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There are 7 ways to get from Hanoi to Kunming by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train via Yunnan Mengzi  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Hanoi Hoan Kiem to Lao Cai
  2. Take the train from Hekou North to Mengzi
  3. Take the bus from Yunnan Mengzi to Kunming East

¥254 - ¥322

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Train  •  16h 12m

  1. Take the train from Ha Noi to Sapa Lao Cai
  2. Take the train from Hekou North to Kunming Station Hekou North

¥104 - ¥290

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  15h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Hanoi to Sapa
  2. Take the train from Hekou North to Kunming Station Hekou North

¥139 - ¥271

Train via Nanning  •  17h 24m

  1. Take the train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Nanning
  2. Take the train from Nanning to Kunming South Guangzhou South / ...

¥435 - ¥810

Drive  •  7h 26m

  1. Drive from Hanoi My Dinh to Kunming 700.5 km

¥400 - ¥600

Fly from Noi Bai International  •  8h 53m

  1. Fly from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Kunming (KMG) HAN - KMG

¥1303 - ¥2217

Train to Nanning, fly  •  16h 32m

  1. Take the train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Nanning
  2. Fly from Nanning (NNG) to Kunming (KMG) NNG - KMG

¥602 - ¥1607

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The cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Kunming is to train which costs $16 - $45 and takes 16h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Hanoi to Kunming is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 7h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hanoi station to Kunming. However, there are services departing from Hanoi Gia Lam Station and arriving at Kunming via Nanning and Kunming South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 24m.

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The distance between Hanoi and Kunming is 549 km. The road distance is 700.5 km.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Kunming without a car is to train via Nanning which takes 17h 24m and costs $65 - $130.

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It takes approximately 12h 30m to get from Hanoi to Kunming, including transfers.

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Hanoi to Kunming train services, operated by China Railways, depart from Hanoi Gia Lam Station.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Kunming is to train which takes 16h 12m and costs $16 - $45. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $200 - $350 and takes 8h 53m.

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There is no direct flight from Noi Bai International Airport to Kunming Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Kunming is 1h ahead of Hanoi. It is currently 8:49 AM in Hanoi and 9:49 AM in Kunming.

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  • Distance: 548.9 km
  • Duration: 12h 30m

What companies run services between Hanoi, Vietnam and Kunming, China?

You can take a train from Hanoi to Kunming via Sapa Lao Cai and Hekou North in around 16h 12m. Alternatively, Shenzhen Airlines, China Southern Airlines and five other airlines fly from Hanoi to Kunming every 2 hours.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Kunming via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥2200
Flights from Noi Bai International to Kunming via Nanjing
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥3100
Flights from Nanning to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥370 - ¥1300
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Kunming via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥2600
Flights from Noi Bai International to Kunming via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥3100 - ¥8000
Flights from Noi Bai International to Kunming via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥3100 - ¥7500
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Kunming via Changsha
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1600 - ¥9000
Flights from Noi Bai International to Kunming via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1500 - ¥9000
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Kunming via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥3100 - ¥8000
Flights from Noi Bai International to Kunming via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥3100 - ¥7500
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Train from Hekou North to Mengzi
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥24 - ¥80
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
¥24 - ¥35
Hard sleeper
¥65 - ¥80
Soft sleeper
¥100 - ¥120
Train from Hekou North to Kunming Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥140
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
¥50 - ¥70
Hard sleeper
¥110 - ¥140
Soft sleeper
¥170 - ¥210
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ha Noi to Sapa Lao Cai
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥150
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
¥50 - ¥75
Soft seat, air-conditioned
¥55 - ¥85
Bed, air-conditioned
¥100 - ¥150
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Nanning
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥210 - ¥280
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Book at
baolau.com
Sleeper
¥210 - ¥280
China Railways D-Class
Train from Nanning to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥210 - ¥470
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
¥210 - ¥300
1st Class
¥340 - ¥470
Bus operators
Sao Viet
Phone
0243 9922 555
Email
xekhachsaoviet@gmail.com
Website
xesaoviet.com.vn
Bus from Hanoi Hoan Kiem to Lao Cai
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥99
Schedules at
xesaoviet.com.vn
Book at
baolau.com
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Yunnan Mengzi to Kunming East
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥110
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Sapa Express
Phone
+84 2466821555
Email
sales@sapaexpress.com
Website
sapaexpress.com
Bus from Hanoi to Sapa
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥75 - ¥120
Schedules at
sapaexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia

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Hanoi to Kunming train services, operated by China Railways D-Class, arrive at Kunming South station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanoi to Kunming is 701 km. It takes approximately 7h 26m to drive from Hanoi to Kunming.

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Shenzhen Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air China and two other airlines offer flights from Noi Bai International Airport to Kunming Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Kunming. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Noi Bai International Airport is to bus which takes 47 min and costs $1 - $2.

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