Get to 888 Plaza super fast and affordably with this step-by-step guide.
Welcome to the comprehensive guide on how to get to 888 Plaza in Singapore.
In this article, we will focus on describing all the available forms of public transportation so that you can reach this popular al fresco mall in Woodlands affordably and efficiently.
We will explain how to get there using:
Since 888 Plaza isn’t directly beside an MRT station, there are a few steps involved if you want to get there using public transportation. We will also share some suggestions about building an itinerary in Woodlands, including surrounding points of interest such as food centres, shopping malls, and parks.
Getting to 888 Plaza in Singapore using MRT and Bus
Step 1: Plan your trip – lines, stations and transfer information.
888 Plaza is located between two MRT stations, Admiralty Station (NS10) and Woodlands Station (NS1/TE2).
Of the two stations, Admiralty Station is a bit closer, but it’s possible to get to the mall from either one of these.
Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2) is the second station on Thomson East Coast Line and the ninth station on the North-South Line (shown in red). Admiralty Station is the 10th station on the North-South Line.
The North-South Line is shown in red colour on Singapore’s metro map.
At the time of writing, some stations along the Thomson East Coast Line are still under construction, but the North-South Line is fully operational.
MRT Transfer Information
You might have to transfer MRT lines to get to Admiralty Station or Woodlands Station on your way to 888 Plaza.
You will likely use the North-South Line until fully operational the Thomson East Coast Line.
Stations 1-3 are currently completed, with the remaining stations under construction.
The primary transfer stations to get on the North-South Line include
Dhoby Ghaut (transfer between the North-South, North-East and Circle Line)
Newton (transfer between the North-South and Downtown Line)
Woodlands (transfer between the North-South and Thomson East Coast Line)
Bishan (transfer between the North-South and Downtown Line)
Jurong East (transfer between the North-South and East-West Line)
Identify your starting station on the map and any transfers needed on the way to 888 Plaza.
Step 2: Walk to the nearest MRT station.
If you are visiting Singapore, make it a priority to book a room close to an MRT station. Not only will your trip to Plaza 888 be faster, but you will also save some cash along the way.
Here are some of the benefits of staying close to the MRT in Singapore:
- No taxi fees
- Avoiding time spent in traffic
- Eliminates parking fees
- Time spent parking your vehicle becomes zero.
Refer to the quick list below if you need to book a room in the city. Remember, guests positively review each one and within 3 minutes or less of the stations listed.
The Fullerton Hotel (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, close to Raffles Place Station)
Hotel Bencoolen @ Hong Kong Street (4-star, 8.3/10 review score, very close to Clarke Quay Station)
Wink Capsule Hostel (2-star, 8.4/10 review score, 1 minute from Chinatown Station)
Some of the most popular areas to stay in Singapore include Chinatown, Marina Bay, Sentosa and Little India. Read our guide on finding the best hotels for families in Singapore to learn more.
Step 3: Buy your ticket to Admiralty Station (NS10) or Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
There are three main types of tickets/cards for your MRT/bus trip to 888 Plaza:
1) Stored Value Cards
2) Singapore Tourist Passes
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
We used a stored-value card when figuring out how to get to 888 Plaza in Singapore. These cards work well on trains and buses throughout the city, so consider using one for this trip.
Tourist Passes are another excellent option for short stays (1-3 days) in Singapore. Foreign tourists buy these, and they can be great to save some cash if you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing.
Single journey and multiple journey tickets are available for your trip to 888 Plaza in Woodlands. Buy one of these in your first station at one of the machines.
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Admiralty Station (NS10) or Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
Ride the North-South Line to either Admiralty Station (NS10) or Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
Until the Thomson East Coast Line fully opens, chances are you will be using the Red Line to get to these stations.
Step 5: Alight at Admiralty or Woodlands Station.
Get off the train at either Admiralty or Woodlands.
