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

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Fly from Shenzhen, line 3 subway  •  5 h 18 min

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

$72 - $165

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Train China Railways K-Class  •  30 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Shenzhen East to Kunming K1206

$29 - $35

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Train to Guangzhou Baiyun, fly  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Shenzhen to Guangzhou East Station
  2. Fly from Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) to Kunming (KMG) CAN - KMG

$62 - $185

Train to Hong Kong, fly  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Futian Station to West Kowloon Station
  2. Fly from Hong Kong (HKG) to Kunming (KMG) HKG - KMG

$98 - $240

Train to Huizhou, fly  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Shenzhen North to Huizhou South
  2. Fly from Huizhou (HUZ) to Kunming (KMG) HUZ - KMG

$409 - $543

Train China Railways G-Class  •  9 h

  1. Take the train from Shenzhen North to Kunming South Shenzhen-Kunming / ...

$82 - $114

Bus  •  21 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Shenzhen Futian to Guangzhou Municipal
  2. Take the bus from Guangzhou Provincial to Yunnan Kunming

$71

Train, bus  •  24 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Shenzhen to Guangzhou East Station Shenzhen-Guangzhou East
  2. Take the bus from Guangzhou Municipal to Yunnan Kunming

Drive  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Shenzhen to Kunming 930.8 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Shenzhen to Kunming is to train which costs ¥200 - ¥250 and takes 30 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shenzhen to Kunming is to fly and line 3 subway which costs ¥500 - ¥1200 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shenzhen to Kunming. However, there are services departing from Shenzhen Futian and arriving at Yunnan Kunming via Guangzhou Provincial. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 39 min.

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The distance between Shenzhen and Kunming is 1187 km. The road distance is 1489.2 km.

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The best way to get from Shenzhen to Kunming without a car is to train which takes 9 h and costs ¥550 - ¥800.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Shenzhen to Kunming, including transfers.

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Shenzhen to Kunming bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, depart from Shenzhen Futian station.

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The best way to get from Shenzhen to Kunming is to train which takes 9 h and costs ¥550 - ¥800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥496 and takes 21 h 39 min.

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The quickest flight from Shenzhen Airport to Kunming Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Shenzhen to Kunming bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, arrive at Yunnan Kunming station.

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Map of how to get from Shenzhen to Kunming.
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  • Distance: 742 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

What companies run services between Shenzhen, China and Kunming, China?

China Railways G-Class operates a train from Shenzhen to Kunming 3 times a day. Tickets cost $80 - $110 and the journey takes 7 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shenzhen to Kunming via Guangzhou Municipal and Guangzhou Provincial in around 21 h 39 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Hong Kong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Flights from Hong Kong to Kunming via Xi An
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Flights from Hong Kong to Kunming via Zhanjiang
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $430
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Hong Kong to Kunming via Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Kunming via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Huizhou to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Shenzhen to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Kunming via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Kunming via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,800
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Kunming via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $280
Train operators
Kunming Rail Transit
Website
kmgdgs.com
Subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kmgdgs.com
China Railways C-Class
China Railways G-Class
Train from Futian Station to West Kowloon Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$10 - $13
1st Class Seat
$15 - $18
Business Class Seat
$30 - $40
Train from Shenzhen North Station to Huizhou South
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $11
1st Class Seat
$13 - $15
Business Class Seat
$29 - $35
Train from Shenzhen North to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$90 - $110
1st Class Seat
$150 - $170
Business Class Seat
$280 - $330
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shenzhen North to Huizhou South
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$5 - $7
1st Class Seat
$3 - $5
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shenzhen East to Kunming
Ave. Duration
29 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $33
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$29 - $33
Hard Sleeper
$50 - $60
Soft Sleeper
$85 - $95
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shenzhen Futian to Guangzhou Municipal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou Provincial to Yunnan Kunming
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Guangzhou Municipal to Yunnan Kunming
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
checi.cn

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Shenzhen to Kunming is 1489 km. It takes approximately 15 h 5 min to drive from Shenzhen to Kunming.

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Lucky Air Co. Ltd., Kunming Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Shenzhen Airport to Kunming Airport.

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There are 329+ hotels available in Kunming. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shenzhen to Shenzhen Airport is to line 1 subway which takes 50 min and costs ¥2 - ¥14.

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