How to get to Singapore
Planes, trains and automobiles
Singapore is an international air-travel hub for the region and as such boasts international flight connections with a vast number of destinations worldwide. It also has land connections with neighbouring Malaysia and seas connections with both Malaysia and Indonesia.
You'll need a passport with at least six months validity to enter Singapore.
The vast majority of foregn tourists enter Singapore on a visa-free pass. This entry is arranged on arrival. Pass extensions are possible.
For more information, see our Singapore visa page.
Singapore has one primary international airport, the fabulous Changi International Airport, which, on a number of occasions has been voted the best airport in the world.
Singapore is the base for a number of airlines. The flag carrier is Singapore Airlines. Jetstar, Tiger Airways and Silkair also use it as a base. The country is too small to merit any domestic flying, save by helicopter.
A vast number of international carriers (both full service and LCCs) fly into Changi, the list includes the following:
All Nippon Airways
KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines
Royal Brunei Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines System
South African Airways
TAP Air Portugal
A full list of airlines servicing Changi can be found here.
You'll almost invariably get a better rate for a long haul fare shopping around online, but traditional agents are still worth a try -- if you haven't already, give our story on getting a cheap airfare to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam a read.
Please refer to our Singapore borders page for detailed information on Singapore's border crossings or the Visa and border crossings FAQ for detailed crossing information, including trip reports from other travellers.
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