There are 5 ways to get from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali by plane, bus, train, taxi or car

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Fly  •  1 h 4 min

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

$55 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3 h 51 min

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

$18 - $24

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Kunming West to Dali KunmDali1

$21

Taxi  •  3 h 32 min

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

$100 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

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

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali is to bus and train which costs ¥120 - ¥170 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali is to fly which costs ¥370 - ¥1600 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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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 3 h 51 min and costs ¥120 - ¥170.

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It takes approximately 1 h 4 min 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 1 h 4 min and costs ¥370 - ¥1600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥143 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Kunming Airport to Dali Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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China Southern Airlines, Lucky Air Co. Ltd. and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Kunming Airport to Dali Airport.

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There are 567+ hotels available in Dali. Prices start at $24 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: 1 h 4 min

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

China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Lucky Air Co. Ltd. fly from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali every 4 hours. Alternatively, China Bus Guide operates a bus from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $17 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$14 - $20
1st Class Seat
$18 - $26
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming Changshui Airport to Kunming Wujiaba Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
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
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kunming Airport (KMG) to Dali
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Kunming Taxi
Phone
+86 871 331 2533

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