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Singapore airport to Sentosa Island

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Singapore airport to Sentosa Island

What would be the best way to get to Sentosa from the airport. We have about 18 hours in Singapore so were hoping to go to Sentosa for the day, any suggestions how to get there. We wont have baggage. We plan to go to Sentosa for the day then book a room at the airport hotel for a few hours sleep before boarding.

Suggestions welcomed :)

Gill

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1. Re: Singapore airport to Sentosa Island

A taxi would be the fastest and best way after flight. Around $25 or less. Tell the taxi driver to drop you offf at the Resort World casino saves on Sentosa taxi entrance fees.

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2. Re: Singapore airport to Sentosa Island

Taxi, probablly the best way - quick and easy from the airport.

You could go by MRT but it will take twice as long to reach Sentosa (although the cost will be 2SGD per person each way, instead of 20SGD per taxi). You also have to change at Tanah Merah, and again to get onto the purple line to Harbourfront. Although you do see a different side to Singapore that way.

Your only travel decision is whether to get the taxi onto Sentosa itself as Resort World or similar and start exploring from there, or whether to go to Vivocity mall and either walk along the boardwalk to Sentosa, or get the Monorail (which you do with the MRT) or whether to go to Mount Faber and Cable Car ride across.

If the MRT and alternate view remotely interests I'd suggest MRT to Harbourfront and the Boardwalk acros, and then taxi back to make sure you are not late. If getting to Sentosa quickly, or the cable car ride attracts then taxi it both ways and start by going to Mount Faber.

Time of day of your arrival may alter the recommendations.

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3. Re: Singapore airport to Sentosa Island

If you have only 18 hours don't spend 2 hours in traveling door to door both ways. Just take a cab.

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4. Re: Singapore airport to Sentosa Island

Absolutely agree just take a taxi -

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5. Re: Singapore airport to Sentosa Island

How much to take a cab from Singapore airport to Festive Hotel?

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6. Re: Singapore airport to Sentosa Island

That depends on the day and time. Between $25 - $30, more after midnight. Use gothere.sg to check. gothere.sg/…2F2012

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7. Re: Singapore airport to Sentosa Island

We are travelling to Singapore in Jan-2013. Our flight will reach in the morning around 07:00 a.m. Our check in time is 03:00 p.m.

Please suggest-

1. If we can opt for MRT rather than Taxi/Cab. (so as to utilize the time seeing Singapore)

2. How much time will it take to reach Sentosa and cost per person

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8. Re: Singapore airport to Sentosa Island

Hi Tumps2012,

Are you staying at Sentosa? You did not mention what day you arrived? If its on a weekday, by the time you are ready to leave the airport is about 7:30 a.m assuming your flight is on time and there is no delay at customs and immigration. I suggest you delay leaving the airport as the MRT will be very crowded once the rush hour starts. Take your time at the airport. Have a coffee. Have some breakfast. Have a coffee again until about 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. before making your way to the city.

The MRT does not get you to Sentosa. It will only take you to Harbourfront station.

http://www.smrt.com.sg/Trains/NetworkMap.aspx

From the MRT network Map , you will see that you need do transfer a few times. This may not be convenient with luggages. You can check the fare with the map.

Fom Changi, transfer train at the Tanah Merah Station to a train heading for Joo Koon. Transfer again to the NE Line (Purple Line) at Outram Park Station. Alight at Harbourfront station and transfer to the Sentosa Express.

sentosa.com.sg/en/…

I think it is easier to just take a taxi. However, you may consider the MRT since you want to kill time until check in at your hotel.

I wish you well....

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9. Re: Singapore airport to Sentosa Island

i have a singapore stop over on 10th feb 13 arrive 4.45pm, depart 6.30am on 11th feb, i am not sure what to do, any suggestions?

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10. Re: Singapore airport to Sentosa Island

HK Ken,

If you are not flying with LCC, you may want to make a reservation at the Transit Hotel for the night. Then maybe explore the city for a few hours and have dinner before making your way back to the airport.

10th Feb is Chinese New Year. You may have some difficulty getting taxis but traveling by MRT should not be a problem.

Please let us know who you are flying with. Then we can ascertain whether you can remain airside and stay at the Transit Hotel. Otherwise, we can suggest alternatives.

More info will help us to help you....

Edited: 08 February 2013, 08:03