Kaifeng Transportation gives some transportation information about how to get to and get around Kaifeng. Kaifeng has a superior geographical location and convenient transportation, and direct trains and buses to and from Beijing, Zhengzhou and Luoyang are available in Kaifeng.
How to Get to Kaifeng
There is no airport in Kaifeng City. Of all the airports in Henan Province, the nearest one is Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, 70 kilometers away from Kaifeng City. As of December 2018, Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport owns 55 passenger airlines, 208 passenger routes and 116 navigable cities for passengers. There are domestic flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Sanya, Hangzhou and other places, as well as international flights to Hong Kong, Macao, Taipei, London, Phuket Island, Seoul, Tokyo, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and other places. If you wanna take plane, you need to fly to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport first, and then take the intercity bus or intercity train from the airport to Kaifeng. It is suggested to travel from Zhengzhou to Kaifeng by train, which is convenient, fast and cheaper. Besides planes, trains, long-distance buses and other modes of transportation are also available for travelling to Kaifeng. Many cities in China have direct trains and buses to Kaifeng.
The Longhai Railway in the eastern part of the Eurasian Continental Bridge traverses the entire territory of Kaifeng City, passing through Kaifeng Railway Station and Lankao Railway Station. In addition, the Zhengzhou-Xuzhou High-speed Railway parallel to Longhai Railway has Kaifeng North Railway Station and Lankao South Railway Station in Kaifeng.
Zhengzhou-Kaifeng Inter-city Railway(Intercity Trains Between Zhengzhou and Kaifeng)
The Zhengzhou-Kaifeng Inter-city Railway was put into operation in 2013, connecting the Zhengzhou high-speed railway hub station, Zhengzhou East Railway Station, and the shortest time between Zhengzhou and Kaifeng is 18 minutes. This greatly promotes the integration of Zhengzhou and Kaifeng and the process of city integration. The stations that have been opened in Kaifeng on the Zhengzhou-Kaifeng Inter-city Railway include Yunlianghe Railway Station and Songcheng Road Railway Station.
Main Railway Stations in Kaifeng
- Songchenglu Railway Station
Songcheng Road Railway Station is a station of Zhengzhou-Kaifeng Intercity Railway, opened on December 28, 2014. Songcheng Road Railway Station is a large-scale transportation hub integrating long-distance passenger transportation, tourism distribution and public transportation, including city square, long-distance bus station, tourism distribution center, public transportation station, office building, underground parking lot, commercial and residential urban complex and other projects. It mainly operates intercity trains to and from Zhengzhou.
Address: Intersection of Songcheng Road and Jiying Street, Longting District, Kaifeng开封市龙亭区宋城路与集英街交叉口
- Kaifeng Railway Station
Kaifeng Railway Station, located in Kaifeng City, Henan Province, China, is under the jurisdiction of Zhengzhou Depot of China Railway Zhengzhou Bureau Group Co., Ltd. and was built in 1909. Opposite the railway station is Kaifeng bus station, with bus stops and taxi stops. The traffic is very convenient. Kaifeng Railway Station is 85 kilometers away from Zhengzhou Railway Station and 149 kilometers away from Shangqiu Railway Station, from which travellers can transfer to the Beijing-Guangzhou and Beijing-Jiulong railways, and reach all parts of the country.
Address: South Section of Zhongshan Road, Yuwangtai District, Kaifeng开封市禹王台区中山路南段
Transportation: Take No.1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 17, 18, 27, 29, 31, 35 or 36 bus and get off at Railway Station Stop.
- Lankao Railway Station
Lankao Railway Station, built in 1912 and opened to traffic in 1915, is a station on Longhai Railway and a mixed passenger and freight transportation station. On the Longhai Railway, Lankao Railway Station is 457 kilometers from Lianyungang Railway Station and 1302 kilometers from Lanzhou Railway Station.
Address: Middle Section of Chezhan Road, Lankao County, Kaifeng开封市兰考县车站路中段
Transportation: There are No.101, 102, 104, 107, 201 and 202 buses passing through Lankao railway station.
Road traffic in Kaifeng is also very developed, with expressways from Kaifeng to Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Sanmenxia and Shangqiu. Through Zhengzhou, people can go north to Xinxiang, Anyang and even Beijing. In addition, people can go south to Xuchang, Luohe, Zhumadian and even Shenzhen. It is only a 10 minute's drive from the central area of Kaifeng to the entrance of the expressway. National Highway 106 (Beijing-Guangzhou) runs through Kaifeng from north to south. National Highway 310 (Tianshui-Lianyungang) and National Highway 220 (Kaifeng Lankao-Binzhou) meet in Kaifeng. Kaifeng bus station is opposite to Kaifeng railway station.
