There are 7 ways to get from Kunming to Laos by subway, plane, car or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 3 subway, fly to Vientiane  •  4 h 55 min

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

$143 - $445

Cheapest option

Fly to Jinghong, drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Jinghong (JHG) KMG - JHG
  2. Drive from Jinghong to Luang Namtha

$78 - $288

5 alternative options

Fly to Phon Savan  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Phon Savan (XKH) KMG - XKH

$188 - $562

Fly to Luang Prabang  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) KMG - LPQ

$187 - $811

Fly to Simao, drive  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Simao (SYM) KMG - SYM
  2. Drive from Simao to Luang Namtha

$90 - $298

Bus  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane

$82 - $83

Drive  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Kunming to Vientiane 829.1 miles

$110 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kunming to Laos is to bus which costs ¥560 - ¥570 and takes 15 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kunming to Laos is to fly which costs ¥1200 - ¥6000 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The distance between Kunming and Laos is 562 km. The road distance is 1326.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Laos without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 18 min and costs ¥560 - ¥570.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Kunming to Laos, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Laos is to fly which takes 5 h 50 min and costs ¥1200 - ¥3900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥560 - ¥570 and takes 15 h 18 min.

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

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Laos is 1 h behind Kunming. It is currently 12:13 AM in Kunming and 11:13 PM in Laos.

Yes, the driving distance between Kunming to Laos is 1327 km. It takes approximately 17 h 30 min to drive from Kunming to Laos.

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Lao Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Kunming Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kunming to Laos.
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  • Distance: 351.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

What companies run services between Kunming, China and Laos?

Lao Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines fly from Kunming to Phonsavan 3 times a day. Alternatively, Baidu operates a bus from Kunming to Vientiane once daily. Tickets cost $82 and the journey takes 14 h.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kunming to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Kunming to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Kunming to Simao
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong via Dali
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Flights from Kunming to Simao
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $490
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Kunming to Simao
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Kunming to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Kunming to Phon Savan via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Kunming to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $460
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Flights from Kunming to Simao
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Ruili Airlines
Website
rlair.net
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Okay Airways
Website
okair.net
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
China West Air
Website
westair.cn
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Chengdu
Website
chengduair.cc
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
Kunming Rail Transit
Website
kmgdgs.com
Subway from Dongfeng Square to East Bus Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kmgdgs.com
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com

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