Zhengzhou Train

Zhengzhou is one of the central cities in China with a large and complex rail system - Zhengzhou Railway Hinge. It is regarded as the heart of the Chinese Railway System, lying at the meeting point of the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway Line, Lianyungang-Lanzhou Railway Line, Beijing-Hong Kong High-Speed Rail Line and Xuzhou-Lanzhou High-Speed Rail Line.

There are five train stations in Zhengzhou, among which the North Station is for freight only and the rest four (the Main Station, East Station, South Station and West Station) are mainly for passenger transport. The latter four stations are all high speed railway stations and they operate high speed trains to many large cities all over China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Guangzhou, Changsha, Wuhan and Shenzhen. The table below shows the travel duration comparison between bullet trains and normal ones:

Destination Ordinary Ones Bullet Ones
Beijing 6-13.5h 2.5-4h
Shanghai 9-15h 4-5.5h
Xi'an 6-8.5h 2-3h
Luoyang 1.5-2 40-50m
Guangzhou 15.5-21.5h 5.5-7h
Changsha 8-12.5h 3-4.5h
Wuhan 4-8h 2-3.5h
Shenzhen 19-27h 6-7.5h

 See detailed Zhengzhou Train Schedule

 Major Rail Lines from Zhengzhou to:  

 Although bullet trains are faster and more comfortable, passengers sometime prefer to choose an ordinary one for an overnight trip so that they can reach their destinations in the next morning. In this way, it saves much money and lets travelers make the best of their time. For example, train nos. Z202, 1488, K118, K180, K158, K402 and K280 are fine choices for Beijing; nos. K362, K154, K236, K1104 and K284 are for Shanghai and nos. T123, Z97, Z89 and Z35 are for Guangzhou.

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Purchase Ticket 

Passengers can buy tickets at the ticket windows upon arrival at the rail station; or book in advance from reliable agencies like TravelChinaGuide China Train Booking Center.

It is located in the city center (at no. 82, Ermalu of Erqi District), around 454mi (730km) from Beijing Railway Station and 997mi (1,605km) from Guangzhou Railway Station. This station is a railway hub connecting many cities in south and north China by normal and high speed trains Accompanied by the operation of Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Railway on Sept. 28, 2012, the station began to serve high speed type to Beijing West, Guangzhou South, Shenzhen North, and Wuhan.

 Transportation: Buses no. 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, 13, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 65, 67, 76, 81, 85, 91, 93, 95, 101,136, 138, 206, 519, 553, 729, 966, 985, B12, B17, B20, B21, B60, Y801, Y802, Y803, Y804, Y805, Y806, Y807, Y808, Y809, Y810, Y811, Y812, Tourist Line 16; subway line 1

 Services and Facilities
   Luggage Storage:
1. Left-luggage Counters/Offices: Four counters are available. Two are located at the South and North Exits of the station, and the other two can be found at the entrance of the main building of the station and in the Ticketing Hall. For each luggage below 22 pounds (10 kg) it costs CNY3/day; if over the 22 pounds (10 kg), the charge is CNY4/day.
2. Electric Lockers: They are available at all Waiting Hall. Passengers need to pay CNY10 for the first four hours’ storage with a large locker, and CNY5 with a small one. For each additional two hours' storage, CNY2 is charged.
 Information Desk: The Information Desk is located in the entrance to the waiting hall, and staff is available 24 hours a day.

 It lies at the crossing of Shangding Road and the National Highway no. 107 in the East New Area of the city. As the third largest high-speed railway station in Asia, following Nanjing South Railway Station and Hangzhou East Railway Station, it is a comprehensive passenger transportation hub operating ordinary, high-speed and intercity trains.
 Transportation: Buses no. 47, 85. 129. 162; subway line 1
 Given this name since July 2014, this station was called Xingyang South Station before. It is located near West Zhongyuan Road, Yulong Town, Xingyang City, around 9.3mi (15km) from West 3rd Ring.
 Bus Routes: 12, Xingyang 1, Xingyang 2, Xingyang 9, Xingyang 19

South Railway Station

It is unopened yet. Being addressed around 3.7mi (6km) eastwards from T2 of Xinzheng International Airport in the Airport Comprehensive Economic Experimental Zone, this station was started to be constructed since late 2014. Right at the meeting point of Zhengzhou-Wanzhou Rail Line and Zhengzhou-Hefei Rail Line, intercity trains to Nanyang, Sanmenxia and Shangqiu are expected to be opened in the future.
 Bus Routes: 3, 129, 213, 283

North Railway Station

Located at Shakou Road, Jinshui District, the North Station is only for freight. It is a significant rail marshalling station throughout China with the largest freight volume in Asia.
 Bus Routes: B2, 70, 97

Train Ticket Offices in the City for your reference:

