There are 3 ways to get from Chengdu to Dali by plane, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 14 min

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

$227 - $559

Cheapest option

Train  •  17 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu to Guangtong North K1504 / ...
  2. Take the train from Guangtong North to Dali Kunming-Lijiang / ...

$25 - $36

1 alternative option

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 ¥170 - ¥260 and takes 17 h 26 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 14 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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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Chengdu to Dali, including transfers.

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There are 639+ hotels available in Dali. Prices start at $21 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 14 min

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

China Eastern Airlines and Air China fly from Chengdu to Dali 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chengdu to Dali via North station, Chengdu, and Guangtong North in around 17 h 26 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chengdu to Dali
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Chengdu to Dali
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,600
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chengdu to Guangtong North
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$18 - $23
Hard Sleeper
$30 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$50 - $65
Train from Guangtong North to Dali
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $13
Hard Sleeper
$15 - $23
Soft Sleeper
$23 - $35

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