There are 7 ways to get from Hanoi to Lijiang by plane, taxi, bus, train, 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 to Lijiang  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Lijiang (LJG) HAN - LJG

$194 - $905

Cheapest option

Train  •  25 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Ha Noi to Sapa Lao Cai Ha Noi
  2. Take the train from Hekou North Station to Lijiang Hekou North

$23 - $43

5 alternative options

Fly to Ninglang Luguhu, taxi  •  17 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Ninglang Luguhu (NLH) HAN - NLH
  2. Take a taxi from Ninglang Luguhu to Lijiang

$221 - $762

Fly to Deqen, bus  •  12 h 26 min

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

$276 - $919

Bus, train, subway  •  23 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa Lao Cai
  2. Take the train from Hekou North Station to Mengzi
  3. Take the bus from Yunnan Mengzi to Kunming East
  4. Take the subway from East Bus Station to West Bus Station 3
  5. Take the bus from Kunming West to Lijiang

$67 - $75

Bus, train  •  24 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa
  2. Take the train from Hekou North Station to Lijiang Hekou North

$34 - $46

Drive  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Hanoi to Lijiang 752.7 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The distance between Hanoi and Lijiang is 865 km. The road distance is 1204.3 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to get from Hanoi to Lijiang, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Lijiang is to fly which takes 8 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 25 h 4 min.

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There is no direct flight from Hanoi Airport to Lijiang Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Lijiang is 1 h ahead of Hanoi. It is currently 2:56 PM in Hanoi and 3:56 PM in Lijiang.

Yes, the driving distance between Hanoi to Lijiang is 1204 km. It takes approximately 12 h 14 min to drive from Hanoi to Lijiang.

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Vietnam Airlines, Lucky Air Co. Ltd., China Southern Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Hanoi Airport to Lijiang Airport.

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There are 735+ hotels available in Lijiang. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Hanoi Airport is to bus which takes 47 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Hanoi to Lijiang.
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  • Distance: 540.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 27 min

What companies run services between Hanoi, Vietnam and Lijiang, China?

China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and four other airlines fly from Hanoi to Lijiang 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hanoi to Lijiang via Sapa Lao Cai, Hekou North Station, and Lijiang in around 25 h 4 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Hanoi to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Hanoi to Lijiang via Nanning, Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Hanoi to Ninglang Luguhu via Kunming
Ave. Duration
19 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Hanoi to Ninglang Luguhu via Guangzhou Baiyun, Kunming
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Hanoi to Ninglang Luguhu via Nanning, Kunming
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Hanoi to Ninglang Luguhu via Cam Ranh, Kunming
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Hanoi to Ninglang Luguhu via Vientiane, Kunming
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Hanoi to Ninglang Luguhu via Ho Chi Minh City, Kunming
Ave. Duration
19 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Hanoi to Ninglang Luguhu via Suvarnabhumi, Kunming
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Hanoi to Deqen via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Hanoi to Deqen via Nanning, Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Hanoi to Deqen via Danang, Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Hanoi to Deqen via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Hanoi to Lijiang via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Hanoi to Lijiang via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Hanoi to Deqen via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Hekou North Station to Mengzi
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$6 - $12
Hard Sleeper
$14 - $22
Soft Sleeper
$21 - $35
Train from Hekou North Station to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
15 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$17 - $22
Hard Sleeper
$30 - $40
Soft Sleeper
$50 - $65
Kunming Rail Transit
Website
kmgdgs.com
Subway from East Bus Station to West Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kmgdgs.com
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ha Noi to Sapa Lao Cai
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$6 - $8
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$9 - $12
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$10 - $15
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 Yunnan Mengzi to Kunming East
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
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
Inter Bus Lines
Website
interbuslinesapa.com
Bus from Ha Noi to SaPa Lao Cai
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
interbuslinesapa.com
Sapa Express
Website
sapaexpress.com
Bus from Ha Noi to SaPa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
sapaexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Ninglang Luguhu to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60

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