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Cheap Flights to Kunming

Popular in August High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price £516 Average for round-trip flights in september 2020
Round-trip from £739 From London to Kunming
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Kunming related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Kunming along with the rest of China. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: China has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except Chinese nationals, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan passport holders, and travelers with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas, or visas issued after March 28, 2020. Travelers arriving at PEK will be given a PCR test and quarantined for 14 days at a designated location in Beijing. Travelers arriving at Shanghai Pudong (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) must undergo Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) and a 14-day quarantine in designated places for medical observation. Airline crew with a layover at the above airports must undergo NAT inside the passenger terminal, then self-isolate at their hotel temporarily before acquiring the NAT results. Airline crew arriving at the above airports will be quarantined after their last shift, and must self-isolate in crew hotels during shift breaks. Travelers arriving at Guangzhou (CAN) or Shenzhen (SZX) who live in or have been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, or the United States in the past 14 days must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or in designated places for medical observation. All passengers arriving at SZX will have a PCR test. Travelers arriving at XMN will be quarantined for medical observation at designated hotels for 14 days at their own expense. This does not apply to travelers under 18 years old or above 70 years old, pregnant women, and travelers suffering from illness, who must apply for permission to undergo a 14-day quarantine at home.. If you are looking to book a trip to Kunming and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Kunming flights by month

January
£395
February
£506
March
£342
April
£482
May
£356
June
£475
July
£597
August
£623
September
£326
October
£362
November
£320
December
£350
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Kunming is currently November; with August being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Kunming?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - KMG
Price
£320 - £904
KMG
Temperature
16 - 25 °C
KMG
Rainfall
16 - 231 mm

Kunming has pleasant spring-like temperatures throughout the year. The best period to go is usually from March to October as this is the perfect time to enjoy the gorgeous weather, the flowers in full bloom and many local festivals. This is also when cheaper flights can be found. Whilst a few of these months aren’t necessarily off-peak due to both national and school summer holidays, namely in July and August, this is still a great time to enjoy the regions natural splendour. 

When is the best time to book a flight to Kunming?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Kunming, you should look to book at least 45 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Kunming?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Kunming. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Kunming?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Kunming trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.

Kunming overview

Known worldwide as ‘the city of eternal spring’, Kunming is famous for its gentle climate and tranquil atmosphere. In fact, many flock here to enjoy the idyllic highland landscape that surrounds the region, as well as the laid-back nature of the locals. 

Kunming has a beautiful selection of temples for you to explore. Not only are they fine examples of classic Buddhist architecture, but they also add to the overall peacefulness of this destination. The ancient Yuantong Temple is a truly spectacular sight, and is an especially popular retreat when the delicate cherry blossoms begin to fall, creating an almost dream-like view. Also, if you walk a little further into the mountain, you’ll come across a fantastic zoo with a great selection of local and international wildlife.

For an outstanding view of the local area, spend the day at Xishan Forest Park where you can hike to a lookout point over the vast Dianchi Lake. The unforgettable Dragon Gate can also be found here, clinging to the mountain edge. The impressive sites don’t end here either, as the unique and incredibly rare Stone Forest is nearby.

Once you’ve had your fill of Kunming’s natural delights, head into the city to the Guandu Old Town. This is a perfect place to relax and people watch, as well as sample some of the local delicacies like over-the-bridge rice noodles and Yiliang roasted duck. We recommend finishing your trip at the Kunming flower and bird market. The colours, smells and sounds are sure to leave a lasting memory of this beautiful city.

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Getting around Kunming

Getting around Kunming is fairly easy and quite enjoyable on foot, but if you really want to experience everything the region has to offer, a car rental would be an ideal option. If you prefer public transport, the city is well connected to the surrounding region via buses and railways, as well as plenty of taxis.

Getting from the Airport to the City

The nearest airport to the city is Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) and once here you can take advantage of transportation facilities such as the quick and efficient subway line. Or if you prefer, there is a shuttle bus service that has regular routes into the city. There is also a designated taxi rank, but remember to pre-agree the fee with your driver before departing.

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