There are 4 ways to get from Lijiang to Dali by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Lijiang to Dali Lijiang-Xuanwei / ...

$11 - $18

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Bus  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Dali North Bus Station

$11 - $12

Taxi  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lijiang to Dali 117.6 miles

$55 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Lijiang to Dali 117.6 miles

$16 - $25

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The distance between Lijiang and Dali is 143 km. The road distance is 188.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lijiang to Dali without a car is to train which takes 2 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from Lijiang to Dali, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Lijiang to Dali is to train which takes 2 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 37 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lijiang to Dali is 188 km. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from Lijiang to Dali.

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  • Distance: 89.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

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

China Railways K-Class operates a train from Lijiang to Dali 3 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 8 min. Alternatively, Checi operates a bus from Lijiang to Dali every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $8 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Lijiang to Dali
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $13
Hard Sleeper
$15 - $23
Soft Sleeper
$23 - $35
Bus operators
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Dali North Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
checi.cn
Other operators
Taxi from Lijiang to Dali
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Estimated price
$55 - $65

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