There are 6 ways to get from Dali to Lhasa by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Dali, bus  •  6 h 30 min

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

$130 - $661

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Bus Qichezhan  •  30 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Dali North Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Shangri-La Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Shangri-La County to Lasa North Suburb Coach Station

$96

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Train to Lijiang, fly, bus  •  7 h 5 min

  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 Civil Aviation Bureau

$157 - $264

Bus Tibet Transportation  •  32 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Dali North Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Shangri-La Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Shangri-La to Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station

$96

Train  •  47 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Dali to Kunming South
  2. Take the train from Kunming South to Guiyang North
  3. Take the train from Guiyang North to Qijiang East
  4. Take the train from Qijiang East to Guangyuan
  5. Take the train from Guangyuan to Lhasa

$122 - $174

Drive  •  34 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Dali to Lhasa 1430.5 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dali station to Lhasa station. However, there are services departing from Dali North Bus Station and arriving at Lasa North Suburb Coach Station via Lijiang Bus Station and Shangri-La County. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dali to Lhasa. However, there are services departing from Dali and arriving at Lhasa via Kunming South, Guiyang North, Qijiang East and Guangyuan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 51 min.

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The distance between Dali and Lhasa is 1005 km. The road distance is 2288.8 km.

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The best way to get from Dali to Lhasa without a car is to bus which takes 30 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Dali to Lhasa, including transfers.

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Dali to Lhasa bus services, operated by Checi, arrive at Dali North Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Dali to Lhasa is to bus which takes 30 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 47 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Dali Airport to Lhasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Dali to Lhasa bus services, operated by Qichezhan, arrive at Lasa North Suburb Coach Station.

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Map of how to get from Dali to Lhasa.
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  • Distance: 627.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

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

You can take a bus from Dali to Lhasa via Lijiang Bus Station, Shangri-La Bus Station, and Shangri-La County in around 30 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dali to Lhasa via Kunming South, Guiyang North, Qijiang East, and Guangyuan in around 47 h 51 min.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Dali to Lhasa via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
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 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
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Lijiang to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Dali to Heqing
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$6 - $12
Hard Sleeper
$14 - $22
Soft Sleeper
$21 - $35
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
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$16 - $22
1st Class Seat
$21 - $30
Train from Qijiang East to Guangyuan
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$21 - $29
1st Class Seat
$29 - $45
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South to Guiyang North
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$30 - $40
1st Class Seat
$50 - $65
Business Class Seat
$100 - $130
Train from Guiyang North to Qijiang East
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $28
1st Class Seat
$39 - $44
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Guangyuan to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
33 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$30 - $45
Hard Sleeper
$70 - $90
Soft Sleeper
$100 - $140
Bus operators
Airports China
Bus from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa Civil Aviation Bureau
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airports-china.com
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Dali North Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
checi.cn
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
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
$80
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Tibet Transportation
Website
xizang.gov.cn
Bus from Shangri-La to Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn

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Lhasa is 2 h behind Dali. It is currently 10:33 AM in Dali and 8:33 AM in Lhasa.

Dali to Lhasa train services, operated by China Railways Z-Class, arrive at Lhasa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dali to Lhasa is 2289 km. It takes approximately 34 h 10 min to drive from Dali to Lhasa.

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Beijing Capital, China Eastern Airlines, Tibet Airlines Corporation and Air China offer flights from Dali Airport to Lhasa Airport.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Lhasa. Prices start at $28 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 .

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