Get to IKEA Alexandra in Singapore fast and affordably by following these specific steps!
Welcome to the complete guide on how to get to IKEA Alexandra in Singapore!
In this article, we will summarize all of the following modes of transportation for getting to IKEA Alexandra:
Free Shuttle Bus
Private Vehicle (Car)
As one of three IKEA stores in Singapore, IKEA Alexandra is a very popular destination for shoppers in the city. Therefore, it’s important to have clear instructions on how to get there and which forms of transportation provide you with the best and cheapest options.
Fortunately, Singapore has an extensive public transportation system that features organized and reliable bus and MRT routes through most city areas. Getting to IKEA Alexandra is no exception to this.
As you read through this guide, keep in mind that there are several considerations you should make about whether you should bring a vehicle to IKEA or use public transportation.
One of the most important factors is how much you plan on buying?
Since IKEA Alexandra sells everything from kitchen appliances to home furniture, many products are simply too large to bring on a bus or train. But there are lots and lots of smaller items that could be transported using public transportation.
You might want to consider taking public transportation to IKEA Alexandra and then use a taxi or private car to bring large products home. They also have shipping services to eliminate the need to carry large items back on your own.
IKEA Alexandra – Location Information
As you might have guessed, IKEA Alexandra is located in Alexandra, Singapore.
Although this area is not the most popular amongst foreign visitors to the city, it is popular among Singaporeans and permanent residents for shopping and dining.
There are several malls in the direct vicinity of IKEA and food centres with abundant choices. Consequently, once you learn how to get to IKEA Alexandra you can walk to various other points of interest during the same day.
IKEA Alexandra Address: 317 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159965
Getting to IKEA Alexandra by MRT
Taking the MRT to IKEA Alexandra is quite straightforward, but it usually involves a bus ride from the station to the IKEA. In other words, unless you want to walk about 25-30 minutes, taking a bus from the nearest station is the best decision.
In the section below, we will outline how to get to IKEA Alexandra by MRT and which stations and lines are best for accessing buses to the shopping centre.
Step 1: Walk to an MRT Station.
The first step in getting to IKEA Alexandra is accessing the MRT network.
Walk or take a bus to the nearest station. If you are living in the city, then you should already know your ‘go-to’ station. Visitors to the city should take some time and try to book a room strategically located next to a station.
We have included three popular places to stay that receive positive reviews to get you started.
But refer to your itinerary before booking a place to stay:
Chic Capsule Otel (2-star, 8.5/10 review score, very close to Chinatown Station)
Hotel Bencoolen @ Hong Kong Street (4-star, 8.3/10 review score, very close to Clarke Quay Station)
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, very close to Bayfront Station)
When your accommodation is taken care of, it’s now time to access the closest station and get prepared to buy either a ticket or a card for your trip to IKEA Alexandra.
Step 2: Plan your MRT route to either Queenstown or Redhill MRT station.
Getting to IKEA Alexandra efficiently means that you know which lines and station(s) will get you there the fastest without any complications.
Fortunately, Singapore has an extensive selection of bus services and MRT lines to choose from.
We recommend taking the MRT to two main stations if you want to reach IKEA:
In the section below, we will summarize which lines to take and which station is the best for walking to IKEA.
Getting to IKEA Alexandra – Line and Station Info
Both Queenstown Station and Redhill Station are north of IKEA Alexandra.
Queenstown Station is closer to IKEA, but it’s also possible to make a bus connection from Redhill Station as well.
Queenstown Station (EW-19) is located along Singapore’s East-West metro line shown in green on the map.
It has two neighbouring stations:
Redhill Station (EW-18) is located along Singapore’s East-West (Green) Line and east of Queenstown Station.
Step 3: Buy a ticket to Queenstown Station or Redhill Station.
The three main types of tickets for the MRT system in Singapore:
1) Singapore Tourist Passes
2) Stored Value Cards
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
The type of ticket you select comes down to your circumstances in the city. For example, if you live in Singapore or stay for more than a week, consider getting a stored-value card (if you haven’t done so already). We used a stored value card while figuring out how to get to IKEA Alexandra, and it worked very well.
Single and Multi-trip tickets are okay if you don’t use the MRT very often and want to go to IKEA Alexandra.
