Kunming – Hekou Railway
Currently, 2 Kunming to Hekou trains are running from Kunming Railway Station to Hekou North Railway Station. The travel time of 5.5 to 7 hours is needed for these Kunming to Hekou trains to complete the distance of 372 kilometers (231 miles) or 400 kilometers (249 miles). The ticket price for a soft sleeper is CNY 145.5; for a hard sleeper is CNY 86.5 and for a hard seat is CNY 54.5. Major railway stations along the railway line include Yuxi, Tonghai, Jianshui, Mengzi and Pingbian.
In the very near future, Kunming to Hekou high speed trains will be available, taking around 3 hours and 40 minutes. Also, according to the long-term plan, Kunming to Hekou bullet trains will be extended to Haiphong City of Vietnam. In that case, passengers can travel from Kunming to Haiphong by bullet train and save lots of time.
Kunming to Hekou Train Tickets Booking
How to Get to Kunming Railway Station
Passengers can take metro line 1 to get to the railway station directly.
One can also take direct city bus 202, C66, or C85 to get there.
What to Do in Hekou
Take Photos in China-Vietnam Railway Bridge
Built in the late Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911), China-Vietnam Railway Bridge is the first railway bridge in China’s history. Although the railway bridge now becomes a famous scenic spot, it is still used for cargo transportation between China and Vietnam. If you want to see the old-styled railway bridge that links two different countries, then you should go there.
Visit Vietnam after crossing Hekou Port
Hekou Port is the biggest port in Yunnan Province. It links China with Vietnam. If you get a temporary visitor visa or carry your passport, you can go to Vietnam after crossing the port. It may take only about 10 minutes. If you don’t take your passport with you but you are desperate to travel Vietnam for half a day or one day, you can just consult the staff in travel agencies around there they can help you have a satisfied tour in Vietnam.
Drift in Nanxi River
Water in the Nanxi River runs rapidly. If you want to drift over water, the river is your best choice. Also, you can watch the beautiful scenery of the rainforest in the scenic area.
Buy Vietnam Specialties in Hekou Market
In Hekou, many Vietnamese business men sell things in the market of Hekou. The most famous shopping places are Vietnam Specialty Shop and Hekou Market. You can buy some tropical fruits like coconuts. It saves the trouble of going to Vietnam to buy the things that you want. Most importantly, you can also taste the authentic Vietnam Steamed Vermicelli Roll there.