From Singapore, the travel hub of Southeast Asia, to Zhangjiajie, it is best to take an airplane to Zhangjiajie. There are a few options with regards to stop overs, but you are probably best off flying directly to nearby Changsha and taking a car from there.
How to Get to Zhangjiajie from Singapore by Airplane and Car
There are direct flights to nearby Changsha from Singapore flying with either Scoot, a Singaporean budget airline, or China Eastern Airlines. The flights are about 100-200 USD one way or 150-250 USD return depending on the time of year.
From Changsha, we can help you arrange a private car service so that you won't need to worry about a taxi or anything else! Just contact us for a quote, as price for a transfer will depend on how many there are in your party and how much luggage you have. The ride will take approximately 4 hours depending on traffic, and we can take you directly to your hotel's front door.
How to Get to Zhangjiajie from Singapore by Air with a Stopover
Transfer in Guangzhou
The fastest option here is to travel to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport from Singapore and fly to Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport from Guangzhou, and this is the recommended version due to faster travel time and ticket prices.
The first leg of the journey will take just over 4 hours, the second leg 1 hour and 45 minutes, and both of these flights are with China Southern Airlines with prices for a return ranging between 380-450 USD. There are a few connecting options, with stop-overs ranging between 3 hours and 45 minutes to 5 hours.
Transfer in Shanghai
Probably the second best stopover option is to fly from Singapore to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, which takes 4 hours, and then connect for a 2 hour and 40 minute flight to Zhangjiajie from there.
The transfer time in Shanghai is 4 hours, so the total flight time for this route is a bit longer than Guangzhou, and flights are China Eastern Airlines between Singapore and Shanghai, and Shanghai Airlines between Shanghai and Zhangjiajie. This flight combination costs between 400 USD and 600 USD depending on the time of year.
How to Get to Zhangjiajie from Singapore by Plane and Train
If you wanted to experience taking a train in China (and an experience it is!), you can take the aforementioned flight from Singapore to Changsha, and from there get a train to Zhangjiajie from Changsha Railway Station.
The train journey involves an approximately 5-6 hour journey from Changsha Railway Station at 8-37 USD, leaving at 6:02, 7:16, 7:28, 11:35 in the morning, or 18:38 and 22:02 are your options in the evening. You can use the China Highlights train ticket service to instantly check ticket prices per seat category, or to find out the latest availability.
- 1-Day Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Tour
- 1-Day Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge and Baofeng Lake Tour
Zhangjiejie Travel Tips
The best time to go is when there are no public holidays in China, as it gets really busy in Zhangjiajie, and when the weather in Zhangjiajie is best between September and early November. Chinese public holidays will lead to more expensive accommodation and flights (and sold out flights), these times are:
- China's summer holiday season (July and August)
- Labor Day (May 1–3)
- National Day (October 1–7)
- Spring Festival (late January or early to mid February)
Touring Zhangjiajie with China Highlights
Zhangjiajie is really a once-in-a-lifetime destination. We've got plenty of Zhangjiajie tours depending on how much time you have and how active you want to be. We can take you around for four full days to explore everything these gorgeous mountains have to offer, or take you on a one-day tour of the glass bridge and Baofeng lake.
- Beijing – Xi'an – Zhangjiajie – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai
- Essence of Guangzhou and Zhangjiajie Tour
- Beijing – Xi'an – Zhangjiajie – Yangtze River – Shanghai
Please contact us here if you've got any special requests or requirements, or need help navigating your journey to Zhangjiajie from Hong Kong.