Singapore, the world’s only island city-state, is a fascinating destination brimming with diverse cultures, religions and languages – not to mention a jaw-dropping array of natural and manmade attractions. There’s everything from boutique shopping centres to ornate temples among soaring skyscrapers and mind-bending architectural feats. The “supertree” structures at Gardens by the Bay have to be seen to be believed, and a trip to Jurong Bird Park gets you up close to the kaleidoscope of bird species that call the island home. Flights to Singapore depart from London every day, so book early for the best deals.
Continental Asia’s southernmost city has a tropical rainforest climate, meaning there are no distinctive seasons and it stays hot, humid and wet throughout the year. The only big seasonal variation to take into account is monsoon season, with November to January generally the wettest months. June, November and December are the best months to find cheap tickets to Singapore from the UK. February is a good time to travel as it’s generally the driest month, but no matter when you travel, make sure to pack light, breathable clothes to keep cool.
Singapore’s tropical shores are over 13 hours by air from the UK and the only airport with direct connections to the Garden City is London Heathrow. British Airways, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic all offer return flights to Singapore straight from the UK’s busiest airport. As it’s long-haul travel, you’ll be hard-pressed to find really cheap flights to Singapore, but if you don’t mind a stop along the way then a whole host of airlines offer services from a number of UK airports that can be a little lighter on the pocket.
Singapore Changi Airport is Asia’s 2nd-busiest air transport hub, with over 50 million people passing through every year. In the past, the city was seen as just a stop along the way to other Asian destinations, but more and more people are flying to Singapore to experience its many tropical charms. There are a number of options for getting from the airport to the city. The Airport Shuttle service departs every 15 minutes during peak hours and will take you to most city centre hotels for around SGD$10. The fastest public transport option is Singapore’s MRT train system. Change at Tanah Merah station to connect with the city’s main network. There are also taxi stands outside every arrival hall and the fare can be anywhere from SGD€20 to SGD€40.
A tour of Singapore’s Chinatown, Arab Street and Little India districts offers a glimpse into the city’s rich cultural diversity, as well as the chance to snap up lots of low-cost souvenirs. Orchard Road is the place to go for designer shops full of name-brand luxury, while the Asian Civilisations Museum is among the best in the region. For a fun-filled day out, the slides and roller coasters at Resorts World Sentosa theme park are sure to keep you entertained.
Fare, taxes & fees: Fares were found on ebookers.com and are updated daily. They include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees.
Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a £25.00 / 45.00 Euro service fee charged by ebookers, plus any airline fare and tax increase that may be applicable.
Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.