The Changi Airport Skytrain is the automated people mover (APM) connecting Terminals 1, 2 and 3 at Singapore Changi Airport. The Skytrain was opened in 1990 with the opening of Terminal 2, linking the original Terminal 1 with the then-new terminal. Before the opening of Terminal 3, the Skytrain system was upgraded from the original Adtranz C-100 system to the new Mitsubishi Crystal Mover system, which expanded the service from a simple 2-station line to a 7-station network.
All Changi Airport Skytrain services are free of charge.
Changi Airport Skytrain and Shuttle Bus Route Map
Changi Airport Skytrain and Shuttle Bus services have been rationalised from 1 May 2020 in tandem with the temporary 18-month suspension of Terminal 2 operations.
Changi Airport Skytrain Train Services
Terminal 3 Station A (Arrival and Transfer) – Terminal 3 Station A (South) (Gates A15 – A21)[Suspended from 21 April 2020 for 18 months] Terminal 3 Station A (Arrival and Transfer) – Terminal 2 Station F[Suspended from 21 April 2020 for 18 months] Terminal 3 Station B – Terminal 1 Station C[Suspended from 21 April 2020 for 18 months] Terminal 3 Station B – Terminal 2 Station E[Suspended from 21 April 2020 for 18 months] Terminal 1 Station D – Terminal 2 Station E[Suspended from 21 April 2020 for 18 months]
- Terminal 3 Station B – Terminal 1 Station C
Terminal 3 Station B – Terminal 2 Station E[Suspended from 21 April 2020 for 18 months] Terminal 1 Station D – Terminal 2 Station E[Suspended from 1 May 2020 for 18 months]
Changi Airport Skytrain to Jewel?
Contrary to popular public misconception, the Changi Airport Skytrain does not serve Jewel, and only passes through it. If you would rather not walk from Terminals 2 and 3 to Jewel, you may take the Changi Airport Skytrain to Terminal 1 where it is directly connected to Jewel.
Jewel is only accessible in the Public Area.
If you are in the Transit Area (changing flights), you must clear immigration into Singapore in order to visit Jewel.
If you do not wish to clear Singapore immigration, or are unable to clear Singapore immigration without a visa, or are tight on your flight connection, you may ride the Changi Airport Skytrain through Jewel on the Terminal 3 Station B – Terminal 2 Station E line. [Suspended from 21 April 2020 for 18 months]
Transit Area – Clear Immigration and Receive a Stay-Home Notice (SHN)
You must clear Singapore immigration out to the Public Area. Ensure that you fulfill Singapore’s entry requirements, to which you will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN). The day that you arrive in Singapore is counted as Day 0. On Day 15, proceed to Jewel as per normal.
Changi Airport Skytrain to Terminal 4?
The Changi Airport Skytrain does not serve Terminal 4. Terminal 4 is served by the Changi Airport Terminal 4 Shuttle Bus plying between Terminal 4 and Terminal 3.
If you are transferring between Terminal 1 and Terminal 4, you will need to make a connection to or from Terminal 3 via the Skytrain to access the Changi Airport Terminal 4 Shuttle Bus.
Changi Airport Skytrain Rolling Stock
Mitsubishi Crystal Mover
The Changi Airport Skytrain uses the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Crystal Mover since 2006. The trains are guided by two side rails and a third rail on either side, in contrast to the legacy system which uses a central guide and electric bar. In contrast to urban variants like the Sengkang LRT and Punggol LRT, the Changi Airport Mitsubishi Crystal Mover Skytrains have a spacious interior without seats in the middle.
Two batches of Mitsubishi Crystal Movers were ordered, with the first batch of 16 train cars operating since the start of full services with the opening of Terminal 3, and the second and latest batch of 6 train cars operating since the opening of Jewel. Both batches are now identical to each other, though when first arrived, the new batch of 6 train cars sported the new Changi Airport logo first, while the first batch sported the old Changi Airport logo.
The northern mixed-public-and-transit-network operates with blue interior fittings, while the southern transit-only network operates with orange interior fittings.
Trains are maintained at the depots beside Terminal 3 Station A (South) and Terminal 3 Station B.
A Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Crystal Mover train heading towards Terminal 2 Public & Transit Station E. Trains on the unique shared T2-T3 line through Jewel operates on a single track with a passing loop within Jewel. With the extended length of the loop line, trains need not stop in the middle for crossing, but can pass by each other at a maintained speed.
Terminal 2 Public Station E features a staggered bay platform allowing easy access to both Skytrain lines on a single platform.
Adtranz C-100 (Former)
The original Changi Airport Skytrain uses the Adtranz C-100 from 1990 till 2006. The trains use a central guide and electric bar. In contrast to urban variants like the Bukit Panjang LRT, the Changi Airport Adtranz C-100 Skytrains have a spacious interior without seats in the middle. The trains shuttled between terminals regularly throughout most operating times. During periods of low demand during operating times, call buttons are used to call for the train on demand.
Trains were maintained at Terminal 2 station. A void underneath the tracks doubles up as the maintenance facility.
An Adtranz C-100 train heading towards Terminal 1 Transit station (now Station D). Trains operated on a single track on the public area side on the final period of operations for installation of the new Mitsubishi Crystal Mover system on the transit track first. Platforms continued to be split according to Public and Transit Areas.
Changi Airport Skytrain Operating Hours
The Skytrain operates at most times of the day from 6.00am to 12.00am with an average frequency of 4 minutes. The travel time between terminals takes 2 minutes.
The Skytrain operates at most times of the day from 8.00am to 11.59pm on demand. Press the on-call button to call for the train and/or to open train doors. The travel time between terminals takes 2 minutes.
Inter-Terminal Transfer outside of Changi Airport Skytrain Operating Hours
Public Area – Shuttle Bus During periods of downtime from 2.30am to 5.00am, free shuttle buses are provided in the public area departing from the nearest departure driveway door from the Skytrain station. Terminal 1 – Terminal 2 Terminal 1 – Terminal 3
After-hours Skytrain shuttle bus services are suspended till further notice.
Between Terminals 2 and 3, you may use the linkbridge located at the basement, above the MRT station.
Public Area – Walk
In the Public Area, you may simply walk via inter-terminal travellators through Jewel.
Transit Area – Walk
In the Transit Area, you may simply walk via the inter-terminal travellators located throughout the Transit Area.
For more inter-terminal transport, visit the Changi Airport Transfer Between Terminals & Jewel webpage here.