Luoyan is one of China's Four Greatest Ancient Capital Cities together with Beijing, Xian and Nanjing. As the prosperous capital of 13 dynasties, it is well-cherished with many historical sites and cultural relics. Longmen Grottoes which shows the Buddhist grottoes art is the premier sight of Luoyang. Besides, you can explore the origin of Chinese Buddhism in White Horse Temple, get an educational trip in Luoyang's various informative museums or enjoy numerous colorful peony flowers during Luoyang Peony Culture Festival. It is available to get to Luoyang by several international flights, some domestic flights and some high speed trains. Some travelers prefer firstly get to the provincial capital of Henan - Zhengzhou which can be reached easily and then travel to Luoyang. Check our transfer guide to plan a better Luoyang Zhengzhou tour.√ 5 Days Henan Cultural Tour（（Zhengzhou / Kaifeng / Dengfeng / Luoyang）
Zhengzhou is located in central downstream of the Yellow River and central Henan Province while Luoyang is located in confluence area of Luo River and Yellow River in the western part of Henan Province. The distance between Zhengzhou downtown and Luoyang downtown is 145 kilometers (90 miles). It is accessible to travel between them by driving and by train (including high speed train and normal train).
Zhengzhou to Luoyang Travel Map
Because of the short distance between Zhengzhou and Luoyang, it is a nice choice to travel from Zhengzhou to Luoyang by private driving, and the most important thing is that you will get the freedom to have a visit to Shaolin Temple on the way. Shaolin Temple, where Shaolin Kung Fu was born, is just located between Zhengzhou and Luoyang. Usually, it needs about 2.5 hours' drive directly from Zhengzhou to Luoyang and about 3 hours 20 minutes' drive from Zhengzhou to Luoyang via Shaolin Temple. Booking a tour with China Discovery, we will provide you with private transfer service. Our local travel guide and driver will pick you up at the airport or train station of Zhengzhou with an air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicle, and then escort you to your hotel or attractions on the way. You are sure to enjoy a comfortable, safe and efficient experience.
Far more than that, China Discovery is professional to provide high-quality customizable Luoyang tour. Before your tour, our travel expert will communicate 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
If you want to travel from Zhengzhou to Luoyang directly, it is also convenient to take a train. There are over 120 trains running from Zhengzhou to Luoyang, including about 70 high speed trains and about 50 normal trains. From 6:50 to 21:50, Zhengzhou Railway Station and Zhengzhou East Railway Station operates one high speed train to Luoyang Longmen Railway Station almost in every 10 ~ 20 minutes. The fastest train cost only 36 minutes. For travelers who want a budget trip, you can choose a normal train, which take around 1.5 ~ 2 hours. Most of the normal trains run from Zhengzhou Railway Station to Luoyang Railway Station.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
▶ 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.
Zhengzhou East Railway Station is a high speed train station serving Zhengzhou. It is about 15 km (30 minutes' drive) to the downtown area, about 34 km (40 minutes' drive) to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, about 100 km (2.5 hours' drive) to Shaolin Temple. You can easily take a public bus and metro (Line 1) or call a taxi to the station.
▶ 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.
Zhengzhou Railway Station serves both high speed trains and normal trains. It is 4 km (about 15 minutes' drive) to the downtown area, 37 km (about 50 minutes' drive) to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, and 100 km (about 2 hours' ride) to Shaolin Temple. Public bus and metro Line 1 are available to take you from Zhengzhou Railway Station to downtown easily.
▶ Longyang Longmen Railway Stations (洛阳龙门站)
Address: Tongqu Road, Luolong District, Luoyang (洛阳市洛龙区通衢路).
Luoyang Longmen Railway Station 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.
▶ Luoyang Railway Station (洛阳站)
Address: NO.1 Daonan Road, Xigong District, Luoyang City (河南省洛阳市西工区道南路1号).
Luoyang Railway Station only operates normal trains. It is located in the downtown area, about 20 km (35 minutes' drive) from Longmen Grottoes, 9.5 km (30 minutes' drive) from Luoyang Beijiao Airport.
There are about 35 daily long-distance buses running from Zhengzhou to Luoyang as well. Most buses depart from Zhengzhou North Bus Station to Luoyang Bus Station and some also run from Zhengzhou Railway Station to Luoyang Longmen Bus Station. The whole bus trip takes about 2.5 ~ 3 hours. If you want a drive journey with more private experience, we suggest you rent a private car with driver or call a taxi.
Usually, a classic Zhengzhou Luoyang tour needs 3 ~ 4 days. One day is enough to reach Zhengzhou and enjoy the highlights of city area, including delving into Henan's fascinating past at Henan Museum and viewing the mighty Yellow River in Yellow River Scenic Area. On the next day, start an incredible Kung Fu trip to Shaolin Temple and drive to Luoyang via 1900-year-old White Horse Temple (in Luoyang), China's first Buddhist Temple.
2 ~ 3 days is needed to explore Luoyang's other culture essence, such as Longmen Grottoes which is known as the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art, 2,000-year-old burial site – Tianzi Jialiu Museum, educational Luoyang Museum with a lot of history to tell. If you have more time, it is a good idea to extend your Luoyang tour to other destinations in Henan, like Kaifeng, Mount Yuntai, Guoliang Village, etc.
Top 3 Zhengzhou Luoyang tours chosen by most customers to explore Zhengzhou Luoyang in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.
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