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Bus - Shangri-la (Zhongdian) to Lijiang - Yunnan Province

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Bus - Shangri-la (Zhongdian) to Lijiang - Yunnan Province

Hi travellers. Can you help?

Is it possible to catch a bus in Shangri-la (Zhongdian) early in the morning - down to Lijiang then got out to the airport for a 14.30 flight? (Without panic).

Questions:- What early morning times do busses depart Shangri-la to Lijiang?

How long does it take to get to Lijiang by bus from Shangri-la?

Is it quick and easy to bus or taxi from Lijiang bus station out to the airport?

We are having no luck at booking a flight for 13th Sept 2011 out of Shangri-la (Diqing) to Kunming, so it looks like we have to return to Lijiang where flight bookings are easier.

Does everyone have trouble booking the morning flight out of Shangri-la - curious to know!

Thanks for your help.


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1. Re: Bus - Shangri-la (Zhongdian) to Lijiang - Yunnan Province

hello RexAust,

The earliest bus from zhongdian to Lijiang leaves at 07:20, about 4.5 hours on the way to Lijiang bus station. However, the bus may stop on the way to get more passengers, so difficult to tell the exact arrival time in Lijiang.

It's about 40 mins(at least, road under construction now) from Lijiang bus stop to the airport. bus or taxi same speed.

I would sugget you to book a private car to drive you directly from Zhongdian to Lijiang airport, approx. 4.5 to 5 hours on the way. Better safe than sorry, right?

Good luck folks.

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2. Re: Bus - Shangri-la (Zhongdian) to Lijiang - Yunnan Province

Book the flight when time draws closer. Two months before departure, you can get very good discount from the internet. Before that, many flights are not on the schedual yet, which is why you coulnd't book it now.

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3. Re: Bus - Shangri-la (Zhongdian) to Lijiang - Yunnan Province

likes others said it is kind of dangerous for you to do this kind of trip. there is road construction between Lijiang to Lijiang airport, needs spend more time. so it's better you come to Lijiang one day early, spend some time in Lijiang before you leave for airport.

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4. Re: Bus - Shangri-la (Zhongdian) to Lijiang - Yunnan Province

From which bus station in Lijiang do I catch the bus to Shangri-La please? Thank you.

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