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There are 9 ways to get from Kunming to Vietnam by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Haiphong  •  4h 22m

  1. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Haiphong (HPH) KMG - HPH

$156 - $230

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Kunming Station to Hekou North
  2. Take the train from Sapa Lao Cai to Ha Noi
  3. Take the train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City

$49 - $131

7 alternative options

Fly to Danang  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Danang (DAD) KMG - DAD

$194 - $228

Fly to Tan Son Nhat  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) KMG - SGN

$136 - $260

Line 3 subway, fly to Noi Bai International  •  5h 29m

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

$133 - $205

Train, bus  •  45h 33m

  1. Take the train from Kunming South to Nanning
  2. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ninh Binh
  3. Take the train from Ninh Binh to Ho Chi Minh City

Bus  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Kunming East to Nanning
  2. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ha Tinh
  3. Take the bus from Ha Tinh to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong

Train via Nanning  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the train from Kunming South to Nanning
  2. Take the train from Nanning to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
  3. Take the train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City

$100 - $195

Drive  •  30h 20m

  1. Drive from Kunming to Ho Chi Minh City 2343.7 km

$210 - $310

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Vietnam. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Vietnam.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Vietnam.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Vietnam due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Vietnam from May 11.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

International flights leaving China are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Last updated: July 13 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kunming to Vietnam is to train which costs ¥340 - ¥950 and takes 2 days 0h.

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The quickest way to get from Kunming to Vietnam is to fly which costs ¥1000 - ¥1700 and takes 4h 22m.

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The distance between Kunming and Vietnam is 1437 km. The road distance is 2343.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Vietnam without a car is to train and bus which takes 45h 33m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Kunming to Vietnam, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Vietnam is to fly which takes 4h 22m and costs ¥1000 - ¥1700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥340 - ¥950 and takes 2 days 0h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 4h.

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The quickest flight from Kunming Airport to Haiphong Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Vietnam is 1h behind Kunming. It is currently 4:37 PM in Kunming and 3:37 PM in Vietnam.

Yes, the driving distance between Kunming to Vietnam is 2344 km. It takes approximately 30h 20m to drive from Kunming to Vietnam.

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FlexFlight ApS offers flights from Kunming Airport to Haiphong Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kunming to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 1436.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 22m

What companies run services between Kunming, China and Vietnam?

FlexFlight ApS flies from Kunming to Haiphong once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kunming to Ho Chi Minh City via Hekou North, Sapa Lao Cai, Ha Noi, and Ho Chi Minh City in around 2 days 0h.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kunming to Danang
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $220
Flights from Kunming to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $260
Flights from Kunming to Tan Son Nhat via Danang
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $280
Flights from Kunming to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Flights from Kunming to Noi Bai International via Nanning
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $200
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kunming to Danang via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Kunming to Tan Son Nhat via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Kunming to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kunming to Tan Son Nhat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Train operators
Kunming Rail Transit
Website
kmgdgs.com
Subway from Dongfeng Square to East Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kmgdgs.com
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$30 - $45
1st Class Seat
$40 - $65
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ninh Binh to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
30h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $75
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$27 - $40
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$35 - $55
Bed, air-conditioned
$50 - $75
Train from Sapa Lao Cai to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $23
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$7 - $11
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$9 - $13
Bed, air-conditioned
$15 - $23
Train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $80
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$28 - $45
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$35 - $60
Bed, air-conditioned
$50 - $80
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming Station to Hekou North
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $10
Hard sleeper
$16 - $19
Soft sleeper
$25 - $29
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Nanning to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Book at
baolau.com
Sleeper
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Guanxi Yunde Transport
Website
yunde.cn
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ninh Binh
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
yunde.cn
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ha Tinh
Ave. Duration
9h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
yunde.cn
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming East to Nanning
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ha Tinh to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
27h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Book at
12go.asia

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