Travel to Singapore


Singapore Changi Airport is on the eastern tip of Singapore and it is located about 20-30 minutes from the city centre by taxi.

Airport Shuttle
There is an airport shuttle bus service which serves most hotels in Singapore. The cost of a ticket is approximately S$9.00 per adult.

Free Airport Shuttle
There are also free shuttle bus services from Ang Mo Kio, Sengkang, Toa Payoh MRT stations and Changi Business Park, going to Singapore Changi Airport and back.

Public Bus
The number 36 public bus service brings you to the city centre. A single fare costs below S$2.00 and takes about an hour. Bus stops are located at the basement bus bays of Terminals 1, 2 and 3. As no change will be given, it is recommended to prepare the exact fare.

Taxis are available at the taxi stands at the Arrival level of each Terminal. The journey to the city is estimated to cost between S$18.00 and S$38.00 and takes approximately 30 minutes. Fares are metered and there is additional airport surcharge for all trips originating from the airport.

S$5.00 airport surcharge - 17.00-24.00
(Fridays to Sundays)

S$3.00 airport surcharge - all other times
Midnight surcharge of 50% of final metered fare - 24.00-06.00 (daily)

Train (MRT) To get to the city, passengers need to transfer to the west bound train at Tanah Merah train station. The last train service leaving Changi Airport station which would allow a transfer to the last west bound train at Tanah Merah station is scheduled at 23.18.

Further information can be found on the Changi Airport website.

Star Alliance




The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013.

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please follow the below steps to access the Conventions Plus online booking tool:

  • Visit the Star Alliance website
  • Under “Delegates login” enter conventions code SQ01S13
  • The online booking tool opens in a separate window*
    *Should the online booking tool not open, please ensure that your Pop-Up blocker is disabled

Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the event can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

Participating airlines

Adria AirwaysCroatia AirlinesTAP Portugal
Aegean AirlinesEgyptAirTHAI
Air CanadaLOT Polish AirlinesTurkish Airlines
Air ChinaLufthansaUnited
ANAScandinavian AirlinesUS Airways
Asiana AirlinesSingapore Airlines 
Austrian Airlines   South African Airways 
Blue1SWISS International Airlines 
Brussels AirlinesTAM Airlines

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.

Please note: For travel to/from Japan and New Zealand special fares or discounts may be offered by the participating airlines on their own network. To obtain these special fares or discounts and for booking office information please visit the Star Alliance website and:

  • Click on “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts” and enter the conventions code SQ01S13.
  • Choose one of the participating airlines listed
  • Call the respective reservation contact listed and quote the conventions code SQ01S13 when requesting the special ticket

When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance for the Event/Convention.

Travel by car

All drivers of foreign-registered vehicles can drive into Singapore for a maximum of 10 days in each calendar year without having to pay VEP (vehicle entry permit) fees. However, toll charges still apply. Toll charges are calculated on a per trip basis, to be paid on arrival and departure at the Tuas Checkpoint, but only on departure at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

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Last update: 7 November 2012