How to Get Shangri-la Yunnan
Shangri-la is located in the northwest of Yunnan Province, it is known as the "mountain big garden", "animal and plant kingdom" and "non-ferrous metal kingdom". You can get there by plane, train, long-distance bus.
Get In and Out
There are plenty of buses sent to Shangri-la, details are as the following:
1. Lhasa to Shangri-la
There are several buses to Lhasa from the bus station, you should ask at the bus station as it is not a daily schedule. You could choose the SEAT bus or the SLEEPER bus. The cost for the bus is around ￥550 and takes about 4 days for the trip.
There is also a bus to Chamdo, an important city in East Tibet.
3. Daocheng to Shangri-La
It is a 12-hours drive. Cost ￥111. Start at 6:00 am from bus station and travel through magnificent mountain scenery.
4. Lijiang to Shangri-La
These days a fast 4 hours, cost is ￥61.
5. Dali to Shangri-La
It is a 6-hour drive - buses run in this line both night and day.
6. Kunming to Shangri-la
It is a 12-hour drive - also buses run in this line both night and day.
7. Panzhihua to Shangri-la
It takes 12 hours, passing through Lijiang.
8. Deqin to Shangri-la
It is a windy 6-hour drive.
Getting Around Shangri-la
There are several public buses in Shangri-la, bus fares are ￥1.
Bicycle is a very popular way to see Shangri-la. A decent mountain bike will cost ￥20-30 per day to rent.
Taxi is also a good way to travel around. The starting charge is CNY5 in Shangri-La.