There are 7 ways to get from Thailand to Kunming by plane, bus, subway, train, night bus 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 from Utapao  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Utapao (UTP) to Kunming (KMG) UTP - KMG

$110 - $618

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Fly from Don Muang  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Kunming (KMG) DMK - KMG

$73 - $225

5 alternative options

Bus, BTS to Suvarnabhumi, fly  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Sala Klang Changwat Samut Prakan to Bearing Skytrain Station, Lasal
  2. Take the BTS from Bearing to Phaya Thai
  3. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Kunming (KMG) BKK - KMG

$79 - $248

Train, bus  •  34 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC
  2. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South

$134 - $198

Bus  •  30 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
  2. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South

$99 - $128

Bus, Sleeper  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
  2. Take the Sleeper from Vientiane Bus Station to Kunming South Bus Station

$145

Drive  •  23 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kunming 1101.5 miles

$150 - $230

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The distance between Thailand and Kunming is 1145 km. The road distance is 1762.5 km.

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The best way to get from Thailand to Kunming without a car is to bus which takes 30 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Thailand to Kunming, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Thailand to Kunming is to fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 30 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Utapao Airport to Kunming Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Kunming is 1 h ahead of Thailand. It is currently 3:35 PM in Thailand and 4:35 PM in Kunming.

Yes, the driving distance between Thailand to Kunming is 1762 km. It takes approximately 23 h 5 min to drive from Thailand to Kunming.

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Kunming Airlines offers flights from Utapao Airport to Kunming Airport.

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There are 364+ hotels available in Kunming. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thailand to Utapao Airport is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Thailand to Kunming.
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  • Distance: 715.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

What companies run services between Thailand and Kunming, China?

Kunming Airlines flies from Pattaya to Kunming 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bangkok to Kunming via Mochit 2 Bus Depot, Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit, Vientiane, Laos Vientiane, Kunming South, and South Bus Station in around 30 h 53 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Utapao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Train operators
BTS
Website
bts.co.th
Subway from Bearing to Phaya Thai
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bts.co.th
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Bangkok Mass Transit Authority
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Thongly Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Kunming South Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$113
Schedules at
baolau.com
Night bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Kunming South Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$113
Schedules at
baolau.com
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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