There are 8 ways to get from Luang Prabang to Dali by plane, train, car, taxi or bus

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 Luang Prabang to Lijiang, train  •  7 h 9 min

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

$151 - $411

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  26 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Kunming South
  2. Take the train from Kunming to Dali K9682 / ...

$61 - $77

6 alternative options

Fly Luang Prabang to Dali  •  7 h 15 min

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

$144 - $317

Drive to Jinghong, fly to Dali  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Luang Prabang to Jinghong
  2. Fly from Jinghong (JHG) to Dali (DLU) JHG - DLU

$116 - $393

Fly Luang Prabang to Baoshan, taxi  •  7 h 5 min

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

$217 - $683

Fly Luang Prabang to Kunming, train  •  7 h 41 min

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

$127 - $524

Bus  •  26 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Kunming South
  2. Take the bus from Kunming West to Dali KunmDali1

$71 - $73

Drive  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Luang Prabang to Dali 794 miles

$110 - $170

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

Lao Airlines, China Eastern 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 South, South Bus Station, South Ring Road, Donfeng Square, Dongfeng Square, West Bus Station, and Kunming West in around 26 h 55 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Luang Prabang to Dali via Vientiane, Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
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 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 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Luang Prabang to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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 - $550
Flights from Luang Prabang to Dali via Don Muang, Kunming
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Flights from Jinghong to Dali
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Chengdu
Website
chengduair.cc
Flights from Luang Prabang to Lijiang via Jinghong
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Heqing to Dali
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $14
Hard Sleeper
$15 - $24
Soft Sleeper
$24 - $40
Train from Kunming to Dali
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Seat
$10 - $16
Hard Sleeper
$20 - $29
Soft Sleeper
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Luang Prabang bus station
Website
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
Bus from Luang Prabang to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming West to Dali
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Baoshan to Dali
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Luang Prabang to Dali?

The distance between Luang Prabang and Dali is 664 km. The road distance is 1270 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Luang Prabang to Dali?

The cheapest way to get from Luang Prabang to Dali is to bus which costs $70 - $73 and takes 26 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Luang Prabang to Dali?

The quickest way to get from Luang Prabang to Dali is to fly and taxi which takes 7 h 5 min and costs $210 - $700.

How long does it take to get from Luang Prabang to Dali?

It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Luang Prabang to Dali, including transfers.