Line 6, Kunming Rail Transit

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Line 6, Kunming Rail Transit
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)
Number 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, and ceased operation temporarily beginning May 2016 in order to coordinate work related to the opening of Line 3 scheduled for early 2017. On subway maps, the Airport Line's color is      teal.

Opening timeline[edit]

Segment Date opened Length
East Bus Station — Airport Center 28 June 2012 18.18 km (11.30 mi)
East Bus Station — Airport Center 5 March 2016 Temporary ceased operation


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 Guandu. Riders can transfer to Line3 once it operational at East Bus Station.

Station name Connections Distance
English Chinese
East Bus Station 东部汽车站 0.00 0.00 Panlong
Dabanqiao 大板桥 9.73 9.73 Guandu
Airport Front 机场前 5.36 15.09
Airport Center 机场中心 Airport interchange KMG 2.09 17.18

Western extensions[edit]

Station name Connections Location
English Chinese
Tangzixiang 塘子巷 Panlong/Guandu
Chajie 岔街
Dongjiao Road 东郊路 Guandu
Juhua 菊华


Construction of Line 6 began on 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.