Get to Bishan North Shopping Mall as fast as possible using the MRT!
Welcome to our guide on how to get to Bishan North Shopping Mall by MRT in Singapore.
One of the coolest things about using Singapore’s extensive MRT network to get around to places like Bishan North Shopping Mall is that you can pretty well access every area of the city.
Even though Bishan North Shopping Mall is not located right downtown, or in a popular sightseeing area, you can still quickly get there cheaply and easily.
This guide will share all the information you need to know to access Bishan North Shopping Mall using the MRT network. And this information will include everything you need to know about MRT lines, stations and tickets.
Like many malls in Singapore, you can get to Bishan North Shopping Mall using several stations which are on different lines.
We will summarize all the closest stations and how long it should take from each one to reach the mall.
Shopping at Bishan North Shopping Mall in Singapore
Bishan North Shopping Mall, as its name suggests, is located north of the city centre in Bishan. Visitors to the mall consider it to be a very convenient ‘self-contained’ place to buy anything you are looking for at affordable prices.
The Mall has several coffee shops, supermarkets, and restaurants to choose from.
You can also head to Bishan North Shopping Mall if you are looking for housewares, dried goods, bakeries, pharmacies, optics, health, beauty products, optical, eyewear, kid’s clothing, salons, and jewellery.
There are several phone repair shops, a florist and some traditional medicine halls as well.
Parking is also available if you decide to drive there as opposed to taking the MRT.
Getting to Bishan North Shopping Mall via MRT
Step 1: Plan your route – the best stations and lines.
The best station for getting to Bishan North Shopping Mall 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.
You can take either one of these lines to reach the mall.
Step 2: Buy an MRT card to reach Bishan North Shopping Mall.
Consider using one of these transportation cards when getting to Bishan North Shopping Mall
Stored Value Cards
Technically, both of these work in a similar way.
The Tourist Pass offers a great way to save money for visitors to Singapore.
All that needs to be done is tap the card to enter or exit the MRT network. Plan to use the MRT a lot over the course of a few days to get the most out of the pass.
We used a stored value card to go to Bishan North Shopping Mall via MRT.
The fare to the destination is automatically deducted from the card. Locals use the same card, topping up the balance when needed.
Step 3: Walk to the nearest MRT station.
Booking accommodation near an MRT station is a great way to save time and money while staying in Singapore.
Using the MRT network is a dependable, pocket-friendly and greener alternative to constantly driving your own vehicle. Plus, you won’t have to deal with parking charges, vehicle exhaust or traffic jams.
Tons of hotels and hostels are adjacent to stations, enabling a speedy journey to places like Bishan North Shopping Mall.
Two hotels that have been praised for their exceptional hospitality and nearby access to stations are:
Marina Bay Sands Hotel (right beside Bayfront Station)
Fullerton Hotel (right beside Raffles Place Station)
We always recommend staying in Marina Bay if you can afford it! The views are awesome, and it’s well connected by the MRT.
But, if you’re looking for a cheaper area, look at Chinatown hotels.
Step 4: Take the MRT to Bishan Station (CC15/NS17).
If you want to access Bishan North Shopping Mall via MRT, follow the route map to Bishan Station (CC15/NS17).
Remember that you can take the Circle Line (Orange) or North-South Line (Red) to access it.
Expect to hear verbal announcements on the train as you approach the station.
Step 5: Alight at Bishan Station (CC15/NS17).
Get off the train when you arrive at Bishan Station (CC15/NS17).
Double-check that you didn’t leave anything behind before getting off!
Step 6: Travel from the station platforms to the best exit for walking to Bishan North Shopping Mall.
Upon arrival at Bishan Station, it’s important to navigate your way to the best exit quickly.
This will make your transfer to Bishan North Shopping Mall faster and less stressful.
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
According to the station layout, you will get off at a different level depending on which line you are travelling on.
The North-South Line trains stop at Level B1, whereas the Circle Line trains stop at Level B3.
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 if you want to walk or take the bus to Bishan North Shopping Mall.
