Kunming – Guangzhou: Travel by Bullet Train, Overnight Train or Flight

How to Get from Guangzhou to Kunming or Kunming to Guangzhou

Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province is about 1637 km from Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province. Passengers can have two ways of travelling from Kunming to Guangzhou: by train (be it a fast train or a normal train) or by flight. Each transport has different cons and pros:

Option Stations/Airport Price one-way Duration Note
By plane Kunming Changshui – Guangzhou Baiyun from CNY 520 2h5m Check real-time airfares at Ctrip
By high speed train Kunming South – Guangzhou South Fast, clean, punctual
By normal train Kunming – Guangzhou from CNY 328 16 – 28hrs Cheap, slow

Kunming – Guangzhou High Speed Train

Kunming South Railway Station is scheduled to open on December 26, 2016 and to introduce high speed train service linking directly to Guangzhou and Shenzhen in Guangdong Province, which enables passengers to travel by fast train from Kunming to Guangzhou in just 9 hours. The high speed trains will go through Nanning, spanning three provinces of Yunnan, Guangxi and Guangdong. It takes 4 hours from Kunming to Nanning, and 9 hours from Kunming to Guangzhou, and 10 hours to Shenzhen.

Stations along the route: Kunming South – Yangzong – Shilin Banqiao – Nile- Xinshao – Hongshiyan – Puzehei – Zhulin – Guangnan – Baise – Tianyang – Tiandongbei – Nahe – Pingguo – Longan- Natong – Wangbu – Jiangxicun – Jinjicun – Nanning South – Nanning – Guangzhou South.

Kunming – Guangzhou by Normal Train

The normal trains here refers to the T, Z or K type trains with a top speed under 200 km/h. These kinds of trains often run overnight at a not that fast speed as the fast train, but they are fairly cheap and save you the cost of a night of hotel accommodation, and the experience can be fun.

  • Train type: T, K, Z trains.
  • Seat class: hard seat, hard sleeper, soft sleeper
  • Travel time one-way: 16 – 28 hrs
  • Ticket price one-way: from 328 for a hard sleeper
  • Stations used: Guangzhou Railway Station; Kunming Railway Station

Train from Kunming to Guangzhou: Train Timetable, Fares & Journey Time

Kunming Railway Station to Guangzhou Railway Station (4 daily)
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
K366 Kunming to Guangzhou 08:00 – 08:39 (day2) 24h39m 192 328 515
K1206 Kunming to Guangzhou 08:41 – 11:55 (day2) 27h14m 192 328 515
K232 Kunming to Guangzhou 16:15 – 20:22 (day2) 28h07m 192 328 515
Z212 Kunming to Guangzhou 18:25 – 11:00 (day2) 16h35m 192 328 515
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Train from Guangzhou to Kunming

Guangzhou Railway Station to Kunming Railway Station
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Hard Seat Hard Sleeper Soft Sleeper
K231 Guangzhou to Kunming 05:31 – 10:15 (day2) 28h44m 192 328 515
K356 Guangzhou to Kunming 09:42 – 11:41 (day2) 25h59m 192 328 515
K1205 Guangzhou to Kunming 17:20 – 20:39 (day2) 27h19m 192 328 515
Z211 Guangzhou to Kunming 1942 – 12:04 (day2) 16h22m 192 328 515
For a live schedule, please refer to http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Others Rail Routes

Kunming to Guilin; Kunming to Nanning; Guangzhou to Shenzhen Train; Kunming to Dali to Lijiang

Find More Trains from Kunming

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