The best way to travel to Singapore from India is through flight. The classy Changi Airport of Singapore is well connected to India through regular flights from various cities. Some of the major airlines that connect the two countries include Singapore Airlines, Air India, Tiger Airways, Jet Airways and Air India Express. The journey is 6-8 hours long depending upon number of halts in between.
The Changi Airport of Singapore is ranked as the best airport in the world. It is connected to all the major cities in the world by regular flights. Singapore Airlines is the national airlines of Singapore, which operates direct flights to and from many countries around the globe. If your transit period at the airport is 5 hours or more, you can register for a two-hour long tour of the city. Flights to Singapore are usually expensive in July and August, during Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year.
The Changi Airport is located around 30km from the main city. One can easily hire a taxi from the airport to reach any part of Singapore.
One can rent a car across the causeway between Singapore and Johor Bahru. The major advantage of renting a car is that one need not go through immigration or customs at either end. Specially licensed taxis are easily available from Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru (MYR 80 per taxi, or MYR 20 per person if you share), and Ban San St Taxi Kiosk (same place as Queen St Bus Terminal) in Singapore (SGD 48 per taxi or SGD 12 per person).
If you want to travel to Singapore by train, there are two available options with two lines running between Singapore and Malaysia. First-line serves Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru where one can change for Bangkok (Thailand). Total of three trains run on this line. The other line also known as the Jungle Line runs through Malaysia until northeast coast, again with three trains running on this line. Tanah Merah and Wakaf Bharu are the two stops on the second line. A luxurious train namely the Eastern and Oriental Express travels from Thailand and Malaysia to Singapore.
The only way to reach Singapore by Road is from Malaysia by two causeways. The most popular one links the island with downtown Johor Bahru. Regular bus services by SBS (www.sbstransit.com.sg) and Causeway Link (causewaylink.com.my) operate from around 5:00 AM until midnight. However, one must disembark the entire luggage to pass through the passport control and customs and then board the next bus by showing your ticket. The process in its entirety takes about an hour to complete.
Singapore serves as a major port in the Southeast Asia with a large number of cargos halting here while on their way to other destinations. Also growing in the number are the international passenger cruise lines. There are passenger ferries as well that run to Indonesia and Malaysia.
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