Dali-Lijiang Transportation: By Train

Dali and Lijiang are two hot destinations in Yunnan Province. Dali is a city in southwestern Yunnan of China, on the shores of Erhai Lake. Its history dates back to the Nanzhao Kingdom(8th century). The walled old city, from the Ming dynasty, contains traditional houses and towers from the Bai minority. Beyond the old city stand the Three Pagodas of Chong Sheng Temple, founded in the 9th century. Lijiang, a city in the northwest part of China’s Yunnan province, is inhabited by the Naxi and several other minority groups. Lijiang Ancient Town is compose of cobblestone streets, canals and Central Market Square with shops and restaurants. There are famous Black Dragon Pool and views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.  

Travel to Lijiang from Dali by Train

In this part, how to get to Lijiang from Dali by train will be introduced. The transportation between Dali to Lijiang by train involves two railway stations, Dali Railway Station and Lijiang Railway Station. Taking train is more cost-effective than long-distance bus and other vehicles. There are two daily direct trains, but direct trains from Dali to Lijiang will stop at Heqing Station for 2-3 minutes. In 2-3 minutes, the train will continue to Lijiang. Heqing Station is just a intermediate station between two stations. The whole journey is about 2.5-3 hours, and the price ranges from 34-328.5 yuan. You can choose different classes according to your need, like hard seat, soft seat, soft sleeper and compartment.

Dali-Lijiang Train Schedule

Train Number Departs Arrives Stopover Time Price
K6121 17:15 20:06 3 minutes(in Heqing) Hard seat: 34 CNY/Soft sleeper: 105.5 CNY/Compartment: 328.5 CNY
K6123 19:05 21:33 2 minutes(In Heqing) Hard seat: 25.5 CNY/Soft seat: 49 CNY/Soft sleeper: 105.5 CNY

Lijiang Railway Station丽江火车站
Address: Shangji Road, Yulong County, Lijiang City丽江市玉龙县上吉路附近

1. You can take No.8 bus to Dali Railway Station from Dali Ancient Town.

2. When you arrive at Lijiang Railway Station, you can take No.4, No.18 and No.16 to Lijiang Ancient Town. 

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