There are a number of ways you can go to Singapore. If you are coming from nearby Asian countries, getting to Singapore by air is very easy, as there are so many carriers like AirAsia and Firefly that have direct flights to the Lion City through Changi Airport. Alternatively, you can take any of the following Singapore-based carriers: Singapore Airlines, Tiger Airways, SilkAir, and Jetstar Asia. Tourists coming from Europe, Australia, North America, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Middle East can also take direct flights to Singapore. Flights traveling Europe and Australia often land in the city-state for quick stopovers.
Singapore’s Changi Airport is large, with a total of three terminals and an additional terminal for airlines offering budget flights. Each terminal is uniquely designed with facilities to keep the boredom away for waiting passengers. Internet access is offered for free. A number of restaurants, duty free shops, and ATMs can be found in all terminals. When you arrive at Changi Airport, you can go to your hotel by taking the shuttle, the MRT, or the bus. You may also take the taxi.
Getting to Singapore by land is also possible if you are coming from Malaysia. The Lion City is connected to Malaysia by two points: the Causeway and the Second Link. The Causeway is situated in Woodlands, which is on the northern part of Singapore. It links the city-state with Johor Baru of Malaysia. The Causeway is often congested; there’s bumper-to-bumper traffic on the lane going to Malaysia on Friday nights and on the lane going back to Singapore on Sunday nights.
The Second Link is much less congested compared to the Causeway. It connects Tuas in the western part of Singapore to Tanjung Kupang in the western part of Johor. Some luxury buses from Kuala Lumpur take this route in going to Singapore. If you are driving from Malaysia, it is better to take this route than to enter through the Causeway. Keep in mind, though, that you would need Malaysian car insurance and road tax documents on hand when you drive to Singapore.
Getting to Singapore from Malaysia is also possible by taking a bus. There a number of buses traveling to and from Kuala Lumpur via Causeway and Second Link: First Coach, Transnasional, Aeroline, Transtar, and NiCE. If you have time to spare and are not in a hurry, you can travel to Singapore from Malaysia via the Malaysian railway (Keretapi Tanah Melayu) trains. There are daily trips from Kuala Lumpur and Tumpat or Gua Musang. Traveling by train is slower than traveling by bus, but you get to see the sights along the Jungle Railway.
Getting to Singapore by sea is also possible if you are coming from Johor, Malaysia or the Riau Islands in Indonesia. There are four ferry terminals in Singapore: Changi Ferry Terminal and Changi Point Ferry Terminal on the easternmost part of the Lion City, Harbour Front on the Central Business District, and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in East Coast. Ferries traveling to and from Malaysia include bumboats from Pengerang and ferries from Tanjung Belungkor and Sebana Cove Resort, which are both in Desaru. Ferries traveling to and from Indonesia include Wave Master, Penguin, and Batam Fast.