SIN

Singapore Changi International Airport (T2)

Singapore, SG

SHOPPING, DEALS AND OTHER SERVICES

Getting around the airport

SIN

Singapore Changi Airport lies around 17km north-east of downtown Singapore. With a reputation for cleanliness, efficiency and excellent facilities and shopping, it was voted the world's best airport by Skytrax users in 2015.

The airport has three terminal buildings, connected in a U-shape, with Terminal 1 in the middle:

  • Terminal 1: Air Asia, Air China, Air France, Air Mauritius, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Finnair, Japan Airlines, KLM, Qantas, Turkish Airlines
  • Terminal 2: Air India, Air India Express, All Nippon Airways, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Silk Air, Swiss, Tigerair
  • Terminal 3: Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Qatar Airways, United Airlines 
  • Terminal 4: Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines, Air Asia, Cebu Pacific Air, Spring Airlines

Singapore Airlines flies out of both Terminal 2 for most Asian routes, and Terminal 3 for most European as well as North American routes. 

Travelling between terminals

The terminals are beside each other, and are walkable, but to save time, you can take the free Skytrain service, which runs every 1-4 minutes from 05:00-02:30. Travelling times between terminals are around four minutes. 

From Terminal 2 to Terminal 4: The Shuttle Bus Pick-Up point is at Terminal 2 Arrival Hall Door 1.  

From Terminals 1 and 3 to Terminal 4: Passengers need first to make a connection with the Skytrain to Terminal 2 and from there use the Shuttle Bus.  

From Terminal 4 to Terminal 2: The Shuttle Bus Pick-Up point is at Terminal 4 Arrival Hall Door 1.

From Terminal 4 to Terminals 1 and 3: Passengers need first to make a connection with the Shuttle Bus to Terminal 2 and from there to use the Skytrain. 

The journey with the Shuttle Bus takes around 10 minutes. It departs every 10 minutes from 05:30-00:00 and every 20 00:00-05:30.

Future plans

Terminal 5 is already under construction, and due to finish in the mid-2020s. 

Show More Show Less

Getting into Singapore

Take the MRT

Trains are regular, reliable and a cost-effective way into Singapore. However, they can be crowded at peak hours, so for your comfort, a taxi may be a better option at these times.

Train

To take the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train service into the city, you'll need to take the six-minute journey to Tanah Merah station first, and change onto the westbound train for central Singapore. The last train from the airport to Tanah Merah is at 23:18, and journey time is around 27 minutes.

Cost: SGD 2
Location: Changi Airport MRT Station, basement of Terminals 2 and 3, follow the 'Trains into the City' signs. From Terminal 1, take the Skytrain first. From Terminal 4 take the Shuttle Bus to Terminal 2 first.

Taxi

Taxis use meters, and are reasonably priced and honest - and if you're in a group of three or four, it can be cheaper and faster. A trip into the city centre should take around 30 minutes. However, a shortage of taxis in Singapore, especially when it’s raining, means they can be unavailable for hours at a time, and you may find yourself waiting a long time a taxi queue.

Cost: SGD 20-30 to the city centre in a regular taxi (plus airport surcharge, and 50% extra at night/25% extra at peak hours)
Location: Arrivals level of each terminal

Show More Show Less

Great quiet zones

Terminal 1, 2 and 3

Changi Airport offers a wide range of rest areas with comfortable leather napping chairs across all three terminals. The areas which are free to use are are open around the clock:

Terminal 1
Transit East, airside, level 3

Terminal 2
Santuary Lounge, airside, Transit North Pier, opp E5
Oasis Lounge, airside, Transit North Pier, opp E11

Terminal 3
Transit North Mezzanine, airside, near to Singapore Food Street

Show More Show Less

Airlines and terminals

Singapore Airlines flies two terminals

Except for Singapore Airlines all airlines fly out of one terminal only, e.g.

Terminal 1
Air Asia, Air China, Air France, Air Mauritius, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Finnair, Japan Airlines, KLM, Qantas, Turkish Airlines

Terminal 2
Air India, Air India Express, All Nippon Airways, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Silk Air, Swiss, Tigerair

Terminal 3
Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Qatar Airways, United Airlines 

Singapore Airlines flies out of both: Terminal 2 for most Asian routes as well as Terminal 3 for most European as well as North American routes. 

Despite this general rule, do check your boarding information. 

Show More Show Less

Lounges

Premium lounges from every airline

The amount of premium airline lounges at Singapore Changi airport is overwhelming.

Terminal 1

Sky View Lounge
for Business Class Passengers/ Frequent Flyer Card Members of Cathay Pacific, Air France & KLM Royal Dutch, Air Mauritius, Delta Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Air China, Finnair, Priority Pass members, Airport Angels members, Dragon Pass members, Diners Club members, One World Alliance Card Holders (invitational Emerald, Sapphire & Ruby Card Holders)

Departure Transit Lounge, airside, level 2
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

Emirates Lounge
for Emirates First / Business Class, EK Platinum & Gold Skywards members on EK/QF flights (Exclude EK codeshare flights)

Departure Transit Lounge, airside, level 3
Opening hours: 6:30-10:00, 12:00-15:30, 18:00-1:40

Qantas Singapore Lounge
for eligible members of Oneworld partners and Emirates Skywards

Departure Transit Lounge, airside, level 3
Opening hours: 14:30-23:00 daily

British Airways Lounge
for BA First and Club World, BA Executive Club Gold and Silver members and eligible members of Oneworld partners

