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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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Fly to Tan Son Nhat  •  5h 51m

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

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Train  •  2 days 3h

  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

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Line 3 subway, fly to Noi Bai International  •  5h 9m

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

Fly to Danang  •  7h 11m

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

Train, bus  •  37h 46m

  1. Take the train from Kunming South station to Vientiane station D887
  2. Take the bus from Vientiane Southern Bus Station to Mien Dong Bus Station

Bus  •  41h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
  2. Take the bus from Vientiane Southern Bus Station to Mien Dong Bus Station

Train, bus via Hanoi  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Kunming Station to Hekou North
  2. Take the bus from Lao Cai to Hanoi Hoan Kiem
  3. Take the bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong

Train via Nanning  •  2 days 9h

  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

Drive  •  29h 33m

  1. Drive from Kunming to Ho Chi Minh City 2223.2 km

Kunming (KMG) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) flights

The flight time between Kunming (KMG) and Tan Son Nhat (SGN) is around 4h 38m and covers a distance of around 1636 km. This includes an average layover time of around 47 min. Services are operated by China Eastern Airlines, Thai Airways International, Thai AirAsia and others. Typically 23 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

23 Weekly Planes
4h 38m Average Duration
$104 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Kunming to Vietnam is to train and bus via Hanoi which costs ¥370 - ¥550 and takes 2 days 3h.

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The fastest way to get from Kunming to Vietnam is to line 3 subway and fly which takes 5h 9m and costs ¥650 - ¥1700.

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No, there is no direct train from Kunming station to Vietnam. However, there are services departing from Kunming Station and arriving at Ho Chi Minh City via Kunming South, Nanning, Gia Lam and Ha Noi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9h.

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The distance between Kunming and Vietnam is 1151 km. The road distance is 2223.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Vietnam without a car is to train and bus which takes 37h 46m and costs ¥650 - ¥1400.

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It takes approximately 5h 51m to get from Kunming to Vietnam, including transfers.

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Kunming to Vietnam train services, operated by China Railways D-Class, depart from Kunming South station.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Vietnam is to fly which takes 5h 51m and costs ¥700 - ¥1800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥1080 - ¥1120 and takes 41h 7m, you could also train, which costs ¥370 - ¥900 and takes 2 days 3h.

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The quickest flight from Kunming Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Kunming to Vietnam train services, operated by Vietnam Railways, arrive at Ho Chi Minh City station.

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Map of how to get from Kunming to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 1150.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 51m

What companies run services between Kunming, China and Vietnam?

China Eastern Airlines, Thai Airways International and two other airlines fly from Kunming to Ho Chi Minh City 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kunming to Ho Chi Minh City via South Bus Station, Kunming South, Laos Vientiane, Vientiane Southern Bus Station, Mien Dong Bus Station, and Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong in around 41h 7m.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kunming to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Kunming to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $230
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kunming to Tan Son Nhat via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Flights from Kunming to Danang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kunming to Danang via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kunming to Tan Son Nhat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $320
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kunming to Tan Son Nhat via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kunming to Danang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Kunming to Danang via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Kunming to Danang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Train operators
Kunming Rail Transit
Subway from Donfeng Square to East Bus Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
travelchinaguide.com
Laos - China Railway
Website
facebook.com
Train from Kunming South station to Vientiane station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Schedules at
chinatrain12306.com
First Class
$80 - $120
Second Class
$23 - $29
China Railways K-Class
Phone
(86)12306
Train from Kunming Station to Hekou North
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $10
Hard sleeper
$16 - $19
Soft sleeper
$24 - $29
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Sapa Lao Cai to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
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12go.asia
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$10 - $15
soft seat, air-conditioned
$9 - $13
Bed, air-conditioned
$10 - $16
Train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
35h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$55 - $80
soft seat, air-conditioned
$45 - $70
Bed, air-conditioned
$50 - $75
China Railways D-Class
Phone
(86)12306
Train from Kunming South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Adult - 2nd Class
$30 - $45
Adult - 1st Class
$50 - $70
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Nanning to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
12306.cn
Book at
baolau.com
Sleeper
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Viet Lao Bus
Phone
+84 91 442 57 88
Email
vietlaobus@gmail.com
Website
vietlaobus.com
Bus from Vientiane Southern Bus Station to Mien Dong Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
vietlaobus.com
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Sao Viet
Phone
1900 6746
Email
xesaoviet@gmail.com
Website
xesaoviet.com.vn
Bus from Lao Cai to Hanoi Hoan Kiem
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
xesaoviet.com.vn
Book at
baolau.com
Mai Linh Express
Phone
028 39 39 39 39
Website
mailinhexpress.vn
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
36h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
mailinhexpress.vn

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Yes, the driving distance between Kunming to Vietnam is 2223 km. It takes approximately 29h 33m to drive from Kunming to Vietnam.

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China Eastern Airlines, Thai Airways International, Thai AirAsia and China Southern Airlines offer flights from Kunming Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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