Get to Causeway Point – a great shopping mall in Woodlands super fast and affordably with this guide.
This step-by-step guide will outline how to get to Causeway Point by MRT.
Singapore has an extensive MRT network that makes it easy to get all over the city, and getting to Causeway Point is no exception.
If you are wondering, Causeway Point is the 7th largest suburban shopping centre in Singapore. Since it is located in Woodlands, north of the city centre, you have to be quite familiar with Singapore’s MRT stations, lines, and transfers to make it there fast and affordably.
We will answer these specific questions in this guide:
What is the best kind of MRT ticket for getting to Causeway Point?
Can you walk from the closest station to Causeway Point?
How long does it take to get from Marina Bay Sands to Causeway Point using the MRT?
What else should you visit during a trip to Woodlands?
We will first start by sharing important visitor information about Causeway Point, and then we will outline each and every step on how to get there via MRT.
Shopping at Causeway Point – Visitor Information
Causeway Point is a popular suburban shopping mall in Woodlands. In case you are not familiar, Woodlands is located in the northern area of Singapore, not far from the border with Malaysia. It is considered one of the largest malls in Singapore (7th largest) and features over 250 retail outlets.
Causeway Point opened its doors way back in 1998, making it the first large shopping centre to open in Woodlands. In 2010, Causeway had a significant renovation to modernize the shopping centre. Currently, it consists of 5 retail floors a basement.
It is known as a family-friendly shopping centre with parents’ rooms located beside the toilets on each level. Nursery rooms are available for young children.
Some additional services at Causeway Point include:
- Free WiFi for shoppers
- Parking for vehicles and motorcycles
- ATM machines – POSB / AXS, OCBC
- Customer Service (Level 2 of the mall)
Due to its strong reputation, excellent stores and strong service standards, Causeway Point has won numerous awards in Singapore over the years.
Getting to Causeway Point using MRT
Step 1: Plan your route: Stations, Lines and Potential Transfers.
The section below will summarize the most important station, line, and transfer information for getting to Causeway Point via MRT.
Remember, getting there fast means knowing where to go without delays along the way.
MRT Station and Line Information
The most convenient station for getting to Causeway point is
Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2)
Woodlands Station is part of two different MRT lines in Singapore:
North-South Line (shown in red colour on metro maps)
Thomson East Coast Line (shown in brown colour on metro maps)
The North-South Line has been operating for years, whereas specific segments of the Thomson East Coast Line are still being built at the time of writing. Therefore, always check to see which stations on the Thomson East Coast Line are operational before planning your trip.
MRT Transfer Information
When taking the MRT to Causeway Point, your priority should be to get on the North-South Line or the Thomson East Coast Line as you as possible.
The faster you can access one of these lines, the better.
But keep in mind that some sections of the Thomson East Coast Line still are not complete, so the North-South Line will be the main line for most commuters.
The primary transfer stations to get on the North-South Line bound for Causeway Point are:
Dhoby Ghaut (transfer between the North-South, North-East and Circle Line)
Newton (transfer between the North-South and Downtown Line)
Bishan (transfer between the North-South and Downtown Line)
Jurong East (transfer between the North-South and East-West Line)
Check where you start your trip and plan out any potential transfers before beginning your trip to Causeway Point in Singapore.
Step 2: Walk to the closest station and begin your MRT ride to Causeway Point.
If you are staying in Singapore (resident), skip down to #3 below.
Make it a priority to stay as close as possible to an MRT station while you are in the city. The last thing you want to do is stay too far away and rely on continuous taxi rides to stations or other points of interest in Singapore.
Staying within 500 m or less of an MRT station will save you time, money and headaches. No parking fees, no taxi meters to worry about and avoiding traffic jams are a few of the clear benefits of using the MRT to reach Causeway Point.
And, let’s not forget about environmentally-friendly transportation!
According to our research, the three properties below are within 3 minutes walking distance from their neighbouring stations. We included three sample properties at different price ranges to get you started with your search!
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)
People debate which is the best area to stay in Singapore.
But, what it comes down to is your personal preferences and circumstances.
We strongly suggest staying close to an MRT station regardless of which area of the city you want to call home base.
Step 3: Purchase either a ticket or card to reach Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
You can choose from three main types of tickets/cards for getting to Causeway Point via MRT:
1) Stored Value Cards
2) Singapore Tourist Passes
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
We used a stored-value card while learning how to get to Causeway Point by MRT, but you may prefer a Tourist Pass or traditional tickets depending on your circumstances.
For example, stored value cards are great if you stay in the city and want to use the same card on buses and trains.
Tourist Passes are popular with foreign tourists spending 1-3 days in the city. If you have busy plans, consider getting one to save serious money getting around over your trip.
