A Travel Price Comparison for China Nanchang vs. Datong for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Nanchang or Datong?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Nanchang and Datong can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Nanchang or Datong?

Nanchang

Capital of Jiangxi Province, Nanchang is a city of southern China with a significant history. Landmarks like the Tengwang Pavilion represent the city's distant past, while its nickname - "the city of Heroes" - comes from the 1927 Nanchang Uprising when the Communist Party began. Today the city serves as a center for politics, economy, culture, science, education, commerce, and transportation.

Datong

If you're looking for an old world city, with a renovated feel, you might want to spend some time in Datong, China. This city was once walled-in and the newest initiative is to rebuild their great wall to maintain their old world charm. Datong is definitely done a lot to make itself a contender in the world of vacation destinations.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours from Beijing, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to China, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in China, and The Best Historical Tours in China.


Which place is cheaper, Datong or Nanchang?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Nanchang is $58, while the average daily cost in Datong is $56. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Nanchang and Datong in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Nanchang $20
    Datong $23
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Nanchang $40
    Datong $46
Compare Hotels in Nanchang and Datong

Looking for a hotel in Nanchang or Datong? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Nanchang


Hotels in Datong


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Nanchang $11
    Datong $12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Datong

Also for Datong, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Flexible Private Transfer Service from Datong to Pingyao with Sightseeing Stops: $225
  • Private One Way Transfer from Datong to Beijing : $211
  • Chengdu: Private Round-Trip Transfer to Leshan Budda: $128
  • Private Round-Trip Transfer Service to Hanging Temple and Hengshan from Datong: $118
  • Private Round-Trip Transfer to Hanging Temple: $98
  • Datong Hanging Temple Private Transfer from Hotel or Station: $69
  • Transfer from Datong Railway Stations to Hotels in City Center: $35
  • Private Transfer Service from Yungang Airport to Datong Hotel: $29
  • Datong Yungang Airport Chauffeur Service , to Datong Transfer: $12

Is it cheaper to fly into Nanchang or Datong?

Prices for flights to both Datong and Nanchang change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Nanchang $32
    Datong $20

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Nanchang $4.57
    Datong $25

Tours and Activities in Datong

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Datong.

  • 1-Day Pingyao tour from Datong and ends of Beijing or Xi'an by Bullet Train: $267
  • 1-Day Private Tour: Datong Highlights with the Lunch: $215
  • 2-Day Private Datong Tour:Hanging Temple, Yugang Grottoes,Wooden Pagoda and More: $298
  • 4-8 hours Private Datong Great Wall Tour: $99
  • All Inclusive Datong Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes : $268
  • All Inclusive Datong Private Tour to Hanging Temple and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda: $238
  • All-Inclusive Private Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple from Datong: $220
  • Datong Classic Day Tour: $135
  • Datong Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple: $203
  • Datong Hanging Temple Wooden Pagoda Self-guided Tour by Car: $95
  • Datong Highlights Sightseeing: Hanging Monastery and Wooden Pagoda: $244
  • Datong Private Day Tour to Deshengbu and Zhenchuankou Great Wall with Lunch: $190

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Nanchang $6.32
    Datong $12


When comparing the travel costs between Nanchang and Datong, we can see that Nanchang is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Asia, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Nanchang Expensive? and Is Datong Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Nanchang or Datong?

Nanchang has a larger population, and is about 78% larger than the population of Datong. When comparing the sizes of Nanchang and Datong, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.