Departure Transit Lounge, airside, level 3
Opening hours: 15:00-23:00 daily

SATS Premier Lounge
for Air China, Air Niugini, China Southern Airlines, Japan Airlines, Lion Air, Myanmar Airways, Philippines Airlines (Business Class/ Gold Card Members), Turkish Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Biman Bangladesh International, Uzbekistan Airways, Shenzhen Airlines, Regent Airways

Departure Transit Lounge, airside, level 3
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge
for Thai Airways (Business Class & ROP Platinum & Gold Card Members), Star Alliance Gold Card Members (Holding Star Alliance carriers’ same day boarding pass only), BKK Elite Card Holders

Departure Transit Lounge, airside, level 3
Opening hours: 5:45-8:15, 10:15-20:30

Terminal 2

SIA SilverKris Lounge
for All Star Alliance (First Class / Business Class), SilkAir Business Class and Economy Class Passengers holding PPS Membership Card, Singapore Airlines First and Business Class, and Economy Class Passengers holding PPS Membership Card

Departure Transit Lounge, airside, level 3
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

SATS Premier Lounge
for Air India (Business Class), Etihad Airways (Business Class / Gold Card Members), Korean Air (First Class, Business Class / Frequent Flyer card members), Lao Airlines, Malaysia Airlines (Business Class / Gold Card Members), Royal Brunei Airlines (Business Class / Gold Card Members)

Departure Transit Lounge, airside, level 3
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

Terminal 3

SIA SilverKris Lounge
for Singapore Airlines First and Business Class, and Economy Class passengers holding PPS Membership card, All Star Alliance (First Class/ Business Class), SilkAir Business Class and Economy Class passengers holding Solitaire PPS Membership card

Departure Transit Lounge, airside, level 3
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

KrisFlyer Gold Lounge
for KrisFlyer Elite Gold Members and Star Alliance Gold Members departing on SIA or Star Alliance flights, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Gold Card holders travelling on SQ

Departure Transit Lounge, airside, level 3
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

SATS Premier Lounge
for Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines (First Class / Business Class Passengers) , Jet Airways (First Class / Business Class Passengers), Saudi Arabian Airlines (First Class / Business Class Passengers), United Airlines (First Class / Business Class Passengers), Vietnam Airlines (First Class / Business Class Passengers)

Departure Transit Lounge, airside, level 3
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

Dnata Lounge
for Garuda Indonesia Business Class Passenger and Economy Passenger holding Platinum Frequent Flyer, Qatar Airways Business Class Passenger and Economy Passenger holding Gold and Silver card, SriLankan Airlines Business Class Passenger and Economy Passenger holding Gold Frequent Flyer, Veloce Logistics

Departure Transit Lounge, airside, level 3
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

Show More Show Less

Changi staff canteens

Great deal on Asian food

For Asian food that's better than in the airport at half the price, visit the staff canteens, which are open to the public. Seating is simple, however. Try the Malay stall. 

Terminal 1, before security, level 1, past Burger King and leave the building through the glass doors. Turn left and go downstairs.

Terminal 2, before security, level 3M
Hours: 07:00-20:00

Show More Show Less

Showers

Transit lounges

Singapore Changi Airport offers many shower possibilities. Aside from airline lounges there are so-called transit lounges that allow visitors to take a shower or even enjoy a full spa treatment.

Terminal 1

  • Airport Wellness Oasis, airside transit area, near D Gates, level 3
  • Plaza Premium Lounge, airside transit area, near C Gates, level 3

Terminal 2

  • Ambassador Transit Lounge, airside transit area, near F gates, Level 3
  • TranSpa, airside transit area, central level 3
  • Wellness Spa, airside transit area, central level 3

Terminal 3

  • Ambassador Transit Lounge, airside transit area, level 3
  • The Haven Gateway Lounge, landside area, level 1
Show More Show Less

Free Singapore Tours

For long layovers

If you’re in transit, you qualify for a free two-hour city tour of Singapore. The Heritage tour leaves at 9.00 am, 11.30 am, 2.30 pm and 4.00 pm, and the nighttime City Lights tour leaves at 6.30 pm. The Free Singapore Tour booths are open from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm in Terminals 2 and 3.

For layovers of more than 5 hours.

Show More Show Less

Power outlets

Try fast food places

It can be hard to finde power outlets in Singapore Changi airport, since many of the sockets are actually protected with a lock mechanism. Though there are some public sockets in the waiting areas as well as in some fast food places.

Show More Show Less

Save on Your Car Rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

Most major rental car companies are present at Singapore Changi airport. Some of them even have a counter in every single terminal.

  • Avis, Hertz and Budget have a joint common desk which can be found in the arrivals section of terminals 1, 2 and 3. 
  • Europcar is located in Terminal 1 (Arrival Hall 2)
  • Sixt only offers a „Meet & Greet“ service where you get your car delivered to the terminal of your desire
Show More Show Less

SIM cards

Get one in the airport

Plenty of tourist help-oriented shops will be happy to sell you one with SGD 50-70 of credit on it (and that's how much it will cost). But 1 GB of data for a week only costs around SGD 7, so if you're in Singapore for a short time, the big cards are definitely overkill. Head to the money changers instead: you can buy SGD 15 SIM cards there.

Show More Show Less

Special layover

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Free and guided tours in English to the tropical Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve are available at 9.30 to 11.00 Saturdays. Limited to 15 people, on first-come, first-served basis. You'll pay around SGD 18 for a taxi fare from the airport straight to the reserve. Travel time is 30 minutes.

For layovers of six hours or longer. 

Show More Show Less

Download our free app

Promo benefit mobile

for access to departure times, security waiting times, Airport Wi-Fis, lounge access and more Singapore Changi International Airport (T2)

SOME OF MORE THAN 5750 AIRPORTS