There are 7 ways to get from Chengdu to Lijiang by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Lijiang  •  4 h 5 min

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

$84 - $554

Cheapest option

Train  •  19 h 19 min

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

$31 - $43

5 alternative options

Fly to Deqen, taxi  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Deqen (DIG) CTU - DIG
  2. Take a taxi from Deqen to Lijiang

$106 - $406

Fly to Ninglang Luguhu, taxi  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Ninglang Luguhu (NLH) CTU - NLH
  2. Take a taxi from Ninglang Luguhu to Lijiang

$131 - $446

Train China Railways G-Class  •  18 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu East Station to Chongqing West Station
  2. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Kunming South
  3. Take the train from Kunming to Lijiang

$98 - $122

Train, bus  •  21 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu to Kunming K1504 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kunming West to Lijiang

$54 - $60

Drive  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Chengdu to Lijiang 579.4 miles

$80 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chengdu to Lijiang is to train which costs ¥200 - ¥290 and takes 19 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chengdu to Lijiang is to fly which costs ¥550 - ¥3800 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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

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

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

Air China, Qingdao Airlines and four other airlines fly from Chengdu to Lijiang every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chengdu to Lijiang via East station, Chengdu East Station, Chongqing West Station, Kunming South, South Bus Station, Kunming Station, Kunming, and Lijiang in around 18 h 28 min.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Chengdu to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Chengdu
Website
chengduair.cc
Flights from Chengdu to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Chengdu to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Chengdu to Ninglang Luguhu
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
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
Flights from Chengdu to Deqen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Qingdao Airlines
Website
qdairlines.com
Flights from Chengdu to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Chengdu to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Chengdu East Station to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Kunming South
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$60 - $70
1st Class Seat
$100 - $120
Business Class Seat
$180 - $220
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$11 - $17
Hard Sleeper
$23 - $35
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $50
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
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $70
Train from Guangtong North to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$10 - $15
Hard Sleeper
$20 - $28
Soft Sleeper
$30 - $45
Train from Chengdu to Kunming
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$20 - $25
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$60 - $70
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming West to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Deqen to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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