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Wuhan - Kunming Trains

The Wuhan–Kunming train route links the two capitals of Hubei and Yunnan provinces. Five pairs of trains operate on this route daily, four pairs of which are high-speed trains.

Wuhan–Kunming High-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 1,563 kilometers (971 miles)
  • Duration: 6½–8 hours
  • Terminals: Wuhan Railway Station, Kunming South Railway Station
  • Main stops: Wuhan, Changsha, Guiyang, Kunming

Wuhan to Kunming High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 4, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G1525 08:41 15:15 6 h 34 min
G1539 11:55 19:29 7 h 34 min
G403 12:20 18:49 6 h 29 min
G81 13:24 20:11 6 h 47 min

Please note: The timetable above is only 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 Wuhan High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on May 4, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G402 08:26 16:10 7 h 44 min
G1540 10:20 18:15 7 h 55 min
G406 10:58 18:32 7 h 34 min
G1526 15:40 22:28 6 h 48 min

Wuhan to Kunming High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Business Class First Class Second Class
¥1,265 ($299) ¥1,105 ($158) ¥664.5 ($95)

Wuhan–Kunming Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Duration: 23 hours
  • Terminals: Wuchang Railway Station, Kunming Railway Station
  • Main stops: Wuhan, Changsha, Guiyang, Kunming

Wuhan to Kunming Normal-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on May 4, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z161 23:38 22:31+1 22 h 53 min
  • Please note: The timetable above is only for your reference.
  • “+1” means you will arrive on the second day.
  • 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 Wuhan Normal-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on May 4, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
Z162 21:08 20:01+1 22 h 53 min

Wuhan to Kunming Normal-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
¥644 ($92) ¥406 ($58) ¥217 ($31)

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 go by airplane because it is the fastest mode of transportation 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.

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

Please see the detailed information below:

  High-Speed Train Normal-Speed Train Airplane
Ticket Price US$95 for second class
US$158 for first class
US$58 for a hard sleeper
US$92 for a soft sleeper
US$250 for economy class
Duration 6½–8 hours 23 hours 2½ hours
Punctuality Punctual Occasional delays Occasional delays
Seat Space More legroom than on an airplane Spacious Cramped

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