Get to Queensway Shopping Centre affordably and fast with these steps!
In this article, we will outline all the ways on how to get to Queensway Shopping Centre in Singapore.
As you might have guessed, there are multiple ways that you can get to this popular shopping mall using both private and public forms of transportation. We strongly suggest using the MRT or bus network or a combination of the two to get to Queensway.
As part of our step-by-step overview of getting to the mall, we will share information about MRT Lines, stations and bus services.
It is also important for you to know which other points of interest are located around Queensway Shopping Centre. Therefore, we will outline which surrounding malls and food centres can be visited during the same day!
Even though Queensway is not in a prime sightseeing area such as Marina Bay, you might be surprised by how many interesting places there are within walking distance of it.
Since there are multiple forms of tickets for getting around Singapore, we will share information about the best ticket/card for getting to the Mall in an affordable manner.
Queensway Shopping Centre in Singapore
As one of Singapore’s oldest shopping malls, Queensway Shopping Centre is a well- known destination for buying products, dining and socializing. It first opened its doors in 1976 and, over the years, has developed a reputation as a central location for buying sports equipment and apparel.
In other words, if you are looking for any sports-related products, this is one of the best places to shop! Prices are very competitive and are considered to be some of the cheapest in Singapore!
Queensway Shopping Centre is considered to be one of Singapore’s first multi-purpose shopping complexes. The Mall component of the complex consists of 4 levels and a basement carpark, but it is attached to a large 13-storey apartment building. It currently has about 150 shops which offer visitors a mix of shopping and dining opportunities, as well as services such as badminton racket fixing and printing office materials.
Queensway Shopping Centre is strategically located at the intersection of Jalan Bukit Merah and Alexandra Road. Consequently, there are several popular shopping centres and food centres within walking distance of it. Park Hotel Alexandra is across the intersection from Queensway and serves as a reliable place to stay in this area of Singapore.
Getting to Queensway Shopping Centre via MRT
Step 1: Go to the nearest MRT station.
If you want to go to Queensway Shopping Centre using MRT, then having convenient access to a station should be a priority.
People living year-round in Singapore (citizens and permanent residents, for instance) already likely have a ‘go-to’ station that they use regularly. In this case, jump down to step 2 below.
If you are visiting from abroad, you can save a lot of time and money by staying within walking distance of a station. Not only will you avoid time spent in road traffic, but you also will avoid taxi charges and parking fees.
Based on our experience staying all over the city, we have compiled a shortlist of properties within 3 minutes or less of their neighbouring stations. We have adjusted them according to price (luxury, mid-range and budget).
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)
Move down to the step below once your accommodation is all sorted.
Step 2: Map out your route to Queenstown, Redhill or Labrador Park MRT Station.
In the section below, we will provide information about three of the most convenient MRT stations getting to Queensway Shopping Centre.
But do take note that all surrounding MRT stations are roughly 15 minutes or more walking distance away. Therefore, most people transfer from the MRT to a bus to get to Queensway.
In the section below, we will outline the three most convenient stations for getting connecting bus services.
Best MRT Lines and Stations for Queensway
We recommend using going to one of the three following three MRT stations to access buses to Queensway Shopping Centre:
Labrador Park Station
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 also located along Singapore’s East-West (Green) Line and east of Queenstown Station.
Labrador Park Station is (CC-27) is on the Circle Line (Orange), and it is south of Alexandra Village Food Centre.
Step 3: Buy a ticket for your trip to Queensway Shopping Centre.
The three main types of tickets for the MRT system in Singapore are:
1) Singapore Tourist Passes
2) Stored Value Cards
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
You might want to buy a Tourist Pass if you are visiting for only a few days from abroad.
These are incredibly convenient for trips like this that require both train and bus services. Once you buy a card, you can use unlimited public transportation services for a set number of days (typically 1-3 days).
If you are in the city longer than 3 days, then consider buying a stored-value card.
We used one of these while we figured out how to get to Queensway Shopping Centre in Singapore.
Single and multi-trip tickets are a traditional ticket option that you can purchase right in the station before your trip. Avoid rush hour ticket lines when possible!!
Step 4: Travel to Queenstown, Redhill or Labrador Park Station using Singapore’s MRT.
Map out your expected line transfers in advance, and when you’re ready, ride the MRT to Queenstown, Redhill or Labrador Park Station.
Step 5: Get off the train at your station of choice.
Alight upon arrival at your station of choice. Collect all your stuff before you get off the train.
Step 6: Exit Queenstown, Redhill or Labrador Park Station.
Once you are off the train, begin looking for exit information. Signs should be visible throughout the station.
Exiting Queenstown Station
Queenstown MRT station has 4 exits to choose from (A, B, C and D).
Exiting Redhill Station
Redhill MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station, A and B.
Exiting Labrador Park Station
Labrador Park MRT station has just one exit leading to the ground level (A).
Step 7: Travel by bus from your MRT station to Queensway Shopping Centre.
