Kunming Flights

Now, there are over 45 airlines operating 275 or so air routes at Kunming Changshui International Airport, connecting Kunming with more than 145 cities and regions around the world, including around 40 destinations abroad. This airport is one of the 8 biggest regional air hubs in China, and also one of the Top 100 Airports worldwide.

This airport is in the north east part of the city, 24.5 kilometers (15 mi) away from the city center. It now has one terminal building handling both domestic and international flights. The airport is connected with the downtown by Subway Line 6, 6 airport shuttle buses and taxis.

 See more: Changshui International Airport Transportation


Kunming International Flight Schedule

From Frequency Duration
Paris 3 departures a week About 12 hours
Sydney 2 departures a week About 11 hours
Singapore 8 departures a week About 3.5 - 4 hours
Seoul 8 departures a week About 4.5 hours
Bangkok 54 departures a week About 2 - 3 hours
Hong Kong 16 departures a week About 2.5 hours
More international destinations: Chiang Mai, Kuala Lumpur, Osaka, Moscow, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Yangon, Dubai, Jeju, Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei…

How much does it cost to fly to Kunming from overseas destinations?

The airfares to Kunming from the internationcal cities change a lot. In general, the air ticket of the direct flight to kunming from Sydney is sold at the price of CNY 2,000 - 2,500, from Paris at the price of CNY 4,000 - 4,500, from Singapore at the price of CNY 2,000 - 3,500 and from Seoul at the price of CNY 2,000 - 6,000. For real-time prices and the prices of other routes, passengers can use the search box on the page top.

Kunming Domestic Flight Schedule

To Frequency Duration Full Fare for Economy Class
Beijing  Around 18 departures a day About 3.5 hours CNY 2,560
Shanghai  Around 19 departures a day About 3 - 3.5 hours CNY 2,330
Guangzhou Around 19 departures a day About 2 hour CNY 1,640
Chengdu Around 18 departures a day About 1.5 hours CNY 1,290
Shenzhen Around 12 departures a day About 2 - 2.5 hours CNY 1,530
Wuhan Around 10 departures a day About 2 - 2.5 hours CNY 1,670
Xi'an  Around 13 departures a day About 2 - 2.5 hours CNY 1,560
Chongqing Around 13 departures a day About 1.5 hours CNY 1,175
More domestic destinations: Anshun, Baoshan, Changchun, Changsha, Dali, Dalian, Changchun, Harbin, Hangzhou, Shijiazhuang…

Tips on Finding Cheap Flights to Kunming

1. It is better for passengers to avoid the high season and public holidays to travel to Kunming. The high season of the tourist cities in China is normally from April to October, and the air tickets are usually sold with a 20% - 40% off discount; the low season is normally from November to next March, and the air tickets are usually sold with a 30% - 60% off discount. There is often no discount for air tickets in public holidays.

2. Passengers who want to buy a cheap ticket are suggested to check the ticket prices 3 months in advance, because early reservation usually has a greater chance to get a bigger discount.

3. If you have already made a specific itinerary, you can buy the round-trip ticket in advance, because the round-trip tickets usually enjoy a higher discount than the single tickets.

Popular Airlines Flying to Kunming

 International Airlines: Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Express, UNI Air, Silk Air, Thai Airway International, Air Asia, Korean Air…

 Domestic Airlines: China Eastern Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Kunming Air, Hainan Airlines, Spring Airlines, Shanghai Airlines…

- Last updated on Apr. 20, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Kunming Flights
Asked by Meron from ETHIOPIA | Apr. 19, 2023 05:11Reply
can you please tell me the cost for extra baggage from Guangzhou to Kunming?
Answers (1)
Answered by Zoe | Apr. 20, 2023 18:50

The cost is 15% multiple extra weight multiple the ticket price of that day.
Asked by Nat from THAILAND | Apr. 21, 2017 08:45Reply
What aircraft to kunming
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr. Damien from US | Apr. 22, 2017 03:02

from which city to Kunming?
Asked by Phoebe from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 28, 2016 04:15Reply
Are there direct flights from Manila Philippines to Lijiang?
Answers (1)
Answered by Simone from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 29, 2016 03:00

there is no direct flight between, you may need a connection in Guangzhou first.
Asked by Mohan from CANADA | Feb. 18, 2016 13:16Reply
Does Nepali passport holder get free 72 hrs transit visa at Kumning?
Answers (1)
Answered by Stella | Feb. 18, 2016 18:35

No, Nepali passport is not included in the list, you would need to apply the visa in advance.
Asked by kh from CANADA | Sep. 08, 2014 15:17Reply
My flight would arrive HK around 17:30. Is there any flight to Kunming before midnight same day?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ben | Sep. 09, 2014 02:58

There are flights available from Hong Kong to Kunming before midnight. But there is a stop in Shanghai which will take more than 10 hours. You can only arrive Kunming the next day noon.
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