Jiuzhaigou, lying in the western Sichuan, is a world-known fairyland for its green lakes, multi-layer waterfalls, colorful forests, snow peaks, Tibetan villages, and blue ice. For tourists visiting Jiuzhaigou from Singapore, the most convenient way is to take the daily flight from Singapore to Chengdu first and then travel from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou by air or road for there is no direct flight from Singapore to Jiuzhaigou so far.

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How to Get to Jiuzhaigou from Singapore? Multiple ways to travel from Singapore to Jiuzhaigou

For tourists coming from Singapore, the bad news is that there is no direct international flight from Singapore to Jiuzhaigou. But luckily, you can still take the connecting flights from Singapore to Jiuzhaigou via Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian and Beijing. The flight journey generally takes about 19 hours crossing two days. So far, the most convenient way for tourists is to fly from Singapore to Chengdu first and then transfer from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou by flight or bus.

Singapore to Chengdu by Flight

As the nearest international airport to Jiuzhaigou Valley, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport serves non-stop daily flights from and to Singapore Changi Airport that mainly run by Silk Air, Sichuan Airlines and Air China.

Travel from Downtown Area to Singapore Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport is the 4-time champ of the Skytrax Best Airport Award and is situated around 17 kilometers from the heart of the city.

To get from the downtown area to Changi Airport, tourists can make use of the underground rail (MRT). For example, after taking the EW Line from City Hall Station eastwards to Tanah Merah Station, you can transfer to the CG Line eastwards Changi Airport Station. It would cost you around SGD 2.50 (USD 1.86) for the 50 minutes’ ride. It’s suggested to arrive at Changi Airport for 2 hours in advance for global flights.

Fly from Singapore Changi Airport to Chengdu Shuangliu Airport

Currently, there are three daily flights running directly from Singapore to Chengdu:

The daily flight MI936, run by Silk Air, leaves Singapore at 12:45 and reaches Chengdu at 17:20. The total flight duration is 4hrs 35mins.

The daily flight CA404, run by Air China, leaves Singapore at 16:00 and reaches Chengdu at 20:30. The total flight duration is 4hrs 30mins.

The daily flight MI938, run by Silk Air, leaves Singapore at 17:45 and reaches Chengdu at 22:10. The total flight duration is 4hrs 25mins.

Flight RouteFlight CodeAirlinesDepture TimeArrval TimeDurationSchedule
Singapore to Chengdu MI936 Silk Air 12:45 17:20 4hrs 35mins Daily
Singapore to Chengdu CA404 Air China 16:00 20:30 4hrs 30mins Daily
Singapore to Chengdu MI938 Silk Air 17:45 22:10 4hrs 25mins Daily
Singapore to Jiuzhaigou Flight MapSingapore to Jiuzhaigou Flight Map

Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou by Flight

Fly from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport

Upon your arrival at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, you can have a break and then take the daily flights running directly from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou:

The daily flight CA4481, run by Air China, leaves Chengdu at 18:05 and reaches Jiuzhaigou at 19:05. The total flight duration is 1 hour.

The direct flight 3U8605, run by Sichuan Airlines, leaves Chengdu at 21:05 and reaches Jiuzhaigou at 22:05 on Wednesday and Friday. And it would fly from Chengdu at 20:05 to Jiuzhaigou at 21:05 on Sunday. The total flight duration is 1 hour.

Flight RouteFlight CodeAirlinesDepture TimeArrval TimeDurationSchedule
Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou CA4481 Air China 18:05 19:05 1h Daily
Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou 3U8605 Sichuan Airlines 21:05 22:05 1h Wensday, Friday
Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou 3U8605 Sichuan Airlines 20:05 21:05 1h Sunday

Warm Tips: In low season, there is just one daily flight from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport, while 3 daily flights in high season. The full price of the air ticket is around CNY1600, which is hard to get in high season. So it’ highly suggested to book your Jiuzhaigou flight in advance, if you plan to visit Jiuzhaigou in summer, or late September and early October.

Get to Jiuzhaigou Valley from Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport

Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport, also known as the Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport, is the closest airport to Jiuzhaigou Valley. It’s just around a two-hour drive to Jiuzhaigou National Park.

Once you arrive at Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport, you can take a shuttle bus or a local taxi to Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area. The Jiuhuang Airport is about 88 km from Jiuzhaigou Valley and 53 km from Huanglong National Park. The taxi will take around 2 hours to take you to the valley and the cost is around CNY200. If you arrive at the Airport early, you can visit Huanglong National Park in the afternoon, which takes about 4 hours to finish, and then move on to Jiuzhaigou Valley and visit Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area on the next day.

Warm Tips: due to the changeable weather and high altitude, tourists are highly recommended to travel to Jiuzhaigou by road.

Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou by Bus

Travel From Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to Major Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou Bus Stations

There is no doubt that the most convenient and cheapest way from Singapore to Jiuzhaigou is to get to Chengdu first and then take a tourist bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou.

