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There are 5 ways to get from Kunming to Chengdu by subway, plane, train, bus or car

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Line 3 subway, fly  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 3 subway from Dongfeng Square to East Bus Station
  2. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Chengdu (CTU) KMG - CTU

$68 - $325

Cheapest option

Train China Railways K-Class  •  17 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kunming to Chengdu Kunming-Xi'an / ...

$21 - $30

3 alternative options

Train China Railways G-Class  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Kunming South to Chongqing West Station Kunming-Chongqing
  2. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Chengdu East Station Guangzhou South / ...

$66 - $96

Bus  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kunming North to Chengdu

$37

Drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Kunming to Chengdu 574.5 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Kunming to Chengdu is to train which costs ¥140 - ¥210 and takes 17 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kunming to Chengdu is to line 3 subway and fly which costs ¥470 - ¥2300 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kunming North and arriving at Chengdu. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 30 min.

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The distance between Kunming and Chengdu is 640 km. The road distance is 919.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Chengdu without a car is to train which takes 8 h 34 min and costs ¥460 - ¥700.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Kunming to Chengdu, including transfers.

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Kunming to Chengdu bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, depart from Kunming North station.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Chengdu is to train which takes 8 h 34 min and costs ¥460 - ¥700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥253 and takes 13 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Kunming Airport to Chengdu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Kunming to Chengdu bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, arrive at Chengdu station.

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Map of how to get from Kunming to Chengdu.
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  • Distance: 399.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

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

You can take a train from Kunming to Chengdu via South Bus Station, Kunming South, Chongqing West Station, Chengdu East Station, and East station in around 8 h 34 min. Alternatively, China Bus Guide operates a bus from Kunming to Chengdu once daily. Tickets cost $37 and the journey takes 13 h 30 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Kunming to Chengdu via Deqen
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Flights from Kunming to Chengdu via Ninglang Luguhu
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Chengdu
Website
chengduair.cc
Flights from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Hongtu Airlines
Website
redair.cn
Flights from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Ruili Airlines
Website
rlair.net
Flights from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Train operators
Kunming Rail Transit
Website
kmgdgs.com
Subway from Dongfeng Square to East Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kmgdgs.com
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$50 - $65
1st Class Seat
$90 - $110
Business Class Seat
$170 - $200
Train from Chongqing West Station to Chengdu East
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $29
1st Class Seat
$39 - $45
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chongqing West Station to Chengdu East Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $28
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
17 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
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Hard Seat
$20 - $24
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $70
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming North to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kunming to Chengdu is 919 km. It takes approximately 9 h 30 min to drive from Kunming to Chengdu.

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Tibet Airlines Corporation, Kunming Airlines, Chengdu and six other airlines offer flights from Kunming Airport to Chengdu Airport.

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