Transport from Changi Airport to City for Six Persons

by Kuek
(Kuching, Sarawak)

We are a group of 6 persons (age 3, 4, 40, 40, 50, 80) planning to visit Singapore next month. We are staying at Peninsula Excelsior Hotel. Is it practical to take the MRT from Changi Airport to City Hall station and walk to the Hotel?

Gabriel replies...

The walk from City Hall MRT Station to Excelsior takes about 5 minutes, on flat ground. So it is possible to take the MRT from Changi Airport to your hotel, provided each person is carrying only a small backpack or similar.

But I noted that you have 2 young children and an elderly person.

This might pose a problem if you arrive during peak hours (7am to 9.30am, 5pm to 8pm). The trains can be pretty crowded at these times. While Singaporeans are generally kind and may give up their seats when they see young children and the elderly, you cannot count on this happening all the time.

Otherwise, if I take the MRT alone, can a normal taxi from Changi take the other 3 adults plus 2 kids and some luggage?

Yes. A normal taxi can take 3 adults and 2 under-12 children. Plus the luggage.

What is the taxi fare charged?

The flag down fare is between $2.80 and $3.20 for the first km or less, depending on the model of taxi used. Thereafter it's $0.20 every 350m (averaged). There are also airport surcharge, peak hour surcharge and a few other road charges.

A trip from the airport to the city is likely to cost $15-25 per taxi.

You may want to consider hiring a 7-seater Maxi-Cab for $50 or a 7-seater MPV taxi for $16 + metered fare. This option allows your entire group to stay together during the journey. Approach the limousine counters at the airport.

Is there additional charge for luggage?

No. But bear in mind that the boot capacity is the same as a normal saloon car.

Can an adult accompany a young kid to board/alight the MRT?


Have a good trip to Singapore.

Appreciate your soonest reply.


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Transport from Changi Airport to City for Six Persons

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Sep 29, 2010
About travellin in MRT
by: Anjali

We are a couple aged 26 30 travelling to Singapore this December. We will just have one bag per person, hence not much luggage with us.

Can we travel from Changi station to Farrer Park?? Our hotel is about 5 min away from Farrer Park station.

But where will we have to change the train or is there a direct train?? How much time will it take by train?? What will be the approximate total fare for 2 of us??

Please help.....



Hi Anjali

The MRT route:

Changi Airport -> Tanah Merah -> Outram -> Farrer Park.

This will likely take you 1 hr 30 min. If you are carrying light luggage, you could definitely walk from Farrer Park to your hotel.

But consider paying for a taxi if you have huge bags, especially if you are commuting during peak hours when the trains can be crowded.

Gabriel Tan

Apr 09, 2011
Transport for Group of 20
by: ton

Hi. We are arriving at Changi Airport April 21 at 830pm and our hotel is at 100 orchard road and we are 20 with about 8 luggage. 12 adults and 8 kids. Kids ages 2,3,3,5,7,7,7 and 11. What type of car can we use to transfer us to hotel? How much will it cost? Where can we get it? Thank you.


Hi Ton

You'll need a mini-bus - which normally has a capacity of 19 or 20 adults.

Consider getting a customised Singapore travel package. The tour guide can arrange for your group to travel together throughout the entire duration of your vacation. Being a big group, you might find it worthwhile because the cost is spread over many pax.

Gabriel Tan

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