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Zhengzhou to Hefei

Train Number:K1240Start Station:ZhengzhouEnd Station:Hefei
Train TypeKStart Time:14:30End Time:22:08
Intermediate Stations:Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Lankao, Minquan, Shangqiu, Bozhou, Fuyang (Anhui), Huainan, Hefei, Chaohu, Wuhu, Xuancheng, Hangzhou, Yiwu, Jinhua South, Wuyi, Yongkang, Jinyun, Lishui, Wenzhou
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Station No.Station NameArrive TimeDepart TimeStop Time
1 Zhengzhou ---- 14:30 0 mins
2 Kaifeng 15:16 15:20 4 mins
3 Lankao 15:48 15:52 4 mins
4 Minquan 16:14 16:19 5 mins
5 Shangqiu 16:59 17:09 10 mins
6 Bozhou 17:58 18:09 11 mins
7 Fuyang (Anhui) 19:19 19:31 12 mins
8 Huainan 20:52 20:56 4 mins
9 Hefei 22:08 22:28 20 mins
10 Chaohu 23:12 23:16 4 mins
11 Wuhu 00:05 00:11 6 mins
12 Xuancheng 01:01 01:05 4 mins
13 Hangzhou 03:25 03:37 12 mins
14 Yiwu 05:04 05:08 4 mins
15 Jinhua South 06:09 06:31 22 mins
16 Wuyi 06:56 07:03 7 mins
17 Yongkang 07:34 07:37 3 mins
18 Jinyun 08:15 08:20 5 mins
19 Lishui 09:50 09:53 3 mins
20 Wenzhou 11:58 11:58 0 mins

K1240 is a K train route originating from Zhengzhou at 14:30, and arriving at the final destination of Hefei at 22:08. The duration of the total journey is 7 hrs 38 mins. There are 20 stops in total: Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Lankao, Minquan, Shangqiu, Bozhou, Fuyang (Anhui), Huainan, Hefei, Chaohu, Wuhu, Xuancheng, Hangzhou, Yiwu, Jinhua South, Wuyi, Yongkang, Jinyun, Lishui, Wenzhou. You can purchase tickets starting at, and ending at any station. Ticket prices are set on a per kilometer basis.

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