|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||October||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||$898||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||$446||From New York to Singapore|
$778 - $1399
Most people find themselves booking flights to Singapore as a stopping point on their way to other countries. But don’t dismiss this country so fast. A flight to Singapore sends travelers back in time, when feng shui was a way of life and not a modern fad, and Asian dinners consisted of formal tea ceremonies and history lessons. While embracing its ancient culture, Singapore also takes a step in the modern direction. Travelers booking Singapore flights will be greeted by glass skyscrapers and fancy restaurants lining pristine streets, but the people of Singapore hold the Chinese, Malay and Indian roots near.
Take time after your Singapore flight and walk through the Historic District. Explore the sights of Chinatown and indulge in an authentic Chinese dinner. Thanks to the money you saved on a cheap flight to Singapore, spend a few hours shopping in the massive Yue Hwa shopping center. There’s much to do and see in Singapore — take time and explore all this country has to offer.
Direct service to Singapore from the US varies in flight duration based on the city of origin. San Francisco flights to Singapore have a flight time of 17h 30m, while direct flights out of New York via Singapore Airlines have a flight duration of 18h 30m. Indirect flights average 25h 30m to 27h in duration, again depending on the city of origin.
Nonstop service to Singapore from the US is available from a number of major cities across the country. San Francisco offers seven nonstop flights per day, with service via United Airlines. Singapore Airlines also offers direct service to Singapore. China Eastern, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, Air China, Emirates, and other airlines also offer Singapore flight deals with nonstop and indirect routes from various cities and airports across the U.S.
Although Singapore’s size is conducive to driving, traffic can be chaotic and drivers can be aggressive. Fortunately, the country also has a strong public transit network, which means it really doesn’t make sense for anyone to drive while they’re here. The bus network is extensive, offering service with SMRT and SBS offering the main bus lines in the country. Tourist passes are available for unlimited daily travel on the bus lines, or you can pay with exact change or an EZ-link card. The MRT connects the main center of this island nation with Chengi Airport, with a 30-minute connection to the City Hall Interchange. Ferries are available to the Southern islands from Marina South Pier and to Pulau Ubin from Changi Point Ferry Terminal.
At Baba House, visitors can learn about the Peranakan community of the 1920s, with free tours available during limited days and times. Changi Museum and temple is a replica of World War II chapels and the Chinatown Heritage Center offers a look at Chinese culture and history in Singapore. Visitors can also visit Club Street and Ann Siang Hill, which offers a variety of bars and restaurants in the trendiest part of Chinatown. There are also numerous temples throughout Singapore, including Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, mosques, and a number of cathedrals to explore. Travelers looking for hot tourist action can head to Marina Bay, which is home to the Gardens By the Bay, the Sands Casino, and plenty of bars, restaurants, and event spaces. The National Museum of Singapore and National Orchid Garden are worth a visit. First-timers should also try the Night Safari to explore noctural life in Singapore next to the Singapore Zoo.
US citizens that fly to Singapore will need a passport. US passports should be valid for a minimum period of six months beyond your intended duration of stay in the country and have two blank pages available. A tourist visa is not required for those who are visiting Singapore for less than 90 days for the purpose of tourism or business. All other travelers are advised to contact the Embassy of Singapore for other travel requirements and information.
Singapore is hot and very humid. It cools down a bit at night, but daytime temperatures range from 79 to 86 F. Short, heavy rainstorms provide the only break from the near-constant blanket of humidity.
Peak Season: Book your flight to Singapore for June through August. Althought the summer months are hot and humid, they are the driest months, making day trips and outings more accessible.
Off-peak Season: Two Monsoon seasons deter a considerable amount of travel to Singapore. The northeast season typically lasts between November and March, while the southwest season runs from June through September. However, cheap flights to Singapore are available during this time if you book in advance, and you aren’t afraid of a little rain.
Once on the ground, travel around Singapore is tourist friendly. Buses are priced upon whether or not they have air conditioning, and run from 6am to midnight. Ez-Link passes are useful for both the bus and the MRT (mass rapid transit), which runs north to south, east to west, and north to east.