Widen your world with Singapore Airlines

With world-class service onboard and a huge range of flight routes, Singapore Airlines will help you discover the world in style...

When travelling with Skytrax's 2023 World’s Best Airline, your journey will fly. Thanks to Singapore Airlines’ comfortable cabins, welcoming crew, and diverse routes, you can sit back, relax, and watch the time melt away. Good thing too, as that means far-flung destinations like Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia feel tantalisingly close…

Getting to Singapore is simple...

Singapore Airlines works hard on its world-class service and hospitality, but the carrier’s biggest draw is the option to add a stopover in the island-nation itself. Think two holidays in one, without having to fork out for an extra plane ticket. And whether Singapore is your final destination or simply a stopover, it’s easy to get here from the UK: flights are non-stop from London Heathrow to the Garden City four times daily, and five times a week from Manchester.

...before flying onward to your next destination

Beyond Singapore, getting to Australia, New Zealand or Southeast Asia is a breeze, thanks – in large part – to Singapore Airlines’ vast network of connecting flights and the extensive schedule offered by sister carrier Scoot. Partnerships in destination with Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand further extend the network beyond the gateway cities. All you need to decide is which destination you’ll uncover next…

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Australia

The toughest thing about any holiday to Australia is knowing where to begin. And, as much as we love Singapore Airlines, they don’t make the decision any easier. You can choose from seven equally fascinating gateways when starting your journey with this five-star carrier, including the likes of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. It doesn’t need to end there though. If staying in one spot isn’t your modus operandi, that’s okay – Singapore has you covered with a range of open-jaw options, so you can coast into Cairns and disembark from Darwin, or maybe even road trip from Sydney to Adelaide. The choice is blissfully yours.

Melbourne and Sydney

With the states of Victoria and New South Wales next door, it makes sense to combine Sydney and Melbourne. With Singapore Airlines' flexible open-jaw flight options, you can do just that.

Melbourne is a place for getting lost. In the art, in The Lanes, in the sweet journey that comes with finding that perfect cup of coffee… The pace here is distinctly different – unsurprising really, given that this is the cultural capital of Australia. One moment discover the National Gallery of Victoria, or perhaps the immersive LUME before escaping the city to sample world-renowned wine (Yarra Valley, we’re looking at you), or take a tour of Phillip Island, where the biggest colony of little penguins resides. When you want to stretch your travel wingspan, hit the open road: Melbourne is a great starting point for the 243km-long Great Ocean Road, quite simply one of the world's most iconic coastal road trips.

On the other hand, Sydney is popular for good reason. It’s got the weather (over 300 days of sunshine), the beaches, and that yacht-studded harbour. Naturally, any Sydney holiday should incorporate the Opera House, Botanic Gardens, and perhaps even a dip in Bondi’s Icebergs Pool. But, for something different, head onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We know what you’re thinking: this bridge is well-known. But cast your eyes skywards to its arches, and imagine what it would be like to gaze across this legendary city from the very top… Enter: BridgeClimb.

Brisbane and Cairns

With flights to both Brisbane and Cairns, Singapore Airlines has Queensland covered to ensure you can soak up everything the state has to offer.

The beach vibes are strong in Brisbane; search for dolphins at South Gorge or snorkel shipwrecks off Tangalooma. Further inland, The Brisbane Botanic Gardens sits in the shadow of Mount Coot-tha, boasting bamboo groves, ornamental ponds, and a tranquil Japanese Garden. Wildlife enthusiasts should check out Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, to get up close to one of Australia’s most beloved inhabitants. Or if you prefer to soak up that laid-back Queensland atmosphere, award-winning restaurants, craft breweries and a vibrant nightlife await in the city’s heart.

