A global name that sparks a sense of wonder in the minds of travellers all over the world.

Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express offers visitors a chance to embark on a fascinating journey through the history of the Orient Express, reliving the experience of travellers who boarded the train more than 100 years ago.

Spanning over 2000sqm, the pop-up attraction will feature two original train carriages, classified as National Treasures of France and a 158-year-old locomotive shipped from France to Singapore, along with 300 precious items such as uniforms, shields, a pullman car, affiches, Louis Vuitton original luggage, priceless porcelain, and more.

The attraction will also feature an exclusive Orient Express shop, Orient Express road cafe, Orient Express restaurant and lounge and escape room experience*.

*Reservations must be made separately.

Opening Hours

12 Dec 2020 - 5 Jan 2022 (Extended!)

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
10.00am – 9.00pm

Wednesday and Thursday
10.00am - 7.00pm

10.00am – 10.00pm


West Lawn (Next to Bayfront Plaza)

Customer Service

For museum-related enquiries:
+65 8748 4685

For restaurant-related enquiries:
+65 9168 7598

Admission Rates

Standard Ticket
  • Per pax Above 2 yrs old


Admission is free for entrants aged 2 years old and under.
Average time spent within the exhibition is 45 to 60 minutes.


Explore the Orient Express, Floral Fantasy and Our Conservatories


The Orient Express Bundle with Complimentary Shuttle Service

(13 - 59 years old)
*Eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers.
Child & Senior $42
 eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers.
Bundle includes access to
  • Once Upon A Time On The Orient Express
  • Floral Fantasy
  • Flower Dome
  • Cloud Forest
  • Shuttle Service


Bundle is available for sale and visit dates from 7 Apr to 5 Jan 2022 (Extended!).

Please show your Bundle e-ticket before boarding the Shuttle Service.

Visitors are advised to visit Once Upon A Time On The Orient Express and Floral Fantasy together, followed by the Conservatories or vice versa for a smooth experience.

All visitors are required to pre-book their visit date & time before visiting all attractions to ensure safe distancing & better crowd regulation.

Buy Tickets


Eligible Singaporeans can redeem their SingapoRediscovers Vouchers (SRV) to avail the promotion until the voucher's expiry date
(31 Dec 2021). Use of SingapoRediscovers Vouchers is only applicable to Adult Bundle.

*Bookings involving the use of the SingapoRediscovers Vouchers are non-refundable and non-resellable.

Promotion Terms & Conditions apply.

  • Bundle is available for sale from 7 Apr 2021 to 5 Jan 2022, for visit dates between 7 Apr 2021 and 5 Jan 2022.
  • All tickets in the Bundle must be utilised within the same day. This applies to rescheduled tickets as well.
  • Bundle is only applicable to Singapore residents, including Singapore citizens, permanent residents and those living in Singapore, including holders of employment passes, work permits or dependent passes. Proof of residency may be required when purchasing tickets or when entering conservatories.
  • Use of SingapoRediscovers Vouchers is only applicable to Adult Bundle.
  • Terms & conditions for Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Floral Fantasy and Shuttle Service tickets apply.
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service is strictly valid for use on the Bundle visit date.
  • Admission rules and limitations for Once Upon A Time On The Orient Express apply.
  • Gardens by the Bay reserves the right to amend any terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

Getting here

Guests at the Main Entrance and Conservatories may approach the Shuttle Service staff near Flower Dome entrance for directions to Once Upon a Time on The Orient Express.

Nearest MRT Station
via the Circle Line or Downtown Line

  • Alight at Bayfront MRT Station (CE1/DT16), take Exit B and follow the underground linkway. 
  • Walk towards the Shuttle stop, turn left and walk along the Scented Walk towards the Waterfront Promenade. 
  • The Orient Express site will be on your left.

Nearest Parking
Bayfront Plaza Carpark

  • 5.00am - 2.00am daily
  • 172 car lots (Including 6 handicapped lots and 4 family lots)
    SGD 0.03 per minute
    Car park charges are capped at $25 per day
  • 9 motorcycle lots
    SGD 1.20 per entry
  • CashCard Top-up machine location: Next to Bayfront Pavilion Entrance, near Coach Drop Off

Nearest Footpath
From Marina Bay Sands

  • Cross the overhead bridge (Lions Bridge) located at Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
  • Go down the stairs before Dragonfly Bridge.
  • Turn left and walk along Scented Walk towards Waterfront Promenade. 
  • The Orient Express site will be on your left.

If you're taking the underground linkway, please follow the directions from MRT station above.


About Orient Express

The Pop-Up Attraction “Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express” will open for visitors to witness what then, only a few explorers and diplomats had experienced over 100 years ago!

More about the Orient Express

Embark on a fascinating journey through the centuries of history and retrace the legacy of the Orient Express. Discover events that transformed the world and shaped the map, and take this unique opportunity to explore the tracks and landscapes that generations before had once travelled on. Take a pitstop at the Orient Express road cafe to stop for a breather, and journey through the coffee blends that were discovered and made famous during the many stops on the Orient Express route.

In keeping with the theme of intrigue and mystery, embark on an adventure with the Escape Room Experience, and immerse yourselves in the mind of Hercule Poirot in an attempt to solve a detective's case! With a bespoke menu created with luxury, history and fusion in mind, complete your experience and dine in the replica restaurant car for breakfast, lunch or dinner.