Xi'an - Chengdu High Speed Train

Around 40 pairs of high speed trains are running along Xi'an - Chengdu High Speed Railway, whose distance is 658 kilometers (409 miles). The travel time of these bullet trains is 3 - 4.5 hours, which makes a day trip between Xi’an and Chengdu possible. 

According to the plan, Xi'an - Chengdu High Speed Railway will be extended southeast to Guiyang in Guizhou Province, south to Kunming in Yunnan Province, and northwest to Lanzhou and Urumqi, shaping a high speed railway net in west China. 

 

Facts of Xi'an - Chengdu Bullet Train

Open Date: December 6, 2017
Running distance: 658 km (409 miles)
Top Speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
Duration: About 3 - 4.5 hours
Stations along the way: Xi'an North, Epanggong, Huyi, Foping, Yangxian West, Chenggu North, Hanzhong, Ningqiang South, Chaotian, Guangyuan, Jianmenguan, Qingchuan, Jiangyou North, Jiangyou, Mianyang,  Deyang, Guanghan North, and Chengdu East
 

Xi'an to Chengdu High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on May 21, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D191307:50 - 11:473h57m
G8911:29 - 14:383h9m
G220512:26 - 16:243h58m
G197514:42 - 18:273h45m
G183517:00 - 20:473h47m
Around 40 departures in total: departure time from 07:10 to 19:07; duration from 3H13M to 4H22M.
See more Chengdu Schedule 
 
(Last Update on May 21, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D191809:00 - 12:183h18m
D192411:38 - 15:414h3m
G220813:40 - 17:353h55m
G9015:02 - 18:163h14m
D194617:27 - 21:233h56m
Around 40 departures in total: departure time from 07:28 to 18:58; duration from 3H15M to 4H46M.
See more Xi'an Schedule 
 
Note: The timetable above is for reference only. Please search for real-time schedule by the tool on top of the page.
 

Ticket Fare of Xi'an - Chengdu High Speed Trains

(Last Update on May 21, 2019)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 789 / USD 120CNY 421 / USD 64CNY 263 / USD 40

 
Xi'an - Chengdu High Speed Railway Map
Xi'an - Chengdu High Speed Railway Map

Running Route of Xi'an - Chengdu High Speed Train

Xi'an - Jiangyou Railway: The construction of this section has begun since 2012 and it was completed on December 6th, 2017. The duration between Jiangyou and Xi'an is shortened to 3 hours or so. The designed highest speed is 250 km/h (155 mph) and the length is 534 kilometers (332 miles).

As this section will traverse Qinling Mountain, many tunnels and bridges have been planned to avoid detours, which account for about 92.1% of the whole Xi'an-Chengdu High Speed Rail Line. On October 13, 2016, the 9-kilometer-long (5.6 miles) Fuchuan Tunnel was cut through. Since then, all tunnels along the way have been finished and the constructors have started laying tracks in a large scale.

Jiangyou - Chengdu section: This section is a part of Chengdu - Mianyang - Leshan Intercity High Speed Railway which has been put into use since December 20th, 2014 and the length is 124 kilometers (77 miles). The current running speed is up to 124 mi/h (200 km/h) and the journey time is about 1 -2 hours. In addition, you can take this rail to visit Leshan Giant Buddha and Mt. Emei from Chengdu; the duration is about 45 - 90 minutes and 1 - 1.5 hours respectively.
 

What to see along the way

As the train goes through central Shaanxi Plain, Qinling Mountain to Sichuan Basin, the sceneries along the way will be a feast for the eyes. When traveling, the vast plain, the fertile land, well-growing crops, well-arranged houses and those who are working in the fields will give you a chance to see the lives of local peasants. The fresh air, blue sky, white cloud, green hills and blue waters between Qinling Mountains will make you want to stop and visit for a while. But you also should get ready as Chengdu to Xi'an High Speed Train and vice versa will go through several long tunnels in Qinling Mountains. When arriving at Sichuan Basin, you will know why Chengdu is renowned as Heavenly State and the abundant natural resources and cultural and historical heritages in this city will be worth a visit and make you indulge in pleasures without stop.
 Currently, there are 8.5 pairs of normal trains shuttling between the two cities with duration of 10 – 18 hours. It costs CNY332/346/400 for a soft sleeper, CNY208/225/239/244 for a hard sleeper, and CNY 98/112/128 for a hard seat. 

Aside from rail travel, one can also travel by flight or by coach from Chengdu to Xi'an or vice versa. There is no need to say that flights take the shortest time, about 1.5 – 2 hours, but cost the most, CNY 600 or so for an economy class seat. The coaches cost less, about CNY 200 – 240, but taking a long time of about 9 hours; in addition, it will be tiring and boring to travel by coach for such a long journey and the ticket is not easy to get for foreign passengers. One thing you also should know is that flights and coaches are more easily affected by weather than trains.

Major Rail Lines from Xi'an to:
 
 Major Rail Lines from Chengdu to:
- Last modified on Apr. 30, 2019 -
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