There are 9 ways to get from Guangzhou to Lijiang by subway, plane, train, bus 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.

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Line 6 subway to Guangzhou, fly to Lijiang  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
  2. Fly from Guangzhou (CAN) to Lijiang (LJG) CAN - LJG

$99 - $458

Cheapest option

Train  •  38 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou to Kunming K1206 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kunming to Lijiang Kunming-Lijiang / ...

$42 - $56

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Line 2 subway, train to Shenzhen, fly to Lijiang  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
  2. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North Station
  3. Fly from Shenzhen (SZX) to Lijiang (LJG) SZX - LJG

$139 - $536

Fly Guangzhou to Deqen, bus  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Guangzhou (CAN) to Deqen (DIG) CAN - DIG
  2. Take the bus from Shangri-La Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station

$206 - $772

Line 2 subway, train to Zhuhai, fly to Lijiang  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
  2. Take the train from Nantou to Zhuhai
  3. Fly from Zhuhai (ZUH) to Lijiang (LJG) ZUH - LJG

$225 - $874

Train China Railways G-Class  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Kunming South
  2. Take the train from Kunming South to Dali
  3. Take the train from Dali to Lijiang

$95 - $141

Bus  •  28 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou Provincial to Yunnan Kunming
  2. Take the bus from Kunming West to Lijiang KunmLijiang

$96 - $98

Bus Checi  •  31 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou Municipal to Yunnan Kunming
  2. Take the bus from Kunming West to Lijiang KunmLijiang

$94

Drive  •  18 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Guangzhou to Lijiang 1175.9 miles

$160 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Guangzhou to Lijiang is to train which costs ¥290 - ¥390 and takes 38 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Guangzhou to Lijiang is to line 6 subway and fly which costs ¥650 - ¥3200 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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The distance between Guangzhou and Lijiang is 1377 km. The road distance is 1881.4 km.

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The best way to get from Guangzhou to Lijiang without a car is to train which takes 14 h 41 min and costs ¥650 - ¥1000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Guangzhou to Lijiang, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Guangzhou to Lijiang is to train which takes 14 h 41 min and costs ¥650 - ¥1000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥650 - ¥670 and takes 28 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Guangzhou Airport to Lijiang Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Guangzhou to Lijiang is 1881 km. It takes approximately 18 h 55 min to drive from Guangzhou to Lijiang.

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Juneyao Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Air China and three other airlines offer flights from Guangzhou Airport to Lijiang Airport.

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There are 768+ hotels available in Lijiang. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Guangzhou to Lijiang.
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  • Distance: 860.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

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

You can take a train from Guangzhou to Lijiang via Guangzhou South, Kunming South, Dali, and Lijiang in around 14 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Guangzhou to Lijiang via Yunnan Kunming and Kunming West in around 28 h 9 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Shenzhen to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Guangzhou to Deqen via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Guangzhou to Deqen via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Guangzhou to Lijiang via Nanning
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Shenzhen to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Shenzhen to Lijiang via Nanning
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Shenzhen to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Guangzhou to Deqen
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Guangzhou to Deqen via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Zhuhai to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Zhuhai to Lijiang via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Shenzhen to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Guangzhou to Deqen
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Zhuhai to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Zhuhai to Lijiang via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,200
Flights from Guangzhou to Lijiang via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Shenzhen to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Shenzhen to Lijiang via Beihai
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Guangzhou to Deqen via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Guangzhou to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Guangzhou to Lijiang via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $900
Flights from Shenzhen to Lijiang via Beihai
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Lijiang via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Shenzhen to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Zhuhai to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Tianjin Airlines
Website
tianjin-air.com
Flights from Zhuhai to Lijiang via Xi An
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,500
Train operators
Guang Zhou Metro
Website
gzmtr.com
Subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
gzmtr.com
Subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
gzmtr.com
China Railways G-Class
Train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$12 - $14
1st Class Seat
$18 - $21
Business Class Seat
$35 - $45
Train from Guangzhou South to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $100
1st Class Seat
$140 - $160
Business Class Seat
$260 - $310
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Nantou to Zhuhai
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$6 - $8
1st Class Seat
$5 - $7
Train from Kunming South to Dali
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$20 - $29
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Dali to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $13
Hard Sleeper
$15 - $23
Soft Sleeper
$23 - $35
Train from Guangzhou to Kunming
Ave. Duration
26 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $32
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$28 - $31
Hard Sleeper
$50 - $60
Soft Sleeper
$80 - $90
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
$22 - $30
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $50
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shangri-La Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou Provincial to Yunnan Kunming
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming West to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Guangzhou Municipal to Yunnan Kunming
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
checi.cn

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