Singapore travel guide

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You're Going to Love Singapore

With 3,55 million inhabitants, Singapore is the most populous city in Singapore. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Singapore has to offer.

Where to Eat in Singapore

Central Area is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Singapore. These include popular favourites such as PAUL - Tanglin Mall (163 Orchard Road, Tanglin Mall #01-16/17), Colony - The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore (7 Raffles Avenue) and ATLAS (600 North Bridge Road). If you’re looking for affordable options, Candlenut Singapore (17A Dempsey Road) and The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar (17D Dempsey Road) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Las Palmas (Courtyard Singapore Novena 99 Irrawaddy Road, Novena) and Cultivate Café (2 Cook St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Singapore.

When to visit Singapore

Singapore in May
Estimated hotel price
$364
1 night at 3-star hotel
Singapore in May
Estimated hotel price
$364
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Singapore in March, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 31 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is December, when it can get as cold as 23 °C, with an average temperature of 26 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 269 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Singapore, with an average rainfall of 150 mm.

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How to Get to Singapore

Plane

Singapore is served by 2 airports: Singapore Seletar (XSP) and Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). The closest to the city centre of Singapore is Singapore Seletar, which is located 13 km from the city centre. Further away is Singapore Changi Airport, 17 km from the centre of Singapore. Singapore Seletar is the most popular, with regular flights from Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Scoot and other airlines departing from Australia. The shortest flight to Singapore from Australia departs from Perth and takes around 5h 05m.

Train

The train station in Singapore is called Singapore Woodlands Ciq Railway Station, and is located 18 km from the city centre.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Singapore Woodlands Int, located 16 km from the city centre of Singapore. Singapore Golden Mile Express Bus Terminal is also a commonly used station, and is 2.0 km from the city centre.

Plane

Singapore is served by 2 airports: Singapore Seletar (XSP) and Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). The closest to the city centre of Singapore is Singapore Seletar, which is located 13 km from the city centre. Further away is Singapore Changi Airport, 17 km from the centre of Singapore. Singapore Seletar is the most popular, with regular flights from Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Scoot and other airlines departing from Australia. The shortest flight to Singapore from Australia departs from Perth and takes around 5h 05m.

Train

The train station in Singapore is called Singapore Woodlands Ciq Railway Station, and is located 18 km from the city centre.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Singapore Woodlands Int, located 16 km from the city centre of Singapore. Singapore Golden Mile Express Bus Terminal is also a commonly used station, and is 2.0 km from the city centre.

Airports near Singapore

Airlines serving Singapore

Lufthansa
Good (4,689 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,560 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,611 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,291 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (487 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,595 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,950 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,123 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,894 reviews)
Finnair
Good (868 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (924 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,180 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,686 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (834 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (406 reviews)
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Where to stay in Singapore

From 5-star hotels such as the Mondrian Singapore Duxton to great affordable options like the The Southbridge Hotel, Singapore offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $140 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $447 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat and The Quay Hotel. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Singapore, with prices from $71 to $928 per night. Central Area is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Singapore are about 6% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Changi - In Singapore’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Ambassador Transit Hotel - Terminal 2, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport and Changi Cove.

Chinatown - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Duxton Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection, Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore by Far East Hospitality and The Inn At Temple Street. The average nightly price for a double room in Chinatown is $54.

Little India - Wanderlust by The Unlimited Collection, Perak Hotel and Sandpiper Hotel have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Little India will cost you about $76 per night.

Changi - In Singapore’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Ambassador Transit Hotel - Terminal 2, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport and Changi Cove.
Chinatown - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Duxton Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection, Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore by Far East Hospitality and The Inn At Temple Street. The average nightly price for a double room in Chinatown is $54.
Little India - Wanderlust by The Unlimited Collection, Perak Hotel and Sandpiper Hotel have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Little India will cost you about $76 per night.
Most popular hotel in Singapore by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Singapore

Most booked hotels in Singapore

Marina Bay Sands
5 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
$928+
Swissôtel The Stamford
5 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$457+
Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clarke Quay
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$289+
YOTEL Singapore
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$203+
Hotel Gin Bugis Singapore managed by The Ascott Ltd
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$165+
Furama Riverfront
4 stars
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
$130+

Hiring a car in Singapore

Hiring a car in Singapore costs $137 per day, on average, or $410 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 4% more expensive than at Singapore Changi.

Expect to pay $3.15 per litre in Singapore (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $37.69 and $50.26. The most frequently booked car type in Singapore is Compact (Class Compact Van or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Mazda Mazda2 or similar) is, on average, 53% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Singapore costs $137 per day, on average, or $410 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 4% more expensive than at Singapore Changi.

Expect to pay $3.15 per litre in Singapore (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $37.69 and $50.26. The most frequently booked car type in Singapore is Compact (Class Compact Van or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Mazda Mazda2 or similar) is, on average, 53% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.