Jinan to Kunming
|Train Number:||K491||Start Station:||Jinan||End Station:||Kunming|
|Train Type||K||Start Time:||11:00||End Time:||04:16|
|Intermediate Stations:||Jinan, Taishan, Yanzhou, Tengzhou, Zaozhuang West, Xuzhou, Suzhou (Anhui), Bengbu, Hefei, Anqing West , 天柱山, 太湖, Pingxiang, Susong, Jiujiang, Nanchang, Zhuzhou, Xiangtan, Xiangxiang, Loudi, Xinhua, Anhua, Xupu, Huaihua, Yuping, Zhenyuan, Kaili, Guiyang, Anshun, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Xuanwei, Qujing, Kunming|
|Station No.||Station Name||Arrive Time||Depart Time||Stop Time|
|5||Zaozhuang West||14:04||14:07||3 mins|
|7||Suzhou (Anhui)||16:10||16:13||3 mins|
|10||Anqing West||21:07||21:11||4 mins|
K491 is a K train route originating from Jinan at 11:00, and arriving at the final destination of Kunming at 04:16. The duration of the total journey is -1 day, 17 hours 16 minutes. There are 34 stops in total: Jinan, Taishan, Yanzhou, Tengzhou, Zaozhuang West, Xuzhou, Suzhou (Anhui), Bengbu, Hefei, Anqing West , 天柱山, 太湖, Pingxiang, Susong, Jiujiang, Nanchang, Zhuzhou, Xiangtan, Xiangxiang, Loudi, Xinhua, Anhua, Xupu, Huaihua, Yuping, Zhenyuan, Kaili, Guiyang, Anshun, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Xuanwei, Qujing, Kunming. You can purchase tickets starting at, and ending at any station. Ticket prices are set on a per kilometer basis.
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What’s the different between Business, First and Second class?
Second class is the standard seating which normally takes up 80%+ of the train. Seats are configured in a 3 + 2 arrangement and are spacious compared to plane seats. First class seats are wider, positioned in a 2+2 arrangement, have slightly more legroom and a foldout foot stand. Business class is the top class (Yes, it’s opposite to airplanes), and is typically a 2+1 arrangement. It’s much like first class on a plane, with full lie-flat electric seats and (some) complimentary food.
How fast are the trains?
G trains are the fastest, travelling at 300 km/h on all routes, and 350 km/h on select routes including Beijing to Shanghai. D trains are also quite fast, travelling at 200-250 km/h. Other trains travel between 100-140 km/h and aren’t considered high-speed.
Is there a discount for return tickets?
No, only single direction train tickets can be purchased. Although some services will allow you to purchase return tickets, this is really just two one-way fares and there is no discount.
How far in advance can I purchase China Train Tickets?
You can purchase China Train Tickets up to 30 days in advance (previously it was 60 days). Occasionally, China Rail will do a major timetable adjustment which usually involves adding new trains and routes, and the forward booking window might by as short as 10 days.