How to Get to Longmen Grottoes

Longmen Grottoes, located in Luoyang City, Henan Province, is the largest stone carving art treasure house with the largest number of statues in the world. It is rated as "the peak of Chinese stone carving art" by the UNESCO. When you plan a Luoyang Trip, the Longmen Grottoes is definitely a must-see.

Longmen Grottoes is situated in Longmen Town, Luolong District, about 15 km (30 minutes’ drive) to the south of Luoyang downtown. Many buses in the city can take you to this famous site, but it is a little time-consuming. So you are more recommended to charter a car or find a professional travel agency like us to solve all the problems. Here we have introduced how to get to Longmen Grottoes from Luoyang Downtown, Luoyang Longmen Railway Station, Luoyang Beijiao Airport, Shaolin Temple, etc. for your reference.

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Get from Luoyang to Longmen Grottoes

To get to Longmen Grottoes, you need to get to Luoyang first. Luoyang is well connected with many cities in China by high speed train such as Beijing (4-4.5h), Xi’an (1.5h), Wuhan (3h), Zhengzhou (40 min), Kaifeng (1h), etc. You can also fly there from Beijing (2h), Shanghai (2-2.5h), Chengdu (2h), Chongqing (1.5h), Guangzhou (2.5h), Shenzhen (2.5h) and so on. More about How to Get to Luoyang>>

Get from Luoyang Downtown to Longmen Grottoes

As the icon of Luoyang City, Longmen Grottoes can be easily reached from Luoyang downtown (Wangcheng Park). This 15 km trip usually needs 30 minutes by car. You can also take a bus to get there in about 1.5 hours.

Note: As the bus number and route may change from time to time, here only the travel time is provided. You can check exactly which bus to take when you get to Luoyang.

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Get from Luoyang Longmen Railway Station to Longmen Grottoes

Luoyang Longmen Railway Station is a high-speed rail station. It is only 5 km (15 minutes’ drive) to the north of Longmen Grottoes. Independent travellers can take a taxi there. Direct buses are also available but it will take about 50 minutes. If you get to Luoyang by high-speed train in the morning or early afternoon, it is convenient to visit Longmen Grottoes directly after you get off the train.

Get from Luoyang Railway Station to Longmen Grottoes

Luoyang Railway Station is for normal trains. It is in Luoyang downtown, about 16 km (40 minutes’ drive) from Longmen Grottoes. You can take a direct bus to get there and the duration is about 1.5 hours. If you want to save more time, taxis are also easy to find in that area.

Get from Luoyang Beijiao Airport to Longmen Grottoes

Luoyang Beijiao Airport is in the northern suburb of Luoyang City while Longmen Grottoes is in the south. So they are a little far with a distance of about 26 km (45 minutes’ drive). Taking a bus will take a long time of nearly 2.5 hours because no direct bus is available. So you are more recommended to take a taxi or charter a car to get there.

Get from Shaolin Temple to Longmen Grottoes

Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple are two top attractions in Henan Province. Actually, many people come to Henan just for these two sites. Shaolin Temple is in Dengfeng City, about 55 km, 1.5 hours’ drive from Longmen Grottoes. There are no high-speed trains or direct bus connected. Independent travellers need to get to Dengfeng Coach Station first (16 km, 40 min by car, 2h by bus), take a coach to Luoyang downtown (about 2h), and then take a bus or taxi to Longmen Grottoes.

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Get from Zhengzhou to Longmen Grottoes

Zhengzhou is only about 140 km (2.5 hours’ drive) to the east of Longmen Grottoes. You need to get to Luoyang from Zhengzhou first and there are multiple choices: high speed train (40 min) normal trains (1.5h), or long distance bus (2-3.5h). You can take high speed trains or normal trains from Zhengzhou East Railway Station or Zhengzhou Railway Station to Luoyang Railway Station or Luoyang Longmen Railway Station. There are about 120 trains running between these two cities. Then take a bus or taxi to Longmen Grottoes from the train stations.

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Get from Xian to Luoyang Grottoes

Xian is about 390 km (5 hours’ drive) to the west of Longmen Grottoes. High speed train is the most recommended because it is fast, which only needs 1.5h, and Luoyang Longmen Railway Station is close to the grottoes, while normal trains need 4.5-6.5 hours and it needs more time to transfer from Luoyang Railway Station in downtown to Longmen Grottoes.

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How to Plan Your Travel in Luoyang

Usually, it takes 2 ~ 3 days to have a Luoyang tour. The highlights of Luoyang include Longmen Grottoes which is known as the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art, 1900-year-old White Horse Temple (also China's first Buddhist temple), 2000-year-old burial site - Tianzi Jialiu Museum and beautiful Luoyang Museum with a lot of history to tell. Of course, you can't miss a Kung Fu exploration in Shaolin Temple (in Dengfeng city) if you visit Luoyang. It is only 55 km (about 1.5 hours' drive) away from Luoyang City.

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It's strongly recommended to extend your Luoyang tour to its attractive neighbors. After Shaolin Temple visit, you can spend 1 day exploring Zhengzhou or Kaifeng. If you are fond of nature, Mount Yuntai, Guoliang Village and Xiaolangdi Reservoir on Yellow River are recommended.

However, the best way to extend your Luoyang trip is starting a Xian Tour. Owning world-class treasures, Xian offers a lot to see and do. Taking a 1.5~2 hours high speed train, you can unveil an incredible experience of two old capital cities. It is quite popular to travel Beijing and Xian with Luoyang, because Luoyang is just located between them. Get inspired from our Xian Luoyang Tours now!

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