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Getting around by air

Changi Airport

Changi Airport, 20km northeast of Singapore's central business district (CBD), has four main terminals (the latest opened in 2017) and a fifth already in the works. Regularly voted the world's best airport, it is a major international gateway, with frequent flights to all corners of the globe. You'll find free internet, courtesy phones for local calls, foreign-exchange booths, medical centres, left luggage, hotels, day spas, showers, a gym, a swimming pool and no shortage of shops.

The much anticipated Jewel Changi Airport is set to open in 2019. The 10-storey complex will feature exciting attractions, including a canopy park, forest and rain vortex as well as retail, accommodation and dining offerings.

Train & Bus

MRT trains run into town from the airport from 5.30am to 11.18pm; public buses run from 6am to midnight. The train and bus trips cost from S$1.69.

Airport Shuttle

The airport shuttle bus (adult/child S$9/6) runs into the city 24 hours a day.


A taxi into the city will cost anywhere from S$20 to S$40, and up to 50% more between midnight and 6am, plus airport surcharges.

Limousine Taxi

A four-seater limousine taxi from the airport to the city is S$55, plus S$15 surcharge per additional stop.


One of Asia's major air hubs, Changi Airport is serviced by both full-service and budget airlines, including British Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Scoot.