Get to West Coast Park in Singapore fast and easily using this comprehensive guide.
Welcome to our guide on how to get to West Coast Park in Singapore using public transportation.
West Coast Park is one of Singapore’s most popular recreational areas in the city’s western portion. We will explain how to get there using multiple forms of public transportation, including
- Combination of MRT and Public Bus
- Public Bus
- Taxi/Private Vehicles
Due to its location southwest of Singapore’s current MRT lines, you will likely have to use more than one form of transportation aside from the metro to get there. We will first focus on using a combination of MRT and public buses to access West Coast Park and also share accommodation information on where to stay.
You can also get a public bus directly to the Park without even using the metro.
Lastly, we will explain everything you need to know about driving or taking a taxi to West Coast Park and how to visit the city’s top attractions with massive discounts. It’s important to know about parking when you arrive, and we will also explain that process.
Visiting West Coast Park in Singapore
West Coast Park, as its name suggests, is an outdoor recreational area that is located in southwest Singapore. It consists of about 50 hectares of greenery and features several popular points of interest with families, children, nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts.
When you visit West Coast Park, you can experience different sections with different types of activities.
The western portion of the Park features beautiful waterfront views and active areas to help you burn some calories. The Exercise Garden and the Fitness Area are two perfect examples.
The middle portion of the Park has several tree-lined pathways to explore.
West Coast Park Dog Run is located in the eastern corner of the Park.
Some of the most popular things to do at West Coast Park in Singapore include:
- Camping: You can spend the night here with a camping permit.
- Bird Watching: several exotic species are viewable.
- Playing at the Playgrounds: bring your children along.
- Barbecuing: You can barbecue, but you have to book in advance.
- Exercising: Burn some calories at the outdoor exercise facilities.
- Kite-Flying: head to the northwest end of the Park and Grand Lawn.
- Volleyball: There is a beach volleyball court along the waterfront section of West Coast Park
If you plan on driving a vehicle to West Coast Park, it’s equipped with three parking areas. A popular fast-food restaurant is located along West Coast Highway in the northwestern section of the Park.
Getting to West Coast Park via MRT and Bus
Step 1: Walk to the closest MRT station.
West Coast Park is outside of Singapore’s downtown core, so it’s important for you to be able to access the MRT quickly.
And you don’t want to waste time getting to the nearest MRT station.
We suggest staying a few minutes away from a station in a convenient area so that you can access points of interest, such as West Coast Park, quickly and reasonably.
Here are two popular hotels that our readers love (within a few minutes of their neighbouring stations):
Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clarke Quay – 1 minute from Clarke Quay Station.
The Fullerton Hotel – 2 minutes from Raffles Place Station
Don’t book a hotel in Singapore unless you have researched what area it is in, and what kinds of verified guest reviews it has received.
Expert Guide: Fullerton Hotel – What’s the closest MRT station?
Step 2: Map out your trip to West Coast Park – Lines and Stations.
Technically, you can travel to a couple of different MRT stations on your way to West Coast Park in Singapore. That’s because it is located south of both the East-West Line and Circle Line and not within convenient walking distance of them.
You can connect with a public bus service to access the Park from the nearest MRT stations on these lines.
We will focus on using the two most convenient MRT stations for getting to West Coast Park.
One station is on the East-West Line, whereas the other is on the Downtown Line.
Here are the two most convenient stations for connecting with buses to West Coast Park:
Haw Par Villa Station (CC25)
Clementi Station (EW23)
Haw Par Station is located on the Circle (Orange) Line.
Clementi Station is located on the East-West (Green) Line.
Step 3: Buy an MRT card for your trip.
You have two main card options for getting to West Coast Park using MRT and bus:
Stored Value Cards
Singapore Tourist Passes are a solid option if you are travelling in Singapore for 1-3 days with a busy itinerary. Once you buy one, you can use them unlimitedly on buses and trains.
We strongly recommend buying a multiple-attraction pass to use alongside your transportation card. With up to 52% in discounts available, you can save a lot by booking tickets online in advance. Over 200,000 passes have been already sold online!
Stored Value Cards are also used on buses and trains throughout the city.
We used a stored value card while discovering how to get to West Coast Park in Singapore using public transportation.
All you need to do is tap to enter and exit the MRT with these cards.
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Clementi (EW23) or Har Par Villa Station (CC25).
Once you’re ready to go to West Coast Park, take the MRT to either Clementi Station or Haw Par Villa Station.
We suggest getting off at the station that is closest to your starting point in Singapore.
Complete any necessary transfers on the way to the East-West or Circle Line.
Step 5: Alight at Clementi or Haw Par Villa Station.
Get off the train at your station of choice with all your belongings.
Step 6: Access the station exits from the train platforms.
Once you get off the train at Clementi or Haw Par Villa, you have to access the correct exit.
MRT stations in Singapore are multi-level. So, you have to find the right exit for accessing buses to West Coast Park.
Exiting Clementi Station (East-West Line)
Expect to arrive at Level 3 of Clementi Station (East-West Line Train Platforms).
Level 3 – Train Platforms
L2 – Concourse
Level 1 – Street Level
Head down from Level 3 to Level 1 of the station using the stairs, elevator or escalator.
Take Exit B if you want to connect with the fastest bus service to West Coast Park.
Exiting Haw Par Villa Station (Circle Line)
Haw Par Villa Station is built underground. It also consists of three levels:
L1 Street Level
B1 Concourse and Ticketing
B2 Train Platform (Circle Line)
You will arrive at the B2 Train Platforms via the Circle Line.
Haw Par Villa has only one exit called Exit A.
