Kunming to Dali Train Schedules, Tickets and Stations

It is easy to get to your romantic holiday place from the “City of Spring”! Now, the bullet train between Kunming and Dali will take you transfer for about 2 hours with real high speed and comfort, which has saved about 3-4 hours than taking a normal train in the past. For your convenient go, there arrange over 20 daily D trains from Kunming to Dali from the early morning till night time, usually during 06:30-21:30, all of which departs from Kunming South Railway Station and finally stops in Dali Railway Station. Nice sceneries, interesting Yunnan ethnic culture, tasteful food, and romantic vacation is there, so check the train schedule and tickets information to choose your Kunming to Dali train to start your exploration tour!

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Kunming to Dali High Speed Train Route

Kunming to Dali High Speed Train Route is the first high speed railway between the two popular tourist cities. Built from Kunming South Station to Dali Station, the entire railway section is about 328km in length, passing 5 stations, namely Lufeng South Station (禄丰南站), Guangtong North Station (广通北站), Chuxiong Station (楚雄站), Nanhua Station (南华站), Xiangyun Station (祥云站) in the middle way. Please check the detailed Kunming Dali High Speed Rail Map to know the detailed route and stops.

Kunming South Railway Station (昆明南站)

Location: Xiangyuan Street, Chenggong District, Kunming City (昆明市呈贡区祥园街)

As it is in the prosperous area with convenient transportation, you can transfer to many great hotels and the top popular attractions without efforts, the local Metro Line 1 can take you there with speed and convenience. To the city center and Cuihu Lake area, it usually takes about 1.5 hours by Metro Line 1 and Line 2. And to the Western Hill, it will take about 1.5-2 hours in total.

Kunming Railway Station (昆明站)

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

From there, it takes about 40 minutes by local bus or metro transfer, about 0.5 hours to the city center by local Metro Line 1 and Line 2, about 30 minutes to Kunming Cuihu Lake, about 1.5-2 hours to the Stone Forest scenic spot, etc. If you want to visit the Dongchuan Red Land scenic area, it will take longer time for about 3.5-4 hour by car.

Dali Railway Station (大理站)

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

Constructed in the downtown place. To reach major attractions in Dali, local tourist busses are good to choose. However, if you go by local taxi, it will needs about 15-20 minutes to the city center, about 40-50 minutes to Dali Ancient City and Three Pagoda Park, about 45-50 minutes to Longkan Pier or Caicun Pier of Erhai Lake, etc.

Note: if you have any questions about the local transfer and train stations in Kunming and Dali, please directly contact our Travel Consultant for help!

High Speed Train Tips

Class of Ticket

On high speed trains from Kunming to Dali, there are two kinds of tickets are provided, including First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. Check All Types of Seats on China High Speed Train>

Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel

Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or ask help from ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. One thing you should remember is to book the ticket as early as possible, especially in peak tourist seasons. After collecting the tickets, please read carefully about the train number, departure date and station to make sure you won’t miss the train. If you want to cancel, alter your train tickets, you are required to bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments. Check details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>

Board & Get off

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 details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>

Baggage Allowance

China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger with a train ticket is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Though there are written regulation and rules about the luggage allowance, in practice, passengers can take as much luggage as you can if only you handled them properly. Check detailed Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train>

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 All Facilities & Service on China Train>


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