Singapore Changi Airport, commonly known as Changi Airport is a major civilian airport that serves Singapore. It is operated by Changi Airport Group.
SIN is located in Changi, at the eastern end of Singapore, approximately 20 km (12 mi) from Marina Bay (Singapore's Downtown Core), on a 13-square-kilometre (5.0 sq mi) site.
Airport Stats & Facts
- Singapore Airport is one of the largest transportation hubs in Asia.
- Currently SIN is rated the World's Best Airport by Skytrax, the first airport in the world to do so for eight consecutive years.
- The airport recently surpassed the 60-million mark for the first time.
- Changi serves over 68 million passengers annually, making it the 18th busiest airport in the world.
- It has also been rated as one of the world's cleanest airports and highly rated international transit airports.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers are advised to arrive 3 hours before an international flight departure, and 2 hours before a domestic flight.
- To enjoy a hassle-free check-in process make sure to pack your luggage carefully, carry a valid photo identification proof, and read the airline guidelines prior to heading to the airport.
- Before visiting the airport for a flight, please refer to the SIN Airport map here.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be picked up or dropped-off at the curbside points.
- To ease traffic conditions and ensure operational efficiency, drivers are not allowed to park their vehicles or wait for passengers at the Departure or Arrival curbside.
- For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides Singapore Airport arrival times, gate information, time to land, and delays.
- For departing flights: Departing flights status shows actual vs scheduled departure, map tracking, departure times, flight delays, and gate information.
- To get the best fares book a flight at SIN Airport here.
Singapore Changi Airport has five main passenger terminals arranged in an elongated inverted 'U' shape with Jewel in the centre.
Located at the northern end, Terminal 1 began operations on 1 July 1981.
Terminal 2 is located at the eastern end.
Terminal 3 was officially opened on 25 July, 2008, and is located at the western end.
Terminal 4 began operations on 31 October 2017 and is located on the southern side, at the site of the former budget terminal.
For more information, please refer to the SIN terminal map here.
A myriad of airlines are served at Singapore SIN Airport including Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Jetstar Asia, and more.
View the full list of airlines served at SIN Airport here.
Short-Term & Long-Term Parking
There are five car parks at Changi Airport - one at each Terminal, as well as the South Car Park between Terminal 2 and JetQuay.
First 90 mins - $0.04/min
Subsequent 30 mins or part thereof - $5/30 mins
For ground transportation, passengers have a variety of options to choose from, after arriving at the airport. The various options include buses, car rentals, airport shuttles, etc. Many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Lyft, and Taxis.
The car rental counters operate from 7:00AM to 11:00PM, and passengers can approach them at the various Arrival Hall in different terminals.
Taxis are available for hire at the taxi stands in the Arrival areas of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. A ride to the city takes about 30 minutes.
Buses & Trains
Bus stops on Terminal 1,2, and 3 are located at the basement bus bays. To travel by train, get to the city by taking the train from Changi Airport MRT Station (CG2) to Tanah Merah MRT Station (EW4), then transfer to the East West Line towards Tuas Link MRT Station (EW33).
Amenities & Services
To help you have an amazing stay, Singapore Airport provides visitors with different amenities and services including:
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
- Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Massage bars, and shoe shine stations.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Currency exchange.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
Address: PO Box 168, Singapore, 918146, SGP
Phone: (65) 6595 6868
Singapore Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- 29 December 1981, the Singapore Changi Airport was opened.
- In 2005, an upgrade in screening technology and rising security concerns led to luggage-screening processes being conducted behind closed doors, as opposed to them being done before check-in within public view.
- Since 2006, a perimeter intrusion detection system for Changi Airport's perimeter fence has also been put in place to further strengthen the security of the airfield, while a biometric access control system for staff movement has been put in place
- Cargo World awarded the 2013 Air Cargo Excellence Award to Changi Airport for handling more than 1,000,000 tonnes of cargo in Asia.
- In 2017, the airport handled 2,125,226 tonnes of cargo.