Get to High Street Centre fast and affordably with these steps!
Welcome to the best guide on how to get to High Street Centre by MRT in Singapore.
With its central and convenient location along North Bridge Road in Singapore, you should be fine getting to High Street Centre fast and affordably using the MRT.
Actually, there are several MRT stations within walking distance of it that you can choose from!
We will outline which lines you should take to reach downtown and which stations are closest for walking directly to High Street Centre. Our priorities while writing this article were to save you time and money getting there.
You can also bypass several headaches associated with traffic and parking by taking the MRT. High Street Centre is close to the MRT, so no taxis, ride-hailing services, or buses will be required to get there once you reach the closest station.
Visiting High Street Centre in Singapore
High Street Centre is a mixed-use complex featuring 30-storeys of office, residential and retail spaces. It is ideally located right along the Singapore River and offers fantastic views of the water and central business district.
When you approach High Street Centre, you might be surprised that it was built back in 1969. It still looks great.
There is a food court in the basement and other restaurants and cafes to choose from.
On-site parking is available if you have a car. Feel free to walk from here to cool areas such as Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Marina Bay.
Getting to High Street Centre via MRT
Step 1: Plan your route to High Street Centre in Singapore – best lines and stations?
The two closest stations to High Street Centre in Singapore are
City Hall Station (EW13/NS25)
Clarke Quay Station (NE5)
In most cases, we describe only the closest station to the point of interest, but it’s almost equal distance from both of these to High Street Centre. Therefore, we will explain how to get to High Street Centre using either one!
City Hall Station is located on both the East-West (Green) and North-South (Red) Lines.
Clarke Quay Station is located only on the North-East (Purple) Line.
Step 2: Walk to the nearest MRT station in the city.
It’s particularly easy getting around Singapore and to High Street Centre if you are staying close to an MRT station.
Several MRT lines extremely well connect different areas of Singapore.
Once you’re staying near a convenient station, you will rarely need to step into a vehicle.
Here are some super popular hotels that are right near stations:
Marina Bay Sands Hotel – 5-star (Bayfront Station)
Sofitel Singapore City Centre – 5-star (Tanjong Pagar Station)
It also depends on your budget.
Marina Bay and Sentosa are famous for luxury hotels with superb views, whereas Chinatown, Little India, Geylang and Kampong Glam routinely attract budget-savvy guests.
Read More: Top Luxury Hotels near Marina Bay
Step 3: Purchase a stored-value card or a Tourist Pass to reach High Street Centre.
You can choose from two main types of cards for getting around Singapore, and this includes getting to High Street Centre via MRT:
Stored Value Cards
These cards are super convenient, but they are tailored towards a different types of commuters.
We used a stored-value card while figuring out how to get to High Street Centre by MRT. These cards are very popular amongst locals and visitors to the city. Simply buy one, top it up with cash and then tap and go every time you want to get on a bus or train.
The value on your card will automatically get adjusted after each trip, and they are valid on both trains and buses.
Singapore Tourist Passes are designed for foreign visitors to Singapore.
They are usually valid for 1-3 days and offer holders unlimited bus and train rides for a certain number of days. If you buy one, plan a busy itinerary for the days your card is valid to save some cash.
However, if you don’t plan on travelling around a lot, you might be better off with a basic stored-value card.
Step 4: Ride the MRT network to City Hall Station (EW13/NS25) or Clarke Quay Station (NE5).
Ride the MRT to either City Hall Station (EW13/NS25) or Clarke Quay Station (NE5) when you are ready to visit High Street Centre.
You can take either North-South or East-West Line City Hall Station.
Only the North-East Line provides access to Clark Quay Station (NE5).
Step 5: Alight at City Hall Station (EW13/NS25) or Clarke Quay Station (NE5).
Alight upon arrival at City Hall or Clarke Quay Station.
Bring all of your belongings with you and refer to the information below on how to exit the station to access High Street Centre.
Station Exit Information to Access High Street Centre
If you know which exit to take (and how to get to the exit) at City Hall or Clarke Quay Station, you should get to High Street Centre faster and with fewer headaches.
It’s all a matter of getting from the train platform you arrive at the right exit.
Exiting City Hall Station
City Hall MRT Station (NS25/EW13) is built underground near Stamford Road and the junctions with North Bridge Road and Saint Andrew’s Road.
It consists of 4 main levels:
L1 – Street Level
L2 – Ticket Concourse
B2 – Mixed-Line Platform A and Platform B
B3 – Mixed-Line Platform C and Platform D
You can expect to arrive at train platforms at Level B2 or B3 on your way to High Street Centre.
You can choose from two ground-level exits at City Hall Station, A and B, or two exits, C and D exits at Basement Level 1.
Take Exit B at City Hall Station to reach High Street Centre.
Exiting Clarke Quay Station
Clarke Quay MRT Station (NE5) is built underneath Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road, near the intersection with Merchant Road and North Canal Road.
