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Thursday, July 23, 2009

How to get to | Singapore

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.


Source: Bjorn Christian Torrisen

The easiest way to reach Singapore is by air, otherwise there are buses and trains from Malaysia. Lots of airlines fly to Singapore, including:
  • Star Alliance - Air China, ANA, Asiana, Lufthansa, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, United
  • Oneworld - British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Japan, Qantas
  • Sky Team - Air France, China Southern, Delta, KLM, Korean
  • Other selected - most Asian and Persian Gulf airlines, most Asian low cost airlines

TIP There are a lot of airlines flying between Singapore and Bangkok, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur including several fifth freedom flights. Fares are low especially on these routes.

TIP Singapore is relatively expensive place to buy longhaul tickets, compared with the rest of Southeast Asia. Other nearby cities (the 3 mentioned above) are significantly cheaper.

TIP Book well ahead if travelling to or from Singapore around Chinese New Year or major events (such as the F1 race).

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