Xian Transport

Xi'an Railway Station

The Xi'an Railway Station is a major railway junction. Trains go from there to every part of China, and people going to northwest or southwest China transfer here.

The Xi'an Railway Station building has four sections: the main building, ticket hall, baggage office and office area. In the center of the main building is a platform area 20 meters high. Both the east and west sides have waiting rooms.

  • The building has four large general waiting rooms, each with a capacity of 1,400 passengers.
  • There is another waiting area near the railway platforms for the old and weak, groups, soft-berth riders, and VIPs. That building is decorated with plants.
  • In the center of the ticket hall, there are two escalators and a staircase up to the second floor. Passengers on the bottom floor can go directly onto Platform One.

Address: No. 151, Huancheng Bei Road, Xincheng District, Xi’an. 4 kilometers (2 miles) north of the Bell Tower (old city center)


To Xi'an Railway Station

1. Bus:Bus 5, 9, 13, 14, 25, 30, 40, 41, 42, 602, 603, 607, 611, 103, 105, 500, 201, 231, 240; and tour bus 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8

2. Subway: Take Line 1 to Wulukou (五路口) and Line 4 (still under construction) will have a station here.

To Xi'an North Railway Station

1. Bus: You could alternatively take bus 266 there directly.

2. Subway: Walk 500 meters south to Wulukou (五路口), take Line 1 to North Street Station (北大街), then Line 2 to Xi'an North (Bei Ke Zhan 北客站).

To Xianyang International Airport

Xianyang is 26 kilometers (16 miles) away. Airport Bus 2 goes directly to the airport. If you wish to have a private car with a guide, please contact our trip advisor.

To the Terracotta Army

You can take bus 5 directly to the Terracotta Army Museum. The bus runs from 07:00 to 19:00 hrs, costs 7 RMB per person, and takes about two hours.

We also can tailor-make your Terracotta Army trip according to your interests and requirements.

Xi’an North Railway Station

Xi’an North Railway Station is only for high-speed trains leaving the major cities of China, including Beijing, Zhengzhou, Shenzhen, Huashan, Yan’an, Guanghou, Shanghai, Wuhan and Changsha.

Location: at the intersection of Wenjing Road, Weiyang Road and North 3rd Ring Road, Weiyang District, Xi’an

Getting there: bus 263, 264, 265 and 266 or subway line 2

To Xi'an North Railway Station

Take Line 2 to North Street Station (北大街) and Line 1 to Wulukou Station (五路口站) and then walk about 500 m to Xi’an Railway Station.

To Xi’an Xianyang International Airport

There is no subway going to Xianyang. You are recommended to take a taxi or bus to go to the airport, or to book a private transfer with us.

Bus: Airport shuttle bus line 6 goes directly and is available from 09:00 – 19:40 hrs every 40 minutes. It takes about an hour and costs 25 RMB.


  • Buses from Xi’an North Railway Station operate from 06:30 to 19:30 every day.
  • The subway line 2 operates from 06:30 to 21:30 hrs every day.
  • The Red Hat Luggage Delivery service is available in the station, which helps passengers carry luggage to the train 10 minutes before the train leaves.

How to Buy Tickets?

There are two ways of buying a ticket. One is go to the station to buy the ticket directly. Another is to buy your ticket online with our China train booking service.

How to Board?

1. Buy a ticket at the ticket hall on the east side of the station or from a train ticket agency.

2. Passengers can wait for their trains at Xi’an Railway Station on the day of departure. There are entrances on both the east and west sides of the buffer zone for the waiting area.

3. After the security check, passengers can enter the waiting hall. Please enter the waiting hall at least 40 minutes before your train leaves.

A List of Xi’an Railway Ticket Agencies

  1. Post Office of Hu County, Xi’an

Location: No. 1, Huazhan Road, Hu County, Xi’an
Hot line: 029-82500002
Office hours: 08:00 to 16:00 .

2. Post Office of Lantian County, Xi’an

Location: Yushan Road, Lantian County, Xi’an
Hot line: 029-82722609
Office hours: 08:00 to 16:00.

3. Xi’an China International Travel Service

Location: No. 48, Chang’an North Road, Beilin District, Xi’an.
Hot line: 029-85360932
Office hours: 08:00 to 16:00 .

4. Wenshang Hotel

Location: No. 30, Luomashi, Dongdajie Avenue, Xi’an.
Hot line: 029-87255118
Office hours: 08:00 to 16:00.

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