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There are 5 ways to get from Chengdu to Dali by plane, train or car

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Fly to Dali  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Dali (DLU) CTU - DLU

$227 - $559

Cheapest option

Train China Railways K-Class  •  23 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu to Guangtong North K145
  2. Take the train from Guangtong North to Dali K9634

$26 - $35

3 alternative options

Fly to Lijiang, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Lijiang (LJG) CTU - LJG
  2. Take the train from Heqing to Dali

$93 - $571

Train via Guiyang North  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu East Station to Chongqing West Station
  2. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Guiyang North
  3. Take the train from Guiyang North to Kunming South
  4. Take the train from Kunming South to Dali

$87 - $123

Drive  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Chengdu to Dali 625.7 miles

$90 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Chengdu to Dali is to train which costs ¥180 - ¥250 and takes 23 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chengdu to Dali is to fly which costs ¥1500 - ¥3900 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Chengdu and Dali is 680 km. The road distance is 1001.1 km.

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The best way to get from Chengdu to Dali without a car is to train which takes 12 h 20 min and costs ¥600 - ¥850.

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Chengdu to Dali, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chengdu to Dali is to fly which takes 3 h 24 min and costs ¥1500 - ¥3900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥600 - ¥850 and takes 12 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Chengdu Airport to Dali Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chengdu to Dali is 1001 km. It takes approximately 10 h 53 min to drive from Chengdu to Dali.

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China Eastern Airlines and Air China offer flights from Chengdu Airport to Dali Airport.

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There are 549+ hotels available in Dali. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chengdu to Dali.
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  • Distance: 424.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

What companies run services between Chengdu, China and Dali, China?

China Eastern Airlines and Air China fly from Chengdu to Dali twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chengdu to Dali via East station, Chengdu East Station, Chongqing West Station, Guiyang North, and Kunming South in around 12 h 20 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chengdu to Dali
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Chengdu to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Chengdu to Dali
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,600
Flights from Chengdu to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Chengdu to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Chengdu to Lijiang via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Heqing to Dali
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
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Hard Seat
$6 - $12
Hard Sleeper
$14 - $22
Soft Sleeper
$21 - $35
Train from Chengdu to Guangtong North
Ave. Duration
16 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$18 - $22
Hard Sleeper
$30 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$50 - $65
Train from Guangtong North to Dali
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$8 - $13
Hard Sleeper
$16 - $24
Soft Sleeper
$25 - $40
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chengdu East Station to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
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2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $27
Train from Kunming South to Dali
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
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2nd Class Seat
$16 - $22
1st Class Seat
$21 - $30
China Railways G-Class
Train from Chengdu East to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $29
1st Class Seat
$39 - $45
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
Train from Chongqing West Station to Guiyang North
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$26 - $31
1st Class Seat
$43 - $48
Business Class Seat
$80 - $100
Train from Guiyang North to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$30 - $40
1st Class Seat
$50 - $65
Business Class Seat
$100 - $130

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The best way to get from Chengdu to Chengdu Airport is to line 2 bus which takes 25 min and costs ¥10.

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