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 Apr. 25, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Kunming Airport Transportation
Asked by Loh Yeet Yee from MALAYSIA | Jul. 18, 2019 00:45Reply
How go to Kunming Panlong Qu from Changshui airport?
Airbnb address: 50 Xingren St, Panlong Qu, Yunnan Sheng, China, 650018 from Changshui airport
Answers (1)
Answered by Andre from USA | Jul. 18, 2019 20:55
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Take metro line 6 to East Coach Station, and transfer to metro line 3 to Dongfeng Square Station, and transfer to metro line 2 to Tangzixiang Station (Exit E), and walk west of 500m to it. It takes around 50 minutes with CNY6.
Asked by Tom Z from USA | Jul. 17, 2019 09:31Reply
Kunming Metro stations with lifts
Which metro stations have lifts/elevators from the platform to exit/entrance levels? I will have a large suitcase and can not navigate stairs.
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Answered by Childers from USA | Jul. 17, 2019 18:33
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As I know, there are lifts/elevators in every subway station. Don't worry.
Asked by nan from SINGAPORE | Jul. 14, 2019 01:38Reply
Whuch bus can i take to New Era hotel from Kunming Changshui Airport?
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Answered by Sal from USA | Jul. 16, 2019 20:48
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Take express bus Line 1 to Xiyi Hotel Station, then transfer to bus No.84 from Baihui Mall Station to Nanping Street Station, and walk south of 400m to your hotel. It costs CNY27 with 1.5 hours.
Asked by sim from SINGAPORE | Jun. 30, 2019 02:12Reply
How do I get to Liz Mila Hotel from Kunming airport?
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Answered by Emilie from FRANCE | Jul. 01, 2019 00:39
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You can take Bus Line 919 C1 directly. Get off at Kunming Experimental Middle School and walk northeast about 300m. It takes about 40 minutes and costs CNY13.
Asked by Lily Chan from HONG KONG | Jun. 18, 2019 02:58Reply
How can I get to Jinjiang InnPeking Road Chuanxin Gulou Station from Kunming Airport?
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Answered by Sameul from USA | Jun. 18, 2019 18:48
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Take metro Line 6 to East Coach Station, then transfer to metro Line 3 to Dongfeng Square Station, and transfer to metro Line 2 to Chuanxin Gulou Station(Exit D), and walk north of 200m to your hotel. It costs CNY6 and takes around 1 hour.
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