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Chengdu - Kunming Train

At present, nearly 10 pairs of trains run between Chengdu and Kunming, including a few pairs of high speed trains taking around 6.5 hours and over 5 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 Oct 19, 2018)

No.DepartureArrivalDuration
G288308:5114:305h39m
G288509:1916:076h48m
G288715:0621:446h38m
G288916:0622:526h46m

Kunming to Chengdu Bullet Train Timetable

Kunming Schedule
(Last Update on Oct 19, 2018)

No.DepartureArrivalDuration
G288608:0814:436h35m
G288808:5915:406h41m
G288412:1617:505h34m
G289013:2719:496h22m
Note: The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
 

Ticket Fare:

(Last Update on Oct 19, 2018)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,494.5CNY 900.5CNY 797.5CNY 487.5
 
 

Chengdu – Kunming Normal Speed Train

Totally 5 or so 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 Oct 19, 2018)

No.DepartureArrivalDuration
K85308:5405:28+20h34m
K11313:0007:34+18h34m
K14514:2809:01+18h33m
K98516:0310:46+18h43m

Kunming to Chengdu Train Timetable

(Last Update on Oct 19, 2018)

No.DepartureArrivalDuration
K11408:2504:03+19h38m
K85410:1305:26+19h13m
K14617:3913:24+19h45m
K98618:5414:03+19h9m
Note: The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
 

Ticket Price:

(Last Update on Oct 19, 2018)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 417.5/ 426.5CNY 255.5/ 261.5CNY 138.5/ 141.5
 

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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- Last modified on Sep. 07, 2018 -