Get to Admiralty Park in Woodlands Singapore super fast with these directions.
Here is the step-by-step guide on how to get to Admiralty Park in Singapore.
You can get to Admiralty Park using various forms of public transportation, as well as driving and parking there.
We will focus on the following modes of transportation to get you there as fast and affordably as possible:
Admiralty Park, similar to other points of interest in Woodlands Singapore, requires some planning to get there efficiently. It is pretty far north relative to downtown, so you can definitely save time (and money) knowing all the different transportation options that are available.
We will answer the following questions by the end of this article:
What is the best MRT station to access Admiralty Park in Singapore?
Is it better to walk or take a bus from the closest MRT Station?
What are the ticket options for getting to the park?
What else can you check out during your visit to Admiralty Park in Woodlands?
In the section below, we will first share some vital visitor information about Admiralty Park in Singapore, and then we will explain how to get there.
Admiralty Park in Woodlands – Visitor Information
Admiralty Park is a 27-hectare recreational area in Woodlands, Singapore. It is a very popular venue for nature enthusiasts, families with children and exercise enthusiasts.
Due to the beautiful undulating terrain at Admiralty Park, you can explore scenic trails here and the largest selection of slides of any park in Singapore. At the time of writing, there are 26 slides to enjoy, which are spread over three main play areas:
- Junior Play
- Adventure Play
- Family Terracing Play
Kids love visiting Admiralty Park, but the facilities here encourage interaction between people of different ages. Aside from all the impressive slides, there is also an inclusive playground that allows children of all ages to participate.
Aside from family-friendly activities, Admiralty Park has beautiful natural habitats to explore. Throughout the 27-hectare, you can see monkeys in the wild, tons of butterflies, birds and exotic flora.
To summarize, some of the most popular activities at Admiralty Park include:
– Running and jogging
– Bird watching
– Playing at Admiralty Park Playground
– Sliding down one of the 26 outdoor slides
– Nature photography
You can also choose from three different venues that can be rented for private functions:
– Lawn Area
– Activity Plaza
Needless to say, there is a lot to see and do at Admiralty Park in Woodlands Singapore. And once you are here, it’s easy to access Woodlands Waterfront Park to the north using the park connector.
Getting to Admiralty Park in Singapore using MRT and Bus
Step 1: Plan your route – lines, stations and transfer information.
You can access Admiralty Park in Singapore using Woodlands North MRT Station (TE1) or Woodlands MRT Station (NS9/TE2).
Woodlands North Station is the first station on the Thomson East Coast Line (shown in brown colour on Singapore’s metro maps), whereas Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2) is the second station on the same line and the ninth station on the North-South Line (shown in red).
At the time of writing, the Thomson East Coast Line segments are still under construction, but Woodlands North Station is open.
The North-South Line, operational for years, can also get to Woodlands Station (1 station south of Woodlands North Station).
MRT Transfer Information
When taking the MRT to Admiralty Park, you likely have to make a transfer or two unless you are staying along the North-South or the Thomson East Coast Line (when it is fully open).
The North-South Line will be the mainline for most commuters until the Thomson East Coast Line is completed all the way south of the city centre. Stations 1-3 are currently completed, with the remaining stations under construction.
The primary transfer stations to get on the North-South Line include
Bishan (transfer between the North-South and Downtown Line)
Jurong East (transfer between the North-South and East-West Line)
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)
And, in the future, the most popular stations to get on the Thomson East Coast Line will include:
Marina Bay (transfer between the North-South, Thomson East Coast, and Circle Line)
Outram Park (transfer between the East-West, North-East and Thomson East Coast Line)
Orchard (transfer between the North-South and Thomson East Coast Line)
Stevens (transfer between the Downtown and Thomson East Coast Line)
Caldecott (transfer between the Circle and Thomson East Coast Line)
Woodlands (transfer between the North-South and Thomson East Coast Line)
Refer to the metro map and plan any transfers.
Step 2: Access the most convenient MRT station to begin your trip to Admiralty Park.
