Kunming South Railway Station Guides

Opened on Dec 28 2016, Kunming South Railway Station (Chinese name 昆明南站, Kunming Nan Zhan) is located in Chenggong district, 29km southeast of Kunming urban center. It is one principal railway station that covers 120,000 square metre, and has 16 platforms, 30 railway tracks. Kunming South Railway Station is mainly serving 185 high-speed trains bounding from Kunming to major cities in China per day, including the Nanning-Kunming High-Speed Railway and the Shanghai-Kunming High-Speed Railway.

Kunming South Railway Station, Kunming South train station

Kunming South Railway Station has 4 floors. Departures and ticket offices are on 3F. Platforms on 2F, Arrivals are on 1F, and Metro Line 1 Station is on B1.

Mezzanine of 3F Commercial Area, restaurants, including Chinese foods, KFC, McDonalds
3F Level Departures Hall ( Waiting room and boarding gates (Ticket Check) , entrance, drop-off area, ticket offices, restaurants and foods
2F Level Platforms
1F Level Arrivals, Exits, Pick-up area, Transfer hall, Parking lots, East Square, West Square
B1 Level Metro line 1 station, Exits, Parking lots.

Map and Location

Address: Wujiaying Street, Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunan Province, China

There are two major railway stations in Kunming: Kunming Railway Station and Kunming South Railway Station.

Kunming Railway Station is located in Guandu District, 3.5km south of downtown of Kunming .

Kunming South Station is located in Chenggong District, 29km southeast of downtown of Kunming.

Map of Kunming South Railway station, Kunming South Train Station Map

Public Transportation

The public transports are included metro line1, city bus, Taxi. Metro line 1 is mostly recommended. How to get to Kunming South Railway Station?

Metro Line 1

Metro line 1 is the mostly recommended public way to or leave Kunming South Railway Station that links the station with downtown of Kunming and Kunming Airport. The metro station is on B1 of Kunming South Railway Station.

The first metro train is at 06:28 and the last is at 23:00. And the metro ticket fare is RMB4 - RMB8.

Kunming Metro Map

Kunming South Metro line 1 to Kunming South Railway station, subway line 1 at Kunming South Train Station

Taxi

Taxi is one convenient and fast, but also the most expensive way to get to or leave Kunming South Railway Station.

Taxi drop-off area: The west or east entrance on 3F

Taxi pick-up area: exit gates on 1F

The one way fare from Kunming South Railway Station to downtown is around RMB72, around 1 hour 20 minutes.

Taxi Fee Standard (the fuel surcharge is 1RMB one way)

Day(6:00~23:00) Night (23:00~6:00)
0~3 km RMB8 RMB10
2km - 10km RMB1.8 per km RMB2.2 per km
Above 10km RMB2.7 per km RMB3.3 per km

Taxi to Kunming South Railway station, Taxi at Kunming South Train Station

Bus

There are 25 ctiy bus routes, 4 interctiy bus to or pass Kunming South Railway Station, including Bus K36 from Kunming South Railway Station to Kunming Railway Station, Bus 919k from Kunming South Railway Station to Kunming Changshui Airport. The bus station center is on East Square. The bus ticket fare is RMB2 - RMB15.

Bus at Kunming South Railway station, Bus routes at Kunming Nan Train Station

How to get to Kunming Airport(KMG)

Kunming Changshui International Airport(KMG) is located 37km northeast of Kunming South Railway Station. How to get to Kunming South airport? Please click on here for details.

Kunming South Railway station to Kunming airport(KMG)

Departures

Step 1: Get to Kunming South Railway Station by Metro line 1, Taxi, bus or Car.

Step 2: At entrance, go through Security Check and real-name ID check to enter departure Hall by showing passport. If you train is to Hong Kong, you need to pick up your printed tickets before enter the departures hall.

Step 3: Find the Boarding Gate (Ticket Check Gate). The gate No. will be in the confirmation email we send to you.

Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The boarding gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Step 5: Ticket check. Please show your passport and confirmation No. to station staff to check in. If you train is to Hong Kong, please show your passport and ticket to station staff to check in. The boarding gate will be closed 5 minutes before the train departs

Step 6: Find the platform of your train.

Step 7: Board the train and find your seats. How to find your seats?

Departures at Kunming South Railway station, Kunming South Train Station

Ticket offices

4 ticket offices on 3F

Do you need to collect train tickets?

Since Dec 2019, the electronic tickets have been available on most high-speed and bullet train routes from or to Kunming South Railway Station.

It means international travellers can show their passports, likes Chinese ID to check in and board the train directly, and don't need to collect the printed tickets at ticket office.

But if you train is to Hong Kong, you need to pick up your printed tickets before enter the departures hall.

How to check in the train by E-ticket? Please click on here to get Guides.

If you still need to pick up printed tickets, please click on here to get Guides.

Arrivals

Step 1: After get off your train, follow direction signs to exits. And please show your passport and confirmation No.(or printed ticket) to station staff to check out.

Step 2: Leave Kunming South Railway Station by metro line 1, bus, taxi or car. Metro line 1 is mostly recommended.

Arrivals at Kunming South Railway station, Kunming South Train Station

Food and Retaurants

There are some fast food, Chinese food and restaurants on Mezzanine of 3F, such as Dicos, Yunan Mixian, KFC and McDonalds.

kfc, restaurant, foods at Kunming South Railway station, Kunming South Train Station

Free WIFI

The passenger can use Kunming South Railway Station free WiFi access by their mobile phones or laptops in departure hall and transfer hall which WIFI network name is KM_WiFi. Now Moblie Phone SMS is served for more than 220 countries phone numbers, including USA, France, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Japan ect.

wifi at Kunming South Railway station, free wifi at  Kunming South Train Station

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