From Chengdu, there are two transport stations with buses to Jiuzhaigou. The first is the Xinnanmen Bus Station (Chengdu Tourism Bus Center), situated at No. 57, Linjiang Road of Wuhou District. The bus leaves daily from 07:10 to 08:40. The ticket costs about CNY138 per person to Jiuzhaigou and CNY98 per person to Chuanzhusi Town for Huanglong Scenic Area

The other one is the Chadianzi Bus Station, situated at No. 289, the 5th Section of West 3rd Ring Road, Jinniu District. The bus leaves daily from 06:10 to 10:30. The ticket costs about CNY140 per person to Jiuzhaigou.

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is situated around 16 kilometers from Chengdu city, the capital of Sichuan Province, and comprises of 2 terminal terminals. A taxi ride from the Chengdu Airport Terminal to the city would cost you around CNY50-80 (SGD 10-16). To get from the airport terminal to the bus station, tourists can take Metro Line 10 to Taipingyuan Station then transfer to Metro Line 3 to Xinnanmen Bus Station. And you can also take the Shuttle Bus Line 5 to Chadianzi Bus Terminal, which is next to Chadianzi Bus Station.

Warm Tips: Since the tourist buses from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou all depart in the morning, you need to stay overnight in Chengdu city and then catch the bus on the next day. In this case, you can stay in the city for a few days to explore this charming city.

Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou Travel Route

Currently, tourists can choose to take the Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou East Line or West Line to this beautiful valley within 9 to 10 hours. Compared with the Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou flight, it takes a much longer time to get to Jiuzhaigou by road but remains as the most popular way to get to Jiuzhaigou among tourists for the lower cost of tickets.

Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou Travel Route MapChengdu to Jiuzhaigou Travel Route Map

The East Line keeps running around 450 kilometers for 9-10 hours, goes through Mianyang, Jiangyou, Pingwu, and finally gets to Jiuzhaigou Valley. The biggest draw is the cultural and historical attractions en route.

The West Line keeps running around 436 kilometers for 8 hours, traverses through Dujiangyan, Wenchuan, Maoxian, Songpan, Chuanzhusi, and finally gets to Jiuzhaigou Valley. The gorgeous natural scenery along the way makes it become the most popular way for visitors to travel from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou.

Visit Jiuzhaigou with 3rdpoletour.com

According to the regulation, all the visitors to Jiuzhaigou shall join in the tour organized by the local travel agency and 3rdpoletour.com can not only provide the hassle-free tour service but also take you to visit the nearby attractions.

Tour Service Offered by 3rdpoletour.com

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Visit Jiuzhaigou and Nearby Attractions

Generally speaking, it takes a full day to explore the charming Jiuzhaigou Valley. If you just plan to visit Jiuzhaigou from Chengdu, 2 days are enough. Otherwise, you’d better set aside more days to discover the nearby attractions around Jiuzhaigou.

Huanglong National Park
The Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area, situated in Songpan County, is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is noted for its beautiful waters, lakes, hot springs, snow-topped mountains, valleys, and woodland. It is another must-see for guests coming to Jiuzhai Valley. Towering on the way from Jiuzhaigou to Huanglong, the snow-topped Xuebaoding Mountain(5500m) is a paradise for mountain climbers and explorers.

Multi-color lake in HuanglongMulti-color lake in Huanglong

Usually, a half-day trip is long enough to visit all the best of Huanglong National Park. If you take the morning flight from Chengdu to Jiuhuang Airport, you can visit Huanglong in the afternoon. Or you can explore Huanglong in the morning on the day when you head back to Chengdu from Jiuzhaigou.

Songpan Ancient Town
Songpan Ancient Town is an old Tibetan town in Songpan County, Sichuan. You can experience a horseback riding tour around Songpan Ancient Town for a couple of hours to enjoy the natural beauty, and stay for one night to visit the old houses and ancient city wall of Songpan. And for hiking lovers, the trek in Qizanggou near Songpan Ancient Town will be an off-the-beaten tour experience.

Riding horse around Songpan Ancient TownRiding horse around Songpan Ancient Town

Mounigou Valley
Located in the southwest of Songpan, Mounigou Valley (Munigou Valley, 2880m-4070m) has two amazing spots: Zhaga Waterfall and Erdaohai Lake. In winter, when Huanglong National Park is closed for the bad weather, tourists can visit Mounigou instead. Usually, it takes half a day to visit all the highlights of Mounigou.

Mounigou Zhaga WaterfallMounigou Zhaga Waterfall

Ruoergai Grassland
Ruoergai Grassland (Zoige Grassland) is situated in the north of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province and is the biggest alpine swamp zone on the planet. The Yellow River First Beach, Huangyuan Grassland, Namuo Gorges, Geerdi Temple, Dazha Temple are the famous spots to visit in Ruoergai.

Ruoergai GrasslandRuoergai Grassland

If you have more time, especially when you visit Jiuzhaigou in the summertime, it is highly suggested to extend your trip to the northern grassland to enjoy a splendid view of the vast grassland with flowers and lakes dotted around.

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