It consists of three main levels:
L1 – Street Level
B1 – Concourse and Ticketing
B2 – Train Platform A and Train Platform B
Be prepared to arrive at Level B2 on your trip to High Street Centre via MRT.
From there, you will have the choice of which exit you want to use.
There are six exits to choose from at Clarke Quay Station (A, B, C, E, F and G).
Take Exit E to reach High Street Centre.
Step 6: Walk from City Hall or Clarke Quay Station to High Street Centre in Singapore.
You will be within close proximity of High Street Centre regardless of which station you use to get there.
Here are the walking directions from City Hall and Clarke Quay Station:
Walking from City Hall Station
Exit B will bring you out onto North Bridge Road.
Walk southwest along North Bridge Road.
You will pass by Peninsula Shopping Centre, Funan and the Adelphi along the way.
Cross North Bridge Road to the western side and enter High Street Centre using the eastern entrance.
Walking from Clarke Quay Station
Exit E at Clarke Quay Station will bring you out Eu Tong Sen Street.
Cross Eu Tong Sen Street using the pedestrian bridge attached to Clarke Quay Central or the road cross lanes.
Walk northeast along New Bridge Road and cross over the Singapore River using Coleman Bridge.
Pass by North Boat Quay Road, and then you will see High Street Centre to your immediate right.
You can enter High Street Centre using the southern entrance along North Quay Road.
How long is the walk from Clarke Quay or City Hall Station to High Street Centre?
Whether you want to walk from Clarke Quay or City Hall station, the walking is easy and almost equal distance.
It should take you about 6 minutes to walk the 450 metres from Clarke Quay to High Street Centre.
On the other hand, the walk from City Hall Station to High Street Centre is 5 minutes and 450 metres.
Don’t bother trying to get a bus connection. The walk is so short it won’t be worth your time.
Other Stations within Walking Distance of High Street Centre?
Clarke Quay and City Hall Station are both close to High Street Centre, making them the best two stops.
But technically, you can also walk from other stations downtown if you prefer to walk a bit farther and spend maybe less time on the metro during your sightseeing.
The table below summarizes all the stations within reasonable walking distance from High Street Centre.
Walking Distance to High Street Centre
Walking Time to High Street Centre
|City Hall Station (EW13/NS25)||650 m||5 minutes|
|Clarke Quay (NE5)||650 m||6 minutes|
|Esplanade (CC3)||850 m||11 minutes|
|Raffles Place (EW14/NS26)||900 m||11 minutes|
|Fort Canning Station (DT20)||900 m||11 minutes|
The walking times range from 5 minutes to 11 minutes. Therefore, you do have a lot of stations to choose from when you are heading to the High Street Centre.
Other Points of Interest to Visit
High Street Centre is conveniently located along the Singapore River. This scenic area has lots of museums, art galleries and beautiful waterside boardwalks to enjoy.
There are several other shopping malls less than 200 meters away, such as
The Peninsula Shopping Centre (Directions)
Peninsula Shopping Centre is also within the museum district of Singapore.
If you walk closer to the Singapore Rover, you will get an opportunity to visit the scenic Clarke Quay and Boat Quay (Directions). These are popular spots for riverside restaurants, bars and cafes.
Fort Canning Park (Directions) and the Padang are two popular outdoor areas for fresh air and activities.
The Old Hill Street Police Station is very photogenic and directly west of High Street Centre.
Best Places to Stay?
With several MRT Stations close to High Street Centre, this is a convenient and scenic area to call home base while you are in the city.
There are several excellent hotels near it, and you shouldn’t have to worry about finding a high-quality place to stay. It really comes down to your personal budget and location preferences.
lyf Funan Singapore (4-star) is only 1 minute away from High Street Centre along Hill Street.
If you keep walking, you will also see Grand Park City Hall and Peninsula Excelsior Hotel.
Book at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore or Hotel Swissôtel The Stamford if you want more luxury.
They are on the opposite side of City Hall Station and less than 1 minute from the MRT.
There are also several budget-friendly boutique hotels south of Clarke Quay Station between New Bridge Road and South Bridge Road.
We hope you now know how to get to High Street Centre by MRT in Singapore.
Due to its centralized location, we don’t foresee you having any problems getting there.
The two closest stations to High Street Centre are City Hall Station (EW13/NS25) and Clarke Quay Station (NE5).
Get off at whichever one of these is the most convenient for you because they are pretty well the same distance from the shopping centre.
Expect a straightforward 5-minute walk.
The walk is so close that you will waste your time trying to get a bus or taxi from either one of these stations.
Once you reach High Street Centre, you will have no problem walking to awesome areas such as Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Marina Bay and Fort Canning Park. This is one of Singapore’s best areas for riverside views and stunning modern and colonial architecture. Enjoy.