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Yunnan Transportation

Kunming – Lijiang
Lijiang is about 360 kilometres away from Kunming by areoplane.
Lijiang is about 518 to 524 kilometres away from Kunming by train.

By flight

Generally, over ten flights are available from Changshui International Airport of Kunming to Sanyi International Airport of Lijiang, many of which take off in the afternoon. With a distance of about 360 kilometres, the journey takes about 1 hour.

Please follow the take-off time on the flight day. The aforementioned information is for reference only.

By train

Five trains can directly take you from Kunming to Lijiang, most of which start in the evening. It generally takes you 9 to 10 hours to reach Lijiang.

- Kunming Railway Station – Lijiang Railway Station
K9618, 10:00-18:57 (travels about 9 hours for 518 kilometres)
K9602, 22:55-08:56 (travels about 9 hours for 518 kilometres)
K9610, 21:58-07:00 (travels about 9 hours for 524 kilometres)
K9606, 20:53-06:20 (travels about 9.5 hours for 518 kilometres)
K9614, 22:26-07:46 (travels about 9.5 hours for 518 kilometres)

By bus

Coaches from Kunming West Railway Station to Lijiang are available. They run frequently every day, and it usually takes you 7 to 8 hours.


Kunming – Dali
Dali is about 275 kilometres away from Kunming by areoplane.
Dali is about 359 kilometres away from Kunming by train.

By flight

Every day, flights are available from Changshui International Airport of Kunming to Dali International Airport, many of which take off in the forenoon. With a distance of about 275 kilometres, the journey takes 40 to 50 minutes.

Please follow the take-off time on the flight day. The aforementioned information is for reference only.

By train

Six trains are available from Kunming to Dali, most of which depart in the evening. It generally takes you 7 to 8 hours to arrive in the destination.

- Kunming Railway Station – Dali Railway Station
K9640, 08:23-16:05 (travels about 8 hours for 359 kilometres)
K9618, 10:00-16:49 (travels about 7 hours for 359 kilometres)
K9610, 21:58-04:35 (travels about 6.5 hours for 359 kilometres)
K9602, 22:55-05:59 (travels about 7 hours for 359 kilometres)
K9632, 23:08-06:52 (travels about 8 hours for 359 kilometres)
K9636, 23:38-07:12 (travels about 7.5 hours for 359 kilometres)

By bus

There are many coaches running from Kunming West Railway Station to Dali. They run generally every 20 minutes, and it usually takes you 5 to 6 hours.


Dali – Lijiang
Lijiang is about 159 to 165 kilometres away from Dali by train.

By train

There are four trains available from Dali to Lijiang, most of which depart in the morning. It usually takes you around 2 to 2.5 hours to reach Dali.

- Dali Railway Station –Lijiang Railway Station
K9611, 04:52-07:00 (travels about 2 hours for 165 kilometres)
K9603, 06:00-08:56 (travels about 2.5 hours for 159 kilometres)
K9627, 09:27-11:59 (travels about 2.5 hours for 159 kilometres)
K9619, 17:01-18:57 (travels about 2 hours for 159 kilometres)

By bus

There are many coaches running from Dali to Lijiang every day, most of which leave in the morning. And it usually takes you 3 to 4 hours.


Kunming – Shangri-la
Shangri-la is about 552 kilometres away from Dali by aeroplane.
Shangri-la is about 720 kilometres away from Dali by bus.

By flight

Every day, flights are available from Changshui International Airport of Kunming to Dêqên Shangri-La Airport, many of which take off in the morning. With a distance of about 552 kilometres, the journey takes you 1 hour to reach the destination.

Please follow the take-off time on the flight day. The aforementioned information is for reference only.

By bus

Whether in the daytime or at night, visitors can take coaches in Kunming West Passenger Station to Shangri-la. With a distance of 720 kilometres, the journey takes you about 12 hours.
 

Recommended Yunnan tours:

- 4 Days Lijiang Exploration Tour
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- 8 Days Yunnan Discovery Tour of Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la
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- 10 Days Southern Delights Tour
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