The cheapest times to fly from SZX to KMG are

  • April 23rd to December 2nd (except the weeks of April 30th and October 1st)

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 SZX to KMG is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $502 for Thursday flights during early October, or as low as $313 for Wednesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Kunming

Flying from Shenzhen (SZX) to Kunming (KMG) will usually cost between $313 to $502 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $313. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $502. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $189 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $495 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SZX to KMG flight.

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

SZX to KMG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SZX to KMG flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shenzhen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.43, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Kunming, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Shenzhen. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $6 (1%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $449. Return trip prices are from the KMG to SZX 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 SZX to KMG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 16 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from SZX to KMG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Panzhihua Freight Airport (PZI) in Sichuan Sheng

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from KMG
  • Usually 12.03% less expensive than KMG
  • Nonstop flights available

See SZX to PZI flights


Flight Hacking SZX 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 SZX to KMG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bangkok (SZX > DMK > KMG)

  • Price for both tickets: $352
  • Average savings: $143 (28.92%)

See SZX to DMK flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (SZX > KUL > KMG)

  • Price for both tickets: $416
  • Average savings: $79 (15.98%)

See SZX to KUL flights

Hack #3: Singapore (SZX > SIN > KMG)

  • Price for both tickets: $467
  • Average savings: $28 (5.56%)

See SZX to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 27 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, AirAsia, Chengdu Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Chongqing Airlines, Donghai Airlines, FlexFlight, Hainan, Hebei Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Korean Air, Kunming Airlines, Lanmei Airlines (Cambodia), Lucky Air, Okay Airways, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spring, THAI, Thai AirAsia, Tianjin Airlines, West Air, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Wujiaba Airport to Bao’an International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 717 miles or 1154 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SZX to KMG flight is about 2 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Shenzhen and Kunming?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 35 available flights from SZX to KMG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SZX
Origination airport name Bao’an International Airport
City Shenzhen
Country China
Latitude 22.6
Longitude 113.8

Return Airport

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


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