This is the complete guide on how to get to Red Dot Design Museum by MRT. By the end of this article, we hope that you will be able to reach this museum fast and easily without any trouble. Fortunately, the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore is well serviced by multiple MRT stations which make this the most practical way to get to the station.
We highly recommend using the MRT to get around Singapore and getting to this Museum is no exception. The Red Dot Design Museum is located along the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade. This is a great place for sightseeing and it is best to get to the museum on foot. You don’t want to be dealing with parking fees and other headaches on your way here.
Why should you visit the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore?
The Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore is a cutting-edge museum that showcases contemporary design and the winning items of the internationally recognized Red Dot Design Award competition. It is classified as a boutique museum but it still features over 200 design works that you can check out during a visit.
According to the official museum website, the “exhibition showcases design works from across different disciplines including innovative products, research concepts, communication works and art.” You will feel a sense of the future during a visit here. Expect to see neon lights and lots of photo opportunities.
It is also conveniently located in one of the most popular sightseeing areas in all of Singapore – Marina Bay. This is where you can find world-famous Marina Bay Sands and other attractions such as the Merlion and Singapore Flyer. Simply follow the steps below to get to this area and then you can have an action-packed day of sightseeing.
Getting to Red Dot Design Museum using the MRT
Step 1: Walk to a nearby MRT station and purchase a ticket.
Ideally, at this point in time, you have already booked a hotel near an MRT Station. This naturally avoids unnecessary taxi fees and time delays in Singapore’s traffic. Simply walk to the nearest station and prepare to buy a ticket.
Overall, there are three different types of tickets that you can purchase to use the MRT in Singapore. The one that you choose really depends on how frequently you want to use the system and how long you were staying in the city.
We have provided an overview of each type of MRT ticket below for your convenience.
Types of MRT Tickets in Singapore
There are three different types of MRT tickets/passes available in Singapore at the time of writing:
- Single trip tickets
- Stored value cards
- Singapore Tourist Passes
We have written a complete guide on how to buy MRT tickets in Singapore if you haven’t bought a ticket yet. As a general suggestion, we advise you to stick with single trip tickets if you want to ride the MRT only a few times while in the city. Simply buy them at the station. They have ticketing machines that you can use.
If you are spending more time in Singapore then try to get a stored-value card. When we were trying to figure out how to get to Red Dot Design Museum by MRT for the first time we used and EZlink card. You simply top up these cards with cash and then tap to enter and exit each station. This is the best option if you are staying in Singapore for more than 3 days.
Singapore Tourist Passes are the best choice for short term guests who want to see a lot of different things in Singapore. You have to travel a lot to get your money out of the card, but for some visitors, Tourist Passes are the only way to go!
Step 2: Plan on going to Bayfront, Downtown or Marina Bay Station.
You can reach Red Dot Design Museum by using 3 different MRT stations:
Bayfront Station (Downtown Line and Circle Line)
Downtown Station (Downtown Line)
Marina Bay Station (North-South Line, Circle Line, and Thompson East-Coast Line)
All of these are close enough to the Red Dot Design Museum that you don’t have to get overly fussy about which one you go to. Anyone of them will suffice.
Step 3: Take the MRT to Bayfront, Downtown or Marina Bay Station.
Before leaving for Red Dot Design Museum refer to the train maps that are located within each MRT station. If you have to transfer lines on the way to one of these stations, this is the way to find out!!
Tap your card/scan ticket to enter the system and then board the correct train en route to Red Dot Design Museum.
Step 4: Get off the train at Bayfront, Downtown or Marina Bay Station and walk to Red Dot Design Museum.
Since there are three stations that you can choose to walk from to reach the Museum, we will outline each one for you. Regardless of which one you use, remember to get close to the exit door well before you arrive at the station. Also, remember to bring all your belongings with you.
Walking from Bayfront Station to Red Dot Design Museum.
Red Dot Museum is located southwest of Marina Bay Sands and Bayfront Station.
Take Exit E to walk from Bayfront to Red Dot Design Museum.
Either walk along Bayfront Avenue or Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade to reach the Museum. It should take you about 4 minutes to walk the 280 meters from the station to the Museum.
Walking from Downtown Station to Red Dot Design Museum.
Red Dot Museum is located northwest of Downtown Station.
Take Exit C to walk from Downtown Station to Red Dot Design Museum. This will bring you out onto Straits View. Turn right and walk along Marina Boulevard. Cross Marina Boulevard towards Marina Bay and you should be right at the Museum.
It should take you about 6 minutes to walk the 500 meters from the station to the Museum.
Walking from Marina Bay Station to Red Dot Design Museum.
Red Dot Museum is located northeast of Marina Bay Station.
Take Exit B to walk from Marina Bay Station to Red Dot Design Museum. This exit will bring you out to Central Boulevard. Then walk north along Marina Way until you reach Marina Boulevard. Cross Marina Boulevard and you should be right beside the museum.
The walk from Marina Bay Station to Red Dot Design Museum is about 500 meters and this should take you about 6 minutes.
Should you stay near the Red Dot Design Museum while in Singapore?
The Red Dot Design Museum is located in one of the most picturesque areas of the entire city. Marina Bay is world-famous for its superb skyline views. Directly in front of the Red Dot Design Museum, you can capture exceptional views of Singapore’s main business district. Expect to see soaring towers with clear water reflections on the Bay.
Hotels in this area tend to be quite expensive, but there’s no denying the fact that some of the properties around the Red Dot Design Museum are some of the best in all of Asia!
Directly north of the Museum is Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9/10 review score). This is one of the most photographed hotels in the entire world and is extremely popular with visitors to the city. When you book a room at Marina Bay Sands you have a choice of getting a skyline view or not. We strongly suggest getting a skyline view room if you do have the budget.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore (5-star, 9.4/10 review score) is one of the best hotels in the city. It is directly across Marina Bay from the Red Dot Design Museum. Just look straight across the water! You can expect some of the best service standards in Asia at this hotel.
The Westin Singapore (5-star, 9/10 review score) is another solid option. It is conveniently located behind Downtown Station, so you can walk to/from the MRT very fast.
Staying near the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore is ideal if you can afford it.
The properties here are world-class and this is an excellent place for sightseeing. However, it does come at a cost. If you cannot afford this area then you might want to choose an area such as Chinatown or Clarke Quay where there are more boutique hotels and hostels available.
More questions about getting to the Red Dot Design Museum?
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Red Dot Design Museum by MRT has been helpful. We want to make sure you can get to the museum fast, and without any stress. If you do have additional questions please reach out to us via email. We would be more than happy to provide you with support.
While you were visiting the Red Dot Design Museum keep in mind that there are a lot of other attractions in this area worth exploring. For example, at the top of Marina Bay Sands Hotel, you will find the Sands Skypark. This is the best place in Singapore to capture unobstructed panoramic views of Singapore’s amazing Skyline. We highly recommend checking this out. furthermore, if you continue walking around Marina Bay you will be able to check out sites such as Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Flyer and the Merlion.
All of these attractions could be visited over one day in Singapore but if you’re taking your time it’s best to allocate a couple of days in this area. You can also easily access areas such as Chinatown, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay from here.