Luoyang is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization and the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China with Beijing, Xian and Nanjing. Its capital history of over 1500 years and previous start of Silk Road left Luoyang precious World Heritages, including Longmen Grottoes, Grand Canal and many Silk Road culture legacies. Located in western Henan Province of central China, it borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the east and the ancient heart - Xian to the west and Taiyuan of Shanxi Province in the north.
For its location on Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Railway (middle section of west-east Xuzhou Lanzhou High Speed Railway), Luoyang is well connected with Xian and Zhengzhou, as well as other major cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Lanzhou, Chongqing, Tianjin, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Hefei, Nanchang, Qingdao, Jinan and etc. Check the top popular high speed train routes of Luoyang to plan your China discovery tour!
Every day, there are more than 110 high speed trains running between Luoyang and other major cities of China, including Xian, Zhengzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Lanzhou and etc. It takes only half an hour to get to Zhengzhou from Luoyang, 1.5 hours to Xian, 4 hours to Beijing, 5.5 hours to Chengdu and Shanghai, and more destinations by high speed trains. The Luoyang Longmen Railway Station is the most important high speed train station serving Luoyang. It lies about 15 minutes’ driving distance (5 km) from Longmen Grottoes, 40 minutes’ driving distance of southwest White Horse Temple and 1.5 hours’ ride to Shaolin Temple.
Luoyang High Speed Rail Map
As a key stopover between Xian and Zhengzhou, Luoyang has high speed trains to lots of cities in China, including trains to Shenyang in the northeast, to Lanzhou in the northwest, to Chengdu, Chongqing in the southwest and Guangzhou Shenzhen in southeast China. Check the most popular Luoyang high speed train travels below to select your BEST one.
Railway Stations: Luoyang Longmen (洛阳龙门) - Xian North (西安北)
Distance: 387 km/240 miles
Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes ~ 1 hour 52 minutes
Tracing the starting of ancient Silk Road in two great ancient capital cities - Xian and Luoyang by the highly modernized high speed trains is convenient, popular as well as interesting. Currently, there are more than 50 daily high speed trains (G trains) and 1 D train running from Luoyang to Xian from 07:49am to 21:59pm. This east-west train journey takes just 1.5 ~ 2 hours for high speed trains while 4.5 ~5.5 hours for normal trains. After visiting Buddhist art in Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple - the first Buddhist Temple in China, Shaolin Temple and other cultural and historical sites in Luoyang, you can move on westward to another ancient capital - Xian to feel the authentic Chinese old city. So, it is a great experience to take several days’ Xian-Luoyang-Xian round trip.
Spectacular Terracotta Warriors in Xian
Railway Stations: Zhengzhou East/Zhengzhou (郑州东/郑州) - Luoyang Longmen (洛阳龙门)
Distance: 124 km/77 miles
Duration: 36 minutes ~ 46 minutes
After enjoying your Shaolin Temple Kung Fu tour and Mount Song hiking trip in Dengfeng, you can easily travel to neighboring Luoyang from Zhengzhou by high speed trains within one hour. Or you could travel in opposite route and then transfer from Zhengzhou (a crucial transportation hub in China) to other destinations in China.
In total, Zhengzhou delivers 56 daily G trains and 2 D trains to Luoyang from 07:10am to 21:16pm. All the high speed trains take less than 1 hour. If you want to pay a visit to Shaolin Temple of Dengfeng (located between Luoyang and Zhengzhou) from Luoyang and tend to leave for Zhengzhou after visiting, it will be more convenient to take a private car for your Luoyang-Dengfeng-Zhengzhou trip.
Dengfeng Shaolin Temple - Birthplace of Chinese Kung Fu
Railway Stations: Beijing West (北京西) - Luoyang Longmen (龙门)
Distance: 832 km/ 517 miles
Duration: 3 hours 26 minutes ~ 4 hours 17 minutes
The Beijing Luoyang tour is also a popular travel route for history fans, for the two cities both held as ancient capitals in old times. The high speed train travel takes only about 4 hours. If you travel China from south to north, it’s a good choice to take high speed train from Luoyang to Beijing after visiting Xian.
Beijing runs 10 G trains from Beijing West Railway Station to Luoyang Longmen Railway Station on a daily basis, from 06:20am to 16:00pm. The first G427 train (06:20-09:46) needs the shortest hours - less than 3.5 hours, while G655 (09:43 - 14:00) and G673 (14:35 - 18:52) trains takes the longest duration - more than 4 hours. If you travel from Beijing to Luoyang, you could pass by Shijiazhuang and Zhengzhou, and extend your trio to Xian, Mount Huashan and Lanzhou in northwest China.
Luoyang Longmen Grottoes - One of the Four Great Buddhist Grottoes in China
Railway Stations: Shanghai Hongqiao (上海虹桥) - Luoyang Longmen (洛阳)
Distance: 1,129 km/702 miles
Duration: 5 hours 16 minutes ~ 5 hours 52 minutes
Luoyang is highlight of high speed train travel from Shanghai to Xian or Xian to Shanghai. After seeing the marvelous skyscrapers and west and east cultural blend in Shanghai, you could take a 5.5 hours’ high speed train travel to Luoyang to seek more Chinese culture and history. In the great ancient capital, you can view fantastic Buddhist sculptures, murals and carvings in Longmen Grottoes, learn Buddhist developing history in White Horse Temple, enjoy Kung Fu in Shaolin Temple. To get to Luoyang from Shanghai, there are 5 daily high speed trains and 1 bullet train available. G1970 train is the first train departs from Shanghai at 06:10am and arrives in Luoyang at 11:48am, while G1936 (16:12am – 21:28) train leaves as the last, but takes the least time. The only bullet train D306 is an overnight train that starts from Shanghai Railway Station at 22:55 pm and stops at Luoyang at next morning, costing around 9 hours.
Based on the location of Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Railway, Luoyang is well connected with most tourist destinations in China, except the four most popular high speed train lines mentioned above. Travelers can take board high speed trains to Luoyang from Chengdu (5.5 ~ 6.5 hours), Chongqing (7.5 ~ 8.5 hours), Hangzhou (about 5.5 hours), Nanjing (3.5 ~ 4 hours), Guangzhou (7.5 hours), Lanzhou (5 hours), Wuhan, Hefei, Fuzhou, Shenyang, Dalian and more cities.
If you are interested in a China high speed train tour package from or to Luoyang, please select from our recommended Luoyang High Speed Tours, or just contact our travel experts, they will help you tailor make the itinerary and arrange the train ticket and accommodation quickly and professionally.
Luoyang Longmen Railway Station (address: Tongqu Road, Luolong District, Luoyang 洛阳市洛龙区通衢路) is the only high speed train station serving Luoyang. It is third biggest station on Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Railway after Zhengzhou East and Xian North Station. The station is located in the northwest of Longmen Grottoes, about 20 minutes’ driving distance; and lies in southwest of White Horse Temple, about 40 minutes’ driving. From Luoyang Longmen Railway Station, travelers can take high speed trains to Xian, Zhengzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, etc. Read more about Luoyang Transportation Guide >>
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