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F1 Road Closures From Sep 28 To Oct 4 To Take Note Of — & The Best Ways To Get To The Singapore GP

Best to take public transport if you’re heading to the race or somewhere in the area.
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After a pandemic induced pause, Formula One is finally back in Singapore. And with that comes not only a slew of glam F1 parties and cool events happening during the Grand Prix Singapore Season, but also seven days of road closures in and around Marina Centre and the Padang.

The race will be happening from Sep 30 to Oct 2, and in the days leading up to race weekend, some roads in the area will be closed. Road closures start at Sep 28 at 12.01am to allow race infrastructure to be set up. Affected roads will be progressively opened from after the race, and all roads will be fully accessible again from Oct 4 at 5.30am.  

(Photo: One Motoring screenshot)

The above map shows the full extent of road closures, as will be the case on Oct 1-2 from 1pm to 11.59pm. Road closures will vary over certain time periods from Sep 28 to Oct 4. There are interactive maps detailing the road closures at various times here.

Here’s a roundup of all you need to know about road closures, diversions and affected bus services that are affected from Sep 28 to Oct 4. Going to the race from Sep 30 to Oct 2? We also tell you the best ways to get to the Marina Bay Street Circuit by public transport.

#1: These roads will be open at selected times to facilitate peak hour traffic:

Sep 28 (Wed) and 29 (Thur), 5.30am-10am:

  • Towards Orchard Road: Collyer Quay >> St Andrew’s Road >> Stamford Road
  • Towards Shenton Way: Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive/Stamford Road
  • Towards Marina Boulevard: Republic Boulevard >> Raffles Ave >> Bayfront Ave

Sep 30 (Fri), 5.30am-10am:

  • Towards Orchard Road: Collyer Quay >> St Andrew’s Road >> Stamford Road
  • Towards Shenton Way: Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive/ Stamford Road

Oct 3 (Mon), 5.30am-10am:

  • Towards Shenton Way: Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive
  • Towards Shenton Way: Bras Basah Road >> Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive
  • Towards ECP (Changi Airport): Bras Basah Road >> Raffles Boulevard >> Republic Boulevard
  • Towards Marina Boulevard: Raffles Boulevard >> Temasek Ave >> Bayfront Ave

Oct 3 (Mon), 5pm-8.30pm:

  • Towards Shenton Way: Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive/Stamford Road
  • Towards Shenton Way: Bras Basah Road >> Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive
  • Towards Orchard Road: Esplanade Drive >> Nicoll Highway/ Stamford Road
  • Towards ECP (Changi Airport): Bras Basah Road >> Raffles Boulevard >> Republic Boulevard
  • Towards ECP (Changi Airport): Bayfront Avenue >> Temasek Avenue >> Raffles Boulevard
  • Towards Marina Boulevard: Raffles Boulevard >> Temasek Avenue >> Bayfront Avenue

#2: There are single lane access for vehicles within the area for a limited time.

From Oct 1 and 2, 12am to 1pm, motorists can access Marina Centre area via a single lane along Raffles Boulevard from Nicoll Highway or Temasek Boulevard (except for buses and vehicles with W, X, Y plates)

Taxis can also always use the single-lane access, except when F1 races are underway. In the event of high traffic volume, access to these roads may be restricted (except for police and emergency vehicles, and vehicles with valid access passes).

#3: Taxis and private hire cars can only drop off and pick up at these designated points within the area:

Taxi stands:

  • Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre at Raffles Boulevard (C25)
  • Suntec Towers 1 & 2 at Temasek Boulevard (C18)
  • Suntec Towers 3 & 4 at Temasek Boulevard (C19)
  • Suntec Tower 5 at Temasek Boulevard (C27)
  • Millenia Walk at Raffles Boulevard (C20)
  • Millenia Tower at Temasek Avenue (C21)
  • Capitol Piazza at North Bridge Road (C13)
  • Peninsula Excelsior Hotel at Coleman Street (C08)
  • Income @ Raffles at Collyer Quay (E32)
  • Temporary taxi stand at Bus Stop 80161 behind The Concourse at Nicoll Highway 
  • For passengers in wheelchair: MYP Centre At Battery Road (E13)

Driveways:

  • Conrad Centennial Singapore
  • The Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore
  • PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay
  • Mandarin Oriental Singapore
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
  • Marina Bay Sands Casino
  • Marina Bay Sands Towers 1 & 3

An $8 F1 surcharge applies for taxi trips on:

  • Sep 30 (Fri), 10.30pm to 12am
  • Oct 1 & 2 (Sat & Sun), 9.30pm to 12am

A full taxi advisory brochure is available here.

