Lying just north of the equator, the city of Singapore experiences hot, humid, rainy weather all year round. But most people take the rain showers in their stride as there are plenty of reasons to book cheap flights to Singapore. A favourite holiday destination for its blend of contemporary and traditional attractions, this dynamic city has endless diversions.
First time visitors should take in famous landmarks such as the Empress Palace Building, the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel and the Orchard Road shopping strip. Don’t miss the delicious Chinese, Malay and Indian street food, and be sure to take in the cosmopolitan shopping, restaurants and bars. Peak tourist season in Singapore is between December and June, and the city is especially busy round the Chinese New Year in January or February. Cheap flights to Singapore are much harder to find at this time as visitors flock to the city to participate in the celebrations.
There isn’t really an off season as such in Singapore, only months that are slightly hotter or wetter than others. July and August are slow months for travel and when you’re likely to find the cheapest flights to Singapore.
Generally the most popular time to book cheap flights to Singapore is during the northeast monsoon (November to early March) or the southeast monsoon (June to September) when the temperatures are cooler. Expect heavy rainfall and pack wet weather gear.
Flights from Sydney to Singapore – 8 hrs 8 mins
Flights from Brisbane to Singapore – 7 hrs 56 mins
Flights from Adelaide to Singapore – 7 hrs 16 mins
Flights from Perth to Singapore – 5 hrs 20 mins
There are many airlines operating flights to Singapore from Australia including: Singapore Airlines, Air Asia, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Malaysia Airlines and China Southern Airlines. The cheapest flights to Singapore are those with at least one stopover, while direct flights are generally more expensive unless you book well in advance.
Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) is located approximately 20 km northeast of the city centre with a journey time of around 20 to 30 minutes. This is one of the busiest airports in South East Asia but navigation is relatively simple.
Train services: there are three terminals serviced by a inter-terminal Skytrain which has separate cars for landside and transit passengers. Upon clearing customs the quickest and cheapest way to reach the city is by the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) railway; the station is located between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.
Bus services: there is an airport shuttle which offers a scheduled service to nearly all of the hotels in the city and a free shuttle bus to the business park. Public buses also operate a regular service from the airport.
(prices quotes are from London)