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Kunming East Bus Station


Address: Zhaoqing Road, Panlong District, Kunming
Telephone Numbers: 0086-871-3833680 and 3829710. Please note, the operator speaks Chinese only.
Operation Hours: 06:30 to 21:30.
Kunming East Bus Station (昆明东部汽车客运站) locates between Hongqiao Overpass and Liangmiansi Overpass on the east 3rd ring road. Covering an area of 100 Mu, it opened to the public on December 25, 2009.
Every day, more than 300 buses leave from Kunming East Bus Station transporting around 7,000 passengers for different destinations.

Kunming East Bus Station Location Map
Location Map of Kunming East Bus Station

Main Content List:
  1. Bus Routes and Schedule
  2. Service Review
  3. Ticket and Reservation
  4. Transportation Advice

Routes and Schedules

Buses from Kunming East Bus Station mainly run for the east places to Kunming. That is, passengers can go to Kunming East Bus Station to take buses for the following places:

  • Wenshan city, Yanshan County, Xichou County, Malipo County, Maguan County, Qiubei County, Guangnan County, Funing County in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.
  • Luliang County, Shizong County and Luoping County in Qujing City.
  • Shilin Stone Forest Scenic Area, Yiling County of Kunming City.
  • Gejiu City, Kaiyuan City, Mengzi County, Mile County, Luxi County, Hekou County, Pingbian County, Jinping County in Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture.
  • Anlong, Xingren, Xingyi, Zhenfeng in Guizhou Province, Baise, Beihai, Jingxi, Longlin, Nanning in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Chenzhou and Hengyang in Hunan Province and Yancheng in Jiangsu Province.

Kunming East Bus Station
A snapshot for Kunming East Bus Station

Service Review

Locating in rural-urban fringe, Kunming East Bus Station is reported to have disorderly operational environment.

  • Traffic jams are common near the east bus station caused by improper traffic design.
  • Kunming East Bus Station has no taxi stand and taxis are not allowed to enter the station which adds time and inconvenience to travelers with big baggage as you will have to get on/off the taxi outside of the bus station.
  • Here many buses don't leave the station at scheduled time. For example, buses for Shilin Stone Forest Scenic Area are usually postponed until they are fully filled with people to depart.
  • Kunming East Bus Station was reported to have filthy toilets.
  • Headways for city buses can be 20 minutes long and traffic flow can't be redirected quickly.
  • It's not convenient to get to Kunming East Bus Station as it is quite faraway from Kunming city center.

Desipte these shortcomings, Kunming East Bus Station can be trusted to take bus as it is a state-owned station. The bus station features:

  • Electronic bus schedule displaying board.
  • Ticket vending machines.
  • Department Store.
  • Left Luggage Office.

Ticketing

International travelers will have to go directly to the ticket window to purchase or reserve tickets. Reason is that the bus station sells online tickets to Chinese citizens using ID card only. Ticket vending machine doesn't sell tickets to foreigners neither as it can't read your passport. To purchase tickets from ticket windows, you should submit passports of all people related.

Transportation Advice

  1. 🚉 🚇 Kunming East Bus Station to Kunming Railway Station:
  2. You can take bus route 60 to travel from Kunming East Bus Station to Kunming Railway Station directly. Riding time is about 90 minutes and ticket fare is CNY 2 Yuan. Open time for route 60 bus is from 06:00 to 20:00.
    To save time, you can take Kunming Subway Line 3 to travel from Kunming East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square Station firstly and then change subway line 2 there to get to Kunming Railway Station. Travel time is about 40 minutes and ticket fare is CNY 4 Yuan.
  3. 🚉 🚇 Kunming East Bus Station to Kunming South High Speed Railway Station:
  4. You can take bus route 927 to travel from Kunming East Bus Station to Kunming South High Speed Railway Station directly. Riding time is about 80 minutes and ticket fare is CNY 7 Yuan.
    To travel by subway, you can take line 3 to travel from Kunming East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square firstly and then change line 1 there for Kunming South Railway Station. Riding time is about 1 hour and ticket price is CNY 6 Yuan.
  5. 🛧 🚕 Kunming East Bus Station to Kunming Changshui International Airport:
  6. Distance from Kunming East Bus Station and Kunming Changshui International Airport is about 18 km. You can take subway line 6 to travel there. Riding time is about 40 minutes and ticket fare is CNY 5 Yuan. Opening time for subway line 6 is 06:20 to 22:20. To take a taxi to get there, it takes about 20 minutes and cost is about CNY 50 Yuan.
  7. 🚌🚇 Kunming East Bus Station to Kunming South Bus Station (Luosiwan):
  8. You can take bus routes 902, 927 or K39 to travel from Kunming East Bus Station to Kunming South Bus Station directly.
    To travel by subway, you can take line 3 from the East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square firstly and then change to line 1 to get to Kunming South Bus Station. Riding time is about 50 minutes and ticket fare is CNY 5 Yuan.
  9. 🚇 Kunming East Bus Station to Kunming West Bus Station
  10. The subway line 3 connects Kunming East Bus Station with Kunming West Bus Station. Travel time is about 40 minutes and ticket price is CNY 5 Yuan. Kunming Subway Line 3 opens from 06:20 to 22:45.
  11. 🚌 🚇 Kunming East Bus Station to Kunming North Bus Station
  12. Bus route 906 runs from the East Bus Station to the North Bus Station directly. Ticket price is CNY 2 Yuan. 906 bus operates from 07:00 to 19:00.
    You can also travel between the two places using subway. To do so, you can take subway line 3 from Kunming East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square and then change line 2 for the North Bus Station. Riding time is about 1 hour and ticket price is CNY 5 Yuan.
  13. 🚌 🚇 Kunming East Bus Station to downtown areas
  14. Subway line 3 transports people from the east bus station to Dongfeng Square, Wuyi Road, Panjiawan and bus route K9 goes for Kunming Walking Street on Zhengyi Road. Kunming East Bus Station also has bus route 237 going for Yan'an hospital, the New Worker Cultural Palace, Wenmiao and Xiaoximen in the downtown.

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