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Beijing - Kunming Train

2 pairs of high speed trains are running between Beijing and Kunming; the travel time of these bullet G trains is about 11-12.5 hours. There is also one pair of overnight sleeper trains in service on this route; but their travel time is as long as 35 hours.

Beijing - Kunming High Speed Trains

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 11 - 12.5 hours
 Distances: 1,700 miles (2,735 kilometers)
 Top speed: 350 km/h (217 mph)
 Operated at: Beijing West Railway Station, Kunming South Railway Station

Beijing to Kunming High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G7107:05 - 17:2910h24m
G40109:15 - 22:2613h11m
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Kunming to Beijing High Speed Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G7209:15 - 19:3510h20m
G40210:56 - 23:4212h46m
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1. "+" indicates the second day.
2. The timetable here is for reference only. You may search for the real-time schedule by the tool on the page top.

Ticket Price

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 3,623.5 - 3,940.5
USD 533 - 579
CNY 1,876 - 2,042
USD 276 - 300
CNY 1,147 - 1,250
USD 169 - 184

 Running Route
It consists of two sections:

 Beijing-Changsha: This is a section in north-south direction along Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Railway. The travel duration along this route is about 6-7.5 hours. The stations along the way include  Zhuozhou East, Gaobeidian East, Baoding East, Shijiazhuang, Gaoyi West, Xingtai East, Handan East, Anyang East, Hebi East, Xinxiang East, Zhengzhou East, Xuchang East, Luohe West, Zhumadian West, Minggang East, Xinyang East, Xiaogan North, Wuhan, Xianning North, Chibi North, Yueyang East, and Miluo East.

 Changsha-Kunming: This section in east-west direction is along Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway. The ride on this rail takes about 5-6.5 hours. Its intermediate stations include  Changsha South, Xiangtan North, Shaoshan South, Loudi South, Shaoyang North, Xinhua South, Xupu South, Huaihua South, Zhijiang, Xinhuang West, Tongren South, Sansui, Kaili South, Guiding North, Guiyang North, Pingba South, Anshun West, Guanling, Pu'anxian, Panzhou, Fuyuan North, Qujing North, and Songming.

Normal Trains

Beijing to Kunming Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z16111:55 - 23:10+35h15m
K47315:14 - 12:58++45h44m
Z5322:32 - 10:17++35h45m

Kunming to Beijing Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z5407:00 - 17:32+34h32m
K47419:13 - 14:47++43h34m
Z16219:56 - 06:55++34h59m
1. "+" indicates the second day. "++' indicates the third day.
2. The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule by the tool on top of the page.

Ticket Price

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 850.5 - 886
USD 125 - 130
CNY 548.5 - 573
USD 81 - 84
CNY 302.5 - 317
USD 44 - 47

 Stations along the way:
Z161/ Z162 run along almost the same route with a total distance of 1,972 miles (3,174 km), and all originate from/ end at Beijing West Railway Station and Kunming Railway Station. Stopovers along the way: Zhuozhou, Gaobeidian, Baoding, Shijiazhuang, Xingtai, Handan, Anyang, Xinxiang, Zhengzhou, Luohe, Zhumadian, Xingyang, Xiaogan, Wuchang, Yueyang, Changsha, Xiangtan, Xiangxiang, Luodi, Lianyuan, Lengshuijiang East, Xinhua, Xupu, Huaihua, Yuping, Guiding, Guiyang, Anshun, Liupanshui, Xuanwei, Hongguo, Qujing

Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:
 Major Rail Lines from Kunming to: 
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing - Kunming Train
Asked by Austin from NETHERLANDS | Sep. 10, 2019 03:19Reply
How much a flight ticket costs from Beijing to Kunming and back?
Answers (1)
Answered by Steward from USA | Sep. 10, 2019 17:29

It depends on your travel date and when will you buy the ticket. There are discount offered, like 50% or 60% off some times. Full price ticket would be very expensive, around USD400 per person one way.
Asked by Jenelle from BRAZIL | Apr. 02, 2019 16:58Reply
New soft sleeper on train D939 from Beijing West to Kunming South
Is this the "New soft sleeper" on photos? And I also found that the ticket price is different on some days. What is the accurate price? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lawrence | Apr. 03, 2019 19:06

It is just normal soft sleeper beds, 4 beds in each cabin. You are right about the price, they changes on different. So the accurate price depends on your travel date.
Asked by Tanjasel from GERMANY | Mar. 04, 2019 09:35Reply
Ticket Price D939
On the website Chinatours.net the ticket price for a soft sleeper from Beijing to Kunming is about 900 Yuan. Is that the correct prize? I found more expensive tickets on other websites.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Mar. 05, 2019 01:48

Thank you for your inquiry.
For the overnight high speed sleeper train like D939, the ticket price changes on diferent date based on railway company's adjustment. The ticket price can be from CNY890 to CNY1800 per ticket. It mainly depends on your travel date. Hope this information can help you.
Asked by Darwin from POLAND | Nov. 30, 2018 01:31Reply
If I book the second class seat, is there enough space for luggage?
Also, is the metro still in service at 10:30pm from Kunming South Station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Babbette from USA | Dec. 03, 2018 09:18

There is luggage racks above the seat which can used for normal sized luggage. If your luggage is too large for the rack, you can also put it at the space between carriages.

The metro should be end at the 22:45pm, so you can still try to catch it. If you miss it, taxi would be the only option.
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