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Kunming South Railway Station

Kunming South Railway Station

Written by AppleUpdated Aug. 18, 2023

Kunming South Railway Station, the main station for high-speed trains, was newly put into service in 2016. It is one of the most important train stations in Yunna Province, as well as the largest train station in southwest China. Kunming South is now a super-large comprehensive transportation hub station integrating various modes of transportation including high-speed railway, subway, bus and taxi.

  • Chinese: 昆明南站
  • Name on train tickets: 昆明南
  • Location: Chenggong District, Kunming 云南省昆明市呈贡区
  • Metro: Lines 1 and 4 serve this major subway hub
  • Station size: 16 platforms, 30 tracks

Station Layout

Kunming South Railway Station consists of four parts: main building, north platform awning, south platform awning, west square and east square. The East Square has Kunming South Bus Center for long-distance buses and a bus stop for cities buses.

The station's main building has 4 floors, of which 3 floors are above the ground, 1 floor is underground.

  • The third floor (3F): waiting lounge
  • The second floor (2F): platforms
  • The first floor (1F): exit, parking lot, taxi stands
  • The basement floor (-1F): platforms for Kunming Metro Line 1 & 4

Popular Trains to Other Cities

Kunming South Station is the junction for Shanghai - Kunming High-Speed Railway, Nanning - Kunming Railway and Kunming - Yuxi Intercity Railway. Here are introductions of these routes. It might help you get some travel ideas for planning trips in China.

Shanghai - Kunming High-Speed Rail Route 沪昆高速铁路

  • Opened: 2016
  • Hours/price to Shanghai Hongqiao 上海虹桥: G-class about 12 hours, 129 dollars USD for second class
  • Hours/price to Shanghai South 上海南: express train about 38 hours, 110 dollars USD for soft sleeper
  • Length: 2,633 km (1,636 mi)
  • Design speed: 350 kph (217 mph)
  • Main stops: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Jinhua, Nanchang, Changsha, Kaili, Guiyang, Kunming

Nanning - Kunming High-Speed Rail Route 南昆高速铁路

  • Opened: 2016
  • Hours/price to Nanning Railway Station 南宁站: D-class about 5 hours, 40 dollars USD for second class; K-class about 12 hours, 42 dollars USD for soft sleeper class
  • Length: 898 km (558 mi)
  • Design speed: 350 kph (217 mph)
  • Main stops: Nanning, Baise, Xingyi, Weishe, Shilin, Kunming

Kunming - Yuxi Intercity High-Speed Rail Route 昆玉铁路

  • Opened: 2016
  • Hours/price to Yuxi 玉溪站: G and D-classes about 30 minutes, 6 dollars USD for second class
  • Length: 55 km (34 mi)
  • Design speed: 200 kph (124 mph)
  • Main stops: Yuxi, Kunming

Transportation - to/from Kunming South

By subway:

Kunming South is the terminus of Kunming Subway Line 1 and Line 4. After disembarking, passengers can directly go downstairs to the subway platform to transfer to other parts of the city.

  • Kunming Metro Line 1: to Kunming Railway Station, South Bus Station, university town
  • Kunming Metro Line 4: under construction

By bus:

Kunming South Station's west square has a bus stop. Extensive bus routes starts from here: 920, 921, 922, 923, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929, 930, 931, K32, K34, K35, K36, K37, K38,K39, K40, K41, K42, K43

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