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Welcome to our step-by-step guide on how to get to Roberston Quay by MRT. When you have finished reading this article, you should be able to get to Robertson Quay in a fast and worry-free manner. And remember, taking the MRT in Singapore is affordable and a green choice compared to a private vehicle.
It won’t take you long to realize that Singapore has one of the best public transportation networks in the world. You can stay at a hotel right beside an MRT station cutting down on time and expenses. Consequently, you can get to and from Robertson Quay without stepping foot in a vehicle. You can take advantage of the transport network to get there without spending a lot of money (regardless of which area of the city you are staying in)!
Why should you visit Robertson Quay in Singapore?
Robertson Quay is one of Singapore’s best areas for an intimate dinner beside the Singapore River. At one time, Robertson Quay was one of Singapore’s largest wharfs, filled with shophouses and warehouses for trade. Later, it was converted into a commercial and residential hub.
Now, it is an excellent place to enjoy a chill evening out with loved ones or friends.
We use the word ‘chill’ to describe a night out in Robertson Quay because it is much tamer here than in neighbouring Clarke Quay, where nightclubs and rocking bands are more common.
You can expect to find excellent restaurants here along with some superb riverside hotels. Robertson Quay is popular with locals and tourists who have done their research before visiting Singapore. We highly recommend spending at least one evening here during your stay in the city.
Getting to Robertson Quay by MRT
Step 1: Select the right place to stay within walking distance of an MRT station.
We have written this guide with the assumption that you are not staying in Robertson Quay. Therefore, the first step in getting to this area is strategically selecting the right hotel in the right area.
Your travel budget and itinerary are factors to consider. We recommend staying at a hotel within 500 meters or less of an MRT station. You will then have quick access to and from the station. Getting to Robertson Quay should be fast and stress-free.
Here are two popular hotels for guests who want direct access to MRT stations:
Fairmont Singapore (8.9/10 Review Score) (Esplanade Station)
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore (9.3/10 Review Score) (City Hall Station)
Staying at either one of these ensures quick access to transportation on your way to Robertson Quay.
Step 2: Buy an MRT Ticket for your journey.
Getting to Robertson Quay is straightforward using public transportation because there are multiple stations that you can use to access the area.
You can take the MRT to the following stations to get to Robertson Quay:
Clarke Quay Station
Fort Canning Station
Outram Park Station
But before we discuss the best station, you have to figure out what kind of ticket you will use for the ride.
At the time of writing, there are two main types of MRT tickets that you can purchase:
- Stored value cards
- Singapore Tourist Passes
The type of MRT ticket you use to reach Robertson Quay depends on the two following questions:
How frequently do you plan on using the MRT and bus network? And…
How long are you in the city?
Singapore Tourist Passes are ideal if you plan to see many different attractions over a short period of time. Typically, these are best for 1-3 day stays in Singapore. You can ride unlimited buses and trains within a set period of time.
If you want to save up to 52% on attraction entrance fees we highly recommend buying a Multiple Attraction Pass for Singapore. So far, over 200,000 of these have been sold. You have to book the tickets in advance online to secure the big discount.
Stored value cards are a popular option amongst locals going to Robertson Quay.
Once purchased and topped up with cash, you can use them multiple times (sort of like a tap and go card). You won’t have to wait in line at ticketing kiosks every time you want to go somewhere in Singapore with one of these.
Step 3: Ride the MRT to one of these stations.
When your ticket is sorted, make your way to one of these stations to reach Robertson Quay:
Clarke Quay Station
Fort Canning Station
Outram Park Station
But, these are not all equal distances from Robertson Quay. Therefore, if you want the closest and most convenient station, try to use Clarke Quay Station or Fort Canning Station.
We usually use Clarke Quay or Fort Canning to get to Robertson Quay.
Clarke Quay Station is east of Robertson Quay and is on the North-East MRT line. Fort Canning Station is northeast of Robertson Quay and is on the Downtown Line.
Step 4: Alight at Clarke Quay or Fort Canning Station.
Check which line you are travelling on to Robertson Quay. If it is the North-East Line, then alight at Clarke Quay Station. But, if you’re on the Downtown Line, get off at Fort Canning Station.
As you approach either one of these stations, listen carefully for verbal announcements on the train. These will inform you of upcoming stations, so you don’t miss the right stop!
Step 5: Walk from Clarke Quay or Fort Canning Station to Robertson Quay.
If you alight at Clarke Quay Station, take Exit C to reach Robertson Quay.
Walk across Read Bridge and along the beautiful riverside walkway. The walk from Clarke Quay Station to Robertson Quay is approximately 800 meters (about 8-10 minutes).
Alternatively, take Exit A from Fort Canning Station to get to Robertson Quay.
The southwesterly walk should take you about 10 minutes (about 1 km) to reach the waterfront.
Should you stay in the Robertson Quay area?
Staying in the Robertson Quay area can be a wise decision if you want a quiet and scenic area. Walks along the river here are fantastic and eating out is fun here.
If you can find a hotel close to an MRT station, it’s a bonus!
Here are some of the highest-rated properties in Robertson Quay at the time of writing:
InterContinental Robertson Quay (5-star, 8.7/10 review score – right near the waterfront)
Fraser Place Robertson Walk Singapore (5-star, 8.7/10 review score – close to Fort Canning MRT)
Park Avenue Robertson (4-star, 9.1/10 review score – popular, well-priced condo-hotel)
Staying in Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, or Chinatown is also a wise decision because it’s easy to walk between these areas.
Any more questions about getting to Robertson Quay?
Robertson Quay is often under the radar of short-term visitors to Singapore. Boat Quay and Clarke Quay tend to receive more guests due to their proximity to Marina Bay.
But trust us, Robertson Quay’s laid-back vibe is contagious, and many people regret not visiting here sooner!
Definitely spend a night or two in this area. It’s an excellent spot for a romantic drink along the Singapore River. We consider it a superb date venue, so if you have a loved one, you can impress here! It’s also close to Fort Canning Park and the Battlebox Museum (MRT directions). Needless to say, you can develop an interesting itinerary that includes Robertson Quay.
We really hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Robertson Quay by MRT has been useful and detailed enough for you. If you require more information, kindly send us an email or comment below. We would be more than happy to help you out!