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Kunming Dali High Speed Train

Want to transfer between Kunming and Dali with comfort but also save both your money and time? The new opening Kunming Dali High Speed Train since July 2018 just meets you so well now!

This railway is designed with a running speed of 200km/h, the entire Kunming Dali High Speed Rail needs only about 2 hours for the high speed D trains to cover its total length of about 328 kilometers long from Kunming South Railway Station to Dali Railway Station. Therefore, you needn’t experience the several hours long time in the coach or have to arrive at the airport in advance for 1-2 hours for going through those boarding checks and waiting for the plane. Just prepare your luggage and camera to enjoy the warm and comfortable weather in the City of Spring and the nice Dali with poetic romance.

Also called Kunming Chuxiong Dali Intercity Railway (昆明-楚雄-大理城际铁路), it passes Chuxiong (楚雄) in the middle way and other places like Lufeng (禄丰), Guangtong (广通), Nanhua (南华), and Xiangyun (祥云) to benefit travelers’ needs. Besides, the Kunming Dali High Speed Rail is actually an important part of the international rail linking Yunnan and Burma and even Singapore in the later future. So, you can not only get closer to the natural wonders and nice things on earth in Kunming and Dali with speed, but also enjoy this special international railway in Asia in advance.

Kunming Dali High Speed Train Schedule

Since Kunming and Dali are two top favored tourist destinations in Yunnan Province, many high speed trains are arranged every day for the easy transfer between the two cities for you. And usually, there are high speed D trains serving passengers from Kunming to Dali and from Dali to Kunming, and they depart nearly only every 25 minutes from morning to night time, usually during around 06:00-21:30. Therefore, you do not have to worry about whether taking the train in the morning or the afternoon, but really easy to plan your tour and go! Kunming Dali Train Route Map >

● Kunming to Dali

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Kunming /
Kunming South
Dali Station Over 35 About 06:00-21:30 About 2-2.5 hours

● Dali to Kunming

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Dali Station Kunming /
Kunming South
Over 35 About 07:30-21:00 About 2-3 hours

Recommended Kunming Dali Tour Packages:

>> 3 Days Kunming Spring City Tour

>> 3 Days Dali Classic Tour

>> 4 Days Kunming & Dali Highlights Tour by High Speed Train

Which Stations Used in Kunming?

In Kunming, Kunming South Railway Station and Kunming Railway Station are both used for Kunming Dali high speed trains. And almost all trains depart from the Kunming South Station and all make a short stop at Kunming Station.

Kunming South Railway Station

Address: Xiangyuan Street, Chenggong District, Kunming City (昆明市呈贡区祥园街 - 昆明南站)

Transportation: From this station, you could go to many places by the local metro system. You could take the Metro Line 1 and Line 2 to the city center and Cuihu Lake for about 1.5 hours, take the Metro Line 1, Line 2 and Line 3 to Western Hill for about 1.5-2 hours, etc.

Kunming Railway Station

Address: No.1 Beijing Road, Guandu District, Kunming City (昆明市官渡区北京路1号 -昆明站)

Transportation: This station is closer to the city center in Guandu District, which takes nearly 30 minutes by taking the Metro Line 2. Besides, you can also take a taxi to Cuihu Lake for about 0.5 hour. To the Western Hill Park, you could take a local bus and transfer to Metro Line 1 and Line 2 for about 1 hour, which is similar to go by taxi. Kunming Transportation - How to Get to & around Kunming >

Kunming South Railway Station

Kunming South Railway Station

Kunming Railway Station

Kunming Railway Station

Which Station Used in Dali?

Dali Railway Station is at present the only train station used for Kunming Dali high speed trains.

Dali Railway Station

Address: No.261, Weishan Road, Dali City (大理市新城区巍山路261号 - 大理站)

Transportation: As a major train station in Dali, it has easy transfer to your hotel and those top attractions. Usually, it needs about 15-20 minutes to the city center in Xiaguan area, about 40-50 minutes to Dali Old Town and the Three Pagoda, about 45-50 minutes to Erhai Lake, and about 40 minutes to Cangshan Mountain, etc. Dali Transportation - How to Get to & around Dali >

Dali Railway Station

Dali Railway Station

Note: All the above railway station transportation information is only for your reference. You can contact us to check the latest traffic guide to/off those railway stations and get more messages of rest stations.

How to Plan Your Kunming Dali High Speed Train Tour?

Already decided to take the Kunming Dali high speed train? But how to plan your Kunming Dali vacation to enjoy all the bests boast in the two beautiful places? To do a classic tour, usually, you could spend 2 days in Kunming and take the high speed train to Dali on the 3rd day to enjoy another 2 days in Dali. During the vacation, the natural sceneries, folk culture and the local ethnic groups, special Yunnan food, charm history and so forth in Kunming and Dali are quite enough for your enriched savory. Also, you could easily extend your holiday in the two places into larger according to your schedule.


Kunming is the capital city of Yunnan Province. As the City of Spring, it enjoys comfortable and warm weather all year round. In this great city, you will have a lot to see, such as the world peculiar Stone Forest to witness the power and talent of stones, the fabulous Dongchuan Red Land to know the magical skill of nature and the peasants, etc. Also, if you want to get closer to local citizens’ life, just go to Cuihu Lake to see the people dancing, singing, feeding the birds, enjoying time together, etc. and go to Jingxing Bird and Flower Market to see people buy their favored blossoms and little pets every day. Also, you can go to learn more about the ethnic groups in Yunnan Nationalist Museum and enjoy leisure moments at Dianchi Lake. Furthermore, you could arrange some time climbing high on the Western Hill and discover the culture and background history of the Dragon Gate, etc.

