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There are 5 ways to get from Dali to Guilin by train, car or plane

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Train China Railways G-Class  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Dali to Kunming South Dali
  2. Take the train from Kunming South Station to Guilin West Kunming

$72 - $92

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Train via Guilin  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Dali to Kunming South Dali
  2. Take the train from Kunming South to Guilin Kunming / ...

$62 - $82

3 alternative options

Drive  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Dali to Guilin 810.1 miles

$110 - $170

Fly from Dali  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Dali (DLU) to Guilin (KWL) DLU - KWL

$306 - $920

Train to Lijiang, fly  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Dali to Heqing
  2. Fly from Lijiang (LJG) to Guilin (KWL) LJG - KWL

$283 - $633

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The cheapest way to get from Dali to Guilin is to train which costs ¥420 - ¥600 and takes 11 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dali to Guilin is to fly which costs ¥2100 - ¥6500 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dali to Guilin. However, there are services departing from Dali and arriving at Guilin West via Kunming South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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The distance between Dali and Guilin is 1012 km. The road distance is 1296.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dali to Guilin without a car is to train which takes 8 h 5 min and costs ¥490 - ¥650.

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It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Dali to Guilin, including transfers.

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Dali to Guilin train services, operated by China Railways D-Class, depart from Dali station.

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The best way to get from Dali to Guilin is to train which takes 8 h 5 min and costs ¥490 - ¥650. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ¥2100 - ¥6500 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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There is no direct flight from Dali Airport to Guilin Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Dali to Guilin train services, operated by China Railways G-Class, arrive at Guilin West station.

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Map of how to get from Dali to Guilin.
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  • Distance: 632.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 5 min

What companies run services between Dali, China and Guilin, China?

You can take a train from Dali to Guilin via Kunming South and Kunming South Station in around 8 h 5 min. Alternatively, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Air China fly from Dali to Guilin every 4 hours.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Dali to Guilin via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,100
Flights from Dali to Guilin via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $950
Flights from Dali to Guilin via Kunming, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $950
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Dali to Guilin via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Dali to Guilin via Nanning
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Lijiang to Guilin
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Dali to Guilin via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Lijiang to Guilin
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Dali to Guilin via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Dali to Guilin via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Dali to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
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2nd Class Seat
$16 - $22
1st Class Seat
$21 - $30
Train from Kunming South to Guilin
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
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2nd Class Seat
$45 - $60
1st Class Seat
$65 - $95
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South Station to Guilin West
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$55 - $70
1st Class Seat
$95 - $110
Business Class Seat
$180 - $210
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Dali to Heqing
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
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Hard Seat
$6 - $12
Hard Sleeper
$14 - $22
Soft Sleeper
$21 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Dali to Guilin is 1296 km. It takes approximately 13 h 4 min to drive from Dali to Guilin.

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Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Dali Airport to Guilin Airport.

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There are 372+ hotels available in Guilin. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dali to Dali Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs ¥40 - ¥50.

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