6 Ways for Getting to Singapore Zoo


How to get to Singapore Zoo? We listed below 6 ways of getting to Singapore Zoo. The most popular and cheapest way is by using the MRT (subway) and public buses.


I. By MRT and Public Buses

i. Khatib MRT -> Transfer to -> Mandai Khatib Shuttle

At Khatib MRT station, there's only one exit. Turn left once you exit the gate. 

You will see this sign board when you make a second left turn. 


Go straight ahead till you see this signboard and queue here for the shuttle bus. 


It takes about 20 minutes to reach the zoo.

Mandai Khatib Shuttle Operating Hours: 8.20am to 10.40pm daily at an interval of 20 minutes.

Mandai Khatib Shuttle Ticket Prices: $1/adult, child below 3 years old travel for free. Payment can be made by Ezlink or Nets FlashPay cards

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ii. Ang Mo Kio MRT -> Tansfer to -> Public Bus Service 138

At Ang Mo Kio MRT station, take Exit C once out of the gate.

Follow the escalator down to a underground pass.  

 

When arrive here, take the right escalator up to the bus interchange. 

 

Bus service 138 is at Berth B1.  

 

Please queue up at the bus service 138 lane. It takes about 40 minutes to arrive at the Zoo. 

 

Bus Service 138 Operating Hours: 6am to 11.45pm daily at an interval of 8-12 minutes. 

Bus fare for the trip: A total travel distance of 13.5km, the fare is $1.55/adult if pay by Ezlink card and $2.30/adult if pay by cash.


iii. Choa Chu Kang MRT -> Transfer to -> Public Bus Service 927

At Choa Chu Kang MRT station, exit the station and the bus interchange is on the left. 

Follow this way to the bus interchange.


Bus service 927 is at Berth B3. 

 

Queue up at 927 lane for the next bus. It takes about 20 minutes to arrive at the Zoo.

 

Bus Service 927 Operating Hours: 6am to 12am daily at an interval of 13-18 minutes. 

Bus fare for the trip: A total travel distance of 9km, the fare is $1.35/adult if pay by Ezlink card and $1.90/adult if pay by cash.


II. Getting to Singapore Zoo by Mandai Heartlands Express

This service is specially cater for local residents who live in the eastern part of Singapore. The Mandai Heartlands Express provides bus services direct from the following three towns to Singapore Zoo: Bedok, Tampines and Sengkang. These services only operate on weekends, school and public holidays. You have to book the tickets online at the official site with your preferred date and timing. No one is allowed to board the bus without a booking ticket.


Mandai Heartlands Express Ticket Prices

Adult: $3 per trip, Child: $1 per trip (ages between 3 and 12 years old), child below 3 years old travel for free. 

A. Bedok Town to/from Zoo

Pick Up Point: Bedok Point Shopping Centre (Pick Up/Drop Off Point).

Pick Up Time from Bedok Point Shopping Centre: 8.45 am and 10.15am.

Pick Up Time from Zoo: 3.15pm and 5.15pm.


B. Sengkang Town to/from Zoo

Pick Up Point: Sengkang MRT Exit C Pick Up Point, Sengkang Square.

Pick Up Time from Sengkang MRT Exit C Pick Up Point: 8.45 am and 10.15am.

Pick Up Time from Zoo: 3.30pm and 5.30pm.


C. Tampines Town to/from Zoo

Pick Up Point: Our Tampines Hub Coach Pick Up Point, South Plaza.

Pick Up Time from Our Tampines Hub Coach Pick Up Point: 8.45 am and 10.15am

Pick Up Time from Zoo: 3pm and 5pm.

For enquiry on the above services for getting to Singapore Zoo, please call (+65) 62693411 or email enquiry@wrs.com.sg .


III. Direct Transfer from Your Hotel to Zoo by Singapore Attraction Express (SAEx)

If you happened to stay in or near by one of the hotels as listed in the two tables below, this could be the most convenient way for getting to Singapore Zoo. 

SAEx is operated by Gemini Travel n Tours. It has two bus routes, namely the blue and orange lines, which connect the major attractions and hotels in the city areas to Singapore Zoo. If you stay at or near by the hotels or attractions below, it may be wise to use this service for getting to Singapore zoo, River Safari and Night Safari.


A. Orange Line

This line pick up passengers from Bugis, Suntec and Chinatown areas to Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari. Please refer to the table below for the various pickup points and timings. 

