Dali Transportation – By Train

In Dali, Dali Railway Station is the main railway station and located at No.261, Weishan Road, Dali City (大理市巍山路261号). As a major train station in Dali, it is very easy to get to the famous attraction. In general, it takes about 15-20 minutes to the downtown of Dali, about 40-50 minutes to Dali Ancient Town and the Three Pagoda of Chongsheng Monastery , about 45-50 minutes to Erhai Lake, and about 40 minutes to Cangshan Mountain, etc. Dali Railway Station is the main stop of the Yunnan-Tibet Railway. There are trains to Kunming and Lijiang in the station. Trains to and from Kunming are all bullet trains, which takes about 2 hours. The second-class seat is at the price of 145 yuan, and the first-class seat is at the price of 231 yuan. Every day from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, there are average two shifts per hour. 

Dali Trains

Dali trains mainly include Dali high speed trains and Dali normal trains.

Dali High Speed Trains

The mainly high speed trains in Dali Railway Station are to and fro Kunming, which only take about 2 hours.

High Speed Train Schedule of Dali

These trains depart from around 7:00 to 21:00 every 20 to 40 minutes. Their travel time is 2 to 2.5 hours, with the ticket prices respectively 433 yuan for the Business seat,  231 yuan for the first class seat and 145 yuan for the second class.

Destination Trains Duration Ticket Fare(Yuan)
Business/1st/2nd Class Seat

D8654, D8658, D8662…
33 Departures from 7:17-21:14

1h48m-2h15m 145-433

Dali Normal Trains

The normal trains are mainly from and to Dali and some other nearby places. The trains to Kunming takes about 5.5-8 hours at the price of 97.5-149.5 yuan(the hard sleeper and soft sleeper). The trains to Lijiang, most of which originally depart from Kunming, take 1.5-2.85 hours at the price of 69.5-105.5 yuan(the hard sleep and soft sleeper).

Normal Speed Train Schedule of Dali

Destination Trains Duration Ticket Fare(Yuan)
Soft Sleeper/Hard Sleeper/Hard Seat
Lijiang K9621, K9623, K9625, K9627, K9629 1h55m-2h35m 34-105.5

Useful Numbers:

  • Railway Station Inquiry: 0872-2325579
  • Ticket Office: 0872-2166588

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