Flights to Singapore
Best student & youth fares right now to Singapore from the US
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Student flights from the US to Singapore
If you want to visit a truly cutting-edge city in Asia, Singapore could be the destination for you. Famous for its fusion of Western and Eastern culture, incredible cuisine, world-class shopping and stunning natural sights, The Lion City, as it’s fondly known to its cosmopolitan population, is hugely popular with students and young people from the US.
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What are the main Singapore airports, and how do I get from them to the city centre?
Almost all international visitors, including those from the US, will land in Changi Airport (SIN), which is an attraction on its own terms. It’s been voted the World’s Best Airport for the last six years running. Once you’ve swooned your way through customs, it’s a straightforward journey to the city center, about 15 miles away. Use the Mass Rapid Transport System Train, which costs less than $2 and takes around an hour. Alternatively, you can hop in a metered taxi outside for a quicker (but more expensive) journey.
How to fly from the US to Singapore
As anyone who’s glanced at Singapore’s location on a map might have noticed, it’s quite a distance from the US—approximately 10,000 miles, give or take. Despite this, there are several options for non-stop flights (bring a neck pillow), from both the East and West Coasts. You can fly directly to Singapore from New York (18ish hours), Los Angeles (17ish hours) and San Francisco (17ish hours). Of course, if you’re not coming from one of those cities, you’ll still have options—you’ll just have a connection along the way.
When is the best time to fly to Singapore?
With its tropical climate and close proximity to the Equator, Singapore is always warm and humid, no matter the time of year. Unless the purpose of your trip is to test umbrellas (unlikely, we know) you’ll probably want to avoid November through January, as this is monsoon season. The driest months are June through to August.
Be conscious of events and holidays, too, as travel and accommodation can rise in price around major ones. These include Lunar New Year (Jan-Feb), Ramadan (Apr-May), National Day (Aug) and Christmas (you probably know when that is).
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the US to Singapore?
Prices based on bookings made 60-91 days prior to departure.
Why do American students love visiting Singapore?
Singapore is a great destination generally for students, with some of the world’s best universities, most of which accept international students. There is also plenty to do on a budget, including free attractions.
Singapore universities and campuses
Singapore is home to many universities. The two best known and prestigious are the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, and American students can apply for both. Other higher education establishments that accept international students include the Singapore Institute of Technology, the Singapore Institute of Management and Singapore Management University.
Singapore lifestyle and culture
Singapore is primarily Asian in its cultural makeup, but there are notable Western influences in everything from the architecture to general attitudes. It’s a tolerant place and one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan destinations. Be aware, though, that the laws are strictly enforced and there are heavy penalties for breaking them. Get caught littering at your peril! Singapore locals love food, and both local and international specialties are a big part of Singaporean culture.
Exploring Singapore on a student budget
Singapore is easy to explore on a small budget, with a plethora of free and cheap attractions to make the most of. A free afternoon of fun can be had on the Changi Point Coastal Walk, and also just generally wandering around soaking up at the futuristic cityscape. Cheap eats can be found everywhere at the street food stalls all over the city. “Hawker stalls” aka giant, air-conditioned food courts, are home to dozens of street-food-esque stalls with all kinds of cheap and delicious eats. Lau Pa Sat is one of the most famous and has even been designated as a National Monument!