How to Get from Beijing to Shaolin Temple 2021

Beijing is usually the first stop of a trip to China. If you are a Kungfu fan, it is unmissable to go to Shaolin Temple and watch the famous Kungfu Show. It is abou 800km away from Beijing in the central China. Shaolin Temple is at Mt. Song Scenic Area, Dengfeng City, Henan Province, between Zhengzhou and Luoyang. There is Not any direct flight, train, bus to Shaolin Temple from Beijing. However, numerous bullet trains are running between Beijing and Zhengzhou, the provincial capital city of Henan Province, and some stop at Luoyang, a famous scenic city which is only about 55km to Shaolin Temple.

You can choose to either transfer at Zhengzhou or Luoyang to reach Shaolin Temple.

Location of Shaolin Temple: Songshan Shaolin scenic spot, Dengfeng City, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province 河南省郑州市登封市嵩山少林风景区

Beijing to Shaolin Temple

Beijing to Shaolin Temple Transportation Map (Click to Enlarge)

Beijing to Shaolin Temple Via Zhengzhou

Beijing to Zhengzhou

Beijing and Zhengzhou is well connected by train and flight. The flights take off from Beijing Daxing Airport/Beijing Capital Airport and land at Zhengzhou Xinzheng Airport with the duration about 2 hours. Since Zhengzhou Airport is far away from Zhengzhou downtown area, and the high-speed train only takes about 2.5~3.5 hours to Zhengzhou, many travelers would like to get to Zhengzhou by bullet train rather than flight.

As the capital city of Henan Province, there are over 80 trains every day running between Beijing and Zhengzhou, including about 60 high speed bullet trains from Beijing West Railway Station to Zhengzhou East Railway Station. The duration by high-speed train is about 2.5~3.5 hours. After reaching Zhengzhou, you can take a long distance bus at Zhengzhou Central Bus station to Shaolin Temple. Besides taking a taxi to Zhengzhou central bus station, you can take subway line 1 from Zhengzhou East Railway Station and get off at Erqi Square stop and walk to Zhengzhou central bus station which is just right close to the east square of Zhengzhou Railway Station and about 16km away from Zhengzhou East Railway Station.

Beijing to Shaolin Temple

Zhengzhou Railway Station

The followings are 6 Beijing-Zhengzhou Bullet Trains for your reference. Since the train info is subject to change from time to time, please do not hesitate to contact us to get the updated info.

Beijing to Zhengzhou Train Schedules

Train Number Departs Arrives Dep.- Arr. Time Duration Ticket Price (CNY)
G437 Beijing West Zhengzhou East 06:27 - 09:10 2h43m

Second Class Seat: 309;

First Class Seat: 495;

Business Seat: 977

G485 Beijing West Zhengzhou East 07:03 - 10:22 3h19m
G653 Beijing West Zhengzhou East 07:43 - 11:18 3h35m
G79 Beijing West Zhengzhou East 10:00 - 12:31 2h31m
G573 Beijing West Zhengzhou East 16:18 - 19:24 3h6m
G509 Beijing West Zhengzhou East 19:00 - 21:31 2h31m


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Beijing West Railway Station 北京西站 Pinyin: Beijing XiZhan

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

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Zhengzhou Railway Station 郑州站 Pinyin: Zhengzhou Zhan

Location: 82 Er Ma Lu, Erqi District, Zhengzhou 郑州市二七区二马路82号

Recommended Tours: 3 Days Zhengzhou Shaolin Temple Highlights Tour

Zhengzhou to Shaolin Temple

There are about 5 daily buses departing from Zhengzhou Central Bus Station to Shaolin Temple, and all the buses leave in the morning from 7am to 10am, and it takes about 2h to get Shaolin Temple.>>Learn more about Zhengzhou to Shaolin Temple

Zhengzhou Central Bus Station 郑州中心汽车站

Location: 14 Xinglong Street, Zhengzhou 郑州市兴隆街14号 Near the East Square of Zhengzhou Railway Station

Zhengzhou to Shaolin Temple Bus Schedules

Departure Arrival Dep. Time Duration Ticket Price (CNY)

Zhengzhou Central Bus Station

郑州中心汽车站

Shaolin Temple

少林寺

from 7am to 11am, about 5 buses a day about 2h 28

Note: Since the bus schedules and ticket price are subject to change, please do not hesitate to contact us to get the updated info!

Beijing to Shaolin Temple Via Luoyang

Beijing to Luoyang

Luoyang is known for the Longmen grottoes which is only about 55km away from the Shaolin temple (about 2h by car). If you have enough time, you are recommended to transfer at Luoyang, traveling both Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple.

