There are 5 ways to get from Chongqing to Lijiang by plane, train, bus, subway 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  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Chongqing (CKG) to Lijiang (LJG) CKG - LJG

$74 - $194

Cheapest option

Subway, train  •  32 h 33 min

  1. Take the subway from Grant Theater to Beipei
  2. Take the train from Beipei to Xuanwei
  3. Take the train from Xuanwei to Lijiang

$37 - $50

3 alternative options

Train  •  16 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Kunming South Chongqing-Kunming
  2. Take the train from Kunming to Lijiang Kunming-Lijiang / ...

$77 - $98

Bus, train  •  22 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Chongqing to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Shuicheng
  3. Take the train from Liupanshui to Kunming Station
  4. Take the bus from Kunming West to Lijiang

$82 - $105

Drive  •  13 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Chongqing to Lijiang 752.2 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chongqing to Lijiang is to subway and train which costs ¥250 - ¥340 and takes 32 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chongqing to Lijiang is to fly which costs ¥500 - ¥1400 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The distance between Chongqing and Lijiang is 689 km. The road distance is 1203.5 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Chongqing to Lijiang, including transfers.

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

Sichuan Airlines, China West Air and four other airlines fly from Chongqing to Lijiang every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chongqing to Lijiang via Gaomiaocun, Chongqing West Station, Kunming South, South Bus Station, Kunming Station, Kunming, and Lijiang in around 16 h 4 min.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Chongqing to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Chongqing to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Chongqing to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
China West Air
Website
westair.cn
Flights from Chongqing to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chongqing to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Chongqing to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Chongqing to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
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 - $30
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $50
Train from Beipei to Xuanwei
Ave. Duration
15 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$18 - $23
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $65
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
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Liupanshui to Kunming Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Bus operators
Guizhou Transportation
Website
qjt.gov.cn
Bus from Chongqing to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Shuicheng
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming West to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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