Kunming (Guiyang) Wuhan High Speed Train

Kunming Wuhan High Speed Railway has just opened in January in 2017. This new route is altogether about 1,531 kilometers long. This vital rail linking Kunming (昆明) and Wuhan (武汉) cities contributes a lot to the traveling time shortage between them. Going passing Qujing (曲靖), Guiyang (贵阳), Huaihua (怀化), and Changsha (长沙), and so on, the train spends 6.5-8 hours from Kunming to Wuhan, which is about 20 hours shorter than the normal K-trains and Z-trains. At present, besides taking a flight, you could also transfer between Kunming and Wuhan without effort. Let’s check more schedules, stations, things to see and other practical tips for your Kumming Wuhan high speed train tour in China.

Kunming Wuhan High Speed Train Schedules

● Kunming to Zhengzhou

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Kunming South Wuhan Over 5 G trains About 07:30-16:00 About 6.5-8 hours

● Wuhan to Kunming

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Wuhan Kunming South Over 5 G trains About 08:30-15:30 About 6.5-8 hours

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Other Recommended Sections on Kunming (Guiyang) Wuhan High Speed Railway

After departing from Kunming in southwest area of China, passenger will follow the 1531 km-long high speed railroad to Wuhan in central China, crossing 4 provinces of Yunnan, Guizhou, Hunan and Hubei Provinces. Most G trains will pass by more than 10 cities, thus, visitors can benefit from great chance to visit some popular destinations en route, like Guiyang, Kaili, Changsha. Please check the train time schedule of each one popular railway section below:

From - To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration
Kunming - Guiyang about 40 G trains about 07:00-21:00 about 2-2.5 hours
Kunming - Kaili: over 10 G trains about 07:30-16:00 about 3-3.5 hours
Guiyang - Kaili: over 35 G trains about 06:30-21:00 about 0.5 hour
Kunming - Changsha: nearly 20 G trains about 07:30-16:30 about 5-6.5 hours
Kunming - Wuhan about 5 G trains about 07:30-16:00 about 7-8 hours
Changsha - Wuhan: about 100 G trains about 07:00-21:30 about 1.5 hours
Guiyang - Changsha: over 40 G trains about 07;00-20:00 about 3-3.5 hours
Guiyang - Wuhan: over 10 G trains about 08:30-18:00 about 4-5 hours
Kaili - Wuhan: over 5 G trains about 07:00-17:30 about 4.5-5 hours

Please Note: This information of time and duration might changes slightly, be free to contact us for the up-to-date schedule.

What to See along Kunming (Guiyang) Wuhan High Speed Railway

The Kunming Wuhan High Speed Railway conveniently connects Kunming in southwest China and Wuhan in central China via Guiyang, Changsha and other cities. The stopovers along the route provides each passenger convenient transportation, great sightseeing, different history and culture, local customs and delicious food, etc to feel, to see, to experience and to taste. That’s what a real China tour consist of! Let’s check each main station and how to get from there to the hot attractions and transportation hubs for your information.

Kunming

Kunming is known as the Spring City, one of the hot tourist destinations and most livable cities in China for its comfortable and warm weather and beauty in all four seasons. It is still a vital transportation hub to Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La and other cities of Yunnan. While have a short stay in Kunming, you could visit the landmark - Stone Forest to appreciate the amazing landscape of Karst landform. Also, Dongchuan Red Land, a little far from the city downtown, is a must-go place to enjoy the gorgeous splendor of collision of colors and harmonious composition of lines. Besides, wandering in the Kunming Green Lake area and relaxing on the Western Hill spot would give you a more leisure tour experience. If you like to catch a glimpse of local culture and ethnic customs, the tea carving and batik are top folk arts you surely are interested in.

Useful links:

Popular Kunming Tours | Kunming Travel Guide | Things to Do in Kunming | Stone Forest | Dongchuan Red Land

Kunming South Railway Station

Address: West Foothill of Bailongtan Mountain, Wujiaying Street, Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunnan (云南省昆明市呈贡区吴家营街道白龙潭山脚之西 - 昆明南站); driving about 31km to the downtown

Transportation: Kunming South Railway Station is one of the major train stations of Kunming, which operates trains on Shanghai Kunming High Speed Railway, Chongqing Kunming High Speed Railway, Nanning (Guangxi) Kunming High Speed Railway, etc. Once arrival, there are subway (Kunming Metro Line 1), city buses, special high speed train express lines, taxi and long distance coach travelers can choose to transfer to downtown, the airport and your hotel, or attractions. Regularly, it takes about 1.5 hours’ driving to Stone Forest, 1 hour’s ride to Kunming Green Lake, Western Hill and Jingxing Bird and Flower Market and about 4 hours’ driving to Dongchuan Red Land. If you prefer a budget vehicle, the local long-distance coach close to the station is a good choices for your getting to hot attractions in and near Kunming.

