Cheapest Way of Hiring a Van at Changi Airport

by Sally

We have a group of 7 people; how can we get hold of a van to take the group from the airport to Cavendish Park? If we drop off our luggage and then go to Thomson Road, what is the amount of time involved in the whole process and how much approximately will it cost?

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Cheapest Way of Hiring a Van at Changi Airport

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Apr 06, 2009
Hire a Maxi-Cab for 7 Passengers
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Sally

Hiring a Cab for 7 Persons

You can hire a Maxi-Cab (a Mercedes Vito 7-seater van) for S$50 one-way from the airport. This service is available at all the terminals of Singapore Airport. Approach the Airport Shuttle / Large Taxi counter and tell them you need a Maxi-Cab.

Apparently, you can make an extra stop for an additional S$10. But you have to discuss this with the driver before you book the service.

If the Maxi-Cab driver cannot wait for you while you unload your luggage, you could always get onto the main roads and flag 2 taxis for your group of 7 for your final destination.

Fare per cab from Cavendish Park in Ulu Pandan to Thomson Road during off-peak hours:

About S$15 (estimated fare only)

All taxis in Singapore run on meters. So you don't have to worry about bargaining.

Estimated Travel Time in a Taxi Under Free-flowing Traffic:

Singapore Airport to Ulu Pandan:
30-45 minutes

Ulu Pandan to Thomson Road:
about 30 minutes.

May 20, 2009
Caution with Unlicensed Transport Companies
by: Gabriel Tan

Dear all


I've deleted a few posts on this thread recommending a variety of alternative transport options. There are 2 reasons for this:

1. The recommended service providers did not declare - on their websites - their status as STB licensed tour guides.

2. The service providers did not state the ACRA registration number of their businesses/companies.

As their status to legally ferry tourists cannot be verified, I've decided to remove their information from this thread.


The Maxi-Cab I suggested is a properly licensed service approved by the Singapore Airport authorities. There are other transport operators with proper licenses to carry visitors. They are the ones with clearly labeled counters at Singapore Airport.

If you are getting your own transport from outside the airport's arrival hall, please do your homework. Verify that these are licensed operators. Otherwise, things become complicated if anything should go wrong.

Gabriel Tan, as web administrator.

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