Orchard Road is one area in Singapore where it’s notoriously expensive to park your car.

I’m sure we’ve all experienced the horror of arriving at the car park exit gantry, only to find that we’ve racked up over $10 in parking fees (true story). And that’s on top of all the money we’ve spent shopping.

Unless you have loads of things to carry, or are travelling with kids in tow, there’s just no justifying spending that kind of money on what is essentially a place to put your car while you run around doing your errands.

As someone who’s in town way too often, I decided to find out where the cheapest places to park in town are. Here are the cheapest places to park your car no matter where in town you need to go, and I promise, they’re all unde 500m away.

Instead of parking at ION Orchard, park at: 

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Mon – Fri (before 5pm): $2.67 for 1st hr; $1.28 for subsequent 30 min
Mon – Fri (after 5pm): $3/entry
Sat – Sun/PH (before 5pm): $2.56 for 1st hr; $1.88 for subsequent 30 min
Sat – Sun/PH (after 5pm): $3.74/entry

If you can help it, don’t park at ION Orchard unless it’s after 5pm. I learned this lesson the hard way.

1. Far East Plaza (Postal Code: 228213)

Distance: 350m/5 min walk

Mon – Sat (before 5pm): $1.07 for 1st hr; $1.07 for subsequent 30 min
Mon – Sat (after 5pm): $3.53 per entry
Sun/PH: $3.53 per entry

Best for parking all the time.

2. Forum The Shopping Mall (Postal Code: 238884)

Distance: 400m/6 min walk

Mon – Fri (before 5pm): $2.40 for 1st hr; $1.20 for subsequent 30 min
Mon – Fri (after 5pm): $3.20 per entry
Sat (before 5pm): $2.60 for 1st hr; $1.40 for subsequent 30 min
Sat (after 5pm): $3.20 per entry
Sun/PH: $3.20 per entry

Best for parking on Sundays, Public Holidays, and Mondays to Saturdays after 5pm.

3. Lucky Plaza (Postal Code: 238863)

Distance: 270m/4 min walk

Mon – Sat (before 5pm): $1.93 for 1st hr; $1.28 for subsequent 30 min
Mon – Sat (after 5pm): $3.38 per entry
Sun: $1.93 for 1st hr; $1.28 for subsequent 30 min
PH: $4 per entry (Does not apply if PH falls on Sun)

Best for parking on Mondays to Saturdays after 5pm.

4. Liat Towers (Postal Code: 238881)

Distance: 240m/3 min walk

Daily (before 6pm): $2.50 for 1st hr; $1.30 for subsequent 30 min
Daily (after 6pm): $3.80 per entry

Best for parking everyday after 6pm.

5. Far East Shopping Centre (Postal Code: 238882)

Distance: 300m/5 min walk

Mon – Sat (before 5pm): $2.40 for 1st hr; $1.20 for subsequent 30 min
Mon – Sat (after 6pm): $3.50 per entry
Sun/PH: $4.50 per entry

Best for parking on Mondays to Saturdays after 6pm.

Instead of parking at [email protected], park at:

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Mon – Sat (before 6pm): $2.14 for 1st hr; $1.07 for subsequent 30 min
Mon – Sat (after 6pm): $4.82 for 1st 3hr; $1.61 for subsequent 30 min
Sun/PH: $4.82 for 1st 3hr; $1.61 for subsequent 30 min
(GST. not included)

Of the major malls along Orchard Road, [email protected] actually has pretty good parking rates. But in the case that the car park is full, or you want to save even more on parking, here are some great alternatives.

1. Orchard Central (Postal Code: 238896)

Distance: 170m/2 min walk

Mon – Sat (before 6pm): $2.00 for 1st hr; $1.00 for subsequent 30 min
Mon – Sat (after 6pm): $4.50 for 1st 3hr; $1.50 for subsequent 30 min
Sun/PH: $4.50 for 1st 3hr, $1.50 for subsequent 30 min

Best for parking all the time.

2. *Scape (Postal Code: 237978)

Distance: 350m/5 min walk

Mon – Fri (before 5pm): $2.05/hr
Mon – Fri (after 5pm): $5.15 for 1st 3hr; $2.05 for subsequent hr
Sat: $2.05/hr
Sun/PH (before 5pm): $2.05/hr
Sun/PH (after 5pm): $5.15 for 1st 3hr; $2.05 for subsequent hr

Best for parking all the time.

