Zhengzhou in central Henan has always been a national railway traffic hub, which is known as “the Heart of China Railway” Currently, Zhengzhou has 5 train stations already in use, including Zhengzhou Railway Station, Zhengzhou East Railway Station, Zhengzhou Xinzheng Airport Railway Station, Zhengzhou West Railway Station and Nanyangzhai Railway Station. The former two stations are frequently-used for travelers to/off Zhengzhou. If you want to visit Longmen Grottoes from Zhengzhou, you can take half an hour high speed train from Zhengzhou East Railway Station. For travelers intending to visit Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, you can take a direct bus from bus station near Zhengzhou Railway Station. In the future, Zhengzhou will build Zhengzhou South Railway Station and more railway stations to facilitate local traffic and tourism. (Zhengzhou North Railway Station merely handles cargo transport.)
Check the following detailed guide of Zhengzhou Railway Stations to plan and prepare your train travel to and around Zhengzhou.
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Zhengzhou Railway Station is one of the major railway stations in Zhengzhou. It is a comprehensive transportation hub operating high speed train, normal trains and intercity trains. Built in 1904 during Qing Dynasty, the station has got two times extension. Now, it covers an area of 400,000 square meters, with two entrance (East and West Entrances), 7 platforms and 13 rail tracks.
Address: No.82, Erma Road, Erqi District, Zhengzhou City 郑州市二七区二马路82号
Distance: about 4 km/15 minutes’ driving to the downtown area; 37 km/40-50 minutes’ driving to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport; only 2 km/10 minutes’ driving to Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station(郑州长途汽车中心站); around 12 km/ 30 minutes’ driving to Zhengzhou East Railway Station; about 140 km/2 hours’ driving to Luoyang Longmen Grottoes; nearly 100 km/2 hours’ ride to Shaolin Temple; 94 km/1 hour 20 minutes’ driving to Yuntai Mountain (Jiaozuo).
Zhengzhou Railway Station has well-developed public transport network, offering many city bus lines, one subway (Zhengzhou Metro Line 1) and taxis for you to transfer. Public transport is budget for independent travelers, but is time-consuming and complicated for first-time visitors, so it’s suggested to take a taxi or private transfer for the newcomers. The biggest advantage is its short distance to Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station next to its East Square. The bus station launches direct bus to Shaolin Temple and Luoyang within a few hours, and buses to Anyang, Jiaozuo, Pingdingshan, Xian and other surrounding cities.
Zhengzhou Railway Station - Zhengzhou City Center: about 4 km/ within 20 minutes by taxi or by subway (take hengzhou Metro Line 1Z to Erqi Square Station 二七广场站)
Zhengzhou Railway Station - Luoyang Longmen Grottoes: about 2 hours by private car; nearly 3.5 hours by public traffic (15 minutes’ driving from Zhengzhou Railway Station-Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station+3 hours’ bus ride to Luoyang Bus Station+15 minutes’ driving to Longmen Grottoes from bus station)
Zhengzhou Railway Station - Shaolin Temple: about 2 hours by private car; nearly 3 hours by public transfers (15 minutes’ driving to Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station+ 2.5 hours’ bus ride to Shaolin Temple)
Zhengzhou Railway Station - Yuntai Mountain(Jiaozuo): about 1.5 hours by private car; about 3.5 hours by public traffic (15 minutes’ driving to Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station+2 hours’ bus ride to Jiaozuo+1 hours’ driving to Yuntai Mountain)
Zhengzhou Railway Station serves both traditional railways and high speed railways, such as the Lanzhou-Lianyungang Railway (also called Longhai Railway), Beijing-Guangzhou Railway, Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Railway, Xuzhou-Lanzhou High Speed Railway and three intercity high speed railways between Zhengzhou and Kaifeng, Jiaozuo and Zhengzhou Xinzheng Airport. It receives and departs nearly all normal trains to/off Zhengzhou and handles some high speed trains as well.
