There are 7 ways to get from Kunming to Laos by 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

Fly to Vientiane  •  4 h 21 min

  1. KMG - VTE

$152 - $457

Cheapest option

Fly to Jinghong, drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. KMG - JHG

$78 - $288

5 alternative options

Fly to Phon Savan  •  5 h 50 min

  1. KMG - XKH

$188 - $562

Fly to Luang Prabang  •  4 h 45 min

  1. KMG - LPQ

$197 - $611

Bus Baidu  •  15 h 18 min

$90 - $91

Bus Luang Prabang bus station  •  34 h 18 min

$89 - $90

Drive  •  17 h 30 min

  1. 829.1 miles

$110 - $180

What companies run services between Kunming, China and Laos?

Lao Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Sichuan Airlines fly from Kunming to Vientiane 4 times a day. Alternatively, Baidu operates a bus from Kunming to Vientiane once daily. Tickets cost $90 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 Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 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
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
Flights from Kunming to Luang Prabang via Vientiane
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $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
Ruili Airlines
Website
rlair.net
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Okay Airways
Website
okair.net
Flights from Kunming to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
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
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Luang Prabang bus station
Website
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
Bus from Kunming South to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
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12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kunming and Laos is 562 km. The road distance is 1327 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kunming to Laos is to bus which costs ¥570 - ¥576 and takes 34 h 18 min.

The quickest way to get from Kunming to Laos is to fly which takes 4 h 21 min and costs ¥950 - ¥3000.

It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Kunming to Laos, including transfers.