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

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Line 3 subway, fly  •  3 h 43 min

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

$44 - $606

Cheapest option

Train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Kunming South to Dali Beihai
  2. Take the train from Dali to Lijiang Dali / ...

$27 - $42

3 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Kunming West to Lijiang KunmLijiang

$30 - $31

Taxi  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kunming to Lijiang 313.6 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Kunming to Lijiang 313.6 miles

$45 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Kunming to Lijiang is to bus which costs ¥210 - ¥215 and takes 9 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kunming to Lijiang is to line 3 subway and fly which costs ¥300 - ¥4300 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between Kunming and Lijiang is 322 km. The road distance is 501.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Lijiang without a car is to train which takes 7 h 42 min and costs ¥180 - ¥300.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Kunming to Lijiang, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Lijiang is to train which takes 7 h 42 min and costs ¥180 - ¥300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥210 - ¥215 and takes 9 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Kunming Airport to Lijiang Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kunming to Lijiang is 502 km. It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to drive from Kunming to Lijiang.

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Sichuan Airlines, Kunming Airlines, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Kunming Airport to Lijiang Airport.

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There are 666+ hotels available in Lijiang. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kunming to Lijiang.
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  • Distance: 201.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Kunming to Lijiang via Chunrongjie, Kunming South, Kunming South, Dali, and Lijiang in around 7 h 42 min. Alternatively, China Bus Guide operates a bus from Kunming to Lijiang 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $1,500
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Train operators
Kunming Rail Transit
Website
kmgdgs.com
Subway from Dongfeng Square to East Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kmgdgs.com
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming South to Dali
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$16 - $22
1st Class Seat
$21 - $30
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Dali to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $13
Hard Sleeper
$15 - $23
Soft Sleeper
$23 - $35
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming West to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Kunming Taxi
Phone
+86 871 331 2533

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