Step 7: Walk or bus from Bishan Station to Bishan North Shopping Mall.
Depending on your preference and time, you can either walk or bus to Bishan North Shopping Mall from Bishan Station.
Below, we will explain how to access the mall both ways, and you can choose what works best for you.
Walk across Bishan Road using the overhead pedestrian walkway.
Wait at the following bus stop:
Opp Bishan Stn – Stop ID: 53239
Then get on one of the following buses:
Stay on the bus just for a few stops and then get off at
Bishan Nth Shop Mall – Stop ID: 53381
Walk directly from the bus stop straight to the eastern entrance of Bishan North Shopping Mall.
From the station exit, walk north along Bishan Road.
Turn left onto Bishan Street 22.
Walk northwest along Bishan Street 22.
Continue walking on Bishan Street 22 all the way to Bishan North Shopping Mall.
Enter Bishan North Shopping Mall using the eastern entrance.
How long is the walk from Bishan Station (CC15/NS17) to Bishan North Shopping Mall?
The walk from Bishan Station to Bishan North Shopping Mall should take 13-14 minutes.
It is about 1.1 km northwest of the station.
Alternative Stations to Access Bishan North Shopping Mall
Getting to Bishan North Shopping Mall via MRT is straightforward, but do keep in mind that several MRT stations can be used to get there.
We have primarily focused on getting there from Bishan Station. Refer to the summary table below for the options out there:
Distance to Bishan North Shopping Mall
Time and transport details to Bishan North Shopping Mall
|Bishan Station (CC15/NS17)||1.1 km||13-minute walk
4-minute bus ride
|Marymount (CC16)||1.4 km||17-minute walk
15-minute bus ride
|Bright Hill (TE7)||1.8 km||22-minute walk
12-minute bus ride
|Upper Thomson (TE8)||2.0 km||25-minute walk
23-minute bus ride
What else to visit near the mall?
Bishan North Shopping Mall isn’t located in a prime sightseeing area but there are several malls and public outdoor areas worth exploring that aren’t too far away.
Suppose you’re interested in doing more shopping. In that case, you can easily take a short bus ride from Bishan North to any of the following shopping centres:
Junction 8 (Info and Directions)
Sin Ming Plaza (Info and Directions)
Thomson Plaza (Info and Directions)
Junction 8 is a particularly convenient mall because it’s right beside Bishan Station.
Alternatively, if you are an outdoor enthusiast or want to get some exercise, head to
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. It is only a few minutes walk north of Bishan North Shopping Mall.
Some additional outdoor spaces include:
TreeTop Walk (Directions)
Windsor Nature Park
MacRitchie Nature Trail
There are a few great golf courses west of Bishan North Shopping Mall (SICC Millennium Golf Course and Singapore Island Country Club).
Where to stay near Bishan North Shopping Mall?
You won’t find many hotels near Bishan North Shopping Mall, unfortunately. Instead, people tend to stay a bit further south, closer to the city centre.
Many hotels are located along Balestier Road, north of Tan Tock Seng Hospital (Directions). This is a good area if you want to be north of the city centre but still close enough to points of interest such as Bishan North Shopping Mall.
Expect to find reasonable prices for rooms along Balestier Road since most are classified as 2, 3 or 4-star properties.
You might want to start looking at these properties first:
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.
Hopefully, you now know how to get to Bishan North Shopping Mall by MRT!
Due to its unique location, you have some choice in which station to exit from the MRT network.
Then once you exit your station of choice, you can either walk or take a bus to the mall.
Bishan Station (CC15/NS17) is likely to be the best one for accessing Bishan North Shopping Mall (13-minute walk or 4-minute bus ride).
You could also use one of the following stations:
Bright Hill (TE7)
Upper Thomson (TE8)
The walking times from these stations range from 17 to 25 minutes. Therefore, for most commuters it makes more sense to take the bus because it’s faster.
Expect the bus times to range from 12 to 23 minutes (including walking to and from the bus stops).
Once you have finished shopping at Bishan North Shopping Mall, head north to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park or south to Junction 8 Mall.