Airfare to Singapore
With the world’s busiest port, internationally recognized shopping and an affluent society in the middle of southeast Asia, Singapore is a travel hub for backpackers, businessmen, luxury yacht and everyone in between. The country has an impressive public transportation system, legendary cuisine and enough sky scrapers and spas to keep any city dweller happy.
Airfare to Singapore will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. AirAsia, Tiger Airways, Valuair Limited, Thai AirAsia and Jetstar Asia Airways fly to Singapore. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Singapore Airlines is the national airline. However, Air India, Qantas, British Airways, Thai Airways and other airlines also stop in Singapore.
The most expensive air tickets to Singapore are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and traveling overland to Singapore via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Singapore, check out BootsnAll’s Singapore Travel Guide.