Hong Kong to Kunming High Speed Train: Route, Schedule, Fares & Ticket

Hong Kong is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in South China. It welcomes with an iconic skyline, a legendary kitchen, and lush, protected nature where rare birds and colourful traditions thrive. The highlights of Hong Kong travel are Victoria Peak – the highest mountain on Hong Kong island,  Repulse Bay – the Hawaii of Orient, Man Mo Temple – one of the oldest and best-known temples built in 1848 and others such as Aberdeen fishing villageKim Tin Walled VillageLam Tsuen Wishing TreeStanley Market. Kunming is the capital and largest city in Yunnan Province, Southwest China and the highlights are Stone ForestJiuxiang Caves, Dongchuan Red Land, Western Hill, etc.

On September 23th, 2018, along with the opening of the Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong High-Speed Railway, the high-speed train between Hong Kong and Kunming also began operation. Hong Kong’s high speed train station – West Kowloon Railway Station has been put into service and operates daily trains to and from Kunming South Railway Station in Yunnan. The total length is 1515 kilometers and running hours are 7.5 hours. The ticket price for a second class seat is CNY 750. The top speed is 200 km/h in Hong Kong and 300 km/h in Mainland China.

Hong Kong – Kunming High-Speed Train Schedule

Train No. Stops Departure Arrival Price(From Hong Kong to)
G312 West Kowloon 12:06
Shenzhen North 12:24 12:28 B.C: 226 CNY/F.C: 120 CNY/S.C: 75CNY
Humen 12:45 12:47 B.C: 533 CNY/F.C: 285  CNY/S.C: 178 CNY
Guangzhou South 13:05 13:08 B.C: 645 CNY/F.C: 344  CNY/S.C: 215 CNY
Guilin West 15:25 15:30 B.C: 1138 CNY/F.C: 607  CNY/S.C: 379 CNY
Guiyang North 17:37 17:44 B.C: 1615.5 CNY/F.C: 862 CNY/S.C: 538 CNY
Kunming South 19:47 B.C: 2287 CNY/F.C: 1220 CNY/S.C: 750.5 CNY

Kunming – Hong Kong High-Speed Train Schedule

Train No. Stops Departure Arrival Price(From Kunming to)
G314 Kunming South 09:21
Guiyang North 11:22 11:26 B.C: 671.5 CNY/ F.C: 358  CNY/S.C: 212.5 CNY
Guilin West 13:32 13:36 B.C: 1149 CNY/  F.C: 613  CNY/S.C: 371.5 CNY
Guangzhou South 15:56 16:02 B.C: 1642 CNY/  F.C: 876 CNY/S.C: 535.5 CNY
Shenzhen North 16:32 16:37 B.C: 1841.5 CNY/F.C: 975.5 CNY/S.C: 610 CNY
West Kowloon 16:55 B.C: 2287 CNY/  F.C: 1220 CNY/S.C: 750.5 CNY

Please Note: B.C refers to Business Class, F.C to First Class, S.C to Second Class. Business Class is the most expensive class with three leathered chairs that can be declined to flat in a row. First Class is more comfortable and spacious with four chairs in a row. Second Class is the cheapest and the most common one with five chairs in a row.

West Kowloon Railway Station九龙西站
Address: West No.1, Austin Road, Jordan, West Kowloon, Hong Kong香港西九龙佐敦
How to Get There: By MTR, City Bus or Taxi

Kunming South Railway Station昆明南站
Address: Wujiaying, Chenggong District, Kunming City, Yunnan云南省昆明市呈贡区吴家营
Tel: 0871-95105105(Ticket Services)
How to Get There: Take taxi, City bus or subway line 1

Running Route of Hong Kong-Kunming High-Speed Train

Hong Kong – Guangzhou

A section of Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong Express Rail Link which is a part of Beijing – Hong Kong High Speed Railway, runs between Guangzhou South Station and Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. The total length is about 142 kilometers with two sections of Guangzhou-Shenzhen and Shenzhen-Hong Kong. The major stations along this railway contain Futian, Shenzhen North, Qingsheng, etc. 

Guangzhou – Nanning

With a length of 574 km, the railway mainly passes Nanning, Nanning East, Binyang, Guigang, Guiping, Pingnan South, Tengxian, Wuzhou South, Yunan, Nanjiangkou, Yunfu East, Zhaoqing East and Shanshui South. There are dozens of high-speed trains available between Nanning and Guangzhou. 

Nanning – Kunming

Nanning-Kunming railway was put into service on December 28, 2016. With a total length of 710 kilometer, the railway passes the major stations including Pingguo, Tiandong North, Baise, Funing, Puzhehei, Mile, Shilin West, etc. Around 20 pairs of Nanning – Kunming high speed trains are in service now and the running hour is around 4.5 hours. 

Hong Kong – Kunming via Guangzhou or Shenzhen

Due to the limited direct high-speed rail from Hong Kong to Kunming, if the only one high-speed train is sold out, passengers can transfer at Guangzhou or Shenzhen. Guangzhou is usually the best choice for passengers for more high-speed trains running between Guangzhou and Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Kunming. 

