Get to Singapore Indoor Stadium fast and affordably with this comprehensive article.
By the end of reading this completed guide on how to get to Singapore Indoor Stadium by MRT, you should get there fast and efficiently.
As part of Singapore’s Sports Hub, Singapore Indoor Stadium is in the middle of this world-class athletics centre, and not far from Singapore’s main attractions. Fortunately, it is directly accessible using MRT services and conveniently within walking distance from a few stations.
By the end of this article, we will outline what are the most convenient places to stay and the most convenient station for accessing Singapore Indoor Stadium, along with answers to the following questions:
What kind of MRT ticket is best for getting to the Indoor Stadium?
How long and far is the walk from the MRT to the Indoor Stadium?
What other places are worth visiting that are near Singapore Indoor Stadium?
In the direct section below, we outline some important information about Singapore Indoor Stadium to plan for your trip.
Singapore Indoor Stadium – Interesting Information Before You Arrive
Singapore Indoor Stadium is a 12,000-seat indoor sports area that is located in Kallang. It first opened back in 1989, and over the years, it has hosted numerous athletic competitions and concerts. It is the annual home of the Singapore Badminton Open and has welcomed electrifying shows from acclaimed international artists such as Elton John and Taylor Swift.
The convenient thing about visiting Singapore Indoor Stadium is that you will also have direct access to other exceptional athletic facilities within Singapore Sports Hub. Singapore National Stadium, for example, is only 1 minute away from the Indoor Venue. If you visit this area of Singapore, you will have no shortage of family activities to enjoy, such as tennis, ice skating and bowling (among other things).
Although the maximum seating capacity is 12,000, Singapore Indoor Stadium often welcomes fewer guests depending on the stage requirements or the number of court spaces used during athletic competitions. Since it has a much lower capacity relative to its neighbour, the National Stadium, the indoor venue has a more intimate atmosphere during live performances.
Singapore Indoor Stadium is only a few kilometres east of the world-famous Marina Bay and Singapore’s famous skyline. You can visit here quickly and easily using public transportation from the downtown area of the city.
Step-by-Step Details – Getting to Singapore Indoor Stadium by MRT
Step 1: Walk to the most convenient station.
The first step in getting to Singapore Indoor Stadium is to walk to the most convenient station. Singaporeans and permanent residents likely already know which station to go to, but this may not be the case for visitors.
When you are planning a trip to Singapore, focus on getting a room in a convenient location. And by ‘convenient’ we mean close to an MRT station!
To maximize your use of public transportation, being 500 metres or less from a station makes your life a lot easier. Get to and from stations without spending money on taxis and avoid Singapore’s intense afternoon sun.
Fortunately, you should have no problem finding convenient hotels in Singapore. There are hundreds of hotels near stations. Refer to the popular list below, where we have included very high rated hotels within 2-3 minutes of stations:
Raffles Hotel Singapore (5-star, 9.4/10 review score, very close to Esplanade Station)
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, very close to Bayfront Station)
After your accommodation is sorted, make your way to the nearest station to begin your journey to Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Step 2: Buy an MRT ticket to reach Singapore National Stadium.
There are multiple types of tickets/cards available for your MRT ride to Singapore National Stadium. And, to select the right one for you, first consider the following questions:
Are you staying in Singapore for more or less than three days?
Would you rather save time or money when buying tickets?
Are you just travelling to/from Singapore Indoor Stadium, or do you have a busy, multi-day itinerary?
Next, refer to the information below to finalize your decision:
- Singapore Tourist Passes
- Stored value cards
Singapore tourist passes are popular with tourists visiting the city for 3 days or less.
We recommend these for short trips within the city. Busy travellers can save a lot of money and stress using a tourist pass. You can use a Singapore Tourist Pass unlimited times for buses and trains (MRT) in the city. You won’t get your money’s worth unless you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing.
Tourist Passes are convenient if you plan to use both the MRT and bus services to get to Singapore Indoor Stadium and other places throughout the city.
Additional Information: How to buy Singapore Tourist Passes – The Complete Guide.
Other Ticket Option
Stored value cards are the third main option for getting to Singapore Indoor Stadium. There are also different versions of ‘stored-value cards,’ but they all pretty much function the same way. Once you buy one, top it up and then simply tap and go on buses and trains throughout the city.
We used a stored value card while discovering how to get to Singapore Indoor Stadium by MRT. Make sure that you have extra cash on your card to avoid unnecessary delays.
Get all the details: How to buy MRT tickets in Singapore – Everything you need to know.
Step 3: Plan on riding the MRT to either Kallang Station or Stadium Station (best option).
We will outline how to get to Singapore Indoor Stadium using two main stations:
But if you want the shortest walk to Singapore Indoor Stadium from the MRT, Stadium Station is the closest and most convenient option!!!!
We will also discuss information on getting to the Indoor Stadium from Kallang Station. But take note, the walk is farther because it is on a different MRT Line.
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Kallang or Stadium Station.
Before you get on the train, refer to the map in the station or on your phone to see if you need to transfer MRT lines.
