Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Train

As the capitals of two neighboring provinces (Henan Province and Shaanxi Province), Zhengzhou and Xian are two popular tourist cities as well as travel base for the nearby destinations. Traveling Zhengzhou and Xian together, you are able to explore Chinese Kung Fu and mysterious Terracotta Warriors. Taking about 2 hours’ high speed train is the most convenient way to transfer between Zhengzhou and Xian.

Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Railway, also known as Zhengxi Passenger Line, is about 523km (323 miles) long. There are about 70 high speed trains running from Zhengzhou to Xian and vice versa. Not only connecting Zhengzhou and Xian, this high speed railway also passes through old capital city Luoyang and famous Mount Hua. Check the detailed Zhengzhou High Speed Train Route Map:

Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Rail Map

Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Rail Map

Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Train Schedules

● Zhengzhou to Xian

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Zhengzhou East / Zhengzhou Xian North over 75 about 07:10-21:35 about 2-3 hours

● Xian to Zhengzhou

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Xian North Zhengzhou East / Zhengzhou over 75 about 06:25-21:00 about 2-3 hours

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Other Recommended Sections on Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Railway

Starting from Zhengzhou East Railway Station or Zhengzhou Railway Station to Xian North Railway Station, the high speed trains may stop at 1 ~ 6 midway railway stations. Among them, Huashan North Railway Station and Luoyang Longmen Railway Station are the most popular ones. Please check the train time schedule of each one popular railway section:

From - To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration
Zhengzhou – Luoyang about 60 G trans and D trains about 07:10-21:20 about 30-46 minutes
Zhengzhou - Huashan over 35 G trains and D trains about 07:20-20:10 about 1.5-2 hours
Xian - Huashan over 45 G trains and D trains about 06:30-20:00 about 30-69 minutes
Xian - Luoyang over 50 trains and D trains about 07:00-21:10 about 1.5-2 hour

Please Note: This information of time and duration might changes slightly, be free to contact us for the up-to-date schedule.

What to See along Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Railway

Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Railway is not long, but it offers many things to make your journey delightful and meaningful. You get an opportunity to admire the cultural treasures in China’s two old capital cities for 13 dynasties, namely Xian and Luoyang. Moreover, you can visit the original place of Chinese Civilization – Mount Hua and the original palace of Chinese Kung Fu - Shaolin Temple. Let’s see the highlights in some of the top hottest destinations as below.


The provincial Henan capital Zhengzhou is also one of China’s eight ancient capitals located near the Yellow River. The highlight of Zhengzhou City is be Henan Museum - one of the oldest and largest museums. There is a collection of 130,000 pieces of relics cherished in the museum, from which you can explore the old history through the age. Visiting Zhengzhou, you can’t miss Shaolin Temple, the legendary institution where Chinese Kung Fu was born. The main area in Shaolin Temple covers various halls dedicated to the statues of Buddha, Pagoda Forest, peaks and caves. Shaolin Kung Fu show in Shaolin Temple is also exciting and you can watch the real Chinese Kung Fu.

Shaolin Temple

Zhengzhou Shaolin Temple

Useful links:

Popular Zhengzhou Tour Packages | Top Zhengzhou Things to Do

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Zhengzhou East Railway Station

Address: Xinyi Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou (郑州市金水区心怡路 郑州东站); driving about 18km to the downtown about 120km to Shaolin Temple.

Transportation: It is available to get to/from Zhengzhou East Railway Station by public bus as well as metro Line 1 and metro Line 2. Take metro Line 1 and you can reach Erqi Memorial Tower and Yellow River Scenic Area. It needs 30 minutes’ driving to Henan Museum and 1.5~2 hours’ driving to Shaolin Temple.

Note: Most of the high speed trains to Xian from Zhengzhou are operated by Zhengzhou East Railway Station.

Zhengzhou Railway Station

Address: No. 82, Erma Road, Erqi District, Zhengzhou (郑州二七区二马路82号) in the downtown area, about 35km to Yellow River Scenic Area and 90km to Shaolin Temple.

Transportation: Metro Line 1 and several public buses are accessible to take you to Erqi Memorial Tower. You can reach Yellow River Scenic Area from Zhengzhou Railway Station by sightseeing bus No. 16. Driving to Shaolin Temple takes about 1.5 hours usually.


Luoyang, located in western Henan Province, was one of China’s four capital cities together with Xian, Beijing and Nanjing. As one of the main cradle of Chinese Civilization, Luoyang enjoys numerous historical and cultural relics. One of the most attractive sites is the incredible Longmen Grottoes. Carrying over 1,500 years, Longmen Grottoes constitute one of China’s precious surviving masterpieces of Buddhist rock carving. You can appreciate the Buddhist art by visiting the major caves, including Guyang Cave, Fengxian Temple, Bingyang Caves, etc. White Horse Temple is also another top attraction in Luoyang for travelers. With a history of over 1,900 years, White Horse Temple is the first surviving Buddhist Temple in China. Spending at least 2 hours there, you can have a nice time.