Hong Kong – Kunming via Guangzhou

34 pairs of G high speed trains runs between Hong Kong(West Kowloon Station) and Guangzhou(Guangzhou South Railway Station). There are 11 daily D high speed trains running between Kunming and Guangzhou via Nanning and 5 daily G trains via Guiyang. The G trains are more expensive on ticket fares but faster on train speed compared to D trains. The overall travel time is about 7.5 – 10.5 hours. 

Hong Kong to Kunming High-speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare via Guangzhou

Hong Kong – Guangzhou Guangzhou – Kunming Overall Travel Time Price(only for S.C seat)
G80: 08:05 – 08:56 D3822: 09:42 – 18:39
D3826: 09:54 – 19:06 
10h34m/11h1m 215 + 434 = 649 CNY
G100: 11:10 – 12:01
G6584: 11:17 – 12:07
G312: 13:08 – 19:44  8h34m/8h27m 215 + 535 = 750 CNY
G6510: 14:31 – 15:25
G6520: 15:00 – 15:47
G2922: 16:07 – 22:46  8h15m/7h46m 215 + 535 = 750 CNY

Kunming to Hong Kong High-speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare via Guangzhou

Kunming – Guangzhou Guangzhou – Hong Kong Overall Travel Time Price(only for S.C seat)
G2924: 07:53 – 14:28  G6535: 15:00 – 15:48  7h55m  535 + 215 = 750
G314: 09:19 – 15:57 G6521: 16:12 – 17:10 7h51m 535 + 215 = 750
G2934: 14:45 – 21:05 G99: 21:37 – 22:28  7h43m  535 + 215 = 750

Guangzhou South Railway Station广州南站
Address: South of Shixing Avenue, Shibi Street, Panyu District, Guangzhou. 广州番禹区石壁街石兴大道南
Tel: 020-95105688
How to Get There: Take taxi, City bus or subway line 2 or 7

Read more about Hong Kong-Guangzhou high-speed trains and Guangzhou-Kunming High-speed Trains.

Besides, you can take flights between Kunming and Guangzhou if you only have limited travel time. Read more about Guangzhou-Kunming Flights.

Hong Kong – Kunming via Shenzhen

Apart from Guangzhou, you can also consider transferring at Shenzhen. Dozens of daily high-speed trains running between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, orignating/ending at train stations of Hong Kong West Kowloon, Shenzhen North and Futian. 3 direct G trains run between Shenzhen and Kunming, with the travel time of around 7 hours. 

Hong Kong to Kunming High-speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare via Shenzhen

Hong Kong – Shenzhen Shenzhen – Kunming Overall Travel Time Price(only for S.C seat)
G5636: 07:00-07:19
G5610: 07:11-07:25
G6382: 07:23-07:37
G2926: 07:58-15:02 7h23m/7h18m 610 + 75/68 = 685/678 CNY
G6584: 11:17-11:35
G5820: 11:30-11:44
G5628: 11:40-11:59
G6508: 11:49-12:07
G312: 12:28-19:47 7h33m/7h37m 610 + 75/68 = 685/678 CNY
G5804: 14:19-14:33
G3002: 14:24-14:43
G6510: 14:30-14:51
G5826: 14:47-15:02
G2922: 15:27 – 22:46 7h33m/7h39m 610 + 75/68 = 685/678 CNY

Kunming to Hong Kong High-speed Train Schedule & Ticket Fare via Shenzhen

Kunming-Shenzhen Shenzhen – Hong Kong Overall Travel Time Price(only for S.C seat)
G2924: 07:53-15:04 G6385: 15:32-15:52
G5623: 15:43-16:02
G5809: 15:56-16:10
7h25m/7h29m 610 + 75/68 = 685/678 CNY
G314: 09:21-16:32 G6511: 16:32-16:50
G311: 16:37-16:55
G6521: 16:52-17:16
7h29m/7h35m 610 + 75 = 685 CNY

Shenzhen North Railway Station深圳北站
Address: 28, Zhiyuan Zhong Road, Minzhi Street, Longhua New Area, Shenzhen 深圳深圳市宝安区龙华新区民治街道致远中路28号市龙华新区民治街道
Tel: 075523130100
How to Get There: Take taxi, City bus or subway line 4 or 5

Read more about Hong Kong-Shenzhen high-speed trains

Besides, you can take flights between Kunming and Shenzhen if you only have limited travel time. Read more about Shenzhen-Kunming Flights.

Best to Know

1. Taking a flight from Hong Kong to Kunming is the fastest way. If you travel at the low season, the fare of air ticket may be cheaper than the train ticket.

2. If you travel between Hong Kong and Kunming via Guangzhou or Shenzhen, it’s better to leave 0.5-1 hour for the transfer.

3. After arriving at Kunming South Railway Station, you can take the high-speed train to Dali or Lijiang directly.

Transportation in Yunnan:

Yunnan Travel by Air

Rail Transport in Yunnan

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