Getting To Holland Village

Filed under 04. Getting Here, Getting Here

(If you are driving to Holland Village, you can check out the parking lots here)

By Public Transport

Spanking new Holland Village MRT station, which opened on 8th Oct 2011

By Public Buses

10 bus stops around Holland Village

The map below shows 10 bus stops around the parameter of Holland Village. All are within a 5-minute walk. The locations of all the ten bus stops are indicated by the alphabets A to I, as follows:

Getting to Holland Village by buses – bus stops around Holland Village

How to use this information

To use the information given here, first decide which part of Singapore you will be coming from and write down the bus numbers accessible to you from where you are. Then, scrutinize the table below to see if the bus numbers are found in it. Just make sure that the bus you board is heading towards Holland Village and not the opposite direction!

Complete list of buses and bus stops

Here is a complete list of all the buses which stop at these 10 bus stops in the Holland Village vicinity (as of September 2011):


BUS NUMBERS


(arriving at Holland Village)

BUS-STOPS


(leaving Holland Village)

BUS-STOPS

(all numbers shown below include SBS Transit & SMRT buses)

 x

7

Holland Road (behind Coffee Club)

A

Holland Road (opp Coffee Club)

B

 x
 x

32

Block 46, Holland Drive (in front of NTUC Supermarket)

J

Block 8, Commonwealth Avenue; Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

F

H

 x
 x  

48

Block 46, Holland Drive (in front of NTUC Supermarket)

J

Block 10A, Holland Drive (opp Holland Drive Market & Food Centre)

I

 x x

61

Holland Road (opp Coffee Club); Opposite Holland V (Holland Avenue); Block 9, Holland Avenue

B

C

E

Holland Road (behind Coffee Club); Block 12, Holland Avenue

A

D

 x
 x

74

Block 46, Holland Drive (in front of NTUC Supermarket)

J

Block 10A, Holland Drive (opp Holland Drive Market & Food Centre)

I

 x
 x

74e

Block 46, Holland Drive (in front of NTUC Supermarket)

J

Block 10A, Holland Drive (opp Holland Drive Market & Food Centre)

I

 x
 x

75

Holland Road (behind Coffee Club)

A

Holland Road (opp Coffee Club)

B

 x
 x

77

Holland Road (behind Coffee Club)

A

Holland Road (opp Coffee Club)

B

 x
 x

91

Block 46, Holland Drive (in front of NTUC Supermarket)

J

Block 10A, Holland Drive (opp Holland Drive Market & Food Centre)

I

 x
 x

95

Block 12, Holland Avenue (in front of block)

D

Block 10A, Holland Drive (opp Holland Drive Market & Food Centre)

I

 x
x

100

Opp Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

G

Block 8, Commonwealth Avenue; Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

F

H

 x
 x

105

Opp Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

G

Block 8, Commonwealth Avenue; Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

F

H

 x
 x

106

Opposite Holland V, Holland Avenue; Block 9, Holland Avenue

C

E

Block 12, Holland Avenue

D

 x
 x

111

Opp Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

G

Block 8, Commonwealth Avenue; Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

F

H

 x
 x

145

Block 46, Holland Drive (in front of NTUC Supermarket)

J

Block 8, Commonwealth Avenue; Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

F

H

 x
 x

147

Opp Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

G

Block 8, Commonwealth Avenue; Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

F

H

 x
 x

165

Holland Road (behind Coffee Club)

A

Holland Road (opp Coffee Club)

B

 x
 x

185

Block 46, Holland Drive (in front of NTUC Supermarket)

J

Block 10A, Holland Drive (opp Holland Drive Market & Food Centre)

I

 x
 x

191

Block 46, Holland Drive (in front of NTUC Supermarket)

J

Block 10A, Holland Drive (opp Holland Drive Market & Food Centre)

I

 x
 x

196

Opp Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

G

Block 8, Commonwealth Avenue; Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

F

H

 x
 x

198

Opp Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

G

Block 8, Commonwealth Avenue; Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

F

H

 x
 x

200

Block 46, Holland Drive (in front of NTUC Supermarket)

J

Block 10A, Holland Drive (opp Holland Drive Market & Food Centre)

I

 x
 x

970

Opposite Holland V, Holland Avenue; Block 9, Holland Avenue

C

E

Holland Road (behind Coffee Club); Block 12, Holland Avenue

A

D

x
x

NR 5

(Night Rider)

Opp Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

G

Block 8, Commonwealth Avenue; Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

F

H

 x
 x

NR 8

(Night Rider)

Opposite Holland V, Holland Avenue;Block 9, Holland Avenue

C

E

Block 12, Holland Avenue; Block 43, Commonwealth Avenue (at pedestrian bridge)

D

H


Note: this information is updated regularly and the last time was on 1 Sept 2011. Buses may change routes once in a while, so if there is any out-dated information, do us a favour by telling us at tel_no. If you require information which is not shown here or want to be sure, you may call the SBS Transit Hotline at 1800 – 2255 663 or the Trans Island Hotline at: 1800 3368 900. Hotlines operate from Mondays to Fridays.

