There are 6 ways to get from Xi'an to Kunming by train, plane, 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.

Recommended option

Train to Xi An, fly  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Xi'an to Xianyang
  2. Fly from Xi An (XIY) to Kunming (KMG) XIY - KMG

$75 - $317

Cheapest option

Train China Railways K-Class  •  34 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Xi'an to Kunming K166 / ...

$33 - $38

4 alternative options

Train to Yuncheng, fly  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Xi'an North to Yuncheng North
  2. Fly from Yuncheng (YCU) to Kunming (KMG) YCU - KMG

$74 - $348

Train China Railways G-Class  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Xi'an North to Changshanan G96 / ...
  2. Take the train from Changsha South to Kunming South G1525 / ...

$156 - $233

Bus  •  28 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanxi Xi'an to Guiyang West Passenger Station
  2. Take the bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Fuyuan
  3. Take the bus from Fuyuan to Kunming

$102 - $169

Drive  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Xi'an to Kunming 980.8 miles

$140 - $210

What companies run services between Xi'an, China and Kunming, China?

You can take a train from Xi'an to Kunming via Bei Kezhan, Xi'an North, Changshanan, Changsha South, Kunming South, and South Bus Station in around 13 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Xi'an to Kunming via Guiyang West Passenger Station, Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station, and Fuyuan in around 28 h 26 min.

Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Yuncheng to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Yuncheng to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Tianjin Airlines
Website
tianjin-air.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Ruili Airlines
Website
rlair.net
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Xi'an to Xianyang
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$6 - $12
Hard Sleeper
$13 - $22
Soft Sleeper
$19 - $35
Train from Xi'an to Kunming
Ave. Duration
34 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$33 - $38
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$34 - $38
Hard Sleeper
$60 - $70
Soft Sleeper
$100 - $110
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Xi'an North to Yuncheng North
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$11 - $16
1st Class Seat
$13 - $19
China Railways G-Class
Train from Xi'an North to Changshanan
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $100
1st Class Seat
$130 - $160
Business Class Seat
$250 - $300
Train from Changsha South to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$75 - $90
1st Class Seat
$120 - $150
Business Class Seat
$230 - $280
Bus operators
Guizhou Transportation
Website
qjt.gov.cn
Bus from Shanxi Xi'an to Guiyang West Passenger Station
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Fuyuan
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Fuyuan to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Xi'an and Kunming is 1187 km. The road distance is 1569 km.

The cheapest way to get from Xi'an to Kunming is to train which costs ¥200 - ¥240 and takes 34 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Xi'an to Kunming is to train and fly which takes 4 h 53 min and costs ¥470 - ¥2100.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Xi'an and arriving at Kunming. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Xi'an to Kunming, including transfers.