Xian Transport

Last updated by wendysong at 2014/10/29

Public Buses


Xi'an has a very convenient and advanced public bus network. Ordinary buses charge one Yuan per person, while buses with air-conditioning ask for two Yuan. And if you have got a bus card, you can have a 50% discount. Mini buses, whose first numbers are 5 or 7, charge 50 cents for the first three stops and an additional 50 cents for another four stops. Service hotline: 029-9600135


Sightseeing Buses


Being a very important tourist destination, Xi'an currently offers nine tourist bus lines whose numbers starts with the Chinese character "游" (the pronunciation is "U"), which means "a sightseeing Bus". In these lines, U 1, U 2, U 3, there is only one bus per day except the golden weeks ( May Day and National Day ) and no bus in low season ( from January to March ).


Inquiry telephone No. : 029- 84031313


U 1
Route: From the train station to Mt. Huashan
Service hours: departing from train station at 8:00 am– back from Mt. Huashan at 5:00 pm
Fare: 22 Yuan


U 2
Route: From the train station to Taibai Mountain via Famen Temple
Service hours: departing from the station at 8: 00 am – back from Taibai Mountain at 4:00 pm, passing by Famen Temple at 3:00pm
Fare: 25 Yuan for Xi’an to Taibai Mountain; 22 Yuan for Xi’an to Famen Temple

 U 3

Route: from the train station to Qianling  Mausoleum
Service hours: departing from the train station at 8:00 am– back from Qianling  Mausoleum at 3:00 pm

Fare: 18 Yuan

 U 4
Route: From the south gate of Tang Paradise to Hanyang Mausoleum
Service hours: 7:00 am.-5:00 pm buses from the south gate of Tang Paradise to Hanyang Mausoleum; 9:00 am.-6: 30 pm buses from Hanyang Mausoleum to the south gate of Tang Paradise
Fare: The starting point is 2 Yuan and the total route costs 6 Yuan.


 U 5 ( No. 306 )

Route: From the train station to Terra Cotta Warrior Army, passing by such famous tourist sights as Li Mountain, Huaqing Pool, and the Mausoleum of the First Emperor
Service hours: 7: 00 am – 6:30 pm buses from the train station to Terra-cotta Army; 8:10 am-6:10 pm buses from Terra-cotta Army to the station
Fare: The starting point is 2 Yuan and the total route costs 7 Yuan.


U 6

Route: From the First Branch of the Qinchuan Factory to the train station, passing by  Iron Stove Temple and Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Service hours: 6:40am –7:30 pm
Fare:  The starting point is 0.5 Yuan and the total route costs 3 Yuan.


 U 7

Route: From the train station to Xi'an Vocational and Technical College, passing by the Bell Tower,  the South Gate of City Wall and Small Wild Goose Pagoda
Service hours: 6:400 am – 7:30 pm
Fare: The starting point is 0.5 Yuan and the total route costs 3 Yuan.


U 8 ( No. 610 )

Route: Starting from the train station to the south gate of Tang Paradise, passing by Revolution Park, Bell Tower,  Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Daxinshan Temple, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Qujiang Sea World and Tang Paradise
Service hours: 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
Fare: 1 Yuan


U 9

Route: from Jinhua North Road to Qinling Wild Animal zoo, passing by Big Wild Goose Pagoda   
Service hours: depart from Jinhua North Road at 6:00 am – 7:30 pm; back from Qinling Wild Animal zoo at 6:00 am – 8:00pm
Fare: For ordinary buses the starting price is 1 Yuan and the total length costs 4 Yuan. For air-conditioned buses the starting point is 2 Yuan and the total length costs 5 Yuan.

 

Taxis


About 10, 000 taxis are now running in Xi'an. The starting rate is 6 Yuan for for the first 3 kilometers plus 1.5 Yuan per extra kilometer. For taxis in Chang’an District, the fares are 5 Yuan for the first three kilometers and 1.4 Yuan for per extra kilometer respectively. The night rate (applied from 10 pm to 6 am) is 7 Yuan for the first 3 kilometers and 30 cents added to the normal additional kilometer rate. Tourists can also rent a taxi for a whole day inside the city of Xi'an at the cost of 200 Yuan. A taxi for a day to Hua Mountain or the Famen Temple costs 300 Yuan, and one to the Taibai Mountain costs 350 Yuan. It takes 80 to 100 Yuan to get from Bell Tower to airport by taxi. Tourists can easily take a taxi anywhere except the four main streets- the south street, the north street, the west street and the east street. There are a number of taxi stops in the four streets for travelers to wait for buses. When deciding to rent a taxi on a daily basis, tourists should negotiate the fare with the driver before coming to a final deal.


Taxi Service Hotline: 029-84264509


Subways

Subway No. 2 from North to South and Subway  No.1 from west to east are both under construction now. No. 2 will open to the public in 2010 and No. 1 in 2013.

Tips


Due to possible traffic jams, travelers are advised to set aside enough time when leaving for the train station or airport.
The public transportation network in Xi'an is among the best in China. If you are not in a hurry, there is no need to rent a taxi.

 
 

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