Hong Kong - Kunming High Speed Train

A pair of bullet trains are operated daily to serve passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Kunming. The travel time is around 8.5 hours and the ticket price for a second class seat is CNY 717 / USD 105. 

If the timetable cannot meet your demand or travel plan, you are recommended to transfer in Guangzhou South for more scchoices.

Basic Facts of Hong Kong - Kunming High Speed Trains

 Open time: September 23, 2018
 Running distance: Around 1,426 kilometers (886 miles)
 Top speed: 200 km/h (124 mph) in HK, 300 km/h (186 mph) in Mainland
 Duration: Around 8.5 hours
 Ticket fare: CNY 717 / USD 105 for a second class seat
 Operated at: Hong Kong West Kowloon, Kunming South

Hong Kong to Kunming High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 7, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G40812:05 - 20:508h45m
See more Hong Kong Schedule

Kunming to Hong Kong Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 7, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G41008:13 - 16:538h40m
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.

Hong Kong - Kunming High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jun 7, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 2,188
USD 322
CNY 1,167
USD 172
CNY 717
USD 105

Hong Kong - Kunming High Speed Railway Map
Hong Kong - Kunming High Speed Railway Map
Hong Kong Train Maps

Transfer in Guangzhou South

 Overall Travel Time: 9 - 9.5 hours
Total Ticket Fare: CNY 712.5 - 732.5 for a second class seat

As there are about 30 pairs of bullet train running between Hong Kong and Guangzhou with an interval of 20 minutes and nearly 20 pairs of high speed departures between Guangzhou and Kunming with an interval of about 30 minutes, passengers can choose a suitable transfer schedule according to their needs. Here we just select the fastest transfer timetables for your reference.  

Hong Kong to Guangzhou to Kunming High Speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare

Hong Kong - Guangzhou Guangzhou - Kunming Overall Travel Time  Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G6510: 09:19 - 10:21 D3830: 10:37 - 18:25 9H06M 215 + 517.5 = 732.5
G6582: 08:25 - 09:29 D3822: 09:46 - 17:43 9H18M
G6584: 11:15 - 12:05 D3850: 12:33 - 20:58 9H43M 215 + 497.5 = 712.5

Kunming to Guangzhou to Hong Kong Bullet Train Timetable & Ticket Fare

Kunming - Guangzhou  Guangzhou - Hong Kong  Overall Travel Time  Ticket Fare (CNY)
Second Class Seat
G2938: 07:02 - 15:08 G6537: 15:27 - 16:24 9H22M  503.5 + 215 = 718.5
D3840: 11:55 - 20:11 G6509: 20:26 - 21:23 9H22M  517.5 + 215 = 732.5
D3820: 10:00 - 18:17 G6585: 18:33 - 19:38 9H38M

Running Route of High Speed Trains between Hong Kong and Kunming

1. Hong Kong - Guangzhou: It is a section of Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong High Speed Railway, also called Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Express Rail Link. Some major stations along this railway contain Futian, Shenzhen North, Guangmingcheng, Humen and Qingsheng. 

Actually, on December 26, 2011, the Guangzhou - Shenzhen section was officially opened with a speed up to 350 km/h (217 mph). It only takes 29 - 50 minutes between Guangzhou South Station and Shenzhen North Station. Hong Kong - Shenzhen Section was put into use on September 23, 2018; trains running in this section can reach 200 km/h (124 mph) and the running time only requires 14-28 minutes.

2. Guangzhou - Guiyang: It has been in service since December 26, 2014 and mainly passes by Guiyang North, Guiyang East, Longli North, Guidingxian, Duyun East, Sanduxian, Rongjiang, Congjiang, Sanjiang South, Guilin NorthGuilinGuilin WestYangshuo, Gongcheng, Hezhou, Huaiji, Guangning, Zhaoqing East, Sanshui South, Foshan WestGuangzhou, and Guangzhou South. Its overall length is about 857 km (532 mi) and the running top speed reaches 300 km/h (186 mph). 

3. Guiyang - Kunming: It was fully opened on December 28, 2016. With top speed of 300-350 km/h (186-217 mph), trains run along this about 465-kilometer-long (289-mile) railway. Major stations along the way include Guiyang North, Pingba South, Anshun West, Guanling, Pu'anxian, Panzhou, Fuyuan North, Qujing North, Songming, Kunming South.


Hong Kong - Kunming Train vs. Flight

  Trains Flights
Ticket Fare CNY 750 for second class seat CNY 1,600 - 2,500 for economy class seat
Duration about 7.5 hours about 2.5 - 3 hours
It is obvious that taking Hong Kong to Kunming train or Kunming to Hong Kong train is slower than taking planes. However, the ticket fare of trains are much cheaper. Therefore, high speed train is more suitable for passengers who have limited budget and enough travel time. On the other hand, it is a better choice to travel by air for passenger with limited travel time and sufficient budget.

Major Rail Lines from Hong Kong to:
Major Rail Lines from Kunming to:
- Last updated on Jun. 08, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong - Kunming High Speed Train
Asked by Diego from HUNGARY | Aug. 22, 2019 02:49Reply
How much a flight ticket could cost from HK to Kunming?
Answers (1)
Answered by Paisley from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 22, 2019 17:52

According to my searching, there is no fixed price but very likely around USD200 or RMB1500. You can choose a random date for a try. During holiday time, it could be very different though.
Asked by David Carr from UK | May. 30, 2019 22:42Reply
Will I need to put my luggage through an Xray scanner ?
Are there any prohibited items ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Columbus | May. 31, 2019 02:56

Yes, all luggage need to go through the check. Sharp, dangerous objects and explosives etc things are not allowed.
Asked by David Carr from UK | May. 30, 2019 22:40Reply
How soon before I travel will the tickets be available for collection ? E.g. 30 days before travel ?
If I need to Cancel my booking after paying for the tickets , how do I do that ? What is the cancellation fee ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Columbus | May. 31, 2019 02:58

The ticket sale since 30 days, but the earliest time for collection depends on when your tickets will be confirmed. This website ask cancellation email if you decide to cancel the booking and the cancellation fee is 20% of ticket price. If they haven't confirm your ticket yet, it is free cancellation.
Asked by Kim from SINGAPORE | Mar. 30, 2019 19:28Reply
Do we clear immigration at the train station as we exit China for Hong Kong?
Thinking of boarding the train on the last day of my permit, so I'm pretty worried about this.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr. Richard | Mar. 31, 2019 01:30

Yes, you need to clear immigration when you arrive at HK west sation.
Asked by Isaiah from PAKISTAN | Mar. 18, 2019 03:03Reply
Can I order meal on the train G312?
Can I pay by credit card?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tonya from CANADA | Mar. 18, 2019 17:46

I am not sure about this train, but see from the time, there should be box meal for sale as it meets lunch and dinner time. However, credit card is definitely not accepted. You would need cash (Chinese Yuan) instead.
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