Get to Singapore National Stadium in Kallang super fast and easily with this detailed guide.
Welcome to the step-by-step guide on how to get to Singapore National Stadium by MRT. Regardless of whether you are permanently living in Singapore or a guest, we have written this guide to get you to the National Stadium in a fast, cheap and worry-free manner!
Fortunately, Singapore’s National Stadium is very well serviced by the city’s world-class public transportation system. Once you book a room near an MRT Station, you can get there using different MRT lines and different terminal stations. The walking distance from the best station to the Stadium is short.
By the end of this article, you should be able to answer the following questions about your trip to Singapore National Stadium:
What kind of public transportation ticket is best for you and how can you save money buying a multi-attraction pass?
What is the best MRT station for accessing Singapore National Stadium?
How long is the walk from the closest station to the Stadium?
Are there other places worth checking out near the Stadium?
We will first begin by sharing some interesting information about Singapore National Stadium, and then we will outline the specific steps to get there below using Singapore’s reliable MRT network!
Singapore National Stadium – Interesting Information
Singapore National Stadium is a modern 55,000 multipurpose stadium in Kallang Singapore. It officially opened its doors on June 30th, 2014 and effectively replaced the former National Stadium demolished in 2010. The impressive retractable roof allows both indoor and outdoor events to be hosted here.
Currently, Singapore National Stadium is the centrepiece of the Singapore Sports Hub (Directions) complex that consists of numerous world-class athletics, recreational facilities, and Kallang Wave Mall.
National Stadium has been the main venue for major sporting events such as national football matches and international competitions such as the Asian Games. Since it is a multipurpose facility is also hosts other cultural and entertainment events such as large concerts and national day celebrations.
When you take the MRT to Singapore National Stadium, you can expect to be impressed by its super convenient location and world-class facilities.
Multiple MRT stations service the Stadium, and once you are here, you can walk to several other athletics and recreational facilities within 1-2 minutes. The Kallang area of the city is just a few MRT stops from downtown, so it’s possible to develop itineraries that include both Marina Bay and Singapore Sports Hub within the same day!
Specific Details – Getting to Singapore National Stadium Singapore by MRT
Step 1: Access the closest MRT station.
Strategically booking a room in Singapore is important if you want to get to Singapore National Stadium without wasting time or money. Singaporeans likely already have a station close to their residence, but the location is key for visitors to the city.
You should try to stay within close walking distance of a station if possible. Not only will this make your trips more efficient, but you will also save cash by avoiding unnecessary taxi rides.
There are numerous hotels and hostels within 500 metres or less of stations throughout the city. Here are three popular examples that receive very positive review scores from verified guests:
The Fullerton Hotel (5-star) (very close to Raffles Place Station)
Marina Bay Sands (5-star) (very close to Bayfront Station)
Conrad Centennial Singapore (5-star)(very close to Promenade Station)
Once you are ready for your trip, walk to the nearest station, and you’ll be at the National Stadium in no time!
Step 2: Buy a card or ticket for your trip to Singapore National Stadium.
Before you buy an MRT ticket for your trip to the National Stadium, consider the following questions:
How long are you staying in the city? More or less than three days?
Is saving money or time your priority?
Are you just travelling to/from Singapore National Stadium, or do you have a busy, multi-day itinerary?
Then select the correct ticket according to the list below and your answers:
- Singapore Tourist Passes
- Stored value cards
Singapore tourist passes are popular with tourists (hence the name!).
You should buy one of these if you stay for 3 days or less in Singapore and have a busy itinerary. Once purchased, you can use a Singapore Tourist Pass unlimited times for buses and trains (MRT) in the city. But, they are set per day, so you should plan on doing a lot of sightseeing to make them financially worthwhile.
We highly recommend getting an Attraction Pass to go along with your Tourist Pass. So far over 200,000 of these have been purchased because you can save up to 52% by getting a bunch of passes at the same time online.
Tourist Passes are really handy if you plan to use both the MRT and bus services to get to Singapore National Stadium and other places throughout the city.
Other MRT Tickets and Cards
You can also consider buying a traditional single-trip ticket to Singapore National Stadium. These are easy to buy at any station, but try to avoid long lines at peak times of the day (otherwise, you will regret this option!).
There are also different versions of ‘stored-value cards.’ These are like a ‘tap and go’ card where you buy one and then have a cash balance on the card.
We used a stored value card while discovering how to get to Singapore National Stadium by MRT. You should always load up your card with extra cash if you want to avoid annoying delays in your trip!
Step 3: Plan on going to either Kallang Station or Stadium Station (preferred).
We will outline how to get to Singapore National Stadium using two main stations:
But, before we do, it is essential to note that the most convenient MRT station for walking directly to Singapore National Stadium is Stadium Station (easy to remember, right!)
Kallang Station is also within walking distance (and on a different MRT Line), and that’s why we will include it as well.
Step 4: Take the MRT to Kallang or Stadium Station.
Refer to the MRT map either online or on your phone and select the best station based on the information below:
Stadium Station (CC6) is conveniently located on the Circle Line (shown in orange on the map). Go here if you want to be very close to the entrance of the stadium.
