Getting to Amanfayun

Amanfayun, China - Exterior

Arriving at Amanfayun is like stepping back in time. Hidden in a picturesque valley surrounded by bamboo forests, tea fields and ancient Buddhist temples, this village-like resort offers endless opportunities to absorb Hangzhou’s history, culture and captivating natural beauty. Our dedicated concierge team is happy to assist with travel planning, transfers and any other arrangements. 


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For those travelling between 1 June and 31 August 2024, please note that due to Amanfayun’s location alongside the famous Lingyin Scenic Area, your arrival and departure from the resort on weekends and public holidays will be affected by the government’s new traffic management policy. Between 8am and 5pm on these days, no taxis will be permitted to enter the area. Private vehicles will be allowed access on alternate days. We are happy to advise on the best ways to minimise possible inconvenience and to help arrange alternate transfer arrangements. 

Amanfayun Hangzhou


Most foreign citizens entering China will be required to obtain a visa before they travel. For this reason, Amanfayun recommends that all international guests refer to the Chinese Visa Application Centre website ( to obtain information on the necessary steps and entry requirements. 

International flights 

There are daily flights from major international hubs into Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH). While guests are responsible for booking their own international or regional domestic flights to and from Hanghzou, we are happy to offer any assistance needed. 

Airport transfers 

Amanfayun’s woodland setting is a 32km drive south of Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, a journey of around 50 minutes. Amanfayun’s concierge team can arrange private transfers in a choice of vehicles on request.  

  • Foreigners holding diplomatic visas, official visas, courtesy visas, and C visas may enter the country
  • Foreigners who intend to apply for work visas, business visas, personal affairs and family reunion visas must obtain an invitation letter before they can enter the country
  • Foreigners with work visas, personal visas, and family reunion visas that expire after March 28, 2020, need to apply for a new visa to enter China
  • Foreigners with valid work permits may enter the country
  • Foreign students with valid study visas
  • Foreigners holding permanent residence visas in China

Flight duration to Hangzhou

Flights flying into Hangzhou International Airport (HGH)

Please note that additional visas may be required when transiting through international cities

  • Beijing, China – 2hrs 15mins 

  • Hong Kong SAR – 2hrs 50mins

  • Lijiang, China – 3hrs 25mins

  • Nha Trang, Vietnam – 3hrs 45mins 

  • Tokyo, Japan – 4hrs 15mins (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) 

  • Phuket Island, Thailand – 5hrs 10mins (Wednesday, Sunday) 

  • Doha, Qatar  - 9hrs 35mins

  • Cario, Egypt – 12hrs 20mins

  • Rome, Italy – 13hrs 10mins

Other transfers 

Travel in consummate comfort while exploring the region from Amanfayun. Private limousine transfers can be arranged to any destination, be it West Lake or Hangzhou’s ancient silk streets. 


Travel insurance 

Amanfayun is dedicated to ensuring that your stay is as effortless and enjoyable as possible. To this end, travel insurance is a highly recommended investment to protect against unexpected cancellations or delays, as well as any unforeseen circumstances or expenses that may arise during your travels. 


Aman journey 

Aman’s four destinations in China make it possible to experience a true journey of discovery through this fascinating country.  

Amanfayun to Aman Summer Palace in Beijing: 2hrs 15min by plane followed by a 40-50min car transfer 

Amanfayun to Amandayan in Lijiang: 3hrs 25min by plane followed by a 50min car transfer 

Amanfayun to Amanyangyun in Shanghai: 3hrs by car or 1hr high-speed train journey followed by a 30min car transfer 

Contact Us

The Amanfayun team is available to assist you with private charter reservations and enquiries. Please contact us for further details