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Sentosa Island: Entrance Fee And Parking Rates

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Sentosa isn’t expensive as you think it is. Here’s everything you need to know about the island’s entrance fees cost, car park rates, beach reservations and hacks on how to save. 

Thanks to COVID-19, plans to travel overseas for a well-deserved holiday is starting to feel more impossible than ever (boo-hoo!). But don’t despair, there’s still a place in Singapore where you can have your fun under the sun, and by that, we obviously mean Sentosa. 

Yes, it may not have crystal clear waters like the Maldives or sand as soft as the Flamenco Beach in Puerto Rico, but Sentosa has its own charm and it’s pretty much the closest thing to island paradise we have for now. So, if you’re planning for a family trip to visit attractions or gathering with friends at a beach club, here’s how much you can expect to pay for entrance and parking fees. We’ve also thrown in some hacks on how to save. 

Last updated on 6 July 2021. Parking rates and promotions listed in this article are subject to change without prior notice.

Sentosa island’s entrance fees

Method of entering SentosaSentosa entrance fee
Walking or cycling into Sentosa by Sentosa BoardwalkFree
Sentosa Express
(monorail)
Free
Public bus
(SBS Transit Bus Service 123)
Standard distance based pricing
Public bus
(RWS8)
$1
From Vivocity (Bus stop 14141) and Merrill Lynch, Harbourfront (Bus stop 14121) to Resorts World Sentosa
Private hire or taxi7am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm: $6
12pm to 2pm and 5pm to 7am: $2
Personal carFree till 30 September 2021
Cable car (Mount Faber Line)Adult: $35
Child: $25

For those looking for ways to save on entrance fees, you’ll be glad to hear that to encourage more visitors to the island, Sentosa has waived entrance fees regardless of your chosen method of entry from now till 30 September 2021 — more reason to start planning a beach day.

Hacks to save on entrance fees

Sentosa island is currently FREE to enter, but when that ends, here’s how you can dodge the fees:

  1. Walking, instead of taking any transport, is the cheapest way to get into Sentosa, and a great way to clock your daily steps at that. On a good day, it will take you no longer than 15 minutes to cross the Sentosa Boardwalk. Sheltered, ventilated and equipped with travelators, the Sentosa Boardwalk leads you directly from VivoCity (exit near Paradise Teochew restaurant) to the heart of Resorts World Sentosa. 
  2. Heading to Sentosa for a wedding or staycation? Remember to have the invitation or confirmation email at the ready. For those travelling by road, present your invitation or confirmation slip to get your entrance fee waived at the gantry. And for those travelling by Sentosa Express (monorail), simply present the invitation or confirmation slip to the service staff at the VivoCity station for free entry.  
  3. From now till 31 December 2021, use promo code SentosaFun when taking a Grab into the island and save $4 off your ride! Limited redemptions available and only valid for rides starting outside Sentosa into Sentosa.

And if you’re taking a Grab car, taxi or private hire into or out of Sentosa, do take note of these drop-off and pick-up points!

  1. Imbiah Lookout
  2. Siloso Point
  3. Palawan Beach
  4. Tanjong Beach
  5. Beach Station
  6. Roundabout outside Beach Car Park
  7. Sentosa Development Corporation
  8. Sentosa Golf Club
  9. Quayside Isle
  10. Sentosa Cove Village
  11. Village Hotel at Sentosa

Sentosa island’s car park rates

Carpark Price Surrounding attractions Nearest monorail station, bus stop or beach shuttle stop
Sentosa – Beach Station
50 Beach View, Singapore 098604
7am to 5pm: $1.20 per hour (based on per-minute charging of $0.02/min)

5.01pm to 6.59am: $2.40 per entry

Wings of Time, Skyline Luge, iFly Singapore, Siloso Beach Bus: Beach Station Bus Terminal (Bus A, B and C)

Sentosa Express (monorail): Beach Station

Sentosa – Imbiah
40 Imbiah Road, Singapore 099700
7am to 5pm: $1.20 per hour (based on per-minute charging of $0.02/min)

5.01pm to 6.59am: $2.40 per entry

Madame Tussauds Singapore, Imbiah Lookout, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, Cable Car Imbiah Station, Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa Bus: Imbiah Lookout (Bus A and C)
Sentosa – Tanjong Beach
Tanjong Beach Walk
7am to 5pm: $1.20 per hour (based on per-minute charging of $0.02/min)

5.01pm to 6.59am: $2.40 per entry

Tanjong Beach Club, Sentosa Golf Club, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa Beach Shuttle: Tanjong Carpark
Sentosa – Palawan Beach
110 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098943
7am to 5pm: $1.20 per hour (based on per-minute charging of $0.02/min)

5.01pm to 6.59am: $2.40 per entry

Palawan Beach, FOC restaurant, FOCUS Adventure Beach Shuttle: Palawan Beach
Sentosa – Sentosa Cove Village
1 Clove Avenue, Singapore 098537
7am to 5pm: $1.20 per hour (based on per-minute charging of $0.02/min)

