How to get from VIENTIANE to KUNMING?

How to get from Vientiane to Kunming
Kunming in China. How to travel from Vientiane to Kunming in China? You can take a flight or travel by bus.


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From Vientiane to Kunming in China you can travel by plane and bus.

    • Travel distance from Vientiane to Kunming is about 770 km by plane and about 1400 by land. You can travel by bus from Vientiane to Kunming, but the travel time is about 30 hours. The most fastest and comfortable way is to travel by plane, there are direct flights, this way of transport takes about 1,5 hours. Direct flights from Vientiane to Kunming cost about $140-200 (one-way). You can book bus tickets or flights to Kunming easily online on Baolau. In the near future there will be a new railway network in Laos+China, it will be possible to travel by train to Kunming (more infos).
    • You can book bus e-tickets + direct flights from Vientiane to Kunming on Baolau

Kunming in the Yunnan province – a very attractive destination in China.

    • Kunming (Kūnmíng, 昆明) is the capital of Yunnan province in southwestern part of China. Kunming is really a big and modern city and lots of travelers are heading to Kunming also from Vietnam (from Lao Cai). You can also travel from Laos to China, this is one of the travel routes – from Vientiane to Kunming. Kunming in China is the provincial political, economical and cultural center of Yunnan as well as the most popular tourist destination in southwest China, attracts a lot of tourists every day. The city is also the focal point of Yunnan minority culture.


How to travel from Vientiane to Kunming?


1. BUS from Vientiane to Kunming

    • bus company from Vientiane to Kunming: Thongly Bus
    • sleeper and comfortable tourist buses
    • this route takes a lot of time – about 30 hours (can change)!
    • bus ticket from Vientiane to Kunming costs about $114
    • carry-on baggage 20kg
    • this bus goes to the Kunming South Bus Station
    • if you do not find your date of departure – try to search a different date of departure
    • Book and buy your bus e-tickets from Vientiane to Kunming on Baolau

2. FLIGHT from Vientiane to Kunming

    • there are direct flights from Vientiane to Kunming
    • airlines from Vientiane to Kunming: Lao Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern
    • travel by plane – direct flight from Vientiane to Kunming takes about 1,5-2 hours
    • direct flight from Vientiane to Kunming costs about $140-300
    • if you do not find your date of departure – try to search another date
    • Book and buy your flight from Vientiane to Kunming on Baolau

3. TRAIN from Vientiane to Kunming?

    • NO, there is no train connection from Vientiane to Kunming
    • but, propably in the near future there will be a new railway network in Laos+China (more infos)
    • it will be possible to travel by train from Vientiane to Kunming

What is Baolau? Book tickets + flights online.

– Baolau sells the train, bus, boat tickets mainly for Vietnam (also a tickets to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar Pacific as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry tickets for Vietnam, Cambodia, eg. ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Quan Lan, ferry to Phu Quoc, Con Dao to Saigon, ferry to Phnom Penh
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur toPenang, Kuala Lumpur to Malacca…)
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– you can have online train e-ticket in mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– if you order an train ticket in Baolau for tourist trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai (Fansipan, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– read also frequently asked questions on Baolau, you can select a seat or berth in the train

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The Yuantong Temple in Kunming.
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Stone Forest Geological Park, about 50 km from Kunming.
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Green Lake (Cui Hu) park in Kunming.
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Kunming Cloudland International Youth Hostel in Kunming (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels + hostels in Kunming.
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Sofitel Kunming 5 star hotel (photo: Agoda). 15 best luxury hotels in Kunming.


icon-info-circle Faqs – Travel route from Vientiane to Kunming in China

How to book and buy tickets or flights from Vientiane to Kunming?

    • It is possible to book tickets + flights from Vientiane to Kunming on Baolau.

How long does it take to get from Vientiane to Kunming?

    • Travel by tourist bus from Vientiane to Kunming takes about 30 hours.
    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Vientiane to Kunming takes about 1 hour 30 minutes.

How far is Kunming in China from Vientiane in Laos?

    • Travel distance from Vientiane to Kunming is about 1400 km by land and about 770 km by plane.

How much does it cost to get from Vientiane to Kunming?

    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Vientiane to Kunming costs about $140-300.
    • Travel by toursit bus from Vientiane to Kunming costs about $114.

What is the best way of transport from Vientiane to Kunming?

    • The best way of transport from Vientiane to Kunming is to travel by plane. You can search and book direct flights.

Is there a train from Vientiane to Kunming?

    • No, there is no train from Vientiane to Kunming because there is no railway between these cities. There should be build a new railway from Laos and China in the near future.

What you can visit in Kunming?

    • There are various interesting places in Kunming and nearby area, e.g.: Stone forest, Dianchi Lake, Green Lake park, Provincial museum, Western Hills, Grand View Park, Golden Temple, Horticultural expo museum…

icon-arrow-circle-right Book your bus tickets or flight from Vientiane to Kunming + Scheduleicon-angle-double-dow

(You can book another tickets or flights, e.g. Vientiane > Luang Prabang, Vientiane > Bangkok…)

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