How to Get to Zhengzhou & Get around Zhengzhou 2021
Where is Zhengzhou Located in China?
Zhengzhou, the capital city and the largest one in Henan Province, lies in north-central Henan and hinterland of China’s Central Plains. It is located about 150 km from downtown Luoyang, just 70 km from Kaifeng, around 700 km southwest of Beijing, 940 km northwest of Shanghai, 490 km east of Xian and 1,450 km from Guangzhou.
With complete air, railway and road transportation network, the city is a vital national transport hub which can be easily reached by flight and train. A direct flight from Beijing and Shanghai to Zhengzhou merely takes 2 hours and a high speed train from Luoyang to Zhengzhou just needs 40 minutes or also. The city is also a crucial transport hub to other attractions and destinations within Henan. From Zhengzhou, you can conveniently transfer to Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, southwest of Zhengzhou, Yuntai Mountain in Jiaozuo, Yin Ruins of Anyang, Kaifeng and more other places. Read one the following Zhengzhou transportation guide covering different ways of transport and departure cities to plan your Shaolin Temple tours in Zhengzhou, Henna!
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Get to Zhengzhou by Flight
In terms of air travel, Zhengzhou is undoubtedly a main hub city in Central China. Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport is a large national aviation hub airport in Zhengzhou, serving tourists to Zhengzhou and Henan. The airport currently has over 200 airlines connected with more than 110 cities, including domestic routes to Zhengzhou from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Kunming, Xiamen, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Qingdao and other Chinese cities, and some international & regional flights linking Zhengzhou and Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul , Cheju, (South Korea), Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Shizuoka (Japan), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Bangkok, Phuket and Krabi (Thailand), Singapore, Jakarta (Indonesia) and Manila (Philippines), etc.
Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport 郑州新郑国际机场 (IATA: CGO)
Address: Yingbin Avenue, Airport Economy Zone, Zhengzhou City, Henna Province, China 河南省郑州市航空港区迎宾大道; about 160 km from Luoyang, about 100 km from Dengfeng Shaolin Temple
Transportation: All flights to Zhengzhou arrive at Terminal 2. The Airport is situated about 40 km from downtown Zhengzhou (40-50 minutes by driving), 37 km from Zhengzhou Railway Station (25 minutes by intercity train), 35 km from Zhengzhou East Railway Station (17 minutes by intercity train), 155 km from Luoyang Longmen Grottoes (2 hours by private driving), 100 km from Shaolin Temple (2 hours by private driving) and 130 km from Yuntai Mountain in Jiaozuo (1.5 hours by driving).
Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport
Major Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Domestic Flight Schedules:
|Flight Route||Departure Airport||Flight Type||Duration||Frequency|
|Beijing - Zhengzhou||Beijing Capital/Daxing Airport||non-stop flight||about 2 hours||2-3 flights per day|
|Shanghai - Zhengzhou||Shanghai Hongqiao/Pudong Airport||non-stop flight||about 2 hours||20 flights per day|
|Guangzhou - Zhengzhou||Guangzhou Baiyun Airport||non-stop flight||about 2.5 hours||15 flights per day|
|Shenzhen - Zhengzhou||Zhengzhou Bao'an Airport||non-stop flight||about 2.5 hours||8 flights per day|
|Chengdu - Zhengzhou||Chengdu Shuangliu Airport||non-stop flight||about 2 hours||4 flights per day|
|Kunming - Zhengzhou||Kunming Changshui Airport||non-stop flight||about 2.5 hours||10 flights per day|
|Xiamen - Zhengzhou||Xiamen Gaoqi Airport||flight with 1 stopover||about 2.5 hours||8 flights per day|
Note: The above flight schedules is listed for reference only and is subject to seasonal adjustment by the airline accompanies. You can contact us to get updated, detailed flight information or other connected cities.
