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Max out your Asian holiday with an open-jaw ticket

Looking to get the most out of your precious vacations in Asia? Use Skyscanner’s multi-city booking option to book an open-jaw ticket for your next holiday and save dollars and internal travel hours allowing you to enjoy the best possible adventure!

What is an open-jaw ticket?

Simply put, instead of booking return tickets, an open-jaw ticket allow you to fly into one city and out of another. For example, you want to visit Tokyo and Osaka on your vacation, so you buy an open-jaw ticket that will fly you into Tokyo and out of Osaka. You then need to make your own way from Tokyo to Osaka using internal transport such as trains, boats, buses and even planes for long distances.

Why book an open-jaw ticket for your next holiday?

The cost of buying an open-jaw ticket varies. It can be cheaper than buying a return ticket into a particular city or slightly more expensive. However, the real savings are on internal travel time and internal transport costs and it’s in these two areas where buying an open-jaw ticket can really be a value add for your holiday.

Get an open-jaw ticket by using Skyscanner’s multi-city booking option and book a ticket out of Singapore to the city of your choice and a return ticket to Singapore from a different city. Easy peasy!

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Open-jaw itineraries at a glance

Singapore – Seoul – Busan – Singapore

Singapore – Taipei – Kaohsiung – Singapore

Singapore – Beijing – Xian – Singapore

Singapore – Hanoi – Da Nang – Singapore

Singapore – Tokyo – Osaka – Singapore

Singapore – Bali – Lombok – Singapore

Singapore – Penang – Langkawi – Singapore

Singapore – Shanghai – Hangzhou – Singapore

1. Singapore to Seoul and Busan to Singapore

Return trip + trainOpen-Jaw trip + train
Singapore to Seoul return from S$502Singapore to Seoul and Busan to Singapore open-jaw ticket from S$541
KTX High Speed
 Train ticket 
second class from Seoul to Busan (return) KRW90,000 (S$110). Time cost for internal travel: 5hrs
KTX High Speed Train ticket second class from Seoul to Busan (one way) from KRW45,000 (S$55). Time cost for internal travel: 2.5hrs
Total cost: S$612Total cost: S$596

Craving for a bowl of bibimbap and endless plates of kimchi? If so, then a Korea holiday surely beckons. Explore the royal palaces of Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung and enjoy street food treats at Gwangjang Market before zipping down to Busan on the KTX where you’ll be able to lounge on beaches, enjoy some of Korea’s best and freshest seafood at Jagalchi Market and have fun getting lost exploring colourful Gamcheon Culture Village.

Verdict: Though an open-jaw ticket on this route might cost you a few dollars more, the time and cost savings on internal travel make this the best choice for your Korea vacation.

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2. Singapore to Taipei and Kaohsiung to Singapore 

Return trip + trainOpen-Jaw trip + train
Singapore to Taipei return from S$289
Singapore to Taipei and Kaohsiung to Singapore open-jaw ticket from S$272
Ticket on Taiwan High Speed
 Rail
 train from Taipei to Kaohsiung (return) from TWD3000  (S$134). Time cost for internal travel: 4hrs 40 mins
Ticket on Taiwan High Speed
 Rail
 train from Taipei to Kaohsiung (one way) from TWD1500  (S$67). Time cost for internal travel: 2hrs 20 minsKTX High Speed Train ticket second class from Seoul to Busan (one way) from KRW45,000 (S$55). Time cost for internal travel: 2.5hrs
Total cost: S$423Total cost: S$339

Lush mountains and dramatic coastlines of Taiwan beckon your holiday taking in Taipei and Kaohsiung. Start your trip off at the top of the world famous Taipei 101 before heading down to Longshan Temple to get your fortune told before trawling the city’s famed night markets to hunt down treats such as blood cake and milk balls. Next stop is Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city where you should check out the Pier 2 Art District and the stunningly retro Old Ginza Shopping Arcade before treating yourself to some baked goodies at the award winning Wu Pao Chun Bakery.

Verdict: The open-jaw ticket for this vacation saves on flight ticket cost and internal travel time and cost making this the best choice for anyone looking to see the best of urban Taiwan!

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3. Singapore to Beijing and Xian to Singapore 

Return trip + trainOpen-Jaw trip + train
Singapore to Beijing return from S$327Singapore to Beijing and Xian to Singapore open-jaw ticket from S$429
Return ticket for second
 class seat on high speed
 train from Beijing to Xian from RMB1031 (S$206). Time cost for internal travel: 10 hours
One way ticket for second
 class seat on high speed
 train from Beijing to Xian from RMB515.5 (S$103). Time cost for internal travel: 5 hours
Total cost: S$533Total cost: S$532

History buffs and dumpling fanatics will love this itinerary that takes in the best of China’s past. Clamber the Great Wall and watch the dawn flag raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square or grab a bike and explore some of the old hutongs before zipping down to Xian to marvel at the world famous Terracotta Warriors. Xian is also a major destination for foodies who can satisfy all their Silk Road culinary cravings in the city’s Muslim Quarter.

Tickets for Beijing can be great value, but if you want to see some of China’s other main attractions, getting an open-jaw ticket makes sense as the distances to cover are so great. To save time on your internal travel, book tickets on China’s high speed rail network, though note that this will bump up your costs.

Verdict: The key savings on this itinerary are internal travel time at 5 hours, making this open-jaw a worthwhile investment so you can get the most out of your holiday.

