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Beijing to Lijiang Train

Beijing to Lijiang through trains will not be operated in a short time.

But with a transfer in Kunming South Railway Station, passengers can easily travel from Beijing to Lijiang by high speed train.

By this way, the total travel time on the train is around 14 - 16.5 hours and the total ticket cost for a second class seat is CNY 1,378.


Beijing West to Kunming South High Speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare

Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Ticket Fare
(second class seat)
G403 08:00 18:49 10h49m CNY 1,147.5
G81 09:00 20:11 11h11m
G405 10:05 22:35 12h30m

Kunming South to Lijiang High Speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare

Departure Time  Arrival Time Duration Ticket Fare
(second class seat)
D8773 08:25 11:45 3h20m CNY 230.5
D8777 09:53 13:49 3h56m
Note: The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Traveling by the above way, you’d better stay in Kunming for one night and have a good rest. Time permitting, you can also take this opportunity to visit Kunming in one or two days. Kunming has always enjoyed the fame as Spring City, because it’s as comfortable as spring time all the year round. It is attracting numerous travelers to make a tour every year because of its beautiful and peculiar natural landscape, such as the Flowers & Birds Market, Stone Forest, and Green Lake Park.

Other Transportation Means from Beijing to Lijiang

1. Beijing to Lijiang Flight

There are around 5 pairs of flights shuttling between Beijing and Lijiang on a daily basis. A ticket price of an economy class seat ranges from around CNY 700 to CNY 1,200. It takes about 3.5 - 4 hours to complete a single ride.

2. Beijing to Kunming Flight + Kunming to Lijiang High Speed Train

You can take a flight from Beijing to Kunming. There are about 20 flights every day and the flight time is about 3.5 hours with ticket price from CNY 1,700 to CNY 920. Upon landing, take subway line 6 to Juhua and change to line 4 to the South Railway Station. The whole journey is about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Or take airport shuttle bus South Railway Station line to get there directly with a duration of about 1 hour.

What to Do in Lijiang:

Lijiang is a place where most ethnic groups live together, highlighting a strong ethnic characteristics. It attracts many tourists every year. There are many famous scenic spots, such as the Lijiang Old Town, Baishui River (White Water River), Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and other beautiful natural attractions. There you can not only enjoy the pleasant natural scenery, but also feel the unique human landscape. 

Lijiang to Beijing Train

On the return trip from Lijiang to Beijing, you still need to change in Kunming. There are over 15 high speed trains from Lijiang to Kunming South and 4 Kunming South to Beijing West high speed trains, whose whole duration on the train is 14-15 hours.

See detailed Beijing Train Schedule and Lijiang Train Schedule

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- Last updated on Dec. 30, 2020 -
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