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Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (IATA: CGO)

Location: 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; nearly 700 km from Beijing and 900 km from Shanghai

As the capital and the largest city of Henan Province, Zhengzhou actually has two airports, one is Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (郑州新郑国际机场, IATA: CGO, often short for Zhengzhou Airport or Xinzheng Airport) and another is Zhengzhou Shangjie Airport (郑州上街机场, IATA: HSJ).

Zhengzhou Shangjie Airport is the special site of annual Zhengzhou Air Show. Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport is the only civil airport of passenger transport in Zhengzhou. Until September, 2020, it has over 200 air routes with more than 110 cities at home and abroad. Air travelers thus can fly from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other connected cities to Zhengzhou and transfer to Luoyang, Dengfeng, Kaifeng and other cities in Henan.

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Zhengzhou Airport and Flights to Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (Terminal 2)

Domestic Flights to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport

Putting into operation in August, 1997, Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport is an international civil airport and one of the eight regional hub airports of China. At present, the airports has more than 200 air routes (including over 25 international and regional lines) to around 110 cities with main Chinese cities and some hot destinations in Asia. Meanwhile, it operates a few new international regular passenger routes to Cambodia, Malaysia, Burma, Russia, Philippines and UK.

The airport is the base for 5 airline companies, which are China South Airlines, China West Air and so on. There are totally two terminals, Terminal 2 is the only one in service now and it plans to build a new one by 2025.

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Zhengzhou Airport and Flights to Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Flights Map (updated in October, 2020)

Major Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Domestic Flight Schedules:

Flight Route Departure Airport Flight Type Duration Frequency
Beijing - Zhengzhou Beijing Capital Internatioanl Airport (PEK)
Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX)
non-stop flight about 2 hours 2-3 flights per day
Shanghai - Zhengzhou Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
non-stop flight about 2 hours 20 flights per day
Guangzhou - Zhengzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) non-stop flight about 2.5 hours 15 flights per day
Shenzhen - Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Bao'an International Airport (SZX) non-stop flight about 2.5 hours 8 flights per day
Chengdu - Zhengzhou Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) non-stop flight about 2 hours 4 flights per day
Kunming - Zhengzhou Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) non-stop flight about 2.5 hours 10 flights per day
Xiamen - Zhengzhou Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN) 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.

International Flights to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport

According to official data, Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport has opened nearly 25 regional and international flight courses to over 20 destinations, including Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei and tens of popular tourist destinations in Asia, like Seoul , Cheju, (South Korea), Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Shizuoka (Japan), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Bangkok, Phuket and Krabi (Thailand), Singapore, Jakarta (Indonesia) and Manila (Philippines). International arrival and departure are also located in Terminal 2.

Major Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Regional & International Flight Schedules:

Flight Route Departure Airport Flight Type Duration Frequency
Hong Kong - Zhengzhou Hong Kong Internatioanl Airport (HKG) non-stop flight 2 Hours 45 minutes over 10 flights per week
Macau - Zhengzhou Macau International Airport (MFM) non-stop flight about 3 hours 3-4 flights per week
Singapore - Zhengzhou Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) non-stop flight at least 6.5 hours 4 flights per week
Melbourne - Zhengzhou Melbourne Airport (MEL) non-stop flight about 10.5 hours 2 flights per week
Los Angeles - Zhengzhou Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) connecting flight about 21.5 hours over 50 flights per day

Note: International flights to Zhengzhou will be changed seasonally. If you want to fly to Zhengzhou from abroad, please check the flight timetable as early as possible.

Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Transportation

Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport lies about 40 km southeast of Zhengzhou City, about 40 - 50 minutes by taxi and its ground transportation is quiet convenient to downtown area, including airport shuttle bus, subway, city bus, taxi and intercity train.