Get to Zhengzhou by Train
Zhengzhou is a major rail junction titled as “the Heart of China Railway”. It is not only located at the intersection of Lanzhou Lianyungang Railway and Beijing Guangzhou Railway, but also in the center of a meter-shaped (米) regional high speed rail network. Besides the traditional railways, Zhengzhou serves more high speed trains on the Beijing Guangzhou High Speed Railway, Zhengzhou Xian High Speed Railway, Zhengzhou Xuzhou High Speed Railway, Zhengzhou Chongqing High Speed Railway and some intercity trains between Zhengzhou and Kaifeng, Jiaozuo and Zhengzhou Airport.
By a high speed train of speed of 300-350 km/h, you can get to Zhengzhou from Luoyang (about 40 minutes), from Beijing (2.5-3.5 hours), Shanghai (4-7 hours) or get from Zhengzhou to Kaifeng (20 minutes) and Jiaozuo (40 minutes) fast and conveniently.
Two Zhengzhou Railway Stations Serving High Speed Trains
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
Transportation: about 15 km/30 minutes’ driving to the downtown; about 34 km/40 minutes’ driving to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport; about 150 km/2 hours’ driving to Luoyang Longmen Grottoes; about 100 km/2.5 hours’ driving to Shaolin Temple; 100 km/1.5 hours’ driving to Yuntai Mountain in Jiaozuo
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
Transportation: about 4 km/15 minutes’ driving to Zhengzhou city center; about 140 km/2 hours’ driving to Luoyang Longmen Grottoes; nearly 100 km/2 hours’ ride to Shaolin Temple; 94 km/1 hour 20 minutes’ driving to Yuntai Mountain (Jiaozuo)
Zhengzhou East Railway Station
Zhengzhou Railway Station
Major Zhengzhou High Speed Train Schedules:
Get from Luoyang to Zhengzhou
Luoyang is located about 150 southwest of Zhengzhou. Taking a private drive and a high speed train are the two most popular ways for such a short-distance travel.
If you travel with China Discovery, we can escort you to Zhengzhou by a private car directly from your hotel in Luoyang or airport, train stations in Luoyang, or Longmen Grottoes and attractions after your trip. The drive requires almost 2 hours to Zhengzhou city center and 1.5 hours to Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Zhengzhou.
Tourist can also take high speed trains from Luoyang Longmen Railway Station (洛阳龙门站) to Zhengzhou East Railway Station or Zhengzhou Railway Station. There are nearly 90 high speed trains available every day and a single-way ride costs around 40 minutes. Meanwhile, Luoyang Railway Station sends about 40 normal trains daily to Zhengzhou, taking about 1.5 hours.
Luoyang Longmen Railway Station 洛阳龙门站
Address: NO.19 Tongqu Road, Luolong District, Luoyang 洛阳市洛龙区通衢路19号
Transportation: about 11 km (20 minutes’ drive) from Luoyang downtown (Wangcheng Park), 5 km (15 minutes’ drive) from Longmen Grottoes and 21 km (35 minutes’ drive) from Luoyang Beijiao Airport
Luoyang Railway Station 洛阳站
Address: NO.1 Daonan Road, Xigong District, Luoyang 洛阳市西工区道南路1号
Transportation: near city center, about 20 km (35 minutes’ drive) from Longmen Grottoes and 9.5 km (30 minutes’ drive) from Luoyang Beijiao Airport
Popular Luoyang Zhengzhou Tours:
Luoyang Longmen Railway Station
Get from Beijing to Zhengzhou
Zhengzhou is located in the southwest of Beijing, with a driving distance of 700 km. As a convenience, travelers can get from Beijing to Zhengzhou by flight or train. A non-stop flight takes approximately 2 hours and a high speed train demands 2.5 to 3.5 hours only.
By Flight: Every day, there are 2 to 3 direct flights flying from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) Terminal 3 to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO) Terminal 2. The two regular flights are both from Air China and one takes off in the morning, one in the evening. The flight time is about 2 hours.
By High Speed Train: Beijing has about 70 high speed bullet trains running to Zhengzhou each day. The trains depart from Beijing West Railway Station and stop at Zhengzhou East Railway Station after 2.5-3.5 hours. You can choose from a train leaving Beijing between nearly 06:30 and 20:35. Three kinds of tickets are sold: First Class Seat, Second Class Seat and Business Class Seat.
