Kunming Airport Transportation

Subway, shuttle bus and taxi are available at Kunming Changshui International Airport, which make it easy for passengers to travel between the airport and downtown area.

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Subway

The first phase of subway line 6 has been put into operation. Passengers can easily find subway station at the airport and arrive at downtown area. The operating hours are from 06:20 to 22:20 at an interval of 15 minutes. The whole journey is 17 minutes and the cost is CNY 5. Tickets can be purchased from bilingual ticket machines.

Shuttle Bus

 Line 1

Airport → Xiaoximen (West Inn/Nanjiang Hotel) Xiaoximen (West Inn/Nanjiang Hotel) → Airport
07:00 - 02:00 next day 05:00 - 23:00
Stops: Xinying Community (Ziteng Hotel) - North Railway Station (Xiongye Hotel)
Duration: 50 minutes; Ticket Fare: CNY 25/person; Frequency: 20 minutes

 Line 2

Airport → International Convention & Exhibition Center (Zhongyu Hotel) → Wujiaba Wujiaba → Westin Hotel International Convention & Exhibition Center (Zhongyu Hotel) → Airport
08:30 - 22:00 05:00 - 23:00
Duration: 50 minutes; Ticket Fare: CNY 25/person; Frequency: 20 minutes
 
Airport → Kunming Railway Station (Jinjiang Inn) Railway Station (Jinjiang Inn) → Airport
07:00 - 03:00 next day 05:00 - 23:00
Stops: Xinying Community (Ziteng Hotel) - Telecom International Hotel - Jialuda Hotel
Duration: 45 minutes; Ticket Fare: CNY 25/person; Frequency: 30 minutes

 Line 3

Airport → North Bus Station North Bus Station → Airport
08:00 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:00
Stops: Expo Garden - Beichen Fortune Center - North Downtown (Linyu Road)
Duration: 90 minutes; Ticket Fare: CNY 25/person; Frequency: 30 minutes
 Note:  The shuttle buses from airport to North Downtown (Linyu Road) operate until 00:00am.

 Line 4

Airport → Empark Grand Hotel → South Bus Station (New Luosiwan) South Bus Station (New Luosiwan) → Empark Grand Hotel → Airport
09:00 - 22:00 07:30 - 17:30
Duration: 65 minutes; Ticket Fare: CNY 25/person; Frequency: 30 minutes
 
Airport → Chenggong New Area (Howard Johnson Tropical Hotel) Chenggong New Area (Howard Johnson Tropical Hotel) → Airport
17:00, 17:30 07:40
Stops: Empark Grand Hotel - South Bus Station/Luosiwan International Trade City
Duration: 90 minutes; Ticket Fare: CNY 25/person

 Line 5

Airport → Dianchi Hotel Dianchi Hotel → Airport
09:30, 10:30, 17:00, 17:30 07:30, 08:30
Stops: Zhonglin Building Materials City - Jinnanya Business Hotel - Dianchi National Tourist Holiday Zone
Duration: 65 minutes; Ticket Fare: CNY 25/person
 
Airport → West Bus Station West Bus Station → Airport
09:00 - 19:00 07:00 - 16:30
Stops: Aviation Community - Jinnanya Business Hotel
Duration: 65 minutes; Ticket Fare: CNY 25/person; Frequency: 30 minutes

 Line 6

Airport → Kunming Railway Station Railway Station → Airport
07:00 - 21:30 05:00 - 21:30
Stops: Xinying Community (Ziteng Hotel) - Kunming Hotel
Duration: 45 minutes; Ticket Fare: CNY 25/person; Frequency: 30 minutes
 Note:  The shuttle buses from airport to Kunming Hotel operate until 22:00.

Taxi

Passengers can hail taxis to go to downtown area from the airport.  In daytime, the flag-down fare is CNY 8 for the first 3 kilometers and CNY 1.8 per kilometer for the rest of the journey. The flag-down fare at night (22:00-06:00 next day) is CNY 9.6 for the first 3 kilometers and CNY 2.1 per kilometer for the rest of the journey. If you take a taxi from the airport, there will be a highway toll along the way: the cost is CNY 10 and should be included in your taxi fare. Confirm this detail with your driver. Expect to pay a fuel surcharge.

 Tips:
1. It takes 40-50 minutes or perhaps longer if there is heavy traffic by taxi from Changshui Airport to the city center area and it costs CNY 80-90.
2. It costs about CNY 50 by taxi from the airport to the East Bus Station, CNY 70-80 to the South Bus Station, CNY 90 to the North Bus Station or the West Bus Station.
3. When taking a taxi, passengers should tell the destination clearly, remember the car number, pay according to the taxi meter and keep the bill.
4. Taxi drivers are not allowed to pick up others without passenger's permission.

Transportation from Kunming main passenger transport stations to the airport

1. From East Bus Station: take bus 22 or 50 and get off at North Circle City Road and transfer to Airport Shuttle Bus Line 1 at Xiongye Hotel
2. From South Bus Station: take Shuttle Bus Line 4
3. From North Bus Station: take bus 121 to Kunshi Crossroad and walk to Xiyi Hotel to take the Shuttle Bus Line 1, or take bus 907 to Linyu Road and walk to Yueyatang Residence Community Gate to take the Shuttle Bus Line 3
4. From West Bus Station: take bus 80 to Railway Station to take the Airport Shuttle Bus Line 2, or take bus 82 to Xiyi Hotel to take the Shuttle Bus Line 1

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- Last modified on Jan. 31, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Kunming Airport Transportation
Asked by J sen from NEPAL | Jan. 26, 2020 04:04Reply
Kunming airport to green lake park
Anyone please help me 🙏 how to go (green lake park) from Kunming airport?thank you🙏🙏
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny from DENMARK | Jan. 31, 2020 19:28
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Upon landing, take airport shuttle bus line 1 to West Inn Bus Stop. Then walk east around 600 meters to find the destination.
Asked by Stephanie from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 18, 2020 20:44Reply
What is the name of the metro station to get off at the Kunming Airport?
I would like to take the metro to Changshui Airport for a domestic flight. I see on the MetroMan metro timetable app, there are 2 metro stations, "Airport/机场中心"
and "Airport Front/机场前". Which one is the right one for domestic flights? Which one for international flights? Thank you.
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Answered by Tina from THAILAND | Jan. 19, 2020 18:48
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You get off at the terminal, 机场中心。
Asked by Lillian from MALAYSIA | Dec. 10, 2019 23:38Reply
Which is better from Changsui airport to Kunming railway station? Bus shuttle or train?
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Answered by Nathan from FINLAND | Dec. 11, 2019 19:21
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For your convenience, you are suggested to take the shuttle bus line 6 to the railway station directly.
The operating hours are from 07:00 to 21:30 with the frequency of 20-30 mins. It takes around 45 mins on the way.
Asked by Kambalah from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 09, 2019 22:45Reply
What airport shuttle bus shall I take, I stay at Kunming jinjiang hotel, Beijing road?
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Answered by Nicholas from ITALY | Dec. 11, 2019 19:22
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Oh, it is advised to take direct airport shuttle bus line 2B to Jinjiang Hotel. :)
Asked by Eong from MALAYSIA | Nov. 14, 2019 01:16Reply
I will be taking 3am Shuttle bus line 2 to Kunming Railway station.
Can we waiting at the main railway station till the first high speed train departure 7.25am? its safe & kindly advise. Train station operation hours? thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma from USA | Nov. 17, 2019 19:48
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Hi, it is common and safe to stay in the railway station after midnight. Train station in China is open 24 hours.
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