Kunming - Dali High Speed Train

Right now, nearly 30 pairs of high speed trains are operated between Kunming and Dali on a daily basis. With a running distance of 328 km (204 mi), bullet trains need about 2 - 3 hours to complete a single ride. A second class seat costs CNY 145.

Kunming - Dali High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Open date: July 1, 2018
 Duration: about 2 - 3 hours
 Distance: 328 km (204 mi)
 Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
 Operated at: Kunming/ Kunming South, Dali

Kunming to Dali High Speed Train Schedule 

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D865207:22 - 09:101h48m
D866408:42 - 10:502h8m
D393815:54 - 17:542h00m
D381417:34 - 19:352h1m
Nearly 30 departures in total: departure time from 06: 24 to 21:43; duration from 1H52M to 3H
See more Kunming Schedule 
 (Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D384410:05 - 12:192h14m
D869816:23 - 18:181h55m
D872817:52 - 19:471h55m
Nearly 30 departures in total: departure time from 07:25 to 19:54; duration from 1H52M to 2H52M

Note: The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Kunming - Dali High Speed Train Ticket Fare 

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
First Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 231 / USD 35CNY 145 / USD 22

Kunming - Dali High Speed Train Running Route

This high speed railway is officially known as the Kunming - Chuxiong- Dali Intercity Railway. Several railway stations with the characteristics of minorities are set up along the line, including Lufeng South, Guangtong North, Chuxiong, Nanhua, Yunnanyi and Xiangyun. In the beginning of their running, bullet trains are planned to shuttle with an average interval of about 25 minutes. With its operation, the total duration between these two cities has been shortened from the previous 5.5 hours around to the current 2 hours.

How to Get to Dali Ancient City from Dali Railway Station?

Dali Railway Station is located at the south part of the Ancient City. There is bus no. 8 connecting these two places directly. The duration is about 1.5 hours. If by taxi, about 40 minutes are needed.

Other Transportation Option: Kunming - Dali Coach

If time is permitted, passengers can also take coaches to shuttle between the two cities. Nowadays there are over 50 pairs of coaches running between these two cities with an interval of about 30 minutes. The prices range from around CNY 80 to CNY 160. The total duration of the journey is about 4 – 5 hours.


1. Kunming and Dali are two hot tourist cities with their beautiful natural scenery and unique cultural customs. No matter which transportation means is chosen at last, passengers are recommended to take a seat next to the window so as to enjoy the beauty along the line.

2. Kunming – Dali – Lijiang is a popular travelling route. Before the operation of Kunming – Dali High Speed Railway, only normal trains run among these places. Nowadays, passengers can choose to take a 2-hour's bullet train between Kunming and Dali and another 2-hour's normal train between Dali and Lijiang. By doing so, around 4 hours can be saved for the Kunming - Lijiang journey onboard.

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 Major Rail Line from Dali to:
- Last modified on Apr. 02, 2019 -
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    Posted on Jun. 03, 2019
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    Posted on May. 30, 2019
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    Posted on May. 20, 2019
    Dear Ms. Cheung, Thank you for your kind assistance in booking the train travel. ALL went very well, and all the pre-booked tickets were issued without any complications. The trains were fast, and efficient; (with exception of the 2nd class, from Dali to Lijiang). I'm sure the older trains will be upgraded in time. English was spoken at a minimum, but understanding was not hindered, as there is always someone will to help.

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    Your towns, and cities, (Dali, Lijian, Shughe), as well as surroundings, were beautiful; ...and not to be missed.
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    Posted on May. 18, 2019
    I was very happy with the booking procedures. The staff were very helpful in accommodating our travel plans and suggested alternative trains when the ones we wanted were fully booked.
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