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There are 5 ways to get from Kunming to Dali by train, bus, taxi, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the train from Kunming to Dali Beihai / ...

$9 - $21

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Bus  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Kunming West to Dali KunmDali1

$16 - $17

Taxi  •  3h 13m

  1. Take a taxi from Kunming to Dali 198.4 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Kunming to Dali 198.4 miles

$28 - $45

Line 3 subway, fly  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the line 3 subway from Dongfeng Square to East Bus Station
  2. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Dali (DLU) KMG - DLU

$52 - $231

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The cheapest way to get from Kunming to Dali is to train which costs ¥65 - ¥150 and takes 2h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Kunming to Dali is to train which costs ¥65 - ¥150 and takes 2h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kunming and arriving at Dali. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 2m.

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The distance between Kunming and Dali is 259 km. The road distance is 317.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Dali without a car is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs ¥65 - ¥150.

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The train from Kunming to Dali takes 2h 2m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Kunming to Dali train services, operated by China Railways D-Class, depart from Kunming station.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Dali is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs ¥65 - ¥150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥110 - ¥120 and takes 6h 13m.

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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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Kunming to Dali train services, operated by China Railways D-Class, arrive at Dali station.

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Map of how to get from Kunming to Dali.
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  • Distance: 161.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 2m

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

China Railways D-Class operates a train from Kunming to Dali twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 2h 2m. China Railways K-Class also services this route once daily. Alternatively, China Bus Guide operates a bus from Kunming 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
Train operators
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
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2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $28
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
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Hard Seat
$9 - $15
Hard Sleeper
$19 - $27
Soft Sleeper
$29 - $40
Kunming Rail Transit
Website
kmgdgs.com
Subway from Dongfeng Square to East Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kmgdgs.com
Bus operators
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 to Dali
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Kunming Taxi
Phone
+86 871 331 2533

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Yes, the driving distance between Kunming to Dali is 317 km. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Kunming 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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