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Beijing-Kunming Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Mar. 22, 2024

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

Quick Facts

Beijing to Kunming High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 22nd, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G71 07:05 17:56 10h 51m
G401 09:15 22:44 13h 29m

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 March 22nd, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G72 08:48 19:35 10h 47m
G402 10:40 23:42 13h 2m

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 March 22nd, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z161 11:20 22:32 (next day) 35h 12m
K473 15:13 12:53 (next two days) 45h 40m
Z53 22:30 10:10 (next two days) 35h 40m

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 March 22nd, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z54 07:00 17:17 34h 17m
K474 19:00 14:48 (next two days) 43h 48m
Z162 20:03 06:57 (next two days) 34h 54m

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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