There are 5 ways to get from Kunming 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  •  2 h 13 min

  1. KMG - DLU

$52 - $230

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. K9682 / ...

$10 - $26

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. KunmDali1

$18 - $19

Taxi  •  3 h 13 min

  1. 198.4 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. 198.4 miles

$28 - $45

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

China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Lucky Air Co. Ltd. fly from Kunming to Dali every 4 hours. Alternatively, China Railways K-Class operates a train from Kunming to Dali every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 41 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
51 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 K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$10 - $16
Hard Sleeper
$20 - $28
Soft Sleeper
$30 - $45
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming West to Dali
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kunming and Dali is 259 km. The road distance is 317 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kunming to Dali is to bus which costs ¥115 - ¥125 and takes 5 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Kunming to Dali is to fly which takes 2 h 13 min and costs ¥330 - ¥1500.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kunming and arriving at Dali. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 41 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from Kunming to Dali, including transfers.