Hong Kong West Kowloon – Kunming South by Bullet Train


Taking the high-speed train from Hong Kong West Kowloon to Kunming is a thrilling ride through varied landscapes, symbolizing China’s vast geography and diverse culture. The G408/410 directly connects Hong Kong West Kowloon to Kunming South Station once daily. However, if you’re looking for more flexibility and additional train options, consider transferring at Guangzhou South, where you can access trains to both Kunming South and Kunming Station.

  • 1. Hong Kong West Kowloon – Kunming South direct train, once daily
  • 2. Hong Kong – Guangzhou South – Kunming by train, more trains

Railway Maps

Train Schedule Overview

There are only once daily high speed train linking Hong Kong West Kowloon & Kunming South Station  in each direction.

Route 1: Hong Kong – Kunming Direct Train: G408/G410

Train Type Departure Station Arrival Station Duration Frequency Fares
G408 HK West Kowloon 12:06 Kunming South 19:43 7h37 1 daily 796
G410 Kunming South 19:13 HK West Kowloon 16:54 7h41 1 daily 796

Route 2: Hong Kong – Guangzhou South – Kunming, More Trains

If you make a transfer in Guangzhou South Station, you can find frequent trains to or from Hong Kong & Chongqing. Moreover, some of the trains allow you opt of either  Kunming South Station (Kunmingnan) or Kunming Railway Station (Kunming).

Train Type Departure Station Arrival Station Duration Frequency Fares
high-speed HK West Kowloon Guangzhou South 47m – 1h11m 28 daily 215
high-speed Guangzhou South Kunming South / Kunming Station 7-8 hrs 23 daily 559

Photo guide on how to make transfer at Guangzhou South

Please refer to the latest schedule and pricing at the time of booking as they are subject to change.

Which 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 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

 Which Train Station in Hong Kong

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is currently the only train station that operates high speed trains to Guangzhou South & Guangzhou East. The other original Hum Hom Station no longer operates through train services to Guangzhou East. So, HK West Kowloon is your only opertion. You can take the MTR to the West Kowloon Station. It is located between Kowloon Station & Austin Station. Just use www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/jp2/ to plan your route.

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station Port operation time: 06:30 – 23:30

Immigration & Customs Procedures at Hong Kong West Kowloon

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is a joint checkpoint between Hong Kong and mainland China, which means that border control and immigration procedures for both Hong Kong and mainland China are conducted in one place in Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. So prepare for all necessary travel documents like passports and visas at hand and allow surfficient time for the immigration and customs procedures for both Hong Kong and Manland sides.

How much time do I need to clear immigration at West Kowloon Station

It is advised to arrive at the West Kowloon Station at least 45 minutes before your departure time, as you need to go through both the Hong Kong Port and the Mainland Port on the same floor of the station. The immigration process may take longer during peak hours or holidays, so you should plan ahead and allow enough time for clearance.

Boarding Tips and Procedures

Make sure to arrive at the train station early enough before departure time to allow for ticket checks, immigration and custom procedures, security checks and boarding. You will need to present your passport and train ticket for verification before boarding the train.

Visa to Mainland China

You need a visa to enter mainland China if you are taking a train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. While most passports are granted visa on arrival for Hong Kong, you’ll still  need a visa to enter mainland China. Just apply it in advance.

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