Lincang Transportation

The transportation in Lincang is relatively convenient. Lincang is an important transportation center in southwest Yunnan, which is the most convenient land passage to Yangon, Myanmar. There are three counties, Cangyuan, Gengma and Zhenkang, bordering Myanmar. The borderline is 290.791 kilometers. There are 3 national second-class ports and 17 channels in Lincang, and 5 highways are linked to Myanmar roads. Travelers can take plane or long-distance bus to get to Lincang. In the near future, you can also take train, because the railway to Lincang is under construction.  

How to Get to Lincang

At present, there are no trains in Lincang. Flights in the Lincang airport and Cangyuan airport are also relatively limited. Therefore, road traffic is an important mode of transportation in Lincang.

By Air

There are two airports in Lincang, namely, Lincang airport and Canyuan airport. And Lincang Fengqing airport is under construction. 

Lincang Airport(临沧机场)

Lincang airport, situated in the west of Boshang Town, is 22.5 kilometers away from the Linxiang District, is a key port to connect Yunnan Province and southeast and south Asian countries. There are several daily schedules for flights mainly from Kunming to Lincang with about 50 minutes' transfer.

Tel: 0883-2683198
Transportation: For the transport between the airport and the urban area, travelers can take either the taxi or the airport shuttle bus whose schedule is subject to the arrival of flights.  

Cangyuan Airport(沧源机场)

Cangyuan Washan airport is located in Nuoliang Township of Cangyuan county, 670 kilometers from Kunming, 187 kilometers from Lincang city and 36 kilometers from county seat of Cangyuan county. There are daily schedules for flights mainly from Kunning to Cangyuan with about 70 minutes' transfer. There is only one direct flight to and fro Chengdu on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday respectively. 

Tel: 181-8383-9488/181-8383-0300
Transportaiton: For the transport between the airport and the county seat of Cangyuan, travelers can take either the taxi or the airport shuttle bus. What's more, there are also airport buses from Cangyuan airport to surrounding counties like Gengma and Shuangjiang. 

Lincang Flights

By Long-distance Bus(Highway)

Lincang has trunk roads to Kunming, Dali, Chuxiong, Simao, Baoshan, Xishuangbanna and other prefectures, counties and townships in Lincang area. One district and seven counties in the prefecture are well linked by highway, some of which are built under dangerous and difficult geographical conditions. Therefore some of the highways can be viewed as a manmade landscape or miracle. At the bus Terminals, travelers can take luxurious sleeper and long-distance buses to such destinations as Kunming, Xiaguan, Xiangyun, Baoshan, Changning, Jinghong, etc.

Main Bus Terminals in Lincang

All district and counties in Lincang have their own Bus terminals, by which passengers can reach any other counties in Lincang, and other places in Yunnan like Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, etc.

  • Linxiang District Bus Terminal(临翔区客运站)
    Address: No. 651 Nantian Road, Linxiang District, Lincang City(临沧市临翔区南天路651号)
    Tel: 0871-67177644
  • Lincang Bus Terminal(临沧客运站)
    Address: No. 185 Nantian Road, Linxiang District, Lincang City临沧市临翔区南天路185号
    Tel: 0883-2123227
  • Yunxian County Bus Terminal(云县客运站)
    Address: Yingxin Road, Aihua Town, Yunxian County, Lincang临沧市云县爱华镇迎新路
    Tel: 0883-3221333
  • Fengqing County Bus Terminal(凤庆县客运站)
    Address: Fengshan Town, Fengqing County, Lincang临沧市凤庆县凤山镇
  • Cangyuan County Bus Terminal(沧源县客运站)
    Address: Near 314 Provincial Road, Cangyuan County, Lincang临沧市沧源县314省道附近
    Tel: 0883-7121237
  • Zhenkang County Bus Terminal(镇康县客运站)
    Address: Yongan Road, Zhenkang County, Lincang临沧市镇康县永安路
    Tel: 0883-6630361
  • Yongde County Bus Terminal(永德县客运站)
    Address: Yongde County, Lincang临沧市永德县
    Tel: 0883-5215894
  • Shuangjiang County Bus Terminal(双江县客运站)
    Address: No.813, Yunjing Road, Shuangjiang County, Lincang临沧市双江县允景路813号
    Tel: 0883-7621220
  • Gengma County Bus Terminal(耿马县客运站)
    Address: Intersection of Xingfu Road and Mangbu Road, Gengma County, Lincang临沧市耿马县幸福路与芒布路交汇处
    Tel: 0883-6121281

Expressways in Lincang

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By Train

The trains to Lincang are under planning and construction, such as the railways from Dali to Lincang, from Lincang to Pu'er, from Mangshi(芒市) to Lincang and from Lincang to Qingshuihe(清水河).

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How to Get Around Lincang

In the Urban Area and County Seats

The modern public transportation system, which consists of a number of bus lines and taxi services, makes the travel within the urban area and county seats easy and pleasant. Bus and taxi are easily available in each urban area and county seat of Lincang city. You can also get around the Linxiang District by bicycle.

Between District and Counties

Due to the local topography, the railway system is less developed. Consequently travelers are suggested to take regular bus to and fro district and counties in Lincang City. There are bus terminals in Linxiang district and other 7 counties(Fengqing, Yongde, Zhenkang, Yunxian, Cangyuan, Gengma, Shuangjiang) of Lincang city. And regular buses run every day among these district and counties. 

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