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Shenzhen-Kunming Trains

The Shenzhen–Kunming train route is one of the important high-speed railways for the Belt and Road Initiative in China. It takes 30 hours to travel on a normal-speed train from Shenzhen to Kunming but it only takes 7 hours on a high-speed train. 

Four pairs of trains operate on this route (three pairs of high-speed trains and one pair of overnight normal-speed trains.

Shenzhen–Kunming High-Speed Trains

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Shenzhen to Kunming High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 9, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G2926 08:01 15:03 7 h 2 min
G408 12:23 19:48 7 h 25 min
G2922 15:26 22:42 7 h 16 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.

Kunming to Shenzhen High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 9, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G2924 07:53 15:05 7 h 12 min
G410 09:21 16:39 7 h 18 min
G2928 15:23 22:29 7 h 6 min

Shenzhen to Kunming High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Business Class Superior Class First Class Second Class
¥1,841.5 ($261) ¥1,110.5 ($157) ¥975.5 ($138) ¥610 ($87)

Shenzhen–Kunming Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Terminals: Shenzhen East Railway Station, Kunming Railway Station
  • Duration: 30 hours
  • Main stops: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanning, Kunming

Shenzhen to Kunming Normal-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on March 9, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K1208 14:34 20:43 next day 30 h 9 min

For 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.

Kunming to Shenzhen Normal-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on March 9, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K1206 08:53 13:34 next day 28 h 41 min

Shenzhen to Kunming Normal-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
¥615 ($87) ¥389 ($55) ¥206 ($30)

Train or Airplane - Which Is Better? 

 

High-Speed Train Normal-Speed Train Airplane
Ticket Price US$87 for second class
US$138 for first class
US$55 for a hard sleeper
US$87 for a soft sleeper
US$141–300 for economy class
Duration 7  hours 19 hours 2½ hours
Punctuality Punctual Occasional delays Occasional delays
Seat Space More legroom than on an airplane Spacious Cramped

The fastest way to travel is to take a flight. If you are traveling for business, it is better to take a flight.

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.