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cheapest way to travel from KUNMING to SHANGHAI?

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1. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 10y

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cheapest way to travel from KUNMING to SHANGHAI?

What is the chepeast way to travel from KUNMING to SHANGHAI? Is it BUS? If so, how much?

Also, how much would the sleeper train cost?

How long would both methods take?

thx

2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

I took a 2nd class hard sleeper which cost (can't remember exactly) about 330yuan and took 40hours. Seated would be cheaper, although you may have to change as i'm not sure that the direct train has any seats.

Bus would involve (guessing) 2 changes and whilst sleeper buses are great, they aren't generally any cheaper than trains. Flights can be got for less than 1000.

Hitching and local buses - over several days - would be the cheapest, but also likely to take a long time so other costs (food/accom etc) would add up.

3. Posted by joean (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

from Kunming to Shanghai just by train or fly,so the cheaper way is by train,the train from Kunming to Shanghai hard sleeper up bed cost 468,the seat cost 288.the train leave Kunming on 15:04,arrive Shanghai on the third day 9:58AM.