Eryuan County Transportation
It is convenient to travel from Kunming to Dali, because the two cities are connected by a high grade highway, and vehicles commute between them for 24 hours a day. It takes six hours to reach Dali this way. Ticket prices vary according to the mode of travel, but normally they should fall between the range of 100 and 150 yuan.
How to Get in
Travel to Eryuan by car is 414 km in distance, you need 5 hours from Kunming to Eryuan.
By Pubic Transportation
By Long-distance Bus
Travel to Eryuan by Pubic Transportation, you need to go to the West Bus Station to take bus. There are three coaches a day. It costs your 155RMB and 5 hours.
By Airplane and Bus
If you want to take plane, you need to go to Kunming Changshui International Airport to take airplane to Dali Airport. It costs your 55 minutes. When you arrive at Dali Airport, you need to take bus to Eryuan County Passenger Station and it needs 1.5 hours.
By Train and Bus
If you want to take a train, firstly, you need to go to Kunming Train Station. Secondly, you should spend 8 hours takingg the train. When you arrive at Dali Train Station, you need to take bus to Eryuan County Passenger Station and it needs 1.5 hours.
By High-speed Train and Bus
If you want to take a high-speed train, firstly, you need to go to Kunming South Railway Station. Secondly, you should spend 2.5 hours on the road. When you arrive at Dali Station, you need to take bus to Eryuan County Passenger Station and it needs 1.5 hours.
Here are some schedules that you may need to know.
Eryuan County is 70 kilometers north (and slightly east) of Dali City. If you want to go straight to Eryuan County and have an overview of Erhai Lake, the best route is to take a taxi in Dali City all the way to Erhai Park in Xiaguan, Dali, and then start travelling to Eryuan County via Erhai Lake by boat (either a wooden boat or a speedboat). If you prefer an even more convenient way, you can travel by a special line to Eryuan County, and start your tour by boat there.
How to Get Around
For people who want to get to their destination as quickly as possible, taxis are wise choices. Generally, the starting fare is CNY8, and CNY1.4 will be charged for each kilometer.
By Bus and Minibus
The fare for public buses is RMB1 throughout Eryuan County. But if you want to get to different village, you can also choose minibus.