Dali City (Xiaguan Town)-Dali Old Town Transportation
Dali ancient town, located at the foot of the beautiful Cangshan Mountain, was the capital of Nanzhao Kingdom and Dali Kingdom. Dali is a suitable place to live, beautiful Cangshan mountain, Erhai Lake and historic Dali old town attract numerous tourists. Dali as a developed tourist city, the traffic here is very convenient. There are airport, several passenger stations, railway station, and internal traffic is also easily available.
How to Get to Dali Old Town from Dali City (Xiaguan Town)
Dali Old Town大理古城
Address: No.42, Yita Road, Xiaguan Town, Dali City, Dali大理白族自治州大理市一塔路42号
Dali City is easily reachable by long-distance bus, by airport and by train. There are Dali Airport, Dali Railway Station and some bus stations in Dali City(Xiaguan Town). Main bus stations in Dali city refer to Dali North Bus Station, Dali Express Bus Station, Dali Xingsheng Bus Station, Dali Ancient City Bus Station and Dali Bus Station. This part will show you how to get to Dali ancient town from railway station, airport or bus terminals when you arrive in Dali City.
Dali Airport-Dali Ancient Town
Address: Jichang Road, Dali City, Dali Prefecture大理白族自治州大理市机场路
1. Airport Shuttle Bus
The departure time of the airport shuttle bus every day is after the first incoming flight arrives, the last departure time is after the last incoming flight arrives. The departure place is the right front of the arrival hall of Dali airport, and the fare to the Dali ancient town is 25 yuan.
There are many taxis at the airport. From Airport to Dali ancient town is about 30 kilometers, the cost is about 90 yuan from Dali airport to Dali old town by taxi.
3. City Bus
It is the cheapest but slowest way to get to Dali Old Town from Dali Airport by city bus. Take No. 7 bus from Huaying(华营) stop(4 kilometers from the airport) and get off at Yangbi Lukou Stop(漾濞路口站), totally 17 stops; then take No. 8 bus and get off at the Dali Regent Hotel(Fenghua Xueyue Hotel) stop, totally 27 stops. The whole journey costs 5 yuan and takes about 2.5 hours.
Dali Railway Station-Dali Ancient Town
Dali Railway Station大理火车站
Address: No.261, Weishan Road, Dali City, Dali大理白族自治州大理市巍山路261号
From Dali railway station to Dali Ancient Town is about 17 kilometers, the fare is 50 to 60 yuan by taxi.
2. City Bus
a. You can take No.8 bus from Huochezhan(Railway Station) stop and get off at the Dali Regent Hotel(Fenghua Xueyue Hotel) stop, totally 30 stops. It costs 3 yuan and takes about 41 minutes.
b. You can also take Three Pagodas Special Line from Huochezhan(Railway Station) stop and get off at Sanyuejiekou(三月街口) stop, totally 30 stops. It costs 3 yuan and takes about 1.5 hours.
Bus Stations-Dali Ancient Town
a. Dali Bus Station大理汽车客运站
Address: No.372, Weishan Road, Dali City, Dali大理白族自治州大理市巍山路372号
b. Dali Express Bus Station大理快速汽车客运站
Address: No.1, Huancheng South Road, Dali City, Dali大理白族自治州大理市环城南路1号
c. Dali North Bus Station大理汽车客运北站
Address: No.30, Yuhua Road, Dali City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture大理白族自治州大理市榆华路30号
Dali North Bus Station Timetable
d. Dali Ancient City Passenger Coach Station大理古城旅游汽车客运站
Address: In the Middle of Shuanghe Road, South Gate of Dali Ancient Town, Dali City, Dali大理白族自治州大理市大理古城南门双鹤路中段
e. Dali Xingsheng Bus Station大理兴盛汽车客运站
Address: Nearby National Road 320, Dali City, Dali大理白族自治州大理市320国道附近
Taxis are easily available at all bus stations in Dali City. The fare is 40-60 yuan(Except Dali Ancient City Passenger Coach Station, because the bus station is close to Dali Ancient Town, it is better to walk or take a bus).
2. City bus
a. Dali Express Bus Station-Dali Ancient Town
It takes the least time to take No.8 bus. You should get on the bus at Sengongju stop(森工局站) and get off at the Dali Regent Hotel(Fenghua Xueyue Hotel风花雪月酒店) stop, which takes about 33 minutes and costs 3 yuan.
b. Dali North Bus Station-Dali Ancient Town
It takes the least time to take No.8 bus. You should get on the bus at North Bus Station stop and get off at the Dali Regent Hotel(Fenghua Xueyue Hotel风花雪月酒店) stop, which takes about 22 minutes and costs 3 yuan.
You can also take No.4 bus from Wanhua Petrol Station stop and get off at Sanyuejiekou(三月街口) Stop, which takes about 26 minutes and costs 3 yuan.
c. Dali Xingsheng Bus Station-Dali Ancient Town
The fastest route is to take No.12 bus and then No.8 bus. You should get on at Fengche Square stop and get off at City Hospital stop, then transfer to No.8 bus at City Hospital stop and get off at the Dali Regent Hotel(Fenghua Xueyue Hotel风花雪月酒店) stop. The whole journey takes about 40 minutes and costs 5 yuan.
1. The starting price of ordinary taxis in Dali City is 5 yuan/3 km, then 1.4 yuan/km. Metered taxis are relatively inexpensive. However, Taxis from train station, bus terminals and airport to the Dali Ancient Town and some scenic spots are not running the meter and you have to bargain.
2. You’d better ask about the price and tell the destination before taking a taxi to avoid unnecessary trouble.
3. You will start your Dali Tour, here are some recommended tour packages.
Check more information about Dali City Travel Guide.
1 Day Dali Highlights Tour
1 Day Dali Easy Hiking Tour to Cangshan Mountain
1 Day Dali Cangshan Mountain Hiking Tour to Xiaocenfeng Peak 4092M
2 Days Dali Pilgrimage Hiking Tour from Erhai Lake to Jizu Mountain
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