Travelling through Singapore Changi Airport

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With more than 460 accolades under its belt, Changi Airport has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1981. Changi Airport is highly recognized throughout the world and is established as the world’s most awarded “Best Airport”. As one of the world’s leading airports, Changi Airport has 350 retail stores, 120 F&B outlets, five thematic gardens, complimentary Internet access and even a free Singapore tour for passengers to indulge in during their transit. As the world’s fifth busiest airport for international traffic, 100 airlines operate out of Changi Airport, providing connectivity to 300 cities worldwide.

Getting to Tanah Merah terminal from Changi Airport

  1. Taxi from any terminal

    – Less than 15 minutes

  2. Public Transport

    – Take the MRT from Changi Airport MRT to Tanah Merah MRT (2 stops)
    – Board Bus 35 and alight at the last stop at Tanah Merah ferry terminal (total time about 50-60 minutes)
    *Changi Airport MRT is at the basement of Terminal 2 and 3

    Things to note 

    – Bintan, Indonesia is 1 hour behind Singapore
    – For travelers leaving Bintan to catch a flight at Changi Airport, please allow 1.5 – 2 hours window period (depending on mode of transport) to reach Changi Airport from departure in Bintan. The ferry ride from Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal is 55 minutes.

  3. Shuttle Bus Service

    There is a shuttle service providing two-way transfer between Singapore Changi Airport and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT) with pick up points at Terminal 2 and Terminal 4. Passengers arriving in Terminal 1 or Terminal 3 are encouraged to go to Terminal 2 to board the shuttle service.

    a. Shuttle service pick-up and drop-off points

    Direction Pick up point(s) Drop off point(s)
    Changi Airport to TMFT 1. Terminal 2 Coach Bay, Lot 8
    2. Terminal 4 Coach Bay, Lot 9**
    Departure Area Kerbside, TMFT
    TMFT to Changi Airport Bus Bay at TMFT 1. Terminal 3 Departure Kerbside
    2. Terminal 1 Departure Kerbside
    3. Terminal 2 Departure Kerbside
    4. Terminal 4 Departure Kerbside

    b. Shuttle service schedule 

    Direction 1: Changi Airport to TMFT

    Monday to Friday

    Terminal 2











    Terminal 4* 0705 0745 0920 0950 1240 1405 1515 1935    
    Saturday, Sunday &
    Public Holidays
    Terminal 2 0655 0735 0910 0940 1230 1355 1505 1640 1750 1925
    Terminal 4* 0705 0745 0920 0950 1240 1405 1515 1650 1800 1935

    *Pick up at Terminal 4 will commence from 31 October 2017.

    Direction 2: TMFT to Changi Airport

    Monday to Friday 0845 1100 1415 1445 1730 1800 2010 2100    
    Saturday, Sunday & 
    Public Holidays
     0845 1100 1140 1415 1445 1730 1815 1930 2030 2100

    c. Things to note

    • Passengers are advised to wait at the pick-up point at least 10 minutes before scheduled departure time.
    • Tickets are priced at $2 per journey. Fares can be paid with Singapore Dollars or EZ-Link. No change is given and all tickets sold are non-refundable. Children below 1.2m in height do not have to pay.
    • Availability of seats is on a first-come-first-served basis.
    • Total journey from Changi Airport T2 to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal is approximately 20 minutes, while the total journey from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Changi Airport T3/1/2/4 is approximately 15 to 40 minutes. Timings are subject to change without notice due to traffic conditions.


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Visitors travelling to Bintan Resorts via Singapore Changi Airport and have a few hours to spare before you board your ferry at Tanah Merah ferry terminal, check out The Haven at Changi Airport Terminal 3, arrival level! As the only lounge in the public area of the airport, The Haven offers a tranquil environment for transiting travellers to rest and relax before, after or between flights. The Lounge is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Visit to find out more of what The Haven has got to offer!