How to Get to Terracotta Army from Beijing/ Shanghai/ Hong Kong
|From Beijing||From Shanghai||From Hong Kong|
|High Speed Train + Bus||5.5-7h||7-8.5h||11-11.5h|
|Overnight Train + Bus||13-15h||12 / 16h||Not Recommended|
|Flight + Bus||4h||5h||5h|
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 type. 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 overnigth 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 station, go eastward to the East Square, where you can take bus no. tourist 5 (306) to the Terracotta Army. Ticket fare is CNY7 and duration is about 70 minutes.
Please note that there are fake buses of no. tourist 5 around the train 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, taking free shuttle bus operating between the North Railway Station and Terracotta Army would be a good choice. The travel time is 1 hour or so. Besides, you can take bus no. 266 to reach railway station, and then board the bus no. tourist 5 (306) to get to the destination.
From Xi'an Airport
Taking airport shuttle bus or taxi to Xi'an Railway Station in about one hour, you will find bus no. tourist 5 (306) to Terracotta Army parking on the east square of the train station. Or take airport shuttle bus at a cost of CNY31.5/person to reach Lintong Bus Station to get on bus no. 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.