By Normal Train: Slower and cheaper normal trains are also provided for a Beijing Zhengzhou train trip. There are about 30 normal trains starting from Beijing West Railway Station and Beijing Railway Station to Zhengzhou Railway Station. It takes about 6 to 11 hours. Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat are provided for your choice.
After arrival, you can use private transfer service of China Discovery or public transportation from the airport/train station to the downtown area and Shaolin Temple. If you want to visit Shaolin Temple by public transport, you can go to Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station (very close to Zhengzhou Railway Station) to take a bus. Besides, you can take a high speed train to visit Luoyang from Zhengzhou East Railway Station.
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Beijing West Railway Station
Get from Shanghai to Zhengzhou
Shanghai is around 940 km southeast of Zhengzhou and offers both direct flights and trains to Zhengzhou per day.
By Flight: There are over 10 non-stop flights departing from Shanghai to Zhengzhou, between 07:30 and 22:30. Some flights take off from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and others leave from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) Terminal 2. Flight time is about 2 hours.
By High Speed Train: Shanghai delivers over 25 high speed trains to Zhengzhou each day. The trains set off from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station between 06:00 and 19:30, and arrive at Zhengzhou East Railway Station mostly. The duration ranges from 4 to 7 hours.
By Normal Train: Still, there over more than 15 normal trains (some are overnight trains) offered. They start from Shanghai Railway Station and stop at Zhengzhou Railway Station after driving for 9 to 14 hours.
Popular Shanghai Zhengzhou Tours:
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Get from Xian to Zhengzhou
Xian is located nearly 490 km west of Zhengzhou with Mount Huashan and Luoyang between them. Making a train travel is the main traffic and the popular way to get from Xian to Zhengzhou and Zhengzhou to Xian, and there is no direct flight flying between the two destinations.
By High Speed Train: Tourists can choose from over 90 high speed trains every day. They run from Zhengzhou from 06:30 to 21:00 and the fastest train takes less than 2 hours. The majority of the trains starts from Xian North Railway Station to Zhengzhou East Railway Station and a very few reach Zhengzhou Railway Station.
By Normal Train: Xian has over 30 daily normal trains to Zhengzhou. Train time is three times longer, around 6 to 7.5 hours. They depart from Xian Railway Station and get to Zhengzhou Railway Station.
Top Xian Zhengzhou Tours:
Xian North Railway Station
Get from Guangzhou to Zhengzhou
By Air: Every day, there are more than 20 direct flights flying from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO). The flights are arranged to leave Guangzhou from about 06:00 to 21:30. Flight time is approximately 2.5 hours.
By High Speed Train: Guangzhou South Railway Station has up to 25 high speed trains to Zhengzhou East Railway Station and Zhengzhou Railway Station in Zhengzhou per day. It spends 5.5 to 6.5 hours.
By Normal Train: Guangzhou Railway Station and Guangzhou East Railway Station meanwhile offer a dozen normal trains to Zhengzhou, with duration of 15.5 to 19.5 hours. They are all overnight trains arriving Zhengzhou the next day.
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Get from Zhengzhou to Shaolin Temple
By Private Transfer: China Discovery offers time-saving and efficient transfer from Zhengzhou to Shaolin Temple for our guests. We can pick you up at any appointed places in Zhengzhou and will accompany you to Shaolin Temple by a clean, comfortable, safe and licensed vehicle. The drive takes about 2 hours.
By Bus: Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station dispatches direct buses to Shaolin Temple on a daily basis. The bus ride takes around 2 to 2.5 hours.
Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station 郑州长途汽车中心站
Address: near East Square of Zhengzhou Railway Station; No.14, Xinglong Street, Erqi District, Zhengzhou, Henan 河南省郑州市二七区兴隆街14号郑州火车东广场旁
Transportation: about 5 km (15 minutes’ drive) from downtown Zhengzhou; about 36 km (50 minutes’ drive/25 minutes’ intercity train) from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport; about 90 km from Shaolin Temple and 140 km (2 hours’ drive) from Luoyang Longmen Grottoes
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Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station
Get from Zhengzhou to Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang
So far, Zhengzhou has no direct bus to Longmen Grottoes, thus, tourists need to take bus or train to Luoyang first, and then transfer to Longmen Grottoes from the train/bus station. You can read How to Get to Luoyang Longmen Grottoes 16304 to have more detailed arrival ideas.
