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Kunming Transport

Transport


Most people use buses and taxis to get around Kunming, while inter-city travel is usually done in trains. There are two primary train stations: the Kunming Railway Station, which is most useful for travel to other parts of China; and the Kunming North Station, which is useful for travelling to Vietnam. Long distance buses can also be used for travel between cities, with the South Bus Station providing access to most regional destinations. For local transport, the partially completed Kunming Metro has several operational lines in the city, with construction set to be complete in 2018. Kunming was also the first Chinese city to use bus rapid transit (BRT) and has more than 60 operational stops in addition to an extensive regular bus network. Commuters can choose between regular buses and slightly more expensive buses taht provide a higher level of comfort. Taxis are widely available except for peak traffic times. Travellers should have their destination written down in Chinese, as very few drivers will speak English. Travellers also have the option of hiring a bicycle from a hostel or hotel in the city.

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