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Xian and Luoyang, with short distance between them, are two old cities which both had been the capitals of China for 13 dynasties. There are lots of treasures well-preserved in the two cities, like famous life-size army of Terracotta Warriors and Longmen Grottoes which houses tens of thousands of statues of Shakyamuni Buddha and his disciples. For many travelers, especially for culture enthusiasts, Luoyang is a great extension of your Xian trip. Travel them together means an unbelievable trip to probe into China's rich history and culture. Here we offer the best transfer guide to help you travel from Xian to Luoyang smoothly and conveniently.
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Xian is a provincial capital located in the central Shaanxi province(陕西) and Luoyang is a prefecture -city located in northwestern Henan province (河南). Shaanxi and Henan are two adjacent provinces in central China. The distance between Xian and Luoyang is 380 km (236 miles)
Xian to Luoyang Travel Map
Taking a high speed train is most frequently chosen because it takes less time and allows you to enjoy the moving scenery out of the window. There are over 100 daily trains running from Xian to Luoyang, including high speed trains (bullet trains) and normal trains. From 7:00 to 20:58 usually, there are about 75 daily high speed trains running from Xian North Railway Station (西安北站) to Luoyang Longmen Railway Station (洛阳龙门站). It means that you can easily book a high speed train from Xian to Luoyang in every 5 ~ 10 minutes. The whole journey takes about 1.5 ~ 2 hours only. If you want a budget tour or prefer a night train, you choose a normal train which cost about 4.5 ~ 6.5 hours. Let's check the detailed Xian to Luoyang train schedule at below!
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
▶ Xian North Railway Station and Transfer
Location: Yuanshuo Road, Weiyang District, Xian (西安市未央区元朔路).
Xian North Railway Station is about 20 kilometers to Xian downtown and needs about 1 hour to get there by car. Metro Line 2 is available from this station, which can take you to the city center, the Bell Tower, etc. for about 30 minutes. To get to the Terracotta Warriors Scenic Spot, it usually needs about 1 hour. Besides, airport shuttle buses and local public buses are also available for your transfer. Learn more about Xian North Railway Station >
▶ Luoyang Longmen Railway Station and Transfer
Location: Tongqu Road, Luolong District, Luoyang (洛阳市洛龙区通衢路).
Luoyang Luomen Railway Station is the only station served for Xian Luoyang high speed trains. It is very close to Longmen Grottoes and needs only about 20 minutes by car. From this train station, you will need about 35-40 minutes by car to the White Horse Temple, about 15 minutes by car to the Luoyang downtown area, etc. Read more about Luoyang Longmen Railway Station>>
It is also available to take a long distance bus to Luoyang from Xian. Sanfuwan Bus Station (三府湾汽车站) and Xian Bus Station (西安汽车站) both operate daily air-conditioned long-distance buses to Luoyang city. The bus journey takes about 5 hours usually. If you want a driving journey with more private experience, you can rent a private car with driver or call a taxi. The driving between Xian and Luoyang takes around 4.5~5 hours.
|Departure Station||Departure Time||Frequency||Duration|
|Sanfuwan Bus Station||8:00 ~ 13:50||7||about 5 hours|
|Xian Bus Station||7:20~12:30||9||about 5 hours|
Currently, Luoyang is not equipped with metro lines and you need to transfer at least one time sometimes. It is strongly recommended to travel with China Discovery. Our local travel guide and driver will pick you up at the airport or train station as you arrive with an air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicle, and then escort you to your hotel or every attraction listed in your itinerary. Great freedom will be given to you when you need to stop for sightseeing and photograph if possible. You are sure to enjoy a comfortable, safe and efficient experience.
Far more than that, China Discovery is professional to provide high-quality customizable tour. Before your tour, our travel expert will comminute with you one to one and make an itinerary according your own interest, need and budget. Every detail – transfer, hotels, attractions, etc. will be arranged well for you and you just need to focus on sightseeing. Feel free to contact us to start your worry-free private tour now!
Mr. and Mrs. Walker visited Longmen Grottoes with China Discovery
Usually, a classic Xian Luoyang tour needs about 4 ~ 6 days. All the essences of the two cities can be covered.
You are suggested to spend 2 ~ 4 days visiting the landmarks of Xian, including world-famous manmade wonder – Terracotta Warriors, magnificent Xian Ancient City Wall, informative Shaanxi History Museum, lively Muslim Quarter, etc. If your time allows, it also recommended to spend 1 more day hiking Mount Huashan, especially for outdoor enthusiasts.
To explore the cultural highlights of Luoyang, 2 ~ 3 days is needed. Best highlights of Luoyang include Longmen Grottoes which is known as the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art, 1900-year-old White Horse Pagoda (also China's first Buddhist temple), 2000-year-old burial site – Tianzi Jialiu Museum and beautiful Guanlin Temple with a lot of history to tell. Of course, you can't miss a Kung Fung exploration in Shaolin Temple (in Dengfeng city) if you visit Luoyang. It is only 60 km (about 1.5 hours' drive) away from Luoyang city. If you have more time, it is a good idea to extend your Luoyang tour to other destinations in Henan, like Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Mount Yuntai, etc.
Xian Terracotta Warriors
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