Operating hours of buses and Night Riders

(See Public Transport Guide here)

Private Buses
“600th” buses & “feeder” buses

These are buses with numbers in the “six hundred” category.

Bus No 625 services between Shenton Way and Boon Lay, stopping at bus stops A and B.

Bus No 642 services between Shenton Way and Dover Road, stopping at bus stops F, G and H.

On Mondays to Fridays, these two services operate between 07:00 am and 09:00 am, and between 17:00 pm and 19:00 pm. On Saturdays, they operate between 07:00 am and 09:00 am, and between 12:00 noon and 14:00 pm.

Many institutions located on the outskirts of Holland Village provide “feeder” buses ferrying office personnel to the Village between 12:00 noon and 02:00 pm Mondays to Fridays.

By Train
The new Holland Village MRT station (opens October 2011) brings you right inside Holland Village.

Holland Village is sandwiched between 2 other MRT stations, Commonwealth and Buona Vista, which are also within a 6-minute walk to the Village. You can, therefore, access Holland Village on the Green East-West Line and also on the Orange Circle Line on the MRT map.

Here are the directions if you happen to come by any of these two stations instead of the Holland Village MRT station:

Holland Village is accessible by foot from three MRT stations: Commonwealth, Bouna Vista and Holland Village stations.


If you alight at Commonwealth MRT station:

1. Get out of the station from your left
2. Head toward the nearest bus stop
3. Take bus number 970
4. Alight at the second stop (bus stop D) and walk with the traffic flow towards Holland Village, which is about 200 steps away.

Or you can walk the entire route from the train station in about 6 minutes.

If you alight at Buona Vista MRT station:

1. Ride the escalator down to the ground level and exit the station from your left
2. Walk past the pedestrian tunnel you see in front of you and climb up the flight of steps on your right.
3. Turn right when you reach the top of the flight of steps and walk towards the traffic junction.
4. Cross the junction by walking toward a brick coloured block of low-rise apartments – Block 43.
5. Continue to walk ahead and walk past the apartments (you will notice a coffee shop below the apartment block) until you see the road sign Holland Avenue, which is about 50 steps ahead of you.
6. Turn into Holland Avenue, which will lead you to the village in about 200 steps away.

Red arrows showing walking path from Buona Vista MRT to Holland Village

Alternatively, you may take Bus 200 at the bus stop along North Bouna Vista Road. When you come down from the train station’s escalator, make a right turn and you will be able to see the bus stop. The ride is about a minute or two because you should be getting down on the third stop. This is at Block 46 (bus stop J in front of NTUC Supermarket) along Holland Drive. After alighting, ask someone which direction is Holland Village.

You can find out the time of the train service here.

MRT Hotline: 1800 3368 900 (07:30 am to 06:30 pm, Mondays to Fridays)

By Taxi

Queuing

Taxi queue at Takashimaya in Orchard Road

Taxis are not allowed to stop and pick up any passenger who is near the vicinity of taxi stands, so queuing up at the stand is the way to go

Giving correct directions

Just hop onto one and tell the cab driver that you are going to Holland Village; then tell him exactly where you want to alight, for example, Lorong Mambong, Lorong Liput, Chip Bee Gardens, Holland Avenue or Jalan Merah Saga.

All these places are within walking distances of one another, so it is alright to alight at the Holland Avenue taxi stand, which is right in front of the Cold Storage Supermarket. Many refer to this as the Holland Village taxi stand.

However, if the driver doesn’t know where the taxi stand is, tell him it’s along Holland Avenue. (Note: some cab drivers may confuse this with the taxi stand at Cold Storage Jelita, which is along Holland Road, so make certain he knows which one you are referring to.)

Estimated fare

Usually, your fare from Orchard Boulevard (a so-called “non-restricted zone” since it is just outside the “restricted” town area) to Holland Village should be around $6, give or take 30%. But this depends on whether surcharges are applicable and whether you board the larger and more luxurious Chrysler taxi or a “normal” taxi (see Public Transportation Guide).

Getting back

Taxi stand along Holland Avenue on a weekday

Getting a cab home between 7pm and 9 pm from Holland Village is a breeze, as shown below, especially on weekdays. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, do expect longer queues between 5 and 7pm and after 10pm.

For the physically challenged

A number of cab companies such as SMRT and Comfort-CityCab operate taxis for wheelchair-bound commuters. Their drivers are aware of the needs of passengers who have special requirements. Ask the telephone operator about the availability of such a cab when you call to book.

Normal cabs

SMRT operates 20 “London Cabs”, which are equipped with ramps and are able to accommodate wheelchairs without the need for the passenger to be assisted. The rates and surcharges are similar to those charged to normal commuters. SMRT main line Tel 6555 8888.

Special booking

Comfort and CityCab charge a $45 flat fee for a one-way journey to any place in Singapore inclusive of all surcharges. However, there is a $12 surcharge after midnight. Comfort-CityCab main line Tel 6552 1111.

(see Public Transport Guide for more taxi services)

If you have a question, you may post for assistance on our Forums.

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