Cheapest Flights from Singapore to Popular Travel Destinations (Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Etc.)

John Yong

John Yong

Last updated 19 October, 2022

Itching to get on the next flight out of Singapore? Here are the cheapest flights that we've found to popular travel destinations like Bangkok, Tokyo, Taipei and Seoul.

Yes, revenge travel is on everyone's mind considering the number of countries that have finally opened up their borders.

From Japan to Taiwan, Singaporeans can finally scratch their wanderlust itch after two full years of lockdowns and travel restrictions.

But because travel is in such high demand right now, airlines have been sneakily increasing the prices of airfares to popular travel destinations.

Take Korea for instance - according to CNA, one-way air tickets from Singapore to South Korea have increased by 78% during the December holiday, as compared to the same period pre-pandemic.

Despite the price hike (aka travel inflation), it seems that this has not dampened the need for a getaway as there is still an uptick in airfare bookings.

Luckily for you, we're all about saving money and we always prefer to avoid paying exorbitant prices for a getaway.

With that said, we've scoured the Internet to help you discover the cheapest flights out of Singapore to several popular travel destinations.

Important note: Prices below are based on a 7-day or longer holiday. They are for direct return flights with no layovers and may not include check-in baggage and in-flight meals. Prices are accurate as of 19 October 2022. They may differ when booking your flight. Prices were sourced on Skyscanner.


Cheapest Flights from Singapore to Tokyo

Month

Price

Flight Details

November 2022

S$438

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Tokyo Narita Int (ZIPAIR)


Inbound: Tokyo Narita Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

December 2022

S$646

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Tokyo Narita Int (ZIPAIR)


Inbound: Tokyo Narita Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

January 2023

S$428

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Tokyo Narita Int (ZIPAIR)


Inbound: Tokyo Narita Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

February 2023

S$423

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Tokyo Narita Int (ZIPAIR)


Inbound: Tokyo Narita Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

March 2023

S$423

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Tokyo Narita Int (ZIPAIR)


Inbound: Tokyo Narita Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)


According to our search on Skyscanner, it appears the cheapest flights to Tokyo can be achieved by booking an outbound trip from Changi Airport to Narita International Airport on ZIPAIR. As for your inbound flight back to Singapore, you'd be travelling on Scoot.

Both ZIPAIR and Scoot are budget airlines, with ZIPAIR being a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan Airlines.

Airfares in November 2022 and January to March 2023 are pretty consistent, with travel in December 2022 being the most expensive.

 

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Cheapest Flights from Singapore to Osaka

Month

Price

Flight Details

November 2022

S$377

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Osaka Kansai Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Osaka Kansai Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

December 2022

S$683

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Osaka Kansai Int (SIA)


Inbound: Osaka Kansai Int > Singapore Changi (SIA)

January 2023

S$497

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Osaka Kansai Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Osaka Kansai Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

February 2023

S$496

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Osaka Kansai Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Osaka Kansai Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

March 2023

S$686

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Osaka Kansai Int (SIA)


Inbound: Osaka Kansai Int > Singapore Changi (SIA)

Similar to Tokyo, the cheapest months to travel to Osaka would be November 2022, January and February 2023.

If you prefer flying on Singapore Airlines (SIA), you'd be pleased to know that flights can be found for cheap in December 2022 and March 2023.

Remember to charge your airfare to a miles credit card to earn frequent flyer miles for your next trip! Our recommendation is the American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card, which happens to be an entry-level card for miles beginners.


