Plan Your Visit

Planning to visit your student?

Here are some resources that give you a head start!

How do I get to Yale-NUS College

The campus is located within University Town at NUS. Enter University Town via Dover Road at Clementi junction, turn right and drive down College Avenue West through the barrier. Continue along College Avenue West until you see a circular fountain entrance (the Oculus) to Yale-NUS College on the left. Depending on time, your taxi ride can cost between S$30-50.

If you are taking public transportation, the airport is connected to the city by the train. The mass transit train (MRT) station is easily accessible from all the airport terminals. The closest MRT stations are Clementi and Dover on the East-West line. There are buses (196, 96, 183, and 151) from both stations to University Town along Clementi Road. A potential public transit route would be to take the East-West line to ‘Buona Vista’ and then the 196 bus to ‘aft Dover Rd.’ Campus is right along this bus route.

The best way to get around is using the public transportation system. Yale-NUS is located on several bus lines that can take you directly to many areas downtown. The 196 bus will take you to the Buona Vista MRT (subway) station while the 96 bus will take you to the Clementi MRT station. Both stations are located on the East-West line. To use the bus or subway, you can pay with cash or with an EZ-Link card. (All students will receive an EZ-Link card during Orientation). Once you set-up a bank account here, you can also enable your bank card to pay for the MRT or bus. Public transport is very inexpensive and there are several different smart phone applications you can use to monitor the bus schedules and routes.

Taxis are another popular way to get around Singapore. You can often flag a taxi down from Dover Road or summon one via text message or smart phone app to pick you up at the Yale-NUS entrance. Taxis in Singapore are less expensive than many major cities, but the fees can add up – especially if you use one at night.

You can also use transportation apps such as Grab, which allow you to book taxi’s on demand but also provide the option of private cars and online payment.

Accommodation through NUS Campus

Office of Housing Services offers guest apartments for visiting faculty members and guests at the invitation of NUS Deans, Directors or Heads of Departments, parents of current NUS students, providing a comfortable and convenient stay on campus. For enquiry and booking, please refer to here for more information.

Travel around Singapore

Travel around little red dot using our public transport services, you may refer to here before you embark for your Islander experience.

Singapore Tourist Pass
Purchase a Day Pass and enjoy unlimited rides on Singapore’s public transport network, you may refer to here for more details.

Traveller Essentials

To make your trip to Singapore a fruitful and enjoyable visit, please refer here for tips before you depart for your trip.

Local Attractions / Food / Culture

To explore Singapore’s attractions, food and culture, you may refer to here for more ideas.