Information & Facts
Taxis to Singapore central are available from outside the
arrivals hall of both terminals; the fare to the city centre is
about S$25 with a travel time of around 25 minutes. Bookings can be
made at the airport shuttle counters; the MaxiCab driver is paid
directly. The taxi stand can be found outside the Arrival Hall on
Level 1 in Terminal 1 and at the end of the Arrival Hall on Level 1
in Terminal 2 (South Wing). For comprehensive taxi information,
Short- and long-term parking is available.
Avis, Budget and Hertz are all represented at the airport,
however for visitors staying in the city it's best to take taxis or
the excellent public transport system.
The MRT train departs from Changi Airport MRT Station, located
under Terminals 2 and 3. Trains depart from 5.30am to midnight,
cost S$2.70 and take around 27 minutes. A public bus service to the
city has regular departures from 6am to midnight, and can be found
in the lower levels of each terminal. The 1 hour journey costs S$2.
In addition there is an airport shuttle service between the airport
and the city centre and most hotels in Singapore; the buses leave
when all six seats have been filled or every 15 to 30 minutes. The
cost is S$9 per adult, S$6 per child.
Changi Airport has a wide range of facilities, including ATMs,
bureaux de change, business services, airline lounges/travel clubs,
duty-free shops, child facilities and multimedia payphones for
Internet and e-mails. Facilities for disabled passengers include a
24-hour wheelchair rental service. Other facilities include a
mini-supermarket, snack bars and restaurants, a putting green, gym,
rooftop pool, hairdresser, laundry service, karaoke lounge, Science
Discovery Centre, smoking room, prayer room and a post office. The
new terminal 3 is a 'green' terminal with natural skylighting, a
butterfly garden, koi ponds and over 200 species of foliage,
including a five-level high wall of hanging plants.
Singapores official languages are English, Mandarin,
Malay and Tamil. A patois called Singlish, or Singaporean English
is widely spoken. It is the by-product of mixing English, Chinese
and Malay syntax and idiom.
Singapore's currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD), which is
divided into 100 cents. The US and Australian Dollars, Yen and
British Pound are also accepted in the larger shopping centres.
Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants.
ATMs are widely distributed and banks advance cash against the
major credit cards. Travellers cheques can be cashed at banks or
licensed moneychangers and at selected hotels. Banks are open
daily, but some do not do foreign exchange on Saturdays.
A free Skytrain runs between the three terminals.
Local time is GMT +8.