There are 6 ways to get from Hanoi to Kunming by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly from Noi Bai International, line 3 subway  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Kunming (KMG) HAN - KMG
  2. Take the line 3 subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square

¥655 - ¥2225

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Train  •  14h 59m

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

¥108 - ¥299

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Bus to Haiphong, fly  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Hai Phong bus station
  2. Fly from Haiphong (HPH) to Kunming (KMG) HPH - KMG

¥1034 - ¥1405

Bus, train  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Hanoi to Sapa
  2. Take the train from Hekou North to Mengzi
  3. Take the bus from Yunnan Mengzi to Kunming East

¥249 - ¥360

Train via Nanning  •  17h 43m

  1. Take the train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Nanning
  2. Take the train from Nanning to Kunming Beihai

¥443 - ¥598

Drive  •  7h 23m

  1. Drive from Hanoi My Dinh to Kunming 709.4 km

¥450 - ¥700

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The cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Kunming is to train which costs $15 - $45 and takes 14h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Hanoi to Kunming is to fly and line 3 subway which costs $90 - $320 and takes 5h 3m.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 43m.

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The distance between Hanoi and Kunming is 549 km. The road distance is 709.4 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 43m and costs $60 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m 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 quickest flight from Noi Bai International Airport to Kunming Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Kunming is 1h ahead of Hanoi. It is currently 4:40 PM in Hanoi and 5:40 PM in Kunming.

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

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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 14h 59m.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Noi Bai International to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥2200
Flights from Noi Bai International to Kunming via Nanning
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥2200
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Haiphong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1300
Train operators
Kunming Rail Transit
Website
kmgdgs.com
Subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
¥2 - ¥7
Schedules at
kmgdgs.com
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Hekou North to Mengzi
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥24 - ¥75
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
¥24 - ¥35
Hard sleeper
¥65 - ¥75
Soft sleeper
¥95 - ¥120
Train from Hekou North to Kunming Station
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥140
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
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 daily
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥160
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
¥50 - ¥80
Soft seat, air-conditioned
¥60 - ¥90
Bed, air-conditioned
¥110 - ¥160
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Nanning
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥220 - ¥300
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
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baolau.com
Sleeper
¥220 - ¥300
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Nanning to Kunming
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥220 - ¥300
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥220 - ¥300
1st Class Seat
¥310 - ¥450
Bus operators
Hai Au Bus
Phone
02253.717717
Email
cskh@haiaubus.vn
Website
haiaubus.vn
Bus from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Hai Phong bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥30
Schedules at
haiaubus.vn
Book at
baolau.com
Sapa Express
Phone
+84 2466821555
Email
sales@sapaexpress.com
Website
sapaexpress.com
Bus from Hanoi to Sapa
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥85 - ¥130
Schedules at
sapaexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Yunnan Mengzi to Kunming East
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥95
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanoi to Kunming is 709 km. It takes approximately 7h 23m to drive from Hanoi to Kunming.

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China Eastern Airlines offers flights from Noi Bai International Airport to Kunming Airport.

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There are 219+ 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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