Kunming-Lijiang Transportation: by Flight, Train and Bus
Lijiang is easily reachable since being one of the World Cultural Heritage Sites of UNESCO and a large number of visitors come to visit all year round. It is connected with Diqing prefecture in the north, Dali prefecture in the south, Nujiang prefecture in the west, Liangshan prefecture and Panzhihua city of Sichuan in the east. It about 527 kilometers from the provincial capital Kunming.
How to Get to Lijiang from Kunming?
Kunming Changshui International Airport and Lijiang Sanyi International Airport are two of the three international airports in Yunnan Province. There are many daily flights from Kunming to Lijiang, which only takes about 50 minutes. It’s recommended to those travelers who want to save time and energy.
Kunming-Lijiang Airline Timetable
|MU5921||China Eastern Airlines||07:25||08:30|
|MU5925||China Eastern Airlines||18:20||19:20|
|CZ3451||China Southern Airlines||17:25||18:35|
|MU5744||China Eastern Airlines||13:10||14:10|
|CZ3487||China Southern Airlines||16:25||17:30|
|MU2249||China Eastern Airlines||13:10||14:10|
There are 4 overnight trains available every day from Kunming Train Station to Lijiang Train Station. The distance is about 517 kilometers (321 miles), requiring about 8-9 hours for a one-way trip. It is an ideal choice for budget travelers.
Around the New Year’s day of 2019, the bullet train from Kunming to Lijiang will start to serve. Then the travel time between the two cities will be cut to about 3 hours.
By Long-distance Bus
Lijiang has two main bus stations connecting the main cities in Yunnan Province: Lijiang Bus Station and Lijiang Express Bus Station. Tourists can take the long-distance bus from Kunming West Bus Station and the journey will take about 6-12 hours.
|09:30, 09:40||Lijiang Bus Station||6h30m|
|10:30, 10:50, 11:20, 11:50, 12:10||Lijiang Bus Station||6h|
|14:40||Lijiang Express Bus Station||6h30m|
|08:50||Lijiang Express Bus Station||6h|
|21:00||Lijiang Bus Station||12h|
|08:00, 12:50, 13:00, 13:30, 13:50||Lijiang||6h|
Kunming West Bus Station:
Add: No.18, Yining Road, Xishan District, Kunming city, Yunnan province
Lijiang Bus Station:
Add: Changshui Road, southwest corner of Lijiang Ancient City
Lijiang Express Bus Station:
Add: No.925, Shangri-La Avenue, Lijiang New City