How to Travel to Shilin County from Kunming

Shilin Yi Autonomous County is located in the eastern part of Yunnan Province, bordering Luxi county and Mile City of Honghe Hani Yi Autonomous Prefecture in the east and south, Luliang County of Qujing in the north, and Yiliang County of Kunming in the west and northwest. The Shilin (Stone Forest), a set of remarkable karst formations, is part of the South China Karst, inscribed in 2007 on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is just 110 km southeast of Kunming and only a 2-hour drive from Kunming downtown. 

How to Travel to Shilin County from Kunming

By Train

Tourists can take a train to Shilin County at Kunming Train Station, which is located on No.1 Beijing Road, Guandu District, Kunming. There are more than ten trains running from Kunming Train Station or Kunming South Train Station to Shilin County.

Kunming-Shilin Train Schedules

Train Number Departs Departure Station Arrives Arrival Station Duration
7452 07:12 Kunming Train Station 10:44 Shilin Train Station 3h32m
10:44 07:50 Kunming Train Station 09:26 Shilin Train Station 1h36m
D8612 07:54 Kunming South Train Station 08:14 Shilin West Train Station 20min
D3816 09:28 Kunming South Train Station 09:48 Shilin West Train Station 20min
D3968 10:36 Kunming South Train Station 11:22 Shilin West Train Station 46min
D3828 10:39 Kunming South Train Station 10:59 Shilin West Train Station 20min
K984 10:55 Kunming Train Station 12:34 Shilin Train Station 1h39m
D3840 12:16 Kunming South Train Station 12:36 Shilin West Train Station 20min
D3848 13:06 Kunming South Train Station 13:26 Shilin West Train Station 20min
D3852 13:35 Kunming South Train Station 14:20 Shilin West Train Station 45min
D3932 13:52 Kunming South Train Station 14:41 Shilin West Train Station 49min
D3914 17:10 Kunming South Train Station 17:30 Shilin West Train Station 30min
D8686 17:12 Kunming South Train Station 18:00 Shilin West Train Station 48min
D8614 19:10 Kunming South Train Station 19:30 Shilin West Train Station 20min

Shilin Train Station:
Add: Luhu Street, Shilin County
Distance to Stone Forest: 5 km/10-min ride

Shilin West Train Station:
Add: Banqiao Town, Shilin County
Distance to Stone Forest: 24 km/33-min ride

By Bus

There are buses departing to Shilin at Kunming Eastern Bus Terminal every day. Kunming Eastern Bus Station is located between Hongqiao Flyover and Liangmiansi Flyover on East Third Ring Road, Panlong District. From 09:30 to 18:30, there are buses available with unfixed departure time. Once the bus is full, it will depart. Scheduled buses run at 07:30, 08:10, 08:50, 09:30, 10:10, 10:50, 11:30, 12:10, 12:50, 13:30, 14:10, 14:50, 15:30, 16:00, 16:10, 16:30, 16:50, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 10:00.