Everything Worth Knowing About Changi Airport Terminals

Whether you’re in transit between flights or visiting places in Singapore, your trip will be so much easier if you know the best about the places you plan to visit. Thus, here is everything worth knowing about Changi Airport Terminal.

Changi Airport Terminals

Changi Airport Terminals
Changi Airport Terminals / Changi Airport

Currently, Singapore Changi International Airport has four terminals, namely Terminal 1 (T1), Terminal 2 (T2), Terminal 3 (T3), and Terminal 4 (T4). As shown above, terminals are built in a U shape, with Jewel precisely in front of Terminal 1.

Moreover, each terminal at this airport also has two gates, named after the alphabet, to handle Changi Airport arrivals every day. It is made to handle more than 80 million passengers annually. Because of that too, this airport becomes the busiest airport in the world.

Now, let’s look at the further information on each terminal below.

Changi Airport Terminal 1

Changi Airport Terminal 1
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Firstly, it is Changi Airport Terminal 1 (T1). It is the oldest terminal at this SIN Airport and has Gate C and D. Additionally. This central terminal consists of the Arrivals level, Levels 2 & 3 of the Departure Transit Lounge, the Departure Check-in Hall, and airline lounges.

Furthermore, services available in Terminal 1 are:

  • Visitor Center and information counter
  • Currency exchanges
  • Duty-free stores
  • Business center

In addition to the services mentioned above, there are other services in terminal 1. For instance, prayer spaces, wheelchair rentals, Lost & found baggage claims, and many others.

Overall, there are eight lounges in T1. They are:

  • Plaza Premium
  • British Airways Singapore lounge and Concorde Bar
  • Dnata
  • The Emirates
  • SATS Premier
  • The Qantas Singapore
  • Thai Airways Royal Silk

Those lounges mentioned above are on Level 3. Comparatively, most lounges provide similar amenities, e.g., telephones, Wifi, food and beverage, showers, and many others. 

Although some services are included in booking payment, other services like alcoholic beverages, conference rooms, and private rooms are accessible upon additional payment. 

Changi Airport Terminal 2

Changi Airport Terminal 2
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Next, there is Changi Airport Terminal 2. This T2 precisely handles flights to countries in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and Africa.

Generally, services you can make use of in this T2 are:

  • Family zone,
  • Local SIM card purchase,
  • Movie Theatre,
  • Ground Transport Concierge,
  • Entertainment deck, etc

In addition, here are the lounges can be found in Terminal 2:

  • Ambassador
  • Singapore Airlines SilverKris First Class Lounge
  • SATS Premier
  • TGM Japanese Korean Cuisine
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Gold Lounge
  • DBS Asia Treasures
  • Singapore Airlines SilverKris Business Class Lounge

All of the lounges in Terminal 2 mentioned above are actually on the third level. Additionally, each traveler can obtain access for 3 hours by paying 30-35 USD.  

Changi Airport Terminal 3

Changi Airport Terminal 3
Changi Airport Terminal 3 / Changi Airport

This terminal is, in fact, the main host of Singapore Airlines. The T3 has gates A and B. It explicitly handles flights to countries in East Asia, North America, Europe, South America, and Oceania.

Like other terminals, Changi Airport Terminal 3 has a lot of services and lounges for passengers, like phone booths, free Wifi, a free rest area, and many others.

This terminal also has on-airport hotels such as Crowne Plaza and Ambassador Transit Hotel. Meanwhile, the lounges in Terminal 3 are:

  • The Haven by JetQuay
  • Ambassador 
  • Marhaba
  • DBS Asia Treasures

Those lounges provide access fees starting at 30 USD. So, ensure you pay attention to the price and how long you can get access. It is because some lounges provide 2 hours of access, whereas others offer 3-4 hours.

Changi Airport Terminal 4

Changi Airport Terminal 4
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Lastly, there is Terminal 4. Changi Airport terminal 4 is located in the southern part of Changi Airport. The location of this terminal is formerly used as Budget Terminal. It was later demolished and rebuilt as a terminal, especially for regional and low-cost airlines.

Unlike other terminals, the facilities in this terminal mostly use automatic systems, e.g., automated baggage drop, self-service check-in, and self-bag tagging.

Meanwhile, there are two lounges in Terminal 4. They are:

  • Blossom
  • Cathay Pacific

Passengers generally can get services like Wifi, showers, food and snacks, TV, etc., from the two lounges mentioned above. However, some services are accessible upon payment, such as spas, alcoholic beverages, printers, copiers, etc.

Inter-terminal Transports

Inter-terminal Transports
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Getting around Changi Airport is easier if you take a shuttle bus, skytrain, or on foot.

How to get from T1 to T2 Changi Airport? Travelers can move between T1 and T2 by walking using the inter-terminal travelators. Meanwhile, if you want to move between T2 and T3, a link bridge connects the two terminals.

Meanwhile, the shuttle bus services are available for those who want to access Terminal 4 to other terminals or vice versa.  It operates 24 hours at transit and public areas. 

Finally, after knowing everything about Changi Airport Terminal, learn more about a wide range of travel necessities offered by Airpaz for your unforgettable trip. 


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