The East Coast area is currently primarily connected by buses, and the nearby East Coast Parkway highway, while the upcoming Thomson-East Coast line is set to increase the area’s connectivity in the near future.

Commuting by cars remains a good option for those living in the area, with the ECP and KPE serving the area. 

By road, it currently takes (allowing for traffic conditions) approximately 15 minutes to get to both the CBD and Changi Airport by car from the heart of the East Coast.

The nearest ERP gantries are located where the ECP is intersected by the KPE and MCE, in between the National Stadium and the Marina Bay Golf Course.

Numerous bus routes, including the popular bus service 36, which goes from Changi Airport to Orchard Road plies through the area regularly as well. Meanwhile cyclists are well catered for with a network of cycle friendly paths and park connectors. 

The Upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line

The area is currently a hotbed of construction with the Thomson East Coast Line currently underway. From 2023 the line will not only afford residents easy access to other parts of the somewhat elongated region, but also to the rest of Singapore. There will be a total of 9 MRT stations in East Coast, including Katong Park, Bayshore, Marine Parade and Tanjong Rhu.

A 2D map of the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line

A map of the stations on the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line. Source: Land Transport Authority of Singapore

By 2024, the Thomson-East Coast Line is slated to connect Singapore to Johor Bahru. In the not so distant future, a Singaporean could get on at Sungei Bedok, near Bedok Camp, ride past Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Indoor Stadium, and head north all the way through Woodlands. The final terminus is slated to be at JB Sentral, where we can enjoy a day of food and shopping, the usual pastimes for Singaporeans when we visit our northern neighbour. 

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