How to Get to Singapore

Due to the pandemic, prices and flight schedules of airlines are constantly changing, at present, regular direct flights to Singapore are carried out only by the national carrier Singapore Airlines from Moscow (Domodedovo) – from 3 to 5 flights per week. The flight lasts about 10.5 hours, the estimated ticket price is 500 USD one way.

You can save on connecting flights: Qatar Airways organize routes through Doha, the trip takes a little over 15 hours. Air China has flights with transfers in Beijing (from Sheremetyevo, 22 hours in the air), Turkish Airlines has flights in Istanbul (from Vnukovo, from 15 hours). Aeroflot and Finnair are transported via Helsinki (from 17 hours on the way).

From St. Petersburg to Singapore, you can fly only with transfers. Scandinavian tandem Norra and Finnair offer routes with connections in Helsinki (from 15.5 hours on the way). The rest of the air carriers organize flights with two transfers: Qatar Airways and S7 – via Moscow and Doha (from 18:00), Aeroflot and Vietnam Airlines – via the Russian capital and Hanoi (23:00).

There are high-speed trains (SGD 2.50), minibuses (SGD 9), buses (SGD 2.50) and taxis (SGD 30–40) from Changi Airport to the center of Singapore. The duration of the trip is from 30 minutes to an hour. For Singapore climate and geography, please check TopPharmacySchools.

Singapore airport

Changi International Airport is the largest transport hub in Southeast Asia and one of the best air harbors in the world. During its more than 40-year history, it has repeatedly been awarded the title of “Best Airport”, as well as hundreds of other prestigious awards. Its creators have made sure that passengers do not get bored during long transfers: a grandiose complex of four terminals has collected high-tech, design and entertainment examples on its territory. For example, the 40-meter Rain Vortex is the world’s tallest waterfall located inside a building.

Before the pandemic, the airport handled about 70 million passengers a year, serving more than 100 airlines and connecting Singapore with 400 cities in 100 countries. Changi served 7400 scheduled flights a week – that is, one flight every 80 seconds!

It has free high-speed Wi-Fi with excellent coverage, eight themed gardens, entertainment and play areas, a pool overlooking the runway, lounges and amenities for travelers with children. 24-hour cinemas, music corners and TV rooms will help pass the time before the flight. Everything is great with shopping and food: Changi has 400 shops and 140 catering establishments with dishes from almost all cuisines of the world – from restaurants and bars to lounges and food courts.

The pearl of Changi is the Jewel complex, the one where a man-made waterfall flows from the ceiling – you can walk through a real rainforest or a bridge with a glass floor, ride the Discovery Slides, sit in a restaurant or go shopping and buy designer things. The complex has over 280 shops and restaurants, a boutique hotel and an early check-in area.

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Transit through Singapore

If they have a ticket to a third country, Russian tourists can get a transit visa to Singapore for up to 4 days. Experienced travelers are advised to choose flights with longer connections: a short transfer may not be enough even to get to know Singapore’s Changi Airport.

If there are less than 5-6 hours between flights, it would be logical to limit yourself to the airport. There are enough art objects and entertainment to spend time interestingly and comfortably: swim in the pool, take a walk in one of its wonderful gardens, watch a movie, ride down a high hill.

Important: due to anti-epidemic restrictions, excursion programs with access to the city for transit passengers are currently suspended. Therefore, the next paragraph is, unfortunately, irrelevant.

If you have more than 5 hours left, you can go to the capital of Singapore for a free bus tour for 2.5 hours. The program of the day tour includes a visit to the Colonial Quarter, Chinatown, Little India and Marina Bay. During the evening tour, you can see the Singapore Flyer, as well as the famous supertrees, the Merlion statue, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and other skyscrapers illuminated at night. Another option is to walk around the city on your own, the easiest way to get there is by metro – the journey from the airport takes about 40 minutes. And when docked in 2-3 days, you can not only see the sights of the capital, but also get to Sentosa Islandwith its beaches, attractions and museums.

Singapore airport