How to get to Dali Ancient City
Dali Ancient City (Dali Old town) is located 18km northwest of Dali Railway Station. The public transportations are included taxi and bus. Bus line 8 is mostly recommended. Get the Map
Option 1, Take Bus line 8, RMB3, 1 hour, 18KM
Bus line 8 is the mostly recommended way from Dali Railway Station to Dali Ancient City (大理古城）.
Bus ticket fare: RMB3 per person / one way
Operating Hours: 07:00 - 21:00
Interval: 15 minutes
Duration: 1 hour
The bus station at Dali Railway Station: A district on east parking lots.
The bus station at Dali Ancient City (Dali Old town): East Gate of Dali(大理东门站)
Dali Ancient City is 500 metres west of the bus station: East Gate of Dali(大理东门站)
Option 2, Taxi, 35 minutes, RMB55, 18KM
Taxi is one most convenient and fastest, but also most expensive way to Dali Ancient City from Dali Railway Station.
The one way fare is around RMB55, and it takes around 35 minutes.
The taxi drop-off points: B district on east parking lots.
If you take the taxi, you can show the following Chinese sentence to Taxi driver.
司机, 请带我去大理古城，谢谢! (Please drive me to Dali Ancient City, thank you!)
But you need to confirm which gate you need to go, because there East Gate, South Gate and West Gate in Dali Ancient City,