Lying on the border of Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet provinces, Shangri-La is a region whose transportation is tightly connected with those three provinces. To meet the needs of the tourism development in Shangri-La, the government has made great efforts to promote the construction of public traffic facilities of the county. Nowadays, getting in or out of Shangri-La is very convenient.
Without a railway line and with only a small regional airport within its boundaries, Shangri-La mainly relies on its roads as the main means of transportation. The Yunnan - Tibet Road, Sichuan - Tibet Road and Xikang - Tibet Road all pass through there, which really brings more convenience to the local land traffic.Tip: Shangri-La is about 175 kilometers (108.74 miles) from Lijiang. From Lijiang to Shangri-La, you can take the long-distance bus and it will take you about four hours to reach your destination; Shangri-La is about 659 kilometers (409.48) from Kunming. If you want to travel from Kunming to Shangri-La the best way is by air. The trip takes about 50 minutes. To travel from Dali to Shangri-La, you can take the long-distance bus along the Dianzang Road north for 315 kilometers (195.73 miles).