#4: Where to park

  • Car parks that remain open to public (except when the F1 race is underway): Suntec City, Millenia Walk and Marina Square
  • Car parks at these venues will be closed: Singapore Flyer, Esplanade, Singapore Recreation Club, Singapore Cricket Club, and Empress Place area
(Photo: Singapore GP)

#5: Going to the race from Sep 30 to Oct 2? These are the best ways to get there by public transport, according to your ticket types.

Premier Walkabout tickets

  • Gate 1A (Republic Boulevard): Alight at Nicoll Highway MRT Station (Exit A) and walk for 10 minutes to gate.
  • Gate 1B (Nicoll Highway): Alight at Nicoll Highway MRT Station (Exit B) and walk for five minutes to gate.
  • Gate 2 (Temasek Ave): Alight at Promenade MRT Station (Exit C) and walk for five minutes to gate.
  • Gate 3A (Stamford): Alight at City Hall MRT Station (Exit A), then walk for five to 10 minutes to gate.
  • Gate 7 (Marina Square): Alight at City Hall MRT Station and walk for 10 minutes; or, alight at Esplanade MRT Station (Exit C) and walk for 10 minutes.

Zone 4 Walkabout tickets

  • Gate 3B (Stamford): Alight at City Hall MRT Station (Exit A), then walk for five to 10 minutes to gate.
  • Gate 5 (Fullerton): Alight at Raffles Place MRT Station (Exit A or B), then take a 10-min walk to gate.
  • Gate 7 (Marina Square): Alight at City Hall MRT Station and walk for 10 minutes; or, alight at Esplanade MRT Station (Exit C) and walk for 10 minutes.

Pit, Orange @ Pit, Pit Entry, Turn 1 and 2 Grandstands

  • For Gate 1B (Nicoll Highway): Alight at Nicoll Highway MRT Station then walk for seven minutes.
  • For Gate 2 (Temasek Ave): Alight at Promenade MRT Station (Exit C), walk for five minutes to Gate 2.

Bay Grandstand

  • Gate 3B (Stamford): Alight at City Hall MRT Station (Exit A), then walk for five to 10 minutes to gate.
  • Gate 6 (Jubilee): Alight at Raffles Place MRT Station (Exit A or B), then take a 10-min walk to gate.
  • Gate 7 (Marina Square): Alight at City Hall MRT Station and walk for 10 minutes; or, alight at Esplanade MRT Station (Exit C) and walk for 10 minutes.

Padang Grandstand

  • Gate 3A (Stamford): Alight at City Hall MRT Station (Exit A), then walk for five to 10 minutes to gate.
  • Gate 4 (Empress), Gate 5 (Fullerton), Gate 6 (Jubilee): Alight at Raffles Place MRT Station (Exit A or B), then take a 10-min walk to gate.

Stamford Grandstand

  • Gate 3B (Stamford): Alight at City Hall MRT Station (Exit A), then walk for five to 10 minutes to gate; or alight at Esplanade MRT Station (Exit F) and walk five minutes to gate.
  • Gate 4 (Empress), Gate 5 (Fullerton), Gate 6 (Jubilee): Alight at Raffles Place MRT Station (Exit A or B), then take a 10-min walk to gate.

Connaught Grandstand

  • Gate 3A (Stamford): Alight at City Hall MRT Station (Exit A), then walk for five to 10 minutes to gate.
  • Gate 4 (Empress), Gate 5 (Fullerton): Alight at Raffles Place MRT Station (Exit A or B), then take a 10-min walk to gate.

Orange @ Empress Grandstand

  • Gate 4 (Empress), Gate 5 (Fullerton), Gate 6 (Jubilee): Alight at Raffles Place MRT Station (Exit A or B), then take a 10-min walk to gate.

It's still possible to get there by private hire cars and taxis, though passengers have to alight only at designated drop off points outside the Circuit Park (see the list here).

#6: Extended MRT hours from Sep 30 to Oct 2

  • Sep 30, Oct 1: Last train departs City Hall MRT Station at 12.30am
  • Oct 2: Last train departs City Hall MRT Station at 12.45am

Feeder buses operating hours will also be extended to match the last train services.

#7: These are the bus services affected by the road closures.

A total of 34 bus services will be affected by the road closures — some will be diverted and others will skip certain stops in the area. Full list here.

For the full transport and road access guide for the F1 road closures, click here.

Main photo: Singapore GP

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