Singapore Airport Guide to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)

Singapore Airport Terminal 1

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1is the oldest of all 4 Terminals of Singapore Changi Airport. It was opened in 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.


Changi Terminal 1 is home of boarding gates C and D and hosts international services around the world.


Transfer between terminals

Near 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.

To transfer to Changi Terminal 4, passengers first needs to get to Terminal 2 by the SkyTrain and then board the shutte bus at the pick up location (Arrivals Hall Door 1). Service hours: 24/7. Departures are done each 15-20 minutes. 



Changi 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. 



Check the airlines operating from this Terminal



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 in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 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

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Changi Airport Terminal 1 parking is located at the 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

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Airport lounges

The following lounges are located at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1:

Dnata Lounge: Location: Departures transit lounge, third level. Service hours: 24/7.

Note that the lounge is up for business class passengers and frequent card members of certain airlines and priority pass holders.

Emirates Lounge: Location: Departures hall, third level. Service hours: 06:30 am - 10:10 am, 12:00 pm - 03:15 pm - 6:00 pm - 01:20 am.

- Qantas Singapore Lounge: Location: Departures hall, third level. Service hours: 03:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

- SATS Premier Lounge: Location: Departures hall, third level. Service hours: 24/7.

SATS Special Service Lounge: Location: Departures hall, third level. Service hours: 24/7.

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge: Location: Departures hall, third level. Service hours: 06:15 am - 08:00 am - 10:25 am - 08:45 pm (hours are subject to changes).

Purchase your pass to Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 lounges


Airport Hotel

At the Departures Hall (third level) of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1there is located the Aerotel Airport Transit Hotel. It counts with 70 rooms and offers some luxury services such as swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym and bar. Please note that there is a minimum stay of 6 hours.


Standard room: Single ($100.00), twin/double ($120.00)

Budget room: Single/twin ($60.00)

Please note that there is an hour extension of $25.00

Showers: $20.00.

Contact: +65 6808 2388 |

Service hours: 24/7. 



There are also some attractions you shouldn’t miss during your stay in Changi Terminal 1 like the Cactus Garden, with more than 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 of Singapore’s folklore are displayed according to local celebrations and events. 

However, if you’re more interested in art, you should take a look at the Kinetic Rain, a 1,216 m 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 Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 passengers.