Lijiang Airport

Airport Code: LJG

 Location: Lijiang Airport is 28 kilometers (about 17.4 miles) to the south of Lijiang City and about 30 kilometers (about 18.6 miles) from the Old Town of Lijiang.
Lijiang Airport Transfer

 Brief Intro: It was opened to the public in July, 1995 with an area about 1,200,000 square meters (about 12,916,693 square feet) and an elevation of about 2,242.6 meters (about 7,357.6 feet). Its terminal consists of the 5,700-square-meters' Domestic Terminal and the 2,286-square-meters' International Terminal. There are a 2,500-meter (about 2,734 yards) long runway and a landing field which can seat 6 planes. Currently, it has airlines to more than 10 cities such as Beijing, Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Guiyang, Xi'an, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Chengdu, Nanjing, Kunming and Banna.

Airline Companies:

Air China (CA), China Southern Airlines (CZ), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Chongqing Airlines (OQ), Deer Air ( JD), Hainan Airlines(HU), Kunming Airlines (KY), Lucky Air (8L), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Sichuan Airlines( 3U), United Eagle Airlines (EU), Xiamen Airlines (MF)

Airport Transportation

 By Shuttle Bus

Routes Depart Station Operating Hours Duration Ticket Fare
Airport → Downtown Area Airport bus station Upon flights arrival 40-45 minutes CNY20
Downtown Area → Airport Lantian Hotel (at Fuhui Road) 06:30 to 22:00 at intervals of 30 minutes

Tips: The schedule of shuttle bus from downtown Lijiang to the airport may be changed in terms of the real-time flights schedule. It is suggested that passengers check the schedule from the bus station one day in advance. 
Lijiang Airport
Lijiang Airport
Taxis Outside of Lijiang Airport
Taxis Outside of Lijiang Airport
 Transportation between Airport and the Lijiang Old Town
1. Passengers may get to the Old Town directly by taxi. It costs about CNY 80.
2. Another direct way to the Old Town is by minibus. It can seat 7 persons and the ticket fare is CNY50/person.
3. Passengers may also take the shuttle bus to its terminus and then change to a taxi to the Old Town. The taxi fare is about CNY7-10.


 Parking Lot: Located in front of the terminal building, two parking lots cover a total area of 2,500 square meters (about 26,910 square feet) and are able to seat 200 cars.
 The Isolation Area is where water fountains are situated.
 Clear signs are successively located in the terminal building for passengers' convenience.
 There are business shops and restaurants in the terminal.


 The service of inquiry offers information concerning the flight, boarding, etc.
 Lost luggage is kept for passengers for 90 days.
 Broadcasts are given every 30 minutes upon flight delay as well as other related services.
 Free wheel-chairs and prior Security Check are offered to special passengers, who have applied in advance, i.e. passengers over 70, the weak, the disabled, the pregnant, the one with babies and children without companions.

 Service Standard
1. Waiting Time for Getting Boarding Passes: The first-classes and business classes are under 5 minutes; economy class is under 10 minutes.
2. Waiting Time for Security Check: 15 minutes
3. Time for Luggage Delivery upon Arrival: 
Types of Planes 1st Luggage Last Luggage
Less than 150 seats 18 minutes 35 minutes
More than 150 seats 25 minutes 50 minutes
- Last modified on Jan. 20, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Lijiang Airport
Asked by Ilan from USA | Jan. 20, 2020 02:47Reply
What is the best way to get to Dali from Lijiang airport? Is there a direct bus or a train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mona from USA | Jan. 20, 2020 19:18

There is no direct bus or train. You can hire or share a car with others.
Asked by yicco sui from MALAYSIA | Nov. 06, 2019 07:07Reply
Do they have direct airport shuttle bus from airport to Lijiang Old town at 7am?
how much ? thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Elijah from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 07, 2019 23:50

Well, there is no direct public transportation between these two places. Upon landing, you can take airport shuttle bus to get to Blue Sky Hotel first. Then you can take a taxi to the old town. Or for your convenience, you can take a taxi from airport directly. The cab fare is around CNY110.
Asked by Ms Wawa from MALAYSIA | Aug. 10, 2019 09:18Reply
Is there any bus from Lijiang Sanyi International Airport to International Youth Hostel?
Thanks 😊
Answers (2)
Answered by Amy from USA | Aug. 12, 2019 22:32

You can take shuttle bus to Minhang Lantian Hotel Station, then transfer to bus Yongsheng Line 1 from Dianxin Building Station to Hospital Station, and walk north 300m to your destination. It takes around 75 minutes with CNY21.
Answered by Cik Wawa from MALAYSIA | Aug. 13, 2019 05:15

Thanks a lot Amy for the information 😊
Asked by Berny Doherty from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 01, 2019 22:53Reply
Is there a shuttle bus from Lijiang Sanyi International Airport to Leaping Gorge 9am ?
Answers (2)
Answered by Jane from USA | Jun. 02, 2019 23:09

There is no direct shuttle bus from the airport to the Leaping Gorge. You need to take Bus Line 27 from the airport to Lijiang Passenger Bus Station first, which takes about 1.5 hours. Then take bus from the bus station to the gorge and the bus departs from 8:00 to 9:30 every 30 mins.
Answered by Berny Doherty from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 04, 2019 00:19

Thanks for your information Jane, really looking forward to hiking this wonderful gorge!
Asked by Stephane Lam from HONG KONG | May. 14, 2019 21:19Reply
Is there a service (Shuttle or taxi), allowing you to go directly from Lijiang airport to Shaxi?
Thanks for your answers :)
Steven Hong Kong
Answers (1)
Answered by Amber from AUSTRALIA | May. 15, 2019 19:18

No, there is no direct bus from the airport to Shaxi.
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