Kunming International Airport (KMG)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Kunming Changshui International Airport, opened on 28 June 2012, is the main air terminal serving Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province. In addition to numerous domestic destinations, it operates international flights to neighbouring countries, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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Number of terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day. It is the second-largest terminal in China and has more than 60 contact gates with access walkways. It consists of three above-ground levels and three underground levels.

Annual passenger traffic: 21.2 million passengers passed through it in 2022.

Tel: +86 871 711 6114 / 871 96566

The information desks in the international and domestic areas, on floors 1, 2 and 3, are available from 6:00 am until the last boarding.


The airport is located in the town of Changshui, 24.5 km (15.2 miles) northeast of Kunming city centre.  See Map

Car rental agencies

Avis (Tel +86 400 001 3600) and Hertz (Tel +86 153 9626 3108) counters are available 24 hours a day on level B2, opposite the car parks.

It is important to know that a Chinese driving licence is required to rent a car. International driving licences are not allowed. This is why the most popular option for tourists is to rent a car with a driver.


Parking services at Kunming Changshui Airport (KMG)

Short and long-stay parking is available in front of the terminal. There is no charge for the first 15 minutes of your stay.

Indoor Parking - Covered area.
Outdoor Parking - Cheaper, outdoor sectors.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should inform their airline of their particular needs before travelling. The airport has lifts and ramps, adapted toilets and accessible telephones.


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Latest updates: October 21, 2023