This is the complete guide on how to get to Suntec City by MRT. Our goal for this article is to make sure that you can get to this popular shopping mall in Singapore fast and easy.
One of the coolest things about visiting Singapore is the extensive train network that is in place. You can literally land at Changi Airport and avoid stepping foot in the vehicle during the entire time in the city. Prioritize booking a room right beside an MRT station and you will enjoy one of the best transportation networks in the world.
Fortunately, it is possible to get right to Suntec City by using the MRT. While doing so you will bypass traffic in downtown Singapore and also save money by avoiding taxi fees. And, let’s not forget about saving the environment as well. Using public transportation such as the MRT is the best way to reduce harmful emissions, while still visiting several attractions over the course of your visit.
Why should you visit Suntec City in Singapore?
Suntec is one of Singapore’s largest malls that is located in one of Singapore’s best sightseeing areas – Marina Bay. It has more than 380 retail establishments and over 100 food and beverage outlets. The mall consists of three levels and a basement.
Suntec City also has a Sky Garden that has an ideal atmosphere for alfresco dining. The all is organized into different zones which include:
- The North Wing features high-end tenants and alfresco dining choices
- The Fountain Terrace – specializes in food and beverage outlets.
- The East Wing – entertainment, technology and lifestyle-oriented tenants.
An additional benefit of shopping or staying near Suntec city is that you will have direct access to some of the best hotels and attractions in all of Singapore. For example, Pan Pacific Singapore and Conrad Centennial Singapore are two excellent hotels that are within 1-2 minutes of the mall.
You can easily walk from Suntec City to Marina Bay. While doing so you will see big-time attractions such as the following:
The Merlion (MRT Directions)
Gardens by the Bay
Sands SkyPark (Tickets Available Here)
There are also many other shopping malls within walking distance of Suntec City as well. This makes it a very convenient place to visit whether you are shopping or looking to dine out in Singapore.
We will now outline how to specifically get to Suntec City using the MRT network below.
Getting to Suntec City using the MRT
Step 1: Book a hotel beside an MRT station.
Singapore is one of the most expensive places in the world for a living and visiting. Therefore, most tourists have to think about how much they want to spend before they visit the city.
A practical way that you can save some serious cash is by staying within walking distance to an MRT station. This will allow you to take the MRT right from Changi Airport to your hotel.
Then, when you want to go to places such as Suntec City you will not have to take a taxi to and from the station. These savings can add up especially if you are staying in the city for 3 or 4 days, or more.
Step 2: Choose your terminal station: City Hall, Esplanade or Promenade.
Suntec City can be accessed by three different neighbouring MRT stations:
City Hall Station
Consequently, when you are planning your MRT trip to Suntec City you have to decide on which one you want to get off at.
Take a look at the train map of Singapore.
City Hall Station is located on the East-West Line (Green) and the North-South Line (Red).
Esplanade Station is located on the Circle Line (Orange)
Promenade Station is located on the Downtown Line (Blue) and the Circle Line (Orange)
Step 3: Buy your MRT ticket for Suntec City
At the time of writing there are two main types of MRT tickets in Singapore. The one that you choose really depends on your own personal circumstances while in the city. We have listed the options below for your convenience:
- Buying a stored-value card that can be used for multiple trips
- Buy a Singapore Tourist Pass
Also, we strongly suggest that you read this comprehensive guide on how to buy MRT tickets in Singapore for additional information.
Stored value cards are the best option if you are staying for more than 3 days. If you plan on seeing a lot of different attractions in Singapore over a short period of time then you might want to look into buying a Singapore tourist pass and using it along with a Klook Attraction Pass. This combination will ensure affordable transportation and affordable entry into the top attractions (at discounted rates).
You can read this complete guide on buying Singapore Tourist Passes if you are interested in purchasing one.
Step 4: Take the MRT to City Hall, Esplanade or Promenade station.
Remember, you can take the MRT to either City Hall Esplanade or Promenade station to get to Suntec City.
Regardless of which one you are going to, it is pretty straightforward to ride the MRT.
While you are on the train you can expect to hear verbal announcements being made. These are designed to inform you of upcoming stations on the line. Also, expect to see signs above the exit doors.
