After my epic train journey from Bangkok to Singapore I decided to fly back to Bangkok. The last time I traveled to to/from Singapore was with Scoot, so I opted to fly with them again. I chose Scoot because of it’s safety record and because of the great price.
While I usually try to get the lowest priced flights, I also want to be safe, In this instance, Scoot was pretty close to the lowest price on this route, so I managed to satisfy both my criteria.
Getting To Changi Airport
I stayed at the Parc Sovereign Hotel in Bugis, so getting to the airport was super easy. I got the MRT one stop from Rochor to Bugis (Downtown Line) and then changed to the East West Line. From there it’s 8 stops to Tanah Merah. Then I changed to the Changi Line, so just two stops to Changi Airport.
You can also take the Downtown Line to Expo, and form there it’s just one stop to Changi Airport. This is a much longer journey from Bugis though.
Singapore’s MRT system is among the best in the world. All the stations and carriages are very clean and the system is very efficient and cheap.
The journey to the airport only took around 20-30 minutes. Once you arrive at the airport you’ll need check which terminal your flight leaves from.
Scoot flies from Terminal 1. If you’re flying with a different airline, check the map above to find the correct terminal.
To get to Terminals 1 & 2 you’ll need to get the free skytrain that runs every few minutes.
Above you can see the skytrain arriving.
Once you get to Terminal 1, look for the Scoot Self-Service Check-In area. Scan your passport, choose your flight, and your boarding pass and luggage tag will be printed. It’s a very easy and efficient service.
On my way through immigration I was also able to scan my passport and didn’t have to deal with any immigration officers. Changi Airport is really modern and everything seems to work perfectly.
The aircraft looked pretty new and modern. Seats were comfortable and the whole experience was first class. As this was a short flight I didn’t buy any food or drink.
My flight left Singapore at 17:30 and arrived in Bangkok at 19:00. Flying time was 2.5 hours. Note that Singapore time is one hour ahead of Thailand time.
The flight cost S$107, which was quite reasonable seeing as I only book it 2-3 days in advance. I booked it directly on the FlyScoot website.
One of the reasons I decide to fly back to Bangkok was that I wanted to see Jewel Changi Airport. Jewel is a nature-themed entertainment and retail complex. The main attraction is world’s tallest indoor waterfall, the Rain Vortex, which is surrounded by a terraced forest setting.
I’ve written a separate post about this – See Jewel Changi Airport.