Bus from Kunming to Yuanyang
Nowadays there is a direct tourism bus from Kunming to Yuanyang, and it only costs you 180 Yuan(Including Entrance Fee of Yuanyang Rice Terraces which is 100 Yuan per person).
Generally, you must take a long-distance bus from Kunming Southern Coach Station to Yuanyang(Xingje元阳新街).It takes you 6 hours to be there. Sometimes the terminal station is Nanasha(南沙), it’s 30 kilometers away from Xinjie Town and 35 kilometers away from the scenic spot of Yuanyang Rice Terraces.
Also you can firstly take a train from Kunming Train Station to Jianshui or Mengzi, and then transfer a local bus to Yuanyang.