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National Day: Easy and fast train trips departing from Kunming

Updated:2018-09-29 10:39:54   Yunnan Gateway

Maybe you are planning a romantic trip for the coming week-long National Day holiday (October 1-7).

If a driving tour is too tiring and a flight is too expensive, why not choose to take high-speed trains. In Kunming, easy and fast trains can take you to various destinations back and forth in the holiday, and here is the basic information for the train trips.

Kunming ⇌ Shilin

"Amid ringing horse bells and singing jade birds, I and Ashima return home." Whenever the lyrics is sung, we will think of Shilin, the beautiful stone forest.

If you don't want to travel afar during this National Day holiday, you can take a high-speed train and reach Shilin within 20 minutes. There, you may meet the "Ashima" in your heart. (Ashima is a legendary Yi girl lauded by locals for her devotion to love.)

Price: A second-class ticket costs 18.0 yuan at least.
Time: 20 minutes
Order: Some tickets for October 2 are still available. Tickets for October 1st or earlier days have been sold out.

Kunming ⇌ Mile

Not far from Kunming, Mile is famous for the Jinpinghouhai lake and the Keyi tourist town, where you can bath in the hot spring and have a bowl of rice noodles with spiced chicken!

Price: A second-class ticket costs 34.0 yuan at least.
Time: 35 minutes
Order: Some tickets for October 2 are still available. Tickets for October 1st or earlier days have been sold out.

Kunming ⇌ Puzhehei

The Puzhehei scenic area features clear lakes and lovely hills. The karst landscape looks similar to that in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, but Puzhehei is more intact and idyllic.

Price: A second-class ticket costs 75.0 yuan at least.
Time: One hour and 15 minutes
Order: Some tickets for October 2 are still available. Tickets on National Day have been sold out.

Kunming ⇌ Guangnan

In Autumn, rice fields form an amazing sight. The golden fields in Guangnan County are coupled by rivers and streams, with rice aroma floating in the breeze.

Price: A second-class ticket costs 109.0 yuan at least.

Time: One hour and 44 minutes

Order: Some tickets for October 2 are still available. Tickets on National Day have been sold out. 

Kunming ⇌ Dali

In Dali, autumn is the most beautiful, with ever-changing clouds hanging over Mt. Cangshan and Lake Erhai. Seeing the golden lakeside rice fields, you may miss someone deep in heart.

Price: A second-class ticket costs 138 yuan.
Time: Two hours and 15 minutes
Order: Tickets on National Day have been sold out. But two additional trains will be in service, with the tickets available on Sept. 29 and 30.

Kunming ⇌ Guiyang

Guiyang seems to be air-conditioned naturally, with a mean temperature of 23 ° C annually. It is a cool City.

Price: A second-class ticket costs 535.5 yuan. 

Time: Two hours and 14 minutes
Order: Tickets are readily available.

Kunming ⇌ Guilin

Landscapes in Guilin has been dubbed as the best on earth ever since. All year round, snow is rare but flowers are here and there. The raining season ends in September, resulting in clearer waters and verdant hills.

Price: A second-class ticket costs 373.5 yuan.
Time: Four hours and 40 minutes
Order: Tickets are inadequate. Early booking is advisable.

Kunming ⇌ Beihai

Unlike the ordinary coastline tourist area, Beihai is not so crowded, and you can slow down and enjoy a peaceful sea shore.

Price: A second-class ticket costs 323.5 yuan.
Time: Six hours and 36 minutes
Order: Few tickets of four trains are still available. 

Kunming ⇌ Guangzhou

Guangzhou first reminds us of the cuisine culture. It is a paradise for foodies where rare dishes are always stirring your taste buds.

Price: A second-class ticket costs 535.5 yuan. 

Time: Six hours and 35 minutes
Order: Few tickets on National Day are still available. Early booking is advisable.

Kunming ⇌ Hong Kong

Hong Kong, a paradise for the newly riches, has much fun, including a night view at the Victoria Peak, an authentic morning tea, a ride on the Star Ferry, a visit to the Disneyland park, and a shopping trip.

Price: A second-class ticket costs 750.5 yuan. 

Time: Seven hours and 35 minutes
Order: Few tickets in the National Day holiday are still available. Early booking is advisable.

Kunming ⇌ Beijing

The Beijing tour is highlighted by national flag rising at the Tiananmen Square, royal magnificence in the Forbidden City, as well as the strolls on the Great Wall and in the old alleys.

Price: A second-class ticket costs 1147.5 yuan.
Time: Ten hours and 44 minutes
Order: Tickets on the National Day are not ample. Early booking is advisable.

Kunming ⇌ Shanghai

Shanghai is China’s top metropolitan area, where modern fashion meets classical art. It is a typically international city in China that deserves your visit.

Price: A second-class ticket costs 879.0 yuan. 

Time: Eleven hours and 46 minutes
Order: Four trains to Shanghai are to be operated. Tickets on the National Day are available. 

So which train trip do you prefer?
Have you planned the coming holiday?
Have a good time.

By Zhu Dongran and Wang Shixue; Online sources

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