows Islander rides for FREE ALL DAY.
We caught the monorail at Sentosa Station (VivoCity, Lobby L, Level 3)
Trains run from....7.30am - 10pm
At Beach Station ...First train – 7.30am...Last train – 10pm
A light monorail system connecting t Sentosa Island from Harbor Front, Vivo City and James Power Station in only four minutes. After having lunch at Tung Lok Signatures at Vivo City we headed to the station going to the island.Since we had a stop-over program with Singapore Airlines, we had the oppotunity for a free ride.
To get Sentosa-the best and cheapest way is to take the MRT to Harbourfront station. From there you connect to the new Vivo City shopping mall. On the third floor, one can catch the new Singapore monorail. They sell return tickets for a few bucks. As of now, there are two stops. The last one is for Siloso or Palawan beach. This new monorail is great and makes getting to sentosa much easier. Now i may go back. Can get a bit crowded leaving sentosa at night. There is handicapped access, so it's fine for the disabled or for prams.
Otherwise, from the Harborfront station you can connect to the World Trade Center and take the cable car.
If you drive in or take taxi, you have to pay an admission fee to the island.
Monorail is transportation, but also a kind of exciting game. To take monorail, there are tips: 1) one looks at coming chair
2) let your bottom sit on yellow spot
3) have security bar between your legs.
My feet were hung in air and I was really afraid. How to relax yourself? Please release your feet top down. It must help a lot.
I think the Monorails were quite regular, every half an hour, but they were the most convenient way to get around Sentosa Island. It stopped at all the main tourist spots and was just generally a good mode of transport!
Singapore really makes it easy for their visitors as providing good transportation even in Sentosa. Besides the monorail, there are free shuttle buses to take you to major spots around the island.
Get the Sentosa map for all the bus info is there as well as the rest of the details.
One best thing about Sentosa is that you can get around the island for free. By monorail, you can check out the main spots around the island. There are 6 stops: Ferry Terminal, Underwater World / Siloso Beach, Cable car, Visitor Arrival Centre, Ficus and Palawan Beach.
Its probably a good idea to get on a monorail and see the overview of the island first then you plan your trip around the island.
This is like the tube but above ground!
It will be your means of transport around Sentosa Island, travelling to all of the attractions here.
I think that the price of this was included in our funicular price (if wrong someone correct me and I will change it!)*
The best way to travel around Sentosa is by Monorail. The monorail takes you where you can never reach by foot or car. It takes you up in the trees, through the forest, and around the sea. The slow speed of the monorail is rather pleasant; if you are not in a rush.. :)
A characteristic and good way to get around sentosa island. you can have nice views from the windows and get off at every station you want and all the times you want.