How to Get from Beijing to Zhengzhou: By Flight or Train?

After realizing your China Great Wall hiking tour in Beijing, it’s very convenient and easy to explore other marvelous destinations in North China. For Chinese Kung Fu fans, Shaolin Temple in Zhengzhou is the must-visit holy site where you can catch a glimpse of Chinese Martial Arts and profound Buddhist Zen culture, and even take part in a Kung Fu class to physically experience Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu. How to get from Beijing to Zhengzhou efficiently? And what else places can be toured together?Read on to find the perfect transportation to plan your Beijing Zhengzhou tour.

How Far is Zhengzhou from Beijing? - Beijing to Zhengzhou Distance

Beijing Location: Beijing, the capital city of China, lies in North China and borders Tianjin in the east and Hebei Province in other sides.

Zhengzhou Location: Zhengzhou, the capital and the biggest city of Henan Province, is located in downstream of the Yellow River, central Henan and the hinterland of Chinas’ Central Plains.

Distance from Beijing to Zhengzhou: Beijing is situated in the northeast of Zhengzhou with an estimated driving distance of about 700 km, nearly 7.5 hours by driving.

Currently, tourists can choose to take a flight or a train from Beijing to Zhengzhou based on your own itinerary and budget. Below are useful transportation details you can compare to find out the most suitable way to travel from Beijing to Zhengzhou.

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Option 1: Get from Beijing to Zhengzhou by Flight

Flight Time: about 2 hours

Frequency: 3 non-stop flights per day

From & To: Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) → Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO)

Air travel is the fastest way to get from Beijing to Zhengzhou, which offers you breathtaking aerial view and luggage-free trip. Currently, there are 3 direct flights flying from Beijing to Zhengzhou every day. All flights are from Air China. One departs from Beijing in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening and all land in Terminal 2 of Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport. A single one-way flight takes approximately 2 hours only.

Useful Links:

>> Beijing to Zhengzhou Flight Schedule (Real-time)
>> More Domestic & International Flights to Zhengzhou

Beijing to Zhengzhou Direct Flight Schedules:

Flight No. Departure Airport Arrival Airport Departure & Arrival Time Duration
Flight CA1391 Beijing Capital International Airport (T3) Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport 09:15-11:10 about 2 hours
Flight CA8383 Beijing Daxing International Airport (T3) Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport 13:10-15:05 about 2 hours
Flight CA1331 Beijing Capital International Airport (T3) Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport 21:10-23:05 about 2 hours

Note: The above flight schedules is listed for reference only and is subject to seasonal adjustment by the airline accompanies. You can contact us to get updated and detailed flight information.

Transfer from Zhengzhou Airport to Nearby Attractions/Destinations

After arrival in Zhengzhou Airport, you can transfer to Zhengzhou East Railway Station to take high speed train to Luoyang, Jiaozuo, Kaifeng and other cities in Henan, or take fast intercity train to Zhengzhou Railway Station to take a bus to Shaolin Temple from nearby bus station, or take a taxi, airport shuttle bus to downtown area directly.

Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport

Address: Yingbin Avenue, Airport Economy Zone, Zhengzhou City, Henna Province, China 河南省郑州市航空港区迎宾大道; about 40 km from downtown; about 155 km from Luoyang Longmen Grottoes; about 100 km from Dengfeng Shaolin Temple

  • Zhengzhou Airport - City Center: about 40 km, 40-50 minutes by taxi
  • Zhengzhou Airport - Zhengzhou Railway Station: about 37 km, 45 minutes by driving, 25 minutes by intercity train
  • Zhengzhou Airport - Zhengzhou East Railway Station: about 35 km, 17 minutes by intercity train
  • Zhengzhou Airport - Luoyang Longmen Grottoes: about 155 km, about 2 hours by private driving
  • Zhengzheng Airport - Shaolin Temple (Dengfeng): about 100 km, 2 hours by private driving
  • Zhengzhou Airport - Yuntai Mountain (Jiaozuo): about 130 km, 1.5 hours by car
  • Zhengzhou Airport - Millennium City Park (Kaifeng): about 70 km, 1.5 hours by car
  • Option 2: Get from Beijing to Zhengzhou by Train

    Train travel has become increasingly popular in China in recent years. Every day, Beijing sends up to 100 trains to Zhengzhou, including super-fast high speed trains and normal trains.

    Beijing to Zhengzhou by High Speed Train

    Train Time: 2.5 hours – 3.5 hours

    Frequency: about 70 trains per day

    From & To: Beijing West Railway Station 北京西站 → Zhengzhou East Railway Station 郑州东站

    Running Speed: 300 km/h -350 km/h (Fuxing Train)

    Each day, there are around 70 high speed bullet trains departing from Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing to Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou. The shortest train ride takes just 2.5 hours. The trains are scheduled between 06:30 and 20:30, and all arrives within the same day. So you have plenty of choice.

