Changi Village Transportation
Whether traveling between areas of Singapore or remaining within the Changi Village itself, you need a mode of transportation. Here are some of the best options available.
The public bus system in Singapore is excellent. Not only is it one of the cleanest in the world but it is also one of the most punctual. Due to the strict laws regarding cars in Singapore, traffic isn’t as much of an issue as it is in other major cities. This helps keep the bus system on time. It is possible to really get anywhere in Singapore using the public transport system.
The MRT train can go from the airport to downtown or to the Changi Village. This is a faster option, and while it costs a fraction more, it is something to consider. It just doesn’t have as many stops, which means it might not take you as close to your hotel or other point of interest as you might like. Of course, you can probably use the bus the rest of the way, if you are too far out.
Also known as the Changi International Airport, this is Singapore’s main airport. So, you likely will be flying in here, if you’re flying into Singapore. It is an excellent airport and state of the art. While not as large as some other airports such as Bangkok or Seoul’s to the north, it is a major international transportation hub. You can enjoy plenty of shopping, restaurants and lounges within the airport.
If you have traveled in other areas of southeast Asia, you are probably use to trying to flag down the right cab. In other countries like Thailand, Malaysia or Cambodia, you want to locate a cab that uses a meter. In Singapore, all cabs are metered, so you don’t have to worry. The cabs are all safe, clean and perfect for getting just about anywhere. You can hail a cab from the airport, have the hotel call you one, or wave one down while you are out walking. You may also be surprised as to how much lower the cost of hiring a cab is than other cities of a similar population. Do note though that you will pay additional fees when traveling on certain holidays. New Years can become expensive. As there is a limited number of vehicles on the road, cabs are at a premium. This increases the prices of cabs on these holidays.
If it is close at all, walking is a great way to get there and to see the city. Yes, it is going to be humid out and you’ll probably sweat (make sure to bring water), but you can walk literally any time, day or night. The crime level is nearly non existent in Singapore, so you’re safe when walking at night.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Changi Village transportation.