Make your way to Woodlands North Plaza fast and affordably with these transportation options.
Welcome to the complete guide on how to get to Woodlands North Plaza in Singapore. As its name suggests, Woodlands North Plaza is a shopping centre in the Woodlands area of northern Singapore, not too far south of peninsular Malaysia.
You can access Woodlands North Plaza using a combination of MRT and bus services or just take a bus there from another location in the city. We will also share information about whether it’s a good idea to take a taxi to reach the mall.
By the end of this article, we will answer all the following questions:
What is the best MRT station to get off at to reach Woodlands North Plaza?
Can you walk from the closest station to Woodlands North Plaza?
What are the ticket options for using Singapore’s MRT and bus networks?
What else should you visit during a trip to Woodlands?
First, read the visitor information below about Woodlands North Plaza, and then we will fully describe how to get there using multiple forms of public transportation.
Shopping at Woodlands North Plaza – Information
Woodlands North Plaza is a well-established shopping centre located northern part of Woodlands housing estate in Singapore. It was one of the first shopping centres in Woodlands.
When you visit Woodlands North Plaza you can expect to find a variety of budget-friendly shops and services there. It isn’t fancy by any means, but offers solid prices for residents and visitors.
Some of the shops and services you will find here include:
Fast food restaurants
Baking (cake) shops
Woodlands North Plaza is also a popular place for both wet and dry market shopping. Many local residents of the area find it super convenient to shop for items and then pick up fresh produce at the wet market during the same trip to the mall.
It features an air-conditioned food court and a non-air-conditioned food court. According to reviews, the food is affordable and quite delicious with a nice selection of different dishes.
Driving a vehicle to Woodlands North Plaza is not an issue since it has a multi-level carpark at the rear of the building. Once you are in the shopping centre, you can withdraw money from ATM machines. It isn’t far from the nearest MRT station, so getting there via public transport is a practical option for many commuters in the Woodlands area of Singapore.
Getting to Woodlands North Plaza using MRT and Bus
Step 1: Plan your MRT Route – Stations, Lines and Potential Transfers
Getting to Woodlands North Plaza is quite easy using a combination of MRT, followed by bus services.
And, it’s even easier if you know exactly which terminal MRT station to get off at.
Some people will need to make a transfer or two from one MRT line to another to reach it, whereas others will just have to take one line to Woodlands.
In the section below, we will summarize all this info so you know exactly where to go before stepping foot on the MRT.
MRT Station and Line Information
You should plan on taking the MRT to Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2) if your final destination is Woodlands North Plaza.
Woodlands Station is a stop on two different MRT lines in Singapore:
North-South Line (shown in red colour on metro maps)
Thomson East Coast Line (shown in brown colour on metro maps)
At the time of writing, segments of the Thomson East Coast Line are still under construction. But, the North-South Line has been operational for years. Therefore, when you are heading to Woodlands North Plaza, always check on the status of the Thomson East Coast Line before you plan on taking it!
MRT Transfer Information
When taking the MRT to Woodlands North Plaza, you want to access one of these two lines as soon as possible.
The North-South Line will be the main line for most commuters until the Thomson East Coast Line is completed all the way to Woodlands Station from the downtown area.
The primary transfer stations to get on the North-South Line bound for Woodlands Station and Woodlands North Plaza are:
Bishan (transfer between the North-South and Downtown Line)
Jurong East (transfer between the North-South and East-West Line)
Dhoby Ghaut (transfer between the North-South, North-East and Circle Line)
Newton (transfer between the North-South and Downtown Line)
Refer to the metro map and plan any transfers.
Step 2: Begin your trip to Woodlands North Plaza by walking to the closest MRT station.
An efficient and affordable trip to Woodlands North Plaza begins with walking to the nearest MRT station.
If you are booking a room in Singapore, stay as close as possible to a station.
Immediately you will avoid parking fees, taxi meter expenses and traffic jams by staying within 500 metres or less of a station.
The MRT is also better for the environment than driving a private vehicle to Woodlands North Plaza.