Zhengzhou Airport and Flights to Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Location and Transportation Map (updated in October, 2020)
  • Zhengzhou Airport - City Center: about 40 km, 40-50 minutes by taxi
  • Zhengzhou Airport - Zhengzhou Railway Station: about 37 km, 45 minutes by driving, 25 minutes by intercity train
  • Zhengzhou Airport - Zhengzhou East Railway Station: about 35 km, 17 minutes by intercity train
  • Zhengzhou Airport - Luoyang Longmen Grottoes: about 155 km, about 2 hours by private driving
  • Zhengzheng Airport - Dengfeng Shaolin Temple: about 100 km, 2 hours by private driving
  • Zhengzhou Airport - Yuntai Mountain (Jiaozuo): about 130 km, 1.5 hours by car
  • Zhengzhou Airport - Millennium City Park (Kaifeng): about 70 km, 1.5 hours by car
  • ● Airport Shuttle Bus

    There are altogether 5 airport shuttle bus lines running from the airport to urban area. All buses depart from Gate 2 on the ground floor of Terminal 2. If you want to take bus to Dengfeng Shaolin Temple from Zhengzhou, you can take the Airport Bus Line 6 to get to Zhengzhou Railway Station. The buses leave the airport between 08:40 to the last arrival flight, and it takes about 1 hour 15 minutes to get to the West Square of the railway station. Then you can take a taxi or subway to Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station (郑州长途汽车中心站) to take a 2 hours’ bus to Shaolin Temple. (Buses running returning to the airport dispatch from the bus station every half an hour between 06:30 and 20:30.)

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    ● Taxi

    Taking a taxi is very conveninet to get to downtown and around Zhengzhou. Passengers who want to take a taxi leaving the airport need to walk to the south corridor between 2nd floor of the airport GTC (Ground Transfer Center) and Terminal 2. If many flights arrive at the same time, you may queue up for your turn. Getting to the downtown by a taxi needs about 40 to 50 minutes, and 35 minutes to Zhengzhou Railway Station or Zhengzhou East Railway Station.

    ● Subway

    Zhengzhou Metro Line 9 (also called Chengjiao Metro Line 城郊线), opened in 2017, has stations from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport to the South Fourth Ring Road. Tourists can take Line 9, and transfer to linked Metro Line 2 to city center, or continue take Metro Line 1 to get to Zhengzhou Railway Station (about 1 hour 15 minutes) and Zhengzhou East Railway Station (about 1.5 hours).

    The subway station is located at basement 2F of the airport GTC, Terminal 2 and Metro Line 9 runs between 06:00 and 21:00 each day.

    ● Intercity Train

    Zhengzhou Airport Intercity Railway was opened in 2015, and conveniently connected to Zhengzhou Kaifeng Intercity Railway and Zhengzhou Jiaozuo Intercity Railway. The intercity railway is nearly 30 km long and delivers direct fast trains from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport to Zhengzhou Railway Station (about 25 minutes, 4 trains per day) and Zhengzhou East Railway Station (17 minutes, about 10 c trains per day). You need to get down to the basement 2F to take the intercity train.

    Zhengzhou Airport-Kaifeng Intercity Train: 53 minutes; 2 trains each day

    Zhengzhou Airport-Jiaozuo Interncity Train: 1 hour 5 minutes; 2 trains per day

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    ● City Bus

    There are some city buses starting from the ground floor to nearby suburbs of the airport, such as Bus 638, Y636, 613, 612 and 611. This is not recommended for tourists.

    ● Intercity Bus

    From west of the 1F of GTC, you can take intercity bus to Luoyang, Kaifeng, Anyang, Jiaozuo, Xinxiang directly. There are over 30 intercity bus routes, and major destinations have frequent buses every day.

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    If you travel with a lot of luggage, you better take a taxi from the airport to your hotel or transfer to downtown. The intercity train is highly suggested for getting to city center within half an hour if you have a good direction without language barriers and like to experience local transport. If you want to visit Luoyang (about 2.5 hours) and Kaifeng from the airport, it's advised to take an intercity bus.

    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.

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    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.

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