Singapore Airport – Terminal 1

The oldest of all 4 Terminals of Singapore Changi Airport. It was opened on 1981 operating as a single terminal.  Later in 1995 a major refurbishment was done adding 22,000 sqm to increase passenger flow by improving the departures area with a fully automated bagging system increasing by this way check-in terminal capacity.

A progressively upgrading is expected to be completed in 2019 which will include new ground transport facilities and pedestrian link bridges.

Transport between terminals

Nearby the Check-in Hall you can find the SykTrain connections to T2 & T3 respectively. It takes no more than 4 minutes to transfer to either T2 or T3 terminal. Opening hours are from 5.00 am to 2.30 am.

While SkyTrain is closed due to maintenance works, you can use the free bus service, which is located at the second level of Departure Check-in Level Door 5. Opening hours are from 2.30 am to 5.00 am. Departure time is of 15 minutes.


Terminal 1 has 29 air bridges, 5 of them for large aircraft. The building is composed by Arrivals Level, Departure Check in-Hall, Departure transit lounge level 2 & 3 and Airline lounges:

- Arrivals level: With the following amenities and services: baggage belts 19-16 and 20-23, currency exchanges (2), visitor centre and information counter.

- Departure Check-in Hall: There are the check-in rows 8-1 and 9-14, Premier Check-in area and departure immigration points (2).

- Departure Transit Lounge Level 2: There are the duty free shopping, departure immigration, information counter, as well as the access to C & D gates and the SkyTrain connections to A, B, F, & E gates on T2 & T3.

- Departure Transit Lounge Level 3: You can find here the entertainment lounge, the airline lounges, a business centre and also a cactus garden to relax.


The following Airlines operates in Singapore Changi Terminal 1:

- Air Asia
- Air Berlin
- Air China
- Air France
- Air Madagascar
- Air Mauritius
- Air Niugini
- Alitalia
- American Airlines
- Australian Airline
- Biman Bangladesh Airline
- British Airways
- Cathway Pacific Airways
- China Southern Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- Emirates
- Fiji Airways
- Finnair
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Iberia
- Japan Airlines
- Jetstar Asia
- Jetstar International
- Jetstar Pacific
- KLM Royal Duch Airlines
- Myanmar Airways
- Philippine Airlines
- Qantas Airways
- Regent Airways
- Scandinavian Airlines System
- Shenzhen Airlines
- Siberia Airlines
- Spring Airlines
- Thai Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- Uzbekistan Airways
- West Air
- Xiamen Airlines


It is without a doubt a full-complete enjoyment place for all kind of passengers. As an example, you can find a swimming pool with a Jacuzzi on the rooftop of the building and a wide offer of hotel-style dayrooms.

Other services offered on T1 are:

- Baby care room
- Baggage storage
- Clinics and Pharmacies
- Convenience stores
- Free use rest areas
- GST refund
- Ground Transport Concierge
- Beauty care (spa, hairdressers, etc.)
- Hotel reservation counters
- Wi-Fi free connection
- Local SIM card purchase
- Lost & Found baggage claim
- Money Changers
- Prayer rooms
- Special needs
- Wheelchair rental


Changi Airport Terminal 1 parking is located at Airport Boulevard South.

You can find 2-level parking: Level 1M is next to the lift of Lobby 2 and Level 2 is beside Burger King and the car park exit. Fares are $0.04 / min from 00.00 am to 00.00 am of the following day.

Car Park customer service: +65 9336 2249


There are also some attractions you shouldn’t miss during your stay in T1 like the Cactus Garden, with more than a 100 of species of cactus from around the world, the Sculptural Tree Garden, a huge tree-like sculpture, or the Piazza Garden, where seasonal and thematic plants from Singapore’s folklore are displayed according to local celebrations and events.

However, if you’re more interested in art, you should take a look to the Kinect Rain, a 1,216 bronze droplets sculptures which can form 16 different shapes from abstract to recognisable forms, or the Social Tree, a nine-meter tall screen where you can upload a picture or a video of yourself to be shared with T1 passengers.