From 30 July, visitors can take SBS Transit’s Bus Service 123 into Sentosa.
The extended bus route which terminates at Sentosa’s Beach Station will provide a direct connection to the resort island from multiple points in the central region of mainland Singapore, including major MRT stations such as Tiong Bahru, Orchard, the upcoming Fort Canning station on the Downtown Line and Havelock station on the Thomson-East Coast Line.
Service 123 will also be calling at three stops within Sentosa, including Resorts World Sentosa and Merlion Plaza, making intra-island travel easier.
With the expansion of the public transport network to Sentosa’s transport hub – Beach Station – guests will have direct access to a variety of free intra-island transportation, including the Sentosa Express, beach trams and Sentosa Bus services.
Passengers entering Sentosa via Service 123 only need to pay the distance-based fare for their bus ride.
No additional island admission charges will apply.
Enhancements to Sentosa’s Intra-Island Bus Services
The resort island’s free intra- island bus services will also be streamlined with updated routes, increased frequencies and extended operating hours from 30 July.
The current 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 at higher frequencies and extended operating hours (7am – 12.10am daily) to reduce waiting time and allow guests to stay on the island for night events and programmes, as well as connect with the last Sentosa Express train.
- Bus A – Westbound will serve the central precincts of Sentosa including Imbiah Lookout, Siloso Point, Merlion Plaza and RWS every 7-15 minutes.
- Bus B – Eastbound will serve the Eastern part of Sentosa, covering Sentosa Cove, Sentosa Golf Club and EtonHouse Sentosa every 20-35 minutes.
Guests can also enter Sentosa via other options including the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network, Sentosa Express, by foot via the Sentosa Boardwalk, and other vehicular modes.
Standardisation of Car Park Charges
For those who choose to drive to Sentosa, the management will standardise charges at all the car parks operated by Sentosa Development Corporation, namely Beach Station, Imbiah, Tanjong Beach, Palawan Beach and Sentosa Cove Village. The new parking rates, which will include per-minute charging, are as follows:
Top image features the Merlion Statue on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Image via Shutterstock.com.