Changi Airport Shuttle Bus

Shuttles and Buses from and to Singapore Changi Airport

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Singapore Airport Buses

Various bus lines link Changi International Airport to the city center of Singapore and several other parts of the city. Although they are dependent on the traffic levels and make many intermediate stops, Singapore buses are regarded as a convenient way to travel from SIN Airport, especially for travelers on a tight budget. On the other hand, Changi airport shuttle buses also link the main airport in Singapore to downtown, Changi Business Park, and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

The Public Buses from Singapore Changi Airport

Seven bus lines depart from Changi airport terminals 1, 2, and 3, heading to several regions of Singapore. Explicitly, the following bus lines depart from the basement level of T1, T2, and T3:

  • Bus Line 24 (Ang Mo Ki – Changi Airport Term 2): It runs from 05:30 am to 11:00 pm every 8-14 minutes (depending on the time of day)
  • Bus Line 27 (Hougang CTRL Int – Changi Airport Term 2): The bus operates from 05:15 am to 11:50 pm on a 6(during rush hours)-11-minute frequency.
  • Bus Line 34 (Punggol – Changi Airport): It runs from 05:30 am to 11:45 pm every 4-14 minutes.
  • Bus Line 36 (Tomlinson Road – Changi Airport): The bus is available from 06:00 am to 11:58 pm every 8 minutes during peak hours and every 12 at other times.
  • Bus Line 53 (Bishan Int – Changi Airport): It operates from 05:30 am to 11:15 pm every 6-13 minutes.
  • Bus Line 110 (CompassVale Int – Changi Airport): The bus runs from 05:30 am to 11:45 pm on a 9-13-minute frequency, depending on the time of the day.
  • Bus Line 858 (Woodlands Int – Changi Airport): The bus with the biggest route runs from 05:15 am to 00:30 am every 5-9 minutes.

On the other hand, the only available bus lines calling at terminal 4 are Buses 24, 34, 36, and 110. The bus stop at SIN terminal 4 is to be found right next to Car Park 4B. Alternatively, passengers landing at T4 may head to the SATS Inflight Catering Center 1 (10 minutes away from the terminal’s doors on foot) and catch Buses 27, 53, and 858.

Singapore Airport Bus Tickets

The bus fares in Singapore are calculated based on the traveling distance. Thus, the distance from Singapore Changi Airport to your destination in Singapore will determine the cost of your Singapore airport bus ride. Just to give you a hint, Singapore is located around 26km/16.1 miles away from SIN Airport. Thus, the bus ticket from Changi Airport to downtown is priced at about S$2.22/$1.65/€1.53. Please note that cash payments are slightly costlier. Verily, cash-paid bus journeys to the city center cost around S$3/$2.20/€2. Another perk of non-cash payments is that they allow free onward rides. Verily, you can use up to 5 buses and trains within a 2-hour time frame from your first ride. In detail, this two-hour period is calculated from the first boarding to the final boarding. However, you can’t reboard the same bus line or exit and re-enter the same train station. Moreover, you must catch another mode of mass transit within 45 minutes of the previous one. This rule applies to switching from one bus to another or from a bus to a train (and vice versa).

How to Pay for your Singapore Airport Bus Tickets

Various payment options are available when it comes to bus fares. Thus, you can choose the top value-for-money one for you, depending on the duration of your stay in Singapore and how frequently you are planning to use the city’s public transit system.

