Kunming South Railway Station, Kunmingnan

Kunming South Railway Station, also known as Kunmingnan Railway Station (昆明南站), is located in Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunnan Province. As one of the main railways hubs in southwest China, Kunming South Railway Station serves as an important transit point connecting Yunnan Province with other parts of the country. The station operates on the Shanghai-Kunming, and Chengdu-Kunming high-speed railway lines, as well as the Nanning-Kunming and Kunming-Hekou railway lines. In addition, it also serves as a major interchange station for Kunming’s metro system, with Lines 1 and 4 intersecting at the station. With direct trains to major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Guiyang, Nanning as well as connections to southeast Asian citeis like Boten, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng and Vientiane in Laos, Kunming South Railway Station plays an essential role in both the local transportation and international train transportation.

Kunming South Railway Station
KunmingNan Train Station

Train Schedule

Train Type Departure Station Arrival Station Frequency Duration Fare (CNY)
G Kunming South Chengdu East 15 daily 5.5 hours 375-978
G/D Kunming South Chongqing West Station/North 15 daily 5.5 – 8.5 hours 325-970
G/D Kunming South Guiyang North 16 daily 3 – 3.5 hours 180-477
G/D Kunming South Nanning East 9 daily 4 – 6.5 hours 245-656
G Kunming South Guilin West 5 daily 8.5 hours 479-994
G Kunming South Changsha South 5 daily 6.5 hours 455-1183
G/D Kunming South Shanghai Hongqiao 5-6 daily 10 – 11.5 hours 634-1786
G/D Kunming South Guangzhou South 10 daily 7 – 8 hours 371-1087
G/D Kunming South Shenzhen North 6 daily 7.5 – 9 hours 371-1039
G/D Kunming South HK West Kowloon Station 1 daily 8.5-9 hours 825-1354
G/D Kunming South Beijing West 2 daily 12.5-13 hours 1004-2808
For a live schedule & ticket availability & refer to www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Internatinonal Trains to Vientiane of Laos

The Kunming – Vientiane international cross-border train started operation on April 13, 2023. The train runs once daily from Kunming South Railway Station (Kunmingnan) and arrive at Vientiane Railway Station, calling at Pu’er Railway Station, Xishuangbanna Railway Station, Mohan Railway Station in China, as well as Boten Station, Luang Prabang Station, Vang Vieng Station in Laos. The whole journey takes around 10h30m.

Read more: http://chinatrain12306.com/travel/kunming-vientiane-train.htm

D887 train from Kunming South to VientianeD888 train from Vientiane to Kunming South
1Kunming South08:0808:081Vientiane08:0808:08
2Yuxi08:4908:452Vang Vieng09:0309:00
3Pu'er10:4210:383Luang Prabang09:5709:53
4Xishuangbanna11:3011:244Muang Xai10:4410:41
6Boten14:2713:356Mohan (UTC+8)13:1112:19
7Muang Xai15:0014:577Xishuangbanna (UTC+8)14:1614:10
8Luang Prabang15:4915:458Pu'er (UTC+8)15:0014:56
9Vang Vieng16:4116:389Yuxi16:5616:52
10Vientiane17:34 (Beijing time)10Kunming South (UTC+8)17:34
Live times at www.chinahighlights.comTimetable last modified on Mar. 11, 2024
Train No. From Departure To Arrival Duration Frequency Fares
D887 Kunming South 08:08 Vientiane 17:38 10h30m 1 daily ¥542
D888 Vientiane 10:30 Kunming South 19:38 10h30m 1 daily ¥542
For a live schedule & ticket availability & refer to www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

How to Get to Kunming South

Kunming South Railway Station is easily accessible by public transportation. Here are some options for travelers:

  • Metro: Kunming Metro Line 1 and Line 4 intersect at Kunming South Railway Station, providing easy access to other parts of the city. The metro runs from 06:30 to 22:30, with a fare of about CNY 3-5 per person.
  • Bus: Public buses connect the station with other parts of the city. Bus routes that stop at the station include 24, 75, 154, 161, 168, 237, 272, and 986. The fares range from CNY 1-3 per person.
  • Taxi: Taxis are a convenient and comfortable way to travel to the station. The taxi fare from Kunming Changshui International Airport to the station is about CNY 120-150, and the journey takes around 45 minutes. From the city center, the fare should be around CNY 40-50.

Kunming South – Changshui Airport Transport

Here are some options for travelers to reach the airport from the station:

  • Metro: Take Kunming Metro Line 4 from Kunming South Railway Station to East Coach Terminal Station, and then transfer to Line 6 to Changshui Airport Station. The journey takes around 90 minutes, and the fare is about CNY 9-15.
  • Airport Shuttle Bus: An airport shuttle bus operates between the station and the airport, departing every 30 minutes. The journey takes around 1 hour, and the fare is about CNY 25-30 per person.

Train Schedule for Destinations in Yunnan Province

Train Type Departure Station Arrival Station Frequency Duration of Travel Fares (in CNY)
G, D Kunming South Dali Old Town 4-6 trains/day 2.5 – 3 hours 135 – 350
G, D Kunming South Lijiang 9 trains/day 2.5 – 3 hours 172 – 442
G Kunming South Qujing 5 trains/day 1.5 – 2.5 hours 132 – 235
G, D Kunming South Chuxiong 12 trains/day 1 – 2 hours 53 – 178
G Kunming South Mengzi South 9 trains/day 2.5 – 3 hours 174 – 359
G Kunming South Zhaotong 6 trains/day 3 – 4 hours 182 – 289
G Kunming South Baoshan 5 trains/day 3 – 4 hours 156 – 321
G, D Kunming South Xishuangbanna 7-8 trains/day 3.5 – 5 hours 222 – 663
G Kunming South Puer 6 trains/day 5 – 6 hours 321 – 522
D Kunming South Yuanmou 1 train/day 2.5 hours 29

Train Stations in Kunming

There are two major train stations in Kunming: the old one is Kunming Railway Station and the new one is Kunming South Railway Station (Kunmingnan). Kunming Railway Station seves trains to major cities within Yunnan Province as well as a few destinations beyond Yunnan, such as Nanning, Guangzhou, Liuzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing. While Kunming South serves more trains to major cities outside Yunnan.

Train Station Location Transport from City Center Train Service Destinations Get to Airport Opening Date
Kunming Railway Station Guandu District Metro Line 1, Line 2 4 km High-speed & regular speed Most to major destinations in Kunming Airport Shuttle Bus Line 2 1966
Kunming South Railway Station Chenggong District Metro Line 1, Line 4 25 km  High-speed & regular speed Major cities in Yunnan Province and other cities in China 2016

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One Reply to “Kunming South Railway Station, Kunmingnan”

  1. Hi,

    I have a transfer from the new South railway in Kunming with another train at the Kunming Railway Station towards Dali. It would be great if you could provide best options for getting from one railway station to the other within the city. Are there any express or shuttle buses? I have left about 3-4 hours between my connection so I have plenty of time, I just would like to know what is recommended.

    Thank you!

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