Both a historical land of monumental architectures and essential culture, and a serene relaxed retreat in rural landscapes are indispensable for an epic China travel. After kissing goodbye to Kunming, a day high speed train journey will lead you to the best witness of China’s long history and traditional culture. To discover the ancient codes and secret symbols, you can hike the Mutianyu Great Wall, visit the Forbidden City, bike in the Beijing Hutongs and explore else cultural heritages.
Now, there are totaly 4 high speed bullet train running from Kunming to Beijing every day, including 3 G trains and 1 D train. The trains depart from about 08:00 to 16:30 and the whole journey is about 11 hours to 14 hours. (G trains arrive within the same day while the only D train is a overnight bullet train for the longest 14 hours.)
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Kunming Beijing High Speed Railway is a significant combined railway connecting Kunming, Yunnan with Beijing, from southwest China to north China. Measuring about 2,760km (1,715miles) in length, the rail line begins from Kunming South Railway Station, spreads continuously on Shanghai Kunming High Speed Railway to Changsha, and then heads northward to Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing via the north-south Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway. The line cuts train travel time between Kunming and Beijing from 44 hours to less than 11 hours. Tourists can also take the railway and transfer to Shanghai and Hangzhou from Changsha.
Kunming South Railway Station (昆明南站)
Location: Xiangyuan Street, Chenggong District, Kunming City, Yunnan Province (云南省昆明市呈贡区祥园街)
Kunming South Railway Station is a newly-built large high speed train station in Kunming. Connected by Shanghai Kunming High Speed Railway, Yunnan Guangxi High Speed Railway and other lateral rail lines in south China, the station runs more than 100 high speed trains to major tourist cities, like Shanghai, Xian, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Guilin, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Guiyang, Nanjing and etc. Siting at southeast suburb Kunming, the station is 50mins’ driving distance from downtown, 1.5 hours’ driving distance from Stone Forest, 4 hours’ driving from Dongchuan Red Land and 40 minutes’ driving from Dragon Gate. Tourists can take local bus, taxi, subway (Line 1) and airport express (Line 919K from Kunming Changshui International Airport) to get to the station or transfer to city center, hotel or scenic spots. Learn more about Kunming Transportation Guide >
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Beijing West Railway Station (北京西站)
Location: No.118, East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District, Beijing (北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号)
Opened in early 1996, Beijing West Railway Station once was the biggest railway hub in Asia. It is the departure station of Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway, Beijing Lhasa (Tibet) Railway and Beijing Kowloon Railway. Now it also connects Beijing Railway Station by the city underground diameter line within 15 minutes. Passengers can take the most advanced high speed trains and normal speed trains from here to Xian, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Taiyuan, Lanzhou, Zhengzhou, Kunming, Guiyang and much more domestic destinations. After arrival, you can exit and leave the station by taxi, urban bus, airport bus (Line 7) and Beijing subway (Line 7 and Line 9). Learn more about Beijing West Railway Station >
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Class of Ticket
There are three kinds of tickets are provided on high speed train from Kunming to Beijing, 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>
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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