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

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Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang  •  6h 39m

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

$183 - $554

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Train China Railways T-Class  •  2 days 2h

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

$44 - $102

8 alternative options

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang  •  7h 4m

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

$231 - $612

Train to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, fly to Lijiang  •  7h 23m

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

$136 - $775

Train to Nanjing, fly to Lijiang  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Nanjing South
  2. Fly from Nanjing (NKG) to Lijiang (LJG) NKG - LJG

$139 - $344

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali, train  •  9h 25m

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

$275 - $436

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Deqen, bus  •  11h 54m

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

$164 - $718

Train China Railways G-Class  •  19h 5m

  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

$147 - $211

Train via Xuanwei  •  46h 17m

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

$55 - $69

Drive  •  28h 43m

  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 ¥380 - ¥480 and takes 46h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Lijiang is to fly which costs ¥1200 - ¥3900 and takes 6h 39m.

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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 19h 5m and costs ¥1000 - ¥1500.

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It takes approximately 6h 39m 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 6h 39m and costs ¥1200 - ¥3900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥1000 - ¥1500 and takes 19h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Lijiang Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 10m.

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

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Juneyao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Lijiang Airport.

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There are 509+ hotels available in Lijiang. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Lijiang.
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  • Distance: 1323 miles
  • Duration: 6h 39m

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

China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and two other airlines fly from Shanghai to Lijiang hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shanghai to Lijiang via Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai Hongqiao, Kunming South, Dali, and Lijiang in around 19h 5m.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Lijiang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $900
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $850
Flights from Nanjing to Lijiang via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Nanjing to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali via Changsha
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali via Xi An
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali via Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Deqen via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Deqen via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang via Xi An
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Nanjing to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Nanjing to Lijiang via Shijiazhuang Zhengding
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Nanjing to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Nanjing to Lijiang via Nanchang
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Deqen via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang via Zhaotong
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang via Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Nanjing to Lijiang via Mianyang
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Dali via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Flights from Nanjing to Lijiang via Nanchang
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang via Ganzhou
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Nanjing to Lijiang via Luzhou
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Lijiang via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Hongtu Airlines
Website
redair.cn
Flights from Nanjing to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Chengdu
Website
chengduair.cc
Flights from Nanjing to Lijiang via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
China West Air
Website
westair.cn
Flights from Nanjing to Lijiang via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $310
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Deqen via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Chongqing Airlines
Website
chongqingairlines.cn
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Deqen via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $18
1st Class Seat
$24 - $27
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
Train from Shanghai to Nanjing South
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $29
1st Class Seat
$39 - $45
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
10h 39m
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
$430 - $550
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
Train from Shanghai Station to Nanjing South
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $27
Train from Kunming South to Dali
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
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
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Dali to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Xuanwei
Ave. Duration
32h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$36 - $39
Hard Sleeper
$67 - $72
Soft Sleeper
$105 - $115
Train from Xuanwei to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
12h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$15 - $20
Hard Sleeper
$28 - $35
Soft Sleeper
$40 - $55
Train from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$11 - $17
Hard Sleeper
$22 - $30
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $50
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai South to Kunming
Ave. Duration
39h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
$30 - $50
Hard Sleeper
$65 - $80
Soft Sleeper
$95 - $130
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shangri-La Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 18m and costs ¥3 - ¥4.

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