Zhengzhou Railway Station Major Train Routes:
|Route||Train Type||Train||Frequency (per day)||Timetable||Duration|
|Zhengzhou Station→Luoyang Longmen Station||high speed train||G train||over 10 trains||08:00-20:30||40 minutes|
|Zhengzhou Station→Luoyang Station||normal train||Z/T/K train||over 40 trains||00:00-23:30||1.5 hours|
|Beijing Station/Beijing West Station→Zhengzhou Station||normal train||Z/T/K train||over 25 trains||05:30-22:30||6-9.5 hours|
|Shanghai Station→Zhengzhou Station||normal train||Z/T/K train||over 15 trains||09:00-21:00||9-13.5 hours|
|Xian North Station→Zhengzhou Station||high speed train||G train||over 10 trains||07:00-15:30||about 2 hours|
|Xian Station→Zhengzhou Station||normal train||Z/T/K train||over 35 trains||00:40-23:40||6-8 hours|
|Guangzhou South Station→Zhengzhou Station||high speed train||G train||over 8 trains||07:00-14:00||6-6.5 hours|
Note: The train schedules are subject to adjustment in each season. For updated train information and more available trains, please contact us.
Zhengzhou East Railway Station, put into operation in 2012, is the biggest train station and the most important high speed train station in Zhengzhou which runs all high speed trains to/off Zhengzhou. Covering an area of over 412,000 square meters, the station has 16 platforms and 32 rail tracks.
Address: No.199, Xinyi Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou City 郑州市金水区心怡路199号
Distance: about 15 km/30 minutes’ driving to the downtown area; about 34 km/40 minutes’ driving to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport; about 150 km/2 hours’ driving to Luoyang Longmen Grottoes; about 100 km/2.5 hours’ driving to Shaolin Temple; 100 km/1.5 hours’ driving to Yuntai Mountain in Jiaozuo
Zhengzhou East Railway Station lies near the East Third Ring Road of Zhengzhou, also offering convenient taxi service, many city bus lines and two subways (Zhengzhou Metro Line 1 and Line 5). Besides, in the East Square, you can find Zhengzhou Bus Station (often called Zhengzhou High Speed Rail Hub Station 郑州高铁枢纽站) which has bus to Kaifeng, Jiaozuo, Shangqiu, Zhoukou and more cities in Eastern Henan.
Zhengzhou East Railway Station - Downtown: about 30 minutes by taxi and by subway (take Zhengzhou Metro Line 1 to Erqi Square Station 二七广场站)
Zhengzhou East Railway Station - Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport: about 50 minutes by taxi, 17 minutes by intercity train (the fastest and most convenient) and 1 hour by airport shuttle bus
Tips: The airport shuttle bus depart from Zone A, 1F, West Square of Zhengzhou East Railway Station to the airport, between 9:30 and 19:30 at every half an hour.
Zhengzhou East Railway Station - Luoyang Longmen Grottoes: 2 hours by private car; about 1 hour by public traffic (40-50 minutes by high speed train+15 minutes’ driving from Luoyang Longmen Railway Station to Longmen Grottoes)
Zhengzhou East Railway Station - Shaolin Temple: 2 hours by private car; almost 3 hours by public traffic (30 minutes’ taxi to Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station+2.5 hours’ bus ride to Shaolin Temple)
Zhengzhou East Railway Station - Yuntai Mountain: 1.5 hours by private car; 2 hours by public transportation (1 hour's train to Jiaozuo Railway Station+1 hour's driving to Yuntai Mountain)
Zhengzhou East Railway Station is an intermediate rail station on Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Railway and Xuzhou-Lanzhou High Speed Railway, and the departure station of Zhengzhou-Kaifeng Intercity High Speed Railway and Zhengzhou-Xinzheng Airport Intercity Railway. Thus, you can take high speed train to Zhengzhou East Railway Station from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, and transfer to Zhengzhou Airport, Luoyang, Kaifeng by the fast intercity trains.
