There are 7 ways to get from Luang Prabang to Dali by plane, train, taxi, bus 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, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Lijiang (LJG) LPQ - LJG
  2. Take the train from Heqing to Dali

$200 - $778

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  28 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  2. Take the train from Kunming to Dali Beihai / ...

$86 - $98

5 alternative options

Fly to Dali  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Dali (DLU) LPQ - DLU

$143 - $316

Fly to Baoshan, taxi  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Baoshan (BSD) LPQ - BSD
  2. Take a taxi from Baoshan to Dali

$207 - $673

Fly to Kunming, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Kunming (KMG) LPQ - KMG
  2. Take the train from Kunming South to Dali

$139 - $526

Bus  •  31 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  2. Take the bus from Kunming West to Dali KunmDali1

$95

Drive  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Luang Prabang to Dali 794 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The distance between Luang Prabang and Dali is 664 km. The road distance is 1270.4 km.

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The best way to get from Luang Prabang to Dali without a car is to bus and train which takes 28 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Luang Prabang to Dali, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Luang Prabang to Dali is to fly which takes 7 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 53 min.

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There is no direct flight from Luang Prabang Airport to Lijiang Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Dali is 1 h ahead of Luang Prabang. It is currently 7:25 AM in Luang Prabang and 8:25 AM in Dali.

Yes, the driving distance between Luang Prabang to Dali is 1270 km. It takes approximately 15 h 10 min to drive from Luang Prabang to Dali.

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China Eastern Airlines offers flights from Luang Prabang Airport to Lijiang Airport.

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There are 553+ hotels available in Dali. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Luang Prabang to Luang Prabang Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Luang Prabang to Dali.
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  • Distance: 414.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 39 min

What companies run services between Luang Prabang, Laos and Dali, China?

Lao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Luang Prabang to Dali 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luang Prabang to Dali via Kunming Yunnan, South Bus Station, South Ring Road, Donfeng Square, Dongfeng Square, West Bus Station, and Kunming West in around 31 h 53 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Luang Prabang to Dali via Jinghong, Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Luang Prabang to Dali via Vientiane, Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Luang Prabang to Dali via Suvarnabhumi, Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Luang Prabang to Baoshan via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Luang Prabang to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Luang Prabang to Dali via Suvarnabhumi, Kunming
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Luang Prabang to Dali via Don Muang, Kunming
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Heqing to Dali
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $12
Hard Sleeper
$14 - $22
Soft Sleeper
$22 - $35
Train from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$9 - $15
Hard Sleeper
$19 - $27
Soft Sleeper
$29 - $40
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
Train from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
12go.asia
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming West to Dali
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Baoshan to Dali
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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