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

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Train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Kunming to Dali Beihai

$14 - $20

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Bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Kunming West to Dali KunmDali1

$17 - $18

Taxi  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kunming to Dali 198.4 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Kunming to Dali 198.4 miles

$28 - $45

Line 3 subway, fly  •  2 h 43 min

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

$52 - $232

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The cheapest way to get from Kunming to Dali is to train which costs ¥100 - ¥140 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kunming to Dali is to train which costs ¥100 - ¥140 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kunming and arriving at Dali. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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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 2 h 2 min and costs ¥100 - ¥140.

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The train from Kunming to Dali takes 2 h 2 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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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 2 h 2 min and costs ¥100 - ¥140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥115 - ¥125 and takes 5 h 53 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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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: 2 h 2 min

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 $14 - $20 and the journey takes 2 h 2 min. Alternatively, China Bus Guide operates a bus from Kunming 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
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2nd Class Seat
$14 - $20
1st Class Seat
$18 - $26
Kunming Rail Transit
Website
kmgdgs.com
Subway from Dongfeng Square to East Bus Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
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
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
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 3 h 13 min to drive from Kunming 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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