Kunming-Puer Transportation

Puer City is located in the southwest of Yunnan Province, between 22°02′-24°50′ north latitude and 99°09′-102°19′ east longitude. It is adjacent to Honghe and Yuxi in the east, Xishuangbanna in the south, Dali and Chuxiong in the north. It is bordered by Vietnam and Laos in the southeast and Myanmar in the southwest. Puer is well-known for Puer Tea and boasts its abundant tourist resources. Here we introduce you the transportation information of how to get to Puer from Kunming. Puer does not have train station at present, so tourists can only take the flight or long-distance bus getting there.

How to Get to Puer from Kunming

By Air

There are two airports situated in Puer, namely Puer Airport and Jingmai Airport. Puer Airport (Simao Airport) is located two kilometers west of Puer city center and at the south foot of the Wuliang Mountain.  It is 40 minutes’ride from Kunming to Puer. Lancang Jingmai Airport is an airport serving Lancang Lahu Autonomous County in Puer and is the airport closest to the border in the nation.

Kunming-Puer Airline Schedules(Puer Airport)

Flight Number Airlines Departs Arrives
MU5891 China Eastern Airlines 08:10 09:05
MU5893 China Eastern Airlines 08:40 09:40
8L9841 Lucky Air 09:55 10:55
8L9675 Lucky Air 16:30 17:25
MU5706 China Eastern Airlines 21:25 22:30
MU5895 China Eastern Airlines 11:45 12:55
MU5897 China Eastern Airlines 14:55 15:55
MU5469 China Eastern Airlines 11:45 12:55

Kunming-Puer Airline Schedules(Jingmai Airport)

Flight Number Airlines Departs Arrives
MU5945 China Eastern Airlines 08:50 10:05
MU5949 China Eastern Airlines 20:30 21:45
MU5947 China Eastern Airlines 12:55 14:10

By Coach

Coach is the main mode of transport in Puer city, and there are many daily shuttles connecting Puer and other cities. It is about four to five hours’ drive from Kunming to Puer. Tourists can take the coach at Kunming North Bus Station(昆明北部客运站) or Kunming South Rail Bus Station(昆明高铁南客运中心).

Kunming-Puer Bus Timetable

Departure Station Departure Time
Kunming South Rail Bus Station 09:40, 12:30, 13:40, 14:40, 20:30, 21:40, 22:20, 22:40, 11:00, 11:20, 15:30
Kunming North Bus Station 11:00, 21:00

By Train

Puer Railway Station is under construction and is an important station for the Laos section of the Trans-Asian Railway. It is expected to be put into use by 2020.