In 2018, the investment in provincial comprehensive transport construction reached RMB 219.613 billion, with year-on-year growth of 16.75%. In 2019, Yunnan is striving to increase the infrastructure investment by more than 20%.
Yunnan has basically constructed a transportation network of "seven trans-provincial highways and five trans-national highways" , which takes Yunnan as the center, the national highways and provincial highways as the framework, and connects countries in Southeast Asia. As of 2018, the total highway mileage reached 253,000 km, including 5198 km of expressways. With Yunnan-Myanmar Highway, Ledo Road and Honghe Highway Bridge open to traffic, Yunnan has been bridged with Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and India.
The operating mileage of railway has reached 3856 km, including 1026 km of operating mileage of high-speed railway. With Guiyang-Kunming Railway, Chengdu-Kunming Railway, Shanghai-Kunming Railway, Nanning-Kunming High-Speed Railway, Kunming-Hekou Railway and Mengzi-Baoxiu Railway, the network of seven trans-provincial railways and five trans-national railways", which connects South Asia and Southeast Asia, and radiates to hinterland, has been basically established. According to the Medium- and Long-Term Railway Network Plan, the railway operating mileage will reach 6000 km, and a railway artery connecting Europe and Asia will be formed in 2020.
Yunnan has 15 airports in operation and has launched as many as 524 domestic and international flight routes. In 2018, the passenger traffic throughput reached 67,585,600 persons, among which the passenger traffic throughput of Kunming Changshui International Airport reached 44,730,000 persons. The cargo and mail throughput reached 475,000 tons. By 2025, Yunnan will develop more international flight routes directing to Asia and directly heading to Europe and America. The number of planned airports will increase to 25.
Yunnan is the province which has the largest number of river systems in China. The total length of inland rivers is 14,200 km, including over 8,000 km of exploitable waterways. The mileage of waterways open to traffic reaches 4,339 km. Yunnan is vigorously constructing a large water transport channel, and will construct 9 key waterways and 12 key ports in the future, so as to form a water transport channel with "three trans-national waterways and two trans-provincial waterways", as well as a comprehensive waterway transportation system, which directs to the Yangtze River in the north, the Zhujiang River in the east, the Indian Ocean in the west and the Pacific Ocean in the south, and connects the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean, East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia.
Yunnan has 25 international ports, with trade partners all over the world. With dense ports connected via air, railway, highway and water transport, efficient, convenient and comprehensive transportation system has been formed, providing convenience for import and export of goods.