Line 6, Kunming Rail Transit

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Line 6
KRT Line 6 icon.svg
Line 6 of the Kunming Metro.jpg
Type Rapid transit
System Kunming Rail Transit
Status Operational
Locale Kunming, China
Termini East Bus Station
Airport Center
Stations 4
Operator(s) Kunming Rail Transit Corp., Ltd
Rolling stock CSR Zhuzhou Type B (6B)
Line length 18.18 km (11.30 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Line 6 of the Kunming Rail Transit (Chinese: 昆明轨道交通6号线; pinyin: Kūnmíng Guǐdào Jiāotōng Liù Hào Xiàn) also known as Airport Express (Chinese: 机场轨道交通线; pinyin: Jīchǎng Guǐdào Jiāotōng Xiàn) is an elevated Metro line that connects the Kunming Changshui International Airport with Kunming's urban center. The line is 18.18 kilometres (11.30 mi) in length and has current with two stops: East Bus Station in the city, and Airport Center at the airport. The line entered into operation on 28 June 2012. On subway maps, the Airport Line's color is      teal.


One-way fare costs CN¥5.

Hours of Operation[edit]

Currently the hours of operation for line 6, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily. Currently thedaytime frequency averages 20–30 minutes, and during peak hours, while it is expected to be reduced to every 5–10 minutes.

Line 6 trains travels at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph). On the initial operation one-way trip will take approximately 20 minutes.[1]


Line 6 runs back and forth between Panlong and . Riders can transfer to Line3 once it operational at East Bus Station.

Station Name
Station Name
East Bus Station 东部汽车站 Panlong
Dabanqiao (not open) 大板桥 Guandu
Airport Front (not open) 机场前
Airport Center 机场中心


Construction of Line 6 began in 1 August 2010. Track-laying was completed around December 2011. Line 6 opened to public operation on 28 June 2012 with two initial stations (East Bus Station and Airport Center), on the opening day of Kunming Changshui International Airport to serve the passengers from the new airport to downtown Kunming.



  1. ^ "Traffic guide to Kunming's new Airport". InKunming. InKunming. Retrieved 18 July 2012.