Chengdu to Kunming High Speed Train Schedules, Fares and Stations

Chengdu is the capital city of Sichuan, while Kunming is the capital city of Yunnan. Chengdu and Kunming are also popular tourist cities of southwestern China connected by High Speed Trains. Due to their convenient transportation facilities and numerous attractions, they have become as vital tourist places as Shanghai and Beijing over these years.

Among the 7 trains transfer from Chengdu and Kunming, only 2 of them are High Speed Trains. The two trains depart from Chengdu East Railway Station in the afternoon (15:06/16:10) and arrive at Kunming South Railway Station in the evening (21:44/22:52). The High Speed Trains run at least 12 hours faster than the normal trains named after K.

Popular Chengdu Tours: 1 Day Chengdu Panda Tour / 2 Days Chengdu & Lifetime Panda Volunteer Tour

Popular Kunming Tours: 3 Days Kunming Spring City Tour / 4 Days Kunming & Dongchuan Red Land Scenic Tour

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Chengdu Kunming High Speed Train Route Map

Chengdu Kunming High Speed Rail Map

Old Chengdu Kunming High Speed Train Route (Chengdu - Guiyang - Kunming)

Chengdu Kunming High Speed Rail is built over mountain areas. The whole route is 1112 kilometers (691 miles) in length and begins from Chengdu East Railway Station and arrives at Kunming South Railway Station via Chongqing City and Guiyang Province. Along the route, High Speed Trains may take brief stop at Neijiang North (内江北), Chongqing West (重庆西), Jijiang (綦江东), Zunyi(遵义), Xifeng (息烽), Guiyang North (贵阳北), etc. Currently, the whole High Speed Train journey takes about 5.5~7 hours.

Chengdu East Railway Station

Location: No.4, Qingyijiang Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu, Sichuan (四川省成都市成华区青衣江路4号-成都东站)

Chengdu East Railway Station is the main High Speed Railway Station connecting with the nearby attractions like Leshan and Emeishan. Convenient Metro Lines, airport shuttle bus, taxi, public bus and long-distance coach service to the downtown area are offered there. By taking metro lines, you can get to the People’s Park within 27 minutes and to the Jinli Old Street within 54 minutes. It is the only departure station for High Speed Trains travel to Kunming. Learn more about Chengdu East Railway Station>

Kunming South Railway Station

Location: Xiangyuan Road, Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunnan (云南省昆明市呈贡区祥园街-昆明南站)

Kunming South Railway Station is an ultra-large integrated transportation hub integrating MRT (high speed railway, express railway and intercity railway), subway, bus, taxi and other transportation means. It is located about 30 min’s driving to the Dian Lake, 1 hour’s driving to the Green Lake and 1 hour & 17 mins’ driving to the Stone Forest. Currently it runs trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Guiyang, Changsha, Xiamen, Chongqing, Nanning, etc. For High Speed Trains travel from Chengdu to Kunming, Kunming South Railway Station is the only available terminus.

New Chengdu Kunming High Speed Train Route (Chengdu - Xichang - Kunming)

On December 26, 2022, with the completion of the Emei to Mianning section of the new Chengdu-Kunming railway, the entire 915-kilometer railway became fully operational. Travel time from Chengdu to Xichang, Panzhihua, and Kunming will be greatly reduced to as fast as 3 hours, 5 hours, and 7.5 hours respectively. The new Chengdu-Kunming railway starts from Chengdu South Station, passing through Chengdu City, Meishan City, Leshan City, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Panzhihua City in Sichuan Province, Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, and Kunming City in Yunnan Province, and ends at Kunming Station.

The high speed trains on the new Chengdu Kunming High Speed Railway depart from Chengdu South Railway Station, and make the final stop also at Kunming South Railway Station.

Chengdu South Railway Station

Location: Tianrenbeier Street, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan (成都市武侯区天仁北二街)

Chengdu South Railway Station is a major transportation hub in Chengdu. It is located in the city's Wuhou District, about 11 kilometers south of the city center. Transportation to and from the station is convenient, with multiple transportation options available. The station is connected to the city's metro system, with Line 1 and Line 7 serving the station. There are also many bus routes that stop at the station, making it easily accessible from different parts of the city. Taxis and ride-hailing services are also readily available at the station.

High Speed Train Tips

Class of Ticket

Usually, there are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed trains, Business Class Seat, First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. And the First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. If you would like to try the most luxury and superior train travel experience, the Business Class better than the business level on airplane will shock you beyond expectation. Check all types of seats on China high speed train>

Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel

Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or ask help from ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. One thing you should remember is to book the ticket as early as possible, especially in peak tourist seasons. After collecting the tickets, please read carefully about the train number, departure date and station to make sure you won’t miss the train. If you want to cancel, alter your train tickets, you are required to bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments. Check details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>

Board & Get off

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. Check details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>

Baggage Allowance

China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger with a train ticket is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Though there are written regulation and rules about the luggage allowance, in practice, passengers can take as much luggage as you can if only you handled them properly. Check detailed Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train>

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. Check All Facilities & Service on China Train>


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