The best guide for getting to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital using all forms of transportation.
This article will outline how to get to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore using multiple forms of transportation.
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, also known as KTPH, is located in Yishun – an area in northern Singapore. Since it is quite far from downtown, you must know all of the transportation and accommodation options available to get there fast and affordable without additional stress.
We will first focus on getting to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital via MRT and describe how to get there using both private and public bus services. We will finish with an overview of taxis, driving a vehicle, and parking at the Hospital.
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital – Location Information
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital is located in Yishun Central, an area in Northern Singapore, not far from the Malaysian border.
It is directly southwest of Yishun Pond and east of Northpoint Shopping Centre, making it a very convenient place to go. Yishun Park is directly east of the Hospital and is ideal for people to grab some fresh air between appointments.
You can easily access Khoo Teck Puat Hospital with MRT and bus services.
Getting to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital by MRT
Step 1: Find the closest MRT Station.
The first step in getting to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital by MRT is finding the closest MRT station to your starting point.
Fortunately, Singapore has several MRT lines that service almost every city corner! Ideally, try to stay within 500 m or less from a station to ensure that you are within convenient walking distance.
Step 2: Map out your lines and transfers to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
The best station for accessing Khoo Teck Puat Hospital is Yishun Station (NS13).
It is located on the Red (North-South Line) on Singapore’s metro map.
Getting to the North-South Line should be very straightforward, assuming that you know where to transfer lines along the way. If you need a bit more support with this, refer to the interchange stations below!
Interchange Stations to Access the North-South Line
Here is a list of interchange stations that you can use on your way to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Select the best one according to your starting point.
Bishan – transfer between the Circle Line and the North-South Line
Newton – transfer between the Downtown Line and the North-South Line
Dhoby Ghaut – transfer between the North-East, Circle and the North-South Line
City Hall – transfer between the East-West and North-South Line
Raffles Place – transfer between the East-West and North-South Line
Marina Bay – transfer between the Thomson East Coast, Circle and North-South Line
Woodlands – transfer between the Thomson East Coast and North-South Line
Jurong East – transfer between the East-West and North-South Line
You can find metro maps in every station in Singapore. Typically, a large map is quite close to the entrance gates where you tap your card/ticket to enter.
Step 3: Purchase your card or ticket to Yishun MRT Station (NS13).
You can select from a few different ticket options to reach Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
- Stored Value Cards
- Tourist Passes
Singapore Tourist Passes are tailored toward foreign visitors to Singapore. These are great if you are in the city for 3 days or less and provide unlimited rides on standard buses and trains.
We highly recommend purchasing a Multiple Attraction Pass to use along with the Tourist Pass. With up to 52% in discounts, it’s no surprise that over 200,000 passes have already been sold.
We used a stored value card when figuring out how to get to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore. You can also use these on buses and trains, but you are charged per trip (not a flat daily fee like Tourist Passes).
Step 4: Travel to the North-South (Red) Line to reach Yishun Station (NS13).
Make any necessary transfers to the North-South Line and travel to Yishun Station (NS13).
Yishun Station (NS13) has two neighbouring stations that you should know about to plan your exit from the train:
Canberra (NS12) (North)
Khatib (NS14) (South)
Most of Singapore’s MRT trains have digital screens that show where you are on a given line. Listen for verbal announcements along the way to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Step 5: Alight at Yishun Station (NS13).
Get off the train at Yishun Station (NS13) and bring all your belongings.
Step 6: From the platforms at Level 2, head down to Basement 2 of Yishun Station (NS13).
Yishun MRT Station (NS13) is an above-ground station near Yishun Avenue 2 and the road junction with Yishun Central and Yishun Avenue 1.
Yishun Station (NS13) consists of three levels:
Level 2 (L2)
Level 1 (L1)
Basement Level 2 (B2)
You will arrive at the Level 2 train platforms.
Travel down to Basement Level 2 of the station, using relevant signs.
Step 7: Take Exit C, D, or E at Yishun Station (NS13).
You can get to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital using any exits from the station, but Exits C, D or E are likely to be the fastest and most convenient.
Step 8: Bus or walk from Yishun Station (NS13) to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
You can either walk or take the bus from Yishun Station to the Hospital.
In the section below, we will summarize both ways to get there and then you can choose the method that works best for you.
Walking Directions from Yishun Station to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Technically, you can walk from Yishun Station to the Hospital using Exit C, D, or E.
Exit C and Exit D will bring you out onto Yishun Avenue 2, whereas Exit E will bring you to an underpass to Northpoint City via Basement Level 2 of the station.
We will assume that you are walking from street level using Exit C or D for the directions below.
Exit C or D will bring you onto Yishun Avenue 2.
Head south on Yishun Avenue 2 toward Yishun Central 1.
Once you reach Yishun Central 1, turn left (east).
Walk northeast along Yishun Central 1 until you reach the western entrance of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Enter the Hospital.
Bus Directions from Yishun Station to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
When you arrive at Yishun Station, you have a few bus options to reach the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
For example, you can either i) catch a public bus or ii) take the private (complimentary) shuttle bus provided by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Yishun Station to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital via Public Bus
If you want to take a bus from the station to the hospital, you can go to the following bus stop along Yishun Avenue 2:
Yishun Stn Exit E – Stop ID: 59072
Get on Bus 883 and stay on it for a few stops until you reach Yishun Community Hosp – Stop ID: 59619.
