How to get to Little India from Chinatown, Orchard and Kampong Glam

Little India is a bustling area in Singapore that is a big attraction for travellers. It has many shopping centres such as Mustafa Centre and has many Indian restaurants and has a historic Indian temple that is over 150 years old. So how do you get to Little India from popular Singapore locations.

We’ve chosen three popular locations that people are likely to travel from.

  • Chinatown
  • Orchard
  • Kampong Glam

 

How to get to Little India from Chinatown

The chinatown metro entrance

The distance from Chinatown to Little India is a distance of 7.6 kilometres and you can take the MRT or a Bus or a Cab.


By MRT

Start at Chinatown NE4(Purple), take the North East Line (towards Punggol ⑦),

After 3 stops,

Chinatown NE4(Purple)
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Clarke Quay NE5(Purple)
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Dhoby Ghaut NE6(Purple)
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Arrive at destination : Little India NE7(Purple)

 

The cost of the ticket is $1.40 if you buy a ticket at the ticket counter.
The time taken to reach Little India MRT is 9 minutes

 

By Bus

Take the SMRT bus No. 851 from the Bus stop at New Bridge Road (Chinatown Complex) and get down in Little India Station Exit A (Bus stop code :40011) at Bt Timah Road.

  • The time taken to reach Little India is 8 mins.
  • The estimated price to reach Little India by Bus is  $1.91
  • This bus is expected to arrive at the stop every 10 minutes.

 

By Cab

Estimated fare for this trip is S$ 9.94.
Duration: 13 min.

 

How to get to Little India from Orchard

The distance from Orchard to Little India is a distance of 4.1 kilometres and you can take the MRT or a Bus or a Cab.

 

By MRT

The Orchard MRT

 

Start at Orchard NS22(Red), take the North South Line (towards Jurong East ④),

After 1 stop,

Alight at Newton NS21(Red), change to Downtown Line DT11(Blue) (towards Expo ⑫),

After 1 stop,

Arrive at destination : Little India DT12(Blue)

The cost of the ticket is $1.40 if you buy a ticket at the ticket counter.
The time taken to reach Little India is 15 mins.

 

By Bus

  • Take the SBS Transit but  No. 65 from the Bus stop at Lucky Plaza and get down at Broadway Hotel.
  • The time taken to reach Little India is 9 mins.
  • The estimated price to reach Little India by Bus is  $1.91
  • This bus is expected to arrive at the stop every 15 minutes.


By Cab

Estimated fare for this trip is S$ 7 to $9
Duration: 10 min.

 

How to get to Little India from Kampong Glam

The distance from Kampong Glam to Little India is a distance of 2.0 kilometres and you can take the MRT or a Bus or a Cab.

 

By MRT

The Bugis MRT

 

Start at Bugis (DT14)(Blue), take the Downtown Line (towards Bukit Panjang ⑪),

After 2 stops,

Bugis (DT14)(Blue)
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Rochor (DT13)(Blue)
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Arrive at destination : Little India (DT12)(Blue).

The cost of the ticket is $1.40 if you buy a ticket at the ticket counter.
The time taken to reach Little India is  6 minutes

 

By Bus

Take the Line Bus No. 170 from the Bus stop at Queen street and get down at Little India station.
The time taken to reach Little India is 4 mins.
The estimated price to reach Little India by Bus is  $1.91


By Cab

Estimated fare for this trip is S$5 to S$6
The time taken to reach Little India is 1 min.

 

As you can see, Singapore has ample transportation that are affordable and reasonably priced as well. For most destinations, it’s best to take the MRT and then a quick walk. The MRT is the fastest mode of transport to cover a distance.

Buses can be used to cover areas that cannot be covered by the MRT and for short distances.

Cabs are best used when time is of short supply and you want to reach your destination very quickly. But keep in mind, Traffic can also ruin your plans. So plan accordingly!

There are 3 day tourist passes available at MRT stations that let you take the metro as well as buses for a fixed price for 3 days.

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