Travelling and Parking for People with Disabilities

Information on travelling options for people with disabilities in Singapore...

The Singapore metro has facilities for the disabled, and public buses are becoming more and more accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair-adapted airport shuttle bus and transport organised by the Handicap Welfare Association.

The SBS Transit website has details of wheelchair accessible buses in Singapore.

Public Transport

The Mass Rapid Transit system (MRT) stations at Changi Airport, Dover, Novena, Outram, Somerset and Tampines have facilities for the disabled.

Public buses are not accessible to people in wheelchairs, but there are two taxi companies which provide taxis for wheelchair users.

Taxis

Two Singapore taxi companies can offer facilities for wheelchairs and other disabled passengers.

  • TransIsland Taxis Pte Ltd. (Please note that two days advance booking is required)
    Tel: 6481 6648
    Fax: 6482 3842
  • CityCab Pte Ltd
    Tel
    : 6452 5252
    Fax: 6552 7112

Airport shuttle service

The MaxiCab airport shuttle service has wheelchair access and luggage room and offers a scheduled service to most of the hotels within the city (except hotels on Sentosa and Le Meridien Changi). Alighting points are flexible and destinations within the Central Business District include MRT stations.

Bookings can be made at the airport shuttle counters, or with the hotel concierge. Payment is made direct to the driver.

The shuttle operates from 09:00 to 23:00 at intervals of 30 minutes during off-peak hours (09:00 to 18:00) and 15 minute intervals during peak hours (18:00 to 23:00).

  • For more information, call CityCab
    Tel: 6553 3880

The Handicap Welfare Association

The Handicap Welfare Association (HWA) also provides transport services. They operate vans fitted with hydraulic lifts. Advance booking is required.

Manual wheelchairs and hydraulic lifts are available from the HWA.

Disabled parking

Class 1 and Class 2 Parking Labels are available to people with disabilities and people who may be responsible for transporting them.

  • Class 1 Parking Labels: for disabled drivers
  • Class 2 Parking Labels: for family members and care givers of disabled people

The car sticker is available to people forced to use wheelchairs, crutches, walking frame/stick or prosthesis for mobility. The label is for their use only, in HDB and URA carparks.

The Car Park Label Scheme (for persons with physical disabilities) is administered by the Centre for Enabled Living (CEL).

All applications for new labels and renewals should be sent as follows:

  • SG Enable : Assists people with disabilities (including the frail elderly) as part of a national care network
    At
    : No. 7 Maxwell Road
    #05-08, Annexe B MND Complex
    Singapore 069111
    Open
    : Monday to Friday 08:30-17:30
    Tel: 1800-8585 885 (Infoline)
    Fax: 6270 7024