Get to Pasir Ris Park super fast and affordably with these detailed steps.
Are you wondering how to get to Pasir Ris Park by MRT?
This article will provide you with all the steps required to get to Pasir Ris Park using Singapore’s extensive MRT network.
Pasir Ris Park is a popular recreational area in the eastern portion of Singapore. Despite its location away from downtown, it is very popular among Singaporeans and permanent residents in the city. People head here to picnic, exercise and catch some fresh air. Children enjoy the beaches, playgrounds and open areas for running around.
Like most places in Singapore, it’s possible to take the MRT to the immediate area around Pasir Ris Park.
You need to know which MRT lines to take, which station is the most convenient, and how to buy tickets. We will outline this information in detail and also provide you with some solid itinerary recommendations of attractions.
Using the MRT in Singapore is a wise idea for various reasons. First of all, it is cost-effective, efficient and very reliable. It is also environmentally friendly relative to taking a private vehicle to Pasir Ris Park and other points of interest.
Visiting Pasir Ris Park – Useful Information
Pasir Ris Park is an ideal spot for you and your family to enjoy. One of the main reasons it is a popular recreational venue is that it caters to many different interests. For example, active outdoor enthusiasts enjoy water sports, cycling, running and in-line skating.
Nature enthusiasts enjoy pony rides, bird watching and exploring the scenic mangroves and impressive range of flora and fauna. There is even an area called the “Kitchen Garden”. You can smell and touch a large selection of spices, herbs and vegetables.
A bonus about visiting Pasir Ris Park is that there are camping facilities here. You can barbecue your food at one of the 65 BBQ pits. If you want to spend the evening, you can buy a camping permit and sleep in a tent under the stars.
Nature photography is popular at Pasir Ris Park. The Mangrove Boardwalk, Birdwatching Tower and Butterfly Tower are ideal places to take photos of animals and vibrant plants.
Children keep busy at the Pasir Park Playground and Maze Garden.
Just remember to bring along a lot of water, sunscreen and snacks for your time at Pasir Ris Park. And, once you are done here, head to one of the other exciting points of interest in Pasir Ris!
Getting to Pasir Ris Park using MRT:
Step 1: Walk to the nearest MRT Station.
Pasir Ris Park is much easier to get to if you begin your trip near an MRT station. Avoiding taxi fees and long, inefficient walks to the MRT are reasons to take your time when selecting an area to stay in Singapore.
Fortunately, there are tons of hotels and hostels within close walking distance of neighbouring stations. We recommend being 500 m or less from a station which usually converts to 3-4 minutes of max walking time.
Location in Singapore is Key
Although Singapore has several MRT lines all over the city, not all areas offer the same convenience. For example, Marina Bay, Chinatown, Orchard and Bugis are popular areas due to sights, stations and malls.
The section below summarizes three hotels that we know are very close to their neighbouring MRT stations that provide convenient access to the system. If you stay at any one of these properties, you will be able to get to your station quickly, saving you a lot of time throughout your entire stay in Singapore.
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 Pasir Ris Park.
Step 2: Buy a ticket to Pasir Ris Park.
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
And the one you choose to purchase depends on your circumstances in the city. For example, if you are a Singaporean or a permanent resident of Singapore, chances are that you already have a stored-value card.
We used a stored value card while we learned how to get to Pasir Ris Park by MRT.
These cards are simple to use. All you have to do is purchase a card and top it up with some cash, and you’ll be good to go. Simply tap the card to enter and exit buses and trains through the city.
The most conventional type of tickets is single and multi-trip tickets. You can purchase these directly at the station when you are beginning your trip to Pasir Ris Park.
The downside of using one of these cards is that you may have to wait in line during peak commuter times.
Are you only in Singapore for a few days?
You might want to buy a Singapore Tourist Pass if you visit Singapore for 1-3 days.
Singapore tourist passes are best suited for visitors with a very jam-packed itinerary.
These Passes offer you unlimited bus and train rides through the city, so it’s essential to plan your trip so that you get your money’s worth out of the card. You only plan to use your tourist pass to get to and from Pasir Ris Park; then, you will not get total value from your purchase.
Step 3: Plan your MRT route to Pasir Ris MRT Station.
Getting to Pasir Ris Park efficiently means knowing which lines and which station is best. Singapore has several MRT lines, which makes it easy to get around, but it can also confuse some commuters because there are a lot of different transfer stations along the way to your destination.
In the section below, we outline the best station for getting to Pasir Ris Park and important line information.
Get there fast and easy with no headaches along the way.
Getting to Pasir Ris Park – Line and Station Info
You need to know that the best station for reaching Pasir Ris Park is Pasir Ris Station.
Because they have similar names, you should be able to remember Pasir Ris Station easily.
Pasir Ris Station (EW-1) is the first station along the East-West Line (Green Line).