Besides few flights to Luoyang Beijiao Airport (LYA), there are about 18 trains departing from Beijing to Luoyang, including about 12 high-speed trains running between 7am to 5:30pm every day from Beijing West Railway Station to Luoyang Longmen Railway and few normal trains to Luoyang Railway Station. The duration for the normal train is about 7h to 10.5h; while the duration for most of the high speed bullet trains is only about 4h.

Beijing to Shaolin Temple

Luoyang Railway Station

After getting off the train, you need to reach Luoyang Bus Station (near Luoyang Railway Station) to take the direct bus to Shaolin Temple. If you get to Luoyang at Luoyang Longmen Railway Station. You may need to transfer from Luoyang Longmen Railway Station to Luoyang Long Distance Bus Station (Chinese: 洛阳长途汽车站,near Luoyang Railway Station, about 14km from Luoyang Longmen Railway Station, about 1.5h by Bus No. 77; No. D1; NO. 1; about 30min by car).

Beijing to Luoyang Train Schedules

The followings are 6 Beijing Luoyang Bullet Trains for your reference. Since the train info is subject to change from time to time, please click here for more Beijing Luoyang Real Time Train Schedules.

Normal Trains (T, Z, K Trains): From Xian Railway Station to Luoyang Railway Station

Bullet Trains (G & D Trains): From Xian North Railway Station to Luoyang Longmen Railway Station

Train Number Departs Arrives Dep.- Arr. Time Duration Ticket Price (CNY)
G671 Beijing West Luoyang Longmen 07:49 - 12:10 4h21m

Second Class Seat: 368;

First Class Seat: 589;

Business Seat: 1163

G571 Beijing West Luoyang Longmen 09:22 - 13:32 4h10m
G429 Beijing West Luoyang Longmen 10:45 - 14:51 4h6m
G673 Beijing West Luoyang Longmen 14:28 - 18:52 4h24m
G663 Beijing West Luoyang Longmen 15:45 - 19:40 3h55m
G665 Beijing West Luoyang Longmen 16:00 - 20:11 4h11m

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Beijing West Railway Station 北京西站 Pinyin: Beijing Xizhan

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

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Luoyang Longmen Railway Station 洛阳龙门站 Pinyin: Luoyang Longmen Zhan

Location: No.19, Tongqu Road, Luolong District, Luoyang City洛阳市洛龙区通衢路19号

Luoyang Railway Station 洛阳站 Pinyin: Luoyang Zhan

Location: No.1, Daonan Road, Xigong District, Luoyang City洛阳市西工区道南路1号

Recommended Tours: 3 Days Luoyang Kung Fu Tour | 6 Days Beijing Luoyang Highlights Tour by Train | 6 Days Henan Highlights Tour

Luoyang to Shaolin Temple

There are about 9 buses departing from Luoyang Bus Station to Shaolin Temple every day. The Duration is about 1.5h. The earliest bus leaves at 5:30am and last one is at 12:30 at noon. You can purchase the bus ticket inside the bus station or book it online. Since there may be lots of people especially during the peak season, please plan your trip in advance.>>Learn More about Luoyang to Shaolin Temple

Luoyang Bus Station 洛阳汽车站

Location: near Luoyang Railway Station, 71 Daonan Road, Xigong District, Luoyang City 洛阳市西工区道南路71号

Luoyang to Shaolin Temple Bus Schedules

Departure Arrival Dep. Time Duration Ticket Price (CNY)

Luoyang Bus Station

洛阳汽车站

Shaolin Temple

少林寺

from 5:30am to 12:30pm, 8 buses a day about 1.5h 19

Note: Since the bus schedules and ticket price are subject to change, please do not hesitate to contact us to get the updated info or book a transfer service to Shaolin Temple!

How to Plan Your Shao Temple Tour From Beijing

Generally, one day will be enough to travel the world-renown Shao Temple as well as Mount Song where the temple is located. For tourists and Kungfu fans, you can watch amazing Kungfu performance in Shaolin Temple or just take some time to learn about the temple.

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To visit Beijing, the capital city of China, in only 2 or 4 days, you can have a trip in Beijing which will cover the most popular attractions - Forbidden City, Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutongs, which is available for to 144 Hours Visa-free for Transit in Beijing. If you have more time, you can go for an in-depth Great Wall hiking or photography tour, and explore more attractions in the city.

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Leaving from Beijing to the well-known Kungfu site, Shao Temple is very popular among historic sites and Kungfu lovers. Though there is no direct train/bus to Shaolin temple from Beijing, you can always travel there via Luoyang or Zhengzhou, and it is easy to get Shaolin Temple from Luoyang and Zhengzhou in about 1.5 to 2 hours. In Luoyang and Zhengzhou, there are also many gorgeous attractions, like Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple, Henan Museum, Yellow River Scenic Area, Erqi Memorial Tower, etc. Normally, visiting the 3 sites will need 5 ~ 7 days.

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