Dali to Lijiang: Train, Bus & Map

Lijiang and Dali are both favored as top popular destinations in Yunnan lying in the central-western and northwestern part respectively in this province. With an air-line distance of about 145km between, the two places offer convenient transportation for travelers in Yunnan to discover their best highlights without efforts, such as Lijiang Old Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Dali Old Town, Erhai Lake, etc. Let’s see the map and detailed information of transferring by the trains and buses at below for planning your Dali Lijiang tour in China.

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Lijiang to Dali

Lijiang Dali Transportation Map

From Dali to Lijiang & from Lijiang to Dali

At present, there is no direct flight between Lijiang and Dali. The two places would be accessed to each other by car, which needs about 2.5 - 3 hours, with a driving distance of about 170 - 210 kilometers based on various routes. However trains and distance coaches also could transfer you between the two tourist cities.

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Dali - Lijiang by Train

The number of Trains running between Dali and Lijiang are limited nowadays. Every day, there are two trains operating between Dali to Lijiang with running duration of about 2.5 to 3 hours. And for trains from Lijiang to Dali, the running duration of about 2 to 2.5 hours.

Lijiang Dali Train Schedule

Train NumberFrom-ToDeparting & Arrival Time Duration
K9622 Lijiang Railway Station
(丽江火车站)
-
Dali Railway Station
(大理火车站)
About 07:38 - 09:30 1hrs & 52mins
K9628 About 13:20 - 15:49 2hr & 29mins
K9622 Dali Railway Station
(大理火车站)
-
Lijiang Railway Station
(丽江火车站)
About 10:08 - 12:47 2hrs & 39mins
K9628 About 16:48 - 19:01 2hr & 13mins

(note: the above information of train number, railway station, time, prices, etc. is only for your reference, since they could be slightly changed according to practical situation. For the latest and real-time high speed train or K trains running from Lijiang to Dali, please go ahead to check Lijiang to Dali | Dali to Lijiang train schedules, fares and train stations 2020.)

Lijiang Railway Station

Location: Near Sheshan Park, end of Nankou Road, Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, Lijiang, Yunnan (丽江市玉龙纳西自治县南口路末端蛇山公园附近-丽江火车站)

This train station is not in the city downtown area or the old city scenic spot. From there, you could transfer to the city center by local bus for about 1 hour or taxi for about 15 - 20 minutes with a distance of about 8km. To Lijiang Old Town, it would take about 15 - 25 mins by taxi for about 8 - 11km, or about 1 hour by bus.

>> Check all information of Lijiang Travel Guide

Dali Railway Station

Location: No. 261, Weishan Road, Xincheng District, Dali, Yunnan (大理市新城区巍山路261号-大理火车站)

Dali Railway Station is also situated in the downtown area. After your arrival there, you could go to the city center by for about 15-20 minutes for about 3 kilometers or by local bus for about 20-30 minutes. If you want to transfer to Dali Old Town directly, it would take about 1 hour & 40 minutes by the tourist bus and about 40-50 minutes for about 18 kilometers by taxi.

>> Check all information of Dali Travel Guide

Lijiang Train Station

Lijiang Railway Station

Dali Railway Station

Dali Railway Station

Lijiang - Dali by Bus

Besides the train, taking a bus is also a good way for independent travelers, no matter you go from Lijiang to Dali or from Dali to Lijiang. There are many distance coaches running every day, with about 3.5 hours driving time, the bus transfer is also a budget efficient choice for your Yunnan travel planning.

Lijiang to Dali Bus Schedule:

FromToFrequencyDuration
Lijiang Bus Terminal
(丽江客运站)
Dali Bus Terminal
(大理)
about 19 buses
(8:00 - 19:00)
about 3.5hrs
Xiaguan Bus Terminal
(下关)
about 19 buses
(8:00 - 19:00)
Shuanglang Bus Terminal
(双廊)
about 2 buses
(9:00 / 14:50)

(Note: the above information of number of buses, bus stations, time, prices, etc. is only for your reference, since they could be slightly changed according to practical situation. You could contact our professional travel expert for the detailed and newest information of buses between Lijiang and Dali.)

