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Changsha-Kunming Trains

Written by FabioUpdated May. 8, 2023

The Changsha-Kunming train route links the cultural and economic centers of Hunan and Yunnan provinces. 20 pairs of trains operate on this route daily and 18 of them are G trains.

Changsha-Kunming High-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 1,327 kilometers (825 miles)
  • Duration: 5½-8 hours
  • Terminals: Changsha South Railway Station, Kunming South Railway Station
  • Main stops: Changsha, Guiyang , Kunming

Changsha to Kunming High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 8th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration

G2125

07:44

14:49

7h 5m

G2115

08:53

15:27

6h 34m

G1511

10:11

15:38

5h 27m

G1539

13:39

19:29

5h 50m

G1377

15:08

21:22

6h 14m

G1375

17:18

23:04

5h 46m


Please note: These are only some of the trains in operation. The timetable above is just for your reference. If you want up-to-date schedules, please use the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Kunming to Changsha High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 8th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration

G1380

07:24

13:42

6h 18m

G1538

08:45

14:49

6h 4m

G402

10:56

17:00

6h 4m

G1536

11:33

17:48

6h 15m

G2126

15:33

22:53

7h 20m

G1514

16:00

21:24

5h 24m

Changsha to Kunming High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$228 (CNY1,573) US$122 (CNY839) US$72 (CNY498.5)

Changsha-Kunming Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Duration: 19½ hours
  • Terminals: Changsha Railway Station, Kunming Railway Station
  • Main stops: Changsha, Guiyang, Kunming

Changsha to Kunming Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 8th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration

Z161

03:03

23:10

20h 7m

Z53

13:45

10:17 (next day)

20h 32m

Please note: The timetable above is just for your reference.

If you want up-to-date schedules, please use the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Kunming to Changsha Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 8th, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration

Z54

07:00

02:25 (next day)

19h 35m

Z162

19:56

16:06 (next day)

20h 10m

Changsha to Kunming Normal-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$73 (CNY504.5) US$47 (CNY322.5) US$28 (CNY189.5)

Train or Airplane-Which Is Better?

Which is better depends on what your travel for.

If you are traveling for business because it is the fastest mode from Wuhan to Kunming or vice versa. Airfares can be competitive when there are discounts.

If you are traveling as a tourist, it is better to take a high-speed train. This is because it’s fast, you can enjoy the views from the windows during the journey, and the price is reasonable.

But it is not recommended to take the normal-speed trains as it takes too long on trains and the facilities and environment is not good enough.

Please see the detailed information below:                                      

  High-Speed Train Normal-Speed Train Airplane

Ticket Price

US$71–74 for second class
US$119–123 for first class

US$47 for a hard sleeper
US$73 for a soft sleeper

US$214 for economy class

Duration

7 hours

19 hours

2 hours

Punctuality

Punctual

Occasional delays

Occasional delays

Seat Space

More legroom than on an airplane

Spacious

Cramped

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