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Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Kunming

Shanghai to Kunming Flight Info

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Shanghai(SHA) ⇒ Kunming(KMG)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from Shanghai (SHA) to Kunming (KMG) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Shanghai to Kunming based on the date and time of your booking. By analyzing data from all airlines, on Trip.com, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How long does it take to fly from Shanghai (SHA) to Kunming (KMG)?

    It takes about 3 hours 46 minutes to fly from Shanghai (SHA) to Kunming (KMG).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Kunming?

    • The distance from Kunming Changshui International Airport to downtown is about 23km, by taxi about 40 minutes.
  • What time does the earliest flight from Shanghai to Kunming depart?

    The earliest flight departs from Shanghai (PVG) at 07:25 and arrives in Kunming (KMG) at 11:10.
  • What time does the latest flight from Shanghai to Kunming depart?

    The latest flight departs from Shanghai (PVG) at 21:30 and arrives in Kunming (KMG) at 01:15.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Shanghai (SHA) to Kunming (KMG)?

  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Shanghai (SHA) to Kunming (KMG)?

    China Eastern Airlines operates 131 non-stop flights from Shanghai (SHA) to Kunming (KMG).
  • How many airports are there in Kunming (KMG)?

    There are 1 airport(s) near Kunming (KMG): Kunming Changshui International Airport.
  • What are some travel guidelines for Kunming during the COVID19 pandemic?

    Entry restrictions and flight schedule changes and cancellations are frequently updated and subject to change. If you plan to travel to Kunming, please obtain the most updated information from the airline you plan to book your travels with. You can also refer to COVID19 Country/Region Entry Restrictions for more information.
  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.
Flight from Shanghai to Kunming

Kunming is the capital and the largest city of Yunnan and also known as Yunnan-Fu. It is the political, cultural and economic capital of the province.  Located at the edge of Dian lake and surrounded by temples and landscapes, the city has a large student population. It is also a transportation hub of Yunnan. The weather in Kunming is spring throughout the year which is nor too hot in summers not too cold in winters. The best time to visit Kunming is from March to October when you will not only enjoy stunning landscapes but also the fascinating minority cultures.

The airport in Kunming is called Kunming Changshui Airport. There are Direct flights connecting Shanghai to Kunming. There are around 16 Airlines that service in Kunming so you can compare the multiple airlines and Shanghai-Kunming flight booking can be done based on the comparison between all Shanghai to Kunming flights.

Tips-Kunming experiences temperate climate throughout the year, so visiting Kunming is an all year around the recommendation.

What to see in Kunming

Kunming is one of the top tourist attractions in China. Airways being the best way to reach Kunming from all parts of the world makes it popular among tourists.

Kunming Dragon Gate is a popular sightseeing place in Kunming

Green lake is an excellent place for bird watching, flowers, and dancing groups.

Dian lake is also nicknamed ‘sparkling pearl embedded in the night' is pure natural bliss that charms every visitor. 

Yuantong Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple

Yunnan ethnic village is a theme park that displays various folklores, cultural and architectural sites of Yunnan. Other places worth visiting include Qiongzhu temple, Kunming golden temple and many more. 

Tips-Avoid visiting these places on weekends as you may find a heavy rush.

Getting around in Kunming

Getting around in Kunming is very easy. You will find buses, subways, taxis.  You can select any of your preferred transport among these. 

Tip-Select the transport to get around in Kunming depending upon your time of arrival in Kunming.

Shopping and Dining in Kunming

Shopping is a must to do a thing when in Kunming. From Flowers and birds’ markets to Yunnan wholesale tea market, from malls to trade centres, from pedestrian streets for buying gifts to famous flea markets; Kunming offers everything for its visitors.

While being a culturally diverse city, the food in Kunming is as mouth-watering as it could be, Stinky Tofu is a popular food among locals but hard to sell it to foreigners. Xuanmui Hams are worth tasting too. 

Ri Bing is pan-fried goat cheese. Some other dishes recommended while in Kunming are Pineapple rice. Pu’Er tea and Yunnan mashed potato

Tip-Pu’Er tea is a native tea of Yunnan which is a must to go for if you happen to visit Kunming

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  • Plan Your Trip from Shanghai (SHA) to Kunming (KMG)

    Kunming attracts thousands of visitors every year for both business and pleasure. Whether you’re taking a last-minute break or a much needed getaway, flights from Shanghai to Kunming on Trip.com can help you get there with ease. With Trip.com, you can browse popular airlines with flights to Kunming, check the best season to visit, and preview Kunming attractions before you arrive. With flight deals and exciting attractions waiting for you to explore in Kunming, the best time to book flights from Shanghai to Kunming is now! Planning a trip from Shanghai to Kunming is easy when you use Trip.com to help you make travel arrangements. Whether you are flying one-way, non-stop, or round-trip, you will find just the flight you need with us. If you want to lock in a great deal for your flights, go for a round-trip flight, if you need flexibility with your itinerary, book a one-way flight to Kunming. With Trip.com, you can search for available flights and hotel rooms, and then make your booking quickly and easily online and on the go. Pack your travel accessories, make a must-see bucket list, and book your flight to Kunming on Trip.com today!

  • A Trip to Remember (SHA—KMG)

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