It currently has only one neighbouring station south – Tampines Station.
If you are beginning your trip at a station along the East-West line, it will be super easy to access Pasir Ris Park. Just stay on the line, and you will eventually make it there!
However, many people in Singapore do not stay near the East-West line and, therefore, will have to make a transfer on the way to Pasir Ris Park.
Standard transfer stations for this trip may include:
As long as you know this information in advance, you should be able to select the correct transfer station before you even begin your trip to Pasir Ris Station (and Park).
Step 4: Take the MRT to Pasir Ris Station, completing transfers (if needed) along the way.
With your route planned and your ticket in hand, travel on Singapore’s MRT Network to Pasir Ris Station.
Complete necessary transfers along the way and listen carefully for verbal instructions.
Step 5: Get off the train at Pasir Ris Station.
Alight at Pasir Ris Station with all of your personal belongings.
Step 6: Exit Pasir Ris Station.
When you arrive at Pasir Ris MRT Station, you will have three main exits to choose from on the ground floor (Exits A, B, and C).
Take Exit A from Pasir Ris Station to reach Pasir Ris Park.
Step 7: Walk from Pasir Ris Station to Pasir Ris Park
The first thing you need to know about walking to Pasir Ris Park is that it consists of different sections. Therefore, walking can take different amounts of time depending on where you want to go in the park!
Walking Directions from Pasir Ris Station to Pasir Ris Park
We will outline below how to walk to the closest entry point of Pasir Ris Park from the station.
Take Exit A from Pasir Ris Station, and this will bring you out to this covered walkway between the station and White Sands Mall.
Follow the covered walkway west to Pasir Ris Drive 8. Turn right on Pasir Ris Drive 8.
Walk north along Pasir Ris Drive 8 and cross Pasir Ris Drive 3. Continue walking north along Pasir Ris Green directly into Pasir Ris Park.
How long does it take to walk from Pasir Ris Station to Pasir Ris Park?
The walk from Pasir Ris Station to Pasir Ris Park is only 5-6 minutes. The distance to the closest entry point to the park is only 650 m north of the station. Expect the walk to be short and sweet.
But, do keep in mind that it may take you up to 22 minutes to walk to Pasir Ris Beach and some of the northernmost points in the park. They are about 2 km north of Pasir Ris Station.
Can you take a bus to Pasir Ris Park instead?
Singapore is well serviced with bus routes, and this includes Pasir Ris Park.
Here is a list of bus stops that are commonly used by people visiting Pasir Ris Park:
78109 (Downtown East)
78091 (Opp Downtown East)
Bus stop no. 77129 (Opp Unit 104),
77119 (Aft Pasir Ris Way)
If you take the MRT to Pasir Ris Station, you can walk to the park, but some people might want to get alternative transport to avoid lengthy walks in Singapore’s intense heat. Also, keep in mind that the Pasir Ris Bus Interchange is directly north of Pasir Ris Station. Any bus terminating there will provide easy access to Pasir Ris Park.
Is Pasir Ris a popular area to stay in Singapore?
Although Pasir Ris is very popular for recreational activities, it definitely is not one of the most popular areas for foreign tourists to stay in Singapore.
One of the reasons for this is that it does not have nearly as many hotels, resorts, or hostels as other popular areas such as Orchard, Chinatown, Marina Bay and Bugis.
Remember, you can also camp in a tent in Pasir Ris Park.
We decided to research accommodation websites to find which places are available in the Pasir Ris area.
One property is located in a convenient spot and it receives pretty good reviews:
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.
As an alternative to staying in Pasir Ris, consider staying closer to the downtown and following this MRT guide to getting here.
Conclusion and Trip Planning Ideas
We genuinely hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Pasir Ris Park by MRT will help you save time, money and possible headaches along the way!
Once you get to Pasir Ris Park, don’t leave the area without checking out some of the fantastic points of interest in and around the park.
Pasir Ris is an outdoor playground for people of all ages, and that’s why it is very popular with families.
Some of the most popular outdoor venues include the following:
- Pasir Ris Beach
- Pasir Ris Town Park
- Wild Wild Wet @ Downtown East (waterpark)
- D’Best Fishing – Pasir Ris Fishing Pond
- Pasir Ris Park Playground
Shoppers and foodies are also well taken care of in Pasir Ris!
If you are interested in shopping, dining or chilling at a cafe, visit White Sands Shopping Mall, E!Avenue @ Downtown East, and E!Hub @ Downtown East.
One of Singapore’s most modern hawker centres is minutes away from Pasir Ris Park and the station – Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre. The first floor serves delicious traditional dishes, whereas the second floor is famous for eclectic, fusion dishes that you may have never seen before!
If you have any questions about the directions in this article or anything else about sightseeing in Singapore, send us an email or comment. Enjoy your time at Pasir Ris Park, and don’t forget to bring lots of water and sunscreen!