Get off the bus and walk north along Yishun Central 2 until you reach Yishun Central 1. Take a right turn onto Yishun Central 1, and you should see the western entrance of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital to your right.
Yishun Station to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital via Free Shuttle Service
There is a free shuttle bus service provided by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital that you can use from Yishun Station.
The two pick-up locations for the shuttle are:
Yishun Bus Interchange – take Exit D to get there!
Yishun MRT Station (Yishun Ave 5 pickup area) – take Exit B to get there.
The free shuttle-bus service is available from Monday to Saturday and is not available on Sundays and public holidays. The first bus is available at 7:30 am, and the last bus is available at 7:30 pm (Monday to Friday) and 2:10 pm on Saturday.
Note: The last bus from Yishun Station (Yishun Ave 5 pickup area) is 8:30 pm Monday to Friday.
Should you walk or take the bus from Yishun Station (NS13) to the Hospital?
The walk from Yishun Station to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital is about 850 m, taking you 8-11 minutes.
Multiple bus services are heading to the Hospital from the Station. Most of them range from 8-12 minutes when you consider waiting times and walking from the bus drop off to the Hospital.
With the travel time very similar, consider the weather outside (raining or intense heat) and whether you want to burn some calories.
You could also walk through NorthPoint City to get some air-con along the way if you want!
Getting to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital by Public Bus
It’s very easy to access Khoo Teck Puat Hospital by bus because several stations are right near the entrances.
Take a look at the table below.
We summarize all the closest bus stops to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and the corresponding buses that service them. Choose the best one according to where you start your trip in Singapore.
Approximate Walking Time from the Bus Stop to the entrance of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Stop ID: 59341
|103, 663, 805, NR1||Less than 1 minute (less than 100 m)|
|Opp Khoo Teck Puat Hosp
Stop ID: 59349
|103, 663, 805, 812, 812T||1 minute (100 m)|
|Yishun Community Hosp
Stop ID: 59619
|853, 853M, 858, 883||3 minutes (200-300 m)|
|Opp Yishun Community Hosp
Stop ID: 59611
|853, 853M, 858||2 minutes (150-200 m)|
As you can see above, all of these bus stops are close to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Therefore, don’t worry about which one you get off at, but make sure you are on one of the bus services listed here. The walk is less than 3 minutes, regardless of which stop you use.
Driving or Taking a Taxi to Get to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Many people prefer to drive or take a taxi directly to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital because it is often faster and eliminates some stress associated with planning public transport.
Taking a taxi or a hailing service such as GoJek or Grab is another solid option. You can get dropped off right near an entrance to the Hospital and be inside in no time!
Here is the Hospital address:
90 Yishun Central, Singapore 768828
Some of the main roads servicing this area of Singapore are
Upper Bukit Timah Road
Bukit Timah Road
If you do plan on driving there, parking is available right at the hospital. It is available 24 hours a day, and the rates are charged per minute for vehicles and per entry for motorcycles.
Always double-check traffic conditions on your cell phone app before heading to the Hospital to avoid traffic delays.
Planning your day around Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
As mentioned before, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital is surrounded by several interesting points of interest worth checking out.
Northpoint City (directions) is one of the most popular shopping malls in all of northern Singapore. It’s located between Yishun Station and the hospital. You couldn’t get a more convenient mall location for patients and visitors to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Some other malls worth checking out near the hospital are:
Wisteria Mall (directions)
There are two main food centres near the hospital that are very popular amongst locals:
Chong Pang Market (Directions to get there using MRT)
Yishun Park Hawker Centre (How to get there via MRT)
These are both excellent places to eat if you want a large selection of local favourites while saving a pile of money.
You might want to sample some dishes at both places and see which one you like best!
Also, consider exploring some of Yishun’s public spaces. These are popular with nature and exercise enthusiasts and families:
Lower Seletar Reservoir Park (Directions)
A fund day in Yishun consists of shopping, eating and taking in some fresh air!
Accommodation options near the Hospital
Orchid Country Club (4-star, 8.2/10 review score based on 356 reviews) is the best-listed property in the Yishun area.
It’s south of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and directly north of Lower Seletar Reservoir. With a nice golf course on-site and lots of room for walking around, it’s a great place for people of all ages.
You might want to consider staying in Marina Bay, Chinatown or Orchard if you want a larger selection of hotels and hostels to choose from.
So there you have it, a step-by-step guide on how to get to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore by MRT, bus and taxi!
Based on the information above, it’s clear there are many different ways to get there. If you plan on taking the MRT to Yishun Station, the most challenging aspect of the trip is changing lines. Once you reach the Red (North-South) Line, it should be smooth sailing to Yishun.
From Yishun Station, you have three main options to get to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital:
2) Private (complimentary shuttle bus for patients)
3) Public bus services
If you have either a stored-value card or a Singapore Tourist Pass, you can use them on the MRT and public bus network.
Alternatively, you may want to take a public bus from another area in Singapore. In this case, there are several bus stops near Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and several buses that service them. The walk from the nearest bus stop is less than 3 minutes to the Hospital entrances.
Take a taxi or a Grabcar/GoCar if you want direct access to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Parking is available 24 hours a day if you drive a vehicle there.