Shangri-La City – Cizhong Village Transportation: By Bus & Car Rental

Cizhong Village is an administrative village in Yanmen Township, Deqin County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. It is about 80km from Deqin County of Diqing prefecture. If you are from some big cities, such as Beijing and Guangzhou, it is recommended to fly to Shangri-La and then transfer from Shangri-La to Deqin. Here we introduce you the transportation from Shangrila to Cizhong Village.

How to Get to Cizhong Village from Shangri-La City?

By Bus

For the tourists who want to visit Cizhong village, you need to take the bus from Shangri-La to Deqin County and then transfer to Cizhong village. Deqin county is 183 kilometers away from Shangrila city. Bus is the main means of transportation for locals and tourists to get around in Shangrila. There are 5 regular buses running from Shangri-La to Deqin County every day with the fare of 68 CNY and duration of 5 hours, which departs at 8:20, 9:20, 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30. There are also minivans at the bus station that leave when they are full (the drivers are shouting “Deqin, Deqin!” to passers by). It’s 100 yuan per person. The minivans are a bit faster than the bus.

It is convenient to go to Cizhong from Deqin County. Every day, there are many shuttle buses to Cizhong from Deqin County. The last bus from Deqin to Cizhong is 3 p.m. It takes less than 2 hours from Deqin to Cizhong. Tourists can take the bus from Deqin to Badong, Cizhong Bridge or Weixin(via Yanmen). Except the buses from Deqin to Badong, you shall take another 20 minutes to get to Cizhong by walking.

Shangri-La Bus Station(香格里拉汽车客运站)
No. 25, Kangding Road, Jiantang Town, Shangri La(香格里拉建塘镇康定路25号)
Opening Hours:
08:00 to 18:00, Monday to Sunday
Located near major tourist attractions, Shangri La Bus Station is a small while very busy station. Buses from Lijiang, Dali, Kunming and etc are all terminates here. Meanwhile, people would have to gather here to catch buses to leave Shangri La.

By Car Rental

Renting a car is suitable for a flexible and comfortable way. It is better for you to rent a car with an experienced driver and a tour guide if you are foreign travelers. The driver of chartering car can stop for you to enjoy the scenery and take photos. Yunnan Exploration Travel can provide car-rental service, please contact us. Email:; Tel: +86-871-63511469.

Transportation in Yunnan:

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Rail Transport in Yunnan

Roads in Yunnan