It is about 320 kilometers from Kunming to Dali. Flights, trains and long-distance buses are available.

By plane

There are flights available from Kunming Airport to Dali Airport. Book a Flight Ticket

Transportation of Kunming Changshui International Airport

1. Subway Line 6 between East Bus Station and Kunming Airport

2. Airport Bus Line 1, 2 and 3

3. The airport is about 30 kilometers away from the downtown. Taxi is available and it may cost about CNY 80.

Transportation of Dali Airport

Airport bus: Depart at 8:15 and 12:00 from the airport

Taxis are available from the airport. It cost about CNY50 from the airport to the downtown and CNY90 from the airport to Dali Old Town.

By train

There are 8 trains travelling from Kunming to Lijiang. It takes 5-8 hours to travel between Kunming Station to Dali Station. Book a Train Ticket
Daytime train
Departure time 8:45, 9:47
Arrival time 15:28, 15:46
Night train
Departure time 21:50, 23:00, 23:22, 23:39
Arrival time 4:37,6:10, 6:32, 7:25

Dali to Kunming
Daytime train
Departure time 9:12, 10:09, 10:31
Arrival time 15:37, 17:36, 16:12

Night train
Departure time 21:35, 22:25, 23:44
Arrival time 4:45, 5:00, 5:41

Ticket fare
Hard seat: CNY64
Hard Sleepr: CNY102.5
Soft Sleeper: CNY155.5

By bus

Depart from Kunming West Station
Departure time from 7:20 to 20:00
Departure time interval 5-25 min
Trip duration 5-6 hours
Ticket fare CNY111/121/138 according to different bus type.

The official booking website for long-distance buses from Kunming to other cities

Recommended local tours:

6-Day 5-Night Kunming, Dali and Lijiang Tour Package
8 Days Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la Essence Tour

Click here to view Yunnan local tours.

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