As mentioned before, Admiralty Station is closer to 888 Plaza, so it’s the better option.
Remember to collect all of your belongings before you leave.
Step 6: Exit the station.
Exiting Admiralty Station
Admiralty MRT Station is built above ground in the Woodlands East planning subzone next to Woodlands Avenue 7 (close to Woodlands Avenue 6 and Woodlands Drive 71).
You will arrive at Level 2 of the station.
Travel down to Level 1 to access the exits.
You can choose from four ground-level exits (A, B, C and D).
Exiting Woodlands Station
Woodlands MRT Station (NS9/TE2) is an interchange station between the North-South and Thomson East Coast lines.
Note which section of the station you will arrive at because the North-South Station component is above ground, whereas the Thomson East Coast station is underground.
The station features seven different exits (numbered 1 through 7).
Step 7: Walk or take the bus to 888 Plaza from your preferred station.
Walking Directions from Admiralty Station
Walking or taking the bus is a good option to 888 Plaza from Admiralty Station.
If you want to walk, take Exit C from Admiralty Station, bringing you out onto Woodlands Avenue 7.
Walk southwest along Woodlands Avenue 7. Turn left onto Woodlands Avenue 4.
You should see the front entrance of 888 Plaza to your right (west).
Enter the shopping centre.
Bus Directions from Admiralty Station
Take Exit C from Admiralty Station and walk to the bus stop directly beside the station (under the pedestrian bridge).
Get on Bus 904, 913, 964, or 969 and stay on until your reach bus stop #46769 (Blk 666).
Walk along Woodlands Avenue 7 and turn left onto Woodlands Avenue 4.
Alternatively, you can take Bus 912/912A (which goes on a different route).
Stay on the bus until you reach bus stop #46679 (Opp 888 Plaza).
Walk across Woodlands Drive 50 to 888 Plaza.
Is it faster to walk or take the bus from Admiralty Station to 888 Plaza?
You can expect it to take a similar amount of time (5-10 minutes) to walk or take the bus from Admiralty Station to 888 Plaza. It really comes down to your personal preference.
Walking Directions from Woodlands Station
If you plan on using Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2) to access 888 Plaza, then you can either walk or take the bus from the station. But taking a bus will be the most practical option for most commuters.
To walk from the station to 888 Plaza, take Exit 3 and walk north to Woodlands Avenue 7.
Walk east along Woodlands Avenue 7. At some point, you will have to take the pedestrian bridge to cross to the southern side of Woodlands Avenue 7.
Continue along Woodlands Avenue 7 until you reach Woodlands Avenue 4.
Turn right (south) onto Woodlands Avenue 4. You should see Plaza 888 to your right.
Bus Directions from Woodlands Station
Use Exit 3 at the station and walk to Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub.
Wait for Bus 900.
Get on the bus and travel to Bus stop #46691 (Opp 888 Plaza) which is located along Woodlands Avenue 4.
Get off the bus and walk directly across the road to the entrance of 888 Plaza.
Is it faster to walk or take the bus from Woodlands Station to 888 Plaza?
The walk from Woodlands Station takes about 12-14 minutes (1.1 km). You can expect the bus ride to be a similar amount of time, but it all depends on how long you wait to get on the bus. If the bus picks you up right away, it might be faster to take it as opposed to walking to the mall.
Getting to 888 Plaza using Public Bus Services
Since 888 Plaza is located between Admiralty and Woodlands Station, taking a bus directly to the mall will make practical sense for many people.
Fortunately, several bus stops near the mall with different buses servicing them. In the table below, we have researched the closest bus stops to 888 Plaza and the current buses going to them.
|#46699 888 Plaza
(Most convenient bus stop)
|900, 900A, 951E|
|#46691 Opp 888 Plaza||900, NR2, 900A, WS 2 (Am), 951E, 951E|
|#46671 Bef 888 Plaza||912, 912A|
|#46769 Blk 666||904, 913, 964, 965, 969|
|# 46399 Aft 888 Plaza||858, 900, 900A, 904, 913, 964, 965, 969|
As you can see in the table above, there are several bus stops near 888 Plaza that are 5 minutes or less from the mall. The first few bus stops listed are the closest to the mall, so try to use the bus services listed for them if you have the choice.
