Singapore Budget Terminal FAQs

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THE SINGAPORE BUDGET TERMINAL HAS CLOSED. FLIGHTS PREVIOUSLY USING THE BUDGET TERMINAL HAVE BEEN MOVED TO TERMINAL TWO. PLEASE CONSULT THE CHANGI AIRPORT WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.



Some frequently asked questions about the Singapore Budget Terminal:

The Location | The Airlines | Transport to Main Terminal / City | Resting & Eating

Other Travel Facilities | GST Refund | Parking

Location of Singapore Budget Terminal

  1. Where exactly is the Singapore Budget Terminal located?

    The Budget Terminal is located near Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2. Here's the direction and map to Budget Terminal.

Airlines Using Singapore Budget Terminal

  1. Which airlines use the Budget Terminal?

    Tiger Airways, Cebu Pacific and Firefly Airlines Only. Air Asia and Jetstar use Changi Airport Terminal 1.

Transport to Main Terminals & City

  1. How do I get from the Singapore Budget Terminal to the main terminals at Changi Airport?

    There's a free shuttle bus that runs between the Budget Terminal and Terminal 2. This free shuttle is a 24-hour service. It leaves roughly every 10 minutes (every 30 minutes from 2am to 5am). From Terminal 2, you may use the Skytrain (monorail train) to get to Terminal 1 or Terminal 3.

  2. How do I get from Singapore Budget Terminal to the City?

    • By Taxi
      • Turn left after you come out of the Budget Terminal building. You'll find a taxi queue.
      • There's a airport surcharge of $3 during normal hours and $5 during peak hours. After-midnight surcharge of 50% extra on metered fare applies.
      • Maximum of 4 passengers per taxi.
      • Approximately S$15-25 fare to city hotels.

    • By Limousine Taxi
      • Uses the roomier Mercedes sedan.
      • Maximum of 4 passengers per limousine taxi.
      • Hire at the Limousine Taxi Counter at the Budget Terminal's Arrival Hall.
      • S$45 one way to single destination, 6am-12midnight.
      • S$55, one way to single destination, 12midnight-6am.

    • By Maxi-Cab
      • Mercedes Vito Van.
      • Up to 6 passengers.
      • S$50 to a single destination one way.
      • Hire at Limousine Taxi Counter at Arrival Hall.

    • By MRT (City Train)
      • Take the free shuttle bus to Terminal 2. Follow the sign to the Airport MRT station.
      • 1, 2, or 3 changes of trains depending on where your hotel is.

    • By Public Bus
      • Again shuttle bus to Terminal 2 basement. Then take the public bus from Terminal 2 basement to the city. The main public bus service is No. 36, which plies the Bras Basah-Orchard Road hotel belt. If you don't know the exact location of your hotel, ask the bus captain to alert you when it's time for you to alight.

Resting & Eating at Singapore Budget Terminal

  1. Are there eateries or restaurants at the Budget Terminal?

    • At Check-in Hall:

      • Hanis Cafe, which serves pastries & a variety of western and local meals.

      • McDonald's Restaurant.

    • At Departure Lounge: Genki Sushi, O'Briens, Killiney Kopitiam (local toasts, dishes and beverages), Polar Puffs & Cakes.

  2. I have 6 hours before my connecting flight out from Terminal 1/2/3. Is there a place where I can rest and maybe take a shower?

    You could always take the free shuttle to one of the main terminals and find a bench and try to catch a snooze. But your rest can be more comfortable...

    If you are flying with SIA or Silkair:


    • You may check in your luggage any time (24 hours), and then go into the transit/departure area (restricted) and book 5-hour blocks at the Transit Hotels.

      (Note that the Transit Hotels do fill up, so advance booking is recommended.)

    • On Level 3 of Terminal 2 (transit area), you may also pay to use the Plaza Premium Lounge in the restricted area.

      For S$30 (S$15 for children 3-12), you could take a shower, rest on comfortable couches, and help yourself to free flow of hot/cold drinks, light snacks and salads. You also get Internet access, local newspapers and magazines, and free local calls.

      If you are flying from Terminals 1 or 3, you may also use the Plaza Premium Lounge - use the Skytrain in the transit area to get to Terminal 2 first.

Other Travel Facilities

  1. Is there any left baggage facility at Singapore Budget Terminal?

    Yes. The left luggage facilty is located at the Departure Hall. You may call +65 6543 1713 to find out about the charges.

  2. I'd like to access the Internet. Where in the Budget Terminal?

    You may use the Internet kioks and lap-top access points in the passenger areas. Else, if your lap-top has WiFi, you may access Internet throughout the Terminal (login required).

  3. Is there a place where I could recharge my handphone?

    You may recharge your handphones, iPods, or PSPs in the Departure Lounge. However, not all models are catered for here.

  4. I heard that there's a Free City Tour for transit passengers. Do I qualify if I'm travelling through the Budget Airport?

    The free city tour is only for transit passengers who:
    • are using one of the main terminals, and
    • have at least 5 hours to spare between flights.

    Do note that this free tour is subject to immigration and visa requirements.

    Passengers using the Budget Terminal may not join the free city tour. However, you may take the free shuttle to Terminal 2, and once there, enquire at the Singapore Visitors' Centre about the free shuttle to the city.

GST Refund

  1. How do I claim my GST Refund at Singapore Budget Terminal?

    At the Check-in Hall, there's an GST Refund Inspection/Claim section. Get your shopping and GST Refund documents inspected and endorsed here and then you may claim your refund.

Parking Facilities

  1. Are there parking facilities at the Budget Terminal?

    Yes. Parking is available just outside the Departure Building. Charges are on a per-minute basis. Overnight parking is also available. Charges are per 24-hour block.




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