Kunming (Nanyao) Railway Station

Kunming railway station is the main railway station serving the city of Kunming, Yunnan, China. It is located in the southern section of Beijing Road, Guandu District, about four kilometres from the Kunming city centre. It was opened to public since 1958, and is the first-class railway station under the jurisdiction of the Kunming Railway Bureau. There are 6 platforms and 12 tracks. Its maximum passenger assembling is up to about 10,000. 

Routes of Kunming Railway Station

Kunming is the railway hub station composed of 12 main lines and branches as an important node of national railway network and the focus of Yunnan railway artery. The main lines are: Shanghai-Kunming Railway, Chengdu-Kunming Railway, Nanning-Kunming railway, Neijiang-Kunming Railway, Kunming-Lijiang railway, Kunming-Hekou Railway and so on. At Kunming Station, there are totally more than 10 daily trains which go to Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Chongqing, Xiamen, Zhengzhou, Nanning, Nanchang, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Guiyang, Changsha, Hangzhou and so on.

Station Plan

The station consists of a two-storey terminal building and two squares, the north and south squares. The ground floor is for ticket office, waiting room, restaurants, shops, left luggage, service desk, toilets, hot drinking water, exit/ entrance, luggage consignment office, police stand. The second floor for waiting hall, check points, exit/entrance, toilets, hot drinking water, shopping area. And the -1F for parking lots, taxi stands (pick-up), toilets, arrival hall, transfer hall, exit.

Ticket Check and Boarding

First read the tickets at the gate of the station and then read the LED screens carefully to find where to have the tickets checked. Then follow the direction boards getting to the platform and board the train. After finding your seat, please put your luggage in the right place steadily in case that it falls and hurts others.

Transportation of Kunming Railway Station

Between Kunming Railway Station and Kunming City Center

Tourists can take the public bus or Metro Line 1 traveling around Kunming city. It is about 15 minutes to go by taxi from city center to railway station. 

By Bus(arrive at the north square): 
At Beijing Road: 23, 24, 25, 44, 83, Z30
At Nanyao Coach Station: C71
At Zhanqian Road: 2, 31, 32, 59, 80, 86, 154, 919 (C line)
At Yongping Road: 2, 47, 58, 59, 64, 68, 80, 107, 117, 134, 140, K12, Z33
At Yongsheng Road: 31, 32, 60, 86, 117, 134, 154, 209

By Metro Line 1(arrive at the north square):
Kunming Subway Line 1 contains main line and branch line extending in the north-south direction. The Main Line connects South Ring Road and University Town South, including 18 stations namely South Ring Road, Railway Station, Fude, Rixin Road, Wujiaba, Changhong West Road, Xiaodong Village, Erji Road, Xingyao Road, New Asia Athletics Park, South Coach Station, Dounan, Chunrong Street, Tuofeng Street, Lianda Street, Yikang South Road, University Town, University Town South. 

By Taxi
By taxi, tourists could be dropped off on the road between the north square and the terminal building.

Between Kunming Railway Station and Other Transport Hub

Kunming Changshui Airport
Airport shuttle bus line 2 can take the tourists to Changshui Airport at the gate of Xiyi hotel on Beijing road outside the station running from 05:00am to 22:00pm each day, which takes about 90 minutes. Or take bus No.919D at the square in front of the station to Changshui airport, with the journey of about 100 minutes. 

Kunming West Bus Station
Take bus No. 80 near the exit of Kunming Railway Station to the West Bus Station, which takes about an hour. Or takes about 25 minutes by taxi at the coast of about RMB 30.

Kunming East Bus Station
Take bus No.60 bus to the East Bus Station, which takes about two hours. Or takes about 40 minutes by taxi at the coast of about RMB 60.

Between Kunming Railway Station and Stone Forest Scenic Area

By Train
Getting to the Stone Forest (Shilin) by train is the most convenient way. From the Shilin Railway Station, it’s about 4-5 km away from Shilin Stone Forest Scenic Area. Tourists can take the mini cars outside the railway station to get there.

By Bus
Kunming Railway Station offers a non-stop tour bus service to the Stone Forest Scenic Area. There are 12 buses in total which run daily from 10:10 to 19:10. The journey will last for 1.5 hours. 

Between Kunming Railway Station and Dianchi Lake

By Bus
Tourists can take No.24 or No.44 bus from the railway station to Dianchi Lake and get off is at Haigeng Park. It takes about 45 minutes getting there.

By Taxi

It’s about 12 kilometers between the two places, which takes about 25 minutes by taxi and costs RMB 30.

Between Kunming Railway Station and Other Attractions

Golden Temple
Take bus line 47 and get off at Jindian station.

Green Lake (Cuihu Park)
Take bus line 2 and get off at Wuyi Road Station, then walk 600 meters northward getting there.

Yuantong Temple
Take bus line 83 or 59 and get off at Yuantongshan station, then walk 480 meters westward getting there.

Yunnan Nationalities Village
Take bus line 44 towards Haigeng Park for 17 stops. This direct route will take approximately 50 minutes.