Xishuangbanna Transportation

Xishuangbanna is located at the utmost southeast part of China. It is not only the major passageway and base to Southeast Asia and south Asia, but  a window of Yunnan province opened to the world. Here are some options of transportation ways for your needs.

How to Get to Xishuangbanna?

1.By Air 

Jinghong Airport (Jinghong is the capital city of Xishuangbanna Region), the second largest airport in Yunnan province second to Kunming Airport, is only 5 kilometers away from the city center. Direct flights to Xishuangbanna from Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin as well as international flights to Bangkok and Chiang Mai of Thailand, Vientiane and Lang Prabang of Laos are available.

There are at least 2 flights to and fro between Kunming and Jinghong per day and 6 to 10 flights per day during high season. The flight distance between Kunming and Jinghong is 520 kilometers which lasts 50 minutes.

Airport Shuttle Bus/Bus:

There are airport buses taking passengers to the downtown and the fare is RMB 4. Tourists also can take No.1 bus and the bus stop is situated 500 meters away from the airport.   

Tel for Booking Service: 0691-2124774 0691-2124055
Address: Western Jingde Road
Tel for complaint: 0691-2122323

2. By train

Kunming-Mohan Railway, which will have an intermediate stop in Jinghong, will be completed in 2020. By then, visitors will be able to enjoy the sights along the railway by train. 

3.By Long-distance Bus 

There are altogether 3 long distance bus stations in Jinghong:

Jinghong South Long Distance Bus Station: No.77 Menghai Road;
Jinghong North Long Distance Bus Station: near South Long Distance Bus Station;
Jinghong Long Distance Bus Station: (No.23 Jinghong North Road).

• Kunming - Jinghong

As the fully complement of the expressway between Kunming and Jinghong, it needs 9 hours at most traveling between the two cities. There are over 20 buses traveling to Jinghong in Kunming Long Distance Bus Station. Ticket ranges in price from RMB150 to RMB200.

• Nanning - Jinghong

Thanks to the finish of the expressway between Kunming and Bangkok of Thailand, the long distance buses traveling to and fro Nanning and Jinghong are available since July 2008. The bus traveling from Nanning to Jinghong is available at 9:30am every day in Jiangnan Long-distance Bus Station of Nanning and the journey lasts 22 hours. The bus traveling from Jinghong to Nanning starts at 11 am every day at Jinghong Long-distance Bus Station.      

  Dali - Jinghong

There are two buses traveling from Dali to Jingong respectively start at 19:30pm and 20:30pm everyday at Dali Long-distance Bus Station.

4. By Boat 

The Lancang River is the main channel and Jinghong is a first class national port, making up of three ports: Jinghong, Olive Dam and Guanlei. Up to now, the international water passages have been open to Qingshen of Burma, Vientiane of Laos etc. From the north of Jinghong, boats at the Lancangjiang River can take you to Olive Dam. By the way of the Lancangjiang River and the Mekong River visitors can reach Jinghong by boat from all the countries in Southeast Asia.

How to Get Around Xishuangbanna?


Three buses can drive you to all the tourist spots in Jinghong city.


All the taxis in the urban district are charged by the odometer with the starting fare of RMB 7. If the drivers don’t obey the rule, you may refuse to pay or complain to the company by call.

3. Car Rental

Renting a car to travel around Xishuangbanna is more comfortable and convenient but with more expense. If you need to rent a car, Yunnan Exploration provides this service, please call us or send us an email. We're confident our experienced and skilled driver and vehicle will leave you a deep good impression. 

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In the small city it’s a good idea to go sightseeing by bike. All the hotels offer bicycle rental service.


You can hire a rickshaw to visit Xishuangbanna, which is a good way to experience the local culture.