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 Sep 17, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D865207:25 - 09:252h00m
D866408:08 - 10:282h20m
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 Sep 17, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D865407:16 - 09:242h8m
D384410:18 - 12:392h21m
D869816:23 - 18:181h55m
D872818:14 - 20:091h55m
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 Sep 17, 2019)
First Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 231 / USD 33CNY 145 / USD 21

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 Aug. 29, 2019 -
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    My journey was from Dali to Kunming, but firstly, I needed to take a bus from Shuanglang to Dali train station. What made me upset were the very slow bus and the traffic along the way, the road was really busy with many cars and the bus I was on moved sluggishly. I fingers crossed that the bus could be faster, otherwise I would be late to catch my train. TCG staff helped me with a backup just in case. But fortunately, I made it! Thanks to TravelChinaGuide, I was a real release that someone could help you when you were in trouble. I appreciate their service and will recommend them to all my friends. ...More
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    Posted on Jul. 29, 2019
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    Posted on Jul. 20, 2019
    I am very satisfied with the service I get from you. Even calling me up because you saw my transfer times were very short to make sure if I can catch the train. That's great service. I can see you made the effort not only to issue the ticket, but also to make sure my trips are in order.
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