When you hear one of the adjacent stations being announced, it is time to make your way closer to one of the exits on the train. This will ensure that you do not miss one of these during rush hour. Singapore’s MRT Network can get quite busy when people are going to and from work.
Step 5: Get off at City Hall, Esplanade or Promenade and walk to Suntec City.
Obviously, with three different stations available to access Suntec City you have to know how to walk from each one to the mall.
For your convenience, we have summarized how to get from each one of these stations to Suntec City.
Suntec Singapore is easily accessible by three MRT stations (see MRT map) – Esplanade or Promenade via the Circle Line, and City Hall via the East-West Line.
Follow these directions to get to Suntec Singapore:
- From CC3 Esplanade MRT Station (3 minutes): Take Exit A and follow the signage to our Centre
- From CC4 Promenade MRT Station (5 minutes): Take Exit C, walk through Suntec City Mall and follow the signage to our Centre
- From EW13 City Hall MRT Station (8 – 10 minutes): Walk through City Link Mall and then Esplanade Exchange to get here
Walking from City Hall Station to Suntec City
City Hall station is the farthest station relative to Suntec City of these three.
You can expect the walk to take approximately 8 to 10 minutes from the station to reach them all.
Get off the train at City Hall and then take Exit C.
This will bring you to CityLink Mall. Walk through CityLink Mall and then through Esplanade Exchange to reach Suntec City.
You can expect the walk from City Hall station to Suntec City to take approximately 10 minutes.
Walking from Esplanade Station to Suntec City
Alight and bring your belongings with you.
Take Exit A from Esplanade Station to get to Suntec City. Simply follow the signs and you should be there in no time!
The walk from Esplanade station to Suntec City is the shortest and should only take you about 3-minutes.
Walking from Promenade Station to Suntec City
Get off the train and take Exit C from Promenade Station to reach Suntec City.
You can expect the walk from Promenade station to Suntec City to take approximately 5 minutes. Just follow the signs and you should have no problem getting there!
Should you stay near Suntec City?
The direct area around Suntec city is one of the best areas in all of Singapore to stay. You will be within a few minutes Marina Bay and Singapore’s amazing skyline. Also, don’t forget about the top attractions that are also within walking distance of this popular shopping mall.
There is a catch, however.
Hotels around Suntec City tend to be very expensive for the average visitor to the city. There is no denying the fact that you will get superb services and amenities at all of the hotels within walking distance of the mall. But you do have to consider how much you were willing to spend to get the convenience of staying near Marina Bay.
Best choices near Suntec City in Singapore
Fortunately, hotels near Suntec City are within walking distance and accessible by MRT. This will help you to avoid getting private vehicles throughout your stay. We have compiled a list of some of the best properties within walking distance of Suntec City below. Please keep in mind that we do not have a direct partnership with any one of them. However, you can see that they constantly receive very high guest review scores. This suggests that regardless of where you stay you are going to get very good service and clean rooms!
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (5-star, 9.1/10 rating)
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9/10 rating)
Mandarin Oriental Singapore (5-star, 8.9/10 rating)
Pan Pacific Singapore (5-star, 9/10 rating)
Conrad Centennial Singapore (5-star, 9/10 rating)
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore (5-star, 9.2/10 rating)
If you are on a strict budget while you are visiting Suntec City then you might want to stay in another area such as Chinatown. Hotels outside of Marina Bay tend to be a lot cheaper but they will require a short MRT ride or a long walk to get to this area.
More questions about getting to Suntec City?
Suntec City is one of Singapore’s largest and most popular malls. We do really hope that our step-by-step guide on how to get to Suntec City by MRT has been descriptive enough. We want to make sure that you can access the small and save money and time on the way.
If you do require additional information about getting to this mall or anything else pertaining to Singapore, please feel free to send us an email. We would be happy to help you out.
A benefit of visiting Suntec city is that you can easily include it in a day itinerary of Marina Bay. There are many attractions around Marina Bay that you can walk to after shopping or eating at this mall. You could either and consider going to the Esplanade for a show or to Sands Theatre.
Marina Bay Sands’ Skypark is another extremely popular attraction that draws thousands of visitors per week. You might want to consider walking from Suntec city across Helix Bridge to get to Marina Bay Sands and the SkyPark. Regardless of where you are in this area you will get amazing views of Singapore Skyline throughout the day and at night when it is lit up. Be sure to enjoy it!