Departure A.M 1
Departure A.M 2
Departure P.M 1
Departure P.M 2
Location
Pick-up Point
9.00am
10.00am
5.30pm
6.30pm
Lavender MRT

BS (01319) Lavender MRT Exit A, opposite of V Hotel Lavender on Kallang Road
9.01am
10.01am
5.31pm
6.31pm
Hotel Boss
BS (01219) Blk 461, opposite of Hotel Boss on Victoria Street
9.03am
10.03am
5.33pm
6.33pm
Village Hotel Bugis
BS B03 (01559), outside Golden Landmark on Ophir Road
9.05am
10.05am
5.35pm
6.35pm
National Library Singapore
opposite Intercontinental Singapore (opposite Hotel on Middle Road)
9.06am
10.06am
5.36pm
6.36pm
V Hotel Bencoolen
Coach Bay outside Hotel
9.07am
10.07am
5.37pm
6.37pm
Raffles Hotel
BS B01 (02049), outside Hotel on Bras Basah Road
9.09am
10.09am
5.39pm
6.39pm
Pan Pacific Marina
BS (02089), outside Hotel on Raffles Boulevard
9.14am
10.14am
5.43pm
6.43pm
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Outside Hotel Lobby on Raffles Avenue
9.17am
10.17am
5.46pm
6.46pm
Swissotel The Stamford
Outside Hotel on Beach Road
9.20am
10.20am
5.49pm
6.49pm
Peninsula Excelsior Hotel
Outside Hotel on Coleman Street
9.22am
10.22am
5.49pm
6.49pm
Clarke Quay Clarke Perk/Friends Cafe
BS (04239) Opposite Clarke Quay Central outside Central Perk on Magazine Road
9.25am
10.25am
5.54pm
6.54pm
Holiday Inn Express
Outside Hotel Lobby on Magazine Road
9.27am
10.27am
5.56pm
6.56pm
Chinatown Point
BS (05049) Outside Chinatown Point
9.55am
10.55am
6.30pm
7.30pm
Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari
Arrive at Bus-stop outside Zoo/River Safari/Night Safari

Legend

BS: Bus Stop

A.M.1 and A.M.2: Morning  trip 1 and 2.

P.M.1 and P.M.2: Afternoon trip 1 and 2.


Orange Line Return Trip Schedule

To get back to the city areas after your visiting, please report to the counter C (outside of the Zoo), as shown below, if you already bought your tickets. Otherwise, you may buy your return trip tickets here. 

This 4-in-1 counter serves the following services: A: Mandai Khatib Shuttle, B: Safari Gate, C: Singapore Attraction Express, D: StarIsland Travel (13-seater mini coach). Report here for boarding if you already bought the tickets or purchase your tickets at the respective reception desk.

i. From Singapore Zoo/River Safari to the City

Pick-up Time: 2.30pm and 4.30pm

ii. From Night Safari to the City

Pick-up Time: 9.15pm, 9.45pm, 10.20pm, 10.45pm and 11.15pm.


B. Blue Line

This line pick up passengers from Orchard, Little India and Balestier areas to Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari. Please refer to the table below for the various pickup points and timings.

Departure A.M
Departure P.M
Location
Pick-up Point
9.30am
5.30pm
Orchard Hotel
BS B20 (09169) Outside Delfi Orchard on Orchard Road
9.32am
5.32pm
Royal Plaza On Scotts
BS B07 (09212) Outside Hotel on Scotts Road
9.35am
5.35pm
Sheraton Towers
Outside Hotel Lobby on Scotts Road
9.38am
5.38pm
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Outside Hotel on Scotts Road
9.40am
5.40pm
Mandarin Orchard
BS B12 (09307) Opposite Hotel on Orchard Road
9.41am
5.41pm
S'pore Visitor Centre Orchard
BS B10 (09038) Opposite Somerset MRT Station, Outside S'pore Visitor Centre
9.43am
9.43pm
Concorde Hotel
Taxi Stand at Kramat Lane, Opposite Hotel Chancellor
9.46am
5.46pm
Hotel Rendezvous
BS B07 (08069) Outside Hotel on Bras Basah Road
9.49am
5.49pm
Hotel Grand Pacific
Outside Hotel on Victoria Street
9.51am
5.51pm
Mercure Singapore Bugis
BS B03 (07561) Opposite Hotel on Middle Road
9.53am
5.53pm
Hotel G Singapore
BS B05 (07571) Opposite Hotel on Middle Road
9.55am
5.55pm
Little India Arcade
Outside Little India Arcade (next to 7-11 store) on Serangoon Road
9.58am
5.58pm
Farrer Park MRT Station
BS B01 (50251) Outside MRT station Exit A on Rangoon Road
10.02am
6.02pm
Quality Hotel Merlow
Outside Hotel on Balestier Road




10.05am
6.05pm
Ibis Singapore Novena
Outside Hotel on Balestier Road
10.30am
6.30pm
Night Safari
Arrive at Bus-stop outside Zoo/River Safari/Night Safari

Blue Line Return Trip Schedule

i. From Singapore Zoo/River Safari to the City

Pick-up Time: 2.30pm and 4.30pm

ii. From Night Safari to the City

Pick-up Time: 9.15pm, 9.45pm, 10.10pm, and 11.15pm.


How's Singapore Attraction Express works?

You may book the bus tickets online at SAEx site or just proceed directly to one of the above mentioned meeting points which is nearest to your location. Take note of the bus timings at the various meeting points and be there 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled time. When you see a big SAEx sign bus approaching you, flag down the bus and make your payment onboard by cash in Singapore dollars only. If you booked your ticket at SAEx site, you can show the driver the e-ticket on your phone or a printed voucher. 

