Covering an area of 225 hectares, it is one of the biggest airports in the northwest of Yunnan Province. Shangri-La Airport offers flights to Kunming, Chengdu, Lhasa, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Modernizd Shangri-la Airport is a 24-hour airport inside the Yunnan Province with its geology, geomorphology, climatic conditions all being suitable. It is the air corridor flying to Kunming, Tibet and Southern Asia countries.
Address: Diqing city Yunnnan province
Tel: 86 887 8229916
Diqing Civil Airport
Located in Gezanba, it is one of the biggest airports in the northwest of the Yunnan Province. Airplane for flight is Boeing737 and 700 aircraft.
There are 4 scheduled buses from Zhongdian Bus Station（0887-8223501）to Deqen every morning：7:20, 8:20, 9:20, 12:00，it will take 5、6 hours and costs 33 RMB. Lunch is offered at Benzilan during the trip. The scenery along the road is extremely beautiful, tourists can enjoy the scenery of Napahai Lake, Jinsha River Grand Gorge, Benzhilan, Dongzhuling Monastery and Baimang Snow Mountain.
The last scheduled bus from Deqen to Shangri-la is 3:00pm.
Telephone of Deqen Long-distance Bus Station：0887-8412115(Shangri-la 81km Benzilan 23km Dongzhuling Monastery 44km Baimang Snow Mountain 35km Deqen)
Deqen to Mingyong Glacier and Xidang Village
There are scheduled buses from Deqen Bus Station to Mingyong Glacier every day( Via the Feilai Temple), one-hour trip and costs RMB13. Also, buses are available to Xidang Village( a must-be road to Yubeng village).
Highways are main means of transportation for tourists to get to the Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Diqing connects Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet, network of communication lines is formed with Yunnan-Tibet highway, Sichuan-Tibet highway and Kangding-Tibet being main roads. In a word, it is convenient for tourists to go to tourist attractions in Shangri-la by highway, but some scenic spots such as Bitahai Lake, tourists have to get there on horseback.
Kunming to Shangri-la
The mileage from Kunming to Shangri-la is 720 kilometers, via Zhuxiong and Dali. Tourists can go directly to the Zhongding county seat by high-speed passenger bus in Kunming Passenger Transport Bus Station(No60 Beijing Road, next to Jinhua Hotel, Telephone: 0871-3511534、0871-3511309).It will take 12 hours to get to the destination and costs RMB145.The bus starts at 6:00am and 18:00pm.every day.
In addition, there are also passenger buses to the Zhongdian county seat in Kunming West Passenger Transport Station(Tele:：08715326258)and Kunming South Passenger Transport Station（Tele：08713544574）
South Passenger Transport Station to Zhongdian，deluxe bus, starting time: 8:20
West Passenger Transport Station to Zhongdian, deluxe bus, starting time: 9:00
Huatupo to Zhongdian，sleeping bus, buses are available at 15:00 - 19:00
Lijiang to Shangri-la( The price below is base on the information of July 29, 2008.)
The mileage from Lijiang to Shangri-la is about 187 kilometers, there are 3 - 5 scheduled buses from 7:00 - 15:00 every day. The fee is RMB45.
The mileage from Dali to Shangri-la is about 300 kilometers. It costs 63 RMB from Dali to Zhongdian by mini-bus.
Panzhihua Sichuan to Shangri-la
The mileage from Panzhihua to Shangri-la is about 470 kilometers, there are several scheduled buses from Panzhihua( Jinjiang) Transport Station to Zhongdian. It costs RMB90 for sleeping bus and RMB60 for hard seat.
Zhongdian Long-distance Bus Station：Middle Section of Zhangzheng Road Tel：0887-8223501
RMB5 in the city and RMB15 to the airport.
Since scenic spots in Shangri-la is far away from each other and timetable for scheduled buses sometimes will be changed, please get clear information from the local bus station before setting forth, including timetable for scheduled buses and road condition, etc. Please make sure the rate if going by a charter bus.
Questions and Answers About Shangri-la Transportation
Dear, I''d like know transportation time and price by bus and train: shaxi to shangri-la, shangri-la to lijiang. Best regards, Anoulith
I am not sure which Shaxi you mean, could give me more information about it?
There is no railway station in Shangri-la, so you could take a bus to Lijiang.
The buses is available from 7:10am to 17:40pm, it takes about 4.5 hours. It costs about CNY40-50(US$6.5-8).
Lussie Lu replied on 2014-07-14
Hi, we plan to travel from Shangri-La to Kunming to catch a flight in Kunming at 10:10am. What about the night coaches from Shangri-La to Kunming and/or Lijiang to Kunming, what are the schedule, when do they leave Shangri-La/Lijiang and at what time do they arrive in Kunming? Also is the schedule reliable? Thanks a lot.
The coach from Shangri-La to Kunming is available from 17:00 to 20:00. There are about five buses. It takes about 15 hours.
The coach from Lijiang to Kunming is available from 8:20am to 11:20am, and at 18:30pm,19:00pm, 19:30pm, 20:00pm, 20:30pm. It takes about 8-9 hours.
Lussie Lu replied on 2014-07-09
We are a party of two-possibly three- adults (parents and daughter) from England and we wish to travel by air from Diqing airport to Kunming on 27th July 2014. We are staying at a hostel in Pijiang Po, Zhongdian. How far is this from the airport and what is the best means of getting there please? Also what are the times and costs of flights? How long before departure do we need to check in at the airport?
It is about 6 km from the airport to your hostel. You could take a taxi to get to the hostel. It takes about 20 minutes and it costs about CNY30/US$5.
I suggest you go to the airport for check-in 1.5 hours before departure.
There are six flights on Jul. 27 from Deqing(also named Zhongdian) to Kuming. It sets off at 8:50am, 9:40am, 10:00am, 23:40pm, 22:50pm and 14:05pm. The cheapest one costs US$131 per person, excluding the tax. If you would like to boo the ticket, please click this link to book it directly. http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-flights/flight-list.asp?QueryID=4773470&fcook=2014070914304857&star=DIG&dest=KMG&rDate=2014-7-27 Lussie Lu replied on 2014-07-09
Michael Hartstein 2014-06-24
I''ve read there is a train under construction, expected to be completed in 2014, from Lijiang to Shangri-La. Is that train running now? Where can I find the timetable? Thanks!
There is no train from Lijiang to Shangri-La at present. You need to take a bus to get there. Lussie Lu replied on 2014-06-24
Do you provide air ticketing booking services from shangri la to kuming?
As a travel agency online, we can offer flight tickets booking from Shangri La to Kunming and domestic flight tickets in China. Furthermore, we can arrange tours to Shangri La, Kunming or other cities in China. Please let me know your travel date so that I can check the airfare for you.
Nancy Deng replied on 2014-04-06