Brimming with eateries, bars, and a pretty Esplanade, Cairns is a crucial jumping-off point for exploring Tropical North Queensland, and its mighty Great Barrier Reef. Not only that, but it’s a stone’s throw from the mountain village of Kuranda, and ancient Daintree National Park – home to the postcard-worthy Cape Trib, where the rainforest meets the reef. Swim, snorkel, scuba, helmet dive, helicopter ride… however you choose to immerse yourself in the largest coral system on the planet, it won’t disappoint.

Perth

We know what you’ve been thinking about: how to get that long-awaited quokka selfie. Well, look no further! Perth – Western Australia’s capital and the largest city in the state – is packed with sandy beaches, green spaces, and cultural centres aplenty. Most importantly though, it’s just 33km from Rottnest Island, home to our favourite marsupial (sorry kangas/wombats). Around 10,000 live here, making it fairly easy to grab a snap with the happiest creatures around. Beyond immediate Perth, make a beeline for the sun-drenched wineries of Margaret River or travel north along the Coral Coast Highway to Exmouth, where you can swim alongside whale sharks in Ningaloo Reef.

Adelaide and Darwin

Singapore Airlines' flexibility when it comes to open-jaw flights means you could start your Australian trip in Adelaide on its southern shore and end it in Darwin on its northern coastline (or vice versa).

Foodies will love Adelaide, as its burgeoning restaurant and bar scene blends African, Italian and Vietnamese fare – to name a few – with a classy collection of rooftop bars. Belly full, cocktail in hand, you can gaze out across city landmarks like Central Market and Victoria Square. Prefer wine? Adelaide is also within easy proximity of several grape-growing regions like the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley. By day, explore cultural gems like the Art Gallery of South Australia, or hop out of town for a wildlife encounter: Kangaroo Island is a 45-minute ferry ride.

To the north, Darwin isn’t just state capital of the Northern Territory, it’s yet another epic gateway. In fact, UNESCO-listed Kakadu National Park is just a three-hour drive away, combining both cultural and natural wonders. Aboriginal people have lived here for more than 50,000 years, while beautiful abounds in places like Gunlum Falls, Maguk Gorge and Jim Jim Falls. For more adventure, catch a train to Alice Springs for the iconic Uluru.

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New Zealand

Buckle up globetrotter because New Zealand is about as far-flung as it gets, being on the other side of the world to the UK. So, it's better to make the journey as enticing as the destination with enhanced comfort, a cabin crew that will take care of your every need, and – most importantly – ample entertainment options. Enter Singapore Airlines. They are the fastest route to New Zealand and will get you there in such style, that you'll be fired up to do it again. Just as well really, as you do have to fly back…

Auckland

Double the harbour = double the fun. Auckland has an adventurous soul. Located on New Zealand’s North Island, you can take a SkyWalk (or even a SkyJump!) from atop its 328m Sky Tower, bungee off Auckland Harbour Bridge, and skydive. However, our top activity is kicking back on the pristine beaches of Waiheke Island, just a half-hour ferry from Auckland. When you get itchy feet, you can hop between the wineries pocking the countryside surrounding the city, or head south to Matamata, home of Hobbiton, and marvel at the 1930s art deco architecture of Napier. For longer trips, fly from Auckland to Wellington, where you can pick up the heart-stoppingly scenic Interislander ferry to NZ’s South Island.

Christchurch

Days in Christchurch are made for relaxing: hop aboard the tram, go punting along the Avon River, or wander through the Botanic Gardens… bliss. But it pays to glimpse beneath the calm exterior of this South Island city, an urban metropolis bound together by an endearing local spirit. From Christchurch, you can also pick-up the TranzAlpine Express train to westerly Greymouth, drive south to Kaikoura in search of whales, dolphins, and seabirds, sip wine in Marlborough or take on a adrenalin-fuelled adventure in Queenstown.

