Kunming – Kaiyuan Transportation: By Bus, Train & Car-rental

This article is about how to get to Kaiyuan from Kunming. Kaiyuan(开远市) is under the jurisdiction of Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture(红河哈尼族彝族自治州). It is located in the southeast of Yunnan and the middle east of Honghe Autonomous Prefecture, bordering Yanshan county(砚山县) and Qiubei county(邱北县) to the east, Mengzi(蒙自) and Gejiu(个旧) to the south, Jianshui(建水) to the west and Mile(弥勒) to the north. It is 220 kilometers away from Kunming city, and the important land passage to southeast Asia. 

How to Get to Kaiyuan City from Kunming?

By Bus

Kunming to Kaiyuan

There are 18 non-stop buses from Kunming East Bus Station(昆明东部客运站) to Kaiyuan Bus Station(开远客运站) daily.

Bus Schedules

Departure  Duration Tickets Price
7:30, 8:30, 9:15, 10:15, 11:30, 12:00, 12:45 2.5h CNY87
13:30, 14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 16:30,20:20 2.5h CNY87
9:35, 10:35, 14:20, 18:15 2.5h CNY93

Kaiyuan to Kunming

There are 17 daily bus which depart from Kaiyuan Bua station to Kunming East bus Station, and the schedules are listed as follow:

Bus Schedules

Departure Duration Tickets Price
07:05, 07:50, 08:20, 08:50, 08:50, 10:35 2.5h CNY83
11:35, 12:35, 14:20, 15:05, 15:50, 17:30, 18:50 2.5h CNY83
09:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00 2.5h CNY93

Kunming East Bus Station
Add: In the junction of Hongqiao Road and Zhaoqing Road of Panlong District, Kunming City
How to Get: by bus, Metro Line 3 or taxi
Kaiyuan Bus Station
Add: No.140, Xibei Road, Kaiyuan City, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture

By Train

There is no railway stations in Kaiyuan, you can’t reach to Kaiyuan directly by train. If you want to take train, you are suggested to transfer in Mengzi North Railway Station

You will spend about 3 hour and a half on the train from Kunming to Mengzi, then around 1 hour drive from Mengzi to Kaiyuan City. The starting price of train ticket is 40.5 CNY. Every day, there are at least 4 trains from Kunming to Mengzi. More information about Kunming to Mengzi Transportation.

By Car-rental

Renting a car is suitable for a flexible and comfortable way. It is better for you to rent a car with an experienced driver and a tour guide if you are foreign travelers. The driver of chartering car can stop for you to enjoy the scenery and take photos. Yunnan Exploration Travel can provide car-rental service, please contact us. 


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