5.01pm to 6.59am: $2.40 per entry

ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Bus: Sentosa Cove Village (Bus B)
Capella Singapore
1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297
$8.00 for the first 2 hours, $1.00 for subsequent 30 minutes  Capped at $25 Palawan Beach (at least a 10 to 15 minutes walk) Beach Shuttle: Palawan Beach, Southernmost Point of Continental Asia (at least a 10 to 15 minutes walk)
Resorts World Sentosa
(Includes Festive Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Hotel Michael and main car park at Resort World Sentosa)
Mondays to Thursdays – $6 per entry

Fridays to Sundays and Public Holidays – $9 per entry

All-day parking for above charges 

Free with min. $50 spent on dining in a single receipt**

Festive Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Hotel Michael, Universal Studios Singapore, Malaysian Food Street Bus: Resorts World Sentosa – Basement 1 (Bus A and C)
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
101 Siloso Road, Singapore 098970
7am to 6pm: $6 for the first hour, $2 for subsequent 30 minutes

6pm to 7am: $8 per entry

Fort Siloso, Siloso Beach, Sea Sports Centre, Nestopia, Siloso Point, Cable Car Siloso Point Station, Mega Adventure Singapore Bus: Siloso Point (Bus A and C)

Beach Shuttle: Siloso Point, Mega Adventure Singapore

Sentosa Golf Club
27 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099892
Complimentary parking for golfers, members and patrons of the Club’s restaurant only Tanjong Beach (no direct access, at least a 15 minute walk*) Beach Shuttle: Tanjong Beach (at least a 15 minute walk*)
Sentosa Costa Sands Resort
30 Imbiah Walk, Singapore 099537
Free Siloso Beach Resort, AJ Hackett Sentosa, Baristart Coffee Sentosa (at least a 15 minute walk*) Beach Shuttle: Siloso Beach Resort (at least a 15 minute walk*)
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa Hotel
2 Bukit Manis Road Singapore 099891
Complimentary parking for guests only Tanjong Beach (at least a 15 minute walk*) Beach Shuttle: Tanjong Beach (at least a 15 minute walk*)
W Singapore Sentosa Cove
21 Ocean Way Singapore 098374
Mondays to Fridays
– 7am to 1am: $3.50 per entry
– 1am to 7am: $1.50 per hour

Saturday to Sundays and Public Holidays
– 7am to 5pm: $4.00 for the first 4 hours, $1.00 for subsequent hour
– 5pm to 1am: $4.00 per entry
– 1am to 7am: $1.50 per hour

Quayside Isle Bus: W Hotel and Quayside Isle (Bus B)
Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove
31 Ocean Way, Singapore 098375

Mondays to Thursdays
– 7am to 1am: $3.50 per entry
– 1am to 7am: $1.50 per hour

Fridays to Sundays and Public Holidays
– 7am to 5pm: $4.00 for the first 4 hours, $1.00 for subsequent hour
– 5pm to 1am: $4.00 per entry
– 1am to 7am: $1.50 per hour

W Singapore Sentosa Cove Bus: W Hotel and  Quayside Isle (Bus B)

*Time stated above is an estimate and will differ from person to person, depending on their walking speed and route taken. 

**Applicable for Feng Shui Inn, Malaysian Food Street, Fratelli, Ocean Restaurant, Osia Steak & Seafood Grill, Syun and table65.

Is free parking on Sentosa possible?

Contrary to popular belief, you can actually find free parking on Sentosa! To be specific, at Sentosa Golf Club and Sentosa Costa Sands Resort, but the only issue is that they are located off the beaten track and would require a fair amount of walking to get to the nearest beach shuttle station. 

For the sake of convenience and taking affordability into account, we suggest that you pick a car park managed by Sentosa instead. They are mostly larger (which means more available parking lots), but also strategically located near monorail stations, bus stops or beach shuttle stops that will connect you to attractions, hotels or beaches on the island. 

Pro-tip: Whichever car park you pick, just don’t park at any of the Resorts World Sentosa car parks as they charge a minimum of $7 (the equivalent of an entire McDonald’s Extra Value Meal) for the first hour. 

Hacks to save on parking fees

  1. If you frequent Sentosa or visit at least twice a year, consider applying for Sentosa’s Islander membership. For just $25 a year, you get free 2-hour parking at the Beach Station (worth $2.40) every month, free entrance fee if you’re driving into Sentosa, $20 cash vouchers on your birthday month, bring a friend for free when travelling by Sentosa Express and more. 
  2. Attending a wedding or having a staycation in Sentosa? Request for a complimentary parking coupon from the host or front counter before you leave, or shell out over $20 for a night of parking. 

Sentosa Beach Reservation

To prevent overcrowding at beaches, Sentosa has implemented an online reservation system. This system helps reduce queues and facilitates entry to Palawan, Siloso and Tanjong beach on weekends and public holidays (reservation is not needed on weekdays). When making the reservation you’ll be given a choice between the morning slot that lasts from 8am to 1pm (perfect for a tanning session), or afternoon slot that lasts from 2pm to 7pm (picnics and perhaps a game of beach volley?).

Note: Limited slots are available and reservations open 5 days ahead of your intended beach visit. Also, if you are planning to visit a beachfront restaurant or beach club during your Sentosa trip, a beach reservation is not needed.


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By Geralyne Ong
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