In Kunming, there are several means of transportation, including buses, subways, taxis and city trains. You can choose any of them according to your travel plan and your time. By Bus.Here is the guide to how to get to and get around Kunming.
Get to Kunming by Air
Kunming Changshui International Airport 昆明长水国际机场
Airport is located 24.5 km northeast from the city center in a mountain-ous area about 2,100 meters above the sea level. Now, airport has only one terminal, which is the second largest terminal after Beijing Capital International Airport T3.Airport transportationAirport Shuttle Buses: there are 11 buses No. 919 going to different places in the city (A from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM, A1 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, B from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM, B night from 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM, B1 from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, C from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM, C night from 5:00 AM to 2:00 AM, C1 from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM, D from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, E from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, K from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM), each bus costs 13 CNY for the ticket. You can choose your bus number according the place you need to go and name of the station.Subway: the airport is terminus of the Kunming Subway Line 6, the name of the airport station is Airport Center (机场中心). The first train is at 6:20 AM, the last is at 10:20 PM.Taxi: the line for taxi is on the B1 floor, at the exit 3.
Get to Kunming by Train
1.Kunming Railway Station 昆明站
Kunming Railway Station is Kunming`s main railway station, about 4 km from city center. It is located on the Shanghai-Kunming Railway, the Chengdu-Kunming Railway, the Neijiang-Kunming Railway and the Naning-Kunming Railway. It serves destinations like Hekou, Nanning, Guilin, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Xi`an etc. Two new High Speed Railways opened at hte end of 2016.Address: Kunming city, Guandu District, Beijing Road, No. 1 昆明市官渡区北京路1号
2.Kunming South Railway Station 昆明南站
Kunming South Railway Station is the main high-speed rail station of the city, western terminus of the Nanning-Kunming High-speed Railway and the Shanghai-Kunming High-speed Railway. It is also the terminal for the high-speed trains on the Kunming-Yuxi Railway.Address: Kunming city, Chenggong District, Xiangyuan Street 昆明市呈贡区祥园街
Getting around Subway
Kunming Rail Transit, or Kunming Metro (昆明地铁) has 4 lines in operation, it`s still developing and has 5 lines under construction and another 5 lines proposed. Ticket price starts from 2 CNY to 8 CNY depending on the distance.
Kunming has developed a complete bus system consisting of common buses, BTR buses (Bus Rapid Transit) and special line buses. Bus lines cover almost every corner of the city. Ticket price starts from 1 CNY to 2 CNY in urban area, and from 6 CNY to 12 CNY in suburban area. The operating time for most bus routes is from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Since there are about 7000 taxis in Kunming, it`s easy to get it. Taxi fare starts from 8 CNY for the first 3 km, then 1.8 CNY for each 1 km. If you take a taxi after 10:00 PM the price is going to change, it will start from 10 CNY for the first 3 km, then 2.4 CNY for each 1 km.