There are 5 ways to get from Xi'an to Lijiang by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Lijiang  •  4 h 43 min

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

$237 - $557

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Train  •  46 h 33 min

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

$45 - $59

3 alternative options

Fly to Deqen, bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Xi An (XIY) to Deqen (DIG) XIY - DIG
  2. Take the bus from Shangri-La Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station

$259 - $571

Bus  •  28 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanxi Xian to Yunnan Dali
  2. Take the bus from Dali Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station

$105 - $107

Drive  •  18 h

  1. Drive from Xi'an to Lijiang 1041.3 miles

$150 - $220

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The distance between Xi'an and Lijiang is 1176 km. The road distance is 1666.1 km.

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The best way to get from Xi'an to Lijiang without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 54 min and costs .

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

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The best way to get from Xi'an to Lijiang is to fly which takes 4 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 28 h 54 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 46 h 33 min.

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The quickest flight from Xi An Airport to Lijiang Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Xi'an to Lijiang is 1666 km. It takes approximately 18 h to drive from Xi'an to Lijiang.

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Beijing Capital, Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines offer flights from Xi An Airport to Lijiang Airport.

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There are 735+ hotels available in Lijiang. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Xi'an to Xi An Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Xi'an to Lijiang.
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  • Distance: 734.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

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

Beijing Capital, Sichuan Airlines and two other airlines fly from Xi'an to Lijiang 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Xi'an to Lijiang via Yunnan Dali, Dali Bus Station, and Lijiang Bus Station in around 28 h 54 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Xi An to Lijiang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 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
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Xi An to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Xi'an to Kunming
Ave. Duration
36 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31 - $34
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$31 - $34
Hard Sleeper
$55 - $65
Soft Sleeper
$90 - $100
Train from Kunming to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$11 - $17
Hard Sleeper
$23 - $30
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $50
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
Changtu
Website
changtu.com
Bus from Shanxi Xian to Yunnan Dali
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$92
Schedules at
changtu.com
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Dali Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
checi.cn

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