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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.

Requirements

Passport
You'll need a passport with at least six months validity to enter Singapore.

Visas
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.

Airports

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.

Airlines

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:

Air Canada
Air France
AirAsia
Alitalia
All Nippon Airways
American
Asiana
Austrian
Bangkok Airways
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
Cebu Pacific
China Airlines
China Eastern
China Southern
Continental
EVA Airways
EgyptAir
Emirates
Etihad
Garuda
Iberia
Indian Airlines
JAL
Jet Airways
Jetstar
KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines
Korean Air
LOT
Lufthansa
Malaysia Airlines
Northwest
Philippine Airlines
Qantas
Qatar Airways
Royal Brunei Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines System
Shenzhen Airlines
SilkAir
Singapore Airlines
South African Airways
SriLankan Airlines
Swiss International
TAP Air Portugal
THAI
Tiger Airways
Turkish Airlines
US Airways
United
Vietnam Airlines
Virgin Atlantic
Xiamen Airlines

A full list of airlines servicing Changi can be found here.

Ticketing

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.

Overland crossings

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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