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There are 9 ways to get from Guangzhou to Kunming by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train China Railways G-Class  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Kunming South Guangzhou-Kunming / ...

$72 - $104

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Train China Railways K-Class  •  28 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou to Kunming K1206 / ...

$27 - $34

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Bus Checi  •  21 h

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou Municipal to Yunnan Kunming

$62

Bus China Bus Guide  •  25 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou to Kunming East

$59

Drive  •  13 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Guangzhou to Kunming 864.7 miles

$120 - $180

Line 6 subway to Guangzhou Baiyun, fly, line 3 subway  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
  2. Fly from Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) to Kunming (KMG) CAN - KMG
  3. Take the line 3 subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square

$63 - $188

Line 2 subway, train to Shenzhen, fly, line 3 subway  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
  2. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
  3. Fly from Shenzhen (SZX) to Kunming (KMG) SZX - KMG
  4. Take the line 3 subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square

$88 - $186

Bus to Huizhou, fly  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou East to Guangdong Huizhou
  2. Fly from Huizhou (HUZ) to Kunming (KMG) HUZ - KMG

$404 - $530

Line 2 subway, train to Zhuhai Jinwan, fly, line 3 subway  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
  2. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Zhuhai
  3. Fly from Zhuhai Jinwan (ZUH) to Kunming (KMG) ZUH - KMG
  4. Take the line 3 subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square

$81 - $380

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Guangzhou to Kunming is to train which costs ¥180 - ¥240 and takes 28 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Guangzhou to Kunming is to line 6 subway and fly and line 3 subway which costs ¥430 - ¥1400 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Guangzhou Municipal and arriving at Yunnan Kunming. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 h.

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The distance between Guangzhou and Kunming is 1090 km. The road distance is 1383.5 km.

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The best way to get from Guangzhou to Kunming without a car is to train which takes 8 h 31 min and costs ¥500 - ¥750.

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It takes approximately 8 h 31 min to get from Guangzhou to Kunming, including transfers.

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Guangzhou to Kunming bus services, operated by Checi, depart from Guangzhou Municipal station.

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The best way to get from Guangzhou to Kunming is to train which takes 8 h 31 min and costs ¥500 - ¥750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥430 and takes 21 h.

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The quickest flight from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Kunming Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Guangzhou to Kunming bus services, operated by Checi, arrive at Yunnan Kunming station.

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Map of how to get from Guangzhou to Kunming.
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  • Distance: 681.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 31 min

What companies run services between Guangzhou, China and Kunming, China?

China Railways G-Class operates a train from Guangzhou to Kunming 4 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min. China Railways D-Class also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Checi operates a bus from Guangzhou to Kunming once daily. Tickets cost $62 and the journey takes 21 h.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Shenzhen to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Zhuhai Jinwan to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Zhuhai Jinwan to Kunming via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Shenzhen to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Shenzhen to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Shenzhen to Kunming via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Huizhou to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Shenzhen to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Guangzhou South to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $100
1st Class Seat
$140 - $160
Business Class Seat
$260 - $310
Train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$12 - $14
1st Class Seat
$18 - $21
Business Class Seat
$35 - $45
Train from Guangzhou South to Zhuhai
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$12 - $15
1st Class Seat
$19 - $22
Business Class Seat
$40 - $50
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Guangzhou South to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
trip.com
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2nd Class Seat
$50 - $75
1st Class Seat
$80 - $120
Train from Guangzhou South to Zhuhai
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$7 - $10
1st Class Seat
$7 - $10
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Guangzhou to Kunming
Ave. Duration
26 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$27 - $31
Hard Sleeper
$50 - $60
Soft Sleeper
$80 - $90
Guang Zhou Metro
Website
gzmtr.com
Subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
gzmtr.com
Subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
gzmtr.com
Kunming Rail Transit
Website
kmgdgs.com
Subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kmgdgs.com
Bus operators
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Guangzhou Municipal to Yunnan Kunming
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
checi.cn
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou to Kunming East
Ave. Duration
24 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou East to Guangdong Huizhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Guangzhou to Kunming is 1383 km. It takes approximately 13 h 57 min to drive from Guangzhou to Kunming.

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Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines offer flights from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Kunming Airport.

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