Option 1: Zhengzhou to Longmen Grottoes by China’s Discovery Efficient Transfer
Duration: 1.5 hours to 2 hours depending on the departure place
We can pick you up in downtown, airport or train station in Zhengzhou or guide you to Longmen Grottoes straightforwardly from Shaolin Temple after finishing your Kung Fu trip. Driving from downtown Zhengzhou to Longmen Grottoes takes about 2 hours while it needs less than 1.5 hours from Shaolin Temple.
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Option 2: Zhengzhou to Luoyang by Train + Luoyang to Longmen Grottoes by Driving
Duration: about 1 hour - 2 hour 10 minutes
You can take a 40-minute high speed train to Luoyang Longmen Railway Station from Zhengzhou East Railway Station. Next, you can take a taxi from the train station to 5 km-away Longmen Grottoes within 15 minutes. Besides, a normal train from Zhengzhou Railway Station to Luoyang Railway Station costs 1.5 hours and followed driving to Longmen Grottoes needs 40 minutes or so.
Option 3: Zhengzhou to Luoyang by Bus + Luoyang to Longmen Grottoes by Driving
Duration: about 3 hours - 3.5 hours
Tourists can take buses to different places in Luoyang from different departure stations in Zhengzhou and then transfer to Longmen Grottoes by taxi or our private driving.
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Luoyang Bus Station
Below is major Zhengzhou to Luoyang bus schedules:
|From||To||Duration||Frequency||Distance from Terminus to Longmen Grottoes|
|Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station||Luoyang Bus Station||over 2.5 hours||over 30 buses per day (06:00-20:20)||about 40 minutes' drive|
|Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport||Luoyang Mudan Square||about 3 hours||over 12 buses per day (10:00-23:00)||about 30 minutes' drive|
|Zhengzhou North Passenger Transport Terminal||Luoyang Bus Station||about 2.5 hours||over 15 buses per day (08:00-19:00)||about 40 minutes' drive|
Get from Zhengzhou to Kaifeng
Kaifeng lies about 70 km east of Zhengzhou with 1.5 hours’ drive from Zhengzhou city center and 2.5 hours’ drive from Shaolin Temple.
By High Speed Train: Thanks to the Zhengzhou Kaifeng Intercity Railway, high speed train travel becomes extremely between Zhengzhou and Kaifeng. Each day, there are over 25 high speed intercity trains running from Zhengzhou East Railway Station to Kaifeng North Railway Station and Songchenglu Railway Station, for about 20-30 minutes. The downtown Kaifeng is just 9 km, around 25 minutes’ drive from Kaifeng North Railway Station and 3.5 km, within 15 minutes’ drive from Songchenglu Railway Station.
By Normal Train: Zhengzhou Railway Station has over 30 normal trains to Kaifeng Railway Station each day. Train time is about 40 - 50 minutes.
By Bus: There are different bus lines running from different bus stations in Zhengzhou to different terminals in Kaifeng. Below is major Zhengzhou to Kaifeng bus schedules:
Kaifeng North Railway Station
Millennium City Park in Kaifeng
Zhengzhou to Kaifeng Bus Schedules:
|From||To||Duration||Frequency||Distance from Terminus to Millennium City Park|
|Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport||Kaifeng Bus Station||about 1.5 hours||over 12 buses per day (09:30-22:50)||about 25 minutes' drive|
|Zhengzhou Bus Station (near Zhengzhou East Railway Station)||Kaifeng Songchenglu Bus Station||about 1.5 hours||shifting departure||about 40 minutes' drive|
|Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station||Kaifeng Bus Station & Songchenglu Bus Station||about 1.5 hours||about 15 buses per day||about 25 & 40 minutes' drive|
|Zhengzhou North Passenger Transport Terminal||Kaifeng Bus Station||about 1.5 hours||shifting departure||about 25 minutes' drive|
Get from Zhengzhou to Yuntai Mountain
Yuntai Mountain is situated in Xiuwu County, Jiaozuo City of Henan, about 35 km (1 hour’ drive) from Jiaozuo city center and 100 km (1.5 hours’ private drive) from Zhengzhou.
