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Luoyang is a relatively small city in China. It is accessible by airplane, train, and long-distance bus. Luoyang has direct flights to some large domestic cities and direct trains/buses to most cities.
Luoyang Beijiao Airport (airport code: LYA) is an important air hub in Henan Province. There are some direct flights to and from major tourism cities, likesuch as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hangzhou, and Guilin.
|From||To||Travel Time by Airplane (Approx.)|
|Hangzhou||Luoyang||1 h 45 min|
|Guiyang||Luoyang||2 h 10 min|
|Guangzhou||Luoyang||2 h 30 min|
|Chongqing||Luoyang||1 h 25 min|
|Guilin||Luoyang||2 h 5 min|
If there is no direct flight from your city, such as Hong Kong, consider taking a connecting flight at Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou. Alternatively, you can take a flight to Xi’an and then travel to Luoyang by bullet train.
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Luoyang Beijiao Airport is located in Mengjin County. It is 13 kilometers (8 miles) northwest of downtown Luoyang. The airport shuttle bus and city buses 27, 83, and 98 go from the airport to the downtown area. If you take a taxi, the cost is about 40 yuan.
We advise you to choose a private tour. We will provide a collection service whenever you arrive at the airport. You will travel in a comfortable car and an experienced guide will accompany you to solve any problems that may arise during your tour. You won’t need to worry about any transportation issues.
Luoyang's significant role as a major stop along the Lanzhou – Shanghai rail line makes train travel the most convenient way to reach Luoyang. Luoyang is accessible by train from most cities in China, such as Beijing, Xi’an, and Zhengzhou. If your city is near Luoyang, such as Xi’an, traveling by bullet train is recommended.
There are two main railway stations in Luoyang:
Luoyang Railway Station is 13 kilometers (8 miles) away from Luoyang Longmen Railway Station. It will take about 35 minutes by car and 1 hour by bus.
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There are no direct flights from Xi’an to Luoyang. You have to transfer in Xining, Guiyang, or Chongqing. You'll spend hours in transit, or even a day in the transit city, which is inconvenient. We don’t recommend flying to Luoyang from Xi’an.
Traveling from Xi’an to Luoyang by bullet train is recommended. There are about 50 bullet trains running between Xi’an and Luoyang every day. It takes 1½ hours to reach Luoyang and costs from 174 to 550 yuan. The departure times are from 7am to 9pm. The latest time of arrival by bullet train is 10:30pm. Bullet trains from Xi’an to Luoyang often depart from Xi’an North Railway Station and arrive at Luoyang Longmen Railway Station.
Alternatively, you can take a normal train. It takes 5 hours to get to Luoyang. It costs less than traveling by bullet train but the environment on a normal train is not as good and it will take longer to reach your destination.
Xi’an is 373 kilometers from Luoyang. The journey takes 5 hours by long-distance bus. The buses depart from 8am to 5:40pm, and the ticket price is about 100 yuan.
Luoyang is near Zhengzhou. Traveling by train is very convenient. There are more than 100 trains operating to and from Luoyang and Zhengzhou. It takes about 40 minutes to get to Luoyang by bullet train and 1½–2 hours by normal train from Zhengzhou. The departure times from Zhengzhou to Luoyang vary. Typically, three trains leave for Luoyang every hour. The departure times by bullet train are from 7am to 9pm. The latest time of arrival by bullet train is 10pm.
Zhengzhou is 136 kilometers from Luoyang. The journey takes 2–3 hours by long-distance bus. The buses depart between 6:40am and 7:30pm, and the ticket price is about 50 yuan.
The Luoyang city transportation options are not as good as in some large cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai. Taking a bus is the most common way to travel. You can visit scenic spots by bus. Sometimes these buses will be crowded.
The other way is to take a taxi. You can easily flag down a taxi in Luoyang. Most drivers don't speak English so it's a good idea to show the driver your destination in Chinese. When you take a taxi, please be sure to use the meter. Some drivers may have a habit of bargaining rather than using the meter and may try to scam tourists who generally don’t understand the currency, the travel routes, and other ways of being tricked.
Hiring a bike is another option in Luoyang. It is a good way to travel in the downtown area but the distance between each scenic spot in Luoyang is far. Biking is not a good choice if you want to visit attractions that are a long distance away, such as the Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple, and Guanlin Temple.
What we recommend is private transport. Compared with buses, it can save your time and is efficient. It can also ensure your safety and you won’t be scammed. Our private transport (with a guide for all your questions and translation needs) offers a far more reliable and fulfilling alternative to taxis.
If you are planning a tour to Luoyang and worrying about the transportation, you can make an inquiry here for free. Luoyang transportation is optimal with us — we help you avoid all the issues related to public transportation in Luoyang.