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Singapore Airport Information

Singapore Changi Airport – Benchmark In Service Excellence 

The Singapore Changi Airport is one of the most appreciated aviation hubs in the region of Southeast Asia. The airport is considered as an important contributor towards the countrys economy. Apart from being the 5th busiest terminal for passenger traffic in Asia, the airport is also well-known for handling cargo traffic. By offering excellent services, the airport has won more than 280 awards in the time period of more than 20 years. Here is an informative guide about the Singapore Changi Airport, in case you plan to visit the city in the near future.

 

Airport Location and Address

The Singapore Changi Airport is located at a distance of 20 km to the northeast of the Singapore City. The electronic toll road, The East Coast Parkway, joins the airport with the city centre. One can easily follow the directions on the route to reach the airport. 

Address: Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Singapore Changi Airport, PO Box 1 Singapore 918141

 

Three Important Terminals

Terminal 1 started its operations in the year 1981 and Terminal 2 was added after the time period of 9 years. Terminal 3 was opened recently in the year 2008 and added worth to the services offered by the Singapore Changi Airport. The government is planning to open Terminal 4 for the Singapore airport in the next 10-15 years. The Skytrain service assists the passengers to move from one terminal to another.

The main airlines operating through the airport in Singapore include Air China, Air India, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways and many more. You can visit moveandstay.com to learn in detail about the Singapore Changi Airport and other important places in Singapore. The website leaves no stone unturned in providing useful information about different places in the world.

 

Public Transport Connecting to Airport

* Rail: The passengers can move between the city and the airport using train service that takes 27 minutes in the journey. The MTR station is located at the Terminal 2 of the airport Singapore.

* Road: One can also take advantage of public bus transportation services to move to and from the airport. The 24-hour taxi service can also be hired to cover the distance from the airport to the city. 

 

Facilities Offered at Airport 

* Communication: High-speed wireless internet and internet kiosks are available at the airport. Apart from this, one can find free local call services, postal services, and fax and telegram services.

* Food: One can find Asian as well as Western cuisines at various restaurants, bars and fast food outlets, which remain open for 24 hours a day.

* Business: The business centers provide facilities like meeting rooms, workstations, fax and photocopying, video conferencing and so on.

* Other Services: Medical centers, clinics, pharmacies, shower and spa, massage center and baby change rooms are other facilities available at the airport.

 

Useful Information for Passengers

* Telephone: +65 6542 1122

* Medical Center Telephone: 6543 1118, 6543 2223

* Website:www.changiairport.com.sg

The Singapore Changi Airport provides a satisfactory experience to the international passengers moving to the city. You will find it as an experience of lifetime to be the privileged visitor to the airport.

 

Airport Tax

S$15 tax is incorporated into the tickets issued and paid in Singapore. Otherwise, cash payment can be made at the airport counters. Only Singapore currency is accepted.

 

Skytrain

Passengers can get on to the Skytrain, which inter-links Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. It operates daily from 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Travel time is 1 minute and the service is free.

 

Airport Shuttle Service

Operating from the Arrival Halls of both terminals from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., the 6-seater Mercedes MaxiCab taxis bring passengers to any place or hotels in Singapore.

It departs every 30 minutes during off-peak hours (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and every 15 minutes during peak hours (6 p.m. to 11 p.m.) or as and when there are a total of 6 passengers on board.

Fares are priced at $7.00 per adult and $5.00 per child, to be paid directly to the driver.

 

Car Rental

Car rental is available at both Terminal 1 and 2 and counters operate from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. A valid international driving license is required or you can rent a chauffeur-driven car.

Car Parks Parking charges differ from time to time.

 

Limousine Taxi Service

Located at the Arrival Hall on Level 1 of both terminals, Limousine Taxi Service is available at a flat charge of S$ 35.00 to any destination in Singapore. It operates daily from 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

 

Public Bus Service

Public Bus Service is available at both Terminal 1 and 2. Bus routes and fares are displayed at the bus stations.

 

Taxis

The taxi stand is located at both terminals on Level 1. Taxis charge Singaporeding to meters and there is a surcharge of S$3.00 for all trips to any destination from Changi Airport.

 

Customs Formalities

There is no limit on the amount of currency you may bring into Singapore.If you are 18 years old or above and are arriving from a country other than Malaysia, you may use the following duty-free concessions for personal consumption:

  • Spirits : 1 litre
  • Wine or port : 1 litre
  • Beer,stout or ale :1 litre

There are no concessions on cigarettes and other tobacco products. This is in line with the Singapore governments campaign to discourage smoking. If you are carrying excess dutiable items, you may leave these in Customs Bond until your departure, provided this is from the same point of entry. Storage costs are chargeable.

Dutiable items include garments and clothing accessories, leather bags, wallets, imitation jewellery, chocolate and sugar confectionery, pastries, biscuits and cakes. Restricted amounts of these items may be brought in duty-free, provided they are meant for personal consumption.

In line with most other countries, Singapore prohibits the entry of some items, while others are subject to controls and restrictions.

Prohibited items include:

  • Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances
  • Firecrackers
  • Cigarette lighters of pistol/revolver shape
  • Toy coins and toy currency notes
  • Reproductions of copyright publications, video tapes or disks, records or cassettes
  • Endangered species of wildlife and their by- products
  • Obscene articles and publications
  • Seditious and treasonable materials

If you have any of the articles listed, entry will only be allowed when you produce the import permit or authorisation from the relevant authorities.