Shangri-La Transportation – By Air

There is only one airport in Shangri-la city: Diqing Shangri-la Airport, which is only 6 kilometers away from the city center. 

Diqing Shangri-la Airport

Diqing Shangri-la airport is located in the southwest suburb of Shangri-la, about 6 kilometers away from downtown. The urban area is conncted by national highway 214 and Shangri-la Kangba main road. The airport covers an area of 2,185,300 square meters and consists of two terminals. The old terminal (T1) covers an area of 3,073 square meters; The new terminal (T2), covering 14,000 square metres, is a two-storey building with 5 air Bridges, 6 security checkpoints and 10 check-in counters. T2 also has transfer areas, VIP rooms, and ATM. In addition, there are restaurants and shopping center in T2.

Diqing Shangri-la Airport is a civil airport in Yunnan province of China, opened in 1999. It is one of the largest airports in northwest Yunnan. There are flights to Kunming, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lhasa, Guangzhou, Xishuangbanna, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guiyang and other places. 

Diqing Shangri-la Airport Useful Numbers

  • Airport Hotline: 0887-8229916/0887-8231553.
  • Medical Care: 0887-8231323/0887-8234567
  • VIP Service: 0887-8232113
  • Lost and Found: 0887-8229916/0887-8231322

Airport Transportation

There is no airport shuttle buses at Diqing Shangri-la airport. Passengers can travel between the airport and the city center by taxi. Normally, it takes about 20 minutes from the airport to the city center and costs about 30 yuan.

How to Get to Shangri-la Bus Station from the Airport

City bus stop is about 4 kilometers from the airport, so the best way from the airport to Shangri-la bus station is by taxi. Generally, it needs a 20 minutes’ drive and costs 20 yuan. 

How to Get to Pudacuo National Park from the Airport

The distance between Diqing Shangri-la airport and Pudacuo national park is about 30 kilometers.

By Bus

First, take a taxi to Shangri-la bus station, about 20 minutes. Then take a regular bus to Pudacuo national park, which takes about 40 minutes and costs 30 yuan for a round trip. 

By Taxi

You can also take a taxi to Pudacuo national park directly. It needs about 40 minutes’ drive and costs at least 120 yuan. 

How to Get to Songzanlin Monastery from the Airport

The distance between Diqing Shangri-la airport and Songzanlin monastery is about 13 kilometers. If you go to Songzanlin monastery directly from the airport, you are suggested to take a taxi. Duration is about 30 minutes and the price is about 43 yuan. 

Shangri-la Flights