Kunming Railway Station
Kunming Railway Station is 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Changshui International Airport, 8 miles (13 km) from Dianchi Lake, 53 miles (85 kilometers) from Stone Forest, 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Jinbi Square (city center) and 17 miles (28 km) from Kunming South Railway Station.
Address: Beijing Road, Guandu District
Kunming Railway Station See-off Service
Schedule and Ticket Booking
As an important railway station in southwest China, the station is the intersection of several main rail lines. It links the city with the national railroad network, and operates trains to/from many major China cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Chengdu, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Dali, and Lijiang.
Major rail lines from the station to:
High Speed Train Schedule
|To||Trains||Duration||Ticket Fare (CNY)|
|First / Second Class Seat|
|D8653, D8657, D8652, D8656...|
53 departures from 07:03 to 21:43
|1h54m - 2h52m||CNY 150/ 94|
USD 23/ 15
|D8763, D8762, D8773, D8772...|
20 departures from 06:52 to 19:23
|2h58m - 3h59m||CNY 307/ 192|
USD 48/ 30
Normal Speed Train Schedule
|To||Trains||Duration||Ticket Fare (CNY)|
|Soft/ Hard Sleeper|
|Z54, K474, Z162 from 07:06 to 19:56||34h26m - 44h2m||CNY 851.5/ 549.5|
USD 132/ 85
|K80, T382 at 19:03 and 21:10||34h32m - 38h22m||CNY 780.5/ 506.5|
USD 121/ 79
|K9632 at 20:45||9h25m||CNY 226/ 152|
USD 35/ 24
|T382 at 21:10||17h37m||CNY 427.5/ 279.5|
USD 66/ 43
|K366, K1206, K232 from 07:36 to 16:52||25h8m - 27h3m||CNY 537/ 351|
USD 83/ 54
|K692 at 21:33||21h50m||CNY 566/ 367|
USD 88/ 57
|Z54, Z162 at 07:06 and 19:56||28h1m - 28h51m||CNY 751.5/ 487.5|
USD 117/ 76
|K138 at 18:55||35h59m||CNY 763.5/ 500.5|
USD 118/ 78
See detailed Kunming Train Schedule
The station consists of a two-storey terminal building and two squares, the north and south squares. The south square is still under construction.
2F: waiting hall, check points, exit/entrance, toilets, hot drinking water, shopping area
1F: ticket office, waiting room, restaurants, shops, left luggage, service desk, toilets, hot drinking water, exit/ entrance, luggage consignment office, police stand
-1F: parking lots, taxi stands (pick-up), toilets, arrival hall, transfer hall, exit
Along the road to the west of the north square, there is a Postal Savings Bank, an internet bar, a supermarket, plus several hotels and restaurants. Besides, there is a Dicos Restaurant between the entrance and the exit. Those facilities provide great convenience to travelers.
|Map of Kunming Railway Station 1F|
How to get to the Kunming Train Station from downtown area?
Arrival by bus:
At Beijing Road: 23, 24, 25, 44, 83, Z30
At Nanyao Coach Station: C71
At Zhanqian Road: 2, 31, 32, 59, 80, 86, 154, 919 (C line)
At Yongping Road: 2, 47, 58, 59, 64, 68, 80, 107, 117, 134, 140, K12, Z33
At Yongsheng Road: 31, 32, 60, 86, 117, 134, 154, 209
Passengers getting to the station by bus will arrive at the north square. For those with a ticket in hand, enter the station straightly and go to the correct waiting room by reading the ticket carefully; For those without, go to the ticket office on 1F and purchase a ticket first. And then go to the waiting room to wait for departure.
Arrival by metro line 1:
Passengers arriving by metro will get off at the south square. As the south square is not opened yet, passengers need to pass through an underground passage to the north square and enter the station via north entrance. It takes about 20 minutes.
Arrival by taxi
If arriving by taxi, passengers will be dropped off on the road between the north square and the terminal building.
|From||Duration (Minutes)||Cost (CNY)|
|Green Lake Park (Cuihu Park)||25||15|
|Changshui International Airport||55||75|
Arrival by long-distance bus:
Passengers taking coaches to the station will arrive at the Coach Station to the east side of the train station.
Ticket Check and Boarding
|Map of 2F|
How to exit and leave the station?
Leave by bus:
Bus stops are located to the north, east, and northeast of the north square, where passengers can take buses to other places or attraction sites of the city.
Leave by metro:
Metro station can be easily found at the south square. One needs to go through an underground passage to get there.
Leave by taxi:
If passengers want to leave by taxi, they should go to the pick-up area of the taxi stands on -1F of the terminal building.
Leave by long-distance bus:
The Coach Station to the east side of the station operates coaches to Dali, Lijiang, Qujing, Yuxi, Gejiu, and Chuxiong etc.
|Map of -1F|
Transportation to famous sites:
1. Take bus line 60 to East Coach Station and then take a coach to get there. The ticket fare is CNY34 per person and it usually takes about 2 hours.
2. Take a train to Shilin Railway Station (K366: 10:05-12:17; K984: 11:18-13:22; K986: 15:40-17:19; T382: 18:45-20:25). The travel time varies from 1.5h to 2.5 h. Ticket fare is CNY97.5 for a soft sleeper, CNY64.5 for a hard sleeper and CNY18.5 for a hard seat. After getting off, take a local mini bus to the destination. It takes about 5 minutes and costs CNY2.
Take bus line 44 and get off at Haigeng Park station. Afterwards, walk 350 yards (300 meters) southward to the destination.
Take bus line 47 and get off at Jindian station.
Green Lake Park (Cuihu Park):
Take bus line 2 and get off at Wuyi Road Station, and then walk 700 yards (600 meters) northward to get there.
Take bus line 83 or 59 and get off at Yuantongshan station; after, walk westward for 520 yards (480 meters) to the temple.
Changshui International Aiport:
1. Take bus line 919 (C line) to get there.
2. Close to the station exit, one can find the Airport City Terminal Building where passengers can take airport shuttle bus Train Station Special Line to reach the airport directly. The bus is available between 04:40 and 21:30 every 20 minutes; ticket fare is CNY10 per person and duration is about 45 minutes. Please arrive at least an hour before flight departure for boarding procedures.
3. Take airport shuttle bus line 2 (B line) to the airport. The bus departs from Jinjiang hotel facing the north square from 05:00 to 23:00 with an interval of 20 minutes. It usually takes 50 minutes on the way and the ticket fare is CNY25 per person.
Facilities and Services
Three ticket offices are available in the station. The first one is on the west side of 1F, next to the No.1 waiting room. Outside the ticket office, there is a big LED screen on the wall, providing detailed information about train schedules. The second one is located on the west side of the north square. The third is next to the entrance. All of the three ticket offices provide services such as ticket refund, ticket change and ticket purchase.
Altogether, there are six waiting rooms in the station, one on the first floor and others on the second floor. No. 6 waiting room is reserved for soft seat ticket holders, mother and baby as well as army personnel. Free drinking water and wash rooms are available in each waiting room. There is a shopping corridor on the second floor; travelers can buy food and drinks there.
There are several left luggage offices in the station. Taking security and price into consideration, you'd better choose the one operated by the station. It is to the left side of the ticket office. It opens from 6:00 to 23:00 every day. The service fee is CNY 5 per day per piece less than 44 pounds (20 kg) in weight and 40 inches (100 cm) in width, length and height. For those larger or heavier, the fee will be double or even multiple. Besides, it is not advised to leave valuables there.
There is an inquiry desk available on the first floor for passengers' convenience. From there, passengers can ask for direction or seek advice. It also provides emergency medicine, needlework and handles complaint.