Get to Alexandra Central super fast and easily with these specific steps.
In this comprehensive guide, we will outline all the steps on how to get to Alexandra Central Mall in Singapore. Whether you are visiting Singapore for a few days or staying there year-round, we will share all the information on getting to Alexandra Shopping Mall fast and affordably.
As you will learn, it’s pretty easy to get there using public transportation. Bus and MRT services are used all the time by commuters making their way to the Mall.
In this article, we will specifically outline how to:
- Select the correct type of MRT/bus tickets for your trip.
- Identify the best lines and station(s) if you are using the MRT network.
- Transfer from the MRT to bus services.
- Develop an itinerary of nearby shopping malls and food centres that are close to Alexandra Central Mall.
Singapore has an excellent public transport system that is much more environmentally friendly than taking a private vehicle to get around. We will emphasize how to get to the Mall efficiently and stress-free using public transport accessible to everyone in the city.
Shopping at Alexandra Central Mall in Singapore
Alexandra Central Mall is located at a busy, high-energy intersection where Alexandra Road meets Jalan Bukit Merah in Singapore. The Mall is strategically located beside one of Singapore’s most popular home furnishing stores – IKEA Alexandra.
It is physically attached to the most popular hotel in the Alexandra area – Park Hotel Alexandra (4-star, 8.6/10 review score, 715+ reviews).
When you visit Alexandra Central Mall’s three-storey layout, you will have a wide selection of gourmet food, fashion, and interior design products to choose from. It features an international food court with a broad selection of dishes.
There are also aesthetic and academic services at the Mall.
One of the benefits of shopping at Alexandra Central Mall in Singapore is that you will also have direct access to many other shopping centres and food centres in the area.
Aside from IKEA next door, there are several other interesting shopping malls within 5 minutes from Alexandra Central Mall.
Getting to Alexandra Central Mall via MRT
Step 1: Access the most convenient MRT Station.
The first step in getting to Alexandra Central Mall is walking, driving or taking a bus to the nearest MRT station.
If you live permanently in Singapore, you probably already have a station that you use quite frequently with any month. Jump down to step #2 if that’s you!
If you are visiting or planning a staycation in Singapore, staying close to an MRT station should be a priority. You will save money getting to Alexandra Central Mall and other points of interest in the city.
Try to be only a few minutes away to eliminate unnecessary time and money associated with taxi rides.
We have researched many popular accommodation websites to find conveniently located hotels in Singapore. Please refer to the list below if you are still planning your accommodation and itinerary:
Chic Capsule Otel (2-star, 8.5/10 review score, very close to Chinatown Station)
Hotel Bencoolen @ Hong Kong Street (4-star, 8.3/10 review score, very close to Clarke Quay Station)
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, very close to Bayfront Station)
All of the hotels listed above are within three or four minutes of their neighbouring stations.
With your room and location taken care of, start planning your route to Alexandra Central Mall.
Step 2: Plan on going to either Redhill or Queenstown MRT Station.
The section below will outline the best stations and lines for getting to Alexandra Central Mall.
To save time and money, you need to map out your trip so that you don’t waste your time trying to figure out where you need to transfer lines along the way!
Getting to Alexandra Central Mall – Line and Station Info
The two most convenient stations for getting to Alexandra Central Mall are Queenstown Station and Redhill Station.
Both of these stations are north of the Mall, with Queenstown being northwest and Redhill northeast.
Queenstown Station (EW-19) is located along Singapore’s East-West metro line, shown in green on the map.
It has two neighbouring stations:
Redhill Station (EW-18) is located along Singapore’s East-West (Green) Line and east of Queenstown Station.
If you plan your trip to either one of these stations, you should have no problem getting to Alexandra Central Mall. But do keep in mind that Queenstown is a bit closer to the Mall than Redhill.
Step 3: Buy a ticket for your trip to Alexandra Central.
The three main types of tickets for the MRT system in Singapore:
1) Singapore Tourist Passes
2) Stored Value Cards
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
We suggest that you buy a Singapore Tourist Pass for short trips to Singapore from abroad. It will cover both bus and train rides.
Singapore tourist passes are great if you have a very jam-packed itinerary.
Stored value cards are popular with Singaporeans and long-term guests. We used one of these while we figured out how to get to Alexandra Central Mall in Singapore. Buy one, top it up with a cash balance, and then tap and go through both bus and train systems.
You can buy single and multi-trip tickets in stations using the kiosk machines. Just avoid buying these during peak periods when stations are jammed.
Step 4: Take the MRT to Queenstown or Redhill Station.
Ride the MRT to Queenstown or Redhill Station.
You may have to make a few line transfers en route to these. Standard transfer stations to Queenstown or Redhill include Outram Park and Buona Vista because these connect other lines to the East-West Line.
Step 5: Get off the train.
Alight at Queenstown or Redhill Station and bring your items.
Step 6: Exit Queenstown or Redhill Station.
Once you are off the train, it’s time to select the correct exit to get to Alexandra Central Mall.