Driving or Taking a Taxi to 888 Plaza in Woodlands
Driving or taking a taxi to 888 Plaza in Singapore can be a practical decision.
First of all, you can bypass headaches and time associated with transferring MRT lines and trying to connect with bus services. You can travel directly here without worrying about buying tickets along the way.
Furthermore, taking a taxi to 888 Plaza in Woodlands can be very cost-effective if you split the cost with other people. Meter prices in Singapore for taxis are reasonable. Splitting the cost makes it even cheaper to get around.
The official address for 888 Plaza in Woodlands is:
888 Woodlands Drive 50, Singapore 730888
You can get to 888 Plaza using major expressways such as BKE and SLE from southern areas of the city. Once you are in Woodlands, it’s easy to get to the mall with roads such as Woodlands Avenue 7.
What are the best places to stay near 888 Plaza?
The area around 888 isn’t particularly well known for accommodation options. Actually, there are very few places to stay near the mall.
Instead, most tourists in Singapore choose to stay in popular areas such as Chinatown and Marina Bay.
Orchard is popular with shoppers, and Little India is a convenient area with affordable eateries and budget hotels.
You can stay in one of these areas and then simply follow these directions on how to get to 888 Plaza in Singapore.
We recommend staying at any of the properties listed below if you want convenient access to public transportation (MRT) during your stay:
Raffles Singapore (5-star, 9.4/10 review score – commonly known as the top luxury hotel in the city (elegant, historical, and romantic). Learn how to get there.
Fullerton Hotel (5-star, 9.0/10 review score – ideally located near Raffles Place Station, overlooking scenic Boat Quay).
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score rating) – one of the most famous hotels in the world with a superb sky pool and observation deck.
The properties listed above are in the 5-star range. If you are looking for cheaper options, consider staying in Chinatown, Geylang, or Little India.
Itinerary Ideas in Woodlands
888 Plaza is just one of several shopping centres in Woodlands. Once you are in the area, you can use public bus services to shop at other malls during the same day.
Some of the most popular shopping centres near 888 Plaza include:
Woodlands North Plaza
Causeway Point is particularly convenient because it is right next to Woodlands MRT Station. The other malls are scattered throughout different parts of Woodlands and typically require 10-15 minute transport time from MRT
What about eating out in Woodlands?
Aside from the food courts at 888 Plaza, other places enjoy traditional Singaporean favourites.
There are a few hawker food centres worth visiting. Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre, for example, is a popular food centre with several famous dishes.
Marsiling Lane Food Centre is another popular and affordable place to eat.
A lot of people visit Woodlands for recreational activities.
Admiralty Park is connected to Woodlands Waterfront Park and is also quite close to
Marsiling Park and Woodlands Galaxy Community Club. You can capture breathtaking views of the Strait of Johor from Woodlands Waterfront Park.
Woodlands is a popular jumping-off point for day trips north to Peninsular Malaysia. Johor has several malls that are popular with Singaporeans. Legoland is also easy to access from Singapore.
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to 888 Plaza in Singapore provides you with all the options and info you need to get there fast and affordably.
The mall would be right beside an MRT station in a perfect world, but it isn’t. Therefore, you will have to decide whether you want to walk from Admiralty Station or Woodlands Station, or simply take a bus there.
If you plan on walking, Admiralty Station is without a doubt the most convenient of the two for getting to 888 Plaza!
Taking a public bus, taxi or private vehicle are other practical ways to get there. Always double-check traffic conditions before you plan your trip, though.
Make the most of your day in Woodlands Singapore!