Kunming Zhengzhou High Speed Train

Kunming Stone Forest

Dongchuan Red Land

Dongchuan Red Land

Kunming South Railway Station

Kunming South Railway Station

Guiyang

Guiyang is the capital city of Guizhou Province, the famous “Forest City” and an excellent summer resort in southwest China. The city provides a large series of primitive natural sceneries and rich folk culture of more than 30 local minority ethnic groups, including Miao, Dong, Yi and other peoples. During your Kunming Wuhan high speed train journey, you can stop in Guiyang and arrange 1 to 2 days to tour in downtown, visit Jiaxiu Tower – the symbol of Guiyang and one of the must-go places, enjoy some relaxing moment in Huaxi Scenic Resort and see the beautiful landscape of flowers and streams there, go to Qingyan Ancient Town to feel the simple life and old structures of local styles and stroll in Qianling Park to encounter with some wild animals. Even you can travel further to visit more natural and cultural sites around Guiyang, including the Huangguoshu Waterfull, Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village, Chishui Danxia Landform and so on.

Useful links:

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Guiyang North Railway Station

Address: East side of Jiaxiu North Road, Guanshanhu District, Guiyang, Guizhou (贵阳市观山湖区甲秀北路东侧 贵阳北站); about 9kms’ driving distance to downtown.

Transportation: Guiyang North Railway Station is one of the major big rail hubs in Guiyang and southwest China. The station handles trains on Shanghai Kunming High Speed Railway, Guiyang Guangzhou High Speed Railway, Chongqing Guiyang High Speed Railway and Chengdu Guiyang High Speed Railway. After getting off at the station, tourists can take Guiyang Urban Rail Transit Line 1, public buses or taxies to get accommodate and attractions, for example Bus No.264 to Jiaxiu Tower. If you take a taxi or drive, it needs about 20 minutes to Qianling Park, 40 minutes to Huaxi Scenic Resort, 1 hour to Qingyan Ancient Town and so forth.

Kunming Zhengzhou High Speed Train

Guiyang Qingyan Ancient Town

Kunming Zhengzhou High Speed Train

Guizhou Miao Minority Dancing

Kunming Zhengzhou High Speed Train

Guiyang North Railway Station

Kaili

Riding westward from Guiyang, you can easily travel to Kaili to explore significant culture and custom of Miao and Dong People, in southeastern Guizhou Province. It is rated as the must-visit destination after Guiyang. This city is noted as the location of Xijiang Qianhu Miao Viallge and primitive treasury of prominent ethnic style arts, crafts, festivals, costume, buildings and featured cuisines. Want to escape from the hustle and bustle city life or travel further in Guizhou? The popular ethnic minority villages surrounded by gorgeous countryside in Kaili are perfect options. Don’t miss the most stunning symbol of Kaili - the Xijiang Miao Viallge, the largest Miao village in China, where you can view the thousands of wooden stilted houses, bridges and featured local traditions. The Upper Langde Miao Village is also a fantastic attraction surrounding Kaili. For Chinese ethnic village fans, there are plenty more less-known sites nearby Kaili you can pay a visit.

Useful links:

Kaili Travel Guide | Xijiang Miao Nationality Village | Upper Langde Miao Village

Kaili South Railway Station

Address: Jinhui Avenue, Kaili, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou (贵州省黔东南苗族侗族自治州凯里市金汇大道 - 凯里南站)

Transportation: Put into use in 2015, the Kaili South Railway Station is a midway station on Shanghai Kunming High Speed Railway. It takes about half an hour from the station to Guiyang, Sansui (三穗), Tongren (铜仁) by high speed trains. If you want to get to Xijiang Miao Village by taxi or drive, the journey needs about 1 hour. Besides, there are several bus routes you can use to transfer to city center.

Kunming Zhengzhou High Speed Train

Kaili Xijiang Miao Village in Kaili

Kaili South Railway Station

The First Fuxing Train (Shanghai to Kunming G1373 Train) Stopping at Kaili South Railway Station

Changsha

Changsha is the capital city in Hunan Province as well as a crucial transportation hub in south China. This city is often chosen as a stopover for its location on north-south Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway and Shanghai Kunming High Speed Railway. It has the famous Huxiang Culture with Mawangdui Han Tomb, lots of historical sites of Mao Zedong and the hot and spicy Hunan Cuisine and various kinds of delicious local snacks. Traveling in this city, you are recommended to visit the Yuelu Academy that is one of the four Great Academies in ancient China. Moreover, the Mawangdui Han Tombs built in the 2th century BC. is reputed as one of the World’s 10 Greatest Ancient Tombs with rare treasures. Besides, you could go to the Orange Island Park to admire the large head statue of Chairman Mao and fine views in four seasons.

