Kunming Subway Line 1

Kunming metro logo 

Main Line: South Ring Road – University Town South

 Branch Line: Chunrong Street – South Railway Station

  (Identification Color: Red       )

Extending in the north-south direction, Kunming Subway Line 1 contains two parts now: Main Line and Branch Line. The Main Line connects South Ring Road and University Town South, including 18 stations. Passengers can easily arrive at South Railway Station by taking subway line 1. This part is linked with Kunming metro line 2 at South Ring Road Station. The two subway lines are used as one so that passengers do not need to transfer to another train if they intend to take line 2. The present combined route of line 1 and line 2 runs for around 75 minutes.

The Branch Line (Northeast Extension) started to serve the public in the end of 2016, stretching around 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers). According to the long-term plan, the northwest extension of this line will open in December, 2017.
See subway maps for reference.
 

Ticket Fare

For different trips, the fare varies from CNY2 to CNY12.
 Notes:
1. Children under 4 feet (1.3 meters) can enjoy free ride on the subway.
2. Paying with Kunming Transportation Card, passengers can enjoy 10% discount.
 

Timetable & Service Hours

 

Main Line:

Station To University Town South To South Ring Road
First Train Last Train First Train Last Train
South Ring Road 06:46 22:27 07:05 22:48
Railway Station 06:48 22:30 07:02 22:45
Fude 06:51 22:32 07:00 22:42
Rixin Road 06:52 22:34 06:58 22:40
Wujiaba 06:54 22:36 06:56 22:38
Changhong West Road 06:57 22:39 06:53 22:36
Xiaodong Village 07:00 22:41 06:51 22:33
Erji Road 07:02 22:44 06:48 22:31
Xingyao Road 07:05 22:46 06:46 22:28
New Asia Athletics Park 07:07 22:49 06:44 22:26
South Coach Station 07:11 22:52 06:41 22:24
Dounan 07:15 22:55 06:37 22:21
Chunrong Street 07:20 23:00 06:32 22:17
Tuofeng Street 07:23 23:02 06:30 22:10
Lianda Street 07:25 23:04 06:28 22:08
Yikang South Road 07:28 23:06 06:26 22:06
University Town 07:30 23:09 06:24 22:04
University Town South -- -- 06:20 22:00

 Note: From Oct. 3, 2016, the last train departing from the University Town South to South Ring Road was adjusted to 22:10.
 

 

Branch Line:

It serves from 06:20 to 22:20.
 

Frequency

Monday - Friday North Coach Station - Chunrong Street 07:30 - 09:30;
16:30 - 19:30
5 minutes 30 seconds
Other Time 7 minutes
Chunrong Street - University Town South 07:30 - 09:30;
16:30 - 19:30
11 minutes
Other Time 14 minutes
Saturday – Sunday & Public Holidays North Coach Station - Chunrong Street 09:30 – 20:00 6 minutes
Other Time 7 minutes
Chunrong Street - University Town South 09:30 – 20:00 12 minutes
Other Time 14 minutes
Monday - Sunday & Public Holidays Chunrong Street - South Railway Station 5.5-14 minutes

Transfer

 South Ring Road: Transfer with Line 2
 

Surroundings and Bus Routes near All Stations:

('' points out metro transfer stations.)

 South Ring Road
Surroundings: Shuanglong Shopping Market, Golden Dragon Hotel, South Huancheng Road
Bus Routes: 2, 23, 24, 25, 26, 44, 47, 58, 59, 64, 68, 75, 80, 83, 98, 107, 111B, 184, 184B, 205, 236, 239, K3, Z12, 919C1, T9508

 Railway Station
Surroundings: Kunming Railway Station, Fude Road
Bus Route: 51
Tip: Passengers going to Kunming Railway Station are not suggested to get off at this station, but at the South Ring Road Station, because there is still 1km (more than half a mile) to walk to railway station from exit A. If passengers get off at this station, they still need to take shuttle bus Z30 to reach the north square of the Railway Station.

 Fude
Surroundings: Huaxia Bank, ATM of China Merchants Bank, Kunming International Conference and Exhibition Center, Longway Hotel, Longrun Tea Cultural Museum
Bus Routes: 31, 32, 52, 57, 67, 86, 107, 110, 122, 140, 200, 110, 134, 154, 68, K12, A9, 919C1

 Rixin Road
Surrounding: Xingtie Hotel, Rixin Overpass, Shenghua Garden Community
Bus Routes: 78, 86, 118, 171, 229, A8, 52, C13

 Wujiaba
Surroundings: Airport Best Business Hotel, Feixing Hotel, Great Wall Hospital, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China, Bank of Communication
Bus Route: 52

 Changhong West Road
Surroundings: Zhonglin Building Material Market 
Bus Routes: 96, A12

 Xiaodong Village
Surroundings: Huaguan Department
Bus Routes: 149, Special Line 149

 Erji Road
Surroundings: Guandu Ancient Town, Consulate General of Lao People's Democratic Republic in Kunming, Consulate General of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Kunming, New Century Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Empark Hotel & Resort, Yunnan Foreign Affairs Service Center
Bus Routes: 12, 46, 103, 147, 170, 204, 209, 212, 902, 905, 154, 169, C12, C13, Special Line 149, Special Line 170, Special Line 213, Airport Shuttle Bus Line 4

 Xingyao Road
Surroundings: New Asia Athletics Park Sun Square, First People’s Hospital of Kunming (Shining Star Branch)
Bus Routes: 12, 46, 170, 103, 162, 149, 154, 209, 212, 213, C12, C13, Special Line 170

 New Asia Athletics Park
Surroundings: Easyhome, Shining Star Sports Center, Shining Star Shopping Mall
Bus Routes: A6, C137, 149, 911, C12, 12, 46, 902, 12, 103, 154, C13

