Starting from 30 July 2017, visitors to Sentosa can take a public bus to commute in and out of the resort island, in addition to the current options of Sentosa Express monorail, cable car, taxis, cars, coaches and walking in via Sentosa Boardwalk.
Bus Service 123 connects to Sentosa from central Singapore
SBS Transit’s Bus Service 123 into Sentosa will provide a direct connection to the island from multiple points in the central region of mainland Singapore, including major MRT stations such as Tiong Bahru, Orchard, the upcoming Fort Canning (DTL) and Havelock stations (TEL). Service 123 that ends at Beach Station bus terminal will also be making 3 stops within Sentosa, including Resorts World Sentosa and Merlion Plaza. These adjustments will certainly make intra-island travel easier for locals and tourists.
Passengers onboard bus service 123 that heads towards Sentosa from Bukit Merah Interchange from as early as 5.45am Mondays to Saturdays and 6.00am on Sundays, enters Sentosa for free. You only have to pay the distance-based fare for the bus ride, much like how you are charged for taking a bus, with no additional island admission charges. Although there are no details on whether bicycles will be allowed on the bus service 123 to Sentosa, we assume that the same rule applies for Singapore bus services–only foldable ones are allowed.
Higher frequencies for Sentosa Intra-Island Bus Services
To compliment changes to the route of bus service 123, the resort island’s free intra-island bus services will also increase its frequencies and extend its operating hours. The current intra-island bus routes will be replaced by two new bus services: Bus A – Westbound (replacing Bus 1 & 2) and Bus B – Eastbound (replacing Bus 3). Both bus services will operate from 7am to 12.10am daily allowing guests on the island for night events to connect with the last Sentosa Express train.
Standardised car park charges
For visitors who prefers to drive in, Sentosa has also standardised car park charges across the entire island for car parks operated by Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC). The new charges are S$1.20 for an hour from 7am to 5pm and S$2.40 per entry from 5.01pm to 6.59am.
SDC’s Ms Jacqueline Tan, Assistant Chief Executive said that these changes were in response to feedback received. She hopes that these efforts will encourage visits to Sentosa and provide guests with more flexibility when visiting the island with family and friends.
For more information, visit www.sentosa.com.sg or call Sentosa at 1800-SENTOSA (7368672).