Use this guide to get to Singapore Cruise Centre fast and affordably – guaranteed.
Welcome to the step-by-step guide on how to get to Singapore Cruise Centre by MRT. We have written this detailed article to ensure that you can get to the Cruise Centre in Singapore affordably, efficiently and without unnecessary stress.
Regardless of whether you are Singaporean, a permanent resident or a tourist visiting this wonderful city, we will give you every single step required to get there. By the end of this article, you will also learn about other exciting points of interest around the Singapore Cruise Centre. You will be able to create an itinerary that includes surrounding malls and attractions.
Fortunately, Singapore Cruise Centre is very well serviced by the MRT. Therefore, you can make it there without breaking the bank, and if you have luggage, it’s just a short walk from the nearest station to the entrance.
Singapore Cruise Centre – Useful Information
Singapore Cruise Centre (SCC) is a premier cruise facility that is located in a strategic spot in Sentosa’s HarbourFront Precinct. It is only a 20-minute taxi ride from Changi International Airport and minutes from prominent places like Sentosa Island.
Singapore Cruise Centre was renovated in 2012 and currently boasts fantastic facilities and services. It consists of three ferry terminals and one award-winning international cruise terminal.
One of the most convenient things about using Singapore Cruise Centre to access your cruise is that it is very close to neighbouring malls that have tons of shops and restaurants to choose from. For example, HarbourFront Centre is attached to Singapore Cruise Centre and VivoCity Mall (one of the largest malls in Singapore) is directly east of it. Consequently, you can arrive early for your cruise, knowing that you will have a surplus of restaurants, shops and services at your fingertips.
We suggest that you arrive early at Singapore Cruise Centre and enjoy the convenient facilities nearby!
Specific Details – Getting to Singapore Cruise Centre by MRT
Step 1: Walk to the nearest MRT station.
A lot of different people take cruises from Singapore Cruise Centre. Singaporeans, permanent residents and foreign tourists all use this facility. So, if you live in Singapore, all you need to do is access the closest MRT station to your residence.
Visitors to Singapore will have to find a station close to their hotel or hostel. You don’t want to be walking too far with your cruise luggage, so it’s best to book a room very close to a station.
Fortunately, Singapore has tons of hotels, and many of them are within 500 metres or less of MRT stations. Here are a few examples of popular hotels for visitors staying in the city. All of these are 3 minutes from the closest MRT stations (mentioned below):
Conrad Centennial Singapore (5-star)(very close to Promenade Station)
Ascott Raffles Place (5-star) (very close to Raffles Place Station)
Marina Bay Sands (5-star) (very close to Bayfront Station)
Take your time and find the right spot for you and your companions! Singapore gets really hot (especially during the afternoon), so where you stay is really important!!!
Once your accommodation is sorted, walk to the nearest station and begin your MRT trip to Singapore Cruise Centre.
Step 2: Purchase a multi-use card or ticket for your trip to the Singapore Cruise Centre.
If you are a Singaporean or a permanent resident, you likely already have a public transportation card that can be used for the MRT. Double-check that it is topped up for your trip to Singapore Cruise Centre.
If you are visiting Singapore, you will have to purchase a card or ticket for your trip to SCC in the HarbourFront area.
Try your best to answer these three questions before you buy an MRT ticket to Singapore Cruise Centre:
How long are you staying in Singapore? More or less than three days?
Do you plan on sightseeing in many areas of Singapore, or are you just going to Singapore Cruise Centre?
Do you want to spend time waiting in line at ticketing counters in stations?
We have listed the three general forms of tickets. Please read the information below and select the type of ticket/card that suits you best!
- Single trip tickets
- Singapore Tourist Passes
- Stored value cards
Singapore Tourist Passes if you are visiting the city for 1-3 days. These passes are awesome if you plan to go to many different areas/attractions over this time frame, but they are not suitable for just 1-2 trips per day.
When you buy a Singapore Tourist Pass, you can enjoy unlimited MRT, LRT and bus rides. You can use them for any combination of bus and MRT on the way to Singapore Cruise Centre. Typically, they are purchased for 1-3 days, depending on the length of your stay in Singapore. If you have an action-packed itinerary in Singapore, buy one!
Other Ticket Options
Alternatively, you can get what is called a ‘stored-value card’. These are a great option if you are in the city for more than three days and plan on using public transportation to get around. Picture these as a ‘top-up’ and ‘go’ type of card.
