Changi Airport Transportation for a Family of 6

February 2, 2013

Changi Airport Singapore
Changi Airport Transportation for a Family of 6


Below are transportation options from Changi Airport to the city for a family of 6 or a group of 4 or more adults. Compare each to see what suits your situation based on cost or configuration of passengers.

7-seater Large Taxi / Maxicab

Fixed Fare: 
60 SGD for 7 persons


Maximum Number of Passengers Allowed
The maximum number of passengers allowed for a standard taxi in Singapore is as follows:
7 adults
6 adults + 1 child
4 adults + 3 children
4 adult + 4 children
3 adult + 6 children
2 adult + 7 children
1 adult + 9 children

Note: children are aged under 12 years old.


Where to find:
Arrivals hall ground transportation desk


Advantages: 
1. Fare is fixed. 

2. Seven (7) adults can ride together in one vehicle. This is useful for those with young children in their group or senior citizens, where separating the group into 2 vehicles is not feasible.

3. Available 24 hours.

Disadvantage: 
More expensive than the other transportation options.


Taxi

Fare to Bencoleen Street: 
19.25 SGD per taxi

Checkout Singapore taxi fare calculator for your destination.



Maximum Number of Passengers Allowed
The maximum number of passengers allowed for a standard taxi in Singapore is as follows:
4 adults
3 adults + 2 children
2 adults + 3 children
1 adult + 4 children
6 children

Note: children are aged under 12 years old. Three children passengers below 12 years old is equivalent to 2 adults

Where to find:
The taxi stand is located just outside the Arrival Hall on Level 1 in Terminal 1 and at the end of the Arrival Hall on Level 1 in Terminal 2 (South Wing).


Advantage: 
1. Cheaper than the 7-seater maxicab. If you have more than 4 adults in your group, you can take 2 taxis and the fare will still be cheaper.

2. Available 24 hours.


Disadvantage: 
You need to separate your group if you have more than 4 adults in your group or more than the maximum capacity of the taxi shown above.


MRT

Fare: 
Tana Merah to Bras Basah:
2.20 SGD per person

Checkout SMRT Interactive Map and Train Fare Calculator

Where to find:
From arrival hall level 1, turn left to take the elevator to Level 2 for the Skytrain. Take the Skytrain from terminal 1 to terminal 2. Arrive at Terminal 2, Level 2. Proceed to the city train.

Sample trip from Tana Merah to Bras Basah:
Take the train from Changi airport to Tana Merah. From Tana Merah take the train to Joo Koon, get off at Paya Lebar. From Paya Lebar, take the train to Dhoby Gaut; get off at Bras Basah at Exit D going to Rendezvous Hotel beside Strand Hotel

Advantage: 
Cheapest compared to the taxi and maxicab. A little more expensive than the bus.

Disadvantage: 
1. You have to monitor the group at each in every stop or transfer to make sure everyone is with you. This is especially difficult if you have young children or senior citizens with you. 

2. You need to buy an ezlink card first to board the train.

3. Limited hours of service: First train is at 5:26 AM (Mon-Sat)/5:54 AM (Sun and public holidays. Last train is at 11:18 PM.



Bus

Fare: 

1.86 SGD per person (ezlink card), 2.40 SGD per person cash

Where to find:
At the Changi Airport basement bus bays of Terminals 1, 2, 3

Sample trip from the airport to Strand Hotel, Bencoolen Street
Take the bus from Changi airport bus terminal at the basement. Ride bus 36 and get off at SMU. Then walk 350 m. or about 4 minutes to Strand hotel

Advantage: 
1. Cheapest (if you use an ezlink card)
2. You ride only ONE bus to your destination, compared to the MRT where you transfer at different stations. 
3. If you're in a group, this may be a cheap way you can ride together to your destination, provided the bus is not filled up.

Disadvantage: 
1. The bus take longest to arrive at your destination. You have make around 22 stops from the airport to the city

2. You need to have exact fare because they do not give change.

3. Limited hours of service: First bus arrives at 6:00 AM. Last bus departs is at 12:00 MN

My tip if you decide to take the MRT or the bus:

Find out the walking distance from the last train stop or the last bus stop to your hotel. If you have teenaged kids, a 250 meter walk from the last train stop to the hotel while you have carry-on luggage is possible while a 550 meter walk from the last bus stop to the hotel entrance is too burdensome already so we decided to use the MRT.

5 comments:

deb b said...

found your blog when searching for a hotel in singapore for our family of 6. am taking all your advice and hope we too have fun. if you have any other suggestions pls let us know. btw if we take mrt to strand from airport, will it be easy? also how do we get to universal?

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ZJE-570 said...

You. ARE. AMAZING!

Thank you so much for the detailed informations! From why bus is better for a group of 6 up to the comparison of kilometers for the transportation stops. And you know how to consider the senior and children travellers. You're awesome!

I'm reading your other entry about the Strand Hotel being the most convenient accommodation for a family of 6-7. Will be travelling with the family on December 2015 to SG (in Jesus' name!), and I'm persistently looking for affordable accommodations and transpo. You really are a big help! Thank you so much. :)

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