Kunming – Hekou: by Train or Bus

Kunminng – Hekou Bei

In December, 2014, the New Kunming – Hekou Railway Line was open offering regular passenger service between Kunming and Hekou North, replacing the old Kunming – Hekou Rail Line whose service was suspended in 2004 as the main railway for train travel between Kunming & Hekou, & Vietnam in the future. Now, there are 4 daily K trains (120 km/h) operating between the two cities, allowing passengers to arrive in 6-7 hours.

Aside from train travel, bus ride is also a good method to travel between. See the details below.

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Kunming – Hekou North Train Schedule

Kunming to Hekou North train (Southbound)

Chinese train timetable changes frequently, you can check at live schedule at http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Kunming to Hekou North by K Train
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
K9832 Kunming – Hekou North 09:28 – 15:33 6h5m 176 116.5 70.5
K9826 Kunming – Hekou North 12:45 – 18:55 6h10m 176 165.5 70.5
K9822 Kunming – Hekou North 15:45 – 21:35 5h50m 176 116.5 70.5
K9816 Kunming – Hekou North 22:48 – 06:08 (Day2) 7h20m 176 116.5 70.5
Check live schedule & ticket availability online at http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

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Hekou North to Kunming train (Northbound)

Chinese train timetable changes frequently, you can check at live schedule at http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Hekou North to Kunming by K Train
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
K9818 Hekou North – Kunming 07:10 – 12:49 5h39m 176 116.5 70.5
K9828 Hekou North – Kunming 09:22 – 15:25 6h3m 176 165.5 70.5
K9694 Hekou North – Kunming 16:16 – 22:22 6h6m 176 116.5 70.5
K9824 Hekou North – Kunming 22:30 – 07:06 (Day2) 8h36m 176 116.5 70.5
Check live schedule & ticket availability at http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/
Kunming - Hekou Train Type
Kunming – Hekou Train Type: K category with a speed of 120 km/h

Stations used in Kunming & Hekou for the route

Which station in Kunming: Currently, Kunming has two train station in use for passenger service: Kunming Railway Station & Kunming West Railway Station (Kunming South Railway Station for high speed trains is still under construction). The Kunming – Hekou North service is using Kunming Railway Station at Beijing Rd in Guangdu District (官渡区北京路) (by bus: 2, 23, 24, 44, 83, 236, 47, 58 ,k12 OR by metro line 1 and line 2 at Kunming Railway Station – 昆明火车站).

Which station in Hekou: Hekou has two stations as well: Hekou North Railway Station (new station) & Hekou Railway Station (old station, not in used). The Kunming – Hekour train is using Hekou North.

Kunming – Hekou Bus Schedule

Kunming to Hekou by Bus

The bus schedules are for reference only, and you can refer to http://www.chinabusguide.com for more information.

Bus schedule from Kunming East Bus Station (昆明东部汽车客运站) to Hekou Bus Station (河口客运站)
Depart times: 10:00; 11:40; 19:30 daily Ticket Price: CNY 147 – 149


Hekou to Kunming by Bus

Hekou Bus Station (河口客运站) to Kunming
Depart times: 08:45; 10:50; 12:30; 13:00; 19:00; 19:20; 19:40; 19:50; 20:00. daily Ticket Price: CNY 109 – 119
Distance: 480 km

How to reach the bus stations

Kunming East Bus Station (昆明东部汽车客运站) can be reached by public bus: D5, K9, K17, K18, 22, 29, 50, 60, 193, 194, 237, 902, 906. Or by metro line 6 (东部汽车站) (Line 6 service suspended currently)Kunming Eastern Bus Station on Google Map.

Kunming Eastern Bus Station
Kunming Eastern Bus Station

Hekou Passenger Transport Station Photo

Hekou Passenger Transport Station (河口汽车客运站), namely Hekou Bus station. Read more comments about this bus station and view the location on map at FourSquare: https://foursquare.com/v/hekou-passenger-transport-station/52f3199811d2ed4b6bc679ac


The bus depot of Hekou has moved out of town by 5km, you can take a little green bus to get there which will take you 15 minutes and cost CNY 1 per person. See the advice in this article: http://robin-kevin-atw.travellerspoint.com/80/.

Kunming - Hekou Bus
Kunming (昆明) – Hekou (河口) Bus

Or visit this link to view on map: http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2837863040#map=14/22.5350/103.9341&layers=T

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  2. After crossing the border from Hekou to the town of Lao Cai, travelers can take a bus trip to the scenic frontier town of Sapa or continue on to Hanoi by train or bus.

  3. How far is the journey from Lao Cai to Sapa city (how many hours).


  4. Can you tell me what time the boder gate close everyday in Hekou, China?