There are 4 ways to get from Chengdu to Lijiang by plane, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Lijiang (LJG) CTU - LJG

$84 - $554

Cheapest option

Train via Xuanwei  •  31 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu to Xuanwei K854
  2. Take the train from Xuanwei to Lijiang Xuanwei-Lijiang

$35 - $47

2 alternative options

Train  •  20 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu to Guangtong North
  2. Take the train from Chuxiong to Dali
  3. Take the Train from Dali to Lijiang

$42 - $65

Drive  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Chengdu to Lijiang 579.4 miles

$80 - $130

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The distance between Chengdu and Lijiang is 565 km. The road distance is 927 km.

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The best way to get from Chengdu to Lijiang without a car is to train which takes 20 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Chengdu to Lijiang, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chengdu to Lijiang is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 20 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Chengdu Airport to Lijiang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chengdu to Lijiang is 927 km. It takes approximately 10 h 34 min to drive from Chengdu to Lijiang.

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Lucky Air Co. Ltd., Air China, Sichuan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Chengdu Airport to Lijiang Airport.

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There are 735+ hotels available in Lijiang. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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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 .

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Map of how to get from Chengdu to Lijiang.
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  • Distance: 352.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

Lucky Air Co. Ltd., Air China and two other airlines fly from Chengdu to Lijiang 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chengdu to Lijiang via North station, Chengdu, Guangtong North, Chuxiong, Dali, and Lijiang in around 20 h 19 min.

Airlines
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Chengdu to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Chengdu to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 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
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chengdu to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
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
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$18 - $23
Hard Sleeper
$30 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$50 - $65
Train from Chuxiong to Dali
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once 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
Train from Dali to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $13
Hard Sleeper
$15 - $23
Soft Sleeper
$23 - $35
Train from Chengdu to Xuanwei
Ave. Duration
16 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$17 - $22
Hard Sleeper
$30 - $40
Soft Sleeper
$50 - $65
Train from Xuanwei to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$15 - $20
Hard Sleeper
$28 - $40
Soft Sleeper
$45 - $55
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chuxiong to Dali
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$10 - $16

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