Zhengzhou East Railway Station Major Train Routes:
|Route||Train Type||Train||Frequency (per day)||Timetable||Duration|
|Beijing West Station→Zhengzhou East Station||high speed train||G train||over 60 trains||06:30-19:30||2.5-3.5 hours|
|Shanghai Hongqiao Station→Zhengzhou East Station||high speed train||G train||over 15 trains||06:00-19:30||4-5 hours|
|Shanghai Station→Zhengzhou East Station||bullet train||overnight D train||2 trains||about 23:30||about 8.5 hours|
|Xian North Station→Zhengzhou East Station||high speed train||G train||over 80 trains||06:30-21:00||2-2.5 hours|
|Guangzhou South Station→Zhengzhou East Station||high speed train||G train||over 20 trains||06:30-16:30||5.5-7 hours|
|Qufu East Station→Zhengzhou East Station||high speed train||G train||over 5 trains||07:30-17:30||3-3.5 hours|
|Zhengzhou East Station→Luoyang Longmen Station||high speed train||G train||over 60 trains||06:30-21:30||about 40 minutes|
|Zhengzhou East Station→Jiaozuo Station||intercity high speed train||C & G train||2 trains||09:30/18:00||1 hour|
|Zhengzhou East Station→Kaifeng Station||high speed train||G train||over 25 trains||08:00-21:00||20 minutes|
Note: You are free to contact us to get more high speed trains of Zhengzhou East Railway Station and detailed train information of each route.
Apart from the two often-used railway station mentioned, there are three more railway stations in Zhengzhou, including Zhengzhou Xinzheng Airport Railway Station, Zhengzhou West Railway Station and Zhengzhou Nanyangzhai Railway Station. From the airport station, you can take intercity fast trains to Zhengzhou East Railway Station, Zhengzhou Railway Station (25 minutes), Zhengzhou East Railway Station (17 minutes), Jiaozuo and Kaifeng (about 1 hour).
Zhengzhou Xinzheng Airport Railway Station is an intercity high speed rail station located in the GTC (Ground Transfer Center) of Terminal 2, Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport. Waiting hall is on the first floor underground and the departing area lies on the second floor underground. There are subways, airport shuttle bus, taxi, city bus and intercity trains you can take to transfer to downtown and connected cities. The intercity trains are the fastest and most recommended way to get from the airport to Zhengzhou Railway Station and Zhengzhou East Railway Station.
Address: GTC, Terminal 2, Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, Yingbin Avenue, Airport Economy Zone, Zhengzhou City 郑州市航空港区迎宾大道郑州新郑机场T2航站楼GTC换乘中心
Distance: about 40 km/40-50 minutes’ driving to city center; about 37 km/45 minutes to Zhengzhou Railway Station by taxi; about 35 km/40 minutes’ driving to Zhengzhou East Railway Station; about 155 km, about 2 hours by private driving to Luoyang Longmen Grottoes; about 100 km, 2 hours by private driving to Shaolin Temple.
Major Train Routes of Zhengzhou Xinzheng Airport Railway Station
|Route||Train Type||Frequency (per day)||Timetable||Duration|
|To Zhengzhou Railway Station||intercity high speed train||4 trains||09:30-22:00||about 25 minutes|
|To Zhengzhou East Railway Station||intercity high speed train||over 10 trains||10:00-21:30||17 minutes|
|To Songchenglu Railway Station (Kaifeng)||intercity high speed train||2 trains||10:00/16:00||about 1 hour|
|To Jiaozuo Railway Station||intercity high speed train||about 2 trains||09:30/12:00||about 1 hour|
Zhengzhou West Railway Station is a small high speed train station in Zhengzhou which mainly serves trains on Xuzhou-Lanzhou High Speed Railway. It was officially put into operation in 2015 and has just 2 platforms and 4 rail tracks. Though you can take high speed trains to this station from Beijing, Xian, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing and most major Chinese cities, it’s less used for its remote location and inconvenient transport to downtown and main attractions nearby.
