China Travel Answer

Q: How long does it take to drive from Guangzhou to Zhengzhou?

We assume you mean Zhengzhou in Henan Province. By highway the distance between Guangzhou and Zhengzhou is approximately 1,770 km (1,100 miles). The two cities are linked by freeway. Speed limit on Chinese freeways are generally 120 kilometers per hour (about 70 miles per hour). Suppose one drives at the speed limit and make no stops (impossible, of course), it takes about 15 hours to drive from Guangzhou to Zhengzhou.

By railway, the distance between Guangzhou and Zhengzhou is about 1,600 km (990 miles). Travel time by train ranges from 15 to 24 hours, depending on the particular train one takes.

One can also fly from Guangzhou to Zhengzhou. Flight time is 2 hours.