There are 6 ways to get from Xi'an to Kunming by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 9 min

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

$71 - $307

Cheapest option

Train China Railways K-Class #2  •  36 h 16 min

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

$31 - $34

4 alternative options

Train China Railways G-Class  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Xi'an North to Chongqing West Station Beijing-Chongqing West
  2. Take the train from Chongqing West Station to Kunming South Chongqing-Kunming

$116 - $142

Train China Railways K-Class  •  25 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Xi'an to Baoji K177 / ...
  2. Take the train from Baoji to Kunming K1504

$35 - $45

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

$94 - $156

Drive  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Xi'an to Kunming 980.8 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

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 ¥480 - ¥2200 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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The distance between Xi'an and Kunming is 1187 km. The road distance is 1569.3 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Xi'an to Kunming, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Xi'an to Kunming without a car is to train which takes 12 h 44 min and costs ¥800 - ¥1000.

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Map of how to get from Xi'an to Kunming.
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  • Distance: 742 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

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

Kunming Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Xi'an to Kunming hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Xi'an to Kunming via Bei Kezhan, Xi'an North, Chongqing West Station, Kunming South, and South Bus Station in around 12 h 44 min.

Airlines
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
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
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
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
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
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 - $440
Ruili Airlines
Website
rlair.net
Flights from Xi An to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
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 G-Class
Train from Xi'an North to Chongqing West Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Schedules at
trip.com
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 K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Xi'an to Baoji
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $13
Hard Sleeper
$15 - $23
Soft Sleeper
$23 - $35
Train from Baoji to Kunming
Ave. Duration
21 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $32
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$28 - $32
Hard Sleeper
$50 - $60
Soft Sleeper
$80 - $95
Train from Xi'an to Kunming
Ave. Duration
36 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31 - $34
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$31 - $34
Hard Sleeper
$55 - $65
Soft Sleeper
$90 - $100
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Xi'an to Baoji Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$6 - $10
Hard Sleeper
$11 - $25
Soft Sleeper
$19 - $25
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
$60 - $110
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
$17 - $24
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
$11 - $17
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation

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