Hong Kong - Lijiang High Speed Train
However, Hong Kong – Kunming high speed rail line has been opened. Taking a transfer in Kunming so as to travel between Hong Kong and Lijiang by high speed train can be considered. By this way, the high speed train travel time between Hong Kong and Lijiang is about 18-18.5 hours and ticket price for a second class seat is about CNY900.
Open time: September 23, 2018
Overall Duration: 18 - 18.5 hours
Distance: About 1,950 kilometers (1,210 miles)
Top speed: 200 km/h (124 mph) in HK, 300 km/h (186 mph) in Mainland
Transfer in Kunming: Hong Kong - Kunming Bullet Train + Kunming - Lijiang Normal Train
Hong Kong to Kunming to Lijiang Train Schedule & Ticket Fare
|Hong Kong – Kunming South||Kunming - Lijiang||Overall Travel Time||Ticket Fare (CNY)|
|Second Class Seat + Hard Sleeper|
|G312: 12:06 - 19:44||K9602: 21:00 - 06:10+||18H14M||750.5 + 141.5 = 892|
Note: "+" means the second day.
Lijiang to Kunming to Hong Kong Train Timetable & Ticket Fare
|Lijiang - Kunming||Kunming South - Hong Kong||Overall Travel Time||Ticket Fare (CNY)|
|Hard Sleeper + Second Class Seat|
|K9608: 23:00 - 07:23||G314: 09:19 - 16:54||17H54M||141.5 + 750.5 = 892|
A transfer between Kunming South Station and Kunming Railway Station is reminded to passengers who choose the above option. Luckily, Metro Line 1 connects these two stations directly. They can take the branch of Subway Line 1 from Kunming South and transfer to the main line at Chunrongjie Station, then they will reach Kunming Station. The whole journey takes a duration of around 70 minutes.
News comes that bullet trains will start to shuttle between Kunming and Lijiang by the end of 2018, after finishing the improvement of old railways. By then, passengers can choose bullet trains instead of normal trains to travel between Kunming and Lijiang. The duration of them is estimated to be around 3 hours.
Other Transportation Mean Between Hong Kong and Lijiang
Hong Kong – Guangzhou Bullet Train + Guangzhou – Lijiang Flight
|West Kowloon – Guangzhou South||At most 30 pairs daily||47 minutes||CNY 215 |
for second class seat
|Guangzhou Airport – Lijiang Airport||3 pairs of flights |
on a daily basis
|3 hours||CNY 1,400 – 2,000 |
for economy class seat
|Total||---||4 hours||CNY 1,615 – 2,215|
If choosing the second option, passengers are reminded to take a transfer between Guangzhou South Station and Baiyun International Airport. Luckily, those two places are connected by metro. To reach the airport, they can take Metro Line 2 from Guangzhou South and transfer at Jiahewanggang Station to Metro Line 3 and get off at Airport South Station. The total duration is about 75 minutes with the ticket price of CNY 10.
Major Rail Lines from Hong Kong to:
Major Rail Lines from Lijiang to:
Or maybe you can choose to wait at Kunming South and take K9693 at 10:17pm directly so you can avoid this transfer between stations.