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 Feb. 19, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Kunming Airport Transportation
Asked by IreneTan from MALAYSIA | Feb. 18, 2019 22:59Reply
i will arrive Kunming Changshui int't airport at 1.25am,planning to go to Luoping by morning bus,
Can i take metro to the bus station? what line? what station should I stop?
any alternative transportation to the bus terminal?
Answers (1)
Answered by Michael from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 19, 2019 23:33
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You can take metro line 6 to the East Coach Station directly. Then there are several coaches that can take you to Luoping. If by taxi, the cab fare is around CNY50.
Asked by konganok from THAILAND | Feb. 05, 2019 00:47Reply
my flight arrive 12.30 am how can i go to Kunming Railway station from airport?
I want to go to Lijiang And how about the cost? Which one is easier? Train or bus or Taxi for 4 Persons
Thank yous
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Answered by Ryan from FINLAND | Feb. 14, 2019 00:36
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Upon arrival, you can still take airport shuttle bus line 2 to the railway station. You are advised to take the bullet train from KM to Lijiang. The 1st class seat is CNY351 and 2nd class seat is CNY220.
Asked by Youngsun from REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Jan. 17, 2019 21:26Reply
From Kunming Changshui airport to Cachet Boutique Artime
I will arrive at airport about 3:00 am and there are ten of us. How can I go to the hotel ‘Cachet Boutique Artime (昆明彩云里·凯世精品酒店)’? Plus, if I have to take a taxi, can I use the application ‘Didi Chuxing’? and I would like to know the fare.
Answers (1)
Answered by Charis from USA | Jan. 23, 2019 00:02
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According to your landing time, there is no public transportation at that time.
Thus you are advised to take a taxi directly. You can use the App‘Didi Chuxing’. Generally speaking, the cab fare is CNY80-90 per car.
Asked by Araya from THAILAND | Jan. 09, 2019 18:52Reply
I will arrive at Kunming airport around 6:30 PM.
How can I go to the main railway station by Airport rail link?
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Answered by Crystal from DENMARK | Jan. 10, 2019 23:23
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Take metro line 6 to East Coach Station and transfer to metro line 3 to Dongfeng Square. Then take metro line 2 to South Huancheng Road and change to metro line 1 to the railway station.

Or for your convenience, you can take airport shuttle bus line 6 to the railway station directly. The bus line operates from 07:00 to 21:30 with the frequency of 20-30 mins.
Asked by Mohammed Mahmud Khan from SOUTH AFRICA | Jan. 02, 2019 06:36Reply
Actually, i will go to hotel Kunming yuandong (changshui Airport) from the airport at 3.30 am
Details address,(#72,Huajing Holiday Resort, Konggang Economy Center,Kunming, Guandu, China 650000 ).
how much will be the taxi pay or how can i contact to the driver
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Answered by Cherry from SINGAPORE | Jan. 02, 2019 17:26
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There is no public transportation at that time. Thus you are suggested to take a taxi to the hotel. In general, the cab fare is CNY25-30.
The hotel name in Chinese is '远东酒店(长水机场店)'. You can show this to the driver. There are still several official taxis at the airport. Don't worry.
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