Kunming Train

Kunming South Railway Station

Kunming South Railway Station has been put into use on December 28th, 2016. South Train Station, covering an area of 77 acres (312,836 square meters), serves high speed trains running along Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway, Nanning-Kunming High Speed Railway, and Trans-Asia Railway, etc. The station is about 12 miles (20 km) from Yunnan Provincial Museum in the city center, 17 miles (28 km) from Kunming Railway Station, 25 miles (48 km) from Changshui International Airport and 50 miles (80 km) from Stone Forest.

Address: Wujiaying in Chenggong District
Kunming South Railway Station See-off Service

An International Rail Hub in Southwest China

Kunming South Train station is the largest railway station in Southwest China and is not only a vital station connecting Southwest China with other Chinese regions, but also an important rail traffic hub between China and Southeast Asia.

 International Schedule
In the near future, international trains to/from Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Singapore will be operated there. Click to see more information about trains from Kunming to:

 Domestic Schedule
It operates bullet trains to/from major cities in China, such as Shanghai, Nanning, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Yiwu, Jinhua, Changsha, Qujing, Xiangtan, Yuxi, Nanjing, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Shenzhen…

 Major Domestic Rail Lines from this station to:

 Schedule to major domestic stations
(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
D8653, D8657, D8652, D8656...
57 departures from 07:03 to 21:43
1h54m - 2h52mCNY 150/ 94
USD 23/ 15
D8763, D8762, D8773, D8772...
20 departures from 06:52 to 19:23
2h58m - 3h59mCNY 307/ 192
USD 48/ 30
Shanghai Hongqiao
G1378, G1372, G1374, G1376 from 07:36 to 10:3711h25m - 12h22mCNY 1,475/ 879
USD 229/ 136
Guiyang North
G1380, G2938, G1378, G2924...
46 departures from 07:24 to 20:36
1h59m - 2h44mCNY 358/ 212.5
USD 56/ 33
D3804, D3804, D3902, D3902...
65 departures from 07:36 to 18:28
3h37m - 5h13mCNY 394/ 246
USD 61/ 38
G2938, D3902, D3904, D3904...
14 departures from 07:30 to 13:52
4h31m - 7h53mCNY 613/ 371.5
USD 95/ 58
Beijing West
G404, G402, G406 from 08:00 to 10:5810h46m - 13h33mCNY 1,877.5/ 1,147.5
USD 291/ 178
Guangzhou South
G2938, D3804, G2924, D3812...
17 departures from 07:30 to 15:23
6h32m - 8h44mCNY 695/ 434.5
USD 108/ 67
Changsha South
G1380, G1378, G404, G1372...
19 departures from 07:24 to 16:00
4h58m - 7h20mCNY 839/ 498.5
USD 130/ 77
Shilin West
D3902, D3816, D3904, D3820...
21 departures from 08:20 to 20:42
0h18m - 0h48mCNY 29/ 18
USD 4/ 3
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

See more Kunming Schedule

Station Plan

Kunming South Railway Station consists of a four-storey terminal building, size 30 acres (120,000 square meters), and two squares. The terminal building looks like a peacock flaunting its tail, which is a representative animal and a cultural label of Yunnan. Additionally, the station shows the elements of ethnic minorities residing in Yunnan by using the slope roof and ethic relief decorations. 
 3F: waiting hall, boarding gates, service desk, toilets, hot drinking water
 2F: platforms, ticket office
 1F: arrival hall, exit passage, taxi stands
 -1F: platforms for metro line 1 and line 4
 East square: bus stations
 West square: bus stations, pedestrian plaza, sightseeing area

How to travel between Kunming South Railway Station and downtown

 By metro: line 1
In 2020, the metro line 4 which also has a stop at the South Railway Station is expected to be opened.

 By bus: 919K, 920, 921, 922, 923, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929, 930, 931, K32, K33,  k34, k35, K36, K37, K38, K39, K40, K41, K42, K43

 By taxi:
Passengers arriving by taxi will be dropped off on 3F. To leave the station by taxi, one should go to the taxi stand on 1F.
From Duration (Minutes) Cost (CNY)
Kunming Railway Station 60 80
Yunnan Provincial Museum 40 60
Changshui International Airport 50-60 110
The above information is for reference only.

