Terracotta Army Facts

How to Get to Terracotta Warriors from Xi'an

The Terracotta Warriors is located in Lintong District, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) to the northeast of Xi'an downtown, and taking bus to Terracotta Warriors is the only way to get there. Visitors can take bus 306 (Tourist Bus Line 5) from East Square of Xi’an Railway Station or bus 307 from Tang Paradise West Gate and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. You can also go by taxi.

How to Get to Terracotta Warriors from Xi'an Downtown

Bus 306 to Terracotta Warriors Is the Best Choice. 

Boarding Point: East Square of Xi'an Railway Station
Schedule: 07:00 – 19:00 from Xi'an Railway Station 
                08:10 – 19:00 return from Terracotta Army 
Frequency: 10 to 30 minutes, or when the bus is fully occupied  
Travel Time: About 1 hour
Ticket Fare: CNY7 per person
How to Get to Terracotta Army from Downtown Xi'an

Travel Tips on Taking Bus 306 (Tourist Line 5) to Terracotta Army

1. Taking Bus 306 to Terracotta Warriors is the most popular and the most frequently to get to the museum; hence there may be a long queue waiting to board, especially in peak seasons. 

2. Passengers pay for the ticket after getting on the bus. 

Xi'an Tourist Bus Line 5 (306)
Tourist Bus Line 5 (306)
3. You may meet people who claim to lead you to bus no. 306 to Terracotta Army site when you arrive at the east square of Xi'an Railway Station. Do not trust them, because the authentic bus conductors don’t move far from their post to greet the passengers. 

4. Some swindlers may wear uniforms and official-looking red armbands in order to cheat you. They will ask you to buy tickets at a fake ticket office. Genuine bus tickets to the museum are bought onboard the bus. Otherwise, you could be deceived into viewing a fake Terracotta Army. 

5. The real bus 306, an off-white color, parks in a proprietary parking lot at the railway station east square. There is a large sign in front to show the boarding place. 

6. If it’s hard to find the real bus 306 at the train station, you can ask the station staff or a policeman for help. 

 See more about Avoiding Traps, telling how to stay away from the fake buses and fake Terracotta Army sites.

Tips on Bus 914 & 915

From the East Square of Xi'an Railway Station, buses no. 914 and 915 also travel to the Terracotta Army site. Their operating time is from 06:30 to 19:30, at a 10-30 minute interval; travel time is about 1.5 hours and the fare is CNY7 per person. However, as they are regular city buses, they may frequently stop on the way and are nearly always crowded, and so are not recommended.  

Bus No. 307: Tang City Wall Zone 9 Bus Station – Terracotta Army

Major Stops: Tang Paradise South Gate, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Qing Gong Market
Schedule: 06:30 - 18:30 from Tang City Wall Zone 9 Bus Station
                07:00 - 19:00 return from Terracotta Army 
Frequency: 18 to 30 minutes 
Travel Time: 1.5 hours
Ticket Fare: CNY8 per person for a single trip
Tip: Bus no. 307 is a regular city bus line with many stops on the way. As a result, no seats may be left when you board and you may need to stand all the way to your destination. 

Taxi from Downtown Xi'an to Terracotta Army – about CNY150

The taxi operates from downtown Xi'an to the museum in 40 to 50 minutes and a single trip costs about CNY150.

How to Get to Terracotta Army from Xi'an North Railway Station

Plan A: Free Shuttle Bus

Boarding Point: West Square of the North Railway Station
Schedule: 08:00 - 16:00 from North Railway Station
               10:30 - 19:30 return from Terracotta Army 
Frequency: 1 hour 
Travel Time: 1 hour
Tip: This is the most convenient way for visitors arriving in Xi'an by high speed train. A railway ticket for the visit date and entrance ticket to the Terracotta Army site are required when boarding the free shuttle bus. The entry ticket for the attraction site is available at the Tourists’ Service Center on level -1F of the railway station.

Plan B: Bus No. 266 + Tourist Bus Line 5 (306)

Alternatively, you can firstly go to Xi'an Railway Station from the North Railway Station by taking bus no. 266. Then, take tourist bus No. 5 (306) departing from the east square to get to Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. 
How to Get to Terracotta Army from Xi'an North Railway Station

How to Get to Terracotta Army from Xi'an Airport

Plan A:

You can take the shuttle bus to the Xi'an Railway Station. Afterwards, go to the east square to board bus no.306 to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Frequency and duration of the shuttle bus are 10-20 minutes and 70 minutes or so respectively, and it costs CNY25/person.  

Plan B:

At a cost of CNY31.5/person, you can take airport shuttle bus departing at 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00, 17:30 and 19:00, from the airport to Lintong Bus Station. Duration is about 1 hour. From Lintong Bus Station, you can take Bus No. Lintong 101 to get to the destination in 20 minutes or so.  
How to Get to Terracotta Army from Xi'an Airport

Further Reading:
 How to Get to Terracotta Army from Beijing/ Shanghai/ Hong Kong
- Last modified on Aug. 08, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Get from Xi'an
Asked by Lilian from MALAYSIA | Sep. 27, 2019 07:27Reply
Are there taxis from the Terracotta site to Huaqing Palace?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jason from CANADA | Sep. 29, 2019 02:23

Yes, of course. You can also take direct bus.
Asked by Kelvin from SINGAPORE | Jul. 03, 2019 02:17Reply
How do I go from downtown to Xi'an Railway Station?
Do I only have the option of taxi to reach Main Railway Station if I am staying in city?
Answers (2)
Answered by Paul from USA | Jul. 03, 2019 18:38

Where do you start off? You can take bus or subway to it. The nearest subway station is Wulukou Station (Line 1/ 4) and there are dozens of buses reaching to it like Bus No.5/9/13/17/25/30/40/41...
Answered by Kelvin from SINGAPORE | Jul. 03, 2019 23:23

Thanks I will be near Zhonglou but I'll probably figure out how to get to the station
Asked by Kaz from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 12, 2019 02:40Reply
Will we have enough time if we come in at 11:30 to purchase tickets for the terracotta army
and Put our bags in storage and find the free shuttle bus In half an hour to catch the 12 noon shuttle bus – where would we go to put luggage in storage please?
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Answered by Natalie from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 15, 2019 23:29

Will you arrive at the North Railway Station? If yes, you can catch that shuttle bus. Don't worry.
You can easily find the left luggage service center in the arrival hall. As I know, the fare is CNY5 to 10 for one piece of luggage.
Asked by Ted from USA | Mar. 06, 2019 18:36Reply
Luggage for Xi'an Tourist Bus Line 5 (306)
Can you bring luggage on the bus? I am training into the city overnight getting off in the morning trying to take the 306 Bus to the soldiers, then taking the bus back to the railway station and heading tours the airport.
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda from USA | Mar. 06, 2019 19:44

Yes, you can. But if the luggage is too large and you may need to buy a another ticket for it.
Asked by Adrian Foo from SINGAPORE | Sep. 07, 2018 09:05Reply
Is there any lunch n dinner restaurant at the terracotta site.?
How many other attraction sites are there around? What are the official Ticket entrance cost like?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jerry from MALAYSIA | Sep. 09, 2018 23:05

Yes, there are some restaurants in the site and near the site. The attractions around include Huaqing Palace and Mount Li. The combo ticket fare is as follow:
Mar. – Nov.: CNY150;
Dec. – Feb.: CNY120;
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