The View of Singapore Cable Car

Singapore is a breathtaking destination that is sure to make you feel awestruck by its sights. Despite being one of the world’s smallest countries, its terrain is jampacked with spectacular contemporary sites interwoven among beautiful gardens and tropical foliage. A cable car journey in Singapore allows visitors to take in the magnificent vistas of Singapore in a single glance, making it a must-do experience for all Singapore visitors. The Singapore Cable Car is the country’s first cable car journey and an incredible way to see panoramic views of this amazing destination. This compact Singapore Cable Car guide has all you need to know about the experience. Continue reading to learn more.

Spend your day with a Singapore Cable Car experience

cable car at sentosa island singapore

Sentosa Island is a must-see for any visitor to Singapore. The Singapore Cable Car is one of the most interesting methods to get to Sentosa. The cable car, started as a government initiative in the 1900s to increase access to Sentosa Island, now serves as a distinctive element to boost the country’s tourism industry. The first public Singapore Cable Car trip was launched in 1974, making it the first of its kind in the city-state island country and Asia’s first ropeway system that crosses a harbour.

The Sentosa Cable Car is a fantastic way to reach Sentosa Island. Simply schedule a trip to Mount Faber to take in the stunning views of the mainland and the sea before boarding an aerial ropeway to Sentosa Island. It takes about 15 – 30 minutes to reach Sentosa Island. A second cable car line – The Sentosa line was opened in 2015 for aerial transport cum viewing experience within the island.

Tickets and Timings

cable car tickets at Singapore cable car ticket centre

Singapore Cable Car Ride is open daily from 8.45 am till 10.00 pm. The last boarding takes place at 9.45 pm and the last ticket sale is at 9.15 pm.

Ticket Prices – Taking the Singapore Cable Car – Mount Faber Line costs about SGD 24 per person one way. Take advantage of the One-way Singapore Cable Car ride by combining it with other fabulous Sentosa attractions, such as the Luge and Sky Ride, which cost approximately SGD 51 per person, or Madame Tussauds, which costs roughly SGD 53 per person. Furthermore, you can choose to buy an unlimited ride Singapore Cable Car Sky day pass, which lets you ride Mount Faber Line and Sentosa Line throughout the day.

What can you see on a Singapore Cable Car experience?

Outdoor view of Singapore Sentosa Cable Car and Skyline Luge, Singapore

The Singapore Cable Car experience has two routes – one is the Mount Faber Line which connects mainland Singapore to Sentosa Island. The second one is the Sentosa cable car line which exquisitely operates inside the island.

On the Mount Faber line, there are three stations – Mount Faber Station, Harbour Station, and Sentosa Station. As the Mount Faber cable car ride starts, a breath-taking scenery unfolds before your eyes, 100 metres above sea level. As you slowly soar over Mount Faber’s verdant canopy of trees, your eyes adjust to the bird’s eye scenic view beyond the foliage, scattered with skyscrapers, and a backdrop of vivid blue waters and Sentosa Island. You can also see a breathtaking panoramic view of Singapore’s Central Business District. Within a matter of 6 minutes, you will reach the Harbourfront station, from where the scenic view consists of a gorgeous harbour area, including the HarbourFront Cruise Centre and water vistas flanked by Sentosa Island’s skyline. As you approach the Sentosa Station in the next 6 minutes or so, the view of the resorts and verdant forested island welcomes you with the unrivalled views of the island’s attractions as well as the sea views beyond.

The interplay of lush forested surroundings with steel-clad city skyscrapers creates a contrasting yet invigorating vista that relaxes the mind. You can disembark on Sentosa Island for a day of fun and excitement before taking the cable car back to Mount Fraser. The Sentosa Cable Car takes you past numerous areas of interest on the island, and a significant portion of the Sentosa Cable Car goes across the island’s photographically gorgeous scenery. You will be able to see the Skyline Luge’s iconic circuits, the splendour of Mount Imbiah’s Jungles, the Merlion, and views of Fort Siloso , the MegaZip Adventure Park. And the gorgeous shorelines and beaches of the island.

Top Attractions to visit along with your Singapore Cable Car ride

It is advisable to devote your entire day to the Mount Faber and Sentosa Island adventures. Take a stroll around Mount Faber’s iconic vantage point – The Faber Point, and maybe grab a bite to eat at Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro before commencing your cable car adventure. You may explore the Sentosa Merlion, Skyline Luge, Madame Tussauds, 4D Adventure Land, Universal Studios, Siloso Beach, and Fort Siloso in just a few minutes after arriving at Sentosa Station. If you have purchased a Singapore Cable Car day pass, you may easily access these attractions with your Sentosa line cable car journey.


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Know before you go

  • In light of the continuing pandemic, confirmation of COVID-19 immunisation is required. It is mandatory to have a full immunisation record or a report as a recovered Covid-19 patient. Visitors who are not vaccinated or who do not match these conditions will not be allowed to board the Singapore Cable Car Ride.
  • Only 5 properly vaccinated individuals are permitted to board a cable car cabin at present. Masks are required, and the standard Covid-19 preventive precautions should be strictly followed.
  • Even if you plan to take the ride one way, you must purchase a round-trip ticket or an unlimited day pass ticket. If you plan to spend the day touring Sentosa Island, the Unlimited Ride Day Pass is the best option. This way, you can board the Sentosa cable car without having to queue for tickets, and you can even return to the mainland with the same ticket.
  • Eating and drinking are not allowed during the cable car. It is also a no-smoking zone. Be very careful of these rules and etiquette in public spaces when you are in Singapore as breaking these rules can attract hefty penalties.

Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

  • 5 thoughts on “Singapore Cable Car Guide – Mount Faber to Sentosa Island
    1. Avatar for Rezmin

      Excellent tips to enjoy the Singapore Cable Car Ride. I can feel how amazing it would be to witness the golden hues reflecting on the skyscrapers.

    2. Avatar for Rezmin

      Singapore is one of the best tourist destinations and I am anxious to visit it. Will it be good to plan a trip during at New Year’s Eve?

    3. Avatar for Rezmin

      We booked the Singapore Cable Ride with Rayna Tours and got access to various attractions at the Mount Faber. It was amazing to take in the captivating views of the city.

    4. Avatar for Rezmin

      We had the opportunity to take the cable car ride. It was safe, smooth, and quite comfortable standing inside the spacious cabin. The wide glass pane allowed us to take in scenic beauty of Singapore without any obstruction.

    5. Avatar for Rezmin

      One of the best views of Singapore we had on the cable car ride. The verdant greenery, dramatic landmarks, and gleaming waters sum up the city’s beauty.

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