Address: No. 18, Yining Road(益宁路18号), Xishan District, Kunming
Telephone Numbers: 0086-871-68182746. Please note, the operator speaks Chinese only.
Operation Hours: 07:00 to 23:00.
Among the five large bus terminals, Kunming West Bus Station (昆明南部汽车客运站) is the closest station to the downtown. It's also the largest station in terms of passenger volume in Kunming. In off-seasons, it has daily departures of 400 buses transporting at least 10,000 passengers. While in travel peak periods including Spring Festival Holidays and etc. It sends at least 800 buses a day with ridership of 30,000 to 40,000 maximum.
Opened on November 15, 2009, Kunming West Bus Station is granted as a first class bus station. It's also known as Majie Bus Station.
Every day, there are large numbers of people flooding into Kunming West Bus Station to start their new journeys. Due to inefficient management, the bus station is criticized by passengers for dirty, disorderly and poor traffic conditions.
Questions are focused on:
Pay toilets are not well maintained. Toilet rooms inside the bus station are reported to be smelly, dirty.
Heavy traffic is seen on all the close roads to the west bus station.
At the front gate of the west bus station, are rows of stalls selling snack food. We have passengers reporting they use stale food materials and food are not properly processed. For clean eating, don't try to purchase food here.
It has desolated neighbourhoods while stores inside the bus station are reported to sell items in quite high prices and passengers are advised to have food and other daily needs ready before you go to the bus station.
Drivers of underground illegal cabs are commonly seen selling their services to passengers.
It provides bad users experience from presale ticket booking to aftersale passenger guidance.
Despite of these managemental loopholes, Kunming West Bus Station still receives thousands of passengers even in an un-busy day. As a state-ownded and trustable station, you can feel ease to go there to take your bus. The bus station features:
International travelers should go directly to the ticket window to purchase your tickets. Reason is that Kunming West Bus station doesn't sell online tickets to people uing passport. To do so, you should submit all passports related to the ticket seller. Since ticket sellers there don't speak English, it's better if you can write your booking details on a paper note and submit it to purchase/reserve bus tickets in a more smart way.
🚉 🚇 Kunming West Bus Station to Kunming Railway Station:
Bus route 80 travels from Kunming West Bus Station to Kunming Railway Station directly from 06:00 to 22:00. Ticket fare is CNY 2 Yuan.
To travel by subway, you will have to change from line 3 to line 1 at Dongfeng Square. Riding time is about 40 minutes and ticket price is CNY 4 Yuan. Subway train is available from 06:30 to 20:30.
🚉 🚇 Kunming West Bus Station to Kunming South High Speed Railway Station:
Bus routes K41， K42, 923 and 930 travel from Kunming West Bus Station to Kunming South High Speed Railway Station directly. Riding time is about 2 hours and ticket price is CNY 2 Yuan.
Another way is to take the metro train to Dongfeng Square and there change a train on line 1 to get to Kunming South Railway Station. Riding time is about 90 minutes and ticket price is CNY 7 Yuan.
🛧 🚕 Kunming West Bus Station to Kunming Changshui International Airport:
You can take either bus or subway to travel from the west bus station to the airport of Kunming. To travel by bus, you can either pay 13 Yuan to take city bus 919B or pay 25 Yuan to take non-stop airport bus line 5 to get to the airport. Riding time for 919B is about 2 hours. It takes 1 hour to trvavel by airport bus line 5.
Another way is to take subway line 3 to Dongfeng Square firstly and then change line 1 for Kunming airport. Riding time is about 70 minutes and ticket fare is CNY 6 Yuan.
🚌🚇 Kunming West Bus Station to Kunming East Bus Station:
A train on subway line 3 can take you from the west bus station to the east bus station directly. Riding time is about 40 minutes and ticket fare is CNY 6 Yuan. It's available from 06:30 to 22:30.
🚇 Kunming West Bus Station to Kunming South Bus Station
Bus route 908 which is available from 07:00 to 19:00 running between Kunming West Bus Station and Kunming South Bus Station directly, ticket fare is CNY 3 Yuan.
You can also travel by subway. To do so, you should take line 3 for Dongfeng Square firstly and then change line 1 there to get to the South Bus Station. Riding time is about 1 hour and ticket price is CNY 5 Yuan.
🚌 🚇 Kunming West Bus Station to Kunming North Bus Station
We would advise you travel between the two places using the subway. That is, traveling on subway line 3 to Dongfeng Square and change to line 1 there for Kunming North Bus Station. Riding time is about 1 hour and ticket price is CNY 5 Yuan.
🚌 🚇 Kunming West Bus Station to the downtown
Besides of subway line 3, the following bus routes including 82, 148, 62 can take you directly to Panjiawan, Wuyi Road, Xiaoximen, Yunnan Art Theater， Jinmafang and etc in the downtown areas.
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