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Visit The Sampan Ride | Timings, Getting There, Best Time To Visit & More


Want To Enjoy A Sampan Ride in Singapore?

Here are the Sampan Ride operating hours and what is the best time for you to enjoy a relaxing boat ride at The Shoppes in Marina Bay Sands!

Sampan Ride Opening Hours
Best Time To Take A Sampan Ride

Where Is The Sampan Ride Located?

Sampan Rides occur in the Canal at The Shoppes in Marina Bay Sands. It is located near top Singapore attractions like Gardens by the Bay, ArtScience Museum, and Singapore Flyer.

Sampan Ride Address: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue B2, Canal Level, The Shoppes at, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956 | Find on Map

How To Get To The Sampan Ride At The Shoppes?

Singapore Bus

Via Bus

Nearest Station: Marina Bay Sands Theatre Station

Buses: 133, 106, 97

Board any bus to the Sands Theatre bus stop. The Shoppes are just a short walk away.

Singapore Taxi

Via Car/Taxi

Drive down Sheares Avenue to reach Marina Bay Sands.

Parking is available at Marina Bay Sands South Carpark.

Singapore Metro


Nearest Station: Bayfront MRT Station

MRT Lines: Circle Line and Downtown Line

Get down at the Bayfront MRT Station and take Exit C or D to reach The Shoppes.

Know Before You Visit The Sampan Ride

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  • Children below 9 years have to be accompanied by an adult on the Sampan Ride.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed on the Sampan Ride for safety reasons.
  • The last Sampan Ride for the day will leave by 8:50 PM.

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Visitor Tips

  • Make sure to plan your visit such that you are able to witness the Rain Oculus pour 22,000 liters of rainwater into the Canal every hour.
  • Since you have to be in Marina Bay Sands for the Sampan Ride, we highly recommend you upgrade your Sampan Ride ticket to include entry to Marina Bay Sands SkyPark. You will not be disappointed with the stunning views at the top!
  • Public holidays like New Year's Eve and Valentines Day can get very busy in Singapore. Make sure to book your tickets in advance.
  • Be prepared to endure some possible splashes from the ride, especially if you go when the Rain Oculus is in action. You'll be getting up close to the installation during the ride.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Taking The Sampan Ride

What types of tickets are available for Sampan Ride?

The standard Sampan Ride ticket grants you access to one Sampan Ride in the Canal of The Shoppes. You can also upgrade the ticket to include entry to Marina Bay Sands SkyPark.

Where can I book Sampan Ride tickets?

You can book tickets to Sampan Ride online for great deals on your purchase. Ticket prices start at SGD 13.

Where is the Sampan Ride located?

The Sampan Ride is located at The Shoppes of the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore.

What is the best time to take the Sampan Ride?

The weekends are busy all around Singapore so for a less crowded experience, it is best to book a Sampan Ride for the weekend. Crowds can also fluctuate depending on what time of year you visit Singapore.

Which is the closest MRT station to Sampan Ride?

The Bayfront MRT station is the closest to the Sampan Ride at Marina Bay Sands.

Which is the closest bus stop to Sampan Ride?

The Sands Theatre bus station is the closest to the Sampan Ride at Marina Bay Sands.

How long does it take to visit Sampan Ride?

The Sampan Ride is a 10-minute trip in the Canals of The Shoppes and circles the Rain Oculus before returning back.

Is the Sampan Ride wheelchair-friendly?

No, the Sampan Ride is not currently wheelchair-friendly.

Can I visit Sampan Ride in a group?

Yes, you can take a Sampan Ride as part of a group. It is recommended to book tickets in advance to avoid last minute hassles.

Can I visit Sampan Ride with kids?

Yes, the Sampan Ride is a great activity for families with kids.

Which is the fastest way to get to the Sampan Ride?

You can reach the Sampan Ride at The Shoppes via bus, MRT or car. The fastest way to reach is by taking a taxi or cab to Marina Bay Sands.