Learn how to reach Marsiling Mall in Woodlands fast and affordably.
Welcome to the comprehensive guide on how to get to Marsiling Mall in Singapore.
We will outline all the available forms of transportation to reach Marsiling Mall in the fastest and most affordable way possible. Marsiling Mall is actually located between two different MRT stations. Consequently, it’s possible to get there using a combination of train and bus services. It’s a popular spot for buying products and eating out.
Getting there using public bus services or a taxi are also practical ways to reach the mall.
By the end of this guide, we will explain how to get there using:
- A combination of MRT and bus services
- Public bus
- Private car/Taxi
Getting to Marsiling Mall in Singapore using MRT and Bus
Step 1: Plan your route – lines, stations and transfer information.
Marsiling Mall is located between Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2) and Marsiling Station (NS8).
Both of these stations are located on the North-South Line, shown in red on Singapore’s metro map.
Woodlands Station is also part of the Thomson East Coast Line, but some stations along it are still under construction at the time of writing.
The North-South Line has been fully operational for several years.
Transfer Information to the North-South Line
Like many commuters, you may have to transfer MRT lines to reach Marsiling Station or Woodlands Station on the North-South Line.
We have summarized the most popular interchange stations that commuters use on their way to Marsiling Mall:
Dhoby Ghaut (transfer between the North-South, North-East and Circle Line)
Newton (transfer between the North-South and Downtown Line)
Woodlands (transfer between the North-South and Thomson East Coast Line)
Bishan (transfer between the North-South and Downtown Line)
Jurong East (transfer between the North-South and East-West Line)
Always map out your trip to Marsiling Mall before heading to the first station.
Step 2: Access the most convenient MRT station.
Staying close to an MRT station in Singapore definitely will save you valuable time and money. Regardless of whether you are going to Marsiling Mall in Woodlands or another area of the city, you will bypass road traffic, avoid parking headaches and pay cheap fares to get around.
We highly recommend trying to book a hotel that is within five hundred meters or less of the nearest MRT station. This will ensure that you can conveniently walk to the station without needing to get a taxi during Singapore’s hottest hours.
In the section below we have summarized three different convenient accommodation options that are very close to their neighboring stations. We’ve included three different price levels in the hope that one of these will suit your budget for your trip to Singapore.
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)
If you are travelling with a family in Singapore consider checking out our guide to the best hotels in Singapore. We outline the best areas and properties for kids.
Step 3: Purchase a ticket to Marsiling Station (NS8) or Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
Fortunately, there are multiple types of tickets available for your trip to Marsiling Mall in Woodlands. When buying a ticket or card, consider how many trips you plan on making and how long you will be in the city for.
Tourist Passes are popular with foreign tourists in the city for 1-3 days, and they provide unlimited bus and train rides. These are convenient for getting to Marsiling Mall, where many people use both services.
We used a stored-value card when figuring out how to get to Marsiling Mall in Singapore. You can also use these for buses and trains. They are popular with Singaporeans and people staying in the city.
Single journey and multiple journey tickets are available for your trip as well. Buy one of these in your first station at one of the machines, but be sure to avoid peak periods when queues may be longer.
Step 4: Travel on the MRT to Marsiling Station (NS8) or Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
Take the MRT to Marsiling Station (NS8) or Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
The mall is located between them, but it’s closer to Marsiling Station.
Step 5: Alight from the train at Marsiling or Woodlands Station.
Select your preferred station and alight at Marsiling Station or Woodlands Station. I
Collect all of your belongings from the train before stepping off.
Step 6: Exit the station by following signs.
Exiting Marsiling Station
Marsiling MRT Station (NS8) is an above-ground station in the Woodlands West planning subzone. It is situated beside Woodlands Avenue 3, near Woodlands Centre Road, Woodlands Avenue 1 and Woodlands Street 11.
Expect to arrive at Level 2 of the station – where the train platforms are located.
Follow station signs down to Level 1 of the station (ground level concourse).
You can choose from four ground-level exits (A, B, C and D).
Exiting Woodlands Station
Woodlands MRT Station (NS9/TE2) is an interchange station between the North-South and Thomson East Coast lines. It will become busier in the future when the Thomson Line is fully operational.
You will arrive at Level 3 if you are using the North-South Line. However, expect to arrive at Basement Level 2 from the Thomson East Coast Line.
You can choose from seven different exits (numbered 1 through 7).
Step 7: Take the bus or walk from Marsiling Station (NS8) or Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
Walking Directions from Marsiling Station
Walking or taking the bus are both practical options once you exit Marsiling Station.
If you want to walk from the station to the mall then take Exit C which will bring you out onto Woodlands Avenue 3.
Walk east along Woodlands Avenue 3.
When you reach the junction with Woodlands Street 12 and Woodlands Street 32, cross under the North-South MRT Line.
You should see the front entrance of Marsiling Mall to your left (north). Enter the mall from there.
Bus Directions from Marsiling Station
Take Exit C from Marsiling Station and walk directly to the bus stop at the station (bus stop #46521 – Woodlands Ave 3 (Marsiling Stn).
Get on Bus 925, 950, 960, or 963, which travels along Woodlands Avenue 3.
Stay on the bus until your reach bus stop #46541 (Marsiling Mall).
Walk directly from the bus stop to the southern entrance of Marsiling Mall.
Is it faster to walk or take the bus from Marsiling Station to Marsiling Mall?