  • Contactless Payments: You can use your debit or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, or NETS Contactless ATM Card) to pay for your bus tickets. However, it’s important to keep in mind that for foreign cards, admin fees will also apply.
  • Mobile Wallets
  • SimplyGo EZ-Link Cards: Rechargeable cards that can be topped up with money. They are the way to go if you don’t plan to travel much via buses or trains during your Singapore journey. An EZ-Link Card costs S$12/$8.90/€8.20. However, the card’s actual cost is S$5/$3.70/€3.40, as the S$7/$5.20/€4.80 amount on the card can be used for travel.
  • NETS Prepaid Cards/EZ-Link and NETS FlashPay Cards
  • Cash: You can pay onboard using cash. However, your Changi airport bus ticket will be somewhat pricier. Furthermore, you should carry the exact amount of money as the machines don’t give back change.
  • Singapore Tourist Pass: Singapore Tourist Passes are highly recommended for travelers who enjoy traveling via public modes of transit or want to save money using Singapore’s buses and trains. There are actually special EZ-Link Cards. You’ll find 3 types of passes. Singapore Tourist Passes can be used as EZ-Link Cards after the unlimited time offer. Hence, you can top them with money and use them for bus and train rides or retail purchases, or even keep them as a souvenir. Nevertheless, in both cases, you won’t get back the rental deposit.
Singapore Tourist PassSG Tourist Pass - SG Tourist Pass (Red)Singapore Tourist Pass Plus
Unlimited bus, MRT and LRT train rides. Unlimited bus, MRT and LRT train rides. Unlimited bus, MRT and LRT train rides.
Rides with Sentosa Express, Express Buses, Premium Buses, and RWS8 aren't included.Rides with Sentosa Express, Express Buses, Premium Buses, and RWS8 aren't included.Rides with Sentosa Express, Express Buses, Premium Buses, and RWS8 aren't included.
Valid for 1, 2, or 3 consecutive days. Each day counts from the first usage to the end of the day's shift.Valid for 3 consecutive days. Each day counts from the first usage to the end of the shift.Valid for 3 consecutive days. Each day counts from the first usage to the end of the shift.
1-Day Pass: S$22/$16.36/€15.13
2-Days Pass: S$29/$21.56/€19.93
3-Days Pass: S$34/$25.28/€23.35
S$10/$7.44/€6.88: Refundable rental deposit. At the end of the 1/2/3-day time frame, the deposit can be refunded upon returning the card to any SimplyGo Ticket Office.No Rental DepositNo Rental Deposit
Many additional perks and discounts.Many additional perks and discounts.Many additional perks and discounts.
Plus: Xplore 1-hour Tour - Post Cards - S$5/$3.72/€3.44 Credit for Changi Travel Concierge Service

The EZ-Link Cards can be purchased from the Changi Recommends Stores, the Cheers Outlets, the Passenger Service Center, and the SimplyGo Ticket Offices at the MRT Train Stations.

Our Tip 1: Children up to 0.9m (2ft 11.43in) travel for free.

Our Tip 2: You should always tap in and out the same card or device to avoid getting extra charged.

The Changi Airport Shuttle Bus Options

Changi airport shuttle buses provide efficient services from Singapore Airport to several destinations. Three shuttle bus lines depart from SIN Airport:

  1. The City Shuttle: It heads to various downtown hotels with hourly routes from 07:00 am to 11:00 pm. The shuttle ticket costs S$10/$7.44/€6.88 for adults and S$7/$5.20/€4.80 for children younger than 12. Passengers who want to use the City Shuttle service may address the Ground Transport Concierges (GTC) that operate around the clock in the Arrivals halls of all terminals.
  2. The Free Lunch-Time Changi Airport Shuttle Bus: The particular line is free and available only to Changi Rewards members. It links Changi airport terminal 3 to Changi Business Park from 11:46 am to 02:23 pm (but not on public holidays). Please bear in mind that the shuttle buses don’t have luggage storage space and that, according to the demand, you might have to travel standing.
  3. The Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT) Shuttles: If you want to reach Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and travel to the islands of Batam and Bintan, you can catch one of the TMFT Shuttles running from SIN terminals 1 and 4 to the ferry terminal from 12:00 pm to 07:30 pm. The Changi airport shuttle buses call at the Ground Transport Concierge counter of T1 and the Ground Transport Concierge desk of T4 and need 20 and 12 minutes to reach their destination, respectively. Tickets cost S$4/$2.97/€2.75 and can be purchased from the Ground Transport Concierge desks.


Which bus goes to the city from the airport?

Seven bus lines connect Singapore Changi Airport to the city of Singapore. Verily, Buses 24,27, 34, 36, 53, 100, and 858 depart from terminals 1, 2, and 3 heading to various regions of Singapore. On the other hand, the only buses calling at Changi terminal 4 are Buses 24, 34, 36, and 110.

How do I pay for a Singapore bus?

You can pay in cash inside the bus (though the fare will be costlier), use your mobile wallet, or opt for a contactless payment. Alternatively, the EZ-Link Cards and Singapore Tourist Passes can also be used to pay for Changi airport buses.