How to prepare for the trip to Shaolin
The daily routine at the school of Shaolin kung fu

To get to Shaolin

The first independent action: you need to fly to one of the cities of China. Below we examine the two most common routes:

Airport Beijing code BJS
Airport in Zhengzhou code CGO

How to get to Shaolin temple from Beijing (BJS)

✈️ Beijing Airport 🚉 Beijing Railway Station

🚉 Beijing Railway Station 🚉 Zhengzhou railway Station

🚌Zhengzhou Bus Station 🚌 Dengfeng Bus Station

🚌 Dengfeng Bus Station 🚕 Shi Yanchen Kung Fu School

The nearest major transportation is to Zhengzhou, which is the nearest major transportation hub to Shaolin Temple.

If the tickets are not very favourable and you are planning to use the train to Zhengzhou, then consider that the approximate cost of a speed train is 300RMB. Further from Zhengzhou buses go to the city of Dengfeng, where Shaolin Teple is located. The bus ticket will cost approximately 30RMB and you will spend about 2 hours on the road. The bus is a very convenient way to get to the city, but if you are in China for the first time and don’t know the language, then we can meet you in Zhengzhou or you can take a cab and spend about 400 RMB on it.

How to get to Shaolin temple from Zhengzhou (CGO)

✈️ Zhengzhou Airport 🚌 Bus station inside the airport building Zhengzhou

🚌Bus terminal Zhengzhou 🚌 Bus terminal Dengfeng

🚌 Bus terminal Dengfeng 🚕 School of Shaolin kung fu

What is the difference between routes via Beijing and Zhengzhou?

Via Beijing to fly cheaper, and in Zhengzhou more convenient, especially for those who go for the first time:

  • No transplant from the Airport to the Station
  • Minimal communication in Chinese.

Do you still recommend to fly?

We recommend you to fly through Zhengzhou, the cost of the route is specified more in the following article

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Beijing Airport

Zhengzhou Railway Station

Dengfeng Bus station

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