The walk from the station to the mall is about 10 minutes (750 m). However, if you can catch a bus right away to the mall, it’s faster (only about 5 minutes).
Walking Directions from Woodlands Station
Take Exit 1 from the station which will bring you out onto Woodlands Avenue 3.
Walk southwest along Woodlands Avenue 3 until you reach the paved walkway to the mall. Enter Marsiling Mall from there.
Bus Directions from Woodlands Station
Take Exit 3 and walk to Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub.
Wait for one of the following bus services: 911, 187, 856, 960, 963, 966
Once you are close to Marsiling Mall, get off the bus and walk to the mall entrance.
Is it faster to walk or take the bus from Woodlands Station to Marsiling Mall?
The walk from Woodlands Station takes about 13 minutes (1.1 km) for most people.
Alternatively, the bus ride takes about 8 minutes using a combination or bus 911 and walking to the mall.
The other bus services take about 15 minutes when you consider multiple stops along the way.
Getting to Marsiling Mall using Public Bus Services
With Marsiling Mall being situated between MRT stations, it makes sense for a lot of commuters to use public services to get there directly as opposed to using the MRT.
There are several convenient bus stops around the mall, making it easy to get dropped off without breaking a sweat on the way to the entrance.
Refer to the table below for the nearest bus stops to Marsiling Mall and the bus services going to each one.
|#46541 Marsiling Mall
(Most convenient bus stop)
|187, 856, 913M, 925, 925M, 950, 960, 960e, 961, 961M, 963, 963R, 963e, 966|
|#46549 Blk 347||187, 856, 925, 925A, 925M, 950, 960, 960e, 961, 961M, 963, 963R, 963e, 966, 966A|
|#46531 Blk 173||187, 856, 913M, 925, 925M, 950, 960, 906e, 961, 961M, 963, 963R, 963e, 966|
The first bus stop listed above is definitely the most convenient. But as you can see many of the same bus services go to all three of these stations.
Driving or Taking a Taxi to Marsiling Mall
You can save time and money by taking a car or taxi to Marsiling Mall in Woodlands.
For example, if you don’t live near an MRT station or beside a bus line servicing the mall, it might be better to drive directly there.
Taking a taxi to the mall may be cost-effective if you are splitting the fare between a few other people.
Parking is available at the mall if you drive your vehicle there.
The official address for Marsiling Mall is:
4 Woodlands Street 12, Singapore 738620
Woodlands Avenue 3 is the main road used to access the mall. You can get up to this area of Singapore by taking popular expressways such as SLE and BKE.
It’s always good practice to check road traffic conditions before leaving the mall. Avoiding traffic congestion will save you time (and money if you take a taxi).
What are the best hotels near Marsiling Mall?
After conducting some online research, we have discovered very few places to stay near Marsiling Mall. Instead, most visitors to the city choose to stay further south in popular areas such as Marina Bay, Chinatown and Little India.
Orchard Road is another popular spot for tourists.
We recommend staying at any of the properties listed below if you want convenient access to public transportation (MRT) during your stay:
Raffles Singapore (5-star, 9.4/10 review score – commonly known as the top luxury hotel in the city (elegant, historical, and romantic). Learn how to get there.
Fullerton Hotel (5-star, 9.0/10 review score – ideally located near Raffles Place Station, overlooking scenic Boat Quay).
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.
The properties listed above are in the 5-star range. If you are looking for a cheaper option, consider staying in Geylang, Kampong Glam, Chinatown or Little India.
Other Points of Interest in Woodlands
Marsiling Mall is definitely worth visiting while in Woodlands, but what else should you visit during the same day in this area?
Fortunately, there are several shopping malls not too far away that you can access with local public bus services.
Some of the most popular shopping centres near Marsiling Mall are:
Woodlands North Plaza
Of these malls, you might find Causeway Point to be one of the most convenient. It is right beside Woodlands Station – you can walk directly there.
What about eating at Woodlands?
Like other areas of Singapore, Woodlands has food courts in malls and some local hawker centres serving affordable meals.
Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre and Marsiling Lane Food Centre are two examples. You can eat here for much cheaper than more formal ‘dine-in restaurants’ in the city.
Woodlands is also a popular area for accessing recreational activities. Families head here with their children for some fun in the sun.
Woodlands Waterfront Park, for example, has a great waterfront boardwalk with scenic views of the Strait of Johor. Admiralty Park, Marsiling Park and Woodlands Galaxy Community Club are other places to check out for some exercise.
In case you didn’t know, Woodlands is famous for day trips north to Peninsular Malaysia (Malaysia is directly north).
Johor has several malls that are popular with Singaporeans. Legoland is also easy to access from Singapore.
Ideally, this step-by-step guide on how to get to Marsiling Mall in Singapore will get you there fast and affordably.
You will have to decide what the best mode of transportation is, and then it’s super easy to get there. Both Marsiling Station and Woodlands Station are within convenient walking distance of the mall. Bus connections from these stations are also available.
Whether you bus or walk from these MRT stations will depend on what time of day it is, how long it takes to wait for a bus, and whether you want to burn some additional calories?
Taking a public bus, taxi, or private vehicle to Marsiling Mall makes sense because it’s not right beside an MRT station. Refer to traffic apps before driving there to avoid unexpected delays.
Enjoy your day in Woodlands Singapore!