Dali to Lijiang Bus Schedule:

FromToFrequencyDuration
Dali Old Town Tourist Bus Station
(大理古城旅游汽车客运站)
Lijiang Bus Terminal
(丽江)
about 6 buses
(8:30 - 14:20)
about 3-3.5hrs
Dali Express Bus Station
(大理快速汽车客运站)
Lijiang Bus Terminal
(丽江)
about 4 buses
(8:30 - 19:00)
Dali North Highway Passenger Station
(大理汽车客运北站)
Lijiang Bus Terminal
(丽江)
about 8 buses
(8:30 - 18:30)
Dali Shuanglang Bus Terminal
(双廊客运站)
Lijiang Bus Terminal
(丽江)
about 6 buses
(10:00 - 17:30)
Lijiang Sanyi International Airport
(丽江三义国际机场)
about 6 buses
(10:00 - 17:30)

(Note: the above information of number of buses, bus stations, time, prices, etc. is only for your reference, since they could be slightly changed according to practical situation. You could contact our professional travel expert for the detailed and newest information of buses between Lijiang and Dali.)

Lijiang Bus Stations

Both bus stations are located in Lijiang downtown. From Lijiang Bus Terminal, you could get to Lijiang Old City and Black Dragon Pool for about 15 minutes, to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Blue Moon Valley for about 50 minutes, and to Shuhe Ancient Town for about 20-25 minutes by car. Lijiang Gaokuai Bus Terminal is at the northwest of Lijiang Old Town, and you need about 10 minutes to transfer there, about 30 minutes to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, about 10 minutes to the Black Dragon Pool Park by car. Check Top 15 Things to Do in Lijiang | Top 10 Attractions on TripAdvisor | Attractions in Lijiang.

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Dali Bus Stations

Among all bus stations in Dali, Shuanglang Bus Terminal is located in Shuanglang Town, so could get to attractions in this town very easily.

Dali North Bus Terminal is a little far away from the city center, from where you could reach Dali Old Town for about 20 minutes, Cangshan National Park for about 15-20 minutes, Three Pagodas for about 20-25 minutes by local taxi.

Besides, Dali Old Town Bus Terminal is just located outside out the Dali Old Town scenic spot, and also, it needs about only 10 minutes to arrive at the Three Pagoda Park from there.

Other bus stations are almost situated in the downtown area of Dali, so you could get in a taxi to Dali Old City for about 30-40 minutes, to the Three Pagodas for about 30-40 minutes, to Cangshan Mountain for about 30 minutes, and to Erhai Lake for about 40 minutes by the local taxi. If go by local bus, it needs about 1.5-2 hours to reach the above popular scenic spots. Check all Top Things to Do in Dali | Attractions in Dali.

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Lijiang

Lijiang

Dali to Lijiang Bus

Dali Express Bus Station

Lijiang Bus Station

Lijiang Bus Terminal

How to Plan a Dali Lijaing Tour

Lijiang and Dali are both favored as top popular destinations in Yunnan. No matter you are looking for the extraordinary natural scenery or diverse and colorful ethnic cultures, a 4 - 5 days tour to Lijang and Dali can satisfied all you needs. You can visit old trade cities on Ancient Tea-horse Road, such as Lijang Old Town, Dali Old Town, Shaxi Ancient Town etc, learn more Bai ethnic culture at Xizhou Village and experience local featured activities Three-course Tea and Tie-dye, plan a hiking tour to Cangshan Mountain or Tiger Leaping Gorges and enjoy the magnificence of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

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Most people won’t arrive directly at these two places, they would arrive at Shangri-La or Kunming first and plan a 6 - 8 days tour in Yunnan. If you want to explore more Yunnan ethnic minorities and interested in traditional culture you can add Shangri-La - the lost paradise in your journey. Or you can take the most classic route, arrive at the “Spring City” - Kunming first and take 8 days to tour all hot destinations in Yunnan.

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