How to Get from Xian to Shaolin Temple 2021

Xian is city where you can witness the great history of China through the lots of amazing ancient sites, while you can experience the alive Chinese culture at Shaolin Temple by watching the famous Shaolin Kungfu Show. It is abou 425km away from Xian in the east. Shaolin Temple is at Mt. Song Scenic Area, Dengfeng City, Henan Province, between Zhengzhou and Luoyang. There is Not any direct train or bus to Shaolin Temple from Xian. However, numerous bullet trains are running between Xian 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

Xian to Shaolin Temple

Xian to Shaolin Temple Transportation Map (Click to Enlarge)

Xian to Shaolin Temple Via Zhengzhou

Xian to Zhengzhou

As the capital city of Henan Province, there are over 110 trains running between Xian and Zhengzhou, including 80 high speed bullet trains from Xian North Railway Station to Zhengzhou Railway Station/Zhengzhou East Railway Station. The duration is about 2 hours. Since Zhengzhou central Bus Station is just right close to the east square of Zhengzhou Railway Station, you are recommended to take the bullet train arriving at Zhengzhou Railway Station, from which you can get a quick transfer to the bus station.

The followings are 6 Xian-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.

Xian to Shaolin Temple

Zhengzhou Railway Station

Xian to Zhengzhou Train Schedules

Train Number Departs Arrives Dep.- Arr. Time Duration Ticket Price (CNY)
G2390 Xian North Zhengzhou 07:03 - 09:07 2h4m

Second Class Seat: 229;

First Class Seat: 369;

Business Seat: 731

G820 Xian North Zhengzhou 09:35 - 11:59 2h24m
G866 Xian North Zhengzhou 10:38 - 12:51 2h13m
G642 Xian North Zhengzhou 11:58 - 14:01 2h3m
G842 Xian North Zhengzhou 13:20 - 15:33 2h13m
G858 Xian North Zhengzhou 15:18 - 17:22 2h4m


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Xian North Railway Station 西安北站 Pinyin: Xi’an Bei Zhan

Location: Yuansuo Road, Weiyang District, Xian City (陕西省西安市未央区元朔路)

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

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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.

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

07:00; 08:00; 08:50; 09:40; 11:00 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!

Xian to Shaolin Temple Via Luoyang

Xian to Luoyang

Located between Xian and Shaolin Temple, Luoyang is only about 55km away from the temple (about 1.5h by car). Besides, it is a city where the famous Longmen Grottoes are located. If you have enough time, you are recommended to transfer at Luoyang, travelling both Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple.

There are over 100 trains departing from Xian to Luoyang, including about 38 normal trains running between 6:05am to 1:50am every day from Xian Railway Station to Luoyang Railway and over 60 bullet trains from Xian North Railway Station to Luoyang Longmen Railway Station running between 7:03am to 20:58pm. The duration for the normal train is about 4.5h to 5.5h; while the duration for most of the high speed bullet trains is only about 1.5h.

Xian to Shaolin Temple

Luoyang Railway Station

After getting off the train, you may need to reach Luoyang Bus Station to take the direct bus to Shaolin Temple. Since it is right close to Luoyang Railway Station, you are recommended to take a train arriving at Luoyang Railway Station from Xian, otherwise you may need a transfer from Luoyang Longmen Railway Station to Luoyang Railway Station (about 14km, about 1.5h by Bus No. 77; No. D1; NO. 1; about 30min by car).

Xian to Luoyang Train Schedules

The followings are 6 Xian-Zhengzhou Bullet Trains for your reference. Since the train info is subject to change from time to time, please click here for more Xian Zhengzhou 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)
T206 Xian Luoyang 00:47 - 05:20 4h33m

Hard Seat: 54.5;

Hard Sleeper: 100.5;

Soft Sleeper: 155.5

T198 Xian Luoyang 00:40 - 05:27 4h47m
K178 Xian Luoyang 01:15 - 06:20 5h5m
Z130 Xian Luoyang 01:50 - 06:50 5h
G870 Xian North Luoyang Longmen 07:03 - 08:27 1h24m

Second Class Seat: 174.5;

First Class Seat: 279.5;

Business Seat: 550.5

G2390 Xian North Luoyang Longmen 07:16 - 08:40 1h24m

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Xian Railway Station 西安站 Pinyin: Xi’an Zhan

Location: No. 44 Huancheng North Road, Xincheng District (西安市新城区环城北路44号), in the downtown area.

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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

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

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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.

Luoyang Bus Station 洛阳汽车站

Location: 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

05:30; 06:10; 06:50; 07:50; 08:00; 08:50; 09:50; 10:05; 12:30 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 Xian

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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Xian, the ancient capital city of China for 13 dynasties, Xian has left massive cultural heritages and relics for you to explore. Within about two days, you can finish visiting the main sites, which include the incredible Terracotta Warriors, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, and the Muslim Quarter, the Ancient City Wall, and Shaanxi History Museum.

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Leaving from Xian 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 Xian, 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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