Ticket Office Opening Hours Address Bus Routes
Daxue Road Office  08:00 - 17:00  No. 6, Daxue Road, Erqi District  Nos. 4, 46, 63, 82, 111, 201, 216, 217, 256, 277, 317, 552, 903, 904, 906, Y804, Y815, Y821, Y866
Dongfanghong Office  08:00 - 18:00  No. 35, Zhengxing Street, Erqi District  Nos. 4, 8, B21, 34, 67, 76, 81, 101, 102, 105, 108, 138, 305,  Y801,  Y804, Y808, Tourist Line 51
South Songshan Road Office  08:00 – 22:00  No. 69, South Songshan Road, Erqi District  Nos. B11, 58, 84, 287, 301, 559
Chengdong Road Office  08:00 – 18:00  No. 94, Chengdong Road, Guancheng District  Nos. 2, B17, 52, 58, 65, 80, 603, 727, Y801
Renmin Road Office  08:00 – 22:00  No. 66, Renmin Road, Guancheng District 
Nos. 2, 52, 58, 65, 89, 98, 152, 178, 518, Y801, Y810
Hongqi Road Office  08:00 – 18:00  No. 39, Hongqi Road, Jinshui District (near Yiyuan Hotel)  Nos. 27, B50, 64, 86, 93, 105, 211, 292, Y811
West Huaihe Road Office  08:00 – 20:00  No. 1, West Huaihai Road, Zhongyuan District  Nos. B11, 20, 63, 82, 83, 84, 126, 138, 203, 559, Y802
Shangdu Road Office  08:00 – 18:00  No. 53, Shangdu Road, Baisha Town, Zhengdong New Area Nos. 14, 521, 985
- Last updated on Jun. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Zhengzhou Train
Asked by William Webster from SCOTLAND | Jun. 23, 2023 13:31Reply
Beijing to zhengzhou bullet train
I am looking to travel to jinshui district(huayuan road,jinshui district. Zhengzhou) . Where is Zhenzhou East exactly as there are about 9 different railway stations depending on the district in Zhengzhou. Thankyou
Answers (1)
Answered by Eric | Jun. 25, 2023 02:02

Zhengzhou East Railway Station is in No.199, Xinyi Road.

Where are you going in Jinshui district? Maybe I can tell you how to get there from the railway station.
Asked by Denise from UNITED STATES | Oct. 27, 2018 18:22Reply
I'm coming in to Zhengzhou east train station from Xi'an to catch a 10am train to Beijing.
How early should we arrive?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rafael from CANADA | Oct. 29, 2018 19:15

Do you mean that you get off at ZZ East Railway Station and then transfer to the train to Beijing at the same station? If yes, you just need to go through the transfer passage in East Railway Station and you'd better reserve half an hour for the transfer. So if you prefer the train at 10:00, you need to get to the East Railway Station before 09:30.
Asked by Sharleen Chai from MALAYSIA | Sep. 02, 2018 01:38Reply
we will be staying at Xinya Int'l Hotel and will be taking the hi speed train to Xincheng Airport.
What is the best way? Our international flight is at 9.05am.
Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Bob from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 03, 2018 00:19

Do you mean Xinya Hotel in Xuzhou and the Xinzheng airport? If so, you need to arrive in Zhengzhou one day in advance since the high speed train depart from 15:40 to 21:51 from Xuzhou East Station to ZZ East Station. Then take a taxi to the airport in the early morning since you need to arrive at the airport at least 2.5 hours in advance.
Asked by Budgettraveller from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 19, 2017 10:06Reply
Which railway station is nearest Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alex from UK | May. 22, 2017 04:10

As I know, the East Railway Station will be the nearest station from the airport. You can take the Suburban Line at the airport to Nansihuan Station and transfer metro line 2 to Zijingshan Station. Afterwards, you may continue to take metro line 1 to the East Railway Station.
Asked by Angi from SINGAPORE | Apr. 28, 2016 05:33Reply
What are the conditions of the high-speed trains from Xi'an to Zhengzhou? Are there cabins?
How can I travel from the train station to the airport? What's the distance?
Answers (3)
Answered by Mia from ITALY | Apr. 29, 2016 01:47

1. The trains provide comfortable environment. I am afraid that there is no cabin available.
2. If you take a bullet train, you may reach ZZ Main Railway Station, East Railway Station, or West Railway Station.
From Main Railway Station & East Raiwlay Station, you may take a shuttle bus to the airport for CNY 20 per person.
From West Railway Station, take a taxi to Main Railway Station. Then, take a shuttle bus to the airport.

By the way, the Main Railway Station is about 22 miles (36 km) from the airport; the East Railway Station is about 21 miles (34km) away; the West Railway Station is about 37 miles (60km) away.
Answered by Ian from ROMANIA | Jul. 07, 2016 11:18

Hi Angi. Thanks for your help. Any idea about the shuttle bus schedule from main & east train stations to the airport? How often and how long?
Many thanks. Ian
Answered by Ash | Jul. 08, 2016 01:39

From Main Railway Station, the buses depart every half an hour from 7:30 to 18:30. The fare is CNY 20. The trip takes 40 to 50 minutes.

From East Railway Station, the buses depart every half an hour from 9:30 to 19:30. The fare is CNY 20 by the way. The trip takes 40 to 50 minutes.
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