Main Long-distance Bus Stations in Kaifeng
There are many bus stations in Kaifeng city, and coaches arrive in major cities in Henan province and neighboring provinces (cities) such as Beijing, Hebei and Shandong. The main bus terminals are Kaifeng bus station located near the railway station, and the west bus station with more long-distance bus routes.
- Kaifeng Bus Station(开封汽车站)
Address: In the Opposite of Kaifeng Railway Station, South Section of Zhongshan Road, Yuwangtai Disrtict, Kaifeng开封市禹王台区中山路南段火车站对面
- Kaifeng West Bus Station(开封市长途汽车西站)
Address: No.7, Yingbin Road, Gulou District, Kaifeng开封市鼓楼区迎宾路7号
- Kaifeng East Bus Station(开封汽车东站)
Address: Bianjing Avenue, Shunhe Hui District, Kaifeng开封市顺河回族区汴京大道
- Lankao Bus Station(兰考汽车站)
Address: No.61, Chezhan Road, Lankao County, Kaifeng开封市兰考县车站路61号
- Tongda Bus Terminal(通达汽车站)
Address: No.26, Renmin West Road, Weishi County, Kaifeng开封市尉氏县人民西路26号
How to Get Around Kaifeng
Currently, there is no metros in Kaifeng, which is under planning. Bus is one of the main modes of transportation in the Kaifeng city. Besides, taxi and rickshaw are easily available.
Kaifeng's bus fares are based on the 1 yuan system, covering the main prosperous areas of the city. Some buses can also reach the entrance of the scenic spot directly, which is very convenient. The following is some main bus stops of part buses for reference only.
- No.1 Bus: Railway Station, Zhongda Yiwu Shopping Mall, West Bus Station, Kaifeng Museum, Yanqing Daoist Temple, Xiangguo Temple, Imperial Song Street, Dragon Pavilion, The Millennium City Park, Tianbo Yangfu, Iron Pagoda Park.
- No.15 Bus: Tianbo Yangfu, The Millennium City Park, Dragon Pavilion, Imperial Song Street, Zhongshan Road, Drum Tower, Bianjing Park, Yuwangtai.
- No.20 Bus: Tianbo Yangfu, The Millennium City Park, Dragon Pavilion, Xisi Square, Baogongci, Xipo Living Quarter, West Bus Station, Kaifeng Museum, Yanqing Daoist Temple, Sanmao Time Square, Xiangguo Temple, Bianjing Park, Caomen Market, Bai Yi Ge, Bianjing Hotel, Iron Pagoda Park.
- No.28 Bus: Kaifeng University, Bagongci, Drum Tower, Bianjing Park, Caomen Wholesale Market, Heda Campus, Dahong Century New Town.
Zhengzhou-Kaifeng Inter-city Bus
There are now special bus lines between Zhengzhou and Kaifeng, which can reach Kaifeng directly and is very convenient. Zhengzhou-Kaifeng Intercity Bus starts from Xincheng Road Railway Station in Kaifeng to Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus North Station, running time of 06:30-20:00, costing 10 yuan. In addition, there are Zhengbian intercity bus No.101 and bus No.103, etc.
The starting price of Kaifeng taxis is 5 yuan/2km, and the fare for each kilometer after over 2 kilometers is 1 yuan. The taxi fare between scenic spots in the city will not exceed 15 yuan.
The public bicycle transportation system built in Kaifeng has been put into use, with nearly 10,000 bicycles and dozens of pick-up points, including commercial centers, tourist attractions, main roads and government agencies. Each bicycle has GPS positioning, voice navigation, presentation about scenic spots and other functions, and can inquire about the parking place and time of bicycles at any time.
Most of the scenic spots in Kaifeng are concentrated in the urban areas, and it also has a special flavor to take the local featured human tricycles between scenic spots. According to the 1 yuan/kilometer standard, the price for one day is 80 yuan.
Kaifeng Transportation by Region
- Gulou District
- Longting District
- Yuwangtai District
- Shunhe Hui District
- Xiangfu District
- Weishi County
- Lankao County
- Qixian County
- Tongxu County