Take Exit A to catch bus services to West Coast Park.
Step 7: Ride the bus from Clementi or Haw Par Villa Station to West Coast Park.
Once you have exited your preferred station, the next step is to make sure that you can access the best bus service to West Coast Park.
In the section below, we outline bus connections.
Bus Directions from Clementi Station to West Coast Park
After taking Exit B, it’s super easy to access the Park using bus services.
Exit B will bring you out on Commonwealth Avenue West.
Walk over to the following bus stop:
Clementi Stn Exit B – Stop ID: 17179
Get on Bus 201 and stay on it for 6 stops.
Alight from the bus when you arrive at
Varsity Pk – Stop ID: 17019
Once you’re off the bus, walk south on West Coast Road.
After Clementi Road, West Coast Road will convert into Pasir Panjang Road.
Turn right toward West Coast Highway.
You should see West Coast Park to the south.
Bus Directions from Haw Par Villa Station to West Coast Park
Once you take Exit A at Haw Par Villa Station, immediately cross West Coast Highway.
Walk to the following bus stop across from the station:
Opp Haw Par Villa Stn – Stop ID: 16221
Get on Bus 175 or Bus 176.
Stay on the bus for 3 stops and alight when you reach:
West Coast Pk – Stop ID: 17291
You can enter West Coast Park’s middle section from this stop.
How long does it take to travel from Clementi and Haw Par Villa Stations to West Coast Park?
The travel time from Haw Par Villa to West Coast Park is shorter than from Clementi.
You can expect the trip from Haw Par Villa Station to West Coast Park to take about 9 minutes, including all walking time.
Clementi Station to West Coast Park via bus will take about 18 minutes (including walking time).
Even though Haw Par Villa is faster, it probably won’t be worth travelling there if you are already on the East-West Line with direct access to Clementi Station.
Getting to West Coast Park via Public Bus
West Coast Park is also well-serviced by several buses. Bus stops are at the Park’s north, middle and southern sections.
Therefore, it’s a matter of finding a bus service that goes to the Park from your starting point. Once you’re at West Coast Park, you can walk to your intended destination.
Below is a summary of the most convenient bus stops and buses servicing West Coast Park:
Bus Stops and Bus Services to West Coast Park in Singapore
|Stop Name (ID)||Bus Servicing Stop||Section of West Coast Park|
|Opp Blk 801c – Stop ID: 17311||176||Northwestern Corner|
|Opp West Coast Link – Stop ID: 17361||176||Northwestern|
|Aft West Coast Lk – Stop ID: 17369||175, 176||Northwestern|
|Opp West Coast View – Stop ID: 17301||175, 176||Mid Park|
|West Coast View – Stop ID: 17309||175, 176||Mid Park|
|Bef Clementi Rd – Stop ID: 17359||175, 176||Mid Park|
|Aft Clementi Rd – Stop ID: 17351||175, 176||Mid Park|
|West Coast Pk – Stop ID: 17291||175, 176||Mid South|
|Opp West Coast Pk – Stop ID: 17299||175, 176||Mid South|
|Bef West Coast Pk – Stop ID: 16241||175, 176||Southeastern|
|Bef Wholesale Ctr – Stop ID: 16249||175, 176||Southeastern|
As you can see, Bus 175 and Bus 176 are very convenient for getting to West Coast Park in Singapore. All the bus stops listed above are within close walking distance to the entrances of the Park.
Also, note that there are some buses that service West Coast Park that makes stops at bus stops slightly farther away than the ones listed in the table.
Driving/Taking a Taxi to West Coast Park
If you have a vehicle in Singapore, driving to West Coast Park is not a bad idea.
First of all, it has three parking lots available. One is located in the northwest corner of the park, one is in the middle, and one is in the eastern section.
Here is the address for West Coast Park if you plan on driving there:
W Coast Ferry Rd, Singapore 126978
West Coast Highway is the main road for accessing the park from the east or west. Clementi Road provides convenient access from the north.
Taking a taxi to West Coast Park is also a wise decision, especially if you carpool with other people. The Park isn’t directly beside an MRT station, so getting dropped off right at an entrance can save you time and headaches. You won’t have to worry about getting on and off a bus.
Attractions and Activities near West Coast Park
The National University of Singapore is located north of West Coast Park. Therefore, you will see a lot of students in this area.
The closest shopping mall to the Park is West Coast Plaza (Directions). It is within walking distance of the northwest corner.
Haw Par Villa (Directions) is a popular place to visit, and it’s east of West Coast Park.
Best Accommodation Options
Western Singapore is not the best area to stay in because limited hotels are available. Many more options are available downtown around Marina Bay and Chinatown.
There are, however, three hotels within convenient walking distance of the central region of West Coast Park:
These three properties are located along the intersection of Pasir Panjang Road and Neo Pee Teck Lane.
Hopefully, this step-by-step guide on how to get to West Coast Park in Singapore will make it much easier for you to get there fast and easily!
There are several practical transportation options to reach the Park.
It isn’t the easiest place to access via MRT because it is a little distance from the nearest stations. Unless you want to burn some calories, a bus connection is typically required to get to West Coast Park from the nearest metro stations.
We recommend heading to Clementi Station or Haw Par Villa Station to access bus connections to the Park.
You can also take a bus directly to West Coast Park.
Bypassing the MRT altogether isn’t a bad idea; it could save you some time.
There are several bus stops along West Coast Highway that you can get off at and the walk to the Park is super fast.
There are three parking lots available in West Coast Park. Therefore, driving a car there is a practical option. Getting dropped off by a taxi is very convenient and avoids all potential public transportation complications getting there.