How to Get to & around Shangri-La 2020
Get to/away Shangri-La
Diqing Airport, also called Shangri-La Diqing Airport or Zhongdian Airport, has flights linking itself with Kunming, Lhasa, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai. Daily flights are available between Kunming and Shangri-La. If there is no direct flight from your departure cities to Shangri-La, you could reach Kunming first and then transfer to Shangri-La by air or by long-distance bus.
Transfer Tips: The airport is located 5 km from downtown Shangri-La. There is no shuttle bus running between the airport and Shangri-La urban area at present. You may take a taxi which costs around 15-20 Yuan.
Shangri-La Diqing Airport
Shangri-La has no train station at present. Visitors could take a train to nearby cities such as Lijiang, Kunming and Dali. A railway is under construction and predicted to be finished in 2020.
A good way to reach Shangri-La is by long-distance bus. Shangri-La Long-distance Bus Station is located in the middle section of Changzheng Road. It operates buses to nearby counties and major cities of Yunnan Province.
|Kunming||Shangri-La||720KM||12 hours||runs every half an hour|
|Lijiang||Shangri-La||174KM||4 hours||runs every 40 minutes|
|Dali||Shangri-La||380KM||7 hours||both coaches and sleeper bus are available|
|Panzhihua(in Sichuan)||Shangri-La||470KM||12 hours||one daily sleeper bus available|
|Deqin||Shangri-La||180KM||5-6 hours||Four regular buses available|
Shangri-La Long-distance Bus Station
Get around Shangri-La
The starting price is 5 Yuan. The town seat is not big and taxis are not metered by taximeter. Within downtown area the taxi fare is CNY5. But if you go out of the downtown, the cost will be higher. Try to discuss the price with the drivers.
There are several public buses in Shangri-La, bus fares are 1 Yuan. There are some minibuses to the surrounding towns. In the high season, minibuses will open more routes to the surrounding attractions. Bus No.3 will take you to the Songzanlin Monastery.
Shangri-La Public Buses
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