    Transfer Advice: From Zhengzhou East Railway Station, you can take fast intercity train to Zhengzhou Airport (about 17 minutes) and high speed train to Luoyang Longmen Railway Station (about 40-50 minutes). Travel with China Discovery, you can enjoy private pick-up service from the airport and be escorted to Shaolin Temple directly within 2 hours’ driving.

    Beijing West Railway Station 北京西站

    Address: No.118, East Lianhuachi Road, Fengtai District, Western Beijing 北京市丰台区莲花池东路118号

    Distance: about 15 minutes’ driving to city center (Tian’anmen Square); about 1 hour’s driving (40 km) to Beijing Capital Airport, about 25 mins’ ride (12 km) to Palace Museum; about 1.5 hours’ driving (80 km) to Mutianyu Great Wall

    Zhengzhou East Railway Station 郑州东站

    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

    Useful Links:

    >> Beijing West Railway Station Location and Transportation
    >> Zhengzhou East Railway Station Location and Transportation

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    Below is the Real-time Beijing to Zhengzhou High Speed Train Timetable:

    Referential Currency: RMB=1USD
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    • Seat Type / USD Price / Availability

    Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.

    Beijing to Zhengzhou by Normal Train

    Train Time: about 6 hours - 11 hours

    Frequency: about 30 trains per day

    From & To: Beijing West Railway Station 北京西站/Beijing Railway Station 北京站 → Zhengzhou Railway Station 郑州站

    Running Speed: 120 km/h

    Meanwhile, there are about 30 normal trains running from Beijing to Zhengzhou per day. The train time is 2 times longer than the high speed train. Some trains arrive on the same day and a few are overnight trains getting to Zhengzhou the next morning. Besides the different of speed, duration and ticket, facilities on the normal train are simple and basic, not as advanced and comfortable on the high speed train. Thus, the normal train is not recommended for travelers.

    Beijing Railway Station 北京站

    Address: No.13, Maojiawan Hutong Jia, Dongcheng District, Southeast Beijing (北京市东城区毛家湾胡同甲13号)

    Distance: about 1 hour’s driving (35 km) to Beijing Capital International Airport; about 20 mins’ driving (5 km) to the Palace Museum & 15 mins (4.5 km) to Tiananmen Square; about 1.5 hours’ driving (70 km) to Mutianyu Great Wall

    Zhengzhou Railway Station 郑州站

    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); 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).

    Transfer Tips: Zhengzhou Railway Station is very close to Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station (郑州长途汽车中心站), which dispatches direct bus to Shaolin Temple (about 2.5 hours). Also, you can take intercity train from Zhengzhou Railway Station to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (about 30 minutes); Zhengzhou East Railway Station (about 15 minutes), Kaifeng (about 20 minutes) and Jiaozuo (about 40 minutes).

    China Train Travel Tips

    Class of Ticket

    On the high speed train from Beijing to Zhengzhou, you can choose form a First Class Seat, a Second Class Seat or Business Class Seat. While, there are three types offered on the normal train, including Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat. Check All Types of Seats on China Train >>

    Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel

    Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or via a ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. Remember to book ticket as early as possible and check the train number, departure date and station after collecting it. You can bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments and cancellation Check How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets >>

    Board & Get off

    1) Prepare your valid passport with China Visa; 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect your train ticket; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off. Check How to Board & Disembark a Train >>

    Baggage Allowance

    China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking a flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each train passenger is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Check Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train >>

    Facilities and Service

    All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. You can put your luggage on the rack and luggage storage areas. The rain also has air-conditioner, power socket, dining car, hot water and many considerate facilities. Normal trains just provide simple equipment. Check All Facilities & Service on China Train >>

    How to Plan a Beijing Zhengzhou Tour

    A Beijing Zhengzhou tour usually made together with Xian and Luoyang, and generally takes 8 to 12 days (excluding the arrival day) with some wonderful destinations between and nearby them, such as Datong and Pingyao.

    First, spend 3 days in Beijing, hike the world-famous Great Wall of China, visit Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Beijing Hutongs and other landmark to capture Chinese imperial culture and history in Beijing. Next, take 4 hours’ high speed train to Luoyang, spend 1 day visiting Longmen Grottoes - China’s biggest Buddhist cave with thousands of Buddhist statues of Northern Wei, Sui and Tang Dynasties and White Horse Temple - the oldest Buddhist temple in China.

    And then, take 1.5 hours’ driving from Luoyang to Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, southwest of Zhengzhou. In this holy birthplace of Chinese Kung Fu, you will see gorgeous Buddhist architectures, watch a Shaolin Kung Fu show and even join in a short Kung Fu class to learn some basic styles. Tourists often go back to Luoyang or Zhengzhou to catch a high speed train to Xian. Leave 2 days for exploring ancient Xian, witness the large-scale ancient Terracotta Army, walk on the Ancient City Wall, sample diverse local snacks and dishes in Muslim Quarter, etc.

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