Kunming-Dali Railway

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Kunming – Dali High Speed Train

Right now, over 50 pairs of high speed trains are operated between Kunming and Dali on a daily basis. With a running distance of 328 km (204 mi), bullet trains need about 2 – 3 hours to complete a single ride. A second class seat costs CNY 155.5.

Kunming – Dali High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Open date: July 1, 2018
 Duration: about 2 – 3 hours
 Distance: 328 km (204 mi)
 Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
 Operated at: Kunming/ Kunming South, Dali

Kunming to Dali High Speed Train Schedule 

(Last Update on Apr 19, 2021)
Train No. Departure – Arrival Travel Time
D8652 07:25 – 09:25 2h00m
D8664 08:07 – 10:27 2h20m
D3933 11:37 – 13:57 2h20m
D3945 14:51 – 17:21 2h30m
D3960 17:46 – 19:54 2h8m

Nearly 55 departures in total: departure time from 07:03 to 21:43; duration from 1H54M to 2H52M
See more Kunming Schedule 

Dali to Kunming Bullet Train Timetable 

(Last Update on Apr 19, 2021)
Train No. Departure – Arrival Travel Time
D8662 08:22 – 10:43 2h21m
D8662 08:22 – 11:05 2h43m
D3844 10:10 – 12:39 2h29m
D3844 10:10 – 13:01 2h51m
D8670 12:45 – 14:52 2h7m
D8670 12:45 – 15:14 2h29m
D8690 15:07 – 17:22 2h15m
D8690 15:07 – 17:44 2h37m
D8708 18:32 – 20:32 2h00m
D8708 18:32 – 20:54 2h22m

Nearly 55 departures in total: departure time from 07:26 to 21:06; duration from 1H55M to 2H51M

Note: The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Kunming – Dali High Speed Train Ticket Fare 

(Last Update on Apr 19, 2021)

First Class Seat Second Class Seat
CNY 247.5 / USD 38 CNY 155.5 / USD 24


Kunming – Dali High Speed Train Running Route

This high speed railway is officially known as the Kunming – Chuxiong- Dali Intercity Railway. Several railway stations with the characteristics of minorities are set up along the line, including Lufeng South, Guangtong North, Chuxiong, Nanhua, Yunnanyi and Xiangyun. In the beginning of their running, bullet trains are planned to shuttle with an average interval of about 25 minutes. With its operation, the total duration between these two cities has been shortened from the previous 5.5 hours around to the current 2 hours.

How to Get to Dali Ancient City from Dali Railway Station?

Dali Railway Station is located at the south part of the Ancient City. There is bus no. 8 connecting these two places directly. The duration is about 1.5 hours. If by taxi, about 40 minutes are needed.

Other Transportation Option: Kunming – Dali Coach

If time is permitted, passengers can also take coaches to shuttle between the two cities. Nowadays there are over 50 pairs of coaches running between these two cities with an interval of about 30 minutes. The prices range from around CNY 80 to CNY 160. The total duration of the journey is about 4 – 5 hours.


1. Kunming and Dali are two hot tourist cities with their beautiful natural scenery and unique cultural customs. No matter which transportation means is chosen at last, passengers are recommended to take a seat next to the window so as to enjoy the beauty along the line.

2. Kunming – Dali – Lijiang is a popular travelling route. Before the operation of Kunming – Dali High Speed Railway, only normal trains run among these places. Nowadays, passengers can choose to take a 2-hour’s bullet train between Kunming and Dali and another 2-hour’s normal train between Dali and Lijiang. By doing so, around 4 hours can be saved for the Kunming – Lijiang journey onboard.