Overseas guests arriving at Changi Airport can get onboard the Marina Bay Sands Airport Shuttle Bus that operates 24 hours a day. Marina Bay Sands has invested in a fleet of 15 new coaches to provide the dedicated airport shuttle service, offering over 40 trips per day. The service, which runs at 10-minute intervals during peak hours, is complimentary for guests who stay at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Malaysian guests can also hop on dedicated cross border coaches from across the Causeway to reach Marina Bay Sands. A number of coach companies, including the nation’s top five operators Super Nice Express, Compass Coaches, Luxury Tours and Travel, Gunung Raya, and First Coach, will provide Malaysians with an affordable, yet luxurious travel experience from 11 cities across the country. Over 130 trips are offered daily, with additional trips during festive seasons.
For commuters in Singapore, a variety of public transport options have been opened up, thanks to a new network of roads and footpaths built in the still-evolving vicinity. Commuters can board buses that embark from starting points in Jurong East, Ang Mo Kio, Pioneer Road North, Pasir Ris and Bukit Batok, with the re-routing of 8 public bus services by operators SBS Transit and SMRT. Taxis and cars may access a new road – Bayfront Avenue – via Raffles Boulevard or Marina Boulevard. A taxi orientation event will be conducted this week to familiarize cab-drivers with the routes to four main taxi drop off and pick-up zones at the property.
“As the son of a taxi driver, our Chairman Mr. Sheldon Adelson has a special place in his heart for all drivers. He considers them to be the ‘People’s Ambassadors” of their home cities,” said Marina Bay Sands President and CEO Thomas Arasi. Commuters can also reach the Marina Bay Sands on foot. With the recent opening of the Circle Line, Marina Bay Sands is a 10-minute walk from the Promenade MRT Station, via a pedestrian footpath adjacent to the new vehicular bridge and Bayfront Avenue. Guests can also hop on to a number of public bus services, which will be re-routed to ply along Bayfront Avenue. Similarly, guests traveling on the North-South Line can alight at the Marina Bay MRT station and take the rerouted public bus services from the bus stop outside the station. Regular bus charges apply.
Parking at Marina Bay Sands starts at S$8 per hour. Drivers are urged to consider carpooling as parking lots on the property will be limited. No motorcycle or bicycle parking is available in the property. Marina Bay Sands has also made measures to expand the options for drivers. A satellite car park will be operated at Marina South. Under this Park and Ride scheme, drivers can park their vehicles and board the Marina Bay Sands shuttle bus to and from the property for a fixed $10 fee. “Marina Bay Sands is striving to provide a seamless experience for visitors setting foot on our destination for the first time. The best way to come now is through public transport and taxis. The area is still evolving and more transport modes will be available in the future. We continue to work with public service operators and the authorities to optimise the accessibility to Marina Bay Sands,” said Mr. Arasi.