Exiting Queenstown Station
Queenstown MRT station has 4 exits to choose from (A, B, C and D).
Typically, people select Exit A or C when they are walking to Alexandra Central Mall from the station. (See walking directions below in step 7).
Exiting Redhill Station
Redhill MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station, A and B.
Similar to Queenstown, select Exit A at Redhill Station.
Step 7: Walk, or take the bus to Alexandra Central Mall (Bus is the more popular option).
Due to the distance and Singapore’s heat, it is more common for people to take a short bus ride from these stations than walk. But it’s your choice, and it depends on the time of day and your fitness level.
We will provide directions on walking from Queenstown Station to Alexandra Central Mall, and then bus directions from both!
Walking directions from Queenstown Station to Alexandra Central.
Take Exit A from the station and walk across the sky bridge to the south side of Commonwealth Avenue. Once you are on Commonwealth Avenue, walk east until you reach Alexandra Road.
Turn right (south onto) Alexandra Road.
Walk south along Alexandra Road until you see Alexandra Central to your left at the corner of Jalan Bukit Merah and Alexandra Road. You will pass IKEA Alexandra directly before it.
Cross the road if needed and enter the mall!.
How long is the walk from Queenstown Station to Alexandra Central Mall in Singapore?
The distance from Queenstown Station to Alexandra Central Mall is approximately 1.2 km. You can expect this to take about 12 to 15 minutes of walking time.
Taking a Bus from MRT Stations to Alexandra Central
In the section above, we outlined how to get to Alexandra Central Mall by walking from Queenstown Station.
The section below will outline how to take a bus from Queenstown and Redhill station to the Mall.
After that, we will describe how you can use a private shuttle bus from neighbouring stations on weekends and public holidays to Alexandra Central.
Public Bus Services from MRT Stations to Alexandra Central Mall
Bus from Queenstown Station to Alexandra Central Mall
Use at Exit C at Queenstown Station.
Turn right when you exit the station, take the escalator and stairs down.
Find the bus stop and wait there for Bus 195.
Board Bus 195 and stay on it until you are close to Alexandra Central Mall.
Press the bell on the bus to ensure that the driver knows that you want to get off!
Bus from Redhill Station to Alexandra Central Mall
Use Exit A at Redhill Station to catch get to the bus stop.
Turn right when you exit the station. Walk straight across the road, and then turn right.
You should see a covered bus stop that will protect you from rain and Singapore’s intense sun.
You have a choice of two buses here: Bus 33 or Bus 120.
Alight from the bus when you are close to Alexandra Central Mall.
Are you also shopping at IKEA? Try using IKEA’s Free Shuttle Bus.
Remember that Alexandra Central Mall is directly south of IKEA Alexandra. Therefore, you can shop at both places during the same visit by using IKEA’s free shuttle bus service.
IKEA Alexandra first introduced their free shuttle bus service in 2016 from the following three stations:
Buona Vista Station
Tiong Bahru Station
The shuttle bus service was operating before the COVID pandemic but closed during it. So this service should resume when things get back to normal.
The free shuttle service operates on weekends and public holidays but not on weekdays.
In this detailed guide, you can get all the information about taking the free IKEA Alexandra Shuttle Bus Service.
Getting to Alexandra Central Mall by Car
Alexandra Central Mall is located at the corner of Alexandra Road and Jalan Bukit Merah.
The official address for the Mall is:
321 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159971
It is common for people to drive to Alexandra Central Mall as well.
There are multiple ways to get there using some of these popular roads:
Jalan Bukit Merah
If you are staying in Marina Bay, the driving time to the Mall is about 15 minutes. It is 12 minutes from Chinatown.
Should you stay at a hotel near Alexandra Central Mall?
There is one convenient hotel that is directly attached to Alexandra Central Mall:
Park Hotel Alexandra (4-star, 8.6/10 score based on 715+ reviews)
Bus aside from this great property, there aren’t nearly as many rooms to choose from compared to Marina Bay, Orchard, and Chinatown. So, if you are working or planning on having a shopping trip here, it makes sense to stay close. Otherwise, consider staying elsewhere.
You can stay here and conveniently walk to other shopping malls and food centres in less than 5 minutes. Alexandra has a lot of malls and restaurants that cater to all budgets.
Ideally, this comprehensive guide on how to get to Alexandra Central Mall in Singapore has been useful!
Regardless of whether you are taking the bus or MRT, it’s pretty easy to get there without too much stress.
You can quickly put together a 1-day itinerary that includes Alexandra Central and other points of interest. Remember, Alexandra in Singapore is known for shopping and food centres.
Don’t forget to check them out!
- IKEA Alexandra
- Alexandra Village Food Centre
- ABC Brickworks Food Centre
- Dawson Place Shopping Mall
- Queensway Shopping Centre
- Anchorpoint Shopping Centre
You might want to do some shopping, followed by a meal at one of the hawker centres, followed by some more shopping. If you are taking public transport, remember to inquire about shipping services if you buy large products.
Please reach out to us if you have any additional questions about getting to Alexandra Central Mall in Singapore or other malls throughout the city.