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4. Singapore to Hanoi and Danang to Singapore 

Return trip + trainOpen-Jaw trip + train
Singapore to Hanoi return flights from S$186
Singapore to Hanoi and Danang to Singapore open-jaw ticket from S$246
Soft berth (4-bed compartment) train ticket between Hanoi and Danang (return) S$162  Time cost for internal travel: 33 hours
Soft berth (4-bed compartment) train ticket between Hanoi and Danang (one way) S$81  Time cost for internal travel: 16.5hours
Total cost: S$348Total cost: S$327

Experience the best of Vietnam with this holiday that takes in charming Hoi An, the beaches around Danang and the history and frenetic streets of Hanoi. Spend time exploring the backstreets of Hanoi hunting down great coffee and bun cha and make friends with some locals around Hoan Kiem Lake before taking the overnight train ride down to Danang. The last stretch of train ride is spectacular, hugging the coast as the train heads south to its destination. Stay in historic Hoi An, a small town blessed with quiet streets and heritage architecture and be sure to head into Danang after dark to catch the water show at the Dragon Bridge.

The train ride down to Danang is a must, though once is enough and you’ll make big-time savings with an open-jaw ticket.

Verdict: While you pay slightly more for the open-jaw flight ticket, the difference in cost is almost made up for by the cost of the train ticket. You’ll make big savings on internal travel time meaning the open-jaw is the way to go for a Vietnam adventure!

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5. Singapore to Tokyo and Osaka to Singapore

Return trip + trainOpen-Jaw trip + train
Singapore to Tokyo return ticket from S$475Singapore to Tokyo and Osaka to Singapore open-jaw ticket from S$498
Tokyo to Osaka train ticket (return): JPY27240 (S$332). Time cost for internal travel: 5 hours
Tokyo to Osaka train ticket (one way): JPY13620 (S$166). Time cost for internal travel: 2.5 hours
Total cost: S$807Total cost: S$664

There’s nowhere on the planet quite like Japan so book an open-jaw ticket and you could be hanging with cosplay heroes in Harajuku, taking a trip around the unique art of anime at the Ghibli Museum or partying the night away in Roppongi before heading to Osaka, the kitchen of Japan, for tasty treats, spectacular cherry blossoms at the castle and a day trip to walk the beautiful Philosophers Path in Kyoto.

Verdict: Almost a no-brainer on this one. Save big bucks on internal travel costs and travel time, making the difference in costs minimal for air tickets. So pack your bags, book your tickets and immerse yourself in Japan!

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6. Singapore to Bali and Lombok to Singapore

Return trip + boatOpen-Jaw trip + boat
Singapore to Bali return ticket from S$180Singapore to Bali and Lombok to Singapore open jaw from S$150
Bali to Gili Islands (Lombok) boat transfer return: S$129. Time cost for internal travel: 5 hours
Bali to Gili Islands (Lombok) boat transfer one way: S$64. Time cost for internal travel: 2.5 hours
Total cost: S$309Total cost: S$214

Book an open-jaw ticket for your Indonesian adventure and you can grab a surfboard for surf lessons at Kuta (or just grab a drink and watch the pros in action in stunning Uluwatu), enjoy dawn yoga in the tranquil hills around Ubud or dive wrecks off Bali’s rugged east coast before zipping over to relaxed Lombok where you can party all night on Gili Trawangan or dive with turtles off Gili Meno.

Verdict: While you might save big bucks buying a return ticket to Bali, you’ll lose out on time with your return boat trip to the Island of the Gods. Once you factor in the difference in internal travel costs, the open-jaw option clearly makes sense.

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7. Singapore to Penang and Langkawi to Singapore

Return trip + ferryOpen-Jaw trip + ferry
Singapore to Penang return S$133
Singapore to Penang and Langkawi to Singapore open jaw from S$123
Penang to Langkawi ferry (return): RM120 (S$40). Time cost for internal travel: 4 hours
Penang to Langkawi ferry (one way): RM60 (S$20). Time cost for internal travel: 2 hours
Total cost: S$173Total cost: S$143

Combine world famous hawker treats of Penang such as the deeply wok hei infused char kway teow and the UNESCO world heritage architecture of Georgetown, topped with the beaches and dramatic landscapes of Langkawi. This open-jaw ticket is the perfect holiday solution for you.

Verdict: There is very little difference in the cost of flights (in fact, at the time of searching, the open jaw was marginally cheaper than the return) and you can make good savings on both internal travel costs and time!

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8. Singapore to Shanghai and Hangzhou to Singapore

Return trip + trainOpen-Jaw trip + train
Singapore to Shanghai return from: S$386
Singapore to Shanghai and Hangzhou to Singapore open-jaw from: S$445

Shanghai to Hangzhou high speed train ticket (return): RMB296 (S$60): Time cost for internal travel: 2 hours

Shanghai to Hangzhou high speed train ticket (one way): RMB148 (S$30) Time cost for internal travel: 1 hour
Total cost: S$446Total cost: S$475

Get the best of dynamic east China with an open ticket that will have you slurping xiao long bao in the backstreets of dazzling Shanghai and sipping gorgeous longjing tea on the banks of stunning Xi Hu in Hangzhou.

Verdict: Savings for this open-jaw are marginal as the high speed train covers the distance in no time. However, it does save going back and forth to Shanghai and traipsing back to Pudong airport, a great saving in itself!

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Published in November 2018. Any prices are the lowest estimated prices at the time of writing and are subject to change and/or availability.

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