MRT (Singapore-style metro)

Singapore Travel Guides / October 22, 2016
MRT (Singapore-style metro) Image credit: TEA

The best things about riding an MRT train to city center is that it helps you save cost. Take this option if you want to spend less.

The hard part of using this transport mode is probably changing MRT line. Changi line is a spur line, connecting Changi Airport station to East West (Green) line at Tanah Merah station. So what you need to do is reaching Tanah Merah, from where you can catch a Green line MRT train to get to many popular accommodation places along this line such as Geylang (alight at Kallang or Lavender station), Bugis, City Hall, Raffles Place, and Chinatown (alight at Outram Park station).

At Changi airport, you can find the MRT station at the basement of Terminal 2. No matter what terminal (1, 2, or 3) you arrive at, just follow the signs “Train to the City” to get there.

You can purchase a single ride ticket or EZ-Link card at MRT stations or Changi Recommends stores.

Travel time: 32 minutes (Changi to City Hall station)

Cost: SGD 1.74 ($1.25) via EZ-Link card

MRT hours: 05:31 – 23:18 Mon to Sat; 05:59 – 00:06 Sun & Public Holidays

MRT schedule: Every 7 – 9 minutes during peak hours (08:00 – 09:00; 12:30 – 14:00; 19:30 – 22:15) and 12 – 13 minutes during off-peak hours.

Note: Fare is calculated based on the total distance you travel. So, you don’t have to pay a boarding charge for each transfer in your trip.

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