Access Bukit Panjang Plaza super fast and affordably with the steps outlined below.
In this article, we will explain how to get to Bukit Panjang Plaza by MRT. And by ‘explain’, we mean outline every single step along the way to this popular mall in Singapore.
Fortunately, Singapore’s extensive network conveniently serves Bukit Panjang Plaza, making this trip relatively straightforward. While reading this article, you will learn which stations, lines and transfers you should be familiar with.
Taking the MRT to Bukit Panjang Plaza is a wise decision for several reasons. First of all, you will altogether bypass all road traffic on the way there. Secondly, you don’t have to worry about parking your vehicle or spending time parking it.
Singapore’s MRT network consists of several lines, making it easy to access Bukit Panjang Plaza regardless of which area of the city you are staying in.
Shopping at Bukit Panjang Plaza in Singapore
Bukit Panjang Plaza (BPP) is a popular shopping centre in the residential area of Bukit Panjang – an area in the north-western region of Singapore. It consists of four floors of retail space spanning an area of approximately 215,000 square feet (20,000 m2) and two-car park levels.
With its convenient location beside Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange, Bukit Panjang Plaza welcomes visitors from neighbouring residential complexes such as Bukit Panjang, Cashew Park, Chestnut Drive and Hillview.
It’s common to see families and independent shoppers heading to Bukit Panjang Plaza from nearby city precincts such as Teck Whye, Choa Chu Kang and Upper Bukit Timah. The mall isn’t particularly close to the downtown core, but convenient MRT services connect commuters with southern areas of Singapore.
When you visit Bukit Panjang Plaza, you can expect to have a large selection of shops, services and places to eat. The customer service counter is on Level 2 of the mall, and free Wi-Fi is available for guests. Parking is available and is charged per hour or per visit, depending on when you arrive.
Several other shopping malls are close to Bukit Panjang Plaza, which opens up some itinerary ideas for this area of Singapore.
Getting to Bukit Panjang Plaza by MRT
Step 1: Plan your lines and potential transfers to the mall.
To reach Bukit Panjang Plaza as fast as possible, you should plan your route before heading to the first station.
The most convenient MRT station for accessing Bukit Panjang Plaza is Bukit Panjang Station (DT1). Due to the names, you should have no problem remembering the station.
Bukit Panjang Station (DT1) is the first station on the Downtown MRT Line, shown in dark blue on Singapore’s metro map.
MRT Transfer Information to reach the Downtown Line
Many commuters in Singapore don’t stay along the Downtown Line. Therefore, knowing where you can transfer to the Downtown Line will make your trip faster.
We have summarized the most popular interchange stations that you can use en route to Bukit Panjang Plaza:
Botanic Gardens (transfer between the Circle Line and Downtown Line)
Newton (transfer between the North-South and Downtown Line)
Little India (transfer between the North-East and Downtown Line)
Bugis (transfer between the East-West Line and Downtown Line)
Promenade, Bayfront, Marina Bay and Chinatown Station also access the Downtown Line.
Now it’s time to begin your trip to Bukit Panjang Plaza.
Step 2: Access the most convenient MRT station.
Booking a room in a strategic area of Singapore will save you a lot of headaches, not to mention time and money as well.
As a recommendation, try to stay within 500 meters or less of an MRT station. You will get to Bukit Panjang Plaza faster and save money getting to other places because there will be no need for taxis or parking fees.
We have included three hotels below that are in ideal locations at different price ranges:
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)
If you are travelling with children refer to our comprehensive guide on where to stay as a family in Singapore.
Step 3: Purchase a ticket to reach Bukit Panjang Plaza using MRT services.
You can use several tickets/cards to reach Bukit Panjang Plaza via MRT. And the one you choose comes down to how long you are in the city, and how frequently you plan on travelling to different areas/attractions?
For short trips to Singapore (for example, 1-3 days), consider buying a Tourist Pass. These are popular because you don’t have to wait in lines and you can use them on both buses and trains.
Stored value cards are popular with long-term guests to Singapore and people living in the city.
We used a stored value card while discovering how to get to Bukit Panjang Plaza by MRT. Once you buy a card, simply top it up to tap and go on both buses and trains.
You can get a single journey and multiple journey tickets at a machine at your first station. Therefore, you can get to Bukit Panjang Plaza using any ticket options, but consider your circumstances before buying one.
