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Guangzhou - Kunming Train

About 20 high speed trains are operated between Guangzhou and Kunming each day. The total travel time is about 6.5 - 9 hours and a second class seat costs about CNY 434.5 - 535.5. And about 3 pairs of normal trains are running between, taking a long time of 25 - 28 hours. A hard sleeper ticket is CNY 351.

Guangzhou-Kunming High Speed Trains

All these bullet trains are running between Guangzhou South Railway Station and Kunming South Railway Station with a few have stop at Kunming Railway Station. Although a little far from city centers, both stations have been connected with subway lines.

Guangzhou to Kunming High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D383010:37 - 18:257h48m
D385012:33 - 20:588h25m
G292214:58 - 22:467h48m
G293615:29 - 23:137h44m
Around 20 departures in total: departure time from 06:52 to 16:07; duration from 6H27M to 8H49M.
See more Guangzhou Schedule

Kunming to Guangzhou High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G293807:02 - 15:088h6m
D381609:05 - 17:268h21m
D384813:36 - 21:448h8m
Around 20 departures in total: departure time from 07:30 to 15:30; duration from 6H25M to 8H44M.
See more Kunming Schedule

Note: The timetable here is just for reference. Please refer to the search tool on page top for the real time schedule.

Ticket Price

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 1,543
USD 227
CNY 823 - 825
USD 121
CNY 502 - 503.5
USD 74
D trains---CNY 704 - 776.5
USD 104 - 114
CNY 439.5 - 485
USD 65 - 71

 Running Route
The D trains run along Guangzhou-Kunming high speed railway, which consists of Guangzhou-Nanning section and Nanning-Kunming section. The first section has been in service since December 26, 2014; the later one has been opened two years later on December 28, 2016. The stations on the way include Sanshui South, Zhaoqing East, Yunfu East, Nanjiangkou, Yunan, Wuzhou South, Tengxian, Pingnan South, Guiping, Guigang, Binyang, Nanning East, Nanning, Nanning West, Long'an East, Pingguo, Tiandong North, Tianyang, Baise, Funing, Guangnanxian, Puzhehei, Mile, and Shilin West.

Normal Trains 

They are running overnight between Guangzhou Railway Station and Kunming Railway Station. Because they run along different routes, the distance varies. K1205/K1206 and K231/K232 run for a distance of 1,030 miles (1,658 km). K365/K366 run for 1,017 miles (1,637 km).

Guangzhou to Kunming Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K23109:10 - 10:56+25h46m
K120516:28 - 20:51+28h23m


Kunming to Guangzhou Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K120608:04 - 11:16+27h12m
K23216:37 - 19:37+27h00m
1. "+" indicates the second day.
2. The above timetable is for reference only. You can check the real-time schedule by the search box on page top.

Ticket Price

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 538
USD 79
CNY 351
USD 52
CNY 192
USD 28

 Their running routes are listed as follows:
K231/K232 and K1205/K1206: Foshan, Zhaoqing, Maoming East, Maoming, Yulin, Guigang, Nanning, Tianlin, Ceheng, Xingyi, Weishe, Hongguo, Fuyuan, and Qujing

K365/K366: Foshan, Zhaoqing, Yangchun, Maoming East, Maoming, Yulin, Guigang, Nanning, Xingyi, Weishe, Luoping, Shizong, and Shilin

Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:
 Major Rail Lines from Kunming to:
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou - Kunming Train
Asked by Fallon from DENMARK | Oct. 16, 2019 00:46Reply
Our flight will land at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport at 10:25am
We would like to head to Kunming after landing. We are wondering if we can catch a train at 1pm? Do you recommended flight or train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Carlson from MEXICO | Oct. 16, 2019 19:36

I would have to say the time is almost impossible to catch a train at 1pm if you landing by international flight. Taking 1 hour at airport, 1.5 hour to railway station, 1 hour at station, you would need one at least later 2pm. Flight is faster indeed but flight time seems not suitable for your flight landing. Maybe high speed rail is a better option in your case.
Asked by Koko from NIGERIA | Jul. 03, 2019 05:01Reply
What station to stop at kunming
Please I need help I am traveling from Guangzhou to kunming, heading to yunnan minzu university actually my first time got an admission there.
Want to use the train and what station should I stop that is closer to the university. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Joshua from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 03, 2019 19:43

Which campus do you need to go to? Yuhua Campus or Lianhua Campus? If for Yuhua Campus in Chenggong district, it is closer to Kunming South Station. If for Lianhua Campus, it is closer to Kunming Station, the main station.
Asked by Anna from CHINA | Jul. 02, 2019 23:26Reply
ticket for kids
I have a 2.5 years toddler and we are traveling from Zhuhai to Kunming. Is she paying for a seat?
Answers (1)
Answered by Gemma | Jul. 03, 2019 03:10

Child under 120cm do not need to buy ticket by sharing seat/bed, but one adult can only take one child.
Asked by Albert from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 24, 2019 05:08Reply
Is there free wifi on train G312 to Kunming South?
Answers (1)
Answered by Aurelia | Apr. 24, 2019 16:50

Well, there is free wifi offered based on the news I read. However, from my experience on other trains, you need to use it under support of Wechat!
Asked by Lambert from USA | Dec. 26, 2018 01:19Reply
How can I travel by metro from Kunming South Station?
I plan to stay at Kunming Upland International Youth Hostel. Is it far away from the station? Thank you for your reply!
Answers (1)
Answered by Katrina from USA | Dec. 26, 2018 17:16

It is indeed a long distance trip, maybe more than 30km. You can take metro line 1 (the branch line) to Chunrongjie first and then change to line 1, the main line to Huanchengnanlu. Then change to line 2 there and get off at Chuanxingulou, exit D. Finally, you need to walk about 200m to east direction and take bus No. 95 (bus 119 and k14 can also work) to Qingyunjie bus stop. The hostel is about 200m in distance.
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