Changi Airport Arrivals
Changi Airport Departures
Address: Airport Boulevard, Changi, Singapore
Phone: +65 6595 6868
IATA Airport Code: SIN
ICAO airport code: WSSS
Alias: Singapore International Airport and Changi Airport
Changi Airport is located to the east of the city center about 13 miles away. By car it is quickly 30-40 minutes before you are in the center. This is easily possible by taxi and costs about SGD 35 (depending on whether it is during the day / evening / night). There are also several rental car companies like Hertz, Budget and Avis to rent your own car. Traveling to and from Changi airport is also possible by public transport. The metro / train offers several options to get into the city. This costs 1.75 SGD. It is also possible to travel by bus to the airport, it is slightly more expensive and has a longer travel time. A bit easier but slightly more expensive is the shuttle bus service with an (almost) direct connection. It only passes a few hotels.
Changi Arrivals are spread over 4 terminals. Terminals T1, T2 and T3 are connected by a skytrain. This is a free service to get to the other terminals. To get to T4 you have to travel a bit from T2 by bus. There is also a building called The Jewel just before T1. It is a fascinating place with not only restaurants and shops. It has the largest indoor waterfall in the world. There is also a hotel, a canopy park on the top floor, mirror maze, discovery slides and much more. There is also a beautiful forest valley through the whole building.
Terminal 1 has several levels. Singapore Airport Arrivals take place on lower L1 and on L2 are the check-in counters and Changi Departures to the gates. On L3 there is a hotel called Aerotel Transit Hotel. Terminal 2 is the hub for to terminal 4 and connect to terminal 1 and then 3 to the Skytrain. The MRT can be found at this terminal to travel to the center. This is at level B. Level 1 is for the SIN arrivals and baggage reclaim. Level 2 and 3 are for all Singapore Airport Departures to destinations in India, Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Terminal 3 has Changi Arrivals pick-up area on level B1. One level above that on L1 are the baggage belts. Also at this terminal the departures are check-in counters at level 2 with lounges at levels 2 and 3. Many of the SIN departures at this terminal go to Europe, East Asia, Oceania, North and South America.
The Crown Plaza Airport Hotel and Ambassador Transit Hotel are also located in this terminal. Terminal 4 can only be reached with the free airport shuttle bus from the other terminal 2. If you want to go further to the other terminals, you can take the Skytrain. Singapore Arrivals are served in this terminal by mainly low cost airlines and regional flights. The Singapore Departures start at level 2 with gates G and H.
All Changi Departures go from one of 3 equal length runways of 13,100 feet each. The airport is widely used for cargo flights, ranking it at the top with over 2 million tonnes of cargo annually. Important industries for this are China, India, U.S., Australia and Hong Kong. Many airlines are responsible for this, including the airline Singapore Airlines Cargo. Singapore Changi Airport is actually growing fast for 40 years. Where 7 million passengers used the airport in 1980, this is now against 70 million. These are 382,000 SIN Arrivals and Departures. Singapore Airlines and low-cost airlines Scoot, Jetstar Asia and SilkAir have a large market share. Where Singapore Airlines flies all over the world, the other airlines mentioned mainly keep it in the region. Many flights go to Bangkok or other hubs. Singapore Airlines has many SIN departures to Asia, Oceania and Europe. Other major airlines that fly to Singapore Changi Airport are United Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Philippine Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Lufthansa, KLM, Korean Air, Japan Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, EVA Air, Etihad , Emirates, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air France, Air India, Air NewZealand, AirAsia, British Airways and many more.