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

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

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Fly to Tan Son Nhat

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

8 alternative options

Fly to Nanning, bus

  1. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Nanning (NNG)
  2. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Hai Phong

Fly to Phnom Penh, Speedboat, bus

  1. Fly from Kunming (KMG) to Phnom Penh (PNH)
  2. Take the Speedboat from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc
  3. Take the bus from Chau Doc Bus Station to Can Tho

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
  2. Take the bus from Southern Bus Station Vientiane to Capitol Bus Station Phnom Penh
  3. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Mekong express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express

Train, bus via Nanning

  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

Train

  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

Train, bus

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

Train via Nanning

  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

  1. Drive from Kunming to Ho Chi Minh City

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

The flight time between Kunming (KMG) and Tan Son Nhat (SGN) is around 6h 55m and covers a distance of around 1636 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 10m. Services are operated by China Southern Airlines, Cambodia Airways, Vietnam Airlines and others. Typically four flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

4 Weekly Planes
6h 55m Average Duration
$49 Cheapest Price
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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.

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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.

Last updated: January 16 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kunming to Vietnam is to fly and bus which costs ¥370 - ¥750 and takes 14h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Kunming to Vietnam is to fly which costs ¥310 - ¥750 and takes 7h 29m.

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The distance between Kunming and Vietnam is 1437 km. The road distance is 2215.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Vietnam without a car is to bus which takes 42h 41m and costs ¥1030 - ¥1070.

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It takes approximately 7h 29m 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 7h 29m and costs ¥310 - ¥750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥1030 - ¥1070 and takes 42h 41m, you could also train, which costs ¥320 - ¥850 and takes 2 days 0h.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from Kunming Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 45m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kunming to Vietnam is 2215 km. It takes approximately 29h 26m to drive from Kunming to Vietnam.

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Cambodia Airways, Vietnam Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Kunming Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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The best way to get from Kunming to Kunming Airport is to line 6 subway which takes 32 min and costs ¥2 - ¥7.

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Map of how to get from Kunming to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 1436.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 29m

What companies run services between Kunming, China and Vietnam?

China Southern Airlines, Cambodia Airways and three other airlines fly from Kunming to Ho Chi Minh City 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kunming to Ho Chi Minh City via South Bus Station, Kunming South, Laos Vientiane, Southern Bus Station Vientiane, Capitol Bus Station Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh Mekong express, and Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express in around 42h 41m.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kunming to Tan Son Nhat via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kunming to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Flights from Kunming to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kunming to Tan Son Nhat via Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Cambodia Airways
Website
cambodia-airways.com
Flights from Kunming to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Train from Kunming South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
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 - $12
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$9 - $13
Bed, air-conditioned
$16 - $23
Train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$29 - $45
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$40 - $60
Bed, air-conditioned
$55 - $80
China Railways K-Class
Train from Kunming Station to Hekou North
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $21
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
$8 - $11
Hard sleeper
$18 - $21
Soft sleeper
$27 - $32
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
chinahighlights.com
Book at
baolau.com
Sleeper
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Guanxi Yunde Transport
Website
yunde.cn
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Hai Phong
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
travelchinaguide.com
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ninh Binh
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
travelchinaguide.com
FUTA Bus Lines
Phone
1900 6067
Email
hotro@futabus.vn
Website
futabus.vn
Bus from Chau Doc Bus Station to Can Tho
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
futabus.vn
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
$93
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Chanthachone Transportation
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Southern Bus Station Vientiane to Capitol Bus Station Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
easybook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Mekong Express
Phone
85512787839
Email
info@catmekongexpress.com
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Mekong express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Sao Viet
Phone
0243 9922 555
Email
xekhachsaoviet@gmail.com
Website
xesaoviet.com.vn
Bus from Lao Cai to Hanoi Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
xesaoviet.com.vn
Book at
baolau.com
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
$35
Schedules at
mailinhexpress.vn
Ferry operators
Blue Cruiser
Phone
(84 8) 3.9260 253
Email
sales@bluecruiser.com
Website
bluecruiser.com
Ferry from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
bluecruiser.com
Mekong Eyes
Phone
+84 (0)292 3783 586
Email
info@mekongeyes.com
Website
mekongeyes.com
Ferry from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
mekongeyes.com
Mandarin Cruises
Website
mandarincruises.com
Ferry from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
facebook.com

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