Kallang Station (EW10) is located on the East-West (green line). Although it’s farther than Stadium Station, you can walk from here to the Stadium without any issues.
You should check if you will be travelling on the Circle or East-West Line to reach Singapore National Stadium and use that information to select your station. In other words, don’t bother transferring lines if you can get to either one of these stations.
Step 5: Get off at either Kallang or Stadium Station.
As the train approaches your terminal station, walk closer to an exit and be sure to bring along all your stuff!
Step 6: Exit, and walk to Singapore National Stadium.
We will now share information on how to walk from either Stadium Station or Kallang to Singapore National Stadium. But, remember, Stadium Station is much closer!!
Walking directions from Stadium Station to Singapore National Stadium:
When you arrive at Stadium Station you will get the choice of two exits, Exit A and Exit B. Both of these are at ground level. Conveniently, Stadium Station is located right in the middle of Singapore Sports Hub and directly beside the National Stadium.
Take Exit A at Stadium Station, and walk outside. Immediately you should see a large sign for Kallang Wave Mall. Walk towards the mall and turn right towards the first corner and you should see an escalator.
Take the escalator up and then take another right to the next escalator. Walk to the gate number on your ticket to enter Singapore National Stadium.
How long does it take to walk from Stadium Station to Singapore National Stadium?
You will be delighted to hear that Station Stadium is directly beside the National Stadium. Therefore, the walk over to the escalator and up to the gates only takes 2-3 minutes for most people.
If, for some reason, this entrance is closed, walk-in front or through Kallang Wave Mall to Entrance A.
Walking directions from Kallang Station to Singapore National Stadium:
Kallang MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station to choose from (A and B).
Take Exit A from Kallang Station and walk south and cross Sims Avenue.
You should see a covered walkway. Follow this walkway and you shouldn’t have any problems making it to the stadium in the rain or during hot afternoon weather.
Continue to follow the covered walkway southeast. Eventually, you will have to walk up a few levels of stairs to walk over Nicoll Highway. The covered bridge will bring you right to the National Stadium, and from there, you can follow the red signs to the entrance and gate that you are looking for!
You can also refer to the large Singapore Sports Hub map on the wall to find out how to get exactly to where you need to go.
How long is the walk from Kallang Station to Singapore National Stadium?
The walk from Kallang Station to Singapore National Stadium is about 700 m. You can walk to the Stadium in 5-10 minutes, depending on your pace. Since the time to walk to the station is usually under 10 minutes, in most cases, there is no point going to Stadium Station if you are already on the East-West Line.
Should you stay at a hotel near Singapore National Stadium?
Singapore National Stadium is not directly in world-famous Marina Bay, but it is only a few stops east of Singapore’s famous skyline!
Therefore, you have a choice of staying right near the Stadium (which is convenient) but the hotels here are not nearly as nice as the 5-star hotels around Marina Bay.
There is a cluster of budget-oriented hotels and hostels north and within walking distance of the National Stadium. This is the Geylang area and most hotels are located south of Geylang Road. Staying in Geylang can be a practical choice in terms of saving money and accessing the Stadium and Sports Hub facilities with ease.
But, be very careful with where you stay because some properties in Geylang receive low review scores for issues with cleanliness and general upkeep.
You can start your search with these properties below. They are some of the most positively reviewed hotels within walking distance of the National Stadium. Always do your research before booking!!
Ibis Budget Singapore Sapphire (2-star, 8.0/10 score based on 614+ verified reviews)
Five/6 Hotel Splendour (4-star, 8.1/10 score based on 487+ verified reviews)
Hotel 81 Orchid (2-star, 7.7/10 score based on 3200+ verified reviews)
If you are looking for an upscale place to stay then Marina Bay is a practical place to stay that is still close to Singapore National Stadium. Although much more expensive than Geylang, the hotels in Marina Bay are world-class with breathtaking views of the skyline and Singapore Strait.
Getting to Singapore National Stadium by MRT – Summary
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Singapore National Stadium by MRT has been useful!
We want you to get there fast and easily, and if you can save money, that’s even better!
Remember that Stadium Station is by far the most convenient station for accessing the Stadium. But it doesn’t always make sense to travel there if you are already on the East-West Line. Simply getting off at Kallang Station can be faster than transferring to the Circle Line and then going all the way to Stadium Station.
Once you are near Singapore National Stadium, you will be right in the heart of Singapore Sports Hub and the nearby recreational facilities such as:
Kallang Wave Mall (Directions via MRT)
OCBC Aquatic Centre
Singapore Indoor Stadium (Directions)
Kallang Ice World
Singapore Sports Museum
Shimano Cycling World
Also, consider visiting Marina Bay on the same day! World-famous attractions like Singapore Flyer, Merlion Park and Sands SkyPark are only a few minutes away. You can integrate Marina East Park and Marina Bay Golf Course into your plans.
Related Article: Marina Bay Itinerary – Visit all the Top Attractions.
If you have any questions about how to get to Singapore National Stadium reach out to us via email or post a comment below. We truly hope that you enjoy your time in Singapore Sports Hub – a world-class athletic facility!