Cheap flights from Kunming to Lijiang

Flights starting at £70. Choose between Air China, China Eastern Airlines, or China Southern Airlines to find the best price.

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The distance between Kunming and Lijiang is 321 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Chengdu Airlines, and Shenzhen Airlines. Kunming and Lijiang have 117 direct flights per week.

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China Eastern Airlines on Mondays, and Wednesdays.

China Southern Airlines on Mondays.

Check-in for a flight from Kunming to Lijiang

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
Air ChinaCCACAYes
China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYes
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYes
Chengdu AirlinesUEAEUYes
Shenzhen AirlinesCSZZHYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in China in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Kunming to Lijiang?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Kunming and Lijiang takes around 1.1 hours.
What is the flight distance between Kunming and Lijiang?
The flight distance between Kunming and Lijiang is 321 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Kunming and Lijiang?
Several carriers operate flights between Kunming and Lijiang. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kunming?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kunming and Singapore, Tengchong, Manchester, Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Taipei, Vientiane, Sydney, Lhasa, Jinghong, Hanoi, Zhangjiajie, Cangyuan Va Autonomous County, Phuket City, Dhaka, Xi'an, Hong Kong, Chiang Mai.
What are the most popular routes to and from Lijiang?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Lijiang and Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Shenzhen, Taipei, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Penang, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Winnipeg, Chiang Mai, Macau, Johor Bahru, Guilin, Chongqing, Zhangjiajie, Manila, Ürümqi.
What airports are near Kunming?
The main airport in Kunming is Kunming Changshui International. It is also served by Kunming Changshui International, Wenshan Puzhehei, Xingyi Wanfenglin, Panzhihua Bao anying.
What airports are near Lijiang?
The main airport in Lijiang is Lijiang Sanyi International. It is also served by Lijiang Sanyi International, Ninglang Luguhu, Diqing Shangri-La, Dali.
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