There is expressway connecting Dengfeng and Zhengzhou, so it takes about one hour by cars. Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport is the only international airport in Henan Province. Passengers can take buses at Dengfeng Bus Station and get off at the Zhengzhou Bus Station. Then transfer to the Airport shuttle bus at the Zhengzhou Grand Hotel. The price is 15 yuan. From 7:00 to 19:00, the shuttle bus leaves every hour. In addition, passengers can also take the Airport shuttle bus at the Zhengzhou Aviation Hotel (No.3, Jinshui Road). The running time is from 6:00 to 19:00. From 6:00 to 10:00, the shuttle bus leaves every hour. From 10:00 to 19:00, the shuttle bus leaves every half an hour. Taxi is also a good choice to reach the airport.
Passengers can also take flights at Luoyang Beijiao Airport. There are flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hang Zhou and other domestic cities. Passengers can take city bus line 83 (from 06:20—19:00) or line 27 (from 05:50—20:10) to get there. In addition, passengers can also take taxies. It costs around 20—30 yuan.
As the Dengfeng Railway Station is under construction, visitors have to take trains at Zhengzhou or Luoyang city.
Zhengzhou Railway Station has always been known as the heart of Chinese rail transportation. It is located at the center of Zhengzhou city. As one of the largest railway stations in China, there are trains to get to main cities like Beijing, Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Urumqi, Lhasa and Shanghai etc.
Luoyang Railway Station is located at Jinguyuan road, Xigong District (西工区金谷园路) of Luoyang City. There are trains to Nanning, Xi'an, Chengdu, Urumqi, Beijing, Shanghai and other domestic cities everyday.
Dengfeng Long-distance bus station is located at Zhongyue Avenue (中岳大街). The inquiry phone number is 0371-62857930.
For those visitors in Luoyang, there are buses for Dengfeng every hour from 7:00 to 17:00.
For those visitors in Pingdingshan, there are four shuttle buses for Dengfeng everyday. Those buses leave at 06:20, 07:30, 18:20 and 19:30 separately.
For visitors in Zhengzhou, there are 54 shuttle buses for Dengfeng from 06:20 to 17:30 everyday.
City bus line 2, 3, 6 and 8 are the four major bus lines in Dengfeng city. Among those lines, line 8 can take passengers who get off from the Dengfeng bus station to Shaolin Temple directly. Line 2 and 6 can take passengers to the Songyang Academy of classic learning.
The fare of taxi in Dengfeng (for the first 3 kilometers) is 3 yuan and 1 yuan per kilometer thereafter. It takes around 15 minutes to get to Shaolin Temple and costs nearly 30 yuan.
How to get to Shaolin Temple
From Dengfeng to Shaolin Temple
There are two options: Visitors can take the city bus line 8. It will take passengers to Shaolin Temple directly. In addition, visitors can also take the Shaolin shuttle bus. It will take around half an hour to get to Shaolin Temple.
From Zhengzhou to Shaolin Temple
Passengers should take buses to Dengfeng then transfer to the shuttle bus to Shaolin Temple. The buses from Zhengzhou to Dengfeng run every 25 minutes. It will take around one hour to get to Dengfeng and take half an hour from Dengfeng to Shaolin Temple.
From Luoyang to Shaolin Temple
There are tourist lines from Luoyang to Shaolin Temple. The tourist lines station is in front of the Luoyang Railway Station. It takes around 2 hours to get to Shaolin Temple. The price is 20 yuan per person.