Get to Bishan Swimming Complex as fast as possible via MRT using this comprehensive guide!
Bishan Swimming Complex – closest MRT?
That’s a great question if you want to get there fast using MRT services!
Bishan Swimming Complex is a popular public swimming facility that features three swimming pools designed for learning how to swim and also for competitions. As its name suggests, it’s located in Bishan, well north of Singapore’s city centre.
It is usually open every day of the week except for Thursdays (except if Thursday is a public holiday).
But the opening times are different depending on what day of the week it is.
You can use the facilities on Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday between 8:00 am and 9.30 pm and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 6.30 am and 9.30 pm.
Although it’s easy to drive to Bishan Swimming Complex, it is also easy to get there using Singapore’s extensive MRT network. This article will explain how to get there using the MRT, including which line and station are best for walking directly to the Swimming Complex.
You should be able to get there fast and affordably and be in the pool swimming in no time!
Getting to Bishan Swimming Complex via MRT
Step 1: Plan your route – the best stations and lines.
The best station for getting to Bishan Swimming Complex via MRT is
Bishan Station (CC15/NS17)
Conveniently, Bishan is an interchange station between the following two lines:
Circle Line – shown in orange colour on the metro map
North-South Line – shown in red colour on the metro map.
Either one of these lines will get you to Bishan.
Step 2: Buy an MRT card to reach Bishan Swimming Complex.
You can choose from two main types of transportation cards when getting to Bishan Swimming Complex via MRT:
Stored Value Cards
The Tourist Pass is a great way to save money getting around the city.
All you have to do is tap the card to move in or out of the MRT system. You will get unlimited bus and train rides within the city with a Tourist Pass. But keep in mind they are designed for foreign visitors, so locals tend to use stored-value cards instead.
We used a stored-value card while figuring out how to get to Bishan Swimming Complex by MRT. The fare was deducted from the card without any effort. Just remember to top up the card with enough cash periodically.
Step 3: Walk to the nearest MRT station.
Booking a room near an MRT station is a wonderful method to economize time and money in Singapore.
Utilizing the MRT system is an economical, eco-friendly and dependable substitute for constantly driving your vehicle all over the place.
Moreover, you won’t have to endure parking fees, vehicle fumes or traffic congestion.
Various hostels and hotels are within very short walking distance of stations, allowing for a fast trip to locations such as Bishan Swimming Complex.
Two hotels that have been acclaimed for their superb service and their convenient locations are:
Marina Bay Sands Hotel (right beside Bayfront Station)
Fullerton Hotel (right beside Raffles Place Station)
If you’re able to, we always advise staying in Marina Bay.
The views are incredible, and you can easily get around using the MRT.
If you are searching for a more affordable area to rest, consider hotels in Chinatown.
Step 4: Take the MRT to Bishan Station (CC15/NS17).
Follow Singapore’s MRT map to Bishan Station (CC15/NS17) to access Bishan Swimming Complex.
You can reach Bishan Station using the Circle Line (Orange) or North-South Line (Red).
Verbal notifications will be made on the train as you draw near the station.
Step 5: Alight at Bishan Station (CC15/NS17).
Disembark the train when you reach Bishan Station (CC15/NS17).
Before alighting, ensure you haven’t forgotten any of your belongings.
Step 6: Find the best exit at Bishan Station to walk to Bishan Swimming Complex.
Upon arrival at Bishan Station, navigating to the best exit is important.
Here are the specific steps below!
Exiting Bishan Station (CC15/NS17)
Bishan MRT Station (NS17/CC15) is built underground at the boundaries of Bishan East and Marymount planning subzones.
It has four main levels you should be familiar with:
L1 – Street Level
B1 – North-South Line Train Platforms A and B
B2 – Circle Line Concourse and Transfer Link
B3 – Circle Line Train Platforms A and B
The North-South Line trains stop at Level B1, whereas the Circle Line trains stop at Level B3.
Once Bishan MRT station has five exits in total: A, B, C, D, and E.
Exits A, B, C and D are all located at Street-Level.
Exit E is located beside the North-South Line platforms on B1.
Take Exit B at Bishan Station if you want to walk straight to Bishan Swimming Complex.
Step 7: Walk from Bishan Station to Bishan Swimming Complex.
Exit B at Bishan Station will bring you out onto Bishan Road.
Walk north along Bishan Road.
Turn right onto Bishan Street 14.
Continue walking east along Bishan Street 14 until you reach Bishan Street 15.
Turn left on Bishan Street 15.
Walk north along Bishan Street 15, and you will see the entrance to Bishan Swimming Complex on your left.
Enter Bishan Swimming Complex.
How long is the walk from Bishan Station (CC15/NS17) to Bishan Swimming Complex?
The walk from Bishan Station to Bishan Swimming Complex should only take about 6-8 minutes. It is only about 600 meters north of the station.
Take note that you can also take Bishan PI (behind Junction 8 Mall) to get there instead of Bishan Road.
What else to visit during the same day?
Bishan Swimming Complex is well north of Singapore’s world-class city centre. But there are several shopping malls and some impressive recreational areas to check out near it.
The closest shopping mall is Junction 8 (Info and Directions), as described earlier.
But if you want more shopping options, then head to
Sin Ming Plaza (Info and Directions)
Thomson Plaza (Info and Directions)
Bishan North Shopping Mall (Info and Directions)
If you are looking for fresh air, head to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. It is just a few minutes walk northwest of the Swimming Complex.
Some additional outdoor you might want to check out are::
TreeTop Walk (Directions)
Windsor Nature Park
MacRitchie Nature Trail
These are west of the swimming complex, along with a few awesome golf courses, SICC Millennium Golf Course and Singapore Island Country Club.
Where to stay?
We suggest staying south along Balestier Road, north of Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Directions).
You simply won’t find a lot of properties near Bishan Swimming Complex.
Prices tend to be reasonable along Balestier Road since most are classified as 2, 3 or 4-star properties, and it’s outside the main tourist areas.
You can check these hotels for prices to get an idea of how much it will cost per night:
Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park (4-star)
Ibis Singapore Novena (3-star)
Fragrance Hotel – Oasis (2-star)
Actually, staying here will likely save you a lot of money in comparison to staying in the city centre.
Ideally, this guide has helped you learn how to get to Bishan Swimming Complex by MRT!
Bishan Station (CC15/NS17) is best for accessing the Swimming Complex on foot.
Expect the walk to be only 6-8 minutes north of the station.
Junction 8 Station and Bishan North Shopping Mall are the two closest shopping centres.
You can walk to either one of these after your swim.