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Travelers usually depart from Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International when they travel from Shanghai to Kunming. The distance between Shanghai and Kunming is 1967 km. The most popular airlines for this route are China Eastern Airlines, Lucky air, China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, and Sichuan Airlines. Shanghai and Kunming have 332 direct flights per week.

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Lucky air on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

China Southern Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Shanghai Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Juneyao Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

China Eastern Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Shanghai to Kunming

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYes
Lucky airLKE8LYes
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYes
Juneyao AirlinesDKHHOYes
Sichuan AirlinesCSC3UYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Shanghai to Kunming?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Shanghai and Kunming takes around 3.7 hours.
What is the flight distance between Shanghai and Kunming?
The flight distance between Shanghai and Kunming is 1967 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Shanghai and Kunming?
Several carriers operate flights between Shanghai and Kunming. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Shanghai Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Lucky air, China Eastern Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Shanghai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Shanghai and Singapore, Taipei, London, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Manila, New Delhi, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dublin, Sanya, Qingdao, Kaohsiung, Chengdu, Osaka.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kunming?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kunming and Singapore, Taipei, Bangkok, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, London, Beijing, Zhangjiajie, Kaohsiung, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Tokyo, Riga, Xi'an, Xiamen, Mumbai, Kuching.
Which airports are there in Shanghai?
Shanghai is mainly served by Shanghai Pudong International. But there are other airports nearby, including Shanghai Hongqiao International.
What airports are near Shanghai?
The main airport in Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International. It is also served by Hangzhou Xiaoshan International, Ningbo Lishe International, Sunan Shuofang International, Changzhou Benniu, Zhoushan Putuoshan, Nantong Xingdong, Yangzhou Taizhou International.
What airports are near Kunming?
The main airport in Kunming is Kunming Changshui International. It is also served by Kunming Changshui International, Xingyi Wanfenglin, Panzhihua Bao anying, Wenshan Puzhehei.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Shanghai and Kunming?
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