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Beijing-Kunming Trains

Beijing-Kunming Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Apr. 26, 2023

Three pairs of high-speed trains are available between Beijing and Kunming. Three normal-speed overnight trains also run daily, but their travel time is as long as 33½ to 44½ hours.

Beijing-Kunming High-Speed Trains

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Beijing to Kunming High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 26th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G71 07:05 17:29 10h 24m
G401 09:15 22:26 13h 11m
D939 20:22 10:31 14h 9m

The timetable above is for your reference only. Check out the Beijing to Kunming up-to-date schedules.

Kunming to Beijing High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 26th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G72 09:15 19:35 10h 20m
G402 10:56 23:42 12h 46m
D930 16:22 06:10 13h 48m

Beijing to Kunming High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$570 (CNY3,940.5) US$296 (CNY2,042) US$181 (CNY1,250)

Beijing-Kunming Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

Beijing to Kunming Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 26th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z161 11:55 23:10 (next day) 35h 15m
K473 16:16 12:57 (next day) 45h 44m
Z53 21:14 07:39 (next day) 35h 45m

The timetable above is for your reference only. Check out the Beijing to Kunming up-to-date schedules.

Kunming to Beijing Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 26th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z54 07:00 17:32 34h 32m
K474 19:13 14:47 (next day) 43h 34m
Z162 19:56 06:55 (next day) 34h 59m

Beijing to Kunming Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$123 (CNY849) US$77 (CNY536) US$46 (CNY317)

Beijing-Kunming Flight vs Train

Direct flights are available between Kunming and Beijing daily, with a duration of about 4 hours. The full airfare for an economy seat is about 500 USD, which is far more expensive than a train ticket.

However, it can save you plenty of time and offer a better tour experience. If there are discounts on the airfares, it is a preferable choice.

If you want to take overnight trains between the cities, we highly recommended purchasing sleeper tickets instead. It is hard to spend more than 33 hours on a train with a hard seat.

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