South-East Asia

Over 40 destinations, across six diverse regions, are in the mix when flying Singapore Airlines from London or Manchester to Southeast Asia. Talk about a paradox of choice. But unlike some debates, this is certainly one we don’t mind having. Consider volcanoes, temples, and wildlife in Indonesia, absorb culture and history in Vietnam, or perhaps sit back and enjoy James Bond-esque scenery in Thailand – sans Pierce Brosnan, unfortunately. Of course, these are just the beginning… One thing’s for sure: no matter where you choose, Singapore Airlines will make sure the journey is just as good as the destination.

Indonesia

Hiking, diving, island hopping, beach lazing, wildlife spotting, nasi goreng gorging… Indonesia has it all. But where do you begin? Singapore Airlines flies to Denpasar in Bali, which inevitably draws a crowd thanks to its beaches and nightlife. But there is a peaceful side to Bali, too, one of waterfalls, black sandy shores and castaway islands. Partnering with its sister airline Scoot, Singapore Airlines also flies to Jakarta in Java, a launchpad for adventurers seeking the crater climbs on active Mount Bromo, cultural Borobodur (the world’s largest temple), Surabaya, Lombok, Yogyakarta, Medan, Pekanbaru, Palembang and many more. For wildlife, don’t miss Komodo Island – home to the lizard of the same name – or, for underwater creatures, find hundreds of coral species, whale sharks and manta rays in Saleh Bay, on Sumbawa.

Vietnam

If you consider yourself a foodie, we ask you this: how much pho is too much? Delicious, steaming bowls of this noodle soup (pronounced: fuh) can be found throughout the country, but for the most authentic, head north. This is also where you’ll see the jagged limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay and comparatively quiet Bai Tu Long, as well as the UNESCO-listed Tam Coc rice paddies. Singapore Airlines flies direct to Ho Chi Minh City , where you can absorb poignant history in Ho Chi Minh City Museum, as well as the Cu Chi Tunnels, while capital Hanoi and Danang (the jumping off point for the time-frozen heritage of Hoi An) are also within easy reach thanks to Singapore Airlines.

Malaysia

There are two sides to Malaysia: the ultra-modern high-rises and multicultural population of Kuala Lumpur – the nation’s capital – and the more traditional side: a confection of temples and mosques, such as in Penang. Singapore Airlines flies non-stop from Singapore to the capital and Penang. Whether it’s the Petronas Towers that appeals or exploring the Batu Caves, both aspects are equally worthy of attention. For us, we wouldn’t want to miss the wildlife. Malaysia is megadiverse, with 20% of the world’s animal species inhabiting its massive jungle. With sister airline Scoot's direct flights, all corners of Malaysia are covered from Singapore, from the tropical climes of Langkawi to the states of Sabah and Sarawak on Borneo, where you can hope to see orangutans at Sepilok’s rehabilitation centre.

Philippines

The Philippines knows island life better than anyone. After all, it has over 1,700! Among those, Palawan is often celebrated as one of the most beautiful in the world. Singapore Airlines flies to its most populous, Cebu, while the Philippines is also home to Coron and El Nido, and the jungle-dipped karsts, emerald lagoons and corals that go with them. Naturally, the diving and snorkelling is sublime here. Boracay is up there with the most famous, and for good reason: its squeaky soft white sand, flanked by local bars and restaurants, still retains its character and charm despite attracting tourists. For wildlife encounters and adventure, look to Bohol – where goggle-eyed tarsiers cling to the trees. But Singapore Airlines also flies you to the country's engaging cities: capital Manila and up-and-coming culinary hotspot Davao.

Thailand

The list of things to do in Thailand is endless. Compelling culture – from myriad temples to colourful festivals – meets vibrant nightlife in cities like Bangkok, which Singapore Airlines flies direct to from Singapore. From here you can head north to hang out with hilltribes, or hike through small villages around Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Pai. The islands live to the south, with Singapore Airlines flying you straight to Phuket. This is the epitome of beach living: sun, sea and scuba. And the treasures don’t stop inland; find ethical elephant encounters in Khao Sok National Park, or explore UNESCO-listed Sukhothai and its 13th and 14th-century palaces.  

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