As the communication and transportation hub of Yunnan, Kunming is easily reached by bus, train and air. Its modern international airport serves a host of destinations at home and abroad, and the city's railroads radiate in all directions. Many travelers use Kunming as a base to visit other scenic spots in Yunnan, or even Vietnam.
Intra-city transportation is convenient and relatively inexpensive. Taxis operate 24 hours a day. Public buses service very convenient. Many visitors opt for the environmentally friendly bike rental, or in order to avoid the frustrating crowded traffics.
Kunming Public Bus Service
Bus fares within Kunming City Proper are set at RMB 1 for adults, and children less than 1.2 meters tall travel free. A number of buses announce up-coming stops and landmarks in both Chinese and English.
Kunming Taxi Service
Taxi fares in Kunming start at RMB9.6 for the first 3 km, and RMB2.7 for each additional kilometer (Santanas, Red Flags or VW Jettas). Xialis start at RMB9.6 for the first 3 km, and RMB2.4 for additional every kilometer.
Kunming Wantong Taxi Company
Add: 101-102, 6-1 Qingshali, Zongshuying, Xishan District, Kunming
Tel: 0871-533 0597
Kunming Chenyu Taxi Co., Ltd.
Add: No. 52 Guanping Lu, Guangshang Town, Guandu District, Kunming
Tel: 0871-718 5010
Kunming Taxi Customer Service: (0871) 331 2533
Bicycle Rental in Kunming
Bicycle rental is a popular option for your Kunming tour. A number of hotels rent bikes per hour and/or per day. Prices may vary depending on the rental agency. Visitors should be prepared to pay a deposit of RMB 200 for an old bike, and RMB 400 for a new bike. Aside from the bicycle, rental services include locks and other accessories. Travelers are advised to make sure that their bike is locked at all times that it is unattended.
Add: Dongfeng Donglu, Kunming
Tel: 0871-316 3000 ext. 07/08
Bus Route: 63
Add: Beijing Lu, Wuhua District, Kunming
Tel: 0871-313 3737
Bus Route: 4