Best advice for Layover in Singapore

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michwill

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Member since 10 Jan 2014

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Best advice for Layover in Singapore

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

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Quick set of questions:

  • How long do you have at Changi?
  • Do you have lounge access?
  • Do you like local food?

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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Good questions, Watson374.

Michael: the more info you can share for questions like this, the better for advice which the AusBT readers can share back for you.

I'll mention here that Singapore's Changi Airport does have quite a few options for long layovers, including a free city tour (see http://www.changiairport.com/at-changi/leisure-indulgences/free-singapore-tour) plus airside transit hotels and even a swimming pool if you care to pack your togs.

If you're flying with Qantas or BA you'll possibly have access to the Qantas Singapore Lounge (depending on ticket class or oneworld frequent flyer status) but as much as I like that lounge and the team there, it's not for a long stopover.

You can hop a train from T2/T3 - Singapore's metro system is great and this line takes you right into the CBD for shops etc, I think it's around 30 minutes from the airprot to 'downtown'. A taxi is about the same in time (allowing for traffic in peak hours) but of course costs more, maybe $30. If you had a really long layover you might want to train into the city and taxi back in the evening before your flight.
 

PeterLoh

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The Changi airport website lists some good options (including a free tour of Singapore for transits of over 5 hours) if you don't want to stray to far from the airport: http://www.changiairport.com/in-transit/recommended-transfer-experiences

If you want to venture out on your own, it depends on how long you have and what things interest you (as per watson374's questions)

PeterLoh

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David beat me to it.. :)

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