Once you exit your Queenstown, Redhill or Labrador Park Station, then look for onward bus services to Queensway Shopping Centre.
It is also possible to walk from these stations, but it’s more practical to ride the bus if it’s hot outside or raining.
Bus Connections from MRT Stations
Bus from Queenstown Station to Queensway Shopping Centre
Take Exit C to leave the station. Then, turn right when you exit the station, take the escalator and stairs down.
Find the bus stop and wait there for Bus 195 (A/B) or bus 51.
Get on Bus 195/51.
Stay on Bus 195/51 until you reach a stop near Queensway.
Bus from Redhill Station to Queensway Shopping Centre
After alighting at Redhill, use Exit A.
Turn right when you exit the station. Walk straight across the road, and then turn right.
You should see a covered bus stop design to provide some shelter in bad or hot weather.
Get on either Bus 120 or Bus 33A.
Stay on the bus until it stops near Queensway along Alexandra Road. Walk across Alexandra Road to Queensway Shopping Centre.
Bus from Labrador Park Station to Queensway Shopping Centre
Use the pedestrian bridge at the station and walk north to Alexandra Road. Go to the bus stop beside Alexandra Retail Centre.
Get on any one of these bus services:
Get off the bus at Alexandra Hospital bus stop, which is south of Queensway Shopping Centre.
Walk 2 minutes north along Alexandra Road and turn left (west) to enter Queensway.
General Public Bus Services to Queensway Shopping Centre
It is also possible to get to Queensway Shopping Centre directly by bus, without using MRT services.
There are three convenient bus stops within a few minutes of Queensway. Refer to the bus stop information below and the walking directions. Then, take any of these buses throughout the city to one of these three bus stops to access the mall.
Bus Stop #11021
Location: After Queensway NPC HQ on Queensway
Bus Numbers: 51, 61, 93, 100, 123, 147, 153, 196, 198, 855, 961(C)
Walking directions to Queensway Shopping Centre:
Walk 200 m southeast along Queensway. Turn right (south) to enter the mall.
Bus Stop #11519
Location: Directly opposite Queensway Shopping Centre along Alexandra Road
Bus Numbers: 14, 33, 51, 61, 93, 100, 120, 195(A), 197.
Walking directions to Queensway Shopping Centre:
Walk 30 m south along Alexandra Road. Go up the stairs and take the pedestrian bridge across Alexandra Road. Go down the stairs and turn right (north).
Walk north along Alexandra Road and turn left to enter Queensway.
Bus Stop #11511
Location: Alexandra Hospital Bus Stop (directly in front of the hospital along Alexandra Road)
Bus Numbers: 14, 33(A), 51, 61, 93, 100, 120, 195(A/B), 197.
Walking directions to Queensway Shopping Centre:
Walk 200 metres north along Alexandra Road. Turn left (west) to enter Queensway.
Private Shuttle Bus on Weekends and Holidays
IKEA Alexandra offered a free shuttle bus service on weekends and holidays before the COVID pandemic:
Buona Vista Station
Tiong Bahru Station
Queensway Shopping Centre is only a 5-10 minute walk from IKEA. Therefore, you could technically take the free shuttle and shop at IKEA and then walk over to Queensway Shopping Centre.
You can get all the details about the free IKEA Shuttle Bus Service here.
Driving a Car to Queensway Shopping Centre
The mall is positioned at the southwest corner of Jalan Bukit Merah and Alexandra Road with an official address of:
1 Queensway, #B1-03, Queensway Shopping Centre, Singapore 149053
Common roads to take to this area of Singapore include:
Jalan Bukit Merah
Always remember to plan ahead and to look for any road congestion on your GPS before driving to Queensway.
Should you stay at a hotel near Queensway Shopping Centre?
There is one convenient hotel in this area that receives positive review scores from verified guests:
Park Hotel Alexandra (4-star, 8.6/10 score based on 715+ reviews)
But, if you are looking for an area with lots of hotels to choose from, this isn’t the best area!
Instead, try searching in Marina Bay, Orchard, Chinatown, Sentosa or Bugis for a great selection of properties.
In this guide, we have outlined how to get to Queensway Shopping Centre in Singapore. You should be able to make it to this popular mall in an efficient, affordable manner with these steps!
It really comes down to whether you want to take a bus directly to one of the three bus stops near the mall, or use the MRT and then connect to a public bus. The IKEA Alexandra free shuttle bus is another option, but it has no service during the week.
The area around the mall mainly consists of other shopping centres and popular, budget-friendly food centres. You can walk between them in 5-10 minutes quite easily.
Consider adding the following points of interest to your day itinerary here:
- IKEA Alexandra
- Anchorpoint Shopping Centre
- ABC Brickworks Food Centre
- Dawson Place Shopping Mall
- Alexandra Village Food Centre
- Alexandra Central Mall
Don’t forget to try a few meals at Alexandra Village Food Centre and ABC Brickworks. These popular hawker centres are very popular among local residents and for good reason! They are affordable and cater to popular local tastes. You can expect an extensive selection of both food and refreshments.