 

Singapore Attraction Express Ticket Prices

$6/Adult, $4/Child. If you buy your tickets at SAEx site for a two way trips (to and back from the Zoo), you get $1 discount per person. 

 

IV. Open-Top Bus from City to Zoo by Safari Gate

This could be the most tricky way for getting to Singapore Zoo unless you are staying at a hotel around Suntec City. The only pickup point is at Safari Gate located at 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-330. I think not only you but the locals also have difficulty in finding the way there.

Safari Gate is operated by DUCK & HiPPO company. It has two lines in operation. Safari Line 1 takes travellers directly from Suntec City (where its office is located) to Singapore zoo/River Safari or Night Safari. Safari Line 2 gets you to Jurong Bird Park.


Safari Line 1 Operating Hours

From Suntec to Zoo/River Safari: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

From Suntec to Night Safari: 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm and 7.30pm*

From Zoo/River Safari/Night Safari to City: 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 9.30pm, 9.45pm, 10pm and 10.30pm*

*available only on Fri, Sat and Eve of Public Holiday


For the return trip from Zoo to City (from 11.30am to 5pm), passengers are allowed to alight at any one of the below 10 stops. 

  1. Orchard Hotel
  2. Marriott Hotel
  3. Mandarin Hotel
  4. SVC@Orchard
  5. Orchard Plaza
  6. Rendezvous Hotel
  7. SAM/Carlton Hotel
  8. Raffles City/Swissotel
  9. Suntec City
  10. Singapore Flyer

For the return trip from Night Safari to City (from 9.30pm to 10.30pm), passengers are allowed to alight at any one of the below 20 stops. 

  1. Chinatown Station
  2. Clarke Quay
  3. Miramar Hotel
  4. Orchard Hotel
  5. Marriott Hotel
  6. Mid-Point Orchard
  7. Orchard Plaza
  8. Dhoby Ghaut MRT station
  9. Rendezvous Hotel
  10. Tekka Centre
  11. Broadway Hotel
  12. Lavender MRT station
  13. Landmark Village Hotel
  14. Intercontinental Hotel
  15. Carlton Hotel
  16. Peninsula Hotel
  17. Fullerton Bay
  18. Marina Bay Sands
  19. Ritz Carlton Hotel
  20. Suntec City

Safari Line 2 Operating Hours

Suntec to Jurong Bird Park: 9.30am, 11.30am and 2pm

Jurong Bird Park to City: 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 5pm


Safari Line 1 and 2 Ticket Prices

One-way from Suntec to Zoo/River Safari: $7 per adult or per child (from 3 to 12 years old, free for child below 3 years old).

One-way from Suntec to Night Safari: $7 per adult or per child.

One-way from Suntec to Jurong Bird Park: $7 per adult or per child.


Two-way from Suntec to Zoo/River Safari: $12 per adult or per child (from 3 to 12 years old, free for child below 3 years old).

Two-way from Suntec to Night Safari: $12 per adult or per child.

Two-way from Suntec to Jurong Bird Park: $12 per adult or per child.


For booking, please visit http://www.safarigate.com/price.php .

For enquiry on getting to Singapore Zoo, please call +65 63386877.

Office address: 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-330, Singapore 038983

Office opening hours: 9am to 6.30pm.


To get back to the city areas after your visiting, please report to the counter B (outside of the Zoo), as shown below, if you already bought your tickets. Otherwise, you may buy your return trip tickets here.


V. Direct Transfer from Zoo to City by 13-Seater Mini Coach

This service is provided by StarIsland Travel. It only provide one way trip from Singapore Zoo/River Safari to the city areas. 

 

Ticket Price for the 13-Seater Coach

$6/Adult, $4/Child

For booking and enquiry on getting to Singapore Zoo, please call 68227777.

To get back to the city areas after your visiting, please proceed to the counter D (outside of the Zoo), as shown below, to buy your return trip tickets here. 


VI. Direct Transfer from Zoo to City by Private Limousine and Large Taxis

This is the fastest and most comfortable way to get back to the city from Singapore Zoo. It could also be a good choice if you are travelling with a group of 5 or more people as the private limousine can take up to 6 people and the Space MPV Taxi can take 7 passengers. However, it's the most expensive way as compare to the above services. 

The Fares for the Limousine Service

Point-to-Point Transfer to Any Destination

i. By private limousine (take up to 6 person): $65 per trip. For booking, please call 65558888.

ii. By Space MPV Taxi (take up to 7 person): $50 per trip. For booking, please call 64775977.

Terms & Conditions

  • $15 surcharge applicable for each additional stop en-route to destination
  • $12 surcharge applicable for boarding after midnight
  • Credit card payment is subject to an administrative fee and GST
  • Wildlife Tour participant to provide tour receipt to enjoy 5% discount.

Private Limousine Zoo's Counter Operating Hours

For booking a trip from the Zoo to any one location, you may proceed directly to the booking counter located outside the Zoo.

Mon-Fri: 1.30pm to 6.30pm & 8.30pm to 11.30pm

Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 1pm to 7pm & 8.30pm to 11.30pm


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