The cheapest times to fly from PEK to KMG are

  • March 12th to March 25th
  • May 14th to September 23rd
  • October 8th to December 31st

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from PEK to KMG is mid August. Prices can be as high as $907 for Wednesday flights during early October, or as low as $406 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Kunming

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Kunming (KMG) will usually cost between $487 to $907 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $453. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $907. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $454 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $879 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to KMG flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PEK to KMG route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

PEK to KMG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to KMG flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Beijing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.42, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $39 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $767. Return trip prices are from the KMG to PEK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from PEK to KMG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 21 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking PEK to KMG

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from PEK to KMG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (PEK > SIN > KMG)

  • Price for both tickets: $469
  • Average savings: $410 (46.62%)

See PEK to SIN flights

Hack #2: Bangkok (PEK > DMK > KMG)

  • Price for both tickets: $477
  • Average savings: $403 (45.79%)

See PEK to DMK flights

Hack #3: Kuala Lumpur (PEK > KUL > KMG)

  • Price for both tickets: $487
  • Average savings: $393 (44.65%)

See PEK to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PEK to KMG? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Beijing Capital, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Chongqing Airlines, Donghai Airlines, FlexFlight, Hainan, JAL, Jiangxi Air, Juneyao Airlines, Korean Air, Lucky Air, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, THAI, Tibet Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Wujiaba Airport to Capital International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1314 miles or 2115 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PEK to KMG?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to KMG flight is about 3 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Kunming?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from PEK to KMG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEK
Origination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6

Return Airport

Destination code KMG
Destination airport name Wujiaba Airport
City Kunming
Country China
Latitude 25
Longitude 102.7


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