Lijiang is located to the northwest of Kunming. It is about 500km away from Kunming. Planes, trains and buses are all available between Kunming and Lijiang.

By Air

Flights are available from Kunming Airport to Lijiang 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 Lijiang Sanyi Airport

Lijiang Airport is about 30 km from the downtown. There is airport bus available. If you would like to take a taxi, it’s best to make a deal before you get on the taxi.

By Train

Kunming to Lijiang

There are 6 trains available every day from Kunming Train Station to Lijiang Train Station. 8-10 hours’ train ride.Book a Train Ticket
Daytime train
Depart at 9:43 and 12:10 from Kunming Station and arrive at Lijiang Station at 18:15 and 19:05.
Night train
Depart at 20:49, 21:21, 21:48, 22:14
Arrive at 6:10, 7:04, 7:50, 8:48 the next day
Ticket fare
Hard Seat CNY89
Hard Sleeper CNY147
Soft Sleeper CNY226

Now there is soft sleeper cabin for 1 person only available. It is suitable for passengers who would not like to share the sleeper cabin with others and prefer a private room. Ticket fare is CNY 669.

Lijiang to Kunming
By Train
Day train: Depart at 8:08; 9:28; Arrive at 17:09; 16:23

Night train
Depart at 19:50, 20:55, 21:30, 22:50
Arrive at 5:25, 6:13, 6:50, 8:27

Ticket fare
Hard Seat CNY89
Hard Sleeper CNY147
Soft Sleeper CNY226

Kunming Train Station Transportation

Subway Line 1 and 2 are available.

Public bus No. 2, 23, 47,68, 83, 236 are available.

How to get to the train station from Kunming Airport

Take Airport Bus Line 2 from Kunming airport to the train station

It is about 30 kilometers from Kunming Train Station to Kunming Changshui Airport. It cost about CNY 80 to take a taxi.

By bus

Long-distance buses from Kunming to Lijiang
Depart from Kunming West Station.
Departure time: daytime from 8:50 to 13:50; night 20:30

Duration: about 8 hours
Ticket fare: Daytime buses CNY202
Night buses CNY199

Return trip
Lijiang to Kunming
Departure time 10:30, 13:00
Duration: 8-9 hours
Ticket fare: CNY215

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

Recommended local tours:

4-Day 3-Night Kunming and Lijiang Tour Package
6-Day 5-Night Kunming ~ Lijiang ~ Lugu Lake Tour Package

Click here to view more Yunnan local tours.

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