Kunming Changshui Airport by Metro, Train

Kunming Airport Transport

Getting to Kunming Changshui International Airport


  • Kunming Changshui Airport website : english.ynairport.com (English)
  • Airport name: Kunming Changshui Airport (昆明长水机场)
  • Airport IATA Code: KMG
  • Kunming metro: www.kmgdgs.com (Chinese)

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How to Get to Kunming Changshui Airport

Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) is located between Changshui Village and Huaqing Village in Dabanqiao street in Guandu District, northeast of Kunming, with 24.5 kilometers from Kunming city center.

Getting to Train Stations & Airport in Kunming

DestinationsGetting there 
Kunming South Station Line 1 Line 4
Kunming Train Station Line 1
Kunming Changshui Airport Line 6
Kunming Metro Map: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunming_Metro

By Metro or Train

Kunming Changshui Airport is conviently connected to Kunming metro Line 6 (on Kunming Airport Station) , which is also known as Airport Line connecting Kunming Changshui Airport with the urban center of Kunming. You can also travel to others places of Kunming City by making any transfers by metro.

Kunming South Railway Station – Kunming Changshui Airport

From Kunming South Railway Station (KunmingNan) to airport: you can just take metro Line 4 to Juhua Station first, then change to Line 6 to get to Kunming Changshui Airport. The total journey time is about 1h16m. If you take a taxi from South Railway Station to the airport, it wiil cost you about 77-100 yuan. The distance between Kunming South Station and airport is 45 kilometers.

Kunming Railway Station – Kunming Airport

From Kunming Train Station to Changshui Airport: Just take metro Line 1 from Kunming Railway Station to South Ring Road (环城南路) first, from where you connect to line 2 to get to Tangzixiang Station (塘子巷). Then just change to Line 6 to get to Kunming Airport. The total travel time is about 50 minutes. If you take a taxi, it will cost you 70 – 100 yuan.

Gennerally speaking, Kunming Railway Station is a better choice than Kunming South Railway Station in terms of getting to Kunming Changshui Airport, as it is more close to the airport.

Trains to Kunming
Trains From – To Frequency Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
2nd Cls 1st Cls Biz Cls
D,G trains Dali to Kunming Train Station 32 2-2.5h 145 231 260
D,G trains Dali to Kunming South Station 28 2h20-2h50 155.5 247.5  
D trains Lijiang to Kunming Train Station 9 3-3.5h 220 351  
D trains Lijiang to Kunming South Station 8 3.5-4h 230.5 367.5  
C trains Hekou North to Kunming Train Station 3 3.5-4h 91 145  
C trains Hekou North to Kunming South Station 3 4-4.5h 100 160  
D trains Lincang to Kunming Train Station 4 3.5-4h 246 392  
D,G trains Lincang to Kunming South Station 4 4-4.5h 256.5 408.5  
C D,G trains Yuxi to Kunming South Station 12 0.5-1h 29 45  
D,G trains Mengzi North to Kunming Train Station 9 2.5-3.5h 74 120  
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Lijiang – Kunming Airport by Train + Metro

From Dali to Kunming Airport: Take a D category high speed train from Lijiang Railway Station to Kunming Railway Station (9 trains daily, 3-3.5 hrs, CNY220), or to Kunming South Railway Station (8 trains daily, 3.5 – 4 hrs, CNY230.5) first, then take metro from Kunming Railway Station to Airport, or metro from Kunming South Station to Airport.

Dali – Kunming Airport by Train + Metro

Dali – Kunming Railway Station – Kunming Airport: There are about 32 daily D category high speed trains running from Dali Railway Station, arriving at Kunming Railway Station (journey time 2-2.5 hrs, from CNY145). From Kunming Train Station, you can take metro to Kunming Airport.

Dali – Kunming South Station – Kunming Airport: About 28 D type high speed trains run from Dali Railway Station and arrive at Kunming South Railway Station (Journey time 2h20 – 2h50, fares from CNY155.5). Then, you can metro from Kunming South Station to Airport.

Hekou – Kunming Airport by Train + Metro

There are 6 daily C category high speed trains running from Hekou North Railway Station to Kunming Railway Station or Kunming South Railway Station, taking 3h33 – 4h20 and costing from CNY100. Then you can connect to a metro from Kunming Railway Station to Airport or from Kunming South Station to Airport.

Jianshui – Kunming Airport by Train + Metro

Jianshui Railway Station has high speed trains to or from Kunming Railway Station and Kunming South Railway Station frequently, with a travel time of 1.5 – 2 hours. If you want to travel from Jianshui Old Town to Kunming Airport, just take the bullet train. Then you can connect to a metro from Kunming Railway Station to Airport or from Kunming South Station to Airport.

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