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getting from airport to hotel

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getting from airport to hotel

We arrive at 10.45pm and are staying at Oasia Hotel Downtown.

We arrive Tuesday 17 July

We leave Friday 27 July at 7.45pm

Is it better to book a transfer with our travel agent here in New Zealand or just get a taxi to and from the hotel when we arrive at the airpport

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1. Re: getting from airport to hotel

Hi,

Best to take a taxi from the airport. Private transfer is costly compared to taxi which is about $27. Airport shuttle will cost $9/pax. But after a long flight, best to take a taxi.

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2. Re: getting from airport to hotel

Arranged transfers by Travel Agents can cost a fortune. Just head to the taxi rank area at whichever terminal you arrive at. Staff are there. Just ask for a Regular taxi (which is a sedan type vehicle). There are fancier Premium taxis which cost more. Taxis are metered and there are various surcharges for night journeys, you can ask for a receipt at the end of your journey if you want.

There are money exchange booths and ATMs in arrivals if you need some local currency SGD$ for the taxi.

Or is this more than 2 people, eg. a family with heaps of luggage? There are Maxi Taxis for bigger numbers of people.

Be specific about the hotel name Oasia Downtown Hotel in Tanjong Pagar, as if you just say Oasia you may get taken to the Oasia Novena Hotel in another area of the city.

Nice hotel. I loved my stay at Oasia Downtown hotel. That area is nice too. Hotel is a few minutes walk to Tanjong Pagar MRT underground train station too. Thats handy.

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3. Re: getting from airport to hotel

Just saw your other topic about public transport and you said 4 adults are travelling. 4 will fit in a Regular taxi, but not sure if 4 lots of luggage will fit in the boot. Depends on how much stuff and cabin baggage you will all have.

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4. Re: getting from airport to hotel

Assuming one regular bag and one cabin bag each, you may want to get the maxicab to your hotel. It is a seven-seater and cost $60. Still cheaper than a private transfer especially with "meet & greet",

You need to go to the Ground Transport Desk to arrange for the maxicab. Follow the signs once you clear customs.

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5. Re: getting from airport to hotel

Just get a taxi.

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6. Re: getting from airport to hotel

The big question is how many bags your group will have. With 4 adults and 4 x 28" luggage bags, you will need to take either 2 taxis or a 7 seater maxicab from the ground transport desk. I don't think the price difference between taking 2 taxis and a maxicab will be more than $10 so taking a maxicab would probably be prefereable.

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7. Re: getting from airport to hotel

catch the MRT straight to changi,from Tajong Pagar cost is $2.40.Tajong pagar is on the east west line and goes directly to changi,trains are every 4 minutes,did it yesterday ,took 20 minutes

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8. Re: getting from airport to hotel

Mark K,

OP arrives at 10:45pm. Last train from the airport leaves at 11.18pm. Imo, OP will not be able to catch that last train to Tanah Merah.

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9. Re: getting from airport to hotel

We always catch a taxi. Very easy and quick.

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10. Re: getting from airport to hotel

Taxi are " cheap as chips" and easier to get as compared to taxis in Australia and NZ.

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