Vientiane – Kunming Flights

Vientiane (万象) – Kunming Flights offer the flight schedules between Vientiane and Kunming. The distance between the two places is 786 kilometers (489 miles). Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, on the banks of the Mekong River near the border with Thailand. Vientiane became the capital in 1563 due to fears of a Burmese invasion. Vientiane was the administrative capital during French rule and, due to economic growth in recent times, is now the economic center of Laos. Although still a small city, the capital attracts many tourists. The city contains many temples and Buddhist monuments. A popular attraction for foreign visitors is Pha That Luang, an important national cultural monument of Laos and one of its best known stupas. Kunming, also known as Spring City, is a famous city for tourism and  the capital of Yunnan Province. It is located in the southwest of China. This page is about how to travel from Vientiane to Kunming by air.


  • Kunming Changshui International Airport 昆明长水国际机场
    Address: Changshui village, Guandu District, Kunming City 昆明市官渡区长水村
    How to Get There: By shuttle bus, subway or taxi
    Passengers may take Subway Line 6(CNY6) or NO.903 Bus to the downtown.
    Airport buses are also available. Ticket fare: CNY25
  • Wattay International Airport 瓦岱国际机场
    It  is one of the few international airports in Laos and the country’s main international gateway, serving the capital Vientiane, located 3 km (2 mi) outside of the city centre. The airport is in Sikhodtabong District in Vientiane. There is a Lao Air Force installation at one end of the airport.
    Telephone Number: +856 20 55 608 955

Vientiane – Kunming Flights

Book Cheap Flights from Vientiane to Kunming: Search and compare airfares on Yunnan Exploration to find the best flights for your trip to Kunming. These flights were mainly provided by Lao Airlines, Thai Airways International, Sichuan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines. There are four direct flights flying from Wattay International Airport to Kunming Changshui International Airport, MU2590,  QV815 and 3U8710 are all daily fights, MU2574 is available on Monday,Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  Some flights will change in different months, the following is only for your reference. Discount tickets are available. (All departure/arrival times are local time)

Flight Number Departs  Arrives Duration Stops Reference Price(¥)
MU2590 10:15 13:15 2h / 748-820
QV815 07:25 09:50 1h25m / 754-1141
3U8710  10:20 12:55 1h35m / 964-990
MU2574  15:50 18:30 1h40m / 1002-1392
13:45 01:00 1oh15m Bangkok 915-1250
MU784 12:15 17:20 4h5m Nanning 854-926
 QV4441 11:40 00:25 11h45m Bangkok 1493

Kunming – Vientiane Flights

There are four direct flights flying from Kunming Changshui International Airport to Wattay International Airport. MU2589, 3U8709 and QV816 are daily flights, MU2573 is available on Monday,Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The whole journey takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes by direct flights. You can choose flights according to your needs. 

Flight Number Departs  Arrives Duration Stops Reference Price(¥)
MU2589 08:25 09:15 1h50m / 669
3U8709  08:35 09:20 1h45m / 691-719
QV816 10:50 11:15 1h25m / 769-1038
MU2573 14:05 14:50 1h45m /
02:00 13:15 12h15m Bangkok 722-969
MU783 08:05 11:15 4h10m Nanning 669
22:00 18:10 21h10m Guangzhou 1179

1. The above information is for reference, if any change is based on actual information.
2. If you wan to book ticket and arrange a Vientiane – Kunming tour, please contact us, Email:; Tel: +86-871-63511469.
3. The ticket price is changing, sometimes there are discounts, while sometimes not.

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