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Source: Butterfly Spring
1. After going to China, you can continue to fly to Dali in major cities in China, or take the high-speed rail to Dali.
Buses from Kunming West Bus Station take about 4-5 hours and costs ¥138-145 for an ordinary bus and around ¥180 for an express luxury bus, and will bring you to Xiaguan (Dali New City). Some buses go to Dali Old City, too, so check with the driver. In Xiaguan, there are three different bus stations, to reach the train station, go east along Jianshe Lu and Dianyuan Lu. From Xiaguan Train Station (in Dali New Town) you can take bus 8 and bus 4 (¥3, 40 min approx. 18 km (11 mi)) to Dali Old Town, 13 km (8 mi) to the north (Bus 4 also runs through the town).
In July 2018, CRH opened a high-speed rail link between Kunming and Dali (Xiaguan) with a transit time of approximately 2 hours.Ticket prices ¥145 for 2nd class & standing, ¥231 for first class.
Bus 8 from Xiaguan to Dali Guchen leaves regularly for ¥3 from just outside the station. After around 40 minutes it will stop near the East Gate, recognizable by the array of helpful people that will try to guide towards their taxis, restaurants or hotels. Head west along this street and you'll soon arrive in the centre of the old town. If you miss this stop stay on the bus for a few more minutes and get off at the end; this is the far north end of the city. Take the first right where the departing buses are waiting, continue straight (west) past the gate for the hospital and you'll come to the North Gate of Fuxing Rd.
Regular Xiaguan city taxis may be hired to take you to Dali Guchen but it is best to avoid the touts that crowed out the train station exit and walk a block or so to pick up a random cab. Cost RMB80 to RMB100. You may also order Didi taxi via app.
Dali Airport (IATA: DLU) is located to the east of New City, 13 km (8 mi) from South Gate. Direct flights include Beijing Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Kunming, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shenzhen and Xishuangbanna.
2. From Dali city, take a bus from Bus Station and the fare is CNY 25-30.
3. From Dali Ancient City, hire a taxi or local car, which costs CNY 60-100; or take a bus from the West Gate to the scenic area and the bus fare is around CNY 4.
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