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Kunming to Shanghai Trains Schedules, Fares, Railways Stations

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.

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Useful Link: Shanghai to Kunming Trains Schedules

Kunming Shanghai High Speed Train Route Map

Kunming Shanghai High Speed Train Route Map

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Shanghai Kunming Speed Rail 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>

China Train Travel Tips

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 >>

Baggage Allowance

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 >>

How to Plan a Shanghai Tour

How to Get to Shanghai: You can fly to Shanghai directly from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Los Angeles & many overseas countries (regions) and almost all major Chinese cities, like Beijing, Xian; or take high speed bullet train to Shanghai from domestic cities.

Best Time to Visit Shanghai: March to May (in spring) & September to November (in autumn), because these periods offer beautiful nature scenery and comfortable weather for outdoor sightseeing and activities.

Top Attractions to Visit in Shanghai: The Bund, Lujiazui Skyscrapers, Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, French Concession, Shanghai Disney Resort…

Best known as an international popular tourist destination, Shanghai perfectly preserves mixed culture of the western and eastern. The duration and theme of your Shanghai tour can be flexibly arranged based on your time and interests. Usually, tourists spend 2 days on sightseeing the most famous landmarks, including the Bund, Yu Garden, skyscrapers like Shanghai Tower, World Financial Center, Former French Concession, Shanghai Museum, etc. With one extra day, you can enjoy family fun in Disneyland Park or visit Zhujiajiao Water Town in the suburb. Don't miss the Shanghai Maglev Train, wonderful nightlife and Shanghai Cuisine.

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Travel Shanghai with Hangzhou Suzhou, More Nearby Destinations

Convenient transportation makes it quite efficient and popular to make day trips from Shanghai to Hangzhou, Suzhou, and longer vacation in Huangshan Mountain, Nanjing, Mount Jiuhua and other places in surrounding areas. So you can visit West Lake and learn Chinese tea culture in Hangzhou, marvel at tasteful classical gardens and witness Chinese silk productive process. Splendid rocky mountains with exotic pine trees are highlights in Huangshan Mountain.

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Beijing Xian Shanghai are golden triangle cities often visited together for a week holiday. You can use 3 days to visit the Great Wall and major iconic spots like Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven in Beijing, and leave 2 days for fulfilling your Terracotta Warriors tour in Xian. With more time, you can extend the trip from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Chengdu, Yunnan, Silk Road, Tibet and more phenomenal destinations to enrich your China discovery. (more top China tours from Shanghai >>)

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Can I face language problem when I ride high speed train from kunming to shanghai.
2019-03-10 04:15
Hi Shah alam,

Thanks for your message. If you are traveling from Kunming to Shanghai by high speed train, you don’t need to worry about the language issue. After you arrive at the railway station, most directions and signs at the stations are in both Chinese and English, very clear to recognize, which can help you check in and board smoothly. And the attendants standing at the entrance of each carriage will also help you easily locate your carriage and seat. Better show them your ticket, because the staff knows little or just speak simple English. Once onboard, near all facilities are in bilingual (Mandarin & English), including the number of your seat, insturctions of toilets, water, the current running speed and the next station, terminus and etc. Boardcast will tell you your next stop and time needed in Chinese and English.

If you really concerns about the language, you can prepare a note to write down what you want to get, or download the Pleco, a very popular travel app to translate your language to Chinese. Here is our most useful Chinese phrase for China train travel: https://www.chinadiscovery.com/china-trains/chinese-phrases.html which may helps.

Best Regards! Wish you enjoy your Kunming Shanghai train travel.

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