Useful links:

Popular Changsha Tours | Zhangjiajie National Forest Park | Things to Do in Changsha

Changsha South Railway Station

Address: Huahou Road, Lituo Village, Yuhua District, Changsha, Hunan (湖南省长沙市雨花区黎托乡花侯路 - 长沙南站)

Transportation: Changsha South Railway Station is a primary high speed train station of Changsha, which runs hundreds of high speed trains between Beijing and Guangzhou, Shanghai and Kunming. It is located about 10km to city center area. If you want to visit highlights in Changsha from Changsha South Station, you could take Changsha Metro Line 2 from there to Orange Island Park (getting off at Orange Island Station), Yuelu Academy , Yuelu Mountain (at Yingwan Town Station), and Mawangdui Mausoleum (at Wangjiali Plaza), etc. In addition, travelers can take lots of city bus lines and taxies to transfer to scenic sites in Changsha. There are also airport express (Airport Line 3) available to get to Changsha Huanghua International Airport for about 0.5 hour.

Kunming Zhengzhou High Speed Train

Changsha Organge Island

Kunming Zhengzhou High Speed Train

Changsha South Railway Station

Wuhan

Located in the middle reaches of Yangtze River in central China, Wuhan is the so-called Eastern Chicago, the “River City” connecting nationwide through its highly developed transportation system. It is the birthplace of China’s democratic revolution, a famed national historical and cultural city and the important cradle of the Chu Culture. To seize its top city landscape and cultural highlights, you are highly recommended to visit the Yellow Crane Tower, the landmark and one of the 3 famous towers in Jiangnan area during ancient China, where you could enjoy the sightseeing of the Yangtze River and feel the historical and poetic flavor in this ancient architecture. Other major attractions like Guiyuan Temple, East Lake Scenic Area, Hubei Provincial Museum and the Ancient Lute Platform are also good choices to know more history and culture about Wuhan.

Useful links:

Top Wuhan Tours | Things to Do in Wuhan | Wudang Mountain | Wuhan to Wudang Mountain Trains

Wuhan Railway Station

Address: Baiyun Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan, Hubei (湖北省武汉市洪山区白云路- 武汉站); about 16kms' driving distance to the downtown.

Transportation: Wuhan Railway Station is one of the major train stations of Wuhan, together with Wuchang Railway Station and Hankou Railway Station. It is a high speed train station offering passenger service for Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway and three intercity railways between Wuhan and Jiujiang (in Jiangxi Province), Wugang and Huangshi (in Hubei Province). From the station, you can take Wuhan Metro Line 4 to the Yellow Crane Tower, Hubei Provincial Museum, Guiyuan Temple, and Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, etc. Also, the local taxi is another good means to get around. Also there are long distance coaches in the south side of east square you can take to get to other cities in Hubei Province.

Kunming Zhengzhou High Speed Train - Wuhan Yellow Crane Tower

Wuhan Yellow Crane Tower

Wudang Mountain

Foreign People Learning Martial Art at Wudang Mountain

Kunming Zhengzhou High Speed Train - Wuhan Railway Station

Wuhan Railway Station

Tips for Booking and Taking Kunming Wuhan High Speed Train

1. Seats choosing & price comparing

On Kunming Wuhan high speed trains, there are three types of seats: the "Business Class Seats" like the first class seat in an aircraft and the most comfortable and expensive, with the price of about 2,000RMB per person, the "First Class Seats" of the middle class of about 1,100RMB per person and the "Second Class Seats" of the most economical class of over 650RMB per person.

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Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

2. Booking & collect your bullet train ticket

To book a Kunming Wuhan high speed train ticket, you could choose to book it at the official website: China Railway Customer Service Center or with a travel agency, also you could directly tell China Discovery to book the tickets for you. Besides, you could go to the Railway Station or Designated Ticket Offices to do that.

To collect your high speed train ticket, you could go to the railway station nearby, however, the Self-service Ticketing Machines are not serving foreign people. Besides, you can tell China Discovery to help you to do the collection, which only needs your passport information.

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3. How to embark the high speed train and bullet train?

1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off.

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4. Facilities and service

All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication.

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High Speed Train Travel with China Discovery

We China Discovery are very willing to help you with the high speed train tickets booking, tour customization and local guide and transfer arrangement, so you can be able to experience the superb bullet train in style and enjoy all the highlights of your ideal destinations in China without any worry. If you are interested, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants who are here ready to build your own tour to best suit for your needs and likes.

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