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There are 4 ways to get from Xi'an to Kunming by plane, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Xi An (XIY) to Kunming (KMG) XIY - KMG

$71 - $307

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Train China Railways K-Class  •  36 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Xi'an to Kunming Xi'an-Kunming

$31 - $34

2 alternative options

Train China Railways G-Class  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Xian North to Chongqing West Shanghai Hongqiao / ...
  2. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Kunming South Chongqing-Kunming

$116 - $141

Drive  •  15 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Xi'an to Kunming 984.6 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Xi'an to Kunming is to train which costs ¥210 - ¥240 and takes 36 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Xi'an to Kunming is to fly which costs ¥490 - ¥2200 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Xi'an and arriving at Kunming. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 h 16 min.

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The distance between Xi'an and Kunming is 1194 km. The road distance is 1575.4 km.

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The best way to get from Xi'an to Kunming without a car is to train which takes 11 h 10 min and costs ¥800 - ¥1000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Xi'an to Kunming, including transfers.

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Xi'an to Kunming train services, operated by China Railways K-Class, depart from Xi'an station.

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The best way to get from Xi'an to Kunming is to fly which takes 4 h 28 min and costs ¥490 - ¥2200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥800 - ¥1000 and takes 11 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Xi An Airport to Kunming Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Xi'an to Kunming train services, operated by China Railways K-Class, arrive at Kunming station.

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  • Distance: 746.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

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

China Eastern Airlines, Tianjin Airlines and four other airlines fly from Xi'an to Kunming every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Xi'an to Kunming via Chongqing West, Chongqing West Station, Kunming South, and South Bus Station in around 11 h 10 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Xi An to Kunming via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $460
Flights from Xi An to Kunming via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $460
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Flights from Xi An to Kunming via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Xi An to Kunming via Baoshan
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Tianjin Airlines
Website
tianjin-air.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Ruili Airlines
Website
rlair.net
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Xian North to Chongqing West
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Schedules at
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2nd Class Seat
$65 - $75
1st Class Seat
$100 - $130
Business Class Seat
$200 - $240
Train from Chongqing West Station to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$50 - $65
1st Class Seat
$90 - $110
Business Class Seat
$170 - $200
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Xian North Station to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
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2nd Class Seat
$40 - $60
1st Class Seat
$60 - $90
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Xi'an to Kunming
Ave. Duration
36 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31 - $34
Schedules at
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Hard Seat
$31 - $34
Hard Sleeper
$55 - $65
Soft Sleeper
$90 - $100

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Yes, the driving distance between Xi'an to Kunming is 1575 km. It takes approximately 15 h 48 min to drive from Xi'an to Kunming.

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Tianjin Airlines, Ruili Airlines, China Southern Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Xi An Airport to Kunming Airport.

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There are 349+ hotels available in Kunming. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Xi'an to Xi An Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs ¥25.

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