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

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Bus, train  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Mandalay to Myawaddy
  2. Take the bus from Maesod to Chiang Mai
  3. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  4. Take the bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan
  5. Take the train from Kunming to Lijiang

¥1044 - ¥1388

3 alternative options

Drive  •  13h 33m

  1. Drive from Mandalay to Lijiang 1073.3 km

¥650 - ¥1000

Fly to Lijiang  •  8h 48m

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Lijiang (LJG) MDL - LJG

¥1343 - ¥3384

Fly to Ninglang Luguhu, taxi  •  16h 48m

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Ninglang Luguhu (NLH) MDL - NLH
  2. Take a taxi from Ninglang Luguhu to Lijiang

¥1633 - ¥3664

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The cheapest way to get from Mandalay to Lijiang is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 13h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Mandalay to Lijiang is to fly which costs $180 - $480 and takes 8h 48m.

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The distance between Mandalay and Lijiang is 687 km. The road distance is 1073.3 km.

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It takes approximately 3 days 2h to get from Mandalay to Lijiang, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Mandalay Airport to Lijiang Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 20m and has one stopover.

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Lijiang is 1h 30m ahead of Mandalay. It is currently 5:57 PM in Mandalay and 7:27 PM in Lijiang.

Yes, the driving distance between Mandalay to Lijiang is 1073 km. It takes approximately 13h 33m to drive from Mandalay to Lijiang.

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China Eastern Airlines and Sichuan Airlines offer flights from Mandalay Airport to Lijiang Airport.

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There are 300+ hotels available in Lijiang. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

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  • Distance: 686.6 km
  • Duration: 3 days 2h

What companies run services between Mandalay, Myanmar and Lijiang, China?

China Eastern Airlines and Sichuan Airlines fly from Mandalay to Lijiang every 4 hours.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥4200
Flights from Mandalay to Ninglang Luguhu via Kunming
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥4000
Flights from Mandalay to Ninglang Luguhu via Chongqing, Kunming
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥5500
Flights from Mandalay to Ninglang Luguhu via Quanzhou, Kunming
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
¥2700 - ¥5500
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Mandalay to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥5500
Flights from Mandalay to Lijiang via Chongqing, Kunming
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥5500
Chongqing Airlines
Website
chongqingairlines.cn
Flights from Mandalay to Ninglang Luguhu via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥5000
Flights from Mandalay to Ninglang Luguhu via Kunming, Chongqing
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥3300
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥140 - ¥200
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥140 - ¥200
1st Class Seat
¥190 - ¥280
Bus operators
Mandalar Min Express
Phone
09-5020181
Email
mandalarminn.express@gmail.com
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Mandalay to Myawaddy
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥150 - ¥200
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
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12go.asia
Economy
¥157
VIP
¥199
Shwe Mandalar Express
Greenbus Thailand
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
¥95 - ¥260
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Naluang
Phone
856071212979
Website
naluangstation.com
Bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥547
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Ninglang Luguhu to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Estimated price
¥410 - ¥500

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The best way to get from Mandalay to Mandalay Airport is to taxi which takes 28 min and costs $30 - $40.

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