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Chengdu - Kunming Train

At present, 6 pairs of normal speed trains run between Chengdu Railway Station and Kunming Railway Station. Chengdu to Kunming distance by train is around 1,100 – 1,171 kilometers (684 - 728 miles). Duration is 17 – 22.5 hours. Ticket fare for a hard sleeper is CNY 255.5/ 261.5 per person. Chengdu – Kunming High Speed Train under planning will be built in the near future, shortening the duration to 4 hours.

Direct flights are available between the two cities. Duration is about 2 hours. When discounts are offered in low seasons, the ticket fare can be low to CNY400 or so. In this case, flight can be a more preferable choice.

Chengdu to Kunming Train Schedule

 Chengdu Schedule
(Last update on November 24th, 2017)
Nos.  Duration
K853, K1139, K113, K145, K165, K985 from 08:54 to 16:03  18h29m – 22h12m

Kunming to Chengdu Train Timetable

 Kunming Schedule
(Last update on November 24th, 2017)
Nos.  Duration
K114, K1140, K854, K146, K986, K166 from 09:00 to 19:40  17h12m – 22h32m

Ticket Fare of Chengdu – Kunming Train

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 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 and High Speed Railway

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 may be shortened to 6 hours.

Besides, it is planned that Chengdu – Kunming High Speed Railway will commence constructing in the near future. After completion, duration between the two cities will be reduced from current 17 hours to 4 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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