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Chengdu - Kunming Train

At present, About 10  pairs of high speed trains run between Chengdu and Kunming, taking around 5 - 7.5 hours.
And a second class seat takes CNY 481.5 - 509.5.

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: 5 - 7.5 hours

  Operated at: Chengdu East Railway Station/Chengdu South Railway Station, Kunming Railway Station/ Kunming South Railway Station 

  Stations along the way: Xinjin South, Meishan East, Leshan, Yibin West, Ziyang North, Neijiang North, Yongchuan East, Chongqing West, Xingwen, Zhenxiong, Dafang, Bijie, Qianxi, Xifeng,  Guiyang North, Anshun West, Pu'anxian, Panzhou, Fuyuan north, Qujing North

Chengdu to Kunming High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)

Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G283707:35 - 13:235h48m
G280109:07 - 15:206h13m
G284513:45 - 19:135h28m
G288715:02 - 21:336h31m
G282915:51 - 22:086h17m
About 10 departures in total: departure time from 07:35 to 17:25; duration from 5h21m to 6h52m.
See more Chengdu Schedule

Kunming to Chengdu Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)

Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G283207:12 - 13:196h7m
G282207:54 - 13:195h25m
G288607:59 - 14:406h41m
D85408:15 - 16:087h53m
G283008:56 - 15:206h24m
G284609:39 - 15:446h5m
G282409:39 - 15:496h10m
D85609:52 - 17:227h30m
G282810:29 - 16:406h11m
G282610:50 - 16:465h56m
D87710:51 - 18:327h41m
D85810:53 - 18:177h24m
D87611:16 - 18:327h16m
G285211:23 - 17:446h21m
D86013:00 - 20:127h12m
G289013:22 - 19:566h34m
G280414:11 - 20:286h17m
G288414:43 - 21:346h51m
D87314:44 - 22:237h39m
G287014:51 - 21:176h26m
D87215:09 - 22:237h14m
D86215:45 - 23:017h16m
G280215:46 - 22:166h30m
G283816:31 - 22:586h27m
G288216:33 - 22:486h15m
Over 10 departures in total: departure time from 08:05 to 16:33; duration from 5h8m to 7h16m.
See more Kunming Schedule

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 Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,479.5 - 1,578
USD 218 - 232
CNY 913.5 - 953.5
USD 134 - 140
CNY 788 - 846
USD 116 - 124
CNY 481.5 - 517.5
USD 71 - 76

Chengdu – Kunming New Railroad

A new railroad for normal speed trains between the two cities is under construction and the designed speed is 160 km/h (99 mph). This project is expected to finish in 2022, by then passengers can also travel between Chengdu and Kunming by normal speed train whose duration will be about 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.

Major Rail Lines from Chengdu to:

 Major Rail Lines from Kunming to:

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu - Kunming Train
Asked by Archer from CANADA | Sep. 25, 2019 23:52Reply
Is there any one knows how much a taxi would approximately costs to downtown?
We will arrive at Kunming South Station at late night. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Keegan from RUSSIA | Sep. 26, 2019 18:43

It may cost around CNY100 if at night time.
Asked by Healy from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 16, 2019 02:25Reply
Is there still metro in service if I reach there at 22:41pm?
I will need to reach down town at Wuhua District.
Answers (1)
Answered by Maynard from USA | Apr. 16, 2019 18:08

I am afraid that the time is not enough to catch the last metro at 22:45pm. You may need taxi instead.
Asked by Jo from BELGIUM | Feb. 26, 2019 08:40Reply
speedtrain Kunming - Chengdu
Hi, is in necessary to book the speedtrain Kunming - Chengdu in advance? And how soon would you advise?
Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Beacher | Feb. 27, 2019 01:15

Only 4 or 5 rides a day, so it would be safter if you book online in advance. The ticket begin for sale 30 days before the travel day.
Asked by Laurie from CANADA | Dec. 09, 2018 18:23Reply
Best way for transfer?
How to go Holiday Inn Kunming City Centre to HDCL Service Residence, Chengdu?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jonathan | Dec. 10, 2018 17:44

From Holiday Inn, you can take metro line 2 from Dongfeng Square to Huanchengnanlu and then change to line 1 to Chunrongjie. Finally, change to line 1 (branch line) there to the South Station. The duration needs about 1 hour. Then you can take a high speed ride to Chengdu East.

Then you can take metro line 2 from the East station to Chunxilu, exit D. The hotel is about 1km away from the exit. Surely, you can take direct taxi for both trips as well.
Asked by Thomas from CHINA | Jun. 14, 2018 09:36Reply
Hi, from which station do the normal speed train leave in Chengdu ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Quintin from SINGAPORE | Jun. 14, 2018 20:22

For this trip to Kunming, it should be Chengdu Railway Station which is also called North Railway Station by local people. It is at No. 1 Zhandong Road, Jinniu District
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