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 updated on Mar. 11, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Lijiang Airport
Asked by Estrella from SPAIN | May. 29, 2021 04:53Reply
We would like to travel to Lijiang from Guangzhou 11Jun. Is there any healthy requirement now?
Besides the green code
Answers (1)
Answered by Matthew | May. 30, 2021 20:21

I am not sure because the virus situation is serious in Guangzhou now. You are suggested to consult the local agency.
Asked by Gustavo from BRAZIL | May. 16, 2021 07:11Reply
Late night transportation
I will arrive in Lijiang around midnight. Will there be taxi available from the airport to Lijiang old town this late at night? Is there a time when they stop working?
Answers (1)
Answered by Evan | May. 17, 2021 02:13

Don't worry. Generally speaking, there are still several taxis. :)
Asked by Jaques from CHINA | Oct. 20, 2020 02:01Reply
Taxi Booking — Lijiang to Shangri-la
To whom it may concern,

Would anyone know how to book in advance a taxi from Lijiang Airport to Shangri-la? And more or less how much would it cost?

Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Jackson | Oct. 25, 2020 23:54

For the distance, it is suggested to hire a private car. In general, the fare is CNY 500 to 800 for the single trip.
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.
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