 South Coach Station
Surroundings: Zheya Business Hotel, Luoshiwan International Trade City, South Coach Station
Bus Routes: 12, 103, 170, 904, 909, 221, 221B, 185, 190, 192, 221, 221B, 902, 905, 908, 103, 154, 162, 165, 186, K15, 149, 178, 179, C4, C5, C6, C7, C12, C13, C14, C24, 909 (Branch), Special Line 149

 Dounan
Surroundings: Yinlian Elementary School, Dounan Floricultural Base
Bus Routes: 10, 12, 909, 170, 210, 212, 221, C6, C7, C85, 221, 221B, 220, C4, 911, Special Line 170

 Chunrong Street
Surroundings: Luolong Park, Howard Johnson Tropical Hotel, ICC Global Square, Yunmeng Group, Shanghai ASEAN Business Mansion
Bus Routes: 170, C4, C85, 909, 215, 216, 220, 222, 221, 221B, 224, 212, 170

 Tuofeng Street
Surroundings: Dacheng Finance Business Center, Dianchi Lake Pearl Square
Bus Routes: Special Lines: 170, 190

 Lianda Street
Bus Routes: Special Lines: 170, 190

 University Town
Surroundings: Yunnan University, Yunnan Normal University, Yunnan University of Science and Technology, Yunnan University of Nationalities
Bus Routes: Z15, 190, 202, 204, 212, 216, 219, 223, 242, 909, Special Line 170

 University Town South
Surroundings: Yunnan Vocational & Technical College of National Defenses Industry, Yimingyuan Community, Yunnan Baiyao Group
Bus Routes: C85, Z15

 Municipal Administration Center
Surroundings: Chaoyun Street, Hexie Road, East Chunrong Road, North Jingming Road, Municipal Government, No.3 Middle School, Chunrong Park, Chenggong Hospital, Provincial Science and Technology Museum
Bus Routes: 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 218, D35, K20, Z27

 Yihe Road
Surroundings: Xianghe Street, Jinxiu Street, Liangwang Road, Baida Spring Shopping Mall, Zixiuyuan Community, Junyuan Community, Zhonghua Primary School, ZTO Express, Yunda Express
Bus Routes: 215, 218, 227, D25, D26, D35, Z27, K20

 Bailongtan
Surroundings: Xiangyuan Road, Tuofeng Street, Baozhu Road, Chenggong Campus of Hengshui Experimental Middle School, Wujiaying Village, Hongfulong Shopping Mall, Futai Hotel, Zhengxing Hotel, Huikang Drugstore, Minkang Clinic, China Mobile, Best Express
Bus Routes: 170, 216, C85, C86, D25

 South Railway Station
Surroundings: Lianda Street, South Railway Station, Bailongtan Community, Chenggong Campus of Yunnan Normal University, Bailongtan (White Dragon Pool) Mountain, China Mobile
Bus Routes: 919K, 926, K42, Z59

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- Last modified on Nov. 07, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Kunming Subway Line 1
Asked by Paula from THAILAND | Nov. 07, 2018 01:06Reply
Travellling plan in Kunming in half day
I will arrive Changshui airport at 12.30 this saturday 10-Nov-2018. I plan to go to left luggage at railway station. Then go to Western hill, Yuantong temple and Jinbi square before come back to take the train to Lijiang at 23:00. May I ask you some questions.
1. How much time from airport to Railway station by subway?
2. How much time from Railway station to Western hill by subway?
3. Is it possible to come back to visit Yuantong temple before it close (should arrive the temple about 4-5 pm)?
4. Does subway line 1 extend to Jinbi square yet? If not, How to get to Jinbi square from Yuantong temple?

Thank you very much for your consideration.
Answers (1)
Answered by Margaret from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 07, 2018 22:11
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The travel time is about 70 minutes by subway from the airport to the railway station. Why not take the direct airport bus Route 6? The duration is just about 50 minutes.

It may take about 2.5 hours from the railway station to West Hill scenic area by subway and bus.

It is impossible to arrive at Yuantong Temple at 4 - 5 pm. You may get there by 7 pm if you take the bus.

No, it doesn't. You just need to take the bus No.4 at the Yuantong temple bus stop and get off at Jinmafang. Then walk about 4 minutes to the square.
Asked by Niho from USA | Jul. 08, 2018 16:16Reply
I will arrive Kunming Air Port 11:00 PM , how to get to South Railway Station?
And plan take high speed train to DALI . Any advise Air port shuttle bus , Train time . Thank you
Ni Ho
Answers (2)
Answered by Youki | Jul. 08, 2018 23:34
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I’m afraid that you need to take s taxi to find a hotel first because no bus or train operated at that time. The departure time is from 06:24 to 21:43 with an interval about 30 minutes.
Answered by Ni Hoa from USA | Jul. 09, 2018 12:55
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Thank you
Asked by Edwin from SINGAPORE | Apr. 29, 2018 09:46Reply
How long does it take to travel from Dongfeng Square to Kunming South Railway station?
Do we need to exit at Chungrong Street station to transfer to South Railway station?
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Cecilia from ITALY | May. 01, 2018 23:02
10Reply


You can take subway line 2 to South Ring Road and change to line 1 to the south station. It takes about 70mins.
Asked by Amy from USA | Mar. 21, 2018 23:23Reply
Bus from Kunming south into town
I will be arriving after 11pm into South railway station. It appears the metro will have stopped already? Is there a bus I can take into downtown area? Or is taxi best option?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amy from UK | Mar. 22, 2018 19:53
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Sorry, but there is no public transportation is available at that time. Taxi is the only choice, and it costs around CN 80 to Downtown (Dongfeng Square).
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