The cheapest times to fly from UTP to KMG are

  • February 12th to April 15th (except the weeks of March 19th and March 26th)
  • June 4th to July 1st
  • September 3rd to January 7th (except the weeks of September 17th, October 1st, November 26th, and December 17th)

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 UTP to KMG is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1254 for Tuesday flights during late July, or as low as $553 for Monday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Kunming

Flying from Utapao (UTP) to Kunming (KMG) will usually cost between $625 to $1023 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 $624. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1104. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $480 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $651 can be considered a good price for a round-trip UTP to KMG flight.

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

UTP to KMG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the UTP to KMG flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Pattaya City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.47, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KMG, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into UTP. Tuesdays 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 $31 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $706. Return trip prices are from the KMG to UTP 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 UTP 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 32 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Phuket (UTP > HKT > KMG)

  • Price for both tickets: $261
  • Average savings: $391 (59.98%)

See UTP to KUL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $384
  • Average savings: $268 (41.09%)

See UTP to HKT flights

Hack #3: Chiang Mai (UTP > CNX > KMG)

  • Price for both tickets: $436
  • Average savings: $215 (33.03%)

See UTP to CNX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, China Southern, Donghai Airlines, Hainan, Kunming Airlines, Lao Airlines, Qantas, Qingdao Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Turkish Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Wujiaba Airport to U-Tapao Pattaya International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 858 miles or 1381 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop UTP to KMG flight is about 2 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Utapao and Kunming?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from UTP to KMG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code UTP
Origination airport name U-Tapao Pattaya International Airport
City Utapao
Country Thailand
Latitude 12.7
Longitude 101

Return Airport

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


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.