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There are 6 ways to get from Chengdu to Shangri-La by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly to Deqen  •  3 h 17 min

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

$58 - $345

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Train, bus #2  •  35 h 29 min

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

$44 - $56

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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

$196 - $721

Train, bus via Chongqing West Station  •  25 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu East Station to Chongqing West Station
  2. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Qujing North
  3. Take the train from Qujing to Lijiang
  4. Take the bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Shangri-La Bus Station

$98 - $139

Train, bus  •  30 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Chengdu to Kunming
  2. Take the train from Kunming to Dali
  3. Take the bus from Dali Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Shangri-La Bus Station

$46 - $62

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 ¥320 - ¥440 and takes 30 h 27 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 17 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 25 h 8 min and costs ¥650 - ¥1000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 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 45 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 offers flights from Chengdu Airport to Deqen Airport.

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There are 141+ hotels available in Shangri-La. Prices start at $22 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 17 min

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

China Eastern Airlines flies from Chengdu to Shangri-La twice daily.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chengdu to Deqen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Chengdu to Deqen via Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 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 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $2,400
Flights from Chengdu to Daocheng via Kangding
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $2,400
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Chengdu to Daocheng
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Train operators
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
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $27
Train from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $28
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 Qujing North
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$55 - $70
1st Class Seat
$95 - $110
Business Class Seat
$170 - $210
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Qujing to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
11 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$13 - $19
Hard Sleeper
$26 - $35
Soft Sleeper
$40 - $55
Train from Chengdu to Kunming
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$20 - $24
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $70
Train from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$9 - $15
Hard Sleeper
$19 - $27
Soft Sleeper
$29 - $40
Train from Chengdu to Xuanwei
Ave. Duration
16 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$17 - $22
Hard Sleeper
$30 - $40
Soft Sleeper
$50 - $60
Train from Xuanwei to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$15 - $20
Hard Sleeper
$28 - $40
Soft Sleeper
$45 - $55
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
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Dali Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
checi.cn
Other operators
Taxi from Daocheng to Shangri-La
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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