There are 6 ways to get from Kunming to Lijiang by plane, taxi, bus, train 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 Lijiang  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Lijiang (LJG) KMG - LJG

$44 - $605

Cheapest option

Train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Kunming to Lijiang K9682 / ...

$16 - $32

4 alternative options

Fly to Ninglang Luguhu, taxi  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Ninglang Luguhu (NLH) KMG - NLH
  2. Take a taxi from Ninglang Luguhu to Lijiang

$90 - $306

Fly to Deqen, taxi  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Deqen (DIG) KMG - DIG
  2. Take a taxi from Deqen to Lijiang

$125 - $621

Bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Kunming West to Lijiang

$32 - $33

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Kunming to Lijiang 313.6 miles

$45 - $65

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

Ruili Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines and six other airlines fly from Kunming to Lijiang hourly. Alternatively, China Bus Guide operates a bus from Kunming to Lijiang hourly. Tickets cost $32 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $850
Flights from Kunming to Ninglang Luguhu
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Kunming to Deqen
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Kunming to Ninglang Luguhu
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Kunming to Deqen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Kunming to Deqen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,500
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Ruili Airlines
Website
rlair.net
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Kunming to Deqen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$12 - $18
Hard Sleeper
$24 - $35
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $50
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming West to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ninglang Luguhu to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Estimated price
$55 - $65

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kunming to Lijiang?

The distance between Kunming and Lijiang is 322 km. The road distance is 502 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kunming to Lijiang?

The cheapest way to get from Kunming to Lijiang is to train which costs ¥95 - ¥210 and takes 7 h 7 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kunming to Lijiang?

The quickest way to get from Kunming to Lijiang is to fly which takes 3 h 14 min and costs ¥280 - ¥3900.

How long does it take to get from Kunming to Lijiang?

It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Kunming to Lijiang, including transfers.