Found at the southern tip of Malaysia, Singapore is one of only three independent city states in the world, the others being Monaco and Vatican City. Known as one of Asian Tigers, Singapore is a vibrant city that has flourished since it gained its independence in the early 1960s, embracing modern technology and rapidly industrialising to become the city we know today. And with globalisation connecting the world more and more, there’s never been a better time to find cheap flights to Singapore.
Where nature and urban life collide
This urban jungle hasn’t left nature behind. Stroll along the Gardens by the Bay and marvel at the futuristic Supertrees that tower above their natural counterparts. At night they twinkle and glow, seeming to transport you into a real life sci-fi movie as the Garden Rhapsody show begins. Enter the mythic Cloud Forest with its waterfall and diverse, tropical vegetation, or take a moment to explore the expansive floral offerings of the Flower Dome.
A true jungle experience
Lush jungle vegetation abounds in Pulau Ubin, an island in the northeast. Hire a bike and start your jungle adventure, taking in the German Girl Shrine and Jejawi Tower before taking a walk along the Chek Jawa Wetlands. If you keep your eyes peeled, you just might spot the great flying fox, the world’s largest bat with an incredible 1.5m wingspan.
When to go
No matter what time of year it is, you can rely on Singapore to be hot, humid and, with its tropical climate, rainy. Temperatures are consistent throughout the year with very little fluctuation, usually ranging from the high 20s to low 30s. Summer and winter bring the monsoon seasons that result in increased rainfall, while spring and autumn, the pre-monsoon seasons, offer a slight reprieve. Whatever the time of year, an umbrella and rain jacket are a must.
Due to the packed calendar of events and the city’s multicultural makeup, there is no real ‘low-season’ in the traditional sense. As a result, flight prices tend to be consistent throughout the year, but there are peaks in the summer months, in December and around the time of the Chinese New Year in February. Overall, April and May tend to be the cheapest months to fly – great for saving money and keeping to your budget.
For Formula One enthusiasts, the Singapore Grand Prix falls in September. It is advisable to book well in advance for the best deals and before prices are jacked up too much.
Airports and airlines
Netflights has greats deals for Singapore flights just waiting to be discovered. Use our dedicated Flights to Singapore page to compare ticket prices for your provisional dates on flights leaving from the United Kingdom. From here, you can find the best deals by comparing prices from a number of different airlines over direct and indirect routes.
Because Singapore is a city-state, it has only one airport: Singapore Changi Airport, an award-winning airport that is widely considered to be one of the best in the world. Carrier such as Norwegian Air, British Airways and Singapore Airlines operate direct routes from either London Gatwick or London Heathrow. Qatar Airways, Air China and Swiss flights will all include at least one stopover.
Consider making your journey a multicentre one if your trip includes a layover, as it might make your flights cheaper. For example, you might want to fly to Malaysia and spend a few days exploring that country before taking one of the numerous flights across the water to Singapore to continue your adventure.