Staying close to a station in the city makes life a lot easier getting around, and getting to Admiralty Park is no exception.
We strongly recommend booking a place to stay within walking distance of an MRT station.
Here are some of the apparent benefits of being strategically located:
- No taxi fees
- Avoiding time spent in traffic
- Eliminates parking fees
- Time spent parking your vehicle becomes zero.
If you are staying in Singapore (long-term) like a resident or citizen, you probably already have a station you use. Jump down to the next step below.
However, if you are booking a room in Singapore, take your time and select the best area in terms of convenience and cost. We have included three sample properties below, which are at different price levels.
These are 3 minutes or less (walking distance) from 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)
Reading over verified reviews is a critical process before booking a room in Singapore. Check out all your options before confirming where to stay.
Step 3: Buy your ticket/card to get to Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2) or Woodlands North Station (TE1).
You can choose from three main types of tickets/cards on your way to Admiralty Park.
1) Stored Value Cards
2) Singapore Tourist Passes
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
We decided to use a stored-value card while learning how to get to Admiralty Park in Singapore. Once you buy one, it can be used on trains and buses all over the place.
Tourist Passes are another great option if you are in Singapore for a short stay (1-3 days). If you are visiting from abroad with busy plans look into a Tourist Pass. You have to travel a lot in the city to make the cost worthwhile, though.
You can also buy traditional single journey and multiple journey tickets for your ride to Admiralty Park. Just head to a ticketing kiosk in your first station, and you should be good to go.
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2) or Woodlands North Station (TE1).
Eventually, when the Thomson-East Coast Line fully opens, you will have some flexibility in terms of getting off at Woodlands North Station or Woodlands Station.
For the time being, Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2) will be the better station to use for most people because it’s on the fully open North-South Line.
Step 5: Alight at Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2) or Woodlands North Station (TE1).
Select your preferred station and get off when you arrive.
Step 6: Exit your station of choice.
Exiting Woodlands North Station
Woodlands North MRT Station (TE1) is built underground, and it’s the northernmost (terminal) station of Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).
You will arrive at Basement Level 2 of Woodlands North Station.
Follow the station signs, and travel up to Ground Level 1 to access the exits.
Woodlands North Station has two exits, A and B.
Take Exit A.
Exiting Woodlands Station
Woodlands MRT Station (NS9/TE2) is an interchange station within the Woodlands Regional Centre planning subzone. You can transfer between the North-South Line and the Thomson East Coast Line.
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).
Take Exit 3 to access the bus interchange.
Step 7: Walk or bus from the station to Admiralty Park.
Walking Directions from Woodlands Station
If you plan on using Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2) to access Admiralty Park, then you can either walk or take the bus from the station.
To walk from the station to the park, take Exit 3 and walk northeast to Woodlands Avenue 2.
Walk west along Woodlands Avenue 2 until you reach the intersection with Woodlands Avenue 5 and Woodlands Avenue 9.
You can either enter Admiralty Park in the northwestern corner of this intersection. Continue walking until you reach your point of interest in the park.
Bus Directions from Woodlands Station
From the station walk to Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub.
Wait for Bus 903 or Bus 169.
Get on the bus and travel to Stop Blk 18 on Bus 903, or travel to Ang Mo Kio Stop on Bus 169.
Walk to the park from either one of these stations.
Is it faster to walk or take the bus from Woodlands Station to Admiralty Park?
The walk from Woodlands Station to the central area of Admiralty Park should take you about 12-15 minutes (it is 1.3 km).
However, the bus ride also takes around 15 minutes when you include stops along the way and a short walk from the nearest bus stop.
Walking Directions from Woodlands North Station
If you plan on using Woodlands North Station, you have a few options to reach Admiralty Park:
- Walk directly from the station to the park.
- Cycle, or….
- Wait and take a bus from the station to the park.
It’s really up to you, but if you are planning on exercising at the park, then you might as well walk or cycle there!
To walk there, you can either go north or south from the station because there is an entrance at both ends of the park.
North of the station, walk along Woodlands North Coast Road.
