Kunming – Vang Vieng Train: Timetable, Duration, Fares

Kunming – Vang Vieng by Train 2022

Kunming – Vang Vieng

Kunming – Vientiane Railway (China – Laos) Maps

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Kunming – Vang Vieng Train, Schedule, Price & Duration

As the China – Laos Railway, which links Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province in China and Vientiane, the capitial of Laos had been open for service on December 3 of 2021, train travel between China and Laos has become possible. There will be international trains linking Kunming and Vientiane in a day from morning to the afternoon in the future. The trains will pass through some major train stations including Kunming South, Xishuangbanna, Mohan in China, as well as Boten, Meang Xai, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng and Vietaine in Laos.

Schedule, Ticket Fare & Travel Time
Trains From – To Frequency Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
2nd Cls 1st Cls Biz Cls
K trains Kunming to Vang Vieng  
K trains Vang Vieng to Kunming  
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From Kunming to Vang Vieng : the international trains from Kunming to Vang Vieng in Laos will be departing from Kunming Railway Station (Kunming), or Kunming South Railway Station (Kunmingnan), calling at Yuxi, Xishuangbanna, Mohan in Southwest of Yunnan Province, entering Laos from Boten Port and passing through Mueang Xay, Luang Prabang, Mueang Kasi before reaching Vang Vieng Railway Station . Then the train runs further southward to Vientine finally.

From Kunming, passengers can take metro Line 1 to get to Kunming Railway Station, or Line 1 Line 4 to get to Kunming South Railway Station.

Due to the covid-19, China – Laos border has not been reopen yet, and the internatinal train services have not been launched yet.

From Vang Vieng to Kunming: More info will be added when the train schedule is released.

Getting to train stations & airports 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

Vang Vieng Railway Station in Laos

Vang Vieng Railway Station (Chinese name: 万荣站) is a railway station on the China – Laos Railway and served by the Boten – Vientiane Railway, and it has been put into service on December 3 of 2021. As of February, it only serves domestic trains to or from Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Muong Xai and Boten in Laos.International trains to or from China’s Kunming, Xishuangbanna, Mohan, will be added when the China and Laos border reopen.

How to Buy Train Tickets

1. Buy online with official China Railway 12306

12306 China Railway is China’s only official online train ticketing platform, where you can check the real-time train schedule, booking rail tickets and managing your rail journey within every part of mainland China and Hong Kong. It has launched English version website since November of 2020, allowing foreign travelers to book tickets directly with their passports and credit cards.

2. Buy tickets with online ticket agents

www.chinahighlights.com and www.china-diy-travel.com (Promo code: ct123) are the two most recommended and trusted online ticket agents on Trip Advisor forum. Lots of foreign travelers had use their websites to check live train schedule and book ticekt with them. They even provide ticket delivery service. You can read some reviews on Trip Advisor before using them.

3. Buy tickets at train station

You can also buy train tickets in person at any train station in China with your passports and cash. Don’t expect the train station staffs to speak any English. In Kunming, you can buy the domestic train tickets or international train tickets in Kunming Railway Station or Kunming South Railway Station.

Kunming – Vientiane Railway

The Kunming – Vientiane Railway is consist of three parts of railways:

  • 1. Kunming – Yuxi railway (Kunming – Yuxi train, 0.5-1 hrs)
  • 2. Yuxi – Mohan railway (Yuxi – Mohan train)
  • 3. Boten – Vientiane railway (Mohan – Boten – Vientiane train)

Train stations along the Kunming – Vientiane railway include:

Stations Pinyin CN Name Transfer  
Kunming Kunming 昆明    
Kunming South Kunmingnan 昆明南    
Yuxi West Yuxixi 玉溪    
Yanhe Yanhe 研和    
Esan Esan 峨山    
Huanian Huanian 花念    
Yuanjiang Yuanjiang 元江    
Mojiang Mojiang 墨江    
Ninger Ninger 宁洱    
Pu’er Puer 普洱    
Yexianggu Yexianggu 野象谷    
Xishuangbanna Xishuangbanna 西双版纳    
Ganlanba Ganlanba 橄榄坝    
Mengla Mengla 勐腊    
Mohan Railway Station (China) Mohan 磨憨    
Boten (Laos)   磨丁    
Mueang Xai   孟塞    
Luang Prabang   琅勃拉邦    
Mueang Kasi   嘎西    
Vang Vieng   万荣    
Vientiane   万象    

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Trusted Online Ticket Agents:

Option 1: China Highlights is a reliable online agency  for China train ticketing. They get positive reviews on TripAdvisor & Trustpilot. Sharon and her team help you buy tickets & plan rail routes even deliver tickets to your hotels with a service fee from $6.

Option 2: China DIY Travel  is also a trusted online ticketing agent & get recommended for their excellent service on TripAdvisor. Helen & her Australian husband, team are always helpful buying tickets for foreigners. ChinaTrain12306 users can use PROMO CODE “ct123” to reduce booking fees.