Luoyang Longmen Grottoes

Luoyang Longmen Grottoes

Useful links:

Luoyang Travel Guide | Popular Luoyang Tour Packages |

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Luoyang Longmen Railway Station

Address: Intersection of Tongqu Road and Xingluo East Street South, Zhengzhou (洛阳市洛龙区通衢路与兴洛东街交叉口南 洛阳龙门站); about 10km to the city center, about 10km to Longmen Grottoes and about 30km to White Horse Temple.

Transportation: Several Public buses can take you from Luoyang Longmen Railway Station to Xigong District or Longmen Grottoes. The whole bus trip takes about 1 hour. Driving is the best way travel to White Horse Temple from Luoyang Longmen Railway Station. It takes about 40 minutes.


Mount Hua, also called Huashan, is famous for its dangerous hiking routes. Hiking in Huashan always takes 1 ~ 2 days. The accommodation on the mountain is not good, so you are suggested spend 1 day on Huashan hiking. Firstly, take the cableway from East Gate to North Peak. When the cableway goes up, you can admire the wonderful scenery of mountain. Upon arrival, turn to East Park and feel the spectacular landscape on the way. After that, visit South Peak. If you are the one who loves adventure, you can’t miss the fearsome path – a plank road with a length of 4 meters and a width of 0.3 meter. After you finished the dangerous trail, go to lotus-shaped West Peak.

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Mount Hua

Landacape of Mount Huashan

Huashan North Railway Station

Address: North side of Huayue Avenue, Huayin City, Shaanxi Province (陕西省华阴市华岳大道北端).

Transportation: Huashan North Railway Station is about 3km away from the city center of Huayin City and about 5km away from Mount Hua Scenic Area. You can take a public bus to Mount Hua directly or take taxi instead.


Xian is a city full of mystery and history. The world-renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses makes Xian a must for anyone who travel to China for the first time. As the great archeological find in the world, the army of Terracotta Warriors provides an important insight into the world of ancient China. Among the numerous terracotta soldiers, no two soldiers’ faces are alike. If you want to see the Xian’s history deeper, Shaanxi History Museum is recommended. This informative museum gives you a better explanation of Terracotta Warriors and Horses as well as the story of Sui and Tang Dynasty. Many exquisite collections are displayed in the four halls. Want some enjoyable experience? Try some local snacks in Muslim Quarter Street and biking on Xian Ancient City Wall. The night view of Big Wild Goose Pagoda is also impressive.

Xian Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Xian Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Useful links:

Xian Travel Guide | Popular Xian Tour Packages | Things to Do in Xian

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Xian North Railway Station

Address: Lijiajie Village, Weiyang District, Xian (西安市未央区李家街村 西安北站); about 20km to the downtown (Muslim Quarter, Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda), about 15km to Ancient City Wall and 50km to Terracotta Warriors.

Transportation: Many travelers prefer accommodating at the downtown area near Muslim Quarter. You can take metro Line 2 from Xian North Railway Station to Bell Tower directly. The driving from Xian North Railway Station to Terracotta Warriors takes about 1 hour.

Tips for Booking and Taking Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Train

1. Seats choosing & price comparing

On Zhengzhou Xian high speed trains, there are three types of seats: the "Business Class Seats" like the first class seat in an aircraft and the most comfortable and expensive, with the price of 789RMB per person, the "First Class Seats" of the middle class of 382RMB per person and the "Second Class Seats" of the most economical class of 239RMB per person.

>> Check more about types of seat on high speed trains.

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

2. Booking & collect your bullet train ticket

To book a Zhengzhou Xian high speed train ticket, you could choose to book it at the official website: China Railway Customer Service Center or with a travel agency, also you could directly tell China Discovery to book the tickets for you. Besides, you could go to the Railway Station or Designated Ticket Offices to do that.

To collect your high speed train ticket, you could go to the railway station nearby, however, the Self-service Ticketing Machines are not serving foreign people. Besides, you can tell China Discovery to help you to do the collection, which only needs your passport information.

>> Check more about booking and collecting high speed train tickets.

3. How to embark the bullet train?

1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 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 more about boarding on & getting off a high speed train.

4. 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. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication.

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High Speed Train Travel with China Discovery

We China Discovery are very willing to help you with the high speed train tickets booking, tour customization and local guide and transfer arrangement, so you can be able to experience the superb bullet train in style and enjoy all the highlights of your ideal destinations in China without any worry. If you are interested, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants who are here ready to build your own tour to best suit for your needs and likes.

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