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Guilin - Dali High-Speed Trains

The Guilin–Dali train route is an extension of the Guilin–Kunming railway. It began operation on July 20th, 2018. There were no direct trains between Guilin and Dali before that time. Three pairs of high-speed trains operate on this route daily from 08:00 to 22:00.

If their schedules are not suitable for you, you can consider transferring in Kunming because more than 20 trains run from Kunming to Dali daily and vice versa.

Quick Facts

Guilin to Dali High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D3949 08:33 18:13 9 h 40 min
D3953 09:01 18:55 9 h 54 min
D3961 09:44 19:54 10 h 10 min
  • Please note: The timetable is just for your reference.
  • If you want up-to-date schedules, you can use the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Dali to Guilin High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D3934 08:52 19:03 10 h 11 min
D3946 11:15 20:52 9 h 37 min
D3954 13:01 22:18 9 h 17 min

Guilin to Dali High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

First Class Second Class
¥880.5 ($126) ¥551.5 ($79)

Station Information

The trains on this route operate at two different railway stations in Guilin. Please carefully select the railway station that’s closest to your hotel before booking a train ticket. There is only one railway station in Dali. Read the information about this station below:

Dali Railway Station

  • Chinese name: 大理站
  • Address: 261 Weishan Road, Xiaguan Town, Dali, Yunnan Province
  • Chinese address: 大理市下关镇巍山路261号

You can take a bus from Dali to Shangri-La, which takes about 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a normal-speed train from Dali to Lijiang, then take a bus from Lijiang to Shangri-La (about 4 hours).

You might also be interested in reading our Dali Travel Guide.