Step 4: Travel on the MRT to Bukit Panjang Station (DT1), completing any necessary transfers along the way.
Ride the MRT to Bukit Panjang Station (DT1) on the Downtown Line. Some commuters will have to make at least one transfer to get on the correct line.
Step 5: Get off the train at Bukit Panjang Station (DT1).
Alight at Bukit Panjang Station (DT1).
Don’t forget to bring all your stuff with you.
Step 6: Exit Bukit Panjang Station by following station signs.
Bukit Panjang Station is made up of an MRT and LRT component. The MRT station is part of the Downtown Line (DTL), whereas the LRT component is part of the Bukit Panjang LRT line (BPLRT).
The integrated station is located at the junction of Upper Bukit Timah Road and Petir Road, close to Bukit Panjang Plaza.
The Downtown Line MRT component of Bukit Panjang Station is built underground, underneath Upper Bukit Timah Road, whereas the BPLRT station is overground, next to Petir Road.
If you are travelling to Bukit Panjang Plaza via MRT, you will arrive at Basement Level 3.
There are three exits at ground level (A1, A2, B) to choose from.
Take Exit A from Bukit Panjang Station.
Step 7: Walk directly from Bukit Panjang Station (DT1) to Bukit Panjang Plaza.
After you leave the station through Exit A, you can walk directly to Bukit Panjang Plaza.
Exit A will bring you out onto Upper Bukit Timah Road.
Head directly east along the small pathway until you reach Jelebu Road.
Continue walking along Jelebu Road until you see Bukit Panjang Plaza to your northeast.
You can enter the mall using either the south or west entrance.
How long does it take to walk from Bukit Panjang Station to Bukit Panjang Plaza?
The walk from Bukit Panjang Station to Bukit Panjang Plaza is about 350 minutes which should take you about 4 minutes.
Alternatively, you can also walk along Petir Road or Bukit Panjang to reach the Plaza. Add 2-3 minutes to your walking time with these routes.
What are the best hotels in Bukit Panjang near the mall?
Unfortunately, Bukit Panjang has a pile of residential complexes, but it is not known for hotels or hostels.
It is pretty far north of the main tourist belt near the city centre.
Bugis, Little India and Marina Bay are convenient areas to stay if you take the MRT to Bukit Panjang. They are well serviced Downtown MRT Line making it possible to head to sightseeing areas in the city centre and northern attractions.
You might want to consider staying at Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score rating) downtown.
It features a superb sky pool and observation deck. You can get there by using Bayfront Station, part of the Downtown Line. The walk to the MRT station is super quick and convenient, making for an efficient trip.
Accommodation in Little India tends to be very affordable relative to Marina Bay, but review scores tend to be lower. Always double-check review scores before booking a place to stay.
Although Bukit Panjang may not be at the top of the list for tourists in the city, it’s popular with locals featuring several shopping malls, food centres and outdoor recreational spaces.
Some of the most popular shopping malls in Bukit Panjang are:
Greenridge Shopping Centre
Junction 10 (located along the border of Bukit Panjang)
Fajar Shopping Centre
If you follow the directions outlined in this article to Bukit Panjang Plaza, getting to Junction 10 and Hillion Mall is easy. They are both within walking distance of Bukit Panjang Station.
Bukit Panjang has LRT services for residents and guests to the area.
You can take the Downtown Line to Bukit Panjang MRT Station and transfer to the LRT. Then, use LRT to reach various neighbourhoods in the area.
There are some awesome outdoor recreational areas in Bukit Panjang to explore with children. Exercise enthusiasts and nature lovers also head to the following areas for some fun outdoors:
Zhenghua Nature Park
Chestnut Nature Park and the Observation Tower
Pang Sua Pond
Dairy Farm Nature Park
If you want to try some traditional hawker dishes while in Bukit Panjang, then travel to Kim San Leng Food Centre. Food is delicious and quite affordable if you are following a budget!
If you were wondering how to get to Bukit Panjang Plaza by MRT, then hopefully, this guide has provided you with all the information you need.
Getting there fast and affordably using public transportation is essential!
Planning your route to Bukit Panjang Station (DT1) in advance can save you a pile of time.
Once transfers are sorted, take the Downtown Line straight to the station and use Exit A. The walk to the Plaza is short and sweet, taking under 5 minutes. Since the walk from the station to Bukit Panjang Plaza is so short, taking a bus is probably not the most practical decision (unless it’s raining outside).