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Lijiang Transportation

yun nanLijiang Sanyi International Airport

The city of Lijiang is located in the northwestern corner of Yunnan Province, southeast of Tibet Autonomous Region. It has  the same beautiful terrain as Shangri-La, located about 200 km (125 mi) northwest of Lijiang in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

As with many small mountainous towns and cities in China, Lijiang is mystically beautiful. So, while getting there might under ordinary circumstances be half of the fun, we suggest that you instead "cut to the chase" and get to Lijiang by the quickest means at your disposal (by air) — we feel confident that you will not regret it!

Lijiang's Airport

Lijiang Sanyi International Airport is one of the three international airports in Yunnan Province, together with Kunming Changshui International Airport and Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport. All the main cities in China are accessible from Lijiang Sanyi International Airport.

The facilities of Lijiang Sanyi International Airport are complete to tourist requirements. It has a single runway, 19 aircraft bays, and eight boarding gates. Shuttle buses are very convenient for you to get to the city center.

Railway Stations

yun nanLijiang Railway Station

There are two railways stations in Lijiang: Lijiang Railway Station and Lijiang East Railway Station. They make Lijiang much more accessible from the major cities of Yunnan Province, such as Kunming and Dali. It is an important part of the Yunnan–Tibet Railway.

Lijiang East Railway Station has 17 windows selling train tickets to tourists, from 7:20am to 9am, 12pm to 3pm, and 5:20pm to 8:30pm. You can take buses 4, 16, 18 to the railway station.

Bus Stations

Lijiang has several bus stations to reach the main cities in Yunnan Province.

Lijiang Passenger Transport Service Center Bus Station

  • Address: Changshui Road, southwest corner of Lijiang Ancient City
  • Telephone: 0888-5121106
  • Buses to Zhongdian, Deqin, and Kunming

Lijiang Guluwan Bus Station

  • Address: Red Sun Square, close to Black Dragon Pool Park, north of Lijiang Ancient City
  • Telephone: 0888-5122929
  • Buses to Daju, Xiaguan, Zhongdian, Panzhihua, and Kunming
yun nanLijiang Gaokuai Bus Station

Lijiang Gaokuai Bus Station

  • Address: Shangri-La Avenue
  • Telephone: 0888-5169758
  • Buses only to Kunming

Lijiang Tourist Bus Station

  • Address: Close to Naxi Hotel, Changshui Road
  • Telephone: 0888-5125492
  • Buses to local tourist areas

City Transport

As Lijiang is small, exploring on foot is ok. Taxis and rentable bicycles are also available.