Kunming-Lijiang Transportation: by Flight, Train and Bus

Distance from Kunming to Lijiang

Lijiang is located at the northwest of Kunming. The distance from Kunming to Lijiang is about 517 kilometers. There are three ways to travel from Kunming to Lijiang – by train, by flight and by bus.

By Train: normal daily trains are available, varied from 7-10.5 hours; among the normal trains, travelers could take overnight train to save one night accommodation;

By Flight: more than 20 daily flights from Kunming to Lijiang, only taking about 50 minutes;

By Bus: Kunming-Lijiang Long-distance coaches are available, taking about 7-9 hours.

Kunming Lijiang Map

Kunming to Lijiang Map

Kunming to Lijiang Train

Every day, there are 6 K trains from Kunming to Lijiang, running service from 09:43 to 22:14. It may take 7 to 10.5 hours on the train. In order to spend the whole daytime to explore the tourist attractions in Kunming, travelers could take the overnight train and spend a whole night on the train. It may also help to save one night accommodation and make your travel in a budget way.

Kunming to Lijiang Train Schedules

From: Kunming Railway Station
To: Lijiang Railway Station
Distance: 517 KM

Train Number Departs Arrives Duration
K9612/K9613 09:43 18:15 8h32m
K9682/K9683 12:10 19:05 6h55m
K9606/K9607 20:49 06:10 9h21m
K9686/K9687 21:21 07:04 9h43m
K9617/K9616 21:48 07:50 10h2m
K9602/K9603 22:14 08:48 10h34m

Kunming Railway Station

Kunming to Lijiang Flight

Compared to the normal train, taking a flight from Kunming to Lijiang could help save much time for the transfer. So, if you want to save time and energy, it is recommended to travel from Kunming to Lijiang by air. The price for the flight is affordable and sometimes you may get some best offers.

Kunming to Lijiang Flight Schedule

From: Kunming Changshui International Airport
To: Lijaing Sanyi Airport

There are more than 20 non-stop flights from Kunming to Lijiang. The average flying time for a Kunming Lijiang flight is about 50 minutes. The first flight from Kunming to Lijiang is at 07:40 and the last one from Kunming to Lijiang is at 23:10. Choices are a lot and you are sure to get the suitable flight to match your schedule with best offer and deal.

Kunming Changshui International Airport

Kunming to Lijiang Bus

Going to Lijiang from Kunming by bus is an economic way. Buses are available at Kunming West Bus Station, Kunming Long-distance Bus Station and Kunming Nanyao Bus Station.

There are several long-distance buses from Kunming West Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station, running service from 09:30 to 20:30. Travelers could choose bus from 09:30, 09:40, 10:30, 11:20, 12:10, 12:50, 14:40 and 20:30. The travel time takes about 7-9 hours. If you take the night bus, you could get a sleeper to spend your night.

Travelers could also take bus from Kunming Long-distance Bus Station, altogether 6 in a day. There are two buses from Kuming Nanyao Bus Station to Lijiang, running at 07:30 and 09:15. You could choose your closest bus station to go to Lijiang from Kunming.