There are 4 ways to get from Chengdu to Shangri-La by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly to Deqen  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Deqen (DIG) CTU - DIG

$58 - $345

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  23 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu to Guangtong North
  2. Take the train from Guangtong North to Lijiang
  3. Take the bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Shangri-La Bus Station

$39 - $52

2 alternative options

Fly to Daocheng, taxi  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Daocheng (DCY) CTU - DCY
  2. Take a taxi from Daocheng to Shangri-La

$201 - $721

Drive  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Chengdu to Shangri-La 688.7 miles

$95 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chengdu to Shangri-La is to train and bus which costs ¥270 - ¥360 and takes 23 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chengdu to Shangri-La is to fly which costs ¥400 - ¥2400 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Chengdu and Shangri-La is 528 km. The road distance is 1102 km.

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The best way to get from Chengdu to Shangri-La without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 21 min and costs ¥270 - ¥360.

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It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Chengdu to Shangri-La, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chengdu to Shangri-La is 1102 km. It takes approximately 12 h 59 min to drive from Chengdu to Shangri-La.

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China Eastern Airlines, Air China and Tibet Airlines Corporation offer flights from Chengdu Airport to Deqen Airport.

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There are 160+ hotels available in Shangri-La. Prices start at $20 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 ¥10.

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Map of how to get from Chengdu to Shangri-La.
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  • Distance: 329.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 7 min

What companies run services between Chengdu, China and Shangri-La, China?

China Eastern Airlines, Air China and Tibet Airlines Corporation fly from Chengdu to Shangri-La twice daily.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chengdu to Deqen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Chengdu to Daocheng
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Chengdu to Daocheng
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $2,400
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Chengdu to Daocheng
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
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 Lijiang
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$9 - $15
Hard Sleeper
$19 - $27
Soft Sleeper
$30 - $45
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Shangri-La Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Daocheng to Shangri-La
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120

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