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Kunming – Lijiang Train (Bullet Trains and Overnight Trains)

There are three pairs of high-speed trains traveling between Kunming and Lijiang railway stations, with the travel time of only 3 hours. First class is US$52 per ticket, and second class is US$32 per ticket.

In addition, four overnight trains run between Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province, and Lijiang, a top tourist destination, taking 8 to 9 hours to finish 520 kilometers (322 miles). These trains operate at Kunming and Lijiang Railway Stations, departing at night and arrive early in the morning. Soft sleeper, hard sleeper and hard seat are available on the train.

Kunming – Lijiang High-Speed Train

Three pairs of high-speed trains running between Kunming and Lijiang every day. They all terminate at Lijiang and Kunming railway stations, the same train station that serve overnight trains between Kunming and Lijiang. Two of the three trains also stop at Kunming South Station as an intermediate station.

Between Kunming and Lijiang, the fastest train is D8782/D8784 with the duration of around 3 hours. But the ticket price is the most expensive (second class US$33 per ticket). The slowest one takes 3 and a half hours with the ticket price of US$29 per ticket for second class.

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Basic Information

  • Distance: 520 kilometers (322 miles)
  • Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours
  • Terminals: Kunming Railway Station, Lijiang Railway Station
  • Stops: Kunming, Chuxiong, Xiangyun, Heqing, Lijiang

Kunming – Lijiang High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on August 26th, 2019)

From Kunming to Lijiang
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
D8772 08:15 11:13 2 h 58 min
D8776 10:41 14:10 3 h 29 min
D8780 12:32 16:00 3 h 28 min
D8784 14:10 17:26 3 h 16 min
D8788 18:22 21:20 2 h 58 min
D8792 19:23 22:21 2 h 58 min
From Lijiang to Kunming
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
D8774 08:25 11:23 2 h 58 min
D8778 09:38 12:55 3 h 17 min
D8782 13:30 16:28 2 h 58 min
D8786 14:35 18:04 3 h 29 min
D8790 16:43 19:54 3 h 11 min
D8794 19:10 22:22 3 h 12 min

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Kunming – Lijiang High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

First Class Second Class
US$52 (351 CNY) US$32 (220 CNY)

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Kunming – Dali Overnight Train

Basic Information

  • Distance: 520 kilometers (322 miles)
  • Duration: 7-10 hours
  • Terminals: Kunming Railway Station, Lijiang Railway Station
  • Stops: Kunming, Lijiang

Kunming – Lijiang Overnight Train Schedule

(Updated on August 26th, 2019)

Kunming to Lijiang
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
K9602 20:25 05:50 next day 9 h 25m
K9686 21:00 06:14 next day 9 h 14 m
K9616 22:00 06:36 next day 8 h 36 m
K9692 23:25 09:09 next day 9 h 44 m

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Lijiang to Kunming Overnight Train Schedule

(Updated on August 26th, 2019)

Lijiang to Kunming
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
K9698 19:28 04:45 next day 9 h 17 m
K9618 19:58 05:05 next day 9 h 7 m
K9688 22:45 06:29 next day 7 h 44 m
K9604 23:50 09:12 next day 9 h 22 m

Kunming – Lijiang Overnight Train Ticket Price

VIP Cabin Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Soft Seat Hard Seat
US$98 (669 CNY) US$32 (217 CNY) US$21 (141.5 CNY) US$20 (137 CNY) US$13 (89 CNY)

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What's the Difference Between Seat Classes

1. VIP Cabin: this class of sleeper car only appears on train K9686. VIP cabins can accommodate up to 3 persons. There is a lower berth and an upper berth in a private cabin, with a lockable door. The lower berth is wider than an ordinary berth, and which can sleep 2 people. The upper berth is standard size for single occupancy.

You may buy a ticket for a whole cabin, and share the cabin with one or two companions without the need for extra tickets. If you are a group of 3 persons, then this class is perfect for you. The cost would be the same as soft sleeper.

2. Soft sleeper: this class has 4 bunks in a private compartment, with a lockable door.

3. Hard sleeper: hard sleeper car consists of open-plan compartments, with 6 bunks in each compartment.

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