Yunnan is well-known for its high level of ethnic diversity and breathtaking natural views. Kunming is the capital city as well as the tourist center of Yunnan. It is well-linked with other capitals and major tourist cities in China. If you want to leave Yunnan for Shanghai which is a good gateway city to take an international flight to back home you could take a flight or a high speed train. Usually a high speed train takes longer time but offers a sightseeing journey. In general, there are 4 high speed G-trains (G1378, G1372, G1374 and G1376) running from Kunming South Railway Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station every day. All of them depart in the morning and arrive at the night. The whole high speed train journey from Kunming to Shanghai takes about 11.5 ~ 12.5 hours. 3 normal trains are also available to transfer from Kunming to Shanghai, but they will cost over 30 hours.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Useful Link: Shanghai to Kunming Trains Schedules
Kunming Shanghai High Speed Train Route Map
Kunming South Railway Station (Kunmingnan Railway Station, 昆明南站)
Kunming South Railway Station was put into operation simultaneously with Shanghai Kunming High Speed Train. It only runs high speed trains (both G-trains and D-trains) and serves Shanghai Kunming High Speed Rail, Yunnan GUngxi High Speed Rail, Chongqing Kunming High Speed Rail, etc. Located in Wujiaying Street, Chenggong District (昆明市呈贡区吴家营街道) in southern Kunming, it is about 30km (1 hour’s driving) to old city center, 70km (1.5 hours’ driving) to Stone Forest and 180km (4 hours’ driving) to Dongchuan Red Land.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥火车站)
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai’s main high speed train station, is located in No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, West Shanghai (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号), about 20km to the downtown of Shanghai. Within walking distance to Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station enjoys convenient transportation. It is available to take subway (metro Line 2 and Line 10), maglev train, public bus and taxi to get there. Read more about Shanghai Railway Stations>
Class of Ticket
You can usually choose from the First Class Seat, the Second Class Seat or Business Class Seat on the high speed trains. While, there are three types offered on the normal train, including Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat. learn more >>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or via a ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. Train ticket alteration and cancellation are only available at ticket counters. learn more >>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your passport and China Visa; 2) Get to the right train station at least 30 mins in advance; 3) Collect your train ticket; 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. learn more >>
Passengers don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. learn more >>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service, including luggage racks, air-conditioner, power socket, dining car, hot water, etc. learn more >>
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