Dali Airport

Airport Code: DLU

 Location: Dali Airport is located in the junction of Fengyi Town and Haidong Town, Dali City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, southeast of China. As a vital airport for travelers, it is about 13 kilometers (about 8 miles) from Dali downtown, 5 kilometers (about 3 miles) from Erhai Lake and 30 kilometers (about 18.5 miles) from Dali Ancient City.
 Brief Introduction: Dali airport has a terminal building of 21,842 square meters (26,122 square yards), a runway of 2,600 meters (2,840 yards), 3 boarding bridges and 10 tarmacs.
 Popular Flights: Nowadays, Dali Airport has 6 airlines, operating 28 flight routes bounding for 21 domestic cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Chongqing...

Dali Airport
Dali Airport

Passenger Guide

1. Time for Taking Flights:
→ Arrive at the airport 1-1.5 hours before flight departure
→ Close Time for Check-in: 30 mins. before take-off
→ Close Time for Boarding: 20 mins. before take-off

Airlines Companies

China Eastern Airlines (MU), Air China (CA), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Tibet Airlines (TV), Capital Airlines (JD), Chongqing Airlines (OQ), Lucky Air (8L)

Dali Airport Flights Schedule
To / From Frequency (weekly) Travel Time
Beijing 5 on each day 3H30M
Shanghai 2 on each day 3H25M
Guangzhou 4 on each day 2H30M
Xi'an 1 on each Tue. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. 2H25M/2H35M
Kunming 4 on each day 1H/1H10M
Changsha 3 on each day 2H15M
Chengdu 8 on each day 1H30M/1H40M
Wuhan 1 on each Mon. Wed. Fri. Sun. 2H30M
Nanjing 1 on each Tue. Thurs. Sat. 3H5M
Zhengzhou 2 on each day 2H35M
Xishuangbanna 2 on each day 1H

Other flight destinations include Chongqing, Hefei, Guilin, Nanning, Nanchang, Guiyang, Mianyang, and Luzhou. 

Dali Airport Transportation

Airport shuttle bus

 Route: Dali Airport – Airport Road – Dali Railway Station – Meideng Hotel – Cangshan Road - Xingsheng Road - Xingsheng Bridge – Dali Road - South Gate of Dali Ancient City
 Operating Hours: 
From Airport to downtown area: according to the flight schedule
From Dali Ancient City to Airport: 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 8:00, 08:30, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
From Meideng Hotel to Airport: 07:00, 07:30, 09:30, 11:00, 15:30
 Ticket Fare: CNY 25/ person


 Pick-up stand: in front of the airport Arrival Hall
 Reference Taxi Fare: 
Destination Fare Time
Dali Ancient City CNY 60 - 70 40 - 50 minutes
Erhai Lake CNY 25 - 35 20 - 30 minutes
Shaxi Ancient Town CNY 280 - 300 2 hours
Cangshan Mountain CNY 60 - 70 50 - 60 minutes
Dali Railway Station CNY 30 - 40 30 minutes

How to Travel between the Airport and Dali Ancient City

 1. Upon landing, you can easily find airport shuttle bus that can take you to the South Gate of Dali Ancient City. It costs CNY 25/person.
 2. Or you can take the taxi from the airport, which takes about 40 - 50 minutes and CNY 60 - 70 to Dali Ancient City.

How to Travel from the Airport to Dali Railway Station

 1. It is suggested to take the shuttle bus at the Dali Airport and get off at the Dali Railway Station, which costs CNY 25/ person.

 2. Take a taxi to the Dali Railway Station directly if you are in a hurry, which will take 30 minutes and cost CNY 30 - 40.

How to Travel from the Airport to Erhai Lake

  1. First of all, you can take the shuttle bus to the Dali Railway Station. Then, take bus line 26 and get off at Luzheng Zhidui Bus Stop. 

 2. For your convenience, you can take a taxi to Erhai Lake directly. The duration is about 20 - 30 minutes, costing CNY 25 - 35.

Services & Facilities of Dali Airport

In the 2-floor terminal building of Dali airport, there is waiting area, departure area and arrival area. The basic facilities and services are available, such as Lost & Found, Luggage Packing, Luggage Inquiry, VIP lounge, Tourist Service Center, Ticket-booking Counter, Food Stalls, Shops, Nursery Room, Business Center and Smoking Room. When you arrive at the airport, you can find the direction easily by making full use of the detailed English signs at the airport.
- Last updated on Mar. 11, 2022 -
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