Walk north and then turn left on Admiralty Road West.
Keep walking west on Admiralty Road West turn left again to enter the park.
South of the station, walk along Republic Link and turn right onto Republic Crescent.
Continue walking south until you see some Admiralty Park paths on the right side of the road. Enter the park.
Bus Directions from Woodlands North Station
Take Bus 856 from the bus stop beside the station.
Get off at one of the stops along Admiralty Road. Walk to the park.
Is it faster to walk or take the bus from Woodlands North Station to Admiralty Park?
Walking and taking the bus from the station should take 10-15 minutes to get to Admiralty Park.
Getting to Admiralty Park by Public Bus
Taking a bus to Admiralty Park is a practical decision. It’s affordable and well-integrated with the MRT.
Refer to the table below, which summarizes the closest stations to Admiralty Park and the bus servicing each one.
|Bus Stop||Bus Numbers|
|#46269 Republic Poly||169, 169A, 169B|
|#46309 Opp Progen Bldg||903, 903M|
|#47019 Aft W’Lands Waterfront Pk||856|
|#47011 Bef W’Lands Waterfront Pk||856|
These are the four closest bus stops to Admiralty Park. Not all of them service the same entrance, but they are all within 5 minutes or less of one of the entrances.
Driving or Taking a Taxi to Admiralty Park
Driving or taking a taxi to Admiralty Park is a practical decision for a few reasons.
First of all, there is a parking lot at the south and north entrance to the park.
You can conveniently park and then walk directly to your favourite place in the park. Secondly, Admiralty Park isn’t directly connected with the MRT, so most people will have to take a bus (or walk) eventually to get there anyway.
Splitting the taxi cost with other commuters can make it an affordable place to visit, but remember to check traffic conditions before heading there.
The official address for Admiralty Park is:
6A Admiralty Rd, Singapore 732006
BKE and SLE are two popular expressways for getting up to Admiralty Park from southern areas of the city.
What are the best places to stay near Admiralty Park?
You won’t find too many places to stay near Admiralty Park, unfortunately. It’s a popular recreational area for domestic tourists, but a lot of people simply go home after visiting here.
Instead, most tourists in Singapore choose to stay in popular areas such as
You can stay in one of these areas and then simply follow these directions on how to get to Admiralty Park in Singapore.
We recommend staying at any of the properties listed below if you want convenient access to public transportation (MRT) during your stay:
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.
Raffles Singapore (5-star, 9.4/10 review score – commonly known as the top luxury hotel in the city (elegant, historical, and romantic).
Fullerton Hotel (5-star, 9.0/10 review score – perfectly located near Raffles Place Station, overlooking scenic Boat Quay).
You can find cheaper properties in Chinatown if you are on a budget. Chinatown Station is close to many of the hotels and hostels, making for convenient access to public transportation.
Itinerary Ideas in Woodlands after Admiralty Park
Admiralty Park is connected to Woodlands Waterfront Park and also quite close to
Marsiling Park and Woodlands Galaxy Community Club.
You can also explore several shopping malls in Woodlands after a visit to Admiralty Park.
Here are some of the most popular malls near the park:
Woodlands North Plaza
What about eating out in Woodlands?
If you are planning on eating out in Woodlands, then why not consider a local, affordable hawker meal?
Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre, for example, is a popular food centre with several famous dishes to sample.
Marsiling Lane Food Centre is another ‘hawker’ option.
With Woodlands being a jumping-off point to Peninsular Malaysia, there are lots of places to explore to the north.
Legoland, for example, is a popular day-trip destination from Singapore and worth checking out.
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Admiralty Park in Singapore has effectively summarized all the different transportation options for you!
Always consider the traffic conditions before you go to the park. If traffic is heavy, bypass some of it with the MRT and then walk, cycle or take the bus from Woodlands, or Woodlands North Station.
Driving is super easy, and so too is taking a taxi there.
If possible, try to visit the park during the morning or late afternoon (to evening). You will avoid peak temperatures when the slides and playground facilities are not as hot!