Are you visiting from abroad?
You might want to buy a Singapore Tourist Pass if you visit Singapore for 1-3 days.
Singapore tourist passes are great if you have a very jam-packed itinerary. Once you buy one, you can use it for unlimited bus and MRT rides in the city. Getting to IKEA Alexandra is easy with one of these because you can take a bus right from the MRT station.
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Queenstown or Redhill Station.
Travel on Singapore’s MRT Network to Queenstown or Redhill Station once your route is planned and a ticket is purchased.
Complete necessary transfers along the way and listen carefully for verbal instructions.
Common transfer stations on the way to Queenstown or Redhill include Outram Park and Buona Vista.
Step 5: Alight from the train.
Alight at Queenstown or Buona Vista Station. Immediately, begin looking for exit information.
Step 6: Exit Queenstown or Redhill Station.
It is important to know which exit to use when leaving the station en route to IKEA Alexandra.
Exiting Queenstown Station
Queenstown MRT station has 4 exits to choose from (A, B, C and D). Typically, commuters select Exit A when they are going to IKEA.
Exiting Redhill Station
Redhill MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station, A and B..
Similar to Queenstown, select Exit A at Redhill Station.
Step 7: Take the bus or walk from the station to IKEA Alexandra.
Most people that take the MRT to Queenstown or Redhill Station then take the bus to IKEA.
We will provide some walking directions below and then provide detailed steps for getting to IKEA by bus from these stations later in this guide.
But it is technically possible to walk from Queenstown Station to IKEA. It isn’t practical in Singapore’s heat to walk from Redhill Station to IKEA, however.
Walking directions from Queenstown Station
Take Exit A from the station and walk across the sky bridge to the south side of Commonwealth Avenue. Once you are on Commonwealth Avenue, walk east until you reach Alexandra Road.
Turn right (south onto) Alexandra Road.
Walk south along Alexandra Road until you see IKEA Alexandra to your left. Turn left and enter IKEA!
How long does it take to walk from Queenstown Station to IKEA Alexandra?
It should take you about 10-13 minutes to walk from Queenstown Station to IKEA. The distance is about 1 km.
You might consider walking to IKEA and then taking a bus back if you are carrying shopping bags!
Getting to IKEA Alexandra by Bus
In the section above, we outlined how to get to IKEA Alexandra by MRT. Then we outlined how to walk from Queenstown Station to IKEA because that is the closest station to the shopping centre.
In the section below, we will outline how to take a bus from Queenstown and Redhill station to IKEA Alexandra. After that, we will describe which buses you can take to reach IKEA.
Public Bus Services from MRT Stations
Bus from Queenstown Station to IKEA Alexandra
You can take Exit C at Queenstown Station. Turn right when you exit the station, take the escalator and stairs down. Find the bus stop and wait there for Bus 195.
Get on Bus 195 and stay on it until you are close to IKEA. Don’t forget to press the bell on the bus to ensure that the driver knows that you want to get off!
Bus from Redhill Station to IKEA Alexandra
Take Exit A at Redhill Station to catch the bus.
Turn right when you exit the station. Walk straight across the road, and then turn right.
You should see a covered bus stop. Wait at the bus stop for either Bus 33 or Bus 120
Get on Bus Bus 33 or Bus 120 and stay on it until you reach IKEA Alexandra.
Getting to IKEA Alexandra by Free Shuttle Bus
IKEA Alexandra introduced a free shuttle bus service in 2016 from selected MRT Stations before the COVID pandemic. You can expect these services to resume after the pandemic and things begin to return to normal.
The free shuttle service operates on weekends and public holidays (not regular weekdays). Therefore, don’t show up on a random Monday or Tuesday and expect a complimentary bus ride.
Historically, the free shuttle bus to IKEA has been blue. But of course, this is subject to change if a new third-party bus takes over the route in the future.
In the section below, we will describe how to get to IKEA Alexandra using the free shuttle bus service from the following MRT Stations:
Buona Vista Station
Tiong Bahru Station
Free Shuttle Bus Service from Buona Vista Station to IKEA Alexandra
Bus from Buona Vista MRT
Frequency: Every 30 minutes
Hours of Service: 11:00 am – 8.30 pm
Directions for Getting on the Bus:
Exit Buona Vista Station using Exit B or Exit C.
