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There are 6 ways to get from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali by plane, train, bus, taxi 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 Dali  •  1h 24m

  1. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Dali (DLU) KMG - DLU

$55 - $223

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Kunming Changshui Airport to Kunming Wujiaba Airport Airport Express 2
  2. Take the train from Kunming to Dali Beihai / ...

$14 - $26

4 alternative options

Fly to Lijiang, train  •  3h 58m

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

$53 - $580

Bus  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Kunming West to Dali KunmDali1

$20

Taxi  •  3h 32m

  1. Take a taxi from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali 216 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  3h 32m

  1. Drive from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali 216 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali is to bus which costs ¥138 and takes 6h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali is to fly which costs ¥380 - ¥1600 and takes 1h 24m.

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The distance between Kunming Airport (KMG) and Dali is 278 km. The road distance is 345.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 48m and costs ¥90 - ¥180.

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It takes approximately 1h 24m to get from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali is to fly which takes 1h 24m and costs ¥380 - ¥1600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥138 and takes 6h 58m.

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The quickest flight from Kunming Airport to Dali Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali is 346 km. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali.

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China Eastern Airlines offers flights from Kunming Airport to Dali Airport.

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There are 438+ hotels available in Dali. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali.
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  • Distance: 174 miles
  • Duration: 1h 24m

What companies run services between Kunming Airport (KMG), China and Dali, China?

China Eastern Airlines flies from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali twice daily. Alternatively, China Bus Guide operates a bus from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $950
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,500
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Ruili Airlines
Website
rlair.net
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang via Luxi
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang via Luxi
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Heqing to Dali
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice 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 Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$9 - $15
Hard Sleeper
$19 - $27
Soft Sleeper
$29 - $40
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming Changshui Airport to Kunming Wujiaba Airport
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming West to Dali
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Kunming Taxi
Phone
+86 871 331 2533

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