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Kunming - Nanjing Trains

The Kunming–Nanjing train route links the two capitals of Yunnan and Jiangsu provinces. Five pairs of trains are in service daily. Three pairs are G category high-speed trains and the shortest journey duration is 10 hours 24 minutes.

Kunming–Nanjing High-Speed Trains

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Kunming to Nanjing High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G1380 07:24 20:19 12 h 55 min
G1378 07:36 21:04 13 h 28 min
G1540 10:20 21:14 10 h 54 min

Please note: The timetable is just for your reference.

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

Nanjing to Kunming High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G1379 07:38 20:16 12 h 38 min
G1377 07:39 21:14 13 h 35 min
G1539 09:05 19:29 10 h 24 min

Kunming to Nanjing High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Business Class Superior Class First Class Second Class
¥2,768.5–3,022 ($394–430) ¥1,627 ($232) ¥1,425–1,611.5 ($203–230) ¥865.5–960.5 ($124–137)

Kunming–Nanjing Normal-Speed Trains

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Kunming to Nanjing Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K138 18:55 06:54+2 35 h 59 min
K156 19:23 09:48+2 38 h 25 min

Please note: The timetable is just for your reference.

“+2” means you will arrive on the third day.

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

Nanjing to Kunming Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K155 16:23 07:03+2 38 h 40 min
K137 22:08 09:07+2 34 h 59 min

Kunming to Nanjing Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
¥791–819 ($113–117) ¥504–518 ($72–74) ¥268.5–278.5 ($39–40)

Train or Airplane - Which Is Better?

Which one is better depends on your reason for traveling.

If you are traveling for business, it is better to take a flight because this is the fastest mode of transportation from Kunming to Nanjing or vice versa. Airfares can be competitive when there are discounts.

If you are traveling as a tourist, it is better to use the high-speed trains because they are fast, punctual, and non-smoking. Ticket prices are reasonable. You can walk around on the trains to stretch your legs and enjoy the views from the windows on the way.

It is not recommended to take the normal-speed trains, however, as the journey takes too long and the facilities and environment are not very good.

Please see the detailed information below:

  High-Speed Train Normal-Speed Train Airplane
Ticket Price US$137 for second class
US$230 for first class
US$74 for a hard sleeper
US$117 for a soft sleeper
US$350 for economy class
Duration 10–13½ hours 35–39 hours 3 hours
Punctuality Punctual Occasional delays Occasional delays
Seat Space More legroom than on an airplane Spacious Cramped