The bus will collect you at the Taxi Stand/Pick-up Point, which is close to the exit area for B/C.
**Note: You can also take public Bus 196 or Bus 198 Buona Vista MRT Station and IKEA Alexandra.
Free Shuttle Bus Service from Tiong Bahru Station to IKEA Alexandra
Bus from Tiong Bahru MRT
Frequency: Every 30 minutes
Hours of Service: 11:10 am – 8.55 pm
Directions for Getting on the Bus:
Take Exit A at Tiong Bahru Station. Walk to Bus Stop 10161 (Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza), which is located along Tiong Bahru Road. It’s easy to find the bus stop because there is a sheltered walkway leading all the way from Exit A.
**Note: You can also take public Bus 33 from Tiong Bahru Station if the free shuttle fills up or is delayed for some reason.
Free Shuttle Bus Service from Red Hill Station to IKEA Alexandra
Bus from Redhill MRT
Frequency: Every 30 minutes
Hours of Service: 11:20 am – 9:05 pm
Directions for Getting on the Bus:
Take Exit A at Redhill Station. Walk to Bus Stop 10201 (Opp Redhill Stn), which is located along Tiong Bahru Road. The bus stop is a short walk and across the road from Exit A.
Wait for the free shuttle bus from here to IKEA, and you should be good to go!
**Note: As mentioned earlier in this guide, you can also take public Bus 33 or Bus 120 from Redhill Station if the free shuttle is not running or delayed due to traffic.
Getting to IKEA Alexandra by Car
IKEA Alexandra is located along Alexandra Road with the official address of:
317 Alexandra Rd, Singapore
It is common to reach IKEA Alexandra by car using Jalan Bukit Merah, Queensway, Westcoast Highway, and the AYE toll. From these roads, you can access Alexandra Road and the IKEA outlet.
To put expected driving times into perspective, it takes roughly 17 minutes to drive from Marina Bay Sands to IKEA Alexandra and 19 minutes from Little India.
If you drive to IKEA Alexandra, you will be entitled to 3 hours of free parking if you spend a minimum of $15 on IKEA products.
However, if you are an IKEA FAMILY MEMBER, you only have to spend $5 to receive the free 3-hour pass.
After the first 3 hours are up (or if you didn’t buy anything), the parking price at IKEA Alexandra is $1.50 for every 30 minutes.
These prices are charged on a per-minute basis, and under normal circumstances, the parking times here are available from 7 am – 11 pm.
Should you stay at a hotel near IKEA?
IKEA Alexandra is located west of Singapore’s prime tourist areas such as Marina Bay, Chinatown, Orchard and Little India. Even though Alexandra is known for shopping and food centres, it is not the most popular place to book a room.
Despite the lack of properties in Alexandra, there is a convenient hotel that receives positive reviews directly south of IKEA:
Park Hotel Alexandra (4-star, 8.6/10 score based on 715+ reviews)
You can stay here and conveniently walk to other shopping malls and food centres in less than 5 minutes. Unless you are up for walking, you will require a short bus ride from here to access the closest MRT stations (Redhill and Queenstown).
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to IKEA Alexandra has been helpful!
Although IKEA Alexandra is not directly beside an MRT station, it’s relatively easy to use public and private bus services from the surrounding MRT stations.
And remember, once you visit IKEA, your day isn’t over in this area!
Alexandra in Singapore is known for shopping and food centres. The following cool points of interest are within walking distance of IKEA Alexandra.
Don’t forget to check them out!
- Alexandra Central Mall
- Queensway Shopping Centre
- Anchorpoint Shopping Centre
- Alexandra Village Food Centre
- ABC Brickworks Food Centre
- Dawson Place Shopping Mall
Suppose you are building a 1-day itinerary of the Alexandra area around IKEA. In that case, you might want to do some shopping first and then eat a delicious meal at one of the food centres that provide favourite traditional meals. You can save a lot of money in Singapore by eating at food centres instead of formal restaurants.
If you have any additional questions about getting to IKEA Alexandra, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or by commenting below!