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. 

 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 Aug. 13, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Lijiang Airport
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.
Asked by Marisa Zeller from GERMANY | Feb. 24, 2019 22:20Reply
Shuttle Bus Airport Lijiang
Hi there
We get to LJ 24.03 Night after 24 clock.
Shuttle bus still driving? You write here the bus drives till last flight? We need to come to Mama Naxi Guesthouse? Is the bus driving close to this Hostel? Can you help us:0)
Answers (1)
Answered by Sincere from NEW ZEALAND | Feb. 25, 2019 22:02

Yes, according to the information on airport official website, the shuttle bus will operate until the last flight arrival. The ticket fare is CNY20/person. After arriving at Lantian Hotel, take a taxi to your hotel directly.
Asked by huda from MALAYSIA | Dec. 03, 2018 16:30Reply
Do they have direct airport shuttle bus from Lijiang Old town to airport at 6am?
And how much it cost? Is there a schedule in the website?
Answers (3)
Answered by Dana from USA | Dec. 03, 2018 17:05

The airport shuttle bus from the old town to the airport stops at New City Bluesky Hotel. The ticket fare is CNY20. The bus schedule is from 06:30 to 22:00. The departure interval is about 30 minutes. You can take the bus No.11 or a taxi to New City Bluesky Hotel at first.
Answered by huda from MALAYSIA | Dec. 05, 2018 17:10

Hi dana. Thank you very much. Is this New City Bluesky hotel is the same name as Lantian Hotel? I found somewhere over the net : need to take the airport shuttle bus from Lantian Hotel to get to the airport.
Answered by Dana | Dec. 06, 2018 21:35

Yes, they are the same.
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