By Bus: You can take car, van or tourist bus from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport to Yuntai Mountain directly. It takes around 2 hours.
By Train + Tourist Bus/Driving: 1.) Take intercity train from Zhengzhou Railway Station to Jiaozuo Railway Station, for about 40 - 50 minutes, and then take 2-hour tourist Bus Z3 or 1-hour drive to Yuntai Mountain. 2.) Take 35 minutes’ intercity train from Zhengzhou Railway Station to Xiuwu West Railway Station, and next take a tourist bus to Yuntai Mountain, for nearly 1 hour 10 minutes’ drive.
Tips: Guoliang Village is located in Shayao Village, Hui County, Xinxiang City, and Northern Henan. Driving from Zhengzhou to Guoliang Village takes about 3.5 hours (distance: about 140 km).
How to Plan Your Zhengzhou Tour
How to Get to Zhengzhou: You can take direct both domestic and international flight to Zhengzhou and take high speed train from Luoyang, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, etc.
Best Time to Visit Zhengzhou: April to May and September to November are best time when temperature is moderate, weather is good with beautiful nature scenery.
Top Attractions to Visit in Zhengzhou: Shaolin Temple, Mount Song, Henan Museum, Henan Geological Museum and Yellow River Scenic Area …
With convenient flight and train network, Zhengzhou is more used as a transport hub in Henan. Usually, tourists make a Shaolin Temple day tour via Zhengzhou, visit the Pagoda Forest and main temple architectures and closely watch a wonderful Shaolin Kung Fu show in a leisured pace or leave half day for a Mount Song hiking trip. (If you and your kids are interested in long-term Chinese Kung Fu training class near Shaolin Temple, you can contact us to get the best recommendations.) Luoyang is another hotspot on a Henan tour bucket list. One day is suitable for visiting the top two sites, the Longmen Grottoes - a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and the World’s biggest Buddhist cave treasury with thousands of stone carvings, and China’s first Buddhist temple - White Horse Temple. In early days of April and early May, tourists have chance to enjoy an eye-pleasing blossom of Peony Festival in Luoyang.
As one of the cradles of Chinese Civilization, Henan retains many profound cultural heritages and natural spectacles. If time and personal interests allow, you may visit more wonderful places, such as Yuntai Mountain with stunning canyon landscape of Taihang Mountain, ancient capital of Kaifeng, miraculous Guoliang Village on the sheer cliff, Yin Dynasty Ruins with interesting Oracle Bone Inscriptions, etc. Beyond Henan, China presents its diverse culture, history and city charm in different regions, and Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu are top destinations to travel with Henan.
✔ 5 Days Henan Culture Tour from Zhengzhou to Luoyang & Kaifeng
✔ 6 Days Henan Highlights Tour (Zhengzhou/Anyang/Kaifeng/Dengfeng/Luoyang)
✔ 8 Days China Ancient Capitals Tour with Shaolin Temple (Beijing/Luoyang/Xian)
✔ 15 Days China Kung Fu Panda Family Tour
Travel with China Discovery
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- 2 Days Shaolin Temple Tour from Zhengzhou
- 3 Days Shaolin Temple Longmen Grottoes Tour
- 3 Days Shaolin Kung Fu Tour including Luoyang Highlights
- 6 Days Henan Highlights Tour
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Top 3 Zhengzhou tours chosen by most customers to explore Zhengzhou in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.
- 2 Days Shaolin Temple Tour from Zhengzhou
Zhengzhou / Dengfeng / Shaolin Temple / Zhengzhou
- 3 Days Shaolin Temple Longmen Grottoes Tour from Zhengzhou
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- 6 Days Henan Highlights Tour
Zhengzhou / Anyang / Kaifeng / Dengfeng / Luoyang
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