If you need to book a place to stay in Singapore, we have done some initial research for you. Below, you will find three hotels at different price ranges. All of them are 3 minutes or less from the nearest MRT station:
The Fullerton Hotel (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, close to Raffles Place Station)
Hotel Bencoolen @ Hong Kong Street (4-star, 8.3/10 review score, very close to Clarke Quay Station)
Wink Capsule Hostel (2-star, 8.4/10 review score, 1 minute from Chinatown Station)
Learn more about the best area to stay in Singapore.
But, what it comes down to is your budget and itinerary while in the city.
Step 3: Buy your ticket to reach Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
There are three main types of tickets/cards for getting to Woodlands North Plaza via MRT and bus services:
1) Stored Value Cards
2) Singapore Tourist Passes
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
We used a stored-value card while learning how to get to Woodlands North Plaza, and it worked well for both the MRT and bus connection later on.
Tourist Passes are popular with foreign tourists spending 1-3 days in the city. If you have busy plans, consider getting one to save serious money getting around over your trip.
Traditional single journey and multiple journey tickets are available for your trip to Woodlands North Plaza.
Buy these right in the station at one of the ticketing machines.
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
Complete transfers to the North-South Line or the Thomson East Coast Line (once it fully opens).
Travel on the MRT to Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
Woodlands Station has four neighbouring stations that you should be familiar with:
Marsiling Station (NS8)
Admiralty Station (NS10)
Woodlands North (TE1)
Woodlands South (TE3)
Stopping at these should alert you to move closer to an exit on the train (you will be getting off at the next station!).
Step 5: Get off the MRT train at Woodlands MRT Station (NS9/TE2).
Alight at Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2), and be sure to collect all your belongings.
Step 6: Exit Woodlands Station (NS19/TE2).
You will arrive at Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2) on different levels of the station depending on whether you travelled on the North-South Line or the Thomson East Coast Line.
For example, the North-South Line platforms are built above ground on Level 2, but Thomson East Coast Line platforms are three floors down on Basement 2.
Follow station signs and travel to Level 1 (ground level) to access the station exits.
Woodlands MRT station has seven ground-level exits numbered one through seven (1-7).
Step 7: Either Walk or Take the Bus from Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2) to Woodlands North Plaza.
When you arrive at Woodlands North Plaza, you have two choices to get to Woodlands North Plaza:
- Walk directly from the station to the shopping centre, or…
- Wait and take a bus from the station to the shopping centre
The choice is up to you and depends on variables such as time of the day, your fitness level and how much time you want to spend getting there.
Walking Directions from Woodlands Station to Woodlands North Plaza
Take Exit 3 at Woodlands Station, and this will bring you out onto Woodlands Avenue 7.
Turn left (northwest) onto Woodlands Avenue 2.
Then, quickly turn right (north) onto Woodlands Street 81.
Walk along Woodlands Street 81 until you reach Woodlands Street 82.
Turn right (east) onto Woodlands Street 82. Continue walking until you see Woodlands North Plaza on your left (north).
Enter the shopping centre.
How long does it take to walk from Woodlands Station to Woodlands North Plaza?
The walk from Woodlands Station to Woodlands North Plaza should take about 10-12 minutes.
You can expect the walk to be approximately 900 metres (just less than one kilometre).
Bus Directions from the Station to Woodlands North Plaza
Take Exit 3 from Woodlands Station and walk to the Bus Interchange.
Wait for Bus 911/911T.
Get on Bus 911/911T and stay on for five stops until you reach bus stop Blk 816 (#46441).
Alight from the bus and walk 1 minute east along Woodlands Street 82.
You should see Woodlands North Plaza to your left (north).
Enter the shopping centre!
How long does the bus ride take from Woodlands Station to Woodlands North Plaza?
Usually, the bus ride from Woodlands Station to Woodlands North Plaza takes about 10-15 minutes (depending on traffic). The mall is quite close to the station, but there are five stops between the two, so it takes time.
Getting to Woodlands North Plaza by Public Bus
Since Woodlands North Plaza is not directly beside Woodlands MRT Station, for many commuters, it makes more sense to take a bus directly to the mall as opposed to using the MRT network.
The table below will find the closest bus stops relative to Woodlands North Plaza, along with bus numbers servicing those stations.
|Bus Stop||Bus Numbers|
|# 46449 Blk 875
(closest and most convenient)
|911, 911T, 951E|
|# 46441 Blk 816||911, 911T|
|# 46431 Blk 840||911, 911T, 951E|
As you can see above, Bus 911, 911T and 951E all service the closest bus stops to Woodlands North Plaza. Although Bus Stop Blk 875 (# 46449) is the closest and most convenient to Woodlands North Plaza, all three stops above are within 4 minutes or less of the mall.
Driving or Taking a Taxi to Woodlands North Plaza
Driving a vehicle directly to Woodlands North Plaza or taking a taxi there is a very practical decision based on its location in Woodlands.
MRT is a great way to get to Woodlands, but you either have to walk or take a bus to reach the mall. This can be inconvenient, especially if you are buying groceries or a lot of items at North Plaza.
Remember, Woodlands North Plaza is a popular place for visitors to buy groceries and fresh food at the wet market. Market food tends to be heavy, so parking your vehicle at Woodlands North Plaza can save you some headaches for sure.
We recommend taking a taxi to Woodlands North Plaza if you travel with other people or stay far away from an MRT station.
You can split the meter cost so save some cash.
Also, remember that you can get conveniently dropped off by a taxi right near the entrance, which eliminates the need to pay for parking and spend time looking for a parking spot.
The official address for Woodlands North Plaza is:
883 Woodlands Street 82, Singapore 730883
It is located along Woodlands Street 82, which loops around the southern and eastern edges of the mall.
You can take major expressways such as SLE and BKE to Woodlands to access Woodlands North Plaza.
Double-check traffic conditions (with your GPS app) before taking a taxi or car to Woodlands North Plaza. The last thing you want to do is get stuck in a jam when another mode of transport is available.
Where are the best places to stay near Woodlands North Plaza?
Woodlands is quite famous as the jumping-off point to peninsular Malaysia.
Even though it has quite a few shopping malls, recreational areas, and food centres, there are very few places to stay here.
Instead, most visitors in Singapore prefer to stay south (closer to the city centre) and then use these directions on how to get to Woodlands North Plaza using public transportation.
Areas such as Marina Bay, Chinatown, Little India, Bugis, and Sentosa tend to be way more popular in finding lots of accommodation options.
According to our experience and research, here are some of the best and most popular hotels in the city centre:
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score rating) – one of the most famous hotels in the world with a superb sky pool and observation deck.
Raffles Singapore (5-star, 9.4/10 review score – commonly known as the top luxury hotel in the city (elegant, historical, and romantic).
Fullerton Hotel (5-star, 9.0/10 review score – perfectly located near Raffles Place Station, overlooking scenic Boat Quay).
Check out the rooms in Chinatown if you want to be close to the MRT while saving a pile of money by getting a budget-friendly room.
Visiting other Points of Interest in Woodlands
After checking out Woodlands North Plaza, you can explore several other interesting points of interest in Woodlands (northern Singapore).
It’s possible to visit the following malls during the same day at Woodlands North Plaza:
Once you arrive at Woodlands Station, you can connect with bus services to access these shopping centres. If you are driving, they are quite close to each other, and most malls have parking available (usually charged per hour).
Several parks and recreational facilities are in Woodlands.
Consequently, many families travel here for some fresh air and wellness activities.
Consider exploring the following recreational spots near Woodlands North Plaza:
Woodlands Waterfront Park
Admiralty Park Playground
Woodlands Galaxy Community Club
What about delicious food in Woodlands?
Aside from the food options at Woodlands North Plaza, you can grab a meal or two at Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre. It is southeast of the mall and within close driving distance.
Marsiling Lane Food Centre is west of Woodlands North Plaza and a short ride from the station.
You can capture a glimpse of Peninsular Malaysia from Woodlands Waterfront Park or catch some fish at Woodlands Jetty as well!
After reading this step-by-step guide on how to get to Woodlands North Plaza in Singapore, we hope that you will get there fast and affordably.
Using the combination of MRT and bus services is a great option if you plan your route in advance and know which bus to use.
Alternatively, taking a taxi or car is a practical decision since many people buy groceries and fresh produce at the wet market. These are not the best items to be carrying around on a bus or train!
Remember to check traffic conditions before heading to Woodlands North Plaza, especially far from the mall.
If traffic is heavy, opt for the MRT and connect with bus services near the station.
Enjoy your time in Woodlands, and reach out to us if you have any questions or suggestions!