We used a stored value card while figuring out how to get to Singapore Cruise Centre by MRT. The important thing about this card is you want to have some extra balance on it, so you don’t even have to worry about topping it up. If you are topping it up all the time, it defeats the purpose of getting the card!
Single trip tickets are the third alternative for getting around Singapore’s MRT.
You can purchase one ticket directly in the station before you begin your trip to Singapore Cruise Centre. These are not the best option if you also plan to take a bus on the way to the Singapore Cruise Centre or you are in a hurry to get there. Line-ups can get long at ticketing machines during peak travel times.
Therefore, try to avoid peak travel times when ticketing machines are busy purchasing a single-trip ticket.
Step 3: Plan on travelling to HarbourFront Station.
The closest and most convenient station for getting to Singapore Cruise Centre is HarbourFront Station.
To plan and map out your trip to Singapore Cruise Centre, refer to the public transportation map in the station. You can also ask for help from one of the station workers.
Step 4: Ride the MRT to HarbourFront Station.
HarbourFront Station (CC29/NE1) is located on the two following lines in Singapore:
Circle Line – represented in orange on the public transportation map.
North-East Line – shown in purple on the map.
There is currently construction underway to connect HarbourFront Station to Marina Bay Station. But, for the time being, most travellers staying in downtown Singapore will stop at Outram Park Station directly before HarbourFront.
Once you stop at Outram Park, move closer to an exit and get your personal belongings ready.
Step 5: Alight at HarbourFront Station.
Once the train stops at HarbourFront Station on the way to Singapore Cruise Centre, alight. Don’t forget to bring along all of your luggage!
Step 6: Exit HarbourFront Station and walk to Singapore Cruise Centre.
When you arrive at HarbourFront MRT station, you will have the choice of five exits:
A, B, C, D, E
Exits A, B, C and D all offer ground-level access, whereas exit E is an underground exit leading to Basement 2 of the VivoCity Shopping Mall.
Take Exit B at HarbourFront Station to walk to Singapore Cruise Centre.
Walking directions from HarbourFront Station to Singapore Cruise Centre:
Once you alight from the train at HarbourFront, you will be delighted to see that the station is connected to HarbourFront Centre, a shopping mall directly attached to Singapore Cruise Centre.
Follow the signs to HarbourFront Centre from the station, and you will eventually reach the Ground Level of the mall.
Enter the mall, turn left and walk south through the mall to the back section. Along the way, you will pass by numerous restaurants and shops such as Starbucks and McDonalds.
Refer to the signs and walk to the Departures Section of Singapore Cruise Centre.
How long does it take to walk from HarbourFront Station to Singapore Cruise Centre?
You can expect the walk from HarbourFront Centre to Singapore Cruise Centre to take about 5-7 minutes on average. The walkthrough HarbourFront Centre is quick and airconditioned, so this is an easy transfer to complete.
Should you stay at a hotel near Singapore Cruise Centre or stay elsewhere?
Staying close to Singapore Cruise Centre can be a practical decision if you travel with a lot of luggage!
Most of the hotels in this corner of Singapore are located on Sentosa Island. Travelodge HarbourFront Singapore (4-star, 7.9/10 review score based on 1100+ reviews) is the closest hotel on the mainland of Singapore in relation to the Cruise Centre.
If you are not interested in staying on Sentosa Island, it’s easy to get to HarbourFront Station from Chinatown. All you need to do is head two stations south along the North-East line to reach HarbourFront. Chinatown is known as one of the coolest areas of the city and it’s loaded with temples, markets, shops and budget-friendly hotels.
Conclusion – Getting to Singapore Cruise Centre by MRT.
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Singapore Cruise Centre by MRT has been clear and useful! Remember, our goal was to get you there fast and to reduce any stress along the way!
Singapore Cruise Centre can get busy, but this depends a lot on when you arrive in relation to cruise ships. HarbourFront Centre is physically attached to the Cruise Centre and serves as a convenient service centre for passengers. Consider grabbing one of your favourite snacks before boarding your ship. You can also purchase handy travel-related products here that may make your cruise experience more convenient.
Singapore Cruise Centre is conveniently located near VivoCity Mall, Sentosa Island and Chinatown. Therefore, you can easily create a 1-day itinerary of this area. Sentosa Island can be accessed from VivoCity Mall and the Sentosa Express Train. There are tons of things to do on Sentosa Island for solo visitors and families with children.
If you have any questions about how to get to Singapore Cruise Centre by MRT, please send us an email or comment below. We would be delighted to help you in any way possible!