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Book Singapore Stopover Flights

Explore Singapore before you reach your final destination

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What is a stopover?

A stopover is a planned interruption in your flight itinerary at a specific location, other than your final destination, for a period longer than a typical layover. Layovers involve short waits (usually a few hours or less) to connect to your onward flight, whereas stopovers allow you to explore the stopover city for a longer duration, often ranging from a few hours to several days.

It's like adding an extra leg to your trip. It's deliberately planned and included in your itinerary to allow you to experience a new destination without booking a separate vacation. Stopovers are ideal after long journeys, helping you to break up the monotony of a long flight and avoid travel fatigue.

Some airlines offer special programs or fares for stopovers, making it a cost-effective way to explore a new place. For example, Singapore Airlines has a "Holiday Before the Holiday" program designed specifically for travellers who wish to explore Singapore during a stopover on their flight journey.

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Things to do on a Singapore stopover

Even with limited time, Singapore is a fantastic place to add a stopover to your flight itinerary. You can experience Singapore's iconic landmarks and delicious cuisine. We recommend visiting:

Gardens by the Bay
Explore the futuristic Supertrees, take a stroll through the cooled conservatories like the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome, and witness the Spectra light and sound show in the evening at Gardens by the Bay. This is a must-visit for nature lovers or anyone looking for a unique experience during a Singapore stopover.

Marina Bay Sans SkyPark
For breathtaking panoramic views of Singapore's skyline, visit the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark. The observation deck, located 57 floors above ground, offer spectacular views of the city, including Gardens by the Bay and the Supertree Grove. It also has an infinity pool!

In Chinatown, you can visit historical temples like the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, browse lively street markets for souvenirs and sample authentic Chinese food at traditional eateries.

How to book a Singapore stopover

To book a Singapore stopover flight here at Alternative Airlines, you can use our multi-city search form at the top of the page.

  1. In the search form at the top of the page, select 'Multi-City'.
  2. Enter your origin city, then choose Singapore as your first destination city. Make sure to allow enough time to explore Singapore when choosing your travel dates.
  3. Next, enter the final leg of your trip, from Singapore to your final destination city (e.g., Bali, Ho Chi Minh City or Tokyo).
  4. Choose your return flights back to your origin city from your final destination. Hit the 'Search Flights' button and we'll show you all available routes based on your multi-city search.
  5. Secure your booking by paying using one of the 40 ways to pay at checkout, including flexible Buy Now Pay Later plans like Atome, Afterpay, Klarna, Tamara and more.

To find out more about multi-city flights, read our guide on booking multi-city flights at Alternative Airlines.

Singapore buildings

Holiday Before the Holiday with Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has a special program called "Holiday Before the Holiday" that caters specifically to travellers who want to explore Singapore during a layover or stopover. The program helps transform a long journey into an exciting trip by offering various benefits and features.

Holiday Before the Holiday comes with special discounted fares - by combining your flight to your final destination with a stopover in Singapore, you'll get a cheaper fare than a standard direct flight. The program comes with pre-designed activities suitable for stopovers of different lengths - this includes entrance to popular attractions, cultural experiences and dining options, so you can make the most of your time in Singapore. You can also add additional services to your Holiday Before the Holiday fare such as airport transfers and hotel bookings.

Whether you're a seasoned traveller or a first-time visitor to Singapore, Holiday Before the Holiday is a convenient and cost-effective way to explore all that Singapore has to offer before you move on to your final destination.

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What is a Singapore stopover flight?

A Singapore stopover flight allows you to break up your journey to a final destination with a stay in Singapore. This means you can explore the city for a few days or weeks before continuing your travels.

How can I book a stopover in Singapore at Alternative Airlines?

You can create a Singapore stopover flight by booking a multi-city flight on our platform. You can fly with popular airlines like Singapore Airlines. Take a look at our step-by-step guide above or read our page on booking multi-city flights for more information.