Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best transit hubs for airlines and passengers alike. It is the operating base for the premier flight carrier Singapore Airlines, and an important layover for Australian travellers wanting to fly to Asia, Africa, and Europe. Opened as a commercial airport in 1981, Singapore Changi Airport offers hundreds of destinations to cities on every inhabited continent, and has a long list of excellent facilities passengers can make use of.
There will be access foreign exchange services, ATMs, banks, information desks, free WiFi, several gardens, an entertainment deck with games stations, a movie theatre, and even a spa. The shopping at Changi Airport is renowned, and passengers will be able to shop ‘til they drop in the designer outlets, duty-free shops, supermarkets and souvenir boutiques. Equally, the dining options here are extensive, with delis, snack counters, fast food joints, wine bars, coffee houses, and fine dining restaurants.
Fly to Singapore from Australia on a non-stop route with Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Jetstar Asia, Scoot, Jetstar, Qantas and Emirates. You can also find connecting flights with Japan Airlines, EVA Air, KLM, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Garuda Indonesia, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Fiji Airways, Air China, and many more.
· Avis, Hertz and Budget are the main car hire companies at Changi Airport, but they have desks in each terminal. You can also book a car ahead of time with Skyscanner’s search tool. The airport is around 20km from the city centre, and without traffic, you should be able to get into the city in around 25 minutes. Get on PIE, and follow this road until you see exit 11 to Paya Lebar Road. Stay on the Upper Paya Lebar Road, which will turn into Boundary Road that leads straight to Singapore’s central district.
· The MRT rail service is very fast and a cheap way to get into the city. Tickets cost 2-3SGD ($2-3) depending on where you are getting off, but the journey to central will only take you about half an hour.
· Buses are still vey cheap, with fares of around 2SGD ($20) but these can take up to an hour to reach central Singapore. Private airport transfers can be booked online if you’d like an alternative option.
· Taxis are available 24/7, and the car journey into town is a short and sweet half hour, but you can pay between 20-50SGD ($20-50) for a trip into the downtown area of Singapore.
Please note that information is correct as of September 2016