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Kunming Railway Station

Kunming Railway Station

Written by AppleUpdated Nov. 22, 2023
Kunming Railway Station

Kunming Railway Station

  • Chinese Name: 昆明火车站
  • Address: The end of Beijing Road in Guandu District, Kunming
  • Chinese Address: 昆明市官渡区,北京路尽头

Kunming Railway Station is an important one in the Yunnan Province traffic network. Kunming Railway Station provides passenger transportation to China's major cities, such as Beijing, Guilin, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Xiamen and Zhengzhou. Trains from Kunming Railway Station depart for cities within the province like Shilin, Yuxi and Dali every day.

Kunming Railway Station is 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the city center, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Kunming South Railway Station, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Changshui International Airport, and 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the Stone Forest.

Kunming Railway Station Basics

  • Chinese: 昆明站
  • Name on train tickets: 昆明
  • Address: 1 Beijing Road, Guandu District, Kunming 昆明市官渡区北京路1号
  • Station size: 9 platforms, 14 platforms

Station Plan

  • 2F: waiting rooms, restaurants
  • 1F: waiting rooms, ticket offices, information desk, platforms, left luggage office, entrance, exit
  • -1F: subway station, parking lot

Kunming Railway Station to Lijiang Railway Station

Both high-speed trains and regular overnight train operate between Kunming and Lijiang. A second class ticket on a high-speed train is USD 32 (220 CNY); A first class ticket is USD 50 (351 CNY). A soft sleeper ticket on an overnight train costs USD 34 (240 CNY).

High-Speed Trains From Kunming Station to Lijiang Station…

Trains Departure Arrival Duration
D8772 08:47 11:45 2h 58min
D8796 11:19 14:32 3h 13min
D8780 12:26 16:03 3h 37min
D8784 14:10 17:08 2h 58min
D8766 15:52 19:29 3h 37min

Regular Overnight Train From Kunming Station to Lijiang Station…

Trains Departs Arrives Duration
K9686 20:56 06:10+1 9h 14min

"+1" means that the train arrives the next day.

Kunming Railway Station to Dali Railway Station

28 D-trains run daily to Dali which will enable you to experience the minority folk customs there. The journey takes around 2 hours at a ticket fare of USD 21 for a second class ticket, USD 33 for a first class ticket. Find more about Kunming to Dali high-speed trains.

High-Speed Trains From Kunming Station to Dali Station…

Trains Departure Arrival Duration
D8664 08:07 10:27 2h 20min
D8692 10:02 12:05 2h 3min
D8688 10:47 13:08 2h 21min
D8702 12:14 14:20 2h 6min
D8706 12:39 14:46 2h 7min

Popular Trains to Other Cities

High-Speed Train Timetable

Trains Destination Departure Duration Ticket Fares (second/first class)
D3844, D3852, D3856... Guangzhou South 08:08 to 23:23 6 to 8 hours USD 63 / USD 100
D3946 Guilin 13:28 7 hours USD 57 / USD 92

Non-Bullet Train Timetable

Trains Destination Departure Duration Ticket Fares (hard/soft sleeper)
Z54, K474, Z162... Beijing West 08:08 to 23:23 33 to 47 hours USD 83 / USD 126
K80, T382, K740... Shanghai South 19:03 to 23:55 34 to 45 hours USD 75 / USD 95
K692 Xi'an South 20:49 22.5 hours USD 51 / USD 83
K80, T382, K740 Hangzhou East 19:03, 21:14, 23:35 31 to 36 hours USD 71 / USD 113

From Kunming Railway Station to City Center

Kunming Railway Station Kunming Railway Station

Public buses No. 2, 3, 23, 47, 68 and K1 can take passengers between the city center and the railway station. It is about 15 minutes to go by taxi from city center to railway station, and the cost is about 10 yuan (1.5 USD).

By taking public bus No 2, you can take off at Zhengyi Road Station to visit and do some shopping at the flower market and the nearby pedestrian street. If you get off at Xiaoximen Station, the Green Lake is very close for you to take a walk.

From Kunming Railway Station to Kunming South Railway Station

By subway: subway station is located at the South Square of Kunming Railway Station. Take subway line 1 to Kunming South Railway Station directly is the quite convenient. The journey takes around 50 minutes.

By bus: take bus No. 154 and 260.

From Kunming Railway Station to Changshui International Airport

By subway: take Kunming Subway Line 1 from Kunming Railway Staton to Dongfeng Square, then transfer to Line 3 from Dongfeng Square to Dongbu Bus Station, then take Line 6 to the airport. The whole journey takes around 1.5 hours.

By shuttle bus: After exiting the station, walk to Jijiang Hotel. There are shuttle buses from the hotel to the airport. It takes around an hour, with the ticket fare of (USD 4) 25 CNY per person.

Kunming Railway Station to Kunming Attractions

Stone Forest Scenic Area

Kunming Railway Station offers a non-stop tour bus service to the Stone Forest Scenic Area. There are 12 buses in total which run daily from 10:10 to 19:10. A ticket costs 25 RMB and the journey will last for 1½ hours.

Yunnan Nationalities Village

The Yunnan Nationalities Village scenic area can be reached by taking bus 44 heading towards Haigeng Park for 17 stops. This direct route will take approximately 50 minutes. The ticket price is 1 RMB.

Green Lake (Cui Hu)

You can take bus 2 towards Huangtupo for nine stops, ending at Wuyi Road. Green Lake Park is about 400 meters to the north.

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