3. Grange Road/Somerset Road

Mon – Sat (before 5pm): $1.30/30min
Mon – Sat (after 5pm): $0.70/30min
Sun/PH: $0.70/30min

Best for parking on SundaysPublic Holidays, and Mondays to Saturdays after 5pm.

Instead of parking at Ngee Ann City, park at: 

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Mon – Fri (before 5pm, except for 12pm – 2pm): $1.28/30min
Mon – Fri (12pm – 2pm): $1.82/30min
Mon – Fri (5pm – 7pm): $1.82/30min
Mon – Fri (after 7pm): $4.28/entry

1. Lucky Plaza (Postal Code: 238863)

Distance: 160m/2 min walk

Mon – Sat (before 5pm): $1.93 for 1st hr; $1.28 for subsequent 30 min
Mon – Sat (after 5pm): $3.38 per entry
Sun: $1.93 for 1st hr; $1.28 for subsequent 30min
PH: $4 per entry (Does not apply if PH falls on Sun)

Best for parking on Mondays to Saturdays after 5pm.

2. 22 Bideford Road (Postal Code: 229923)

Distance: 210m/3 min walk

Mon – Sat (before 5pm): $2.50 for 1st hr; $1.25 for subsequent 30 min
Mon – Sat (after 5pm): $3.50 per entry
Sun/PH: $3.50 per entry

Best for parking on Sundays, Public Holidays, and Mondays to Saturdays after 5pm.

Instead of parking at Plaza Singapura, park at: 

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The Plaza Singapura car park is always full, and for good reason – the parking rates are fairly decent here. For that reason, I’ve listed down some nearby car parks with rates that are also competitive, if not better.

Mon – Fri (before 6pm): $1.28 for 1st hr; $0.43 for subsequent 15 min
Mon – Fri, Eve of PH (after 6pm): $2.57/entry
Sat – Sun/PH (before 6pm): $2.57 for 1st 2hr, $0.43 for subsequent 15 min
Sat – Sun/PH (after 6pm): $2.57/entry

1. Atrium @ Orchard (Postal Code: 238889)

Distance: Plaza Singapura: 97m/1 min walk

Mon – Thu (before 6pm): $1.28 for 1st hr; $0.43 for subsequent 15 min
Mon – Thu (after 6pm): $2.57 per entry
Fri & Eve of PH (before 6pm): $2.57 for 1st 2hr; $0.43 for subsequent 15 min
Fri & Eve of PH (after 6pm): $2.57 per entry

Best for parking all the time. 

2. Penang Road Car Park

Mon – Sat (before 5pm): $1.20/30 min
Mon – Sat (after 5pm): $0.50/30 min
Sun/PH: $0.50/30 min

Best for parking Sundays, Public Holidays, and Mondays to Saturdays after 5pm .

3. Concorde Hotel (Postal Code: 238840)

Distance: 350m/5 min walk

Mon – Sat (before 6pm): $2.14 for 1st hr; $1.39 for subsequent 30 min
Mon – Sat (after 6pm): $3.75 per entry
Sun/PH: $3.75 per entry

Best for parking on Sundays, Public Holidays, and Mondays to Saturdays after 6pm.

Instead of Cineleisure Orchard, park at:  

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Mon – Fri (before 6pm): $2.40 for 1st hr; $1.40 for subsequent 30 min
Mon – Fri (after 6pm): $4.50 for 1st 3hr; $1.60 for subsequent 30 min
Sat – Sun/PH: $4.50 for 1st 3hr; $1.60 for next subsequent 30 min

1. The Centrepoint (Postal Code: 238843)

Distance: 450m/6 min walk

Mon – Sat (before 5): $1.50 for 1st hr; $1 for subsequent 30 min or part thereof
Mon – Sat (after 5): $1.50 for 1st hr; $1 for subsequent hr or part thereof
Sun/PH: $1.50 for 1st hr; $1 for subsequent hr or part thereof

Best for parking all the time.

2. *Scape (Postal Code: 237978)

Distance: 15m/1 min walk

Mon – Fri (before 5pm): $2.05/hr
Mon – Fri (after 5pm): $5.15 for 1st 3hr; $2.05 for subsequent hr
Sat: $2.05/hr
Sun/PH (before 5pm): $2.05/hr
Sun/PH (after 5pm): $5.15 for 1st 3hr; $2.05 for subsequent hr

Best for parking all the time.

The next time you’re in town, whether to shop, go on a date, or watch a movie, we hope this guide comes in handy! Hopefully, you’ll also have discovered some new car parks you never knew existed through this.

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