Get to Hillion Mall in Bukit Panjang super fast and affordably with these steps!
Here is our step-by-step guide on how to get to Hillion Mall by MRT. We will describe all the steps to get there so you can enjoy this popular urban shopping mall in Bukit Panjang, Singapore.
By the end of this article, we will make sure that you know which stations, lines and relevant transfer stations to use along the way. There are also several shopping centres, food centres and recreational areas in Bukit Panjang. We will share some practical itinerary tips so that you can make a full day in this area of Singapore.
Fortunately, Hillion Mall is well serviced by Singapore’s MRT network, making this trip convenient and affordable!
The section below will summarize some important information about visiting Hillion Mall in Bukit Panjang and then describe exactly how to get there using MRT services.
Shopping at Hillion Mall in Singapore – Visitor Information
Hillion Mall in Bukit Panjang Singapore first opened its doors on February 24th, 2017, making it one of the newest shopping centres in the area. It is conveniently integrated with the Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub, connecting bus, MRT and LRT services.
Like other shopping malls in the city, Hillion Mall features several floors of retail shops, restaurants and services. Some notable amenities at the mall include:
Diaper Changing Rooms
Bicycle and Car Parking
Handicap Parking Lots
Mobile Charging Stations
NETS/Cashcard Top-up Machines
AXS Machines/SAM Machines
MRT Entrance Access
After you visit Hillion Mall, you can easily explore several other shopping centres, hawker centres and public parks in the same area.
Getting to Hillion Mall in Singapore by MRT
Step 1: Plan your trip by identifying relevant MRT lines stations and transfer information.
Depending on where you start your trip in Singapore, you may require a line transfer to get to Hillion Mall. Therefore, you should be familiar with the stations and lines to get there.
The most convenient station for getting to Hillion Mall via MRT is Bukit Panjang Station (DT1). It is located along the Downtown MRT Line which is shown in dark blue colour on the metro map.
Hillion Mall isn’t located downtown, so don’t confuse the line name for its location!
Transfer Information to the Downtown Line
If you are not staying along the Downtown Line, then you will most likely have to transfer to it on your way to Hillion Mall.
We have summarized the most popular interchange stations that commuters use on their way to Hillion Mall for your convenience:
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)
There are other stations such as the Promenade, Bayfront, Marina Bay and Chinatown that you can use to transfer to the Downtown Line.
Remember to ‘map out’ your route to Hillion Mall before heading to the first station.
Step 2: Walk to the closest MRT station.
Getting to Hillion Mall affordably and efficiently means that you should be staying close to an MRT station. Avoid taxi fees, parking fees and extra time spent in Singapore’s hot weather by selecting an area and place well serviced by the MRT.
We have stayed all over Singapore and recommend any properties below in terms of location and service standards. All of these properties are super close to the MRT stations listed.
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)
Generally, look for properties in Singapore that receive above 8/10 review scores in convenient areas. Chinatown, Marina Bay and Orchard are three areas popular with visitors.
Step 3: Buy your ticket to reach Hillion Mall via MRT.
You can get to Hillion Mall using different ticket/card options.
If you are in the city for 1-3 days, then consider buying a Tourist Pass. But, you have to use them a lot to save money. Expect to get both unlimited bus and train rides with one of these.
Stored value cards are another practical option. We used one of these while we were figuring out how to get to Hillion Mall by MRT. Similar to Tourist Passes, you can use these on both buses and trains.
You can purchase single journey and multiple journey tickets at ticketing machines in stations throughout the city. Therefore, you can get to Hillion Mall using any of these ticket options. Choose the one that suits you best!
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Bukit Panjang Station (DT1).
Take the MRT to Bukit Panjang Station (DT1) on the Downtown Line.
Step 5: Alight at Bukit Panjang Station (DT1).
Alight at Bukit Panjang Station (DT1) and collect all your belongings from the train before you get off.
Step 6: Exit the station.
Bukit Panjang Station is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) station on the Downtown line (DTL) and the Bukit Panjang LRT line (BPLRT). It 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.
The station is part of the Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub.
You will arrive at Basement Level 3 using the Downtown MRT Line.
Basement Exit D leads directly to the basement level of Hillion Mall.
Take Exit D from the Bukit Panjang MRT Station.
Step 7: Walk directly from Bukit Panjang Station to Hillion Mall.
After taking Exit D from the station, walk to Hillion Mall.
Walk along the underground walkway and take the large set of escalators up to the mall entrance.
How long does it take to walk from Bukit Panjang to Hillion Mall?
You can expect the walk from Bukit Panjang MRT Station to Hillion Mall to take you about 3-4 minutes. This includes the walk and escalator ride up to the entrance.
What are the best hotels in Bukit Panjang near the mall?
According to our online research, there are very few hotels in Bukit Panjang near Hillion Mall. It’s not a popular place to stay for tourists or business travellers.
If you want to find an area with convenient access to Bukit Panjang and the city’s downtown core, consider staying in Bugis, Little India or Marina Bay.
All three of these areas are serviced by the Downtown MRT Line, making it easy to head north or south along the Line to your hotel/destination.
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score rating) is one of the most famous hotels globally, with a superb sky pool and observation deck. You can get there by using Bayfront Station, part of the Downtown Line.
Accommodation in Little India tends to be very affordable relative to Marina Bay, but review scores tend to be lower.
Regardless of where you stay in Singapore, be sure to double-check reviews online and the distance from your potential hotel to the nearest MRT station.
Itinerary Ideas for Bukit Panjang
Fortunately, after you have finished checking out Hillion Mall in Bukit Panjang, there are several other points of interest worth exploring.
Even though Bukit Panjang is not in the heart of Singapore’s tourism industry, there are several shopping malls here and many outdoor spaces ideal for families.
Some of the most popular shopping malls in Bukit Panjang (aside from Hillion Mall) include:
Bukit Panjang Plaza
Fajar Shopping Centre
Greenridge Shopping Centre
Junction 10 (located along the border of Bukit Panjang)
If you follow the directions outlined in this article to Hillion Mall, getting to Junction 10 and Bukit Panjang Plaza is straightforward. They are both within walking distance of Bukit Panjang Station.
Bukit Panjang is also served by LRT. Therefore, once you arrive via the Downtown Line to Bukit Panjang MRT Station, you can transfer and access many neighbourhoods via LRT.
Simply walk from Bukit Panjang MRT Station to the LRT section of the station.
There are some great outdoor recreational areas in Bukit Panjang:
Pang Sua Pond
Zhenghua Nature Park
Chestnut Nature Park and the Observation Tower
Dairy Farm Nature Park
Consider bringing along your children for some fun outside. Cycling and jogging are popular activities. Bird watching and nature photography enthusiasts also enjoy these spots in Bukit Panjang.
We genuinely hope that this comprehensive guide on how to get to Hillion Mall by MRT will make your trip faster and more affordable.
Staying close to a station is the first step in saving money. Planning your MRT transfers and route also will help to save time. Then, once you arrive at Bukit Panjang MRT Station, be sure to take Exit D.
The walk from there is short and sweet! You will also avoid road traffic and time/money on parking by taking the MRT.
You can also connect to the LRT section of Bukit Panjang Station to access other areas near Hillion Mall.