How to Get to Terracotta Army from Beijing/ Shanghai/ Hong Kong
Upon landing by flight, take airport shuttle bus or metro line 13+ line 4 + line 1 to Fangzhicheng Bus Station and transfer to Tourist Bus No.5 (306) to Terracotta Army; if arriving by high speed train to Xi’an North Railway Station, take metro line 2 + line 1 to Fangzhicheng Bus Station and then change to Tourist Bus No.5 (306) to Terracotta Warriors and Horses; arriving by normal speed train to Xi’an Railway Station, you can take metro line 1 or bus 42 to Fangzhicheng Bus Station to board the Tourist Bus No.5 (306) to Terracotta Army.
|From Beijing||From Shanghai||From Hong Kong|
|High Speed Train + Metro + Bus 306||8.5-10h||10-11h||14-14.5h|
|Overnight Train + Metro + Bus 306||15.5-18h||18.5-19h||Not Recommended|
|Flight + Airport Bus + Bus 306||4.5-5h||5.5-6h||5.5-6h|
Step 1: Get to Xi'an by Flight or Train
From Beijing by Flight
Usually, there are more than 20 flights departing from Beijing Capital International Airport and landing at Xi'an Xianyang International Airport every day, and the frequency is about one hour. Air ticket fare for economy class is changeable between CNY600 and CNY2,000 because of different airlines and the flight dates, and the whole trip takes about 2 hours.
From Beijing by High Speed Train
From Beijing West Railway Station, you can arrive at Xi'an North Railway Station by taking high speed train. Nearly 15 departures are available for passengers each day from 06:53 in the morning to 18:55 in the evening. Their departure interval is diverse between 30 minutes and an hour and a half approximately. It costs CNY500 to CNY1,700 according to various seat types. The high speed train takes 4.5 to 6 hours for a single trip.
From Beijing by Overnigth Train
Besides, you can also take an ordinary speed overnigt train from Beijing West Railway Station to arrive at Xi'an Railway Station. Every day, 9 trains are operated from 14:22 to 22:15 with an interval of about one hour, and the ticket fare of soft sleeper is not more than CNY440.5. The whole way will take more than 12-14 hours, longer than high speed trains.
Among them, T231 and Z19 departing in the evening and arriving in the morning are recommended. Saving daytime, they are good choices for travelers making a one day tour to Terracotta Army.
From Shanghai by Flight
From Shanghai by High Speed Train
From Shanghai by Overnight Train
From Hong Kong by Flight
From Hong Kong by High Speed Train
How to get to Shenzhen North Railway Station from Hong Kong:
From Hong Kong by Overnight Train
Step 2: Get to Terracotta Army from Xi'an Airport/ Xi'an North Railway Station/ Xi'an Railway Station
From Xi'an Railway Station
After getting out of the Xi'an Railway Station, you can walk southward for about 800 meters (875 yards) to Wulukou and take metro line 1 to the terminal Fangzhicheng Bus Station. Then take the Tourist Bus No. 5 (306) directly to Terracotta Army. The tourist bus No.5 (306) departs from a roadside bus stop 25-30 meters north to Fangzhicheng Bus Station between 7:00 and 19:00, at the fare of CNY 5.
Please note that there are fake buses of tourist line 5 around the bus station. See more about Avoiding Traps, telling how to stay away from the fake buses and fake Terracotta Army sites.
From Xi'an North Railway Station
If arrive in Xi'an by high speed train, you can take metro line 2 and transfer to metro line 1 to reach Fangzhicheng Bus Station, then board the tourist bus line 5 (306) to get to the destination, taking CNY11 and nearly 2.5 hours.
From Xi'an Airport
1. Take airport shuttle bus to Fangzhicheng Bus Station in about 70 minutes with a cost of CNY 25 per person, and then take the tourist bus line 5 (306) to Terracotta Army. You can also take metro line 13 (airport line) + line 4 + line 1 to Fangzhicheng Bus Station and go to Terracotta Army by tourist bus line 5 (306).
2. Take airport shuttle bus at a cost of CNY31.5/person to reach Lintong Bus Station to get on bus Lintong 101 to arrive at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
How to Get to Terracotta Army from Downtown Xi'an
Actually, you are suggested to join a group tour for the visit, maybe you can contact with Travel China Guide at traveltravelchinaguide.com.