Here is the line information below to get you started:
Stadium Station (CC6) is conveniently located on the Circle Line (shown in orange on the map). Go to Stadium Station if you want the shortest and fastest walk from the MRT to the Indoor Stadium.
Kallang Station (EW10) is located on the East-West (green line). It is without question further, but it’s an okay option if you don’t want to deal with the headaches of transferring to the circle line at another station along the way.
Let’s make this simple, if you are on the East-West Line, don’t bother transferring to the Circle Line unless you are not okay with walking 15-20 minutes.
Step 5: Alight at either Kallang or Stadium Station.
Grab all of your personal belongings and alight at Stadium or Kallang Station. Look for the exits.
Step 6: Exit and walk to Singapore Indoor Stadium.
We will now share information on walking from either Stadium Station or Kallang to Singapore Indoor Stadium. Remember, choose Stadium Station if you want to limit your walking once you arrive!!
How to walk from Stadium Station to Singapore Indoor Stadium?
When you arrive at Stadium Station, you will choose two exits, Exit A and Exit B. Both of these are at ground level.
Stadium Station is ideally situated in the middle of Singapore Sports Hub and only 2-3 minutes from the Indoor Stadium.
Take Exit A at Stadium Station. Walk straight out of the station for about 70 metres and then turn left. You should see a single escalator. Take the escalator up and walk straight about 50 metres. You should see the entrance of Singapore Indoor Stadium to your right.
How long is the walk from Stadium Station to Singapore Indoor Stadium?
The walk from Stadium Station to Singapore Indoor Stadium is short and sweet. The walk is only 210 metres, and this should take you about 2-3 minutes only!!!
How to walk from Kallang Station to Singapore Indoor Stadium?
Similar to Stadium Station, Kallang MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station to choose from (A and B).
Select Exit A from Kallang Station and walk south and cross Sims Avenue.
Find the covered walkway that snakes its way down to the Singapore Sports Hub. It is designed to get you to the athletics facilities free of rain and the intense sun.
Continue to follow the covered walkway southeast. Eventually, you will have to travel up a few stairs to access the covered bridge over Nicoll Highway. The covered bridge will bring you to National Stadium.
Either walk around or through the stadium (depending on what’s open), south to Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Special Note: There is a large map along the way that shows where all venues are located in Singapore Sports Hub (including the Indoor Stadium).
How long is the walk from Kallang Station to Singapore Indoor Stadium?
The walk from Kallang Station to Singapore Indoor Stadium is about 1200 m.
You can walk between them in 15-20 minutes. Since the time to walk to the station is usually around 15 minutes, in most cases, there is no point going to Stadium Station if you are already on the East-West Line. Transferring lines and waiting on trains, etc., often isn’t worth the time invested.
Should you stay near Singapore Indoor Stadium or elsewhere?
You can find a bunch of budget-oriented hotels and hostels north of Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The hotels and hostels here are mainly located south of Geylang Road. Some clear benefits of staying in Geylang include cheap rooms and direct walking access to Singapore Indoor Stadium and the Sports Hub.
But, you should also know that some properties in Geylang tend to receive lower than average review scores because of cleanliness and service standards.
We have done some initial research for you and found some of the most positively reviewed hotels within walking distance from Singapore Indoor Stadium. They are all boutique hotels with private rooms.
Five/6 Hotel Splendour (4-star, 8.1/10 score based on 487+ verified reviews)
Ibis Budget Singapore Sapphire (2-star, 8.0/10 score based on 614+ verified reviews)
Hotel 81 Orchid (2-star, 7.7/10 score based on 3200+ verified reviews)
If you prefer cleaner and larger rooms then consider in world-famous Marina Bay. Tons of tourists stay here daily for breathtaking views and direct access to attractions, malls and restaurants.
Conclusion – Getting to Singapore Indoor Stadium using MRT.
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Singapore Indoor Stadium by MRT has provided all the necessary information.
Remember, Stadium Station is by far the most convenient for accessing the Indoor Stadium. Kallang is a good alternative, but it is a farther walk.
Insider Tip: If you are going to an event at Singapore Indoor Stadium, consider getting off at Mountbatten Station. It is one station before Stadium. You might avoid the congestion around Stadium Station by doing so! It is also within walking distance to all the facilities in the Sports Hub.
One of the benefits of visiting Singapore Indoor Stadium, if that you will have direct access to all of the other Singapore Sports Hub venues, such as:
Singapore National Stadium
Kallang Wave Mall (Directions)
OCBC Aquatic Centre
Shimano Cycling World
Kallang Ice World
Singapore Sports Museum
You can also visit Marina Bay during the same day because it is only a few stations west. Marina Bay is famous for its views and world-class attractions such as Singapore Flyer, Merlion Park and Sands SkyPark.
Southwest of Singapore Indoor Stadium are Marina East Park and Marina Bay Golf Course. Consider including them in your travel plans as well.
Related Article: Marina Bay Itinerary – Visit all the Top Attractions.
We hope you enjoy your time at Singapore Indoor Stadium! Singapore Sports Hub is a world-class athletic facility that has activities for the entire family. Be sure to reach out to us via email or comment below if you have any additional questions about this article or anything else in Singapore!