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What to do on a layover in Singapore Changi Airport

Stopover in Singapore Changi Airport? This is probably one of the best airports to have your layover in, with multiple shops, restaurants, art installations, lounges and hotels - as well as a very short city break - to spend your time in. Here's what to do on a layover in Changi Airport.

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Changi Airport: Where to sleep, eat and work

Where to find free Wifi and a workspace in Changi Airport

There is free Wifi all over Changi Airport – just connect to #WiFi@Changi. This will get you 3 hours of Internet access. There are also lounges that you can pay to access in each terminal with faster internet connections. It costs SG$58 to use the lounge for 5 hours in Terminal 1 and 2, in Terminal 3 it costs SG$82 to use the lounge for 3 hours. You can also check into the lounges using your Points, Airline Alliance Membership or PriorityPass.

Where to eat in Changi Airport

Where to eat in Changi Airport Terminal 1 (T1)

  • Culto Caffe Ciocolato
  • Starbucks
  • Burger King
  • Sushi Burrito
  • The World is Flat by Tanuki Raw
  • The Coffee Bean

Where to eat in Changi Airport Terminal 2 (T2)

  • Harry’s Bar
  • Booster Juice
  • Ippudo Express
  • O’Leary’s Pub
  • Old Chang Kee
  • Pezzo
  • McDonald’s
  • Pho Street
  • Starbucks
  • Subway

Where to eat in Changi Airport Terminal 3 (T3)

  • The Kitchen By Wolfgang Puck
  • PAUL (Bakery)
  • Singapore Food Street
  • Tip Top
  • Carlsberg Sports Bar
  • Dunkin’ Donuts

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Where to sleep in Changi Airport

Where to sleep in Changi Airport Terminal 1 (T1)

The Snooze Lounge in Singapore Changi Terminal 1 is free to use. There are long, reclining chairs where you can comfortably take a nap, but it might not be comfortable for more than a few hours sleep.

If you have more time in Terminal 1, use the Aerotel. You can book 3 hours for SG$76 in one of their rooms, or 6 hours for SG$140.

Where to sleep in Changi Airport Terminal 2 & 3

The Ambassador Transit Lounge is available to use if you are travelling through Terminal 2 or 3. They have a napping suite, desks and a gym that you can use with lounge access. The lounge costs SG$58 to access for 3 hours, and a napping suite costs SG$41 to access for 3 hours.

What to do in Changi Airport

Check out the free Singapore city tour at Changi

If you have a layover of more than 6 hours and you will be remaining on the airside, you can use the free tours of the city centre. Free tours depart from Terminal Two (T2) and Terminal Three (T3) transit areas. You’ll need at least six hours transit time (including immigration clearance) to do the 2.5 hour free City Sights or Heritage Tours. Check your cabin or oversized baggage into the Left Baggage counter and you’re on your way to Singapore!

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The best things to do in Changi Airport Terminal 1 (T1)

Changi Airport has plenty of things to do during an 8-hour layover. First, check out the social wall. Upload a photo from Changi to share it on the avant-garde art installation and see it on the big screen.

Free Wifi in Changi Airport

The shopping in Changi is also second to none. Choose from Gucci, Prada or Dior to stock up on holiday wear and handbags, or visit an electronics shop to buy a new tech gadget for your trip.

If you’re travelling with the kids, Terminal 1 is perfect for wearing them out. Take them to the slide and playground just next to the Outdoor Garden on Level 2.

Playground in Changi

If you prefer to relax in a green garden, there’s a Cactus Garden, Water Lily Garden and Tree garden in T1 with species from Asia, Africa and South America. These gardens are in the Transit Area of Terminal 1. You can even continue the art tour by visiting Terminal 1’s check-in hall to see the Kinetic Rain, composed of 1,216 little metal rain drops.

If, after all of that, you’re a little tired, retire to the Aerotel Transit Hotel in Terminal 1 for a little shut-eye. The Snooze Lounge is also a good option for kicking back with a book.

The best things to do in Changi Airport Terminal 2 (T2)

Where is the Changi Airport theatre

Yes, that’s right. On a Stopover in Changi you can catch movies all day in their 24/7 movie theatre, screening releases from the past few months. Though if you’ve been on a long haul flight you’ve probably had your fill of movies by the time you land at Changi.

Instead, why not take a walk through the Enchanted Garden? This is a sensory experience, with light and colours illustrating the sculptures as you step through. The Orchid Garden is another spot for gaining back the circulation in your legs post-flight.

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The best things to do in Changi Airport Terminal 3 (T3)

Take flight again with a walk through Changi’s Butterfly Garden in T3. Watch 1,000 species of butterfly roam around the tropical vegetation mid-layover. It’s the best place to get refreshed (aside from the showers in Terminal 3’s Airport lounges!).

Spent some time at Butterfly Garden while in transit. 🌼 #ellejessinsg

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If you prefer to stay in the centre of the Terminal, you can use the TV Lounge to catch up on the news and rest up too. This is also where you can find most of the shops in Terminal 3.


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