Cheapest Flights from Singapore to Bangkok

Month

Price

Flight Details

November 2022

S$174

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Bangkok Don Mueang Int (Air Asia)


Inbound: Bangkok Don Mueang Int > Singapore Changi (Air Asia)

December 2022

S$278

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Bangkok Don Mueang Int (Air Asia)


Inbound: Bangkok Don Mueang Int > Singapore Changi (Air Asia)

January 2023

S$127

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Bangkok Don Mueang Int (Air Asia)


Inbound: Bangkok Don Mueang Int > Singapore Changi (Air Asia)

February 2023

S$133

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Bangkok Don Mueang Int (Air Asia)


Inbound: Bangkok Don Mueang Int > Singapore Changi (Air Asia)

March 2023

S$129

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Bangkok Don Mueang Int (Air Asia)


Inbound: Bangkok Don Mueang Int > Singapore Changi (Air Asia)

The Land of Smiles also happens to be a popular destination among Singaporeans. Known for its stunning nature, cheap food and heartfelt hospitality, many Singaporeans opt for Bangkok when they are in need of a quick getaway.

Flying on a budget airline like Air Asia will offer you the cheapest flight to Bangkok, ranging below S$200.

If you decide to fly in December 2022, expect to pay below S$300 for a single return trip. Do note that the prices exclude any add-on baggage, which you will likely need from all the shopping you'll likely do.

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Cheapest Flights from Singapore to Phuket

Month

Price

Flight Details

November 2022

S$184

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Phuket Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Phuket Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

December 2022

S$184

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Phuket Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Phuket Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

January 2023

S$147

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Phuket Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Phuket Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

February 2023

S$157

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Phuket Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Phuket Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

March 2023

S$128

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Phuket Int (Air Asia)


Inbound: Phuket Int > Singapore Changi (Air Asia)

Phuket is another popular destination in Thailand, mainly for its scenic beaches and array of watersports available.

A flight to Phuket will set you back from S$128 to S$184, depending on the month that you travel. Since it's less than two hours away from Singapore, your best and cheapest option would be to travel via budget airlines like Scoot or Air Asia.

If you are planning to do watersports while in Phuket, do remember to get a travel insurance that offers coverage for watersports. Besides offering peace of mind, it ensures you won't have to pay out of your own pocket should an unfortunate incident occur.



Cheapest Flights from Singapore to Taiwan

Month

Price

Flight Details

November 2022

S$397

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Taipei Taoyuan Int (Starlux)


Inbound: Taipei Taoyuan Int > Singapore Changi (Starlux)

December 2022

S$493

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Taipei Taoyuan Int (Starlux)


Inbound: Taipei Taoyuan Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

January 2023

S$489

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Taipei Taoyuan Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Taipei Taoyuan Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

February 2023

S$376

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Taipei Taoyuan Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Taipei Taoyuan Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

March 2023

S$377

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Taipei Taoyuan Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Taipei Taoyuan Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

Taiwan has finally opened its border for travel and we couldn't be happier. However, since it's such a popular destination, expect to pay slightly more for your airfare as compared to other countries on our list.

December 2023 is obviously the peak travel period, so expect to pay around S$500, plus or minus, for a return trip to Taipei. If you looking for a cheaper flight, consider travelling in November 2022 or February 2022.


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Cheapest Flights from Singapore to Seoul

Month

Price

Flight Details

November 2022

S$316

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Seoul Incheon Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Seoul Incheon Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

December 2022

S$450

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Seoul Incheon Int (Air Premia)


Inbound: Seoul Incheon Int > Singapore Changi (Air Premia)

January 2023

S$421

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Seoul Incheon Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Seoul Incheon Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

February 2023

S$377

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Seoul Incheon Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Seoul Incheon Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

March 2023

S$392

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Seoul Incheon Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Seoul Incheon Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

Annyeong haseyo! South Korea finally opened its borders earlier this month in October, and many of our colleagues have chosen Seoul as their next vacay destination - proving that its allure has not died.

For the cheapest flight to Seoul, do consider travelling in November 2022 or February 2023. Considering its popularity, you might want to book your flights soon as prices may raise further in the near future.

