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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 position of previous start of Silk Road leave 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, and Jinan. Check the top popular high speed train routes of Luoyang to plan your China discovery tour!
Every day, there are more than 160 high speed trains running between Luoyang and other major cities in China, including Xian, Zhengzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Lanzhou, 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. Luoyang Longmen Railway Station is the most important high speed train station serving Luoyang. It lies about 5 km (15 minutes’ drive) from Longmen Grottoes and 55 km (1.5 hours’ drive) from 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 the southeast. 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 point 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.
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 over 70 daily G trains and 2 D trains to Luoyang. 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-Shaolin Temple-Zhengzhou trip.
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 are both held as ancient capitals in old times. The high speed train 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 about 10 G trains from Beijing West Railway Station to Luoyang Longmen Railway Station on a daily basis. If you travel from Beijing to Luoyang, you could pass by Shijiazhuang and Zhengzhou, and extend your trip to Xian, Mount Huashan and Lanzhou in northwest 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 a 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 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 over 10 daily high speed trains available.
Luoyang is well connected with most tourist destinations in China except for the four most popular high speed train lines mentioned above. Travelers can take 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 Longmen Railway Station >>
Usually, it takes 2 ~ 3 days to have a Luoyang tour. The highlights of Luoyang include Longmen Grottoes which is known as the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art, 1900-year-old White Horse Temple (also China's first Buddhist temple), 2000-year-old burial site - Tianzi Jialiu Museum and beautiful Luoyang Museum with a lot of history to tell. Of course, you can't miss a Kung Fu exploration in Shaolin Temple (in Dengfeng city) if you visit Luoyang. It is only 55 km (about 1.5 hours' drive) away from Luoyang City.
It's strongly recommended to extend your Luoyang tour to its attractive neighbors. After Shaolin Temple visit, you can spend 1 day exploring Zhengzhou or Kaifeng. If you are fond of nature, Mount Yuntai, Guoliang Village and Xiaolangdi Reservoir on Yellow River are recommended.
However, the best way to extend your Luoyang trip is starting a Xian Tour. Owning world-class treasures, Xian offers a lot to see and do. Taking a 1.5~2 hours high speed train, you can unveil an incredible experience of two old capital cities. It is quite popular to travel Beijing and Xian with Luoyang, because Luoyang is just located between them. Get inspired from our Xian Luoyang Tours now!√ 6 Days Ancient Xian & Henan Tour （Xian / Luoyang / Dengfeng / Zhengzhou）
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