Like stored value cards, Singapore Tourist Passes can be used for both buses and trains throughout Singapore.
Traditional single journey and multiple journey tickets are available to reach Causeway Point. Buy these right in the station at one of the ticketing machines, and you’ll be good to go!
Step 4: Complete any necessary transfers and ride the MRT to Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
Complete any transfers to either the North-South Line or the Thomson East Coast Line (once it fully opens). You can refer to maps in stations throughout the city to help you along the way.
Ride the MRT to Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
The four neighbouring stations to Woodlands Station are:
Marsiling Station (NS8)
Admiralty Station (NS10)
Woodlands North (TE1)
Woodlands South (TE3)
Once you stop at any of the stations above, you know you will be getting off at the next stop!
Move closer to an exit on the train before arriving at Woodlands Station.
Step 5: Alight at Woodlands MRT Station (NS9/TE2).
Alight at Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
Don’t forget anything on the train.
Step 6: Exit Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
When you arrive at Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2), be prepared to get off the train at different station levels depending on whether you took the North-South Line or the Thomson East Coast Line to get there.
The North-South Line platforms are built above ground on Level 2, whereas the Thomson East Coast Line platforms are underground on Basement 2.
Follow station signs and travel to Level 1 (ground level) to access the station exits.
Woodlands MRT station has seven exits on ground level numbered one through seven (1-7).
Take Exit 2 from Woodlands Station to walk to Causeway Point.
Step 7: Walk from Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2) directly to Causeway Point.
Exit 2 at Woodlands Station will bring right to Causeway Point.
Causeway Point is directly southwest of the station. Once you exit the MRT gates, you will enter a covered transitional area where you can quickly access the mall.
How long does it take to walk from Woodlands Station to Causeway Point?
The walk from Woodlands Station to Causeway Point should take you less than 1 minute. Since the station and the mall are physically beside each other, it’s just a matter of walking across a narrow transitional zone.
The walk is less than 100 metres, now that’s convenient!
How long does it take to reach Causeway Point from Marina Bay?
If you are travelling from the city centre to Causeway Point via MRT, you might be interested in knowing how long it will take you to get there?
Again, this will depend on whether the Thomson East Coast Line is finished or not.
But currently, according to our research, it should take approximately 47 minutes from Bayfront Station (beside Marina Bay Sands) to Woodlands Station using the North-South MRT Line.
What are the best places to stay in Woodlands, near Causeway Point?
Woodlands and the surrounding area are the jumping point for trips to peninsular Malaysia. And despite the high number of shopping malls and recreational areas around Causeway Point, there are very few hotels to choose from in this area.
Instead, most visitors in Singapore prefer to stay south (closer to the city centre).
Then, they can follow these directions on how to get to Causeway Point by MRT at any point during their trip.
You will find many more hotels further south in Singapore in areas such as Marina Bay, Chinatown, Little India, Bugis, and Sentosa.
Some of the most popular hotels with visitors include:
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, historic, and romantic).
Fullerton Hotel (5-star, 9.0/10 review score – perfectly located near Raffles Place Station, overlooking scenic Boat Quay).
If you are looking for budget-friendly rooms, check out the rooms in Chinatown. Most of them are affordable and within very convenient walking distance of Chinatown Station.
Itinerary Ideas for Woodlands Singapore
Once you make your way to Causeway Point in Woodlands, consider checking out other points of interest during the same day. There are several shopping malls and parks to choose from.
You can visit the following malls during the same day at Causeway Point:
Woodlands North Plaza
These malls (above) are all a short drive away (car or bus) from Causeway Point and Woodlands MRT station.
Woodlands also has several parks and recreational facilities, making it a popular destination for some fresh air. It is less congested than the city centre and makes for a perfect day trip for families.
Some of the most popular recreational spaces near Causeway Point include:
Woodlands Waterfront Park
Admiralty Park Playground
Woodlands Galaxy Community Club
The malls in Woodlands are well stocked with restaurants and cafes. But, if you are looking for affordably traditional and delicious hawker food, then hit up some food centres!
Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre is east of Causeway Point and a short drive from Woodlands Station. It has tons of cheap and tasty dishes to try out.
Marsiling Lane Food Centre is another option. It’s west of Causeway Point and a short ride from the station.
The combination of Causeway Point, some recreational fun and a meal at a local food centre is the perfect combination in Woodlands Singapore!
We genuinely believe that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Causeway Point by MRT will make your life easier!
Getting there fast and affordably using the MRT is easy, especially if you are staying near a station on the North-South or Thomson East Coast Line.
Once you make any necessary transfers, it’s a matter of staying on the train until Woodlands MRT Station (NS9/TE2). Then, just walk directly over to Causeway Point without breaking a sweat!