There are 6 ways to get from Xi'an to Lijiang by plane, taxi, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Lijiang  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Xi An (XIY) to Lijiang (LJG) XIY - LJG

$237 - $557

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  43 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Xi'an to Kunming Xi'an-Kunming
  2. Take the bus from Kunming West to Lijiang

$65 - $68

4 alternative options

Fly to Deqen, taxi  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Xi An (XIY) to Deqen (DIG) XIY - DIG
  2. Take a taxi from Deqen to Lijiang

$294 - $619

Train  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Xi'an North to Chongqing West Station
  2. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Kunming South
  3. Take the train from Kunming to Lijiang

$139 - $168

Bus, train  •  28 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanxi Xian to Yunnan Dali
  2. Take the train from Dali to Lijiang Kunming-Lijiang / ...

$104 - $112

Drive  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Xi'an to Lijiang 1034.1 miles

$140 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Xi'an to Lijiang is to train and bus which costs ¥440 - ¥470 and takes 43 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Xi'an to Lijiang is to fly which costs ¥1600 - ¥3800 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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The distance between Xi'an and Lijiang is 1170 km. The road distance is 1654.6 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Xi'an to Lijiang, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Xi'an, China and Lijiang, China?

Lucky Air Co. Ltd., Beijing Capital and four other airlines fly from Xi'an to Lijiang every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Xi'an to Lijiang via Bei Kezhan, Xi'an North, Chongqing West Station, Kunming South, South Bus Station, Kunming Station, Kunming, and Lijiang in around 22 h 50 min.

Airlines
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Xi An to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Xi An to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from Xi An to Deqen via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $550
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Xi An to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Xi An to Lijiang via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Xi An to Lijiang via Yibin
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $550
Flights from Xi An to Deqen
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Xi An to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Tianjin Airlines
Website
tianjin-air.com
Flights from Xi An to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Xi'an North to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$65 - $75
1st Class Seat
$100 - $130
Business Class Seat
$200 - $240
Train from Chongqing West Station to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$60 - $70
1st Class Seat
$100 - $120
Business Class Seat
$180 - $220
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
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
$23 - $30
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $50
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 Xi'an to Kunming
Ave. Duration
36 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$31 - $35
Hard Sleeper
$55 - $65
Soft Sleeper
$90 - $105
Bus operators
Changtu
Website
changtu.com
Bus from Shanxi Xian to Yunnan Dali
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
changtu.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming West to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Deqen to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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