Beijing to Kunming

Beijing to Kunming

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Beijing to Kunming Schedule

Beijing to Kunming Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Air China Economy #CA140306:30 - 10:20¥ 3,574
China Railway Business Class 09:15 - 22:27¥ 4,035
China Railway Standing 11:20 - 22:22¥ 409
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU570212:25 - 15:50¥ 2,582
China Railway Soft Sleeper 15:13 - 12:54¥ 957
Hainan Airlines Economy #HU711116:15 - 20:00¥ 1,477
Cathay Pacific Economy 18:35 - 19:50¥ 3,183
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU571021:00 - 01:05¥ 734
China Railway Standing 22:32 - 10:17¥ 402

Transportation from Beijing to Kunming

Facts about the transport from Beijing to Kunming

Cheapest Transport$52
Fastest Transport3h 30m
Earliest Departure6:55 AM
Latest Departure10:30 PM
Departures per day28
Distance2284 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAir China, China Eastern Airlines, China Railway, Hainan Airlines, Kunming Airlines, Xiamen Airlines

How to get from Beijing to Kunming

Travelling between Beijing and Kunming is possible by Flight and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 1,002.14 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 51.42.

How long does it take to get from Beijing to Kunming?

It can take you anywhere between 4 and 46 hours to travel between Beijing and Kunming depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Beijing and Kunming. Flight will bring you to your destination in 3h 30m. Train does a much slower job and take about 1d 21h 41m to reach Kunming.

How much does it cost to get from Beijing to Kunming?

Travelling between Beijing and Kunming can be as cheap as USD 51.42 if you opt for a China Railway (中国铁路) train and as expensive as USD 1,002.14 if you buy a China Eastern Airlines flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Beijing and Kunming ?

  • 17 from Beijing to Kunming starting from 06:55 Beijing Capital Airport until 21:35 Beijing Capital Airport
  • 11 from Beijing to Kunming starting from 07:05 Beijing West until 22:30 Beijing West

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Beijing to Kunming.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Beijing to Kunming, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 92.66.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Beijing and Kunming

Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Kunming Airlines, Xiamen Airlines


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Beijing to Kunming?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% took a train