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Cheapest Flights from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City

Month

Price

Flight Details

November 2022

S$128

Outbound: Singapore Changi > HCM Tan Son Nhat Int (Bamboo Airways)


Inbound: HCM Tan Son Nhat Int > Singapore (Bamboo Airways)

December 2022

S$137

Outbound: Singapore Changi > HCM Tan Son Nhat Int (VietJet Air)


Inbound: HCM Tan Son Nhat Int > Singapore Changi (VietJet Air)

January 2023

S$146

Outbound: Singapore Changi >  HCM Tan Son Nhat Int (VietJet Air)


Inbound:  HCM Tan Son Nhat Int > Singapore Changi (Vietjet Air)

February 2023

S$146

Outbound: Singapore Changi >  HCM Tan Son Nhat Int (Scoot)


Inbound: HCM Tan Son Nhat Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

March 2023

S$128

Outbound: Singapore Changi > HCM Tan Son Nhat Int (Bamboo Airways)


Inbound: HCM Tan Son Nhat Int > Singapore Changi (Bamboo Airways)

Ho Chi Minh City is a popular travel destination, especially among backpackers and those looking for a unique travel experience.

From authentic Vietnamese street food to exotic cultural landmarks, Ho Chi Minh City is the perfect destination for those looking for a quick escape from Singapore

Flights to Ho Chi Minh City can be found below S$200 regardless of travel period with different budget airlines offering flights to and fro from Singapore.

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Cheapest Flights from Singapore to Hanoi

Month

Price

Flight Details

November 2022

S$187

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Hanoi Noi Bai Int (VietJet Air)


Inbound: Hanoi Noi Bai Int > Singapore Changi (VietJet Air)

December 2022

S$186

Outbound: Singapore > Hanoi Noi Bai Int (Bamboo Airways)


Inbound: Hanoi Noi Bai Int > Singapore Changi (Bamboo Airways)

January 2023

S$198

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Hanoi Noi Bai Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Hanoi Noi Bai Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

February 2023

S$191

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Hanoi Noi Bai Int (VietJet Air)


Inbound: Hanoi Noi Bai Int > Singapore Changi (VietJet Air)

March 2023

S$199

Outbound: Singapore Changi > Noi Bai Int (Scoot)


Inbound: Hanoi Noi Bai Int > Singapore Changi (Scoot)

Looking for a city that is more laid back? Consider Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.  Known as the "Paris of the East", expect to find French colonial-era buildings hidden among its many street and alleys.

Similar to Ho Chi Minh City, flights can still be found for cheap, ranging from S$180+ to slightly below S$200 for a return trip via budget airlines.

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How can I get the cheapest flights from Singapore?

To find the cheapest flights from Singapore, we recommend you do your due diligence by comparing airfares and prices on travel aggregators such as Skyscanner or Kayak.

Do also take note of the peak and off-peak periods for travel. The obvious peak periods include festive seasons like Christmas and New Year in December and January.

If you are planning to travel to a South-East Asian country, the off-peak period is usually around November as it is between the monsoon season.

Last but not least, do remember to make use of any existing miles you have accumulated to before they expire. Now that travel is back on in full swing, many airlines may not be open to extending the validity of your existing miles. Singapore Airlines is one example.

 

Which airline is the cheapest?

That really depends on the country you are travelling to as well as any existing promotions that airlines are offering.

Take Osaka for instance, the cheapest flight to Osaka in December is SIA, while for other months, budget airlines like Scoot, offer the cheapest flight. Do remember to compare prices using a travel aggregator before making your booking to ensure the cheapest flight. But in general, budget airlines should offer the best bang for your buck.

However, do note that the cheapest doesn't always necessarily mean the best. Budget airlines may experience flight delays and other complications which could damper your holiday experience.

Certain amenities and niceties that premium airlines offer can't be measured with dollars and cents either. With that said, remember to weigh out your expectations and budget before deciding on which airline to travel on.

 

May your air be clear, the flight be smooth, the plane be safe, and the sky be blue

Travel revenge is very much a real thing and after 2 years of being grounded, it's no surprise that everyone's looking forward to finally boarding a plane for some well-deserved R & R.

Just remember to take the necessary precautions, such as purchasing a COVID-19 travel insurance plan for any setbacks you might encounter overseas. Although COVID-19 might just be an afterthought, it's still better to be safe than sorry.


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