Kunming Changshui International Airport(KMG) Guides

Kunming Changshui International Airport(IATA: KMG, Chinese Name: 昆明长水国际机场) is located 25km northeast of Kunming city centre, the capital of Yunnan province, China. It was built in 2008, and opened on June 28, 2012. Meanwhile the former Kunming Wujiaba International Airport was closed.

Kunming Changshui International Airport covers 548,300 square meters, and has one east runway with 4000 metres length, one west runway with 4500 metres length. As the sixth busiest airport in China, it handled 48,075,978 passengers in 2019.

It can be reached by metro line 6 , taxi, and airport bus.

Kunming Changshui international Airport, KMG Airport, Terminal 1

Kunming Changshui international Airport, KMG Airport, Terminal 1

There is only one terminal in Kunming Changshui international Airport. It is a hub for China Eastern Airlines, Kunming Airlines, Lucky Air, Ruili Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Hongtu Airlines and China Southern Airlines.

Departures at Kunming Changshui international Airport, KMG Airport

[Important]Travel restrictions of COVID-19

All overseas arrivals are required to take a nucleic acid test and being quarantined in designated facilities for 14 days. Travelers are expected to cover the costs of the quarantine.

And China suspended the entry into China by foreign nationals holding valid visas or residence permits since Mar 28 2020. And 144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT also is unavailable.

But entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas are not affected. And if you got a new Chinese Visa after Mar 28 2020, you also can enter China.

Effective from 28th September 2020 (12AM), foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need to apply for new visas. If the above three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals are expired after 12 a.m of 28 March 2020, the holders may apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates on the condition that the purpose of the holders' visit to China remains unchanged.

Location and Map

Address: Changshui Village, Guandu District, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) is located 25km northeast of the downtown of Kunming, 38km northeast of Kunming South Railway Station, and 28km northeast of Kunming Railway Station.

Kunming Changshui International Airport map, map of KMG Airport

FAQs of Kunming Changshui Airport

1. How far is Kunming Changshui Airport from downtown of Kunming?

Kunming Changshui Airport is located 25km northeast of Kunming city centre.

2. How far is Kunming Changshui Airport from Kunming South Railway Station?

Kunming Changshui Airport is located 38km northeast of Kunming South Railway Station.

2. How far is Kunming Changshui Airport from Kunming Railway Station?

Kunming Changshui Airport is located 28km northeast of Kunming Railway Station.

4. How to get to Kunming Changshui Airport by metro, bus or taxi?

Kunming Changshui Airport can be reached by metro line 6, taxi, and airport bus. Metro line 6 is mostly recommended.

5. How many terminals are there at Kunming Changshui Airport?

Kunming Changshui Airport now has only one terminal: Terminal 1.

6. When do I need to arrive at the airport before the departure?

Allow yourself plenty of time, at least 2 hours to queue up for security checks and boarding.

7. Are there any foods at Kunming Changshui Airport?

There are many options foods and restaurants, including Chinese foods, Western foods, Fast foods, Halal food, Yunan rice noodles, KFC, McDonald's and Starbucks. Get details

8. Are there any hourly lounges or hotels at Kunming Changshui Airport?

There are one mini sleeping cabin, one three stars hotel and some First class/Business lounges. Get details

9. What is and how to get 144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT at Kunming Changshui Airport?

144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT is a policy that allows citizens from 53 countries who hold valid international travel documents, and a passenger ticket for connecting travel to a third country (region) with confirmed seats and a departure time within 144 hours, to travel in Kunming without a visa for six days. Get details

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