There are 6 ways to get from Dali to Lhasa by plane, bus, train 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 from Dali, bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Dali (DLU) to Lhasa (LXA) DLU - LXA
  2. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa

$110 - $561

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Dali to Guangtong North
  2. Take the train from Guangtong North to Chengdu
  3. Take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa

$69 - $104

4 alternative options

Train to Lijiang, fly, bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Dali to Heqing
  2. Fly from Lijiang (LJG) to Lhasa (LXA) LJG - LXA
  3. Take the bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa

$159 - $266

Bus  •  39 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Dali East to Kunming West
  2. Take the bus from Kunming West to Yunnan Shangri-la
  3. Take the bus from Shangri-La County to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station

$161 - $167

Train, bus  •  39 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Dali to Guangtong North
  2. Take the train from Guangtong North to Chengdu
  3. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa

$89 - $119

Drive  •  34 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Dali to Lhasa 1430.5 miles

$200 - $300

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

You can take a bus from Dali to Lhasa via Dali East, Kunming West, Kunming West, Yunnan Shangri-la, and Shangri-La County in around 39 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dali to Lhasa via Guangtong North and Chengdu in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Dali to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Dali to Lhasa via Mianyang
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Dali to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dali to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Dali to Lhasa via Mianyang
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Dali to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dali to Lhasa via Xi An
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Dali to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Dali to Lhasa via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Lijiang to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Dali to Heqing
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $14
Hard Sleeper
$15 - $24
Soft Sleeper
$24 - $40
Train from Dali to Guangtong North
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Seat
$8 - $14
Hard Sleeper
$17 - $26
Soft Sleeper
$26 - $40
Train from Guangtong North to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Seat
$20 - $25
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $70
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
43 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Seat
$40 - $65
Hard Sleeper
$100 - $120
Soft Sleeper
$150 - $200
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airports-china.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Dali East to Kunming West
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming West to Yunnan Shangri-la
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Shangri-La County to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$88
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Trip 8080
Website
lasa.trip8080.com
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
lasa.trip8080.com
bus
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
lasa.xxcz.cn

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dali to Lhasa?

The distance between Dali and Lhasa is 1005 km. The road distance is 2289 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dali to Lhasa?

The cheapest way to get from Dali to Lhasa is to train which costs ¥430 - ¥700 and takes 2 days 11 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Dali to Lhasa?

The quickest way to get from Dali to Lhasa is to fly and bus which takes 6 h 38 min and costs ¥650 - ¥3600.

Is there a direct train between Dali and Lhasa?

No, there is no direct train from Dali to Lhasa. However, there are services departing from Dali and arriving at Lhasa via Guangtong North and Chengdu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

How long does it take to get from Dali to Lhasa?

It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Dali to Lhasa, including transfers.