Get to Pasir Ris fast and easily with the detailed steps in this article.
Welcome to the step-by-step guide on how to get to Pasir Ris by MRT. As one of Singapore’s most popular recreational areas, it’s essential that you can get to Pasir Ris fast and affordably.
Fortunately, getting to Pasir Ris is relatively easy using Singapore’s extensive MRT network that consists of multiple lines servicing all corners of the city. Regardless of whether you are living in Singapore or visiting abroad, we will provide you with detailed information about:
– Selecting the best MRT line(s) and station for getting to Pasir Ris.
– Choosing the best type of MRT ticket.
– Creating an efficient itinerary of the Pasir Ris area (including shopping malls and recreational areas).
Although there may be a preferred MRT line for getting to Pasir Ris, you can access the area from most MRT lines in the city because of the transfer stations along the way. Using the MRT in Singapore makes sense from both an environmental and cost-saving perspective.
You can save money by avoiding unnecessary taxi and parking fees, bypassing road traffic and helping to protect the environment while doing so!
Why should you visit Pasir Ris in Singapore?
Pasir Ris is an area of the East Region of Singapore and borders areas such as Tampines, Sengkan, Changi, Paya Lebar, and Punggol.
Although Pasir Ris may not be as famous as Marina Bay, Chinatown and Sentosa, amongst domestic and foreign tourists, it has an impressive selection of recreational areas and facilities to check out.
Upon arrival in Pasir Ris, you will be able to choose from many family-friendly points of interest. Aside from having direct access to White Sands Shopping Mall, you can head north to:
- Pasir Ris Park
- Pasir Ris Beach
- Town Park
- Wild Wild Wet @ Downtown East (waterpark)
- Pasir Ris Fishing Pond
- Pasir Ris Park Playground
Since there are so many recreational opportunities in Pasir Ris, it’s a popular area for Singaporeans on weekends. It’s common to see people having picnics here and exercising in the parks.
After working out or having some fun with friends/children, people head out for some food.
Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre offers visitors delicious traditional meals at affordable prices. If you want to sample some of Pasir Ris restaurants and cafes, you will find them here, too!
White Sands Shopping Mall, E!Avenue @ Downtown East, and E!Hub @ Downtown East are popular places to shop, dine and hang out. They are either within walking distance or a very short ride away from all the recreational places mentioned above.
Pasir Ris West Plaza and Elias Mall are also located in Pasir Ris, but they are more challenging to access using MRT. Consider checking them out if you have a car or want to hop on the bus.
Conveniently, you can get to Pasir Ris directly by MRT or take a bus to the Pasir Ris Bus Interchange. Therefore, it’s possible to take the train there and then the bus back or vice versa.
Getting to Pasir Ris using MRT:
Step 1: Access the most convenient MRT Station.
Getting to Pasir Ris is very easy if you are starting your trip at a convenient station. And by convenient we mean, a station close to where you are or staying in Singapore!
Once you access the MRT, it’s a matter of following the map and transferring lines where needed.
If you are staying in Singapore as a citizen or permanent resident, then jump down to step #2 because you already know which station is the closest to your location.
Are you Visiting from Abroad?
If you are visiting Singapore from abroad, then try to prioritize where you stay in the city.
Making your way to Pasir Ris is a lot easier if you don’t have to get in a taxi every time you want to access the MRT network. Try to find a place within 3-4 minutes or less from the nearest station.
Being only 500 meters or less from the closest MRT station will make it more efficient to access other city areas (besides Pasir Ris).
To help you with your accommodation, we have researched the largest accommodation websites and identified popular properties within walking distance of convenient MRT Stations. They are categorized below according to their respective price level:
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, very close to Bayfront Station)
Hotel Bencoolen @ Hong Kong Street (4-star, 8.3/10 review score, very close to Clarke Quay Station)
Chic Capsule Otel (2-star, 8.5/10 review score, very close to Chinatown Station)
You can walk from any of these hotels to their neighbouring stations in 3 minutes or less. Once your accommodation is sorted, you can begin your journey to Pasir Ris in Singapore using the MRT.
Step 2: Plan your trip to Pasir Ris Station.
The section below will outline the best MRT line(s) and station to access Pasir Ris. Remember that the line(s) you take to get to Pasir Ris will depend on which part of Singapore you are starting your trip from.
If you begin your journey in Marina Bay, your route will look a lot different from Kallang or another city area.
Pasir Ris – Line and Station Information
It’s easy to remember the best station for getting to Pasir Ris because it is Pasir Ris MRT Station.
Pasir Ris Station (EW-1) is the first station along the East-West Line (Green Line).
Tampines Station is the next stop south of Pasir Ris.
There is no current station north of Pasir Ris.
Pasir Ris is located on the East-West Line, but many commuters get to this area using the Downtown Line (Blue Line). You can take the Downtown Line to Tampines Station, then transfer lines (from the Downtown Line to the East-West Line).
