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Xi'an - Kunming Trains

Xi'an - Kunming Trains

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Jul. 5, 2021

Only one pair of high-speed trains and one pair of regular trains operate between Xi’an and Kunming these days. And the duration of the journey in a high-speed train is almost 11 hours. Looking at China’s map, you will notice that the distance between the two cities is almost 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi).  

Xi'an–Kunming High-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 2,000 km (about 1,200 miles)
  • Terminals: Xi’an North Railway Station, Kunming South Railway Station
  • Duration: 11 hours

Xi'an–Kunming High-Speed Trains Schedule

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G2853 09:45 20:27 10 h 42 min
  • Please note that the trains listed above are only some of the ones in operation. 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–Xi'an High-Speed Trains Schedule

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G2854 11:23 22:05 10 h 42 min

Xi'an–Kunming High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Business Class First Class Second Class
¥1,936.5 ($283) ¥1,033 ($151) ¥634 ($93)

Xi'an–Kunming Regular Trains

Quick Facts

  • Terminals: Xi’an South Railway, Kunming Railway Station
  • Duration: 22½ to 25 hours
  • Main stops: Guiyang, Chongqing, Ankang

Xi'an–Kunming Regular Trains Schedule

(Updated on April 1, 2020)         

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K691 07:24 08:32+1 25 h 8 min
  • Please note: The trains listed above are only some of the ones in operation. The timetable is just for your reference.
  • “+1” means you will arrive on the second 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.

Kunming–Xi'an Regular Trains Schedule

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K691 07:24 08:32+1 25 h 8 min

Xi'an–Kunming Regular Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
¥542 ($85) ¥343 ($24) ¥201 ($29)

Travel Tips

You can also consider taking a flight. There are about 10 pairs of flights between Xi’an and Kunming every day. The full price of the airfare is about 2,050 CNY.

However, you can check to see if there are any discounts in advance. Sometimes you can find very good discounts, such as 87% off (in April 2020). The price is even lower than that of a hard sleeper on a regular train! 

Station Information

1. Note that Xi’an North Railway Station is about a 40-minute drive from the city center. Many public buses run to the station: 108, 263, 264, 265, 266, 329, 360, 362, 723, and 727.

2. Kunming South Railway Station is near the city center of Kunming, about 6 km (3 mi).

  • There are over 30 public buses that can get you to the station: 2, 23, 24, 25, 31, 32, 44, 47, 58, 59, 60, 64, 68, 80, 83, 86, 107, 117, 134, 140, 154, 202, 236, 239, 242, and 914.
  • Or you could take a taxi, which costs about 15 CNY.

3. Kunming South Railway Station is relatively far away from the city center, about 36 km (22 mi).

  •  You could take a taxi, which costs about 100 CNY.
  •   The following public buses runs to the station: K32, K33, K34, K35, K36, K37, K38, K39, K40, K41, 42, 43, 919K, 920, 921, 922, 923, 924, 925, 927, 928, 929, 930, and 931.
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