Kunming - Dali High Speed Train

Right now, over 50 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 155.5.

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 Jan 16, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D865707:10 - 09:372h27m
D866408:04 - 10:222h18m
D871416:00 - 18:042h4m
D396017:49 - 20:162h27m
D874221:40 - 23:452h5m
Nearly 50 departures in total: departure time from 07:03 to 21:43; duration from 1H54M to 2H52M.
See more Kunming Schedule 
 (Last Update on Jan 16, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G284607:15 - 09:332h18m
D384410:06 - 12:322h26m
D867014:00 - 16:112h11m
G284215:55 - 18:002h5m
D870818:30 - 20:342h4m
About 40 departures in total: departure time from 07:26 to 21:06; duration from 1H55M to 2H51M.

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 Jan 16, 2023)
First Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 247.5 / USD 36CNY 155.5 / USD 23

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.

 Further Reading: How to Travel between Kunming and Dali

Major Rail Lines from Kunming to:
Major Rail Lines from Dali to:
- Last updated on Jan. 16, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
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