Kunming Changshui International Airport

Airport Code: KMG

 Location: Kunming Changshui International Airport lies nearby Changshui Village, Guandu District in the northeast of Kunming city and is 25 kilometers (about 15.5 miles) from the city center.
Changshui Airport Transfer

 Brief Intro: The airport was formally come into operation on June 28th, 2012. It replaced the former Wujiaba International Airport and serves as 'Gateway' to southwest China. The new airport services Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia, and connects with Europe, Asia, and Africa. It has a layout of about 22.97 square kilometers (8.87 square miles). It has 2 runways and is expected to meet the annual throughput of 38,000,000 passengers, cargo throughput of 950,000 tons, and 303,000 aircraft sorties in the near future. It provides flights to many cities in China and abroad. Some of the domestic cities are popular tourist sites like Lijiang, Jinghong, Beijing, Chengdu, Guilin, Lhasa, Shanghai, Sanya and Xi'an. The international destinations include Taoyuan, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Hanoi, Dacca, Phnom Penh, Osaka, Singapore, Calcutta, Rangoon, Mandalay, Vientiane and Bangkok.
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 Passport holders of 53 countries and regions can enjoy the 144-Hour Visa-Free Policy when making an international transfer via Changshui Airport. 
Read details about 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit in Kunming.


 Terminal Buildings
Currently, it has one terminal building, Terminal 1. Terminal 2 is expected to be completed before 2020. The total building area is about 548,300 square metres, which is the second largest terminal building in the country only next to Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport. The building has 3 underground floors, as well as 3 floors above ground. It has 66 contact gates with jet bridges. Advanced and complete facilities and services are available in the building for transit, shopping, dinning, accommodation, and entertainment.


 Airline Companies
China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Dragon Air (KA), JuneYao Airlines(HO), Korean Airlines (KE), Kunming Airlines (KY), Lao Airlines(QV), Lucky Air (8L), Sichuan Airlines(3U), Spring Airlines (9C), Thai Airways International(TG), Vietnam Airlines(VN), Xiamen Airlines (MF), UNI Air (B7), Yingan Airlines (YA), Malaysia Airlines (MH)

 Tips for flying from Kunming Airport
 1.Both domestic and international check-in counters are closed 30 minutes before flights departures.
 2. Passengers should arrive 2 hours in advance for domestic flights and 3 hours in advance for international flights.
 3. Transfer Guide
The Transfer Hall provides passengers with baggage tag-through service and air ticket, boarding pass exchange and luggage consignation service. This transfer service is only applicable to passenger transfers between domestic flights. When buying an air ticket, passengers should note that at least 2 hours must be reserved for transfer.

It is easy for passengers to take subway, airport shuttle bus, or taxi to travel between the airport and the downtown city area.

Facilities

 Commercial Area: The commercial district of the airport has been divided into six different areas, with a total area of 35,000 square meters. Ninety-eight companies have started operation, including 61 retail outlets and 37 catering shops. Snack bars, coffee shops, banks, and post offices are also available.
 First Aid Room: There are 3 first aid rooms in the terminal building, providing medical treatment for passengers. They are located separately at the west side of the security inspection area in the Domestic Departure Hall on F3, Boarding Exit 30 at the arrival alleyway on F2 at east airside concourse Y, and the administrative area on F2. 
 Lounge: There are 40 hourly lounges in the airport, providing shower, rest, and other services. Passengers can find them at the area of the International Departure Hall and Domestic Departure Hall on F2. 
 Children Playrooms: Two children’s playrooms are set in the terminal building. They can be found at the commercial area of the Domestic Departure Hall, and International Departure Hall on F2 at the front center area. 
 Car Parks: There are two parking lots, inside and outside.
   Parking rates:
    Inside: CNY8 for first 60 minutes, CNY2 for every 30 minutes afterwards and CNY60 for one day.
    Outside: CNY5 for first 60 minutes and CNY1 for every 30 minutes afterwards; CNY60 for one day for small-sized vehicles and CNY100 for one day for large-sized vehicles.
 Tip: It is free to park a vehicle for less than 15 minutes.

Services

 Airport Inquiry: There are 15 inquiry desks in total in the terminal. They are located separately at the Departure Hall, security inspection area of the Domestic Departure Hall, commercial area at the middle airside concourse of the Departure Hall on F3; the commercial area of the International Departure Hall on F2; and the Greeting Guests Hall on Base 1. 
 Luggage Storage: The luggage storage service is available at the air crew and employees aisle at the west side of the Departure Hall on F3, and Domestic Exit at the west side of the Greeting Guest Hall on Base 1. 
 Luggage Packing: Four luggage packing service counters are available at the Departure Hall on F3 in the terminal building.
    Location: Left side of Exit 1; right side of Exit 4; Check-in Counter A; Check-in Counter K
 Lost & Found: Lost & Found service is provided at each inquiry desks in the terminal. 
 Bank: There are banks, ATMS and Agiotage Services in the terminal building.
    Fudian Bank: West side of the Departure Hall on F3
    China CITIC Bank: East side of the Departure Hall on F3
    Bank of Communications: West Side of the Greeting Guest Hall on B1
    Post Saving Bank of China: Commercial area on F1
    Travelex China: International Arrival exit at the east side of the Greeting Guest Hall on B1
    Bohai Transforex: Commercial area at the International Departure Hall on F2
 WiFi: The passenger active area in the terminal is covered entirely with WiFi service.
 Train Ticket Office: The service counter is located at outside the Exit 3, Arrival Hall. Service Time: 24 hours

- Last modified on Apr. 08, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Kunming Airport
Asked by SP Chaudhuri from INDIA | Apr. 18, 2019 23:25Reply
Transit Visa required for Indian national?
Dear sir,
I am Indian citizen and I will travel from Incheon to Kolkata via Kunming.
I have a layover time of 3.5 hours and I will be inside airport.
Do I need a transit visa?
Kindly respond at the earliest so that I can book my flight accordingly.
Thanks for your help.

Asked by Uli from GERMANY | Apr. 18, 2019 21:54Reply
Help needed
Is there a service for people can't walk so well from check in to the boarding gate und for domestic flights to CUN must take the bus to the airplane or is there any help?
Asked by Raj Shahi from USA | Apr. 08, 2019 14:32Reply
Does anyone speak english at the Kunming International Airport?
How does WIFI work at the airport? I heard that WIFI for android phone doesn't work. Is it correct?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny from CANADA | Apr. 08, 2019 19:45
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Yes, some staff can speak English. It is available but the network speed is not very fast.
Asked by Mohammed Mambra from SAUDI ARABIA | Feb. 27, 2019 21:39Reply
is there bank of china atm at kunming airport?
i dont have rmb with me currently , is there any bank of china atm at Changshui airport so that i can withdraw cash from there since i have to catch a metro which will be closed within few hours ?
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Answered by Chaz from UKRAINE | Mar. 01, 2019 00:07
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Sorry, I can only find China Citic Bank ATM at F3. Upon landing, it won't be difficult for you to find it based on the detailed English signs at the airport.
Asked by Choo Huan boon from MALAYSIA | Feb. 26, 2019 01:11Reply
I will arrive Kunming at 1.30am. Is there a place to sleep for few hours before morning?
I need to catch at train at 9.15 am at KM Railway station. what is the best arrangement?
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Answered by Maya from DENMARK | Feb. 26, 2019 19:38
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Don't worry. There are hourly rooms inside the terminal building. You can take some rest there. Upon landing, you can easily find the place based on the detailed English signs at the airport.
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