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4 Post-Concert Shuttle Bus Services To Avoid Surge Pricing & Crowded MRTs

Post-concert shuttle bus services in Singapore


In case you’ve been living under a rock, Mother has arrived. Taylor Swift has already landed in Singapore for her sold out 6-day concert run from 2nd-9th March 2024 – the only stop she’s making in the whole of Southeast Asia.

That’s a total of about 300,000 tickets sold, or about 50,000 attendees per day. Holy moly, am I right? That’ll be a sight to behold if you’re one of the lucky ones watching her perform live. But not fun when you have to rush with 49,999 others to catch a train or bus out of the National Stadium. Good thing we’ve found an alternative: post-concert shuttle bus services


How many days is Taylor Swift performing in Singapore?


Taylor Swift will be performing at the National Stadium on 2nd-4th and 7th-9th March 2024 for a total of 6 shows.


What time does the Taylor Swift concert start and end?


Doors are expected to open from 4pm onwards. Sabrina Carpenter is the opening act and will sing from 6pm-7.15pm. Taylor will perform thereafter for about 3 hours. The Eras Tour will likely end by 10.30pm or later.


1. Grab Shuttle


Free shuttle to 4 MRT stations


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The free Grab Shuttle buses are back to send Swifties swiftly home. Make a beeline to Gate 14 and follow the signs to board the Grab Shuttles. No booking is required to hop on board, but it is on a first-come-first-serve basis. There’s also no need to worry if you miss the shuttle, because there’ll be buses arriving every 15-30 minutes from the time the concert ends.

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The Grab Shuttle plies 2 routes: one from National Stadium with stops at Redhill and Jurong East MRT stations, and the other with stops at Boon Keng and Toa Payoh MRT stations.

Price: Free
Pick-up point: Pick-Up Point A. Head to Gate 14 then follow the Grab signs
Time: From time concert ends
Reservation: No booking required


2. Bussin


Rides from $14.99 to North, North-East, West & East SG


Grab Shuttle would be convenient for those living in Central or West Singapore, but there are major locations left out – the North and East of Singapore. Heng ah, there’s Bussin to cover those areas.

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NTU students staying in campus dormitories can even opt to be dropped off at Hall 16 for convenience.
Image credit: Nanyang Technological University

Bussin will be running 4 shuttles from the National Stadium to the North, North-East, West, and East of Singapore. Each route will hit a maximum of 5 stops, but only if there’s demand for them. Meaning, if – for example – all tickets sold for the North-East route only request to stop at Hougang and Sengkang, then the bus will skip the stops for Serangoon and Pungool.

Rides are priced at a flat fee of $14.99/pax and are inclusive of a refreshment and snack, for those who’ve gone hoarse from belting out their favourite song lyrics during the concert.

Riders going the same way will be added to a Telegram group chat for ease of facilitation. This is where they’ll announce the pick-up point on the day of the concert, since it’s subject to road conditions.

Stops:

  • North: Yishun, Canberra, Sembawang, Admiralty, and Woodlands MRT stations
  • North-East: Serangoon, Hougang, Sengkang, and Punggol MRT stations
  • West: Jurong East, Lakeside, Boon Lay, and Pioneer MRT stations, and NTU Residential Hall 16
  • East: Bedok, Simei, Tampines, and Pasir Ris MRT stations

Price: $14.99/pax
Pick-up point: Wait for confirmation in Telegram group chat
Time: Once bus is full or up to 45 minutes after concert ends
Reservation: Book your seat on the Bussin website


3. Wagon Asia


Shuttles to 5 corners of Singapore


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Wagon Asia provides the most islandwide coverage, with 13-seater buses that go to Eunos, City Hall, Serangoon, Woodlands, and Jurong East MRT stations. Standard tickets are priced from $15.05/pax.

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Those who opt to be sent to City Hall will be dropped off next to the National Gallery Singapore.

Similar to Bussin, you’ll be notified of the pick-up point closer to the end of the concert. A WhatsApp message with a pinned location will be sent to the person who booked the tickets.

Swifties who can’t get enough of Taylor can even get tickets to Wagon Asia’s T Party. The post-concert party on 9th March 2024 at Hard Rock Cafe has trivia games, photobooths, and friendship bracelet making. Of course, DJs will only be spinning hits from our favourite blue-eyed, red-lipped Mother. You can get your T Party tickets on Klook.

Stops:

  • Eunos MRT
  • City Hall MRT
  • Serangoon MRT
  • Woodlands MRT
  • Jurong East MRT

Price: From $10/pax
Pick-up point: Wait for confirmation on WhatsApp
Time: Once bus is full or up to 1 hour after concert ends

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4. HitchVibe


Stops at Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Sengkang, or Sembawang


HitchVibe is one more option for those looking for a way out of the National Stadium with minimal hassle. Tickets are priced at $13/pax on buses with 1 direct stop each.

The pickup for HitchVibe is slightly further away from the other shuttles but PDF maps and contact numbers will be provided to all riders beforehand so there’s little chance of getting lost. Plus, they’ll also throw in a bottle of water and packet of Himalayan Sea Salt candies to soothe all the throats that’re sore from screaming.

Price: $13/pax
Pick-up point: 38 Jalan Benaan Kapal, Singapore 399635
Time: Up to 45 minutes after the concert ends
Reservation: Book your seat on the HitchVibe website


What other modes of transport are there from the National Stadium?


Public transport from the National Stadium is still an option. Bus services 10, 14, 16, 70, 70M, and 196 all go past the National Stadium. If you don’t want to squeeze with the crowd at Stadium MRT station post-concert, the next nearest MRT stations are Mountbatten MRT station and Kallang MRT station.


Book a post-concert shuttle bus


We’ve all been there after a concert, trying to book a private-hire vehicle or shuffling with the crowd to board public transport. Thankfully, these post-concert shuttle buses provide a way out of the National Stadium.

Apart from the Grab Shuttle, the rest of the services do require booking in advance. We recommend doing so ASAP, as seats get snapped up fast. If you’re wondering what other things you need to prepare for an optimal concert going experience, check out our guide to concerts in Singapore too.

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Cover image adapted from: Archdaily, Nanyang Technological University, Grab