Kunming-Dali Transportation: by High-speed Train, Bus & Flight
Dali City is located in western Yunnan, approximately 250 km northwest of the provincial capital of Kunming. Those are two top destinations of Yunnan tour. Kunming, as the capital city of Yunnan Province, usually serves as the transportation hub of Yunnan travel. Dali is one of the most famous places for travelers to go, which is easily accessible by air, train, and bus.
How to Get to Dali from Kunming?
It’s not recommended to travel from Kunming to Dali by airplanes. It’s much expensive and time-wasting. Although the duration on the flight is only about 1 hour, while 3-4 hours are needed for the transfer time to and from the two airports. Located on the southeast bank of Erhai Lake, Dali airport is about 13 kilometers away from the city center.
At present, there are 2 daily flights between Kunming to Dali and two airport shuttles Line 1 and Line 2 going to Dali downtown areas.
Kunming-Dali Airline Schedules
|MU5941||China Eastern Airlines||08:10||09:15|
|MU5734||China Eastern Airlines||17:05||18:10|
By High-spend Train
Since June 29, 2018, the normal speed trains from Kunming to Dali are all closed and the high-speed trains are formally put into use, which cut the entire journey to 2 hours. There are more than 20 high-speed trains departing from Kunming South Railway Station to Dali Railway Station from the early morning hours to the late night around 06:30-21:30, with the stop at Kunming Railway Station in the downtown.
Kunming-Dali Train Schedules(departing at Kunming Railway Station)
Kunming South Railway Station:
Add: Xiangyuan Street, Chenggong District of Kunming City
How to Get: Take Metro Line 1 or taxi
Kunming Railway Station:
Add: No. 1, Beijing Road, Guandu District, Kunming, Yunnan
How to Get: Take the Metro Line 2 or taxi
Dali Railway Station:
Add: 261 Weishan Road, Dali
How to Leave: Take a taxi or bus
By Long-distance Bus
Taking a 4-hour coach to Dali is an alternative choice for sometimes the train tickets have been sold out. Tourists can take the coach at Kunming West Bus Station to different stations in Dali City, which runs every 15–20 minutes from the early morning to the late afternoon daily. You can choose the proper one according to your needs.
Kunming-Dali Bus Schedules
|08:00, 08:40, 09:10, 09:20, 09:40, 10:10, 10:20, 10:40, 10:50, 11:10, 12:30, 13:10,13:40, 19:00, 22:30||Dali|
|08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 20:00||Dali Ancient Town|
|09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 11:00, 11:20, 11:40, 12:20, 12:40, 14:00, 14:50, 15:30, 18:00||Dali Express Bus Station|
|07:50, 08:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:10, 13:20, 13:50, 14:20, 15:20, 15:50, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:40, 19:20||Dali Xingsheng Bus Terminal|
Kunming West Bus Station:
Add: No.18, Yining Road, Xishan District, Kunming city, Yunnan province
How to Get there: Take Metro Line 3 or taxi
Dali Bus Stations:
Add: All located at the downtown area
How to Leave: Take a bus or taxi