Then ride the MRT one station north to Pasir Ris.
As you can see, Singapore’s MRT network is convenient because regardless of where you begin your trip, line transfers make it easy to get to any corner of the city (including Pasir Ris).
Step 3: Purchase your ticket/card to reach Pasir Ris.
There are various forms of tickets/cards to get to Pasir Ris, but the most popular options include:
1) Singapore Tourist Passes
2) Stored Value Cards
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
Are you visiting Singapore from abroad?
Consider buying a Singapore Tourist Pass if you are visiting for only a few days from another country.
You can buy a Tourist Pass for a set number of days (usually between 1 and 3 days).
If you develop a well-planned itinerary your Tourist Pass can save you a lot of time and headaches! Once purchased, you can use these for unlimited bus and MRT rides throughout Singapore. But if you don’t travel around a lot, you won’t get the money out of the card. Think about how busy you plan on being and make a decision based on your plans.
More conventional ticket options to Pasir Ris include single and multi-trip tickets. Simply buy these at a ticketing machine on the way to Pasir Ris, and you should be good to go!
You likely already have a stored-value card if you are staying in Singapore.
We used a stored value card while discovering how to get to Pasir Ris by MRT.
They are popular with Singaporeans and long-term visitors because they work for both bus and MRT rides. Buy one, top it up with cash, and you’ll be good to go.
Step 4: Take the MRT to Pasir Ris Station.
Travel to eastern Singapore on the MRT and make any necessary transfers to the East-West Line. As you approach Pasir Ris Station, remember that the last stop before it is Tampines Station.
When you stop at Tampines, get closer to an exit on the train.
Step 5: Get off at Pasir Ris Station.
Alight at Pasir Ris Station. Remember to collect all your stuff before getting off of the train.
Step 6: Walk or bus from Pasir Ris Station to your point of interest in Pasir Ris.
When you arrive at Pasir Ris MRT Station, you can choose from three exits on the station’s ground floor (Exits A, B, and C).
Most of the popular points of interest in Pasir Ris are north of the station. Pasir Ris Town Park is the exception to this rule. It is southeast of the station.
How long does it take to walk from Pasir Ris Station to the most popular places in Pasir Ris?
Once you exit Pasir Ris Station, you will have to decide how you plan to get to your destination in the area. Fortunately, most points of interest are close to the station!
For your convenience, in the section below, we have summarized the distance and approximate walking time to reach Pasir Ris from the MRT Station.
Pasir Ris Park – 800 m, 10-minute walk
Wild Wild Wet @ Downtown East (waterpark) – 1.2 km, 15-minute walk
Pasir Ris Beach – 1.8 km, 22-minute walk
Town Park – 400 m, a 5-minute walk
Fishing Pond – 600 m, 7-minute walk
Park Playground – 1.7 km, 20-minute walk
Two of the closest points of interest relative to Pasir Ris Station are White Sands Mall and Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre. These are two of the best places to eat in Pasir Ris.
White Sands is directly opposite Pasir Ris MRT station. You can walk between them in under 1 minute.
Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre is only 400 meters northeast of Pasir Ris Station. You can walk there in 3 minutes from the station.
Is staying in Pasir Ris a good idea?
Although the Pasir Ris is a popular recreational area for Singaporeans, it doesn’t offer much accommodation.
Day trips to Pasir Ris are popular amongst locals because there are many outdoor recreational facilities north of the station and mall. You can take the MRT or a bus here and then spend the day outdoors.
Based on our online research, we only found one main property in Pasir Ris near the station that is popular amongst domestic and international tourists:
D’Resort @ Downtown East (4-star, 7.9/10 score based on 1820+ reviews)
It is convenient to access Wild Wild West @ Downtown East, E!Hub @ Downtown East, and the Pasir Ris area parks and beaches.
If you would like much more choice in terms of accommodation, check out Marina Bay, Orchard or Chinatown. You could stay in one of these areas and then follow these directions to Pasir Ris without much trouble. Having a stored-value card or a Singapore Tourist Pass would make this stress-free.
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Pasir Ris by MRT has given you all the information you need to get there fast and easy!
Pasir Ris is quite far from downtown Singapore, so it naturally becomes an outdoor playground for Singaporeans. There are several recreational areas here that cater to families and those seeking some fresh air! It’s also a great place to exercise.
Don’t forget to grab a few delicious meals at Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre. The food here tends to be affordable and well prepared. It is only a few minutes from the station, so it is also easy to access.
Remember to bring along lots of refreshments, sunscreen and appropriate clothing for Pasir Ris! Singapore has intense sun during peak hours. Also, if you love bird-watching, there is a tower here in Pasir Ris Park. It’s about 10 minutes north of the MRT Station.
If you have any questions about Pasir Ris, please feel free to send us an email. We would be delighted to help!!