There are 9 ways to get from Lijiang to Ya'an by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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

Train, bus  •  22h 56m

  1. Take the train from Lijiang to Dali
  2. Take the train from Dali to Kunming Station
  3. Take the bus from Kunming North to Chengdu
  4. Take the train from Chengdu West to Ya'an

¥508 - ¥654

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Chongqing West Station  •  30h 43m

  1. Take the train from Lijiang to Xuanwei
  2. Take the train from Xuanwei to Chongqing West Station
  3. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Chengdu East
  4. Take the train from Chengdu East Station to Leshan
  5. Take the bus from Leshan Central Bus Station to Ya'an Bus Station

¥425 - ¥730

7 alternative options

Bus  •  30h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Lijiang to Kunming Station
  2. Take the bus from Kunming North to Luzhou
  3. Take the bus from Luzhou Bus Terminal to Leshan Central Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Leshan Central Bus Station to Ya'an Bus Station

¥551 - ¥561

Drive  •  9h 25m

  1. Drive from Lijiang to Ya'an 795.5 km

¥500 - ¥750

Fly Lijiang to Chengdu, train  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Lijiang (LJG) to Chengdu (CTU) LJG - CTU
  2. Take the train from Chengdu West to Ya'an

¥657 - ¥3848

Taxi to Ninglang Luguhu, fly to Chengdu, train  •  7h 25m

  1. Take a taxi from Lijiang to Ninglang Luguhu
  2. Fly from Ninglang Luguhu (NLH) to Chengdu (CTU) NLH - CTU
  3. Take the train from Chengdu West to Ya'an

¥897 - ¥2524

Train to Dali, fly to Chengdu, train  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Lijiang to Dali
  2. Fly from Dali (DLU) to Chengdu (CTU) DLU - CTU
  3. Take the train from Chengdu West to Ya'an

¥1667 - ¥3976

Bus to Deqen, fly to Chengdu, train  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Shangri-La Bus Station
  2. Fly from Deqen (DIG) to Chengdu (CTU) DIG - CTU
  3. Take the train from Chengdu West to Ya'an

¥595 - ¥2650

Fly Lijiang to Mianyang, train  •  8h 6m

  1. Fly from Lijiang (LJG) to Mianyang (MIG) LJG - MIG
  2. Take the train from Mianyang to Chengdu East Station
  3. Take the train from Chengdu West to Ya'an

¥580 - ¥1823

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lijiang to Ya'an is to bus which costs ¥550 - ¥570 and takes 30h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Lijiang to Ya'an is to fly and train which costs ¥650 - ¥3900 and takes 6h 4m.

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The distance between Lijiang and Ya'an is 441 km. The road distance is 795.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lijiang to Ya'an without a car is to train and bus which takes 22h 56m and costs ¥500 - ¥700.

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It takes approximately 22h 56m to get from Lijiang to Ya'an, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Lijiang Airport to Chengdu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lijiang to Ya'an is 796 km. It takes approximately 9h 25m to drive from Lijiang to Ya'an.

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Tibet Airlines Corporation, Air China and Sichuan Airlines offer flights from Lijiang Airport to Chengdu Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Ya'an. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

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The best way to get from Lijiang to Lijiang Airport is to bus which takes 50 min and costs ¥20.

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Map of how to get from Lijiang to Ya'an.
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  • Distance: 440.9 km
  • Duration: 22h 56m

What companies run services between Lijiang, China and Ya'an, China?

You can take a bus from Lijiang to Ya'an via Kunming Station, Kunming Station, South Ring Road, North station, Kunming North, Luzhou, Luzhou Bus Terminal, and Leshan Central Bus Station in around 30h 55m.

Airlines
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Lijiang to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥240 - ¥1700
Flights from Dali to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥280 - ¥2000
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Lijiang to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥4400
Flights from Dali to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥18000
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Lijiang to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥4100
Flights from Lijiang to Mianyang
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥500 - ¥2500
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Ninglang Luguhu to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥390 - ¥1900
Flights from Lijiang to Mianyang
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥480 - ¥2200
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Dali to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1600 - ¥3800
Flights from Deqen to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥400 - ¥2700
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Dali to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥6500 - ¥16000
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Lijiang to Mianyang
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥420 - ¥1600
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Lijiang to Dali
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥28 - ¥85
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
¥28 - ¥40
Hard sleeper
¥70 - ¥85
Soft sleeper
¥110 - ¥130
Train from Lijiang to Xuanwei
Ave. Duration
12h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥75 - ¥190
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
¥75 - ¥110
Hard sleeper
¥160 - ¥190
Soft sleeper
¥250 - ¥300
Train from Xuanwei to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥80 - ¥200
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
¥80 - ¥110
Hard sleeper
¥170 - ¥200
Soft sleeper
¥260 - ¥310
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Dali to Kunming Station
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥100 - ¥140
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥100 - ¥140
1st Class Seat
¥130 - ¥190
Train from Chongqing West Station to Chengdu East
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥100 - ¥140
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥100 - ¥140
1st Class Seat
¥130 - ¥190
Train from Mianyang to Chengdu East Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥70
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥50 - ¥70
1st Class Seat
¥45 - ¥70
China Railways C-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Chengdu West to Ya'an
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥60 - ¥90
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Chengdu East Station to Leshan
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥60 - ¥85
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
China Railways G-Class
Train from Chongqing West Station to Chengdu East
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥130 - ¥170
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥130 - ¥170
1st Class Seat
¥220 - ¥270
Business Class Seat
¥470 - ¥600
Train from Mianyang train station to Chengdu East
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥85
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥65 - ¥85
1st Class Seat
¥100 - ¥130
Business Class Seat
¥250 - ¥310
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming North to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥253
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Lijiang to Kunming Station
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥230
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming North to Luzhou
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥180
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Shangri-La Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥58
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Leshan Central Bus Station to Ya'an Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥54
Schedules at
checi.cn
Bus from Luzhou Bus Terminal to Leshan Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥83
Schedules at
checi.cn
Other operators
Taxi from Lijiang to Ninglang Luguhu
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Estimated price
¥420 - ¥500
Lijiang Taxi
Phone
+86 887 8223 198

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