Useful links:

Kunming Travel Guide | Popular Kunming Tour Packages | Top Kunming Things to Do

Recommended Kunming Tours:

>> 4 Days Kunming & Dongchuan Red Land Scenic Tour

>> 5 Days Kunming, Jianshui & Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour (Kunming / Jianshui / Yuanyang Rice Terraces)

>> 6 Days Best of Yunnan Tour (Lijiang / Shangri-La / Kunming)

Stone Forest

Kunming Stone Forest


Dali, the ideal place of romance of wind, flowers, snow and moon! It is your dreaming vacation resort to relax your mind and body. During your time there, you could make a simple stroll along the historical streets in Dali Old Town to enjoy the special architecture, culture, costume, and folk life of Bai ethnic people. Also, you could visit the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple to see its beautiful scenery and know the mysterious history of the past Nanzhao Kingdom over 1,000 years before. Reach up high to the top of Cangshan Mountain to have the full view of the entire city. To totally get relaxed, just go to the Erhai Lake and let time go by freely. The sightseeing of snow mountain, breeze, colorful blossoms, and sunshine are there to please you.

Useful links:

Dali Travel Guide | Popular Dali Tour Packages | Top Dali Things to Do

Recommended Dali Tours:

>> 3 Days Dali Tour with Cangshan Mountain Hiking

>> 6 Days Dali Lijiang Tour with Shaxi Ancient Town (Dali / Shaxi Ancient Town / Lijiang)

Stone Forest

Kunming Stone Forest

Dali Three Pagodas

Dali Three Pagodas

Furthermore, in the middle way, you could also get off and see more interesting essences in Lufeng, Chuxiong, and extend further train travel to Lijiang to enjoy more during your travel!

Lufeng: reputed as the "Hometown of Dinosaurs", for the world largest scaled dinosaur fossils. So, you could visit the World Dinosaur Valley and the Dinosaur Museum to see those precious fossils and feel the magic of our earth.

Chuxiong: one of the main settlements of Yi ethnic group, so you could visit the Yi People Ancient Village to feel the authentic charm of Yi ethnic minority with their typical singing and dance. Also, you could extend to discover the old charm at the Black Well Old Town at the north of Guangtong North Station in Chuxiong City. If you got more time, you are recommended to Clay Forest in Yuanmou see those unbelievable clay hills of various shapes.

Lijiang: located in northwest of Yunnan Province, Lijiang once served as an important site on ancient "Silk Road" in Southern China and "Tea Horse Road". It is a very famous destiantions with lots of ethnic groups (including Naxi, Mosuo, Yi Nationality and etc.), World Heritages and rich tourism resources, like Lijiang Old Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jade Dragon Mountain.... With newly-builted high speed railways, now tourist can travel among Kunming, Dali and Lijiang by fast and convenient bullet trains. Popular Yunnan Lijiang Tour Packages

Useful Links:

Kunming to Lijiang Train Schedules | Lijiang to Kunming Train Schedules | Dali to Lijiang Train Schedules | Lijiang to Dali Train Schedules

Recommended Tours:

>> 6 Days Yunnan Essence Tour (Kunming / Dali / Lijiang)

>> 8 Days Classic Yunnan Tour (Kunming / Dali / Lijiang / Shangri-La)

>> 10 Days Beutiful Yunnan Tour with Dongchuan Red Land (Kunming / Dongchuan / Dali / Lijiang / Shangri-La)

Tips for Booking and Taking Kunming Dali High Speed Train

1. Seats choosing & price comparing

On Kunming Dali high speed trains, there are two types of seats: the “First Class Seats” of the middle class of 231.0RMB per person and the “Second Class Seats” of the most economical class of 145.0RMB per person.

>> Check more about types of seat on high speed trains.

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

2. Booking & collect your bullet train ticket

To book a Kunming Dali high speed train ticket, you could choose to book it at the official website: China Railway Customer Service Center or with a travel agency, also you could directly tell China Discovery to book the tickets for you. Besides, you could go to the Railway Station or Designated Ticket Offices to do that.

To collect your high speed train ticket, you could go to the railway station nearby, however, the Self-service Ticketing Machines are not serving foreign people. Besides, you can tell China Discovery to help you to do the collection, which only needs your passport information.

>> Check more about booking and collecting high speed train tickets.

3. How to embark the bullet train?

1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off.

>> Check more about boarding on & getting off a high speed train.

4. Facilities and service

All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication.

>> Check more about facilities & service on high speed train.

High Speed Train Travel with China Discovery

We China Discovery are very willing to help you with the high speed train tickets booking, tour customization and local guide and transfer arrangement, so you can be able to experience the superb bullet train in style and enjoy all the highlights of your ideal destinations in China without any worry. If you are interested, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants who are here ready to build your own tour to best suit for your needs and likes. Here is updated China high speed train schedules & routes and Popular China High Speed Bullet Train Tours >.

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Top 3 tours chosen by most customers to explore in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Kunming Green Lake Winter Scenery
3 Days Kunming Spring City Tour

Kunming / Stone Forest / Kunming

Dali Old Town
3 Days Dali Classic Tour


Three Pagodas
4 Days Kunming & Dali Highlights Tour by High Speed Train

Kunming / Stone Forest / Kunming / Dali

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