There are 10 ways to get from Shanghai to Lijiang by plane, train, taxi, bus, subway 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.

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Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Lijiang (LJG) SHA - LJG

$184 - $554

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Train  •  45 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai South to Kunming K79 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kunming to Lijiang Kunming-Lijiang / ...

$55 - $66

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Lijiang (LJG) PVG - LJG

$232 - $612

Train to Hangzhou, fly to Lijiang  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou (HGH) to Lijiang (LJG) HGH - LJG

$136 - $780

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Ninglang Luguhu, taxi  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Ninglang Luguhu (NLH) SHA - NLH
  2. Take a taxi from Ninglang Luguhu to Lijiang

$261 - $1,161

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Dali (DLU) SHA - DLU
  2. Take the train from Dali to Lijiang

$276 - $436

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Deqen, bus  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Deqen (DIG) SHA - DIG
  2. Take the bus from Shangri-La Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station

$166 - $718

Train China Railways G-Class  •  17 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
  2. Take the train from Kunming South to Dali
  3. Take the train from Dali to Lijiang

$157 - $223

Shanghai Metro, train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the Shanghai Metro from Jiashan Road Station to Zuibachi Park 9
  2. Take the train from Songjiang to Jiaxing
  3. Take the train from Jiaxing to Kunming
  4. Take the train from Kunming to Lijiang

$64 - $81

Drive  •  28 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Lijiang 1782.6 miles

$250 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Lijiang is to train which costs ¥370 - ¥460 and takes 45 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Lijiang is to fly which costs ¥1200 - ¥3800 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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The distance between Shanghai and Lijiang is 2117 km. The road distance is 2852.2 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Lijiang without a car is to train which takes 17 h 47 min and costs ¥1000 - ¥1600.

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Shanghai to Lijiang, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Lijiang is to fly which takes 6 h 12 min and costs ¥1200 - ¥3800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥1000 - ¥1600 and takes 17 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Lijiang Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Lijiang is 2852 km. It takes approximately 28 h 43 min to drive from Shanghai to Lijiang.

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Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Lijiang Airport.

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There are 768+ hotels available in Lijiang. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Lijiang.
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  • Distance: 1323 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

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

China Eastern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and six other airlines fly from Shanghai to Lijiang hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shanghai to Lijiang via Shanghai Hongqiao, Kunming South, Dali, and Lijiang in around 17 h 47 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from Hangzhou to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ninglang Luguhu via Kunming
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ninglang Luguhu via Changsha, Kunming
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali via Changsha
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali via Xi An
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali via Tianjin
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Deqen via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Deqen via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Deqen via Wuhan, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Deqen via Chongqing, Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Hangzhou to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Deqen via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Hangzhou to Lijiang via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Flights from Hangzhou to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ninglang Luguhu via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ninglang Luguhu via Jinan, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ninglang Luguhu via Zhengzhou, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ninglang Luguhu via Guiyang, Chengdu
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou to Lijiang via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $450
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou to Lijiang via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Deqen via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Hangzhou to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Hangzhou to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou to Lijiang via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $18
1st Class Seat
$24 - $27
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$140 - $170
1st Class Seat
$230 - $270
Business Class Seat
$440 - $550
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
Train from Kunming South to Dali
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$20 - $29
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Dali to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $13
Hard Sleeper
$15 - $23
Soft Sleeper
$23 - $35
Train from Shanghai South to Kunming
Ave. Duration
35 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $44
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$40 - $43
Hard Sleeper
$73 - $78
Soft Sleeper
$115 - $125
Train from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$11 - $17
Hard Sleeper
$22 - $30
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $50
Train from Songjiang to Jiaxing
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$6 - $12
Hard Sleeper
$12 - $21
Soft Sleeper
$19 - $30
Train from Jiaxing to Kunming
Ave. Duration
37 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43 - $45
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$43 - $45
Hard Sleeper
$79 - $84
Soft Sleeper
$125 - $135
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai South to Kunming
Ave. Duration
39 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Jiaxing to Kunming
Ave. Duration
37 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Shanghai Metro
Website
shmetro.com
Subway from Jiashan Road Station to Zuibachi Park
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
service.shmetro.com
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shangri-La Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ninglang Luguhu to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 17 min and costs ¥3 - ¥5.

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