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 Dec. 06, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Lijiang Airport
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.
Asked by Bijin Shah from INDIA | Feb. 16, 2018 09:54Reply
Transfer in lijiang. Visa needed?
Can anyone help me. I'm traveling from wuhan to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia through LJ. 8hour transfer there. And it says I need to take visa and all.. I don't know about that.. I have residents permit in china. Do I have to take any other visa for that transfer. Plz help me...thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by William from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 22, 2018 19:44

No, you don’t need to take a visa in that case!
Asked by Harry Lowman from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 27, 2017 05:09Reply
Is there a luggage wrapping service in Lijiang Airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian from FRANCE | Oct. 29, 2017 21:46

Yes, you can see the counter near the entrance of the terminal building in the public area.
Asked by han from SINGAPORE | Oct. 18, 2017 12:15Reply
Transport from Lantian Hotel to Garden Inn after midnight
(A group of 19 reaching Lijiang Airport at 1AM on Dec 25) We understand that there's shuttle at that timing till Lantian hotel. But if we were to stay at Garden Inn (quite a distance away from lantian), are there taxis readily available at that timing to transfer us? And if so, do you have a rough gauge of the fare? Much appreciated.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tess from SINGAPORE | Oct. 18, 2017 22:27

Is your hotel in 7 Wanmiao Lane Beimen Street, Gucheng District? if yes, as I know, it’s not far from Lantian Hotel, about 2km east to Liantian Hotel.
As I know, the taxi is available at night and it costs around CNY20.
Asked by cm from MALAYSIA | Sep. 27, 2017 08:24Reply
Lijiang Airport Shuttle Bus operating time
hi. I will reach the airport 00:55am midnight
I want to know if the Airport Shuttle Bus operates at that hour?

Answers (1)
Answered by Amy from FINLAND | Sep. 27, 2017 21:41

Don’t worry, the shuttle bus to downtown area is available until the last flight.
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