Changi Airport layover: Transit passengers get free bicycles to enjoy Singapore sights

Winner of the ‘Best Airport in the World’ title in 2023, Changi Airport in Singapore has begun offering, since November 13, the facility of free bicycle rentals to transit passengers, who can now take a ride and enjoy Singapore sights around the airport.

Cyclists wowed by the T-Rex at Jurassic Mile. Photo courtesy: Changi Airport Group

This year-long campaign offers these layover passengers free 2 hours’ use of a bicycle to explore outdoor attractions, including the Jurassic Mile and nearby beaches along Singapore’s East Coast.

With emerging preference for sustainable and authentic travel experiences, the Changi Airport Connector cycling path that links to Singapore’s wider park connector network allows visitors to explore a diverse range of local sights such as the Bedok Jetty, a popular fishing spot; the East Coast Lagoon Hawker Centre; and nearby residential neighbourhoods such as Bedok and Siglap.

A Changi Airport media statement said: “Passengers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to Instagramworthy photo opportunities, authentic hawker food, and chill-out spots.”

Taking an IG shot with the Brachiosaurus at Jurassic Mile. Photo courtesy: Changi Airport Group

Layover passengers who have more time to spare and are keen to venture further into Singapore city can pay to extend the bicycle bookings to enjoy more local sights and sounds at their own pace.

To help passengers make the most of their time, the Changi Airport Group has mapped out four different routes lasting 2 to 6 hours. Each route recommends experiences that will appeal to different interests, from appreciating local culture and cuisine to exploring the rustic charms of a quaint part of Singapore.

At the bicycle return point at the airport, pay-per-use shower facilities and an alfresco café and bar are readily available, making it convenient for passengers to refresh and recharge before their onward journey.

Book your ride in advance

Advance booking is now available on Changi Airport’s website ( and on the Changi App. After the bookings are made, passengers could proceed to the GoCycling bicycle rental facility at Hub & Spoke (next to Terminal 2) to start their riding adventures.

Passengers who wish to take up this free offer must have at least 5.5 hours but less than 24 hours till their connecting flights at Changi Airport. They will also need to clear immigration and have an entry visa for Singapore, if one is required.

Cyclist along Jurassic Mile, on the way back to Terminal 2. Photo courtesy: Changi Airport Group

Ang Siew Min, Senior Vice-President, Airport Operations Development and Airport Operations Services, said, “This initiative represents Changi’s endeavour to delight our passengers as they fly through our airport or visit Singapore. We hope our passengers could experience the tropical outdoors of our airport and its unique surrounding attractions beyond the indoor terminal offerings.”

Attractions at Changi Airport

As one of Asia’s most connected international aviation hubs, Changi Airport links Singapore to some 150 cities globally, with close to 100 airlines operating more than 6,400 flights weekly. Jewel Changi Airport, a multi-dimensional lifestyle destination, opened in April 2019, bringing Changi Airport’s shopping and dining offering to over 600 F&B and retail outlets.

The world’s most awarded airport, Changi has won over 670 accolades for its consistent and excellent airport staff service, passenger experience and safety standards.