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Chengdu - Kunming Train

At present, 8 pairs of trains run between Chengdu and Kunming, including 2 pairs of high speed trains taking around 6.5 hours and 6 pairs of normal speed trains taking as long as 17 - 22.5 hours. 

Direct flights are also available between the two cities. Duration is about 2 hours. When good discounts are offered in low seasons, the ticket fare can be low to CNY 400 or so. In this case, flight can be a more favorable choice.

Chengdu - Kunming High Speed Train

Basic Facts

Open Date: Jan. 25th, 2018

Distance: 1,112 kilometers (691 miles)

Duration: 6.5 hours or so

Operated at: Chengdu East Railway StationKunming South Railway Station 

Stations along the way: Zizhong North, Neijiang North, Longchang North, Rongchang North, Dazu South, Yongchuan East, Bishan, Chongqing West, Qijiang East, Tongzi North, Tongzi East, Zunyi, Zunyi South, Xifeng, Guiyang North, Anshun West, Pu'anxian, Panzhou, Fuyuan north, Qujing North

Chengdu to Kunming High Speed Train Schedule

Chengdu Schedule
(Last Update on JUne 7th, 2018)

Nos.  Departure Arrival Duration
G2887 15:06 22:14 6H38M
G2889 16:10 22:52 6H42M

Kunming to Chengdu Bullet Train Timetable

Kunming Schedule
(Last Update on June 7th, 2018)

Nos.  Departure Arrival Duration
G2886 08:08 14:40 6H32M
G2888 09:04 15:39 6H35M

Note: The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Ticket Fare:

VIP Seat First Class Seat Second Class Seat
CNY900.5 CNY797.5 CNY487.5


Chengdu – Kunming Normal Speed Train

Totally 6 pairs of normal rides run for this route. Their running length is around 1,100 – 1,171 kilometers (684 - 728 miles) and the duration is 17 – 22.5 hours with a top speed of 120km/h only.

Chengdu to Kunming Train Schedule

(Last Update on June 7th, 2018)

No.  Departure Arrival Duration
K853  08:54 05:28+1 20H34M
K113 13:00 07:42+1 18H42M
K985 16:03 11:09+1 19H6M
6 departures in total: departure time from 08:54 to 16:03; duration from 19H to 22H12M.

Kunming to Chengdu Train Timetable

(Last Update on June 7th, 2018)

No.  Departure Arrival Duration
 K114 09:00 04:03+1 19H3M
K854 10:16 05:26+1 19H10M
K166 19:40 12:51+1 17H11M
6 departures in total: departure time from 09:00 to 19:40; duration from 17H11M to 22H32M.

Note: The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Ticket Price:

Nos.  Soft Sleeper  Hard Sleeper  Hard Seat
K853/ K854, K1139/K1140  CNY 398.5  CNY261.5  CNY141.5
K113/ K114, K145/ K146, K165/ K166, K985/ K986  CNY 388.5  CNY 255.5  CNY 138.5

Running Routes:

 K1139, K853: Jianyang, Ziyang, Neijiang, Zigong, Yibin, Shuifu, Yanjin, Daguan, Zhaotong, Caohai, Liupanshui, Xuanwei, Qujing

 K145, K113: Meishan, Emei, Yangang, Hanyuan, Ganluo, Puxiong, Yuexi, Xichang, Dechang, Panzhihua, Yuanmou, Heijing, Guangtong North, Lufeng South

Tips for Taking Chengdu - Kunming Normal Speed Train

1. It is advised to choose K146, K986, K166, or K985 which depart in the late afternoon or in the evening and arrive in the next morning or the next early afternoon. Traveling by these overnight sleeper trains can save some day time and one-night accommodation fee.
2. A soft or hard sleeper is highly recommended for this long-distance journey. And sleeper tickets should be purchased in advance as they are always in great demand.

Chengdu – Kunming New Railroad

Currently, the running speed of normal trains is 120 km/h (75 mph), while a new railroad is under construction and the designed speed is 160 km/h (99 mph). This project is expected to finish before 2020, by then duration between Chengdu and Kunming by normal speed train may be shortened to 6 hours.

One of the Most Scenic Train Rides in China

As one of 8 most scenic train rides in China, Chengdu – Kunming Railway run southwestward from Sichuan Basin to Yungui Plateau. Along this way, tourists can see flat ground, high mountains, raging rivers, terraced fields and quiet villages, which are like a painting scroll. This provides tourists a chance to experience the various natural sceneries of different cities. Accompanied by those sceneries, this long-distance journey won’t be boring anymore, but full of surprises.

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