Address: South of intersection of Zhongyuan West Road and Yingze Avenue, Yulong Town, Xingyang City, west suburb of Zhengzhou City河南省荥阳市豫龙镇中原西路与荥泽大道交叉口
Distance: about 20 km/40 minutes’ driving to downtown Zhengzhou; 60 km/ 1 hour’s driving to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport; nearly 100 km/2 hours’ private driving to Luoyang Longmen Grottoes; about 80 km/2 hours’ driving to Shaolin Temple
|Route||Train Type||Timetable||Duration||Frequency (per day)|
|Beijing West Railway Station → Zhengzhou West Railway Station||high speed train (G train)||08:00/12:00||about 4 hours||2 trains|
|Xian North Railway Station → Zhengzhou West Railway Station||high speed train (G train)||07:30-19:30||2-2.5 hours||over 10 trains|
|Wuhai Railway Station → Zhengzhou West Railway Station||ihigh speed train (G train)||11:30-17:30||3 hours||3 trains|
|Zhengzhou West Station → Jiaozuo Railway Station||intercity high speed train (C train)||about 2 trains||09:30/12:00||about 1 hour|
Nanyangzhai Railway Station is a railway station on Zhengzhou-Jiaozuo Intercity Railway and Beijing-Guangzhou Railway. It’s not big and only has 2 platforms and 6 rail tracks. The station just handles a few intercity trains between Jiaozuo and Zhengzhou Railway Station and Zhengzhou Xinzheng Airport Railway Station. Except the locals, almost no tourists use this train station for arrival and transfer.
Address: Tiedong Road, Liuzhai Street, Huiji District, Northwest Suburb of Zhengzhou City 河南省郑州市惠济区刘寨街道铁东路
Distance: about 10 km/ 25 minutes’ driving to the downtown area; 45 km/ 50 minutes’ driving to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport; 125 km/2 hours’ driving to Luoyang Longmen Grottoes and 100 km/2 hours’ driving to Shaolin Temple
How to Get to Zhengzhou: You can take direct both domestic and international flight to Zhengzhou and take high speed train from Luoyang, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, etc.
Best Time to Visit Zhengzhou: April to May and September to November are best time when temperature is moderate, weather is good with beautiful nature scenery.
Top Attractions to Visit in Zhengzhou: Shaolin Temple, Mount Song, Henan Museum, Henan Geological Museum and Yellow River Scenic Area …
With convenient flight and train network, Zhengzhou is more used as a transport hub in Henan. Usually, tourists make a Shaolin Temple day tour via Zhengzhou, visit the Pagoda Forest and main temple architectures and closely watch a wonderful Shaolin Kung Fu show in a leisured pace or leave half day for a Mount Song hiking trip. (If you and your kids are interested in long-term Chinese Kung Fu training class near Shaolin Temple, you can contact us to get the best recommendations.) Luoyang is another hotspot on a Henan tour bucket list. One day is suitable for visiting the top two sites, the Longmen Grottoes - a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and the World’s biggest Buddhist cave treasury with thousands of stone carvings, and China’s first Buddhist temple - White Horse Temple. In early days of April and early May, tourists have chance to enjoy an eye-pleasing blossom of Peony Festival in Luoyang.
As one of the cradles of Chinese Civilization, Henan retains many profound cultural heritages and natural spectacles. If time and personal interests allow, you may visit more wonderful places, such as Yuntai Mountain with stunning canyon landscape of Taihang Mountain, ancient capital of Kaifeng, miraculous Guoliang Village on the sheer cliff, Yin Dynasty Ruins with interesting Oracle Bone Inscriptions, etc. Beyond Henan, China presents its diverse culture, history and city charm in different regions, and Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu are top destinations to travel with Henan.
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