You can reach Kaifeng with high-speed trains from many major cities in China.
From Beijing, you can get from Beijing West Station to Kaifeng North Station within 4 hours twice a day. You can also take a train to Zhengzhou East Station and then take a connecting train to Kaifeng. From Shanghai, you can get from Shanghai Hongqiao Station directly to Kaifeng North Station within 4,5 hours four times a day.
You can check train connections and book tickets in English via http://english.ctrip.com. Please note that you need to arrive about 1 hour before departure time of your train at Chinese train stations to collect your printed ticket and to go through a security check (similar to airports).
After your arrival in Kaifeng, please take a taxi to the conference venue (or your hotel). Show the driver the address of your hotel. The taxi ride from Kaifeng North Train Station to the hotels should be about 15 RMB (2 Euro or 2,50 USD).
For the Lavenda Dream Hotel
For the Central Capital Hotel
The next airport to Kaifeng is Zhengzhou (Xinzheng International Airport, Airport Code: CGO). International Participants most likely need to change planes in Shanghai or Beijing and then connect to Zhengzhou.
We provide a free airport pick-up and return service for all participants. We will offer the pick-up service only on March 28th and the return service on March 31st and April 1st.
Please be aware that we will carpool arriving participants and you might have to wait up to two hours at the airport. Zhengzhou airport has a few dining options as well as a Starbucks coffee in the departure area to spend the waiting time.
On March 28th, we will send two of our student volunteers to the airport to welcome you in the arrival area and arrange your specific car/shuttle bus. The students will hold a sign with the name of our conference on it. If you arrive in the late evening, our drivers will pick you up directly. They will also hold our sign, but please be aware that they do not speak English. They will bring you to your selected hotel.
If you would like to use this service, please submit the form below by March 10th.