How to Travel from Xi’an to Huashan
1. Best Way - High-Speed Train: 30 min, CNY 54.5 for a Second Class Seat
There are over 50 high speed trains serving passengers from Xi’an to Huashan. They depart from Xi’an North Railway Station to Huashan North Railway Station from 7:52 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Ticket Fare: G Trains - CNY 54.5 for a second class seat ticket; CNY 89.5 for a first class seat and CNY 175.5 for a business class seat.
Tourists can take Metro Line 2 or Line 4 to Xi’an North Railway Station from downtown.
After arriving at Huashan North Railway Station, one can take the free tourist bus Huayin Line 1 / Line 2 from the main square in front of Huashan North Station to Huashan Tourist Center, taking about 40 minutes. In particular, the free tourist bus departs from 7:10 - 19:10. If you miss the period, you can also take a taxi to Huashan Tourist Center at about CNY 20.
See detailed Xi’an - Huashan Train
2. Alternative Way - Normal-Speed Train: 2 Hours, CNY 19.5 for a Hard Seat
There are 6-7 normal speed trains running from Xi’an Railway Station to Huashan Railway Station, which takes about 2 hours for a single journey. After arriving at Huashan Railway Station, one can spend CNY 3 and take bus Huayin 608 to Huashan Tourist Center.
Ticket Fare: CNY 18.5 for a hard seat; CNY 64.5 for a hard sleeper.
3. Direct Tourist Bus to Mountain Foot: 2 Hours, CNY 39.5-42
How to go to Huashan from Xi’an by bus? Tourist can take Xi’an Metro Line 1 to Fangzhicheng Station, or take metro line 4 to Xi'an Railway Station and Xi;an Coach Station is on the south. From the coach stations, passengers can take a direct bus to the tourist center of Mt. Huashan.
|Departure Station||Departure Time||Duration||Ticket Fare|
|Fangzhicheng Coach Station||8:40, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30||2h||CNY39.5|
|Xi'an Coach Station||7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 11:30, 13:00, 13:30, 16:00, 18:30||2h||CNY40|
4. Taxi: 1.5 - 2 Hours, CNY350 - 600
Taking taxis is much flexible and comfortable. The taxi fare varies from CNY350-600 and the duration is 1.5-2 hours. Tourists should be aware that it may be hard to hail a taxi willing to travel so far.
How to Choose
Beyond all doubt, taking a high-speed train is the best and fastest way to travel from Xi’an to Huashan in terms of travel time, cost and convenience. It greatly facilitates tourists who want to take a one-day tour from Xi’an to Huashan Mountain.
If you happen to stay near Xi'an Coach Station or Fangzhicheng Metro Station or along metro line 1, you could choose to take a tourist bus from Xi’an to Huashan. You should be prepared for small interior spaces on the bus.