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. Currently, travelers can take metro line 9 to Huaqing Pool Station from Fangzhicheng and then transfer to Lintong Bus 602 to Terracotta Army; or take Tourist Bus No. 5 (306) from Fangzhicheng to get there directly. Bus No. 307 also runs to the scenic site, whose main stops in downtown include Tang Paradise West Gate and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda.

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How to Get to Terracotta Warriors from Xi'an Downtown

1. Metro Line 1 + Line 9 + Lintong Bus 602

Tourists can take metro line 1 to Fangzhicheng Station first, then change to line 9 and arrive at Huaqing Pool Station within 40 minutes. Then transfer to Lintong Bus 602, which will take you to the Terracotta Army in about 20 minutes.

2. Bus 306 to Terracotta Warriors from Fangzhicheng Bus Station

Boarding Point: A roadside bus stop 25-30 meters north to Fangzhicheng Bus Station
Schedule: 07:00 – 19:00 from Fangzhicheng Bus Station
         08:15 – 19:00 return from Terracotta Army
Frequency: 5 minutes, or when the bus is fully occupied  
Travel Time: About 1.5 hour
Ticket Fare: CNY 5 per person

Xi'an Tourist Bus Line 5 (306)
Tourist Bus Line 5 (306)

Note: The tourist bus line 5 (306) started from East Square of Xi'an Railway Station in the past, now it departs from a streetside bus stop outside Fangzhicheng Bus Station.

How to Get to Fangzhicheng Bus Station:

Metro: Take metro line 1 to the terminal Fangzhicheng Station and walk northward.
Bus: Take city bus 42, 171, 213, 231, 232, 233, 237, 241, 242, 246, 269, 270, 283, 307, 401, 416, 508, 904, or 926 to get off at Fangzhicheng Station.

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

1. You may meet people who claim to lead you to bus no. 306 to Terracotta Army site when you arrive at Fangzhicheng Bus Station. Do not trust them, because the authentic bus conductors don’t move far from their post to greet the passengers.

2. 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.

3. The real bus 306, an off-white color, departs from a bus stop outside Fangzhicheng Bus Station by roadside. There is a large sign in front to show the boarding place.

4. If it’s hard to find the real bus 306 at the bus 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 Sanfuwan Bus 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 CNY12 per person for whole journey. However, as they are regular city buses, they may frequently stop on the way and are nearly always crowded, and so are not recommended.  

3. 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. 

4. 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 Railway Station

Plan A: Metro Line 1 + Metro Line 9 + Lintong Bus 602

Walk southward from Xi’an Railway Station for about 800 meters (875 yards) to find the Wulukou metro station, from where you can take the metro line 1 to Fangzhicheng Station in 20 minutes. After, transfer to metro line 9 to Huaqing Pool Station and take Lintong Bus 602 to the Terracotta Army.

Plan B: City Bus 42 + Tourist Bus Line 5 (306)

Take the bus 42 from the square in front of Xi’an Railway Station to Fangzhicheng Bus Station. About 50 minutes are needed. Then take the tourist bus line 5 (306) directly to Terracotta Warriors, taking nearly 1.5 hours.

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

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

Metro Line 2 + Metro Line 1 + Metro Line 9 + Lintong Bus 602

You can firstly take metro line 2 to Beidajie and transfer to metro line 1 to Fangzhicheng. Then, take metro line 9 to Huaqing Pool Station and change to Lintong Bus 602 to get to Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. The whole journey takes about 2 hours.
How to Get to Terracotta Army from Xi'an North Railway Station

How to Get to Terracotta Army from Xi'an Airport

Plan A: Airport Shuttle Bus to Lintong + Tourist Bus Line 5 (306)

You can take airport shuttle bus Lintong Line to Xi’an University of Science and Technology, taking about one hour and CNY 31.5 per person. The shuttle bus departs at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:45, 14:00, 15:30, 17:00, 18:15 and 19:30 every day. Duration is about 1 hour. When you get off, take Lintong Bus 602, tourist bus line 5 (306) or 914 to Terracotta Army directly, which needs about half an hour.

Plan B: Airport Metro Line + Line 4 + Line 1 + Line 9 + Lintong Bus 602

Take Airport Metro Line to Beikezhan Station, transfer to line 4 to Wulukou, then transfer again to line 1, finally transfer to line 9 at Fangzhicheng. Last get off at Huaqing Pool Station and take Lintong Bus 602 to Terracotta Army.

How to Get to Terracotta Army from Xi'an Airport

Further Reading:
 Where are the Terracotta Warriors Located?
 How to Get to Terracotta Army from Beijing/ Shanghai/ Hong Kong
 How to Visit Terracotta Army - A Comprehensive Visitor's Guide
- Last updated on Jun. 28, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Get from Xi'an
Asked by roma bennett | Feb. 08, 2020 14:07Reply
How far from Beijing to Terracotta Warriors?
Answers (1)
Answered by Doris from DENMARK | Feb. 09, 2020 17:13

Well, the distance is around 1,100km.
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?
Answers (1)
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.
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