 Transportation to other places from the station:
 Kunming Railway Station:
You can take bus no. 920 to get there.

 World Horticultural Expo Garden
Take bus no. K43 to go there.

 Changshui Airport:
Take bus no, 919K to arrive at the airport.

 Stone Forest:
Take bus no. 927 or K39 to East Coach Station where you can take a long-distance bus to Stone Forest. Duration is about 2 hours. Ticket fare is CNY34 per person.

Facilities and Services at the Station

 Ticket office:
There are two ticket offices located at the east and west sides on 2F respectively. Passengers can purchase, change, collect or refund tickets there.

 Waiting area:
Waiting hall is located on 3F. The boarding gates in the west side is for trains running along Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Rail Line; those on the east side for Nanning-Kunming High Speed Rail Line; those in the middle for Kunming-Yuxi and Chongqing-Kunming High Speed Rail Lines and trains running to/from neighboring areas.

A mezzanine is established above the waiting hall; from there, passengers can find restaurants, coffee houses, and convenient stores. Altogether 4 entrances are provided on 3F. South and north entrances mainly serve those who arrive by sedan car and taxi. The west entrance mainly serves those who arrive by metro; the east one for those who arrive by bus.
- Last modified on Mar. 09, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Kunming South Railway Station
Asked by Amy | May. 27, 2020 20:03Reply
I will take a high speed train from Kunming to Shanghai, which station shall be used?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy from SOUTH AFRICA | Jun. 01, 2020 18:39

You need to take the train from Kunming south station if your train is a high speed train, since high speed rail is only available here. Kunming south is in the new district of Kunming, it is a little far from the city center.
Asked by sanal nandakumar from SINGAPORE | Dec. 26, 2019 15:21Reply
Which station in kunming to go?
I have booked train K9616 to lijiang which departs from kunming at 22:00. The ticket says Kunming railway station, haven't specified which station. Could anyone help me to confirm which railway station is the departure from.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Dec. 26, 2019 16:39

Thank you for your your inquiry.

"Kunming Railway Station" is a specific station, as it is just named by city name. It is close to downtown, at No. 1 Beijing Road, Guandu District. NOT this south station.
Asked by teo ek from MALAYSIA | Jul. 31, 2019 23:19Reply
take taxi from changshui airport to rail station
can airport taxi sit for 5 persons,parents and 3 kids(15,13,8 age) thank..
Answers (1)
Answered by Hosea from OMAN | Aug. 04, 2019 23:22

Taxi allow max 4 passengers, you would need 2 cars. Taxi may cost around CNY100 per car.
Asked by Haywood from DOMINICA | Jul. 25, 2019 01:38Reply
Fang Zhou Hotel to Kunming South Station
Can you book a taxi for us? We are 3 people with one piece of luggage each person planning to travel on Sep 12.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jul. 25, 2019 18:08

Thank you for your message.

We are pleased to offer transfer service for you. Would you please kindly advise us your detailed request including pick up time by email? We will reply you by email as early as possible. Our email is bookingtravelchinaguide.com.
Asked by Mooi from SINGAPORE | May. 15, 2019 04:35Reply
Getting to Kunming SOUTH Railway station from Changshui Airport
We appreciate the latest on getting to Kunming SOUTH Railway station from Changshui Airport ( there seem to be some conflicting info). We understand:
Option 1: take Line 6 from Airport to East Coach station > change to Line 3 to Dongfeng Square >change to Line 2 to South Ring Road > change to Line 1 to Chun Rong Jie station >then change to same Line 1 but to Kunming South Railway station - is this correct ?
Option 2: Take shuttle bus 919k direct from the Airport but this bus only start at 11am - is this correct ? Are there NOT earlier bus, at say 7 am or so ?
Please advise.
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Terrell from CANADA | May. 17, 2019 04:25

I think both information are correct, I also found same information as you do. In addition, I also found another way, take airport shuttle bus route 4 to Howard Johnson Tropical Garden Plaza Kunming which is just near Chun Rong Jie Station. The bus starts at 9am. Then you can take metro line 1 from Chun Rong Jie to the South Station.
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