Get to Woodlands Waterfront Park fast and affordably with these steps!
Here is the step-by-step guide on how to get to Woodlands Waterfront Park in Singapore. In this article, we will outline how to get there using multiple forms of public transportation, including
In other words, we will explain how to reach this popular park in Woodlands using every form of transportation. Woodlands Waterfront Park overlooks Peninsular Malaysia to the north, meaning that it’s pretty far from downtown Singapore and requires some planning to get there efficiently.
Although it’s possible to get close to Woodlands Waterfront Park using MRT services, you will need to transfer to a bus or take a taxi to get there. We will describe the fastest and most cost-effective way of getting there to save you time and money.
By the end of this article, we will answer all the following questions:
What is the best MRT station to go to to reach Woodlands Waterfront Park?
Which bus should you take from the closest MRT station?
What are the ticket options for getting there fast and affordably?
Are there other points of interest worth checking out close to Woodlands Waterfront Park?
We will first summarize important visitor information and then describe exactly how to get there!
Woodlands Waterfront Park – Visitor Information
Woodlands Waterfront Park is an 11-hectare, scenic coastal park in Woodlands Singapore. It is sometimes called ‘Singapore’s most northern park’ because it overlooks Peninsular Malaysia to the north.
With beautiful views of the Straits of Johor from the fabulous 1.5-kilometre waterfront boardwalk, Woodlands Waterfront Park is a popular place to catch fresh air.
As you might have guessed, recreational activities are popular here.
Woodlands Waterfront Park has several jogging trails and cycling tracks popular amongst exercise-savvy Singaporeans. To make things even better and more convenient for visitors, it’s connected to other parks in the area by ‘park connectors.‘ Naturally, this extends trails makes jogging and cycling routes longer and provides more accessibility to the waterfront.
The Northern Explorer Loop, for example, connects Woodlands Waterfront Park and Admiralty Park.
Some of the most popular activities at Woodlands Waterfront Park include:
- Exercising (there is a fitness corner in the park)
- Photography (beautiful flora and fauna, and awesome views of Johor Strait)
- Cycling (lots of trials)
- Inline Skating
- Fishing (at designated areas)
- Bird watching
You can even eat at a waterfront restaurant at the Park!
If you want to book an outdoor venue at Woodlands Waterfront Park, it’s possible. At the time of writing, two venues are available
They have a guest capacity of 200 and 250, respectively, and are fantastic for hosting all kinds of events in the fresh air.
Getting to Woodlands Waterfront Park using MRT and Bus
Step 1: Plan your trip – lines, stations and transfers.
Woodlands Waterfront Park is not located directly beside an MRT station.
Consequently, you have to plan how to get to the nearest station and then how to get there by bus.
The section below will focus on the MRT stations, lines, and transfers that you will need to get there super fast.
MRT Station and Line Information
Woodlands North MRT Station (TE1) is the best station for accessing Woodlands Waterfront Park. It is south of the park and the closest station.
Woodlands Station is the first station on the Thomson East Coast Line (shown in brown colour on Singapore’s metro maps).
At the time of writing, segments of the Thomson East Coast Line segments are still under construction, but Woodlands North Station is open.
The North-South Line, which has been operational for years, can also get to Woodlands Station (1 station south of Woodlands North Station).
MRT Transfer Information
When taking the MRT to Woodlands Waterfront Park you likely have to make a transfer or two unless you are staying along the North-South or the Thomson East Coast Line (when it is fully open).
The North-South Line will be the main line for most commuters until the Thomson East Coast Line is completed all the way south of the city centre. Stations 1-3 are currently completed, with the remaining stations under construction.
The primary transfer stations to get on the North-South Line include:
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)
Woodlands (transfer between the North-South and Thomson East Coast Line)
And in the future, the most popular stations to get on the Thomson East Coast Line will include:
Marina Bay (transfer between the North-South, Thomson East Coast, and Circle Line)
Outram Park (transfer between the East-West, North-East and Thomson East Coast Line)
Orchard (transfer between the North-South and Thomson East Coast Line)
Stevens (transfer between the Downtown and Thomson East Coast Line)
Caldecott (transfer between the Circle and Thomson East Coast Line)
Woodlands (transfer between the North-South and Thomson East Coast Line)
Refer to the metro map and plan any transfers.
Step 2: Begin travelling to Woodlands Waterfront Park by accessing the most convenient MRT station.
Walk to the closest MRT station in the city.
If you are staying in Singapore, you probably already have a station that you use. In this case, drop down to step #3 below.
However, if you are booking a room in Singapore, take your time and select the best area in terms of convenience and cost.
For example, staying within a few hundred metres of a station will help you save time and money by avoiding:
- Taxi fees
- Time spent in traffic
- Parking fees
- Time spent parking your vehicle.
Also, let’s not forget about the environmental impact of driving a vehicle everywhere.
We have researched online accommodation websites and identified three properties that are super close to MRT stations.
They are at different price levels to help get you started.
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)
Always remember to check the area, reviews and cost before finalizing your room in Singapore.
Step 3: Purchase your ticket/card to reach Woodlands North Station (TE1).
Check out the three main types of tickets/cards below for your forgetting to Woodlands Waterfront Park below:
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 Waterfront Park in Singapore. They are convenient for transferring between trains and buses, so it was handy.
You should consider getting a tourist pass if you are in the city for 1-3 days.
Tourist Passes are popular with foreign tourists with busy plans. To save money, you have to travel a lot on buses and trains while in the city.
Traditional single journey and multiple journey tickets are also purchasable for your trip to Woodlands Waterfront Park.
Pick one of these up at one of the station’s ticketing kiosks, and you’ll be good to go. Just remember to avoid the rush hour queues when possible.
Step 4: Take the MRT to Woodlands North Station (TE1).
Travel on the MRT to Woodlands North Station (TE1). You might have to make a few line transfers along the way, so plan.
Woodlands North Station only has one neighbouring station south of it:
Woodlands Station (NS9/TE2).
Stopping at Woodlands means that you will be getting off at the next stop, so make sure that you move closer to an exit with your belongings.
Step 5: Alight at Woodlands North Station (TE1).
Alight at Woodlands Station (TE1).
Step 6: Follow Station Signs and Exit Woodlands North Station.
Woodlands North MRT Station (TE1) is built underground, and it’s the northernmost (terminal) station of Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).
You will arrive at Basement Level 2 of Woodlands North Station.
Follow the station signs, and travel up to Ground Level 1 to access the exits.
Woodlands North Station has two exits, A and B.
Take Exit A.
Step 7: Walk or Take the Bus from Woodlands North Station (TE1) to Woodlands Waterfront Park.
When you arrive at Woodlands North Station, you have a few options to reach Waterfront Park:
- Walk directly from the station to the park.
- Cycle, or….
- Wait and take a bus from the station to the park.
It’s really up to you, but if you are planning on exercising at the park, then you might as well walk or cycle there!
Walking Directions from Woodlands North Station to Woodlands Waterfront Park
Travel northeast along Woodlands North Coast Road.
Turn left to stay on Woodlands North Coast Road.
Walk north and then turn right on Admiralty Road West.
Keep walking west on Admiralty Road West and take the Y in the road north to the park entrance.
How long does it take to walk from Woodlands North Station to Woodlands Waterfront Park?
The walk from Woodlands North Station to the park is just under 1 km and it should take you about 8-12 minutes to get there.
Bus Directions from the Station to Woodlands Waterfront Park
Walk about 50 metres to the bus stop beside the MRT station (W’lands Nth Station #47201).
Get on Bus #856, and ride on it until you reach the bus stop south of the park entrance (Aft W’Lands Waterfront Pk #47019).
Walk 110 metres north along Admiralty Road West to the park entrance.
How long does the bus ride take from Woodlands Station to Woodlands Waterfront Park?
Under most circumstances, the bus ride from the station to the park takes about 5 minutes (and this time includes the 1-minute walk after you get dropped off by the bus).
You may have to wait for a while for the bus to arrive at the MRT station, though.
Getting to Woodlands Waterfront Park by Public Bus
If you are not staying near an MRT line, then taking a bus directly to Woodlands Waterfront Park is a practical and affordable option.
Refer to the table below, which summarizes the closest stations to the Park and the buses servicing them.
|Bus Stop||Bus Numbers|
|#47011 Bef W’Lands Waterfront Pk||856|
|#47019 Aft W’Lands Waterfront||856|
As you can see above, Bus 856 services the two closest bus stops to Woodlands Waterfront Park. Either one of these stops is under 2 minutes’ walking distance from the entrance to the park.
Driving or Taking a Taxi to Woodlands Waterfront Park
Driving or taking a taxi to Woodlands Waterfront Park is a popular choice, especially for families with children.
Since the park is quite far from the southern areas of Singapore, taking a car can be the quickest way to get there. You immediately eliminate the need to transfer MRT lines and remove any worry about bus connections from Woodlands North Station.
Splitting the taxi cost with other commuters can make it an affordable place to visit, but remember to check traffic conditions before heading there.
The official address for Woodlands Waterfront Park is:
Admiralty Rd W, Singapore 759956
There is a parking lot west of the park entrance. You can walk directly into the park once getting out of your vehicle.
What are the best places to stay near Woodlands Waterfront Park?
Unfortunately, there aren’t too many hotels or hostels near Woodlands Waterfront Park.
Most visitors to the city choose to stay in popular areas such as
You will have a greater variety of both budget-friendly and luxury accommodation choices in these areas. Then, you can just follow these directions on how to get to Woodlands Waterfront Park in Singapore.
Here are three of the best hotels in the city in terms of location (right near MRT stations) and verified guest reviews (all above 9/10 on leading accommodation websites):
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).
If you prefer a cheaper place to stay there are several clean and positively reviewed properties in Chinatown. Chinatown Station is close to many of the hotels and hostels, making for convenient access to public transportation.
Itinerary Ideas in Woodlands
Woodlands Waterfront Park is one of several recreational areas in Woodlands to explore. It is connected to Admiralty Park (south) and isn’t too far from other points of interest such as
Admiralty Park Playground
Woodlands Galaxy Community Club
After some exercise or photo taking at the park; you can easily reach several shopping centres in Woodlands. Most are either a short car ride or bus ride from Woodlands Waterfront Park.
Here are some of the most popular malls near the park:
Woodlands North Plaza
What about eating out in Woodlands?
Aside from the restaurants and food courts at the shopping malls above, consider trying a traditional ‘hawker meal’ at a local food centre.
Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre, for example, is a popular food centre with several famous dishes to sample.
Marsiling Lane Food Centre is another ‘hawker’ option.
With Woodlands being a jumping-off point to Peninsular Malaysia, you could also consider creating a Malaysian itinerary from here.
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Woodlands Waterfront Park in Singapore will make your trip smoother.
Getting there fast and affordably is possible, but you have to consider factors such as where you are starting your trip, traffic conditions, and whether you want to transfer from the MRT to a bus.
It’s really easy getting to the park from Woodlands North Station. Walking and cycling are popular options from there, but bus 856 is another option if you don’t want to endure too much sun exposure.
Always consider traffic conditions if you plan on driving or